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    Pretty much all Kar98ks like yours are very...

    Pretty much all Kar98ks like yours are very collectible in the US. One of the determining factors for value will be the manufacturer's code and year on the receiver ring which is under the mount....
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    In the US, that rifle would easily be $1,000+....

    In the US, that rifle would easily be $1,000+. Any idea what is engraved on the receiver ring under the mount?
  3. Thread: AR-9

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    AR-9

    I have built a couple of AR-9s during the past couple of years and have a question - Is there any way to keep the bolt/charging handle from falling out of the upper receiver when opened? I know, the...
  4. Good point, thanks!

    Good point, thanks!
  5. I'm not sure if a Santa Fe conversion can be...

    I'm not sure if a Santa Fe conversion can be returned to normal. From the limited pictures, she appears to be a good candidate for restoration. Find a fore stock, butt stock, 2 upper handguards,...
  6. Thread: Mag Couplers?

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    In California, we are training to make that swap...

    In California, we are training to make that swap 3-times faster than everyone else due to the 10-round limit here.
  7. Thread: Mauser K98

    by Singer B
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    Every gun has a history!

    Every gun has a history!
  8. Thread: Mauser K98

    by Singer B
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    You must be a person of infinite patience! For...

    You must be a person of infinite patience! For me, leaving that rifle still wrapped would be like leaving my Christmas presents unopened!
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    Thanks! I will be taking it to my gunsmith to...

    Thanks! I will be taking it to my gunsmith to have him check it. I'm looking forward to shooting it in a few weeks.
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    Thanks everyone! There is an import mark from...

    Thanks everyone! There is an import mark from "IAC Billerica" on the left side of the receiver. An earlier post here on this forum indicated that a significant number of No4 Turkish rifles were...
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    Thank you sir! Any ideas reference the the...

    Thank you sir! Any ideas reference the the attachment below the muzzle?
  12. Thread: Mauser K98

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    Very nice! The crest on the receiver is very cool!

    Very nice! The crest on the receiver is very cool!
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    Also, can someone please advise what the this...

    Also, can someone please advise what the this attachment below the front barrel band is for? Thanks again!

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    No4 serial Number

    I just received this No4. The paperwork says it is a Mk II . It came in a Big 5 box listing the original sale price as $139.99. It appears that the rifle has not been fired since it was placed in the...
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    Just finished an on-line auction. I did really...

    Just finished an on-line auction. I did really good and picked up a couple of new pieces for the collection. Here was how the pricing went:

    M1 Garands - 1300 for an HR and 1250 for a Springfield...
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    Very true, but heating elements when used by me...

    Very true, but heating elements when used by me have a tendency to destroy things haha!
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    Thanks but I like them just the way they are. It...

    Thanks but I like them just the way they are. It adds some character to it. Actually went and shot it yesterday with someone who had never experienced a gun like it. He had a lot of fun with it.
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    More pictures would be a big help since there are...

    More pictures would be a big help since there are some real experts on here who can tell you things such as is the stock sanded, does it have the correct barrel bands and sights, etc. Is the stock...
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    Blue loctite only. Enjoy the process of bringing...

    Blue loctite only. Enjoy the process of bringing her back to life!
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    The bead blasting prepped the metal on my rifle...

    The bead blasting prepped the metal on my rifle perfectly. Several of the small parts on the safety mechanism actually came out with a purplish tinge to them. All of the small parts now match the...
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    Well said!

    Well said!
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    My Ishapore was a dilemma. It was an all-matching...

    My Ishapore was a dilemma. It was an all-matching rifle from 1966 that had been coated with with an unknown black substance. Most of that substance was peeling off and leaving bare metal (see...
  23. Thank you sir, you made my day!! Raw linseed oil...

    Thank you sir, you made my day!! Raw linseed oil is the one finish that I am actually ok at applying. I wasn't sure if they had a different finish applied after delivery to the Chilean military.
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    The most expensive one I saw at the Southern...

    The most expensive one I saw at the Southern California gun shows before COVID shut them down was $1,000. It didn't have a mum and the bolt didn't match the receiver. The vendor was adamant that it...
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    Congrats!!!

    Congrats!!!
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