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  1. I have seen this “style” of damage several times,...

    I have seen this “style” of damage several times, and regret to have to say that those scars look like the result of a barrel with a rusted front end being scoured out by a wire brush rotated in a...
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    Not everybody knows that...

    There was a series of books written by Hans Helmut Kirst around a WW1 soldier, using the nickname 08/15.
    The title of the novel "Gunner Asch goes to War" is, in the original "08/15 im Krieg".

    To...
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    Well you don't have to look far!

    This photo - Post #3 in the thread:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=42632

    shows the presumed T-Gewehr heavy bipod on a 08/15. This supports the conclusion that they were simply...
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    As far as I can tell from the book, the users...

    As far as I can tell from the book, the users just dumped the heavy original and used the 08/15 bipod without any alteration - hence my use of the term “plug-in replacement”. It happened in the...
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    The rivetted bipod is from the MG 08/15

    According to the book "Das Tankgewehr Mauser M 1918" by Wolfgang Kern (ISBN 3-933481-06-6), the bipod in Jim's 1st foto is an original Tankgewehr bipod, made from solid material - and very heavy....
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    The rivetted bipod is from the MG 08/15

    According to the book "Das Tankgewehr Mauser M 1918" by Wolfgang Kern (ISBN 3-933481-06-6), the bipod in Jim's 1st foto is an original Tankgewehr bipod, made from solid material. There are probably...
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    Paint not original. Metal - maybe???

    Look closely at the 4th foto. One can see a screw head with a burred slot. The paint is intact on top of the burred metal. The burring action would have produced blank metal at this point.

    I...
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    Well done! That'll do to get it going. Now lets...

    Well done! That'll do to get it going. Now lets see some shooting! OK, I realize that it'll take a while to manufacture some cartridges.:D
  9. 200$ plus - A bit expensive as a paperweight! ...

    200$ plus - A bit expensive as a paperweight!

    Possible sequence: Bubba takes rifle of dubious origin and makes a really “hot” load. Cartridge case disintegrates in chamber, thus jamming extractor....
  10. "How did that receiver get out of the factory??"...

    "How did that receiver get out of the factory??"

    Illegitimately, perhaps? A "lunchtime special" made from failed parts that should have been scrapped but somehow missed the bin? :confused:

    If...
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    Straightening a backsight ladder - Part 2 straightening

    Now we have an idea of how it happened, we can think about fixing it.

    It will be easier to do this if you can remove the backsight ladder. However, if this is not feasible without damage, then it...
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    Straightening a backsight ladder - Part 1 the bend and jam

    Keep watching Randy - maybe this will cheer you up after your flight:)

    As I wrote yesterday - here comes a picture story. It's one of those cases where pics say a lot more than thousands of words....
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    Sorry Jim - I was a bit alarmed by seeing the...

    Sorry Jim - I was a bit alarmed by seeing the word "wrench". I hope to be able to compose a picture story this evening.
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    Is the slider jammed? Probably. Please reply...

    Is the slider jammed? Probably. Please reply a.s.a.p. as that partially determines what I need to write/sketch - the first job is to get the slider free.
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    NO NO NO NO NO NO I hope I'm...

    NO NO NO



    NO NO NO

    I hope I'm misunderstanding both of you. Using hand-held wrenches is not the way to fix this!

    I'm serious. Been there, done that - on an Enfield No1MKV backsight. ...
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    At that price, it shouldn't be long before they...

    At that price, it shouldn't be long before they start appearing again - as fakes!
  17. Sticky: Postscript

    The photos in this thread have all been restored after "The Great Photo Crash" in December 2021.

    It was a hard job, involving some detective work in my archives. If anyone notices any...
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    504PIR, the word “Bannerman” comes to mind. ...

    504PIR, the word “Bannerman” comes to mind.

    As you may not have heard of this company, a word of explanation is on order. From what I have read, it seems that Bannerman became notorious in the...
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    I saw this too late! The trick is to use a block...

    I saw this too late! The trick is to use a block of brass, not wood, between the hammer and the foresight band. Brass transmits the shock of the blow without marring the steel. Wood is much more...
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    How to repair a duffle cut Part 2 Step 4)...

    How to repair a duffle cut Part 2

    Step 4) Marking the other half of the stock. Insert the dowel centers into the holes in the fore-end.
    123600

    Assemble the fore-end with dowel centers and the...
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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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