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    More pictures would be a big help since there are...

    More pictures would be a big help since there are some real experts on here who can tell you things such as is the stock sanded, does it have the correct barrel bands and sights, etc. Is the stock...
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    Blue loctite only. Enjoy the process of bringing...

    Blue loctite only. Enjoy the process of bringing her back to life!
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    The bead blasting prepped the metal on my rifle...

    The bead blasting prepped the metal on my rifle perfectly. Several of the small parts on the safety mechanism actually came out with a purplish tinge to them. All of the small parts now match the...
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    Well said!

    Well said!
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    My Ishapore was a dilemma. It was an all-matching...

    My Ishapore was a dilemma. It was an all-matching rifle from 1966 that had been coated with with an unknown black substance. Most of that substance was peeling off and leaving bare metal (see...
  6. Thank you sir, you made my day!! Raw linseed oil...

    Thank you sir, you made my day!! Raw linseed oil is the one finish that I am actually ok at applying. I wasn't sure if they had a different finish applied after delivery to the Chilean military.
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    The most expensive one I saw at the Southern...

    The most expensive one I saw at the Southern California gun shows before COVID shut them down was $1,000. It didn't have a mum and the bolt didn't match the receiver. The vendor was adamant that it...
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    Congrats!!!

    Congrats!!!
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    Its a nice gun and apparently someone really...

    Its a nice gun and apparently someone really wanted it!
  10. Original Stock Finish for Chilean Mausers

    I have a friend who is thinking about some restoration work on his Chilean mauser. I haven't seen the rifle yet, but I am starting my research for the restoration in case it needs to be refinished....
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    You wrote a great article!!

    You wrote a great article!!
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    There is a great article in this month's GCA...

    There is a great article in this month's GCA magazine about an "x" marked Garand.
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    Fake?! Pretty nice for rack grade.

    Pretty nice for rack grade.
  14. They all get oiled, including the ARs, before...

    They all get oiled, including the ARs, before being placed back in their socks and in the safe. Thanks again!
  15. Wow! I used your recommended technique and it...

    Wow! I used your recommended technique and it worked! I have a 1941 M39 (matching bolt and receiver). I have worked on cleaning the bore for almost 3 years and could never get a 100% clean patch out...
  16. Thread: My Type 99

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    Thanks Jangle!

    Thanks Jangle!
  17. Thread: My Type 99

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    Very nice collection!! Can you provide a better...

    Very nice collection!! Can you provide a better photo of the symbol at the start of the serial number? It is difficult to read and that symbol will help to determine your year of production. Thanks!
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    Until you find one, you may want to try and make...

    Until you find one, you may want to try and make one using an altered spring from an AR15 build kit. AR's use several different types of small springs that you can easily cut to size. I used one for...
  19. Thread: Type 38 info

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thank you. It would have surprised me greatly if...

    Thank you. It would have surprised me greatly if CMP had sent it out that way.
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    I wish I had the $500 to give to you! Ammo prices...

    I wish I had the $500 to give to you! Ammo prices are crazy and even the ammo prices on auction sites is super inflated.
  22. Thread: Type 38 info

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    A couple of months ago, you helped identify my...

    A couple of months ago, you helped identify my Type 38 as being manufactured in 1921. Only two parts (the safety knob and the magazine floorplate) have non-matching numbers with the rest of the...
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    Maybe one of the Phillipine returns? Wouldn't CMP...

    Maybe one of the Phillipine returns? Wouldn't CMP have corrected that rust issue? Especially on a service grade?
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    I just saw a sealed tin like that go for about...

    I just saw a sealed tin like that go for about $500 on an auction site. Any and all ammo is at a premium right now so if you have a bunch of Mosins laying around the house, I would keep it. If you...
  25. Thread: Type 38 info

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    The dust covers are a pain in the you-know-what....

    The dust covers are a pain in the you-know-what. Beautiful gun. Looks like the metal and wood have been refinished. Based upon the clarity of the buttstock markings, it doesn't look like it has been...
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