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    Screws are all rusted stuck fairly good. I'm not...

    Screws are all rusted stuck fairly good. I'm not sure I'm getting this stock off. The front pin will not budge with a bench vice either. The good? news is that the stripped screw won't be a problem,...
  2. Thread: Krag sporter

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    Shellac and lacquer come off with denatured...

    Shellac and lacquer come off with denatured alcohol.
    Urethane needs a chemical stripper.
    Use a scraper instead of sandpaper.
    They all require time and elbow grease to remove without sanding.
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    New to me, First Martini

    Picked up my first real British martini rifle (my first being a khyber from a sight unseen lot). I'm not super familiar with Martini Enfield rifles, other than to know when it's real and when it's...
  4. Thread: Bitsa or Sleeper

    by BVZ24
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    A lot of WW1 Smle were rebuilt immediately after...

    A lot of WW1 Smle were rebuilt immediately after the war, one way or another. My '17 was rebuilt in 1920, being only 3 years old. A 1915 should have the slimmer, almost potbelly, stock most likely...
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    I'm sure if could figure out how the quick...

    I'm sure if could figure out how the quick connect works on that pachmayr, a Remington 81 would fit in the case, but the barrel would be short. I'm not sure if its brother the Browning A5 takes down,...
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    I never tried a breakdown in there. I can get a...

    I never tried a breakdown in there. I can get a hold of a Remington Model 81.
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    I also have a mystery case. I have tried to fit...

    I also have a mystery case. I have tried to fit everything I own and can borrow from the 1873-1945 era with no luck. The best fit was a krag long rifle. I have not tried a krag or trapdoor carbine,...
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    Those grenade cups are available. Very fun to...

    Those grenade cups are available. Very fun to shoot tennis balls from, when used correctly. If it's legal for you, it's very easily replaced.
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    Gun shop is still waiting on a reamer. I'll...

    Gun shop is still waiting on a reamer. I'll update if you want.
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    I have one, Slaz 43. It's been sanded pretty...

    I have one, Slaz 43. It's been sanded pretty hard, but since it's off my complete? (Walnut) rifle, I need a trade.
    IMG-20220807-153253-HDR — ImgBB
    IMG-20220807-153308-HDR — ImgBB
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    I am ordering a stock in. It just hit US shores...

    I am ordering a stock in. It just hit US shores yesterday, so I might start fitting sometime this week I hope.
    Never ordered from prestigious, but I notice a lot of repro stocks are too small in the...
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    Don't the type 2's have cross pins?

    Don't the type 2's have cross pins?
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    We decided the chamber is short cut by a hair....

    We decided the chamber is short cut by a hair. Just enough to stop the bolt from closing. It's been cleaned and degreased several times now.

    This must be the only mosin, ever, to have tight...
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    Extractor clips over the rim just fine, and it...

    Extractor clips over the rim just fine, and it extracts the round from the unclosed chamber. The bolt does not close even when the round is clipped in by hand. One of the first things I tried, before...
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    Mosin M1891 D.1895 Bolt not closing

    This is probably the most asked forum question in firearms, but so far most previous forums haven't helped me figure it out.
    I have a Mosin Nagant, dated 1895, with a matching barrel and bolt. When...
  16. WTB: Multiple different parts for different things

    I'm looking for a number of parts for my self and my clients, and instead of making a post for each item, I'm listing them all here:

    Fn 1949 Argentine 7.62 magazine, cut down to 10 rounds. Any...
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    VMA leather claims to include the repro rear...

    VMA leather claims to include the repro rear sight protector with their stock set. I haven't received the stock yet so I can't confirm whether or not it's included.
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    I already exclusively buy 7.62N for other rifles,...

    I already exclusively buy 7.62N for other rifles, as I don't even own a commercial 308 anymore. I know the difference, but when typing on a screen the size of a brick, one tends to make short cuts. ...
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    Modifying Actions, Safely

    I found an Ishapore 2a1 barreled action that has been sporterized and I would like to use it for the starting point of a blasphemous project. Provided I can find a machinist to make the cuts, is this...
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    WTB: VG+ Walnut SMLE Buttstock

    Looking for a SMLE III or V normal length original walnut buttstock in very good+ condition. Looking for a prewar produced stock with an unfilled unit disc cut. Handling marks are ok, but the stock...
  21. Thread: C96 Holster

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    Have owned the pistol for a while, just having a...

    Have owned the pistol for a while, just having a hard time finding the accessories...
    I looked up the headstamp, it's tokarev food. Its been dumped in the loose ammo box for if I ever get a tokarev....
  22. Thread: C96 Holster

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    The ammo is new production copper cased ammo,...

    The ammo is new production copper cased ammo, head stamped 93.
    The holster is leather, flap covering, one clip pocket, with one leather belt loop. It is all stitched, with a brass riveted? button?...
  23. Thread: C96 Holster

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    C96 Holster

    Found this at a flea market. It's an older holster for a c96 Mauser. It came with a shiny DWM marked reproduction clip and 10 rds of 90's production .30. I don't see any stamps, markings, or dates...
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    WTB: Ishapore 2a1 project (US)

    Looking for an Ishapore 2a1 in 7.62 for a project build. I am looking for a sporterized, barreled action, or otherwise incomplete rifle. The rifle must not be DP marked and in condition that's safe...
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    Someone here might say I'm crazy, but for...

    Someone here might say I'm crazy, but for temporary touch ups, on a shooter grade rifle, try mixing a small cup of dye-matched canned shellac. Brush it in with a fine paint brush where damaged.
    It's...
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