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 Post subject: I've been Turked
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 11:43 am 
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For some reason I have always stayed away from 8x57 and Turks in particular. I'm no snob and mainly wanted to keep my reloading equipment and supplies streamlined. Israeli K 98s in 7.62 NATO are more my speed. Recently, a M38 presented itself locally at a ridiculous deal so now I have one.The rifle is a 1945 K. Kale. The stock appears to be Beech and I have a thing for Beech stocks. It had splits in the stock mainly in the grip and receiver area from poor recoil lug fitting. I fixed the cracks from the inside with dowels and Acraglass then bedded the recoil lug and pillars. This rifle came with some Romanian surplus and I think they all are duds(really deep recessed primers too). My firing pin protrusion is .062" and I replaced the firing pin spring with a Wolf 26 .lb now some of these surplus rounds will light on the third hit. I bought some PPU 196 gr sp and oddly they shoot low with the rear sight all the way down so I could raise the rear sight.Have any of you relieved the front band to barrel fit on yours ? On mine the metal on the front band has the barrel in a "nine line bind". I will be trying some hand loads as I could not resist buying dies and supplies for the only 8mm I own. Pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: I've been Turked
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singleshotcajun wrote:
For some reason I have always stayed away from 8x57 and Turks in particular. I'm no snob and mainly wanted to keep my reloading equipment and supplies streamlined. Israeli K 98s in 7.62 NATO are more my speed. Recently, a M38 presented itself locally at a ridiculous deal so now I have one.The rifle is a 1945 K. Kale. The stock appears to be Beech and I have a thing for Beech stocks. It had splits in the stock mainly in the grip and receiver area from poor recoil lug fitting. I fixed the cracks from the inside with dowels and Acraglass then bedded the recoil lug and pillars. This rifle came with some Romanian surplus and I think they all are duds(really deep recessed primers too). My firing pin protrusion is .062" and I replaced the firing pin spring with a Wolf 26 .lb now some of these surplus rounds will light on the third hit. I bought some PPU 196 gr sp and oddly they shoot low with the rear sight all the way down so I could raise the rear sight.Have any of you relieved the front band to barrel fit on yours ? On mine the metal on the front band has the barrel in a "nine line bind". I will be trying some hand loads as I could not resist buying dies and supplies for the only 8mm I own. Pictures.


If you are interested, I have a couple of Turk stocks in great shape
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 Post subject: Re: I've been Turked
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A Turkish Mauser was the first surplus rifle I bought, which led me to buying other types. So the Turkish Mauser is what started the Military-Surplus addiction for me.

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 Post subject: Re: I've been Turked
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I just want to clarify that I was trying to be cute with the title of my post. "I've been Turked" was meant as a good thing. The Beech stock turned out nice and this rifle has a lot of character especially for one that likely had no real combat use.

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 Post subject: Re: I've been Turked
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singleshotcajun wrote:
I just want to clarify that I was trying to be cute with the title of my post. "I've been Turked" was meant as a good thing. The Beech stock turned out nice and this rifle has a lot of character especially for one that likely had no real combat use.


I figured you were, didn't take it any other way!

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 Post subject: Re: I've been Turked
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I have a K.Kale and enjoy shooting it. I saw you mentioned that some of the surplus ammo that came with it were duds. You might want to pick up a new firing pin spring. I had some problems with with certain surplus ammo. Once I changed the spring,she will eat anything just fine...Larry

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Yeah: many Turks end up with weak springs now. They're fun.

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singleshotcajun wrote:
This rifle came with some Romanian surplus and I think they all are duds(really deep recessed primers too). My firing pin protrusion is .062" and I replaced the firing pin spring with a Wolf 26 .lb now some of these surplus rounds will light on the third hit.
The 26.lb Wolf Blitzschnell spring I installed was new and boy howdy was it a bugger to get the bolt assembly back together. The new spring decreased my lock time by a bunch and let me know that the surplus ammo was surely bad. The extra powerful spring also made the trigger much stiffer.

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