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  1. Any Cavalry Horse Equipment Experts? Photos Added

    I picked up probably the oddest addition to my collection today rather unexpectedly. Spotted some old leather straps in a large bin at an antique festival today and grabbed the end of what I thought...
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    Yes and I was paying $20 for them a few years...

    Yes and I was paying $20 for them a few years ago. When the surplus drys up, the prices go up pretty fast. I'm not saying you can't get one for less but it's tough doing so. ebay currently has one...
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    $50 is on the low side of the going rate for...

    $50 is on the low side of the going rate for these so you did OK.
  4. Thread: New here

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    Depends on what you want to do. They are always...

    Depends on what you want to do. They are always going to be arsenal refinished so you can't undo that. Hex receiver might go better in the pre-war stock but it depends if they had to alter it to...
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    A - look like mini balls from the US Civil war...

    A - look like mini balls from the US Civil war which would probably make them for the 1853 muskets in use by both countries.
  6. Not having any steel stock, rods, tools etc I...

    Not having any steel stock, rods, tools etc I found a marble that was the right size and shoved it through. I tend to fix things with whatever I have around the house and have been extremely lucky...
  7. The one on the left In A is an Argentine short...

    The one on the left In A is an Argentine short sword, not a bayonet. Agree with twh on the rest.
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    Should have found this two years ago. Guisan...

    Should have found this two years ago. Guisan could have explained it. I suspect my source material is the same as yours so I got nothing.
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    I picked up a full box of loaded cartridges. ...

    I picked up a full box of loaded cartridges. Problem is they don't quite fit. I have to shave the bullets down a bit as I believe they are not inserted quite far enough and they are hitting the...
  10. Not a matter of issuing troops unsafe rifles. It...

    Not a matter of issuing troops unsafe rifles. It is a matter of cutting corners, speeding things up and utilizing less resources or other resources because the correct ones are no longer available. ...
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    I'm with Patrick on this one. No markings and...

    I'm with Patrick on this one. No markings and questionable workmanship.
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    It's not a gravity knife so no on that regard. ...

    It's not a gravity knife so no on that regard. It is a standard folding blade that is too big to fit in a pocket open or closed so not easily concealed either. I'm sure there are some places it...
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    I have both the fixed blade and folding blade US...

    I have both the fixed blade and folding blade US versions. Never knew there was a British version.
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    One more thing to look for.

    One more thing to look for.
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    My step mother hated that show. Said something...

    My step mother hated that show. Said something to the effect that the Nazi's weren't funny, shouldn't be glorified on a show, etc. It was one of my favorites as a kid, I still enjoy it today. She...
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    I got flagged once years ago for attempting to...

    I got flagged once years ago for attempting to sell model aircraft decals which had swastikas on them. Forgot about that until these recent posts. Didn't really get in trouble, they just removed...
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    I assume parts are not an issue because I buy and...

    I assume parts are not an issue because I buy and pay for them with Paypal all the time with no issues.
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    Local ad spotted for optimistic seller

    Putting my 91/30 up here to see whats out there.

    All matching numbers (with the exception of the bayonet) 91/30 Mosin Nagant. I'm 99% sure the stock was refinished as its a light color and...
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    My last two purchases from Numrich weren't what I...

    My last two purchases from Numrich weren't what I ordered. Not happy with them but as the parts were cheap, hardly worth the hassle of sending them back.
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    Oaks can be hit or miss. I've noticed the...

    Oaks can be hit or miss. I've noticed the military stuff is making a come back after about a year of not much there. Last show had quite a variety of milsurps. Nothing I wanted/could afford...
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    Bore should be just fine. Early ones were chrome.

    Bore should be just fine. Early ones were chrome.
  22. Thread: Mills Bomb

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    Why make everything so difficult? Not positive...

    Why make everything so difficult? Not positive but I think US grenades came ready to go from the factory.
  23. No such thing as a type 99 carbine unless you're...

    No such thing as a type 99 carbine unless you're calling the short rifle a carbine which is what I took him to mean. There is a type 99 long rifle which are reasonably uncommon. If it's an actual...
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    Photos of the affected area would help. Hard to...

    Photos of the affected area would help. Hard to give advice when we can't see what the problem is. What solvent were you using that caused the discoloration?
  25. Thread: Mills Bomb

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    I tell you what, 9 days from placing the order...

    I tell you what, 9 days from placing the order and it's at my house, from England. These guys are great to deal with. I had about 10 minutes of not being able to figure out how the striker and...
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