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  1. Thread: STG57

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    Finally I remembered to take pictures of the...

    Finally I remembered to take pictures of the infamous round that got stuck.
    It is not dented at the shoulder, so it really got blocked before completely chambering.
    The striker touched the primer...
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    Spandau shows a crown over the writing. Exactly...

    Spandau shows a crown over the writing.
    Exactly like this.
    It is a legit marking.
    Nice rifle!
    I love the Gew. 98.
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    Weird picture. The first rifle seems to belong to...

    Weird picture. The first rifle seems to belong to the black guy, but the hand is white... Strange and funny effect
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    I was pretty close to you until Friday. Maybe one...

    I was pretty close to you until Friday. Maybe one day we’ll meet��
  5. Thread: Tokarev SVT40

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    Patrick, I’ll ask the guys from my Italian...

    Patrick, I’ll ask the guys from my Italian collector’s forum. Maybe they can help.
  6. Thread: STG57

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    Thanks guys.
    I’ve been in Germany the whole week and will be back home tomorrow evening.
    All the time with that thought nagging at me. I really want to understand what happened.
    But Saturday,...
  7. Thread: STG57

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    Jim, I had the bolt almost completely closed,...

    Jim,

    I had the bolt almost completely closed, just a tad back still.
    The hammer would hit the striker, but that was not hitting the primer strongly enough, it just nicked it.
    What "****ed me...
  8. Thread: STG57

    by Ovidio
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    I took her out on Saturday. Didn’t shoot much...

    I took her out on Saturday.
    Didn’t shoot much because I had a minor issue due to the reloaded ammo and, since I don’t like to have live ammo stuck in the chamber (I took off the stock, the trigger...
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    In Sepp Allerberger's biografy, Sniper on the...

    In Sepp Allerberger's biografy, Sniper on the Eastern Front, he tells about one of his first missions.
    He shot at a Russian from underneath a disabled tank and did not relocate. After the second...
  10. Thread: Tokarev SVT40

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    Yes sorry, I was meaning the slits. There are...

    Yes sorry, I was meaning the slits.
    There are two versions, one with two big ones and one with 6 thinner ones.
  11. Thread: Tokarev SVT40

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    Wish I could help... But maybe it would be...

    Wish I could help...
    But maybe it would be important to know which type you’re looking for.
    The one with 2 or with 6 chambers?
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    Auguri Merle!!!

    Auguri Merle!!!
  13. This is an extremely interesting read about the...

    This is an extremely interesting read about the plans of an invasion of Japan, and the expected casualties.
    The purple hearts produced for this operation have been used until a few years ago, so...
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    This makes me very happy. I love my no.4, but I...

    This makes me very happy.
    I love my no.4, but I can’t get her under two inches, if not in some really unique moments.
    Usually it prints around three.
    That must be a realistic accuracy for an...
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    Nice picture, but I’m a bit doubtful about the...

    Nice picture, but I’m a bit doubtful about the prone shooting position...
  16. Thread: STG57

    by Ovidio
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    Hi Hunter, look at this interesting video from...

    Hi Hunter, look at this interesting video from Bloke on The Range.
    At minute 29:30 approximately it explains what has been done to “demilitarise” the rifles.
    Mine is exactly like that.
    I guess...
  17. Thread: STG57

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    There is everything here. Switzerland is just...

    There is everything here. Switzerland is just around the corner. Actually, they are not very expensive here...
  18. Thread: STG57

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    Not easy...

    Not easy...
  19. Thread: BM62 question

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    It should be no problem. The tricompensator is...

    It should be no problem. The tricompensator is great!
  20. Thread: STG57

    by Ovidio
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    Here she is. What an outstanding technical piece...

    Here she is.
    What an outstanding technical piece of perfection...
    I never thought I’d end up with this rifle, but now it just feels so right here.
    650€. The “pusher” asked me to get it from him...
  21. Thread: STG57

    by Ovidio
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    :eek::eek::eek: K??? I’m there!

    :eek::eek::eek:

    K???

    I’m there!
  22. Thread: STG57

    by Ovidio
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    STG57

    Today I went to my local gun shop, aka my pusher...
    They showed me a STG57 and offered it to me for 700€.
    That is a great price!!!
    I know it chews up brass like I like to chew up t-bone steaks. I...
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    Gracias Luis!

    Gracias Luis!
  24. Looks like a 41 to me too. I’d have to check,...

    Looks like a 41 to me too. I’d have to check, since it looks a tad too long, but the sights are from a 41.
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    Thank you Painter. I have taken it from an...

    Thank you Painter. I have taken it from an Italian gun forum. Not my idea, unfortunately, but a great one still!
    Again, Merry Christmas gentlemen. Always a pleasure communicating with you all.
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