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  1. I guess I was looking at the wrong 5th Infantry...

    I guess I was looking at the wrong 5th Infantry (Division). The 5th Infantry (Regiment) was formed in 1808 and participated in the Indian Wars, so 1879 makes sense. Great information--- Thank You,...
  2. Jim, Does the SRS give a year for when they went...

    Jim, Does the SRS give a year for when they went to the 5th Inf.? From what I gather the 5th was organized in 1917 in preparation for WWI. Maybe these were to be used for training? It seems a...
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    You might try Hoosier Gun Works.

    You might try Hoosier Gun Works.
  4. Thanks Jim-- I've had this rifle in the back of...

    Thanks Jim-- I've had this rifle in the back of the safe for a long time. During the pandemic I've had time to research some of these. Salt Flat
  5. SRS request for Trapdoor Springfield #6528

    This is a cutdown rifle but thought I'd check anyway. No. 6528

    Still waiting for a Custer carbine!

    Thanks! Salt Flat
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    David, You have invested time and money in this...

    David, You have invested time and money in this project. YOUR thread has 1364 views! This thread and You will be missed if you stop at this point.
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    David, I understand how you feel but agree with...

    David, I understand how you feel but agree with the others. When you are dealing with 120+ year old parts, perfection is tough to achieve. Just the fact that you have found a full length intact rifle...
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    RE the 1st picture---Man the muzzle blast and...

    RE the 1st picture---Man the muzzle blast and energy release in that little room must have been horrendous. I see no ear protection but that was probably the least of their problems with tanks...
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    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It...

    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It is a 1903a4 clone that is made from a recovered drill rifle. Don't get me wrong, I like most recovered 03a3s if done right. But the cost should be way...
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    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It...

    Ok, Here is another one that blows my mind-- It is a 1903a4 clone that is made from a recovered drill rifle. Don't get me wrong, I like most recovered 03a3s if done right. But the cost should be way...
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    Excellent - that came out great. The wood has...

    Excellent - that came out great. The wood has just the right shape and color. I have a similar project (Mk I***) so I know how hard it is to acquire all those correct parts! Salt Flat
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    The contour looks like 03 springfield. Look for...

    The contour looks like 03 springfield. Look for the rear sight indexing pin location. This would be at about 2:00 when viewed from yhe shooters position. I think the "P" on the barrel is indicative...
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    Wow! That worked out great-- another one saved....

    Wow! That worked out great-- another one saved. Salt Flat
  14. Value? Jim, Welcome to the forum. Very nice Irvin. (too...

    Jim, Welcome to the forum. Very nice Irvin. (too warm for Berkley but a nice piece of history). My Dad spent the war at Naval Air Station El Centro California as a aircraft propeller mechanic.
    Salt...
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    Warpspasm, Mark out where the cuts will be made...

    Warpspasm, Mark out where the cuts will be made using a super sharp pencil or very fine sharpie. Use a fine blade to cut. Mark out the area to be relieved where the handguard goes over the receiver....
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    Warpspasm, I agree-- That buttplate will work...

    Warpspasm, I agree-- That buttplate will work out. Also I thought I would mention that making a Krag handgaurd from scratch is quite do-able. Here is one I made for a Krag rifle. It wasn't too hard...
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    Warpspasm, You could just find a piece of closely...

    Warpspasm, You could just find a piece of closely matching walnut to use as a spacer. Or I think if you had an original buttplate you could inlet the whole thing and toss that old top piece. You...
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    There shouldn't be a problem. The Mark 1 receiver...

    There shouldn't be a problem. The Mark 1 receiver is the same as the standard 1903 receiver with the exception of the ejection port in the left side. Just make sure the barrel is a 1903 barrel and...
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    What a great idea and perfect use for 3d...

    What a great idea and perfect use for 3d printing. Thanks for the heads up-- Salt Flat
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    deleted -due to duplicate info posted 1 minute...

    deleted -due to duplicate info posted 1 minute after BARs post. My timing has been like this lately- Go figure?
  21. The action looks similar to a Gew 1888 or a...

    The action looks similar to a Gew 1888 or a Mannlicher, but scaled down in size.
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    Edit- deleted my question regarding maker as OP...

    Edit- deleted my question regarding maker as OP answered my question--
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    HOH- I think that sums it up perfectly-- Salt Flat

    HOH- I think that sums it up perfectly-- Salt Flat
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    Well yes it is pretty nice. I guess some people...

    Well yes it is pretty nice. I guess some people have the available funds and if they want it price is no object. The production run on the T99s was about 3.5 million. At gun shows and gun shops they...
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    T99 - Who is buying at these prices?

    Can you believe this? WWII JAPANESE TYPE 99 ARISAKA RIFLE W/ MUM-MATCHING - Curios Relics at GunBroker.com : 892086706

    Salt Flat
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