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    For ancient British handguns I recommmend that...

    For ancient British handguns I recommmend that you go here:

    British Military Handguns - Page 2 - British Militaria Forums

    for a lot of practical expertise.


    BTW. My personal experience is...
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    Well it certainly looks like an assemblage of "as...

    Well it certainly looks like an assemblage of "as new" parts to me. The story could be true - the unfinished stock, without the bolt takedown ring and sling cut-out could hardly have come from...
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    The No.7 has been to Germany before going to the...

    The No.7 has been to Germany before going to the USA.The marking is from the importer:

    Waffen Wagner, Metzelstraße 1, 54290 Trier
    Tel. +49 651 42754

    As German gun dealers are required by law...
  4. Fake?! It's a bitsa

    "...But the serial number is gone and no signs of grinding or filing..."
    -or it was never there!

    Bannerman (?) "bitsa", I think.:( Made up from parts that were rejected/scrapped/surplus and was...
  5. That's why I don't have a borescope

    Those pics are a good argument for not buying a borescope! It just worries you but doesn't make the rifle any better.:madsmile:

    Seriously, that looks like a case of clean...shoot...clean...shoot...
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    Been there, done that. This is a "oldie" problem....

    Been there, done that. This is a "oldie" problem. And the solution is a 4BA screw eased in. Take an ordinary 4BA mild steel screw - not a high-tensile one - of the appropriate length, grease it well...
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    "I have also accumulated a large stock of BA,...

    "I have also accumulated a large stock of BA, UNF, metric, Whit, BSF and cycle fasteners over the years."

    With 400 sq ft available! Try harder. :D

    "I don't say the above to brag..." Neither do...
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    From years of experience I earnestly advise you...

    From years of experience I earnestly advise you to go for the best bore. Just about everything else is fixable. But try as I may, I have never been able to put back rifling that is no longer there!
  9. Iran 1944

    It's actually Iranian. Made in (19)44, as you can tell (you can tell, can't you?:madsmile: ) from the 44 in Farsi lettering at the bottom - At the top there is a crown to give the orientation.

    No...
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    If the info in Stratton is correct, then an 8-36...

    If the info in Stratton is correct, then an 8-36 thread, possibly thinned down a few 1/1000", ought to be close enough to be eased in. My experience is that ordinary steel screws can often be...
  11. Because there is no lettering, it's on the FIRST...

    Because there is no lettering, it's on the FIRST page of 7,92X57, for 0 - E

    Photo no. KAA 0107 (see column at right)

    Motto (see my cellar!): "It's all there, the trick is to find it."
  12. Hirtenberger production for the Spanish Civil...

    Hirtenberger production for the Spanish Civil War. See "municion.org".
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    "Maybe that's what you could do, shoot it and...

    "Maybe that's what you could do, shoot it and work it until either success or defeat is proven."

    - Which gives me an idea. Thanks Jim. There are now quite a few lead-free bullets available for...
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    Wow! Colour me green! That is not only a rarity,...

    Wow! Colour me green! That is not only a rarity, it seems to be in good condition.
    Let us know how it performs.
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    Unfortunately - yes - that's corrosion and...

    Unfortunately - yes - that's corrosion and pitting. Using a borescope will only discourage you further.**
    And leaving the bore to soak in aggresive chemicals can cause further pitting underneath the...
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    P.S: Tincansailor1, the only Vulkan cartridge...

    P.S: Tincansailor1, the only Vulkan cartridge that I can find on the Norma site has a muzzle energy of around 3000 joules. The 3400 J. seems to be on the high side for a Swedish Mauser.
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    Whooaaah! - Not so fast! The Vulkan is a Norma...

    Whooaaah! - Not so fast!

    The Vulkan is a Norma hunting bullet. I have just looked at my (admittedly old) Norma reloading manual from 1995. Swedish Mausers were the same then as now, and the loads...
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    Yes, it's a Buffington sight. And I'm glad that...

    Yes, it's a Buffington sight. And I'm glad that my Trapdoor doesn't look like that - if it did, I wouldn't dare to shoot it!

    Quite seriously, that is a rifle that I would only handle with gloves...
  19. As far as I know (but how far is that?) you have...

    As far as I know (but how far is that?) you have the choice between linseed oil, linseed oil - and, for special cases - linseed oil.

    In other words, IMOH, there's no question.

    If you have been...
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    Menuki

    The first one is a crested bird. A crane, perhaps? Or maybe a dragon? Anyway, that is a wing in the centre.

    - I haven't a clue about Japanese swords, so my answer is not prejudiced by any specific...
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    Sorry Jim, your link does not answer the implied...

    Sorry Jim, your link does not answer the implied question: What does RVS stand for?
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    Crud, not pits

    Look very carefully at the dark spots. There are bright lines to be seen on the side towards the large spot of illumination. If the dark spots were pits, these faces would be in shadow, i.e. dark,...
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    Keep on guessing?

    OK, slowly improving my Russian from absolute zero to zilch. The text I cited before actually reads (in English)

    National Students Union (of) Swaziland :confused:

    - which, if possible, is even...
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    A most important caveat

    It is most important to recognize that no-one here can give you a guarantee that the rifle is safe.
    There was once a horror case on this forum where an ex-DP Enfield LOOKED OK but had in fact a hole...
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    A clue?

    Национальный союз студентов Свазиленда (НССС) = National Students Union

    Is that any help?
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