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  1. Have seen some M49's in 95+% condition, all...

    Have seen some M49's in 95+% condition, all matching, all original, having sold for $600-$900+...Blue Book value for the same gun is about $500-$600 (all prices U.S. $) I figure that a...
  2. M49 Persian Mauser - Restoration Project?

    Have a chance to purchase an M49 Persian Carbine, or at least, whats left of it, for a very good price. Metal shows light surface rust, bore is dirty but shiny and the stock looks original & very...
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    Sold one of mine 6-7 years ago, also in very good...

    Sold one of mine 6-7 years ago, also in very good condition, for around $450 IIRC, but did not have the volley sites. I also have one very similar to your description, wouldn't think of selling...
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    Uhhh......i think its called "acetic" acid. ...

    Uhhh......i think its called "acetic" acid. Citric acid comes from citrus; oranges, lemons, limes, and can be a bit corrosive in itself. All that being said, understand that the vinegar will...
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    Thanks to all for the info on this! Now that I...

    Thanks to all for the info on this! Now that I know I'm not the only one with this problem, i can spend my spare time cleaning everything again and know what I'm doing!

    THANKS! --728shooter
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    Green "Crud" on my Slings?

    Not sure if this is the correct forum for this but I gotta start somewhere. I'm sure I'm not the first person to mention this topic, probably already discussed somewhere else, if so, please direct...
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    Jap Ammo Box?

    Acquired from my family's (in-laws) estate this Jap box, which appears to possibly be a Jap ammo box? Can anyone out there read what it says on the lid? The box measures approximately 5 1/2 x 11...
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    One caveat that bears mentioning here: The...

    One caveat that bears mentioning here: The younger generations that follow show very little interest in firearms such as this. To them, these are ancient weapons from an era well before they were...
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    Well, I went back to that shop today and...

    Well, I went back to that shop today and lo-and-behold, the rifle was not there. Asked the clerk if he knew what happened to it, he went to speak to the guy in the back room and I heard him say it...
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    Finn M-27 -- To Buy or Not?

    Stopped by a local pawn shop yesterday to see what they had, hadn't been there in quite some time. Not much to choose from except a couple of Mosin 91's....or so I thought.

    Asked to see one...
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    Stock has numerous repairs (although nicely done)...

    Stock has numerous repairs (although nicely done) and looks to have been refinished. However, the D&T receiver really takes away any collector value so its just a shooter to me. That being said, I...
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    Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

    Friend of mine has some original military surplus Jap 7.7 ammo. Some are loose rounds, but he also has numerous charger clips of 30 rounds each, which I assume is meant for loading into a machine...
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    I'm seeing mostly rim-fire rifles (did see one M1...

    I'm seeing mostly rim-fire rifles (did see one M1 carbine) and handguns looked to be all revolvers (noticed one Enfield pistol in the stack). My question is, what exactly did this guy do to break...
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    I have a similar question as RPM101 except that I...

    I have a similar question as RPM101 except that I have a significant supply of mil-surp .30-06 (US mfg. & Greek, Danish, etc.) Any issues as to why I should not use this ammo now, other than the...
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    In late 2012, the CMP received 8,850 Turkish Navy...

    In late 2012, the CMP received 8,850 Turkish Navy M1's. This past fall (2017), the CMP received another lot of 13,097 M1's from the Turkish Air Force. These have been sorted out and in March of...
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    I, too, have a passion for the Swiss rifles: my...

    I, too, have a passion for the Swiss rifles: my 1869/71 Vetterli...

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    Once its been sporterized, the cost of returning...

    Once its been sporterized, the cost of returning it to original configuration almost always exceeds the value of doing so. Cost must be figured at material (replacement stocks, barrels, hardware,...
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    "I unfortunately came late and only got in on the...

    "I unfortunately came late and only got in on the tail end of the golden age, but at least I got examples of most of the historical rifles I wanted. I'll just have to weep over missed opportunities...
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    Thank you Aragorn243 for the reply. Mine does...

    Thank you Aragorn243 for the reply. Mine does have a serial number stamped on the stock which does not match the receiver which leads me to believe its obviously not original, but may be an RC...
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    How to Identify RC Mausers?

    I recently purchased a '41 CE Mauser, which according to conventional wisdom, is a RC Mauser. Even though it has all matching hardware & Waffen-eagles on everything, it has a mis-matched (unmarked)...
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    $3,000 K98? -- What am I Missing Here?

    This recently closed on GB: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/740278045

    A 1938 JP Sauer $ Sohn K98 with miss-matched bolt. Sold for $3,075... Is this for real or is it just crazy money? Am I...
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    Thanks to all for your replies. Understand that...

    Thanks to all for your replies. Understand that a "proper cleaning" is necessary after shooting corrosive ammo and any short-cuts may prove to be less than satisfactory. Which brings up another...
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    Corrosive Ammo

    I don't know if this has ever been addressed before on this forum but I think it may be worth bringing up again if so. We have all used at one time or another corrosive ammo and are aware of the...
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    What am I missing here?

    Recent sale of a Swiss K-31 w/extras: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/716387574
    Is this price realistic?
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    Does anyone know how many M1's were sold during...

    Does anyone know how many M1's were sold during this last sale? I sent in my paperwork registered mail, delivered on the day of the sale, have not heard "yeah-or-nay" from CMP as to what my status...
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