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    Very nice! Hard to saw what the history was but...

    Very nice! Hard to saw what the history was but it looks nicely done. Keep us posted about how it shoots.
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    My knowledge is limited but what i can tell you...

    My knowledge is limited but what i can tell you is that it is not a rack number. It is likely the town or region that was given the rifle for their version of national guard duty.
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    That could clean up pretty nicely. It is a pretty...

    That could clean up pretty nicely. It is a pretty good example of a 1942 production and how desperate they were getting, the stock looks to be the hurried version with out ferrules around the slots...
  4. Good advice to follow. While it would be cool...

    Good advice to follow.
    While it would be cool to dig up a bunch of silver roman coins, there is a risk involved of hitting something like that with a shovel.
  5. A french kid was metal deteching and set off part of a shell.

    All that stuff left over from two world wars can still be dangerous. This kid is very lucky to say the least. (warning some what graphic.)

    WWI bomb found by teen explodes and riddles him with 50...
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    Times change as they say. My great grand mother...

    Times change as they say. My great grand mother lived until 97 and all her life she had a huge cathedral Philco in her house. It was beautiful lacquered wood and she would listen to that rather than...
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    Hey if they still work then why buy a replacement?

    Hey if they still work then why buy a replacement?
  8. There are some resources on the web to get these...

    There are some resources on the web to get these identified through the Obon society and a few other places. I cant say whether or not is is real, it could very well be. But here is what I can tell...
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    A 1942 philco radio I picked up.

    I figured a few of us on here would appreciate this. It is a 1942 Philco PT-2 some times called a "tropical" model. Bakelite does not distort with humidity like wood does clearly. I am in the process...
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    At a big box store i have handled on of these and...

    At a big box store i have handled on of these and they are far from the genuine article. As stated earlier this is a newer scope system and truth be told it is a poor copy of the new system at that....
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    Thanks, I'll pick up a k98k blade and switch it...

    Thanks, I'll pick up a k98k blade and switch it out.
    Patrick would you use the paper patched bullets or non paper patched in this?
  12. I really dislike that sale gimmick garbage. Most...

    I really dislike that sale gimmick garbage. Most of us have seen a good bit of it over the years. People new to milsurp collecting do not always know the difference and buy into that song'n'dance and...
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    Thank you Patrick for the info on the markings,...

    Thank you Patrick for the info on the markings, if only it could talk the stories it could tell. I might be indulging in habit forming patterns because i am wanting another one or its older brother...
  14. Perhaps I can shine some light on this a little....

    Perhaps I can shine some light on this a little. First off it is only a sales gimmick and about as secret as McDonald's secret sauce. My step dad is from Yugoslavia. I have poked and prodded him...
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    Nicely done! Those give a whole new meaning to...

    Nicely done! Those give a whole new meaning to the term Thumper
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    Not happening... Just because there is a dry...

    Not happening... Just because there is a dry spell doesnt mean the value goes up. They haven't been making ford pintos for years now and those havent gone up in value.
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    All cleaned up 71/84

    All cleaned up and ready for the ball, gents for your viewing pleasure!
    It's an 1887 Spandau. From what I was told the markings on the buttplate mean it was issued to the King Franz guards 3rd ...
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    Sorry to be tardy on my reply, this is going to...

    Sorry to be tardy on my reply, this is going to sound a little cave man but it worked. I had a brass rod about 1/4 thick two inches longer than the mag tube and threaded on the end. i took several...
  19. Alright. I received my refund so that is done...

    Alright. I received my refund so that is done thankfully. In the emails I received they said usually they don't have issues sending things to the US and blamed an over zealous customs agent for the...
  20. Update. They did contact me and offered to either...

    Update. They did contact me and offered to either reship it to see if it gets through or a refund. I chose the later and the refund is still pending. So it goes.
  21. A word of caution on dealing with H&C collection in France.

    Alright Gents.
    I'm posting this as a warning in hopes of saving others on here potential upset and heart ache. I recently stumbled upon a website called H&C collection based out of France. They had...
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    Thank you gents. Ill post a picture once i get...

    Thank you gents. Ill post a picture once i get her all back together.
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    I am far from an expert, keep that in mind. So if...

    I am far from an expert, keep that in mind. So if i understand correctly, you have an FN mauser in 7.92. While i do not know what the 6 pointed star and B mean. (unit mark or some such.) I do know...
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    Ideas for straightening out 71/84 tube mag?

    Howdy howdy!
    I recently got a hold of a 71/84. It's a nice 1887 Spandau. The magazine tube has 4 dents that cause the follower to bind and stick. plus the tube is slightly bent.
    Any ideas or...
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    i can find things that look some what like it but...

    i can find things that look some what like it but not exactly what it is. It kind of looks like a an enfield sling and sort of like a Springfield sling but it is not either of those. it does look...
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