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    How to repair a duffle cut Part 2[/B] Step 4)...

    How to repair a duffle cut Part 2[/B]

    Step 4) Marking the other half of the stock. Insert the dowel centers into the holes in the fore-end.
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    Assemble the fore-end with dowel centers and...
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    How to repair a duffle cut

    This is a restored text taken from an old thread, prompted by a recent private query, but valid for restoring any rifle with a wooden stock. The original had lost all the photos!

    The rifle which...
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    A public comment initiated by a private query

    I have been informed that the text which I described as a seller's puff originated with someone whom one would expect to have known better.

    I am not a Trapdoor expert - although I do have one...
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    Well, you aren't going to be shooting any 30-shot...

    Well, you aren't going to be shooting any 30-shot competition series with that monster, are you?

    "You get to a point in life, I am 63, that you start working on the bucket list and this was one...
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    And another thing...

    ... Look at the wood around the lockplate. Note the chips in the wood along the bottom edge and at the rear. A lock (not necessarily the one we see now) was at one time incompetently levered out....
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    The more I study this seller's puff, the less I...

    The more I study this seller's puff, the less I think of it!



    This carbine was produced at Springfield in 1883...
    - that has already been demonstrated to be implausible on the basis of known...
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    Backsight originality ??

    I think the backsight may have been retrofitted. It seems to be a bit "fresher" than the barrel on which it is mounted. Take a good look at the way it sits on the barrel.

    To understand better what...
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    Re. Bullet diameter: I can only repeat what...

    Re. Bullet diameter: I can only repeat what appears on just about every second page of the Lyman manual - „Slug your bore and size accordingly“

    On rifles that are more than a century old, one-time...
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    Note re. bullet diameter. I see that you...

    Note re. bullet diameter.

    I see that you quoted the T-Gewehr bullet as 0.525" diameter. But the Mauser drawing gives it as 13.2mm (=0.5196mm). With a groove diameter of 13.28 = 0.5228".
    In other...
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    It's doable

    An example of what would be feasible:

    Over here in Mauserland, the Hensel company has in their online list a steel mold for a 700 grain bullet with diameter 0.515". The T-Gewehr bullet was about...
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    Your chances of finding anything „off the shelf“...

    Your chances of finding anything „off the shelf“ are slim, but I wish you luck!

    Have you considered using hard-cast bullets? Getting a mould made to your specification would not be a problem. But...
  12. Bob and Jim, with regard to the photo, my point...

    Bob and Jim, with regard to the photo, my point is that if it has been struck more than once, how can one tell whether the second impact was made immediately after the first (because the first wasn’t...
  13. I think it might be useful at this stage to...

    I think it might be useful at this stage to consider the following:

    To claim that an object is “untouched” - whatever one takes that to mean - is an attempt at a negative proof. After all, the...
  14. Sorry, not convinced by the photo

    Well Bob, maybe it’s just my eyeballs, but the “staked” region in that photo looks very untidy. The few examples I have of staking show one clean dimple from a punch. That area looks as if it had...
  15. That is what they want you to think - without...

    That is what they want you to think - without actually making a claim that might be disproved later!
  16. So what? Why shouldn't it be in place? After all,...

    So what? Why shouldn't it be in place? After all, one can readily dismantle the whole assembly and replace it.

    The fact that a pin is still there proves nothing, other than the simple fact that a...
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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!
  21. "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!
  22. "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...
  23. 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):
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  24. 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...
  25. 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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