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  1. Read the German manuals: there is a pre WWII...

    Read the German manuals: there is a pre WWII Weimar one that covers it conceptually, I think the number was Zdh 240 to 242.

    There is not a good English source, as most of the translations of...
  2. So the thing the K98K is critiqued for: 1)...

    So the thing the K98K is critiqued for:

    1) Open V/front ^ sight: not so precise sights.
    2) rising comb on buttstock, if you use the standard target shooter cheekweld it gives you a nice shove....
  3. Good catch on the M2 HMG, I should have clarified...

    Good catch on the M2 HMG, I should have clarified a regular rifle caliber MG used by the Infantry. You could also make a case the M1919 is still in use someplace in south America, but mostly on...
  4. Lets see I can think of a bunch: The M1 rifle...

    Lets see I can think of a bunch:

    The M1 rifle had a defect as when it fired the last round the "ping" of the ejecting clip would cause 30 or 40 Germans/Japs to rush the chap with an empty rifle....
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    Wow, I did not know Larry was dead. He was one...

    Wow, I did not know Larry was dead.

    He was one of the greats in Palma shooting. Great Guy to talk too, knew a great deal about LR shooting.

    Helped me restore a 1972 Canadian Palma rifle...
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    In both original and Dave's pictures the scope...

    In both original and Dave's pictures the scope does appear to be the commercial 330 scope. If you can find the 3/4 and 7/8 rings a M81, M82 or M84 scope are correct for post war use. The issue with...
  7. End of the war the Germans had around 328,000...

    End of the war the Germans had around 328,000 personnel in Norway, of which 53,000 had retreated out of Russia/Finland and were still in contact with the Russian northerner front (sort of)

    Norway...
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    I seem to recall when working on figuring out...

    I seem to recall when working on figuring out changes, there is a instruction to replace these tubes when the rifles come in for inspection or rework, but I forget the echelon maintenance level where...
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    In the case of the SMLE, in some cases you can...

    In the case of the SMLE, in some cases you can determine the history of the arm if you post marking or serial numbers.

    For example some lots of SMLE rifles were imported by century from Ireland...
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    I have always though the destruction of...

    I have always though the destruction of historical sites, even if associated with bad things is a mistake.

    I understand the Germans do not want the NAZI sites to become shrines for neo-NAZIs,...
  11. Here is the hand stop, very cheap here: Parker...

    Here is the hand stop, very cheap here:

    Parker Hale Handstop Rail - SARCO, Inc

    Here is the front sight, they are sold out but I see them on Ebay all the time:

    British Parker Hale Globe Type...
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    The other possibility is the contract was issued...

    The other possibility is the contract was issued but never executed, so the magazines exist in very small quantities.

    Given the UK practice of never wasting anything, that is a real possibility.
  13. Rifle never went to Burma is why. Bet it has...

    Rifle never went to Burma is why.

    Bet it has century import marks on the muzzle

    They imported from another country
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    Well, it seems I made a mistake. I have a copy...

    Well, it seems I made a mistake. I have a copy of the 1918 catalog and it is the same or very similar to # 27, but likely a wee bit earlier. Prices on the Krag are the same.

    If interested...
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    Here is a short mention of the WWI organization,...

    Here is a short mention of the WWI organization, but not much data. more on WWII


    Pennsylvania State Guard - Wikipedia

    Here is where you can type in your relatives name and see if it comes up...
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    I have Stokes/Sedley school rifle of the same...

    I have Stokes/Sedley school rifle of the same vintage, 1894 action body ~20,9xx serial number. Just located south of you in Bucks county.

    There were a ton of them made in the WWI era, the...
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    Not many of the classic 7.62 target rifle books...

    Not many of the classic 7.62 target rifle books are left. Best one for a 44B owner would be Sweets 6th edtion of his shooting manual, which specifially deals with the model 44B

    two foreign...
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    looks like one of the 400 dollar Indian rifles,...

    looks like one of the 400 dollar Indian rifles, 15 years later the prices is 4.8 times higher.

    I would question the installation of the grenade launcher features and the middle band set up for a...
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    Danes in Greenland prefer a M1917 rifle with a...

    Danes in Greenland prefer a M1917 rifle with a modified front and rear sight, forget the load they issue with it but something pretty big. Big bullet in a 30-06 seems like the ticket for a polar...
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    Nothing new, they destroyed a lot of the Ross...

    Nothing new, they destroyed a lot of the Ross rifles right after WWII.
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    I know the expected number of rounds of M1906...

    I know the expected number of rounds of M1906 ball out of a Springfield barrel were supposed to be around 6000 rounds back in the pre WWI period. This is with a .30o bore and .004 grooves, which...
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    curious about a MK I sight variation

    I am curious if a MK I sight variation I have seen is a real item or something made up in the UK gun trade.

    I have seen this sight 3 times now.

    once on a ex-cadet No 4, once on a Sterling like...
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    Was a competitive shooter in my Youth, made high...

    Was a competitive shooter in my Youth, made high Master rating distinguished, Presidents 100 etc. Got medals in US, Canada, Switzerland and Australia, all won with Iron sights (except the Canadian...
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    The correct military short swivels are around 50...

    The correct military short swivels are around 50 bucks each. I see them at the local shows with a guy who has the rare parts, such as cut-offs and various other small but pricy bits..
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    Thanks Brian, very interesting stuff.

    Thanks Brian, very interesting stuff.
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