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    Some of the specialty ammo manufacturers like...

    Some of the specialty ammo manufacturers like Buffalo Bore etc do make factory loads that are too hot for an ancient(or new!) trapdoor rifle....

    I own an 1881 TD rifle and a 1880 TD carbine plus a...
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    Awsome! Thanx. You know I googled and bing...

    Awsome! Thanx. You know I googled and bing searched for info on 'Arm'tos' and could never find a thing. The pistol in the gun boards topic is pretty much the same as mine...same box...same re-print...
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    Star 30 import stamp?

    I bought a Star 30M from SOG a few years back....used/surplus with original Star plastic box.

    I'm used to seeing some sort of import marking...usually Century's but others too. The Star 30M from...
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    You forgot the smallest of the Winchester...

    You forgot the smallest of the Winchester self-loading cartridges...the .22 Winchester Automatic cartridge for the M1903 .22 rifle. Still manufactured by Aguila and available by the 500 round brick....
  5. I am no expert on Enfield revolvers but I do know...

    I am no expert on Enfield revolvers but I do know that the price has gone up on these cool old revolvers. At least three manufacturers and some of the less common makers/variations have always been...
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    I have fabricated both .577 Snider and .577/.450...

    I have fabricated both .577 Snider and .577/.450 Martini Henry from CBC brass 24ga shotshell hulls.

    The Snider cases are easy to make as they simply require trimming to length. The only issues...
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    Hmmm....approx .90mm/.035" this being probably an...

    Hmmm....approx .90mm/.035" this being probably an Australian scabbard and measured with a 'Blue-Point' digital caliper. Scabbard is painted but not that thick....takes about a minute to remove the...
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    Curious Mk.IV question

    I've been spring cleaning my Martini Henry rifles....these guns from the Nepal cache I have discovered that a periodic tear down and rust inspection under the wood is a good idea.

    Anyhow....I got...
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    I worked some neatsfoot oil into the old P1887...

    I worked some neatsfoot oil into the old P1887 scabbard....seemed to help it a bunch. The leather grips just seemed to soak the stuff up! However who knows how long this old bayonet set on a pallet...
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    All I've done to the P1907 scabbards is rub them...

    All I've done to the P1907 scabbards is rub them with 'Huberd's Shoe Oil'...good stuff if you can find it. The P1887 probably got the same stuff...but looks like it needs more. The P1887 is a Nepal...
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    Care and preservation bayo leather?

    I've been spring cleaning my modest collection of antique/surplus arms. Of course this means dragging out the bayonets for inspection too.

    Anyhow I have a couple WWI dated P1907 bayos and...
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    The Swiss GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal...

    The Swiss GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal to this day. I had not read or heard of Italians issuing lubed bullet ammo? I wonder if it's for machine-gun use or the like?
  13. Thread: No5 Survey

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    One #5 question you might ask on the survey is if...

    One #5 question you might ask on the survey is if the gun has a hollow butt-stock bolt
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    Cannot 'wiggle' the forearm on the action...it...

    Cannot 'wiggle' the forearm on the action...it now must be pushed off the action and it is quite tight.

    Seems to have settled in a bit as I completely reassembled the rifle Saturday evening and...
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    I've for the most part just used Remington or...

    I've for the most part just used Remington or Winchester .38 S&W 145gr lead ammo in my No.2 revolver. The only real .380/200 ammo I've had was some FN manufacture fmj stuff that was like 170 or 179gr...
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    It's a British term I suppose...the 'draws' on a...

    It's a British term I suppose...the 'draws' on a Lee Enfield is a left and right shoulder in the stock inletting that fits the sear hanger part of the action and keeps the forearm wood tight to the...
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    Yeh….after doing a bit of stock surgery with a chisile...it became obvious the wood behind the draws was soft..as in rotten from oil or whatever. I had to carve it back quite a bit on the rights side...
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    One thing the Krag does have in it's favor is a...

    One thing the Krag does have in it's favor is a large chunk of steel for a receiver.....US Krags have a handle lug as well...they are what they are.....an ancient weapons system in several...
  19. Thread: No5 Survey

    by Havenot
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    If a /45 on the bottom of the barrel is a date...

    If a /45 on the bottom of the barrel is a date then my BSA has a dated barrel...it is a BSA/M47C marked barrel.
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    Loose draws SHTLE?

    I recently got my 1918 SSA rifle out and stripped the front wood and metal off it. Not just for fun, but to look at some patches of rather healthy pitting to see if the rust was dead dead or still...
  21. Thread: No5 Survey

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    I believe I paid $245 for mine with sling and...

    I believe I paid $245 for mine with sling and possible/probable reproduction RFI bayonet(could be a legit Indian refurb bayonet). The one I missed was priced at $175...I eye-balled it put it back...
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    I own a very similar No.2 Mk.I** Enfield made...

    I own a very similar No.2 Mk.I** Enfield made revolver. I think it's dated 1943 on the barrel. Has the blueish look to it that I thought might be parked or maybe blued or both...no paint. Has the...
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    Here you go.....BSA....1945....not sure if date...

    Here you go.....BSA....1945....not sure if date on barrel(don't think so)….No FR/FTR marks or dates I see, but does have some R stamps, and obviously been overhauled a time or two....serial #BH...
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    I would post a 'WTB' over in the trader at Jan...

    I would post a 'WTB' over in the trader at Jan Still's central powers/Luger forums
  25. Thread: Star Model BM

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    I owned one a year or so ago. Mine came with the...

    I owned one a year or so ago. Mine came with the original box and two mags...plus the wrong style/type cleaning rod...no manual. Mine was a fair clean used Star BM. Shot perfectly and was very decent...
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