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  1. Always enjoyed history, when I was younger the...

    Always enjoyed history, when I was younger the Russian Revolution and subsequent rise of Communism interested me. When I was finally able to get a gun I decided I wanted a SKS (partially because it...
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    To be honest, I suspect most other nations...

    To be honest, I suspect most other nations firearms at one point looked the same way the Swiss and Swedish surplus looks now, just a few wars somewhat kills the finish and condition of the arms.

    I...
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    Very nice! The bayonet alone is worth that!

    Very nice! The bayonet alone is worth that!
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    Absolutely impressive is a understatement for the...

    Absolutely impressive is a understatement for the effort and qualities that went into making these rifles. I quite enjoy the history of them and the Swiss.

    I am in basically the same boat as you...
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    Very nice! As a guy with a 1896, provided you...

    Very nice!

    As a guy with a 1896, provided you get a 1889 it feels basically the same.
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    Their gunsmith also declared it a M95 so I would...

    Their gunsmith also declared it a M95 so I would take what they are telling you with a grain of salt. Odds are it is still in 7.5 Swiss as it is all original otherwise.
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    It looks like a standard IG 96/11. What makes you...

    It looks like a standard IG 96/11. What makes you think it is 8mm? Clearly I wouldn't trust any of the markings they have on it because clearly they don't know. A .30 cal barrel (which is what 7.5...
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    I have never seen GP-11 like that, that being...

    I have never seen GP-11 like that, that being said I have only seen the later packaging as 72 usmc has posted. There would have been packaging before that though as originally GP-11 would have come...
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    You aren't understanding me. The barrel was cut...

    You aren't understanding me. The barrel was cut shorter than it was surplused as. You can tell just by looking at the stepped part in the barrel, that should be longer from the step to the front...
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    That is not a original military rifle. Someone at...

    That is not a original military rifle. Someone at some point converted a M95m to be like that, my best guess being they took a original military one, shortened the barrel and handguards to match and...
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    I have one of those Gras, pretty cool rifle,...

    I have one of those Gras, pretty cool rifle, possibly the most accurate rifle I own.

    To the OP they are going up in popularity thanks partially to Ian McCollum's Chassepot to FAMAS (excellent book...
  12. Thats called 'staking'. Likely when it was...

    Thats called 'staking'. Likely when it was regulated by Fulton they set it up and staked the screws in place so they didn't back off where they performed best when set up.
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    Generally speaking 7.5x55 Swiss will fit in a...

    Generally speaking 7.5x55 Swiss will fit in a 1889 rifle. Not to be fired in those rifles, but should chamber. Many of the other early Swiss rifles (KG 1897, K1893, etc.) I found have tighter...
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    7.7 Japanese will not chamber in a 6.5 Japanese...

    7.7 Japanese will not chamber in a 6.5 Japanese rifle. 30-06 will not chamber in a 6.5 Japanese or 7.7 Japanese rifle. .303 will not chamber in a 7.7 Japanese rifle.

    There was cases of 6.5 rifles...
  15. Asbestos exposure is easy to deal with, it isn't...

    Asbestos exposure is easy to deal with, it isn't radioactive, it is just dust particles. The danger is the fact those particles don't break down and will shred your lungs long term if you have enough...
  16. Your more likely to encounter asbestos in your...

    Your more likely to encounter asbestos in your homes than you are in military surplus equipment of basically any sorts. Other than wiring in vehicles (many older wires could be asbestos lined),...
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    Japan was in a ton of chaos in the 20s and...

    Japan was in a ton of chaos in the 20s and leading into the 30s when the military factions completely took over. Assassinations, infighting, the slow decline of civilian control to military control,...
  18. Biggest thing is using the proper ammo. The 1889...

    Biggest thing is using the proper ammo. The 1889 doesn't use standard 7.5x55 Swiss and needs to use downloaded ammo. Just making sure your aware as it could have some pretty bad results otherwise.
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    I had one a few years ago in very good shape I...

    I had one a few years ago in very good shape I bought and sold for about 1k. Kinda wish I hadn't sold that one as it was a lot of fun.
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    The 'slamfire' possibility is basically just if...

    The 'slamfire' possibility is basically just if you haven't cleaned your firing pin out and there is cosmoline in the bolt preventing the firing pin from moving. It is a non-issue, if it wasn't they...
  21. Fewer in quantify is still millions made. It just...

    Fewer in quantify is still millions made. It just isn't as many millions as WWII production
  22. I don't understood the demand for 'hex'...

    I don't understood the demand for 'hex' receivers. The more I Mosin collecting I did the more I realized it literally means nothing except it was made before ~1936.
  23. I had one guy in a USA gunshow try to explain to...

    I had one guy in a USA gunshow try to explain to me why my Turkish converted M98 bayonet wasn't worth the 60$ I paid. I was happy because in Canada that bayonet is about 120$+
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    To be fair to him, there wasn't really a bunch of...

    To be fair to him, there wasn't really a bunch of designs to take a look at when he came up with his. It's part of what I love about collecting early smokeless powder milsurps, they are all unique as...
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    There likely is still evidence of the staking on...

    There likely is still evidence of the staking on the action screws and you should be able to line those up to get what it originally would have went into service with.
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