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    That is something I might do. Brass were used on...

    That is something I might do. Brass were used on a lot of Turks and I had them on hand. If I come across some steel ones I'll replace them.
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    Here are some updated photos. I'm happy with it....

    Here are some updated photos. I'm happy with it. I made the cleaning rod out of a stock piece of steel rod and a brass bolt filed down to size using a file and a drill and then cutting the center...
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    The rifle is presentable again. All cracks are...

    The rifle is presentable again. All cracks are glued. Major ones are filled in. I found an 88 butt plate and a pair of brass screws to mount it. I made a cleaning rod for it and it fits and...
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    The rifle spent most of yesterday in and out of...

    The rifle spent most of yesterday in and out of clamps being glued together and filled. So it should no longer burst into a pile of toothpicks while hanging on the wall. There is only one bolt...
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    Gave the metal a good cleaning yesterday. There...

    Gave the metal a good cleaning yesterday. There is no import mark on this rifle. Wondering if that makes it a Korean or Vietnam bringback. How many of these were in the states before the big...
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    The Flowers of War is the one I was thinking of: ...

    The Flowers of War is the one I was thinking of:

    The Flowers of War review: Christian Bale film proves China can give Hollywood a run for its money | Mail Online

    I really enjoyed it and...
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    I watched a good movie about China and Japan in...

    I watched a good movie about China and Japan in WWII but I'll be darned if I can remember the name. The Chinese were all decked out in German outfits so it was one of the elite divisions. They were...
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    If I wasn't totally enthused about the history of...

    If I wasn't totally enthused about the history of this rifle I probably would be disappointed with it's condition but I'll get if presentable again even if it never fires another shot.

    Forestock...
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    It would appear that a Turkish mauser hand guard...

    It would appear that a Turkish mauser hand guard will fit with some modifications and the Turkish butt plate will also fit with no modifications. Makes things a little bit easier.
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    I picked it up today. Definitely a wallhanger. ...

    I picked it up today. Definitely a wallhanger. The front of the stock is cracked nearly halfway. The crack at the tang doesn't appear to go that deep but the stock itself just feels light and...
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    All the paperwork is done at my end. Now I wait....

    All the paperwork is done at my end. Now I wait. Kind of exciting, never did this before. The great unknown of whether this is a complete bust or not. I'm basically just looking at it as a piece...
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    I've been trying to find a Chiang Kai-shek rifle...

    I've been trying to find a Chiang Kai-shek rifle but seemed like the vast majority of them were produced after the war. I know they say the quality of those is quite variable depending on year, etc....
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    Chinese Mauser Rifle, Hunyaug 88

    I've been watching for these on Gunbroker and they are either beat to crap with what I consider a very high price or just an even higher price and still beat to crap, just not so bad.

    There's been...
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