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    Some people use to recommend a product called...

    Some people use to recommend a product called something like "Picards". It is supposedly used by a lot of museums.
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    You should slug the chamber with cerrosafe or...

    You should slug the chamber with cerrosafe or similar product, to confirm the caliber. It is most likely chambered in .43 spanish, but could be .43 reformado, .43 egyptian .... .43 spanish, was...
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    My first milsurp was a sporterized 1917...

    My first milsurp was a sporterized 1917 eddystone. I got it when I was 16 and still have it, 40+ years latter. It still shoots great. Mine was a commercial, sporterized gun. I'm going to put into a...
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    Ask over on the britishmilitaria forum web sight....

    Ask over on the britishmilitaria forum web sight. There's a forum just for the small bore martini's.
  5. If the regular suppliers are out, try a custom...

    If the regular suppliers are out, try a custom mold maker.
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    It sure looks like an argentine stock would fit. ...

    It sure looks like an argentine stock would fit. You may be able to find a used or sporter, argentine stock on epay or gunbroker, for cheap.
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    A little late, I have a similar 1917, but the...

    A little late, I have a similar 1917, but the plating is in great shape. I had planned on having it removed and the reparked, (mine is a late eddystone), but it kind of grew on me. Now I have
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    For more ideas, down this line of thought, check...

    For more ideas, down this line of thought, check out Mark Novak's videos on youtube. "Anvil".
    He does a similar thing and then follows up with a "steaming", to rust blue the items. Really evens out...
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    Also check out the british militaria forums. The...

    Also check out the british militaria forums. The cover martinis and varients, at length. Check out "Anvil" videos on youtube. The gunsmith deals with rust in a couple vids by rust bluing, the old...
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    For $150, I'd take a chance on that all day...

    For $150, I'd take a chance on that all day long. If it shoots well, just about anything you do to it, will be worth it.
  11. I've seen 30-06 listed with 147 gr bullets

    I've seen 30-06 listed with 147 gr bullets
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    They seem to sell on fleabay.

    They seem to sell on fleabay.
  13. Try asking on the british militaria sight

    Try asking on the british militaria sight
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    I may have a sight. It came with some 1917...

    I may have a sight. It came with some 1917 enfield parts I got a few years ago. I'll do some digging
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    Wipe some acetone on it and see how fast it...

    Wipe some acetone on it and see how fast it dries. A crack will stay wet for a while.
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    ask on the martini board further down or try the...

    ask on the martini board further down or try the britishmilitaria forum
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    I picked up a couple of P-14 bayonets , several...

    I picked up a couple of P-14 bayonets , several years ago. One has a very dark, blue like finish over the entire blade. Definately not painted. I always assumed it was a post WW1 refurbishment.
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    It reminds me of the brunswick pattern muskets...

    It reminds me of the brunswick pattern muskets that IMA is selling, from the Nepal cache.
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    Try asking over on the britishmilitaria.yuku.com...

    Try asking over on the britishmilitaria.yuku.com website for more answers
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    Is that a swiss vetterli? If so, you might get...

    Is that a swiss vetterli? If so, you might get more responses on the swiss rifle forum.
    john
  21. Somewhere I have one of those S&K mounts. I need...

    Somewhere I have one of those S&K mounts. I need to put it on one rifle and the PH-5B on another and get out for some fun
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    Any modern receiver will have to go through an...

    Any modern receiver will have to go through an FFL. Another mauser type action is the US 1917 enfield. I got a sporterized one in the mid '70's, for my first deer rifle. Still have it. I've put...
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    Unless I was looking for a pristine example for a...

    Unless I was looking for a pristine example for a collection, I don't think the notch devalues the rifle. I feel that it adds interest in the rifle.
    john
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    I read a post (joking) long ago, that the .38 was...

    I read a post (joking) long ago, that the .38 was more for shooting your own troops if they should break and run. I have a Singapore police issued one. I'm amazed that the cartridge was adopted for...
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    I have 130xxx and 769xxx rifles. Both show...

    I have 130xxx and 769xxx rifles. Both show similar marks at the rear and the 769xxx has it at the front.
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