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  1. As far as I know (but how far is that?) you have...

    As far as I know (but how far is that?) you have the choice between linseed oil, linseed oil - and, for special cases - linseed oil.

    In other words, IMOH, there's no question.

    If you have been...
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    Menuki

    The first one is a crested bird. A crane, perhaps? Or maybe a dragon? Anyway, that is a wing in the centre.

    - I haven't a clue about Japanese swords, so my answer is not prejudiced by any specific...
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    Sorry Jim, your link does not answer the implied...

    Sorry Jim, your link does not answer the implied question: What does RVS stand for?
  4. Crud, not pits

    Look very carefully at the dark spots. There are bright lines to be seen on the side towards the large spot of illumination. If the dark spots were pits, these faces would be in shadow, i.e. dark,...
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    Keep on guessing?

    OK, slowly improving my Russian from absolute zero to zilch. The text I cited before actually reads (in English)

    National Students Union (of) Swaziland :confused:

    - which, if possible, is even...
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    A most important caveat

    It is most important to recognize that no-one here can give you a guarantee that the rifle is safe.
    There was once a horror case on this forum where an ex-DP Enfield LOOKED OK but had in fact a hole...
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    A clue?

    Национальный союз студентов Свазиленда (НССС) = National Students Union

    Is that any help?
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    "I received a email from this guy who was telling...

    "I received a email from this guy who was telling me that the Oiler in that group was fake. For what I paid it wasn't bad at all, but he said that he collects NPM's and buys donor parts until he...
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    Well, not quite seriously. I have just looked...

    Well, not quite seriously. I have just looked through 58 pages of Mosin-Nagant markings in "Drei Linien - Die Gewehre Mosin-Nagant" Vol. 2, and apart from the Ishevsk mark (bow and arrow) I am...
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    "This is my rifle Comrade, get your thieving...

    "This is my rifle Comrade, get your thieving hooks off!"
  11. That is a very good-looking Gew.88. Better than...

    That is a very good-looking Gew.88. Better than anything I've seen up to now here in Mauserland! $100 was a steal.
  12. Advice? The very first photo in the very first post shows...

    The very first photo in the very first post shows the "U" proof stamp with completely abraded edges.

    This pistol has been heavily scrubbed and refinished. Which is a serious killer-criterion for...
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    A couple more tips to squeeze the best out of your M-H

    1) Neck-sizing only. If you do not have a neck sizing die, then simply screw out the full-resizing die a bit (1/4 turn?)
    - The unresized portion of the neck, where it meets the shoulder, helps to...
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    Shoot...clean...shoot.. clean ... and don't let...

    Shoot...clean...shoot.. clean ... and don't let the borescope make you nervous ;)
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    Get hold of at least one of the Type 3130 Hornady...

    Get hold of at least one of the Type 3130 Hornady bullets. These have a long cylindrical portion. (Ithink that Speer has a similar bullet)
    Close the breech. Take a 1/4"brass or wooden rod about 1 yd...
  16. Sorry, I can't see it. Can anyone else?

    Sorry, I can't see it. Can anyone else?
  17. No classic-automobile enthusiast would buy a...

    No classic-automobile enthusiast would buy a Model-T Ford and then want to run it on dragster fuel.
    Likewise, I just don't get the point of buying blackpowder guns and then wanting to use...
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    Well, its not the Grand Harbor, Malta. Been there a year ago, toured round it, photographed it. And there are masses of photos available on line.

    Does anyone know the Alexandria anchorage?
    ...
  19. "Non fired round would not extract, ergo, head...

    "Non fired round would not extract, ergo, head space way to loose"

    Sorry, I don't get that. If the round didn't fire then the case didn't expand. So why no extraction? Chamber too tight?
    Or is...
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    Spontaneous reaction: "Is this an 1839 or later...

    Spontaneous reaction: "Is this an 1839 or later pattern?" - It's not a pattern carbine of any kind.

    1) The hammer is in a French style, similar to those used on the French musket conversions.
    ...
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    "from the looks of it someone may already hit...

    "from the looks of it someone may already hit that receiver with a torch. You can see the discoloration from heat. If they did, the temper may be in question."

    "sold for $130 on gunbroker."
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    Try this link Historica-Shop.EU | Feinwerkbau...

    Try this link

    Historica-Shop.EU | Feinwerkbau GmbH

    MfG and a great New Year - it's got to be better than 2020!
    Patrick
  23. Agreed. The wood should retain some elasticity.

    Agreed. The wood should retain some elasticity.
  24. ssgross, you really put it quite well here: "My...

    ssgross, you really put it quite well here:
    "My objective is to preserve all the dings and service life, but look and feel like a rifle in service, carefully maintained by a soldier or marine whose...
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    Do I see a ROCCA ON THE COCKING-PIECE? - if so,...

    Do I see a ROCCA ON THE COCKING-PIECE? - if so, then it is a subcontractor's stamp from WWII. Could be a replacement part.
    If it's ROSCA, I haven't a clue!
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