Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1048
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Re: Anyone collect Dimestore cast metal soldiers?

Here is the size difference between the larger 3 "American Manoils & Barclays and the Britains 54 mm, 1/32 train size, English made figures. IMG_1593.JPG And here is my case of soldiers. IMG_1580.JPG IMG_1577.JPG And here is a group of Grey Iron 3 " figures from one estate that a 89 year old guy sol...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: P 38 Maruzen 1st edition BB pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 2651
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Re: P 38 Maruzen 1st edition BB pistol

Additionally, any 'fully-marked' versions bearing full trademarks (Walther, in this case) were unlicensed and therefore deemed non-legal for import. INTERESTING. 12 July 2018. There is a guy from Japan selling these on eBay, but they run $279 and no guarantee it will arrive and get through customs?...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2
Replies: 31
Views: 3048
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

Some odd Magic Latern Spanish American war slides of real photos:
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

So of all these Berthiers, the first one I showed is the one you want if you are going to dish out $300-400. I hope some of the condition photos help sort out a dog from a shooter, or a true a collector's specimen. Most of the shooters were between $85-$150. One matching attic find at 150. Most at $...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Some views of the odd wood and its finish is not refinished by someone trying to redo the rifle I believe this to be an arsenal refinish after the stock patch repairs. Only two original arsenal stock repairs. IMG_1748.jpg Hand grips almost worn smooth on both sides of this stock. IMG_1750.jpg note t...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More picture of the messed with metal parts.
Blue over rust pits
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Some of the original blue
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More pictures of the messed with metal - not original condition. All pictures show re blued sections- blue over & into pits.

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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

A CLEANED UP SPECIMEN A messed with, redone Berthier fixed by someone to sell. Prior to its redo, it most likely looked like the attic find. Here is a St. Etienne Mle M16 that has a very worn stock, non matching, finger grooves almost worn smooth, with a reblued barrel and portions of the receiver a...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

The dark bore on the attic find Chatellerault.
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More of the attic find showing the surface rust on the metal surfaces.
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by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Here is a another matching, Berthier, WW I, Chatellerault 1907/15 with a surface rust from attic storage. An example of an intact as is, stored under poor conditions in the attic. It also has an odd wood grain. I am not sure what type of wood this is. This rifle, and the next example-- a St Etienne ...
by 72 usmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: SOG Southern Ohio Guns is history
Replies: 14
Views: 439
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Re: SOG Southern Ohio Guns is history

In the day say early 1990s they had some great stuff. But it was always a roll of the dice to see what would get sent out unless you paid the extra $10 for a select. Then that sometimes was the best out of what was in the storage rack ready to go out that week. But early on- 1985-1995 the surplus wa...
by 72 usmc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion
Replies: 102
Views: 27159
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Re: WW I Snead Victory Lamp- Morgan Explosion

Here is another odd version of the Morgan ashtray. It is similar to the one shown on the Morgan Historical web page. see https://www.morgan-nj.org/blog/sample-page/t-a-gillespie-shell-loading-company/world-war-i-victory-ash-tray/ This ashtray has some decoration to the top and cigar holding grooves ...
by 72 usmc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More of the metal blue finish and rust: IMG_1744.jpg IMG_1734.jpg IMG_1735.jpg IMG_1737.jpg IMG_1740.jpg Not what I would call any attempt at restoration, "cleaned up" or with stock sanding/refinish nor touched up bluing to increased price. Just a run of the mill rifle you would find at the Woolwort...
by 72 usmc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 29
Views: 2140
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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

More of the mixed breed dog: some nice wood stock patch repairs
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