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    Just wait till the movie "1917" comes out-- I...

    Just wait till the movie "1917" comes out-- I think prices will jump just like after "Dunkirk" and some of the other war movies. Salt Flat

    Edit-- I guess it is already out in the UK and to be...
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    Very cool ! I used to love those stores. I bought...

    Very cool ! I used to love those stores. I bought a lot of neat things in the surplus stores. In the 60s we bought WWII military clothing, life vests, sleeping bags camping equipment etc. I don't...
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    Here is the De Maurier ad for the scope and mount...

    Here is the De Maurier ad for the scope and mount as mounted on a Krag--Salt Flat
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    Get the electrolysis tank ready! Salt Flat

    Get the electrolysis tank ready! Salt Flat
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    Fritz, I like it as is. It may not be a high...

    Fritz, I like it as is. It may not be a high dollar collector piece but still an interesting rifle that could be a good shooter. If the rust on the barrel bothers you it could be removed by the...
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    Yes, I would agree-- a fair price. It looks to be...

    Yes, I would agree-- a fair price. It looks to be unmessed with. Grips are original and fit perfectly. Screws heads are not buggered. Nice.
    I bought one from the old Warshals Sporting Goods in...
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    Warpig -- Thanks, I was just curious-- I've used...

    Warpig -- Thanks, I was just curious-- I've used Acraglass too. Salt Flat
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    Warpig, Nice work-- I am wondering what glue you...

    Warpig, Nice work-- I am wondering what glue you are using? I've tried several types and like Elmers Max wood glue the best. It will take a stain and is very strong. What do you think? Salt flat
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    Promo, Kudos! I will be following this thread...

    Promo, Kudos! I will be following this thread closely. Thanks for keeping us updated. Salt Flat
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    Donki, Use walnut for the repair. I think the...

    Donki, Use walnut for the repair. I think the stock has the clearance cut for the 03-a3 handguard ring. It's hard to see in the picture. I would not refinish the whole stock just wipe itdown with BLO...
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    Pkocke, This is a Model 38 Cal. 6.5x52mm made in...

    Pkocke, This is a Model 38 Cal. 6.5x52mm made in 1940 by Beretta. This is the same model as the Oswald rifle. The stock serial matches the rifle. Nice collectible WWII rifle.
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    m1903rifle, Mine was a cutdown rifle--the front...

    m1903rifle, Mine was a cutdown rifle--the front sight was added at a later date. (darn!) Salt flat
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    Warpig, That is truly impressive. Thankfully it...

    Warpig, That is truly impressive. Thankfully it was not sold of for scrap after the tests. These wartime items weren't appreciated until years later. Look at the warbirds that were sold for scrap for...
  14. Model 1884 Orbea Hermanos 11mm copy of Smith and Wesson No. 3 D.A

    I was reading Anzac15ís thread about the Smith copies and remembered I had this stuck away--
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    I picked it up at a gunshow quite awhile ago. It was missing the hammer so I made one and...
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    Gordon, It sure looks like it has been drilled...

    Gordon, It sure looks like it has been drilled for the Warner Swasey base. I'm not an expert on the Ross rifles but it sure looks promising. Pretty exciting find if it pans out. Did you check out...
  16. JW, Thats pretty funny. It took a minute for that...

    JW, Thats pretty funny. It took a minute for that last part to sink in. My folks used to talk about using the Sears Catalog. Salt Flat
  17. JW, Have you tried EBAY? They have many old ads...

    JW, Have you tried EBAY? They have many old ads cut or copied from magazines. Salt Flat
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    Cosine, Thank you for your service, I salute you!...

    Cosine, Thank you for your service, I salute you! Wow! 74 years ago--
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    HP, Nice. It's hard to find an unmessed with...

    HP, Nice. It's hard to find an unmessed with Krag. Hope you find a sight. Salt Flat
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    Rc, Here's my Krag sporter. I would call this...

    Rc, Here's my Krag sporter. I would call this more of a folk art stock. It has some diamond inlays and and a buffalo! I bought this to restore back to military but got to looking at it and decided to...
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    RC, I have an old book titled “Custom Built...

    RC, I have an old book titled “Custom Built Rifles” by Richard F. Simmons (copyright 1949 and 1955). Simmons lists some gunsmiths that used Krag actions to build custom rifles. They are/were the...
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    grant76 - --Remove the firing pin, spring and...

    grant76 - --Remove the firing pin, spring and safety and see the bolt will close. Then remove the extractor and try to close the bolt. If the extractor has been replaced it might be a little long and...
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    According to Charles Stratton's "The Pattern 1914...

    According to Charles Stratton's "The Pattern 1914 and U.S. model 1917 Rifles" Pages 57-58. The Variation 1 (MkI) left lug is .625. The Variation 2 (MkI* and MkII) is .10 longer. Salt Flat
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    Actually pretty cool-- looks to be complete. There are many variations found. Most were made to fire blanks. They are a nice addition to an Arisaka or Japanese Militaria collection. Yes--I agree --do...
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    Usabaker, Thanks for the comment. It's a good...

    Usabaker, Thanks for the comment. It's a good shooter-- I've shot it just a few times. It has a recycled varmint weight barrel that I think I paid $10 for quite awhile back. The rifling was great so...
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