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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:16 am 
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I'm new to this forum so hello to all! Great photos! I agree with the above post, those tiger striped stocks look great on any rifle I've ever seen them on!
I currently own an Turkish marked 1890 Steyr 88/05 and a 1903/38 dated 1935 with the tear drop bolt knob. I will upload photos when I get my camera fixed/replaced.
The first centerfire rifle I ever owned was a Danzig 1894 Turkish contract 88/05 that I bought back in the mid 1970's for $45. The guy I bought it from sold me some WW2 vintage milsurp ammo for it. I wondered why the bolt was so extremely hard to open after each firing! Now I know that ammo was probably really pushing the limits of that old rifle.
Anyway, I survived the experience and still love milsurps and look forward to enjoying this forum!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:15 am 
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Wellcom to the forum. Looking forward to pics Turkaline is infectous

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:55 pm 
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I'll play...
My first Turk, and so far my only one... but I am immensely happy with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Got a new Turked GEW88 today with a 1938 refurb. date. Lots of cosmoline. :(

It has markings on the metal cap over the hole in the magazine, which is something I haven't seen before. It is marked 1914 and there is an E in a box. It would be interesting to know what that stands for.

In addition to the 5-digit serial number on the barrel from the 1930's refurb., there is also a 6-digit number in Arabic next to it. I wonder what that represents?

Later: I took this rifle to the range today and was very pleased. This is the most accurate of the several Turks I own. With my handloads and the rear sight all the way down, I got a tight group at point of aim at 100 yards.

My experience has been that the GEW 88s generally have the lightest trigger pull of the various Turk models.

However, they don't feed as well from the magazine with the short commercial bullets I use.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:56 am 
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Got my camera working again (for now) so here are some pictures of my Turkish collection! Steyr 1890 Gew 88 Turkish marked,Mauser 1903/38 dated 1935.
I'm including the Oberndorf 1916 Gew 98 since, from what I've read, I beleive it probably came via Turkey even though it's not clearly marked as such. It's an older Navy Arms import.
Also, seems like I picked up a number of Turk bayonets over the years,so there in there also.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Nice Turks guys! Those Turked Gew88s are sweet. One day, I hope to get lucky enough to dig one up.
I scrubbed down my stock a bit with some DA and glass cleaner. Need to give it some more coats with BLO and 1/3 mix, but it is looking much better. Tried to take it all the way down, but my cleaning rod seems stuck in place. Any tips? All I succeed in doing is unscrewing the cleaning rod head. Thought about lock-titing it, or using some epoxy to stick it in place so I can get the rife torn down/wiped down under the wood.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Here are some more of my Turks:

L to R:
1940 K Kale Short Turk (cut down GEW AZ)
GEW 88s - 35, 38, 39, 40
K Kale 40
M03 - 34, 35, 36, 36, 37, 38


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:15 pm 
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My "Unissued" Turk?

I just noticed this thread and can't resist jumping in. Attached are pics of a 1903 Turk I got from Century when they closed out the last large batch of them a few years ago. It was sold as an incomplete and came with everything in great condition, but no bolt or bolt stop. I added a bolt and bolt stop to complete it.

This Turk really stood out from all others I have seen, in that it looks to be, in my judgement, an example of a truly unissued Turk. It obviously must have been re-arsenaled, as it is chambered for 8x57 vs. 7.65x53. However, a close inspection of the inside and outside of the receiver shows a remarkable absence of any kind of normal marks or scratches which would have to be there had the rifle ever been used beyond maybe test firing. Even the sling was in great shape!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:32 am 
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WPFLGUN...Nice original Turkish 03..Turks do not always come used and abused and an example like that shows folks that the Turks did produce beautiful rifles


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:35 am 
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Just pulled mine out of the closet and took some pics from my camera, my 38 K Kale stamped 1940. Very worn bluing and cannot tell from photo but stock is tiger striped
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:14 am 
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painterjohn wrote:
WPFLGUN...Nice original Turkish 03..Turks do not always come used and abused and an example like that shows folks that the Turks did produce beautiful rifles

Painterjohn, that is a beautiful ATF Turk you have. I have one that could be it's twin. The 1954 ATF's I have seen often had the most beautiful walnut stocks of any milsurps out there.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:34 pm 
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nrobertb wrote:
Here are some more of my Turks:

L to R:
1940 K Kale Short Turk (cut down GEW AZ)
GEW 88s - 35, 38, 39, 40
K Kale 40
M03 - 34, 35, 36, 36, 37, 38



The 4th rifle from the right looks very familiar :wink:

I am glad it has a good home.

The 24/47 shoots great bye the way.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:09 pm 
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I received this Turked GEW 88 today. The refurb date is 1941. Everything on the rifle except the bolt is parkerized which is something I hadn't seen before. I have a feeling that somewhere there is a guy with a blued rifle, looking at his parkerized bolt in puzzlement.

The bolt body is in the white but the handle and the rest of it have some sort of black finish which is not paint. Very odd.

On the pistol grip is the letter"M" and an "11".

The rifling looks good and hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot it this week.


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:12 pm 
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This is probably the last rifle I will get for a while, unless I win the lottery. :lol:

It is an M03, refurbished in 1932, with an original sling. It is the first M03 I've seen that used a screw/pin to hold the rear band on (see picture). You usually see that on K Kale Turks. Maybe the stock was changed at some point, although it looks quite old.

Later: I'm 99% sure that this is a K Kale stock because the placement of both sling swivels matches the K Kale but not the M03.


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