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  1. 1933 Soviet Sniper Manual and other things

    The entire 1933 Soviet Sniper Manual is now available. Of course, there's other material a lot of which will be of interest to collectors, conservators and curators who have WW II sniping ...
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    Keep away from sunlight. UV can damage fabrics...

    Keep away from sunlight. UV can damage fabrics and also fade them. Insects. Keep away for obvious reasons. Moisture. No-no. Mildew bad.

    Lay flat on acid free paper. Folding or rolling it...
  3. Thread: Need Help

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    American, but need a full length photo. Call...

    American, but need a full length photo. Call some Civil War site and ask if you can bring it in for examination.
  4. Thread: WWII Bino's

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    Commonwealth snipers used the collapsable...

    Commonwealth snipers used the collapsable telescope. There is a photograph of an Australian sniper whose spotter/observer is using binoculars. I think a soldier in the field would use what they...
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    Certainly appears to be bulged. We had pilot...

    Certainly appears to be bulged. We had pilot gauges that were affixed onto our crowning tools. This kept the crowning tool centered to the bore. We used the most snug crowning tool to fit that...
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    I had just made a model of the HMS Sheffield when...

    I had just made a model of the HMS Sheffield when she was sunk. It was a Fleetwood 1/1200 model.
  7. Alexander Yuschenko's book, M91/30 rifles and...

    Alexander Yuschenko's book, M91/30 rifles and M38/M44 carbines in 1941-1945, accessories and devices (Model 1891/1930 rifle), is the one to get but he only printed 500 hard/physical copies years...
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    Got a glimpse of a review by Martin Pegler: ...

    Got a glimpse of a review by Martin Pegler:

    Sniping is, of course, all about the men and women behind the trigger, but it is also a very technical subject involving many disciplines, and Gary Yee...
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    sniper book review

    New sniper book on WW II sniping. Here are two reviews:

    https://www.argunners.com/world-war-ii-snipers-sog/

    https://www.amps-armor.org/SiteReviews/ShowReview.aspx?id=14960

    Dust off your...
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    Read it a a while back. The platoon's duty was...

    Read it a a while back. The platoon's duty was mostly intelligence gathering. I wonder if the replacements for the next campaign were as intensively trained? There may be a sequel coming out.
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    Don't store it in that holster. If it's not a...

    Don't store it in that holster. If it's not a shooter, apply Renaissance Wax to the Mauser (including the wood grips).
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    BTW, during the American Civil War, Union...

    BTW, during the American Civil War, Union soldiers at Vicksburg used mirrors to aim their rifles at the Confederaates and this allowed them to shoot without exposing themselves to retaliatory fire. ...
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    Springfield Armory National Historic Site has an...

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site has an articulated stocked Springfield Rifle. This illustration was used in my second book (Sharpshooters: Marksmen Through the Ages)
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    We are diminished

    We are diminished
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    I remember shooting one with surplus N-D-N...

    I remember shooting one with surplus N-D-N ammunition and getting a 8-10" group. Then I shot some commerical .303 and that group shrunk down to around 2". Good rifles.
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    The only thing you do to a case hardened surface...

    The only thing you do to a case hardened surface is to lightly clean & oil.
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    If you want a shooter, lop off part of that...

    If you want a shooter, lop off part of that barrel and have it recrowned. If it's not a shooter, leave it alone.
  18. New sniper book thaat was originally was supposed...

    New sniper book thaat was originally was supposed to be released in Feb but still at the printers.

    Covers American, British, German, Soviets. Japanese not so.
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    Didn't the sporterized (by Springfield Armory) 03...

    Didn't the sporterized (by Springfield Armory) 03 have a checkered steel buttplate?
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    Belated Happy Birthday from a newb here.

    Belated Happy Birthday from a newb here.
  21. Thread: My 1903A4

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    I managed to get my M82 with a 03 that I suspect...

    I managed to get my M82 with a 03 that I suspect was sporterized at Springfield Armory. I have the CMP papers and the National Park Service not only confirmed his presence but also told me which...
  22. Thread: My 1903A4

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    Concur. Give us back our stuph! That is a nice...

    Concur. Give us back our stuph!
    That is a nice restoration. Still have the M82? It's worth some $$$ now.
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    nice machining work

    nice machining work
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    5,002 pounds.

    5,002 pounds.
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    I avoid chemicals of any type. I like...

    I avoid chemicals of any type.

    I like distilled water and cotton rags. I wear rubber gloves so I don't transfer any oils onto the wood. I dampen (not soak) the rag and then rub the wood to...
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