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    I have several of those rifles here - had the...

    I have several of those rifles here - had the same question - a 4BA cap screws turned in snugly, with fingers, all the way through - at least it did on the two I tried. Nominal dimensions of 4BA is...
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    The part you show in third picture in Post #10...

    The part you show in third picture in Post #10 with the "R" is commonly called the "cocking piece". It is attached to the rear of the firing pin, slides within the bolt plug / bolt sleeve, has a...
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    In my very limited experience of 3 or 4 examples,...

    In my very limited experience of 3 or 4 examples, I do not think the screw that you show in Post #5 is the correct screw for a M1917 or P14 front band. The ones on hand here have larger bodies, than...
  4. Looking for help for a P14 (?) maker's mark

    I have been working through a collection of mixed P14 and M1917 parts, trying to identify which goes where. I have reference books by Skinnerton, Ferris, Stratton, Harrison and probably a few others...
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    I just found that J.C. Harrison book on...

    I just found that J.C. Harrison book on Amazon.com, but the not-so-helpful vendor does not ship to Canada. At least I have a lead!!

    Regarding previous post, I have found the same as you mention...
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    As alluded to in earlier posts, the Go and NoGo...

    As alluded to in earlier posts, the Go and NoGo gauges are used when installing a barrel. To check if rifle is still "within spec", then one uses a Field gauge, which is longer than the NoGo gauge. ...
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    Looking for P14 reference material

    I am working with a number of Pattern 1914 (P14) rifles. So far I have a "W", an "ERA" and two "RE". I am having not much luck trying to find reference material that details which parts got marked...
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    An issue to be considered is that unlike almost...

    An issue to be considered is that unlike almost all other bolt actions, the P14 and the M1917 have inclined bolt lugs - after the initial forward motion as those lugs engage the receiver recesses,...
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    I have what is left of a 1950 FN Mauser,...

    I have what is left of a 1950 FN Mauser, apparently made for Belgium Armed Forces, no chambering marks on barrel or receiver, but it is , and was originally, chambered for 30-06, complete with a...
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    Laying them on the table and using Mark 1...

    Laying them on the table and using Mark 1 eye-ball measuring gauge and right index feeler gauge, the 4440V appear identical to BA 28 and the 4440P appear identical to the BA 22. That would make a...
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    Parker Hale Scope bases (blocks)

    I have a number of bases for which I can not find any reference regarding their application. They are numbered "4440C", "4440P" and "4440V". I have the listing of Parker Hale base's that came on...
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    Central No. 4 sight - help, please!

    Out here on Canadian prairies - ended up with a Central No. 4 Mk. 3 sight (as per pictures by muffett.2008 on 03-01-2016) and a mounting plate also marked "Central No.4". However, apparently I a...
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    Make a dimple (center punch mark) where you want...

    Make a dimple (center punch mark) where you want the drill to come out and where you want it to go in. Make a taper / pin and mount it to your drill press table. Move it around until you get the...
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    To Group Therapy - your post mentions original...

    To Group Therapy - your post mentions original Spanish documents. Do you happen to have the "Folio Descriptive del Mosqueton Mauser Calibre 7,62 mm. NATO" Madrid 1967? I found a posting on Internet...
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    No, I have not fired it yet. I have been...

    No, I have not fired it yet. I have been cleaning the bore for weeks - penetrating oil then brass brush; overnights with WipeOut, snug fitting patches with JB Compound; repeat all many times. I no...
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    Boer Mauser

    My first post on Milsurp. Hi, all y'all.
    With luck I will get some pictures to load here. This is a Boer Mauser. 7x57. Made by Ludw. Loewe & Co. 1896. Was one of the 40 odd thousand mausers...
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