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    Toyo Kyogo now known as Mazda. Part of the...

    Toyo Kyogo now known as Mazda.

    Part of the modern lore is that no bolts match because on the troop ship home they took the bolts out and threw them in a bin that was under lock and key for the...
  2. Sorry to be so late to reply. I had a serious...

    Sorry to be so late to reply. I had a serious Family issues i had to handle unfortunately.

    I used hot water and garage towel to clean the grease off the stock. No the Cosmoline did not destroy the...
  3. I'm hoping you got it. floor plate aside it...

    I'm hoping you got it. floor plate aside it sounds wonderful.
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    When the Gras was surplus they saw everything...

    When the Gras was surplus they saw everything imaginable. Bar stool legs, lamps, some were modified to carbines and in some cases shot guns.
    on the left side of the receiver there should be a makers...
  5. New gras soaked in Cosmoline, need advice for gentle cleaning

    Alright. So the new Gras came in and it appears to have been dipped in comsoline while assembled. Any tips for gently cleaning it off with out running the risk of damaging the finish beneath? I know...
  6. 4th Royal Bavarian regiment. 10th Infantry...

    4th Royal Bavarian regiment. 10th Infantry company, weapon number 5.
    B = Bavaria
    R = Infantry

    Very nice!
  7. I have a bridge in Brooklyn New York i want to...

    I have a bridge in Brooklyn New York i want to sell to the guy that buys this. Good lord that is terrible.
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    I am an I home care giver for an elderly grand...

    I am an I home care giver for an elderly grand dad, I have to keep him on his 83 year old toes about these guys. The rule is any one calling with an Indian accent is a scam and hang up. He was taken...
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    Sir, i mean no disrespect at all. What i say is...

    Sir, i mean no disrespect at all. What i say is simply an opinion. We all have elbows, other things, every body's has got one.
    The carvings. while the gun is right side up, the carvings are upside...
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    Very nice! Hard to saw what the history was but...

    Very nice! Hard to saw what the history was but it looks nicely done. Keep us posted about how it shoots.
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    My knowledge is limited but what i can tell you...

    My knowledge is limited but what i can tell you is that it is not a rack number. It is likely the town or region that was given the rifle for their version of national guard duty.
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    That could clean up pretty nicely. It is a pretty...

    That could clean up pretty nicely. It is a pretty good example of a 1942 production and how desperate they were getting, the stock looks to be the hurried version with out ferrules around the slots...
  13. Good advice to follow. While it would be cool...

    Good advice to follow.
    While it would be cool to dig up a bunch of silver roman coins, there is a risk involved of hitting something like that with a shovel.
  14. A french kid was metal deteching and set off part of a shell.

    All that stuff left over from two world wars can still be dangerous. This kid is very lucky to say the least. (warning some what graphic.)

    WWI bomb found by teen explodes and riddles him with 50...
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    Times change as they say. My great grand mother...

    Times change as they say. My great grand mother lived until 97 and all her life she had a huge cathedral Philco in her house. It was beautiful lacquered wood and she would listen to that rather than...
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    Hey if they still work then why buy a replacement?

    Hey if they still work then why buy a replacement?
  17. There are some resources on the web to get these...

    There are some resources on the web to get these identified through the Obon society and a few other places. I cant say whether or not is is real, it could very well be. But here is what I can tell...
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    A 1942 philco radio I picked up.

    I figured a few of us on here would appreciate this. It is a 1942 Philco PT-2 some times called a "tropical" model. Bakelite does not distort with humidity like wood does clearly. I am in the process...
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    At a big box store i have handled on of these and...

    At a big box store i have handled on of these and they are far from the genuine article. As stated earlier this is a newer scope system and truth be told it is a poor copy of the new system at that....
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    Thanks, I'll pick up a k98k blade and switch it...

    Thanks, I'll pick up a k98k blade and switch it out.
    Patrick would you use the paper patched bullets or non paper patched in this?
  21. I really dislike that sale gimmick garbage. Most...

    I really dislike that sale gimmick garbage. Most of us have seen a good bit of it over the years. People new to milsurp collecting do not always know the difference and buy into that song'n'dance and...
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    Thank you Patrick for the info on the markings,...

    Thank you Patrick for the info on the markings, if only it could talk the stories it could tell. I might be indulging in habit forming patterns because i am wanting another one or its older brother...
  23. Perhaps I can shine some light on this a little....

    Perhaps I can shine some light on this a little. First off it is only a sales gimmick and about as secret as McDonald's secret sauce. My step dad is from Yugoslavia. I have poked and prodded him...
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    Nicely done! Those give a whole new meaning to...

    Nicely done! Those give a whole new meaning to the term Thumper
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    Not happening... Just because there is a dry...

    Not happening... Just because there is a dry spell doesnt mean the value goes up. They haven't been making ford pintos for years now and those havent gone up in value.
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