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    Wow, That is the nicest Krag that I've seen for...

    Wow, That is the nicest Krag that I've seen for quite awhile. Great find.
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    I agree with you- Those will look great with the...

    I agree with you- Those will look great with the right (well used) stock. I have a P14 Enfield with the same kind of repairs and "been there" look. I'm curious about what country(s) made these...
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    Nice- The fun part is standing back at each step...

    Nice- The fun part is standing back at each step and feeling good about a project. Thanks for letting us share that. Salt Flat
  4. Try holding the bolt in a vise with leather...

    Try holding the bolt in a vise with leather padding and try to rotate the safety it to the left, which may take some effort. The safety must be turned all the way to the left to rotate the cocking...
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    The "F" designation really does not tell you...

    The "F" designation really does not tell you anything about the frame sizes. See this: Colt frame designations | Colt Forum
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    RCS, Nice work on the machining . Do you have a...

    RCS, Nice work on the machining . Do you have a lathe with CNC or taper attachment? I offset the tailstock for tapers but its difficult to make any kind of accuracy. Salt Flat
  7. Thread: GEW88 Barrel

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    Steve, The Hoosier gun Works site has an...

    Steve, The Hoosier gun Works site has an excellent reference page on all the 98 Mauser barrel thread sizes. For what ever it is worth here is the link:

    Hoosier Gun Works : Online Catalog : Mauser...
  8. Thread: GEW88 Barrel

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    Steve, The Kar98a should be a small ring large...

    Steve, The Kar98a should be a small ring large thread receiver (1.1 dia thread). The Gew 88 barrel has the small thread. (.980 dia.) So it really won't work. (I don't now if you could machine the...
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    Tatou, Intriguing work you are doing. What...

    Tatou, Intriguing work you are doing. What process was used to make the rear sight parts? My guess is they are a 3D printed sintered part-- ?? Thanks
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    Reloaded pictures that were deleted from the outage

    I reloaded the lost photos from the outage and added a few new ones to this old thread. Please go to page 1 to view new pictures--Salt Flat
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    OP= Original poster

    OP= Original poster
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    Yea, Those were the days. I bought my first No 1...

    Yea, Those were the days. I bought my first No 1 Mk III in about 1963 at a big dept store in William's Lake B.C.. It was in a barrel full of rifles.I think the price was 15 dollars. I was only...
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    That is a really beautiful Winchester. Nicest...

    That is a really beautiful Winchester. Nicest blue and wood that I've seen for awhile. Regarding the sporterized milsurps--- They have risen in value lately and will rise over time to a certain...
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    Well, wouldn't you know it-- I did a search on...

    Well, wouldn't you know it-- I did a search on EBAY and this came up: Original Ordinance Optics 4x18 Scope, Hollywood,Ca Oswald Rifle | eBay
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    Wyatt, There are many replicas out there. A...

    Wyatt, There are many replicas out there. A google search will give you lots of info. Here is a thread on this forum that will be a good start:...
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    Here is the stock made from a cutdown 03a3...

    Here is the stock made from a cutdown 03a3 stock--

    You might want to use a stock with the proper cross bolts for a more accurate replica.
    I'll point that out before someone else does. The...
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    I would collect as many photos of an Air Service...

    I would collect as many photos of an Air Service as possible. Then make an accurate sketch of the stock with dimensions for barrel band location and nose size etc. I modified a bubba cut down 03a3...
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    I would say this is a stock for a Turkish Gew...

    I would say this is a stock for a Turkish Gew 1888 (Model 88/05/35). The Turks modified rifles obtained from Germany. They got rid of the barrel shroud and and made new pistol grip style stocks for...
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    What fun. She will always remember this day with...

    What fun. She will always remember this day with her Dad. Salt Flat
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    Singer B, Well, The receiver looks to have a...

    Singer B, Well, The receiver looks to have a torch cut hole in it also. Looks like a scrap receiver to me. Nice wall hanger though. Salt Flat
  21. Thread: Kar 98 1917

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    I have used the Electrolysis method for de...

    I have used the Electrolysis method for de rusting a few projects like this. There are a couple of good threads on this forum regarding the process. You can do a V bulletin search at the right upper...
  22. Drivers License number - Washington ???

    Drivers License number - Washington ???
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    Bob and J-Rod, After looking at the pictures...

    Bob and J-Rod, After looking at the pictures several times I guess I have to concur with you. I agree the pictures are not real clear and the sanding may have been light. I looked at some of my 99's...
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    ATO. IMHO the stock has not been sanded. The...

    ATO. IMHO the stock has not been sanded. The finger grooves are crisp and not rounded over. The reinforcement bolts have not been sanded or filled with new finish. The color on these rifles will vary...
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    Those came out excellent. The stock grooves and...

    Those came out excellent. The stock grooves and finish especially look good. Did you plug the scope mount holes? I like the domed head type of screw plug, although they're a little hard to find. Most...
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