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    No wax please!

    EddieM, the fundamental question is: What do you want to do with the rifle?

    - Clean it?
    - Preserve it?
    - Use it?

    At the moment you have received a mixture of responses that are not all...
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    Are you quite sure that it‘s a .22? Browning...

    Are you quite sure that it‘s a .22?

    Browning also made a version called the BL-17, chambered in .17 HM2 (17 Mach 2), and this was available with a 24“ barrel.
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    WELL DONE ARAGORN :cheers::cheers::cheers: ...

    WELL DONE ARAGORN :cheers::cheers::cheers:

    CPR? Well, that‘s what many of our projects are. It‘s the satisfaction of doing it that counts.
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    A Civil War (1863) sabre that just needs a touch...

    A Civil War (1863) sabre that just needs a touch of careful cleaning - no idea of value, but it's most certainly not junk!
  5. "but sounds like you use weight to define...

    "but sounds like you use weight to define plinking vs serious match stuff it's all good."

    Apologies to all if I caused irritation. I shall try to avoid the word "plinker" in future!
  6. "173g flat base bullets " - that's not plinkers,...

    "173g flat base bullets " - that's not plinkers, that's serious bullets. By plinkers I meant those lightweight things.

    BTW, I have seen a diagram of what happens when a bullet is engraved with a...
  7. To put it quite bluntly (without intending to be...

    To put it quite bluntly (without intending to be rude!) - Stop messing around with plinker bullets!

    I copied this from a previous thread on the same problem (in a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 sniper):
    ...
  8. If the case length will permit it, then seating...

    If the case length will permit it, then seating the bullet to be about 0.010“ off the lands would be a good start. However, if the rifle has a deep throat this may not be possible, as there should be...
  9. To me, that looks like a conversion of an...

    To me, that looks like a conversion of an ex-service gun for use as a shotgun.
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    Well, that‘s another link that doesn‘t work.

    Well, that‘s another link that doesn‘t work.
  11. Progress: Thanks to Doug - all pictures now...

    Progress: Thanks to Doug - all pictures now restored !
  12. "Would this act as a hammer over time though with...

    "Would this act as a hammer over time though with recoil, smacking the receiver apart or if its glassed in would it be ok?? "

    No problem. There is no hammer effect. Ramrods/cleaning rods tend to...
  13. I would NOT irreversibly fill up the rod channel....

    I would NOT irreversibly fill up the rod channel.

    Instead, I suggest you apply this method:

    A 15-rupee Jezail - Page 2 - British Militaria Forums

    - which was a reversible fix to a broken and...
  14. Progress: The thread has now been restored up to...

    Progress:
    The thread has now been restored up to P.13
  15. Sticky "Argentino M1879 Rolling Block..." - pictures restored

    This sticky thread contains most of what a raw beginner needs to know to refurbish an old BP rifle. It forms a useful "how to do it" reference work.

    Following the recent disappearance of all forum...
  16. "All #'s on rifle look fine but bolt has rifle...

    "All #'s on rifle look fine but bolt has rifle matching #'s stamped over different #'s."

    Sounds dodgy. To confirm and indeed emphasize the comment by mmppres: If a part was recycled, standard...
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    As an example of what was lost: The thread on...

    As an example of what was lost:

    The thread on refurbishing an Argentine Rolling Block, which extends over 19 forum pages - hundreds of posts - contained about 270 photos. It was, in effect, a book...
  18. Sounds VERY dubious to me!

    Scrubbing serial numbers on an old weapon and placing a number for a new series would be a falsification. General practice is that IF numbered parts are re-used, then the old number is lined out and...
  19. Being totally uninformed about Colt numbering, I...

    Being totally uninformed about Colt numbering, I see no problem. The likely answer is:

    Older examples upgraded to new configuration: keep the serial numbers, such as 63262, to avoid problems with...
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    USB sticks or DVDs - they are both cheap enough...

    USB sticks or DVDs - they are both cheap enough and compact enough that I see no reason - other than laziness - to store all one‘s irreplaceable data as a single copy on a 3rd-party site that is not...
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    Let this be a lesson to all of us: „Put not Thy...

    Let this be a lesson to all of us: „Put not Thy Trust in 3rd. Party Storage“.

    I am modern enough to use USB sticks for archiving, rather than DVDs, or CDs, or floppies (!). But I am old-fashioned...
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    Nearly 5000 contributions with hundreds of...

    Nearly 5000 contributions with hundreds of pictures - all of them now vanished into a digital black hole - I have no intention of trying to recreate it all.

    "... if someone asked about a post...
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    Pics not visible!

    Pics not visible!
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    "I rarely sell anything, but I keep a running...

    "I rarely sell anything, but I keep a running Excel spreadsheet so my wife doesn't get ripped off at my estate sale."

    A precaution that I have also taken, and recommend to everybody.
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    Ukraine? - Then it ought to be Cyrillic lettering?

    Ukraine? - Then it ought to be Cyrillic lettering?
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