Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Ken W
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

I heard that after the war there wasn't a lot of 8mm Mauser ammo available and some rifles got rechambered. It'd be a damn shame if it was one of the few that escaped being converted in Norway only to get over here and have someone do it anyway. Yes, 8mm Mauser ammo wasn't the easiest to acquire fo...
by Ken W
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 8660
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Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

I've made a lot of progress. I have removed most of the rust from the bolt and trigger/elevator assembly. Sadly it didn't leave a nice shiny bare metal but a flat grayish appearance instead. I have all of the necessary parts and have the bolt back together....mostly. The cartridge feeding elevator i...
by Ken W
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

roverboy wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:14 pm
indy1919a4 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:36 pm
you know a stupid thought, could someone have replaced the barrel ?????
I had wondered about that too. If the barrel is original, it may be rechambered to 8mm-06 cartridge.
I've never heard of that cartridge before. I'm going to have to read up on that. I wonder how often that was done?
by Ken W
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

It would have been great for it to be a Naval version for sure. I have never seen one of those either. You know another one I have never seen are some of those that were converted again to 7.62x51.. that would be neat also... Definitely. I wonder how many of them made it over here? Or how many were...
by Ken W
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Beretta Olympia .22 Trainer
Replies: 4
Views: 2303
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Re: Beretta Olympia .22 Trainer

The wood on that is gorgeous. Quite ornate for a trainer. Very interesting mechanical attributes too. I need to get one of those. Yet something else to add to the list.
by Ken W
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Interesting results with M1941 short rifle...
Replies: 3
Views: 1389
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Re: Interesting results with M1941 short rifle...

That's definitely some nice divots into that thick steel. 6.5X52 is a decent round. I need to start reloading it so I can actually shoot my Carcano's more than once in a great while.
Nice work on that target too.
by Ken W
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

indy1919a4 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Ken W wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:32 pm

It would have been great for it to be a Naval version for sure. I have never seen one of those either.
You know another one I have never seen are some of those that were converted again to 7.62x51.. that would be neat also...
Definitely. I wonder how many of them made it over here?
by Ken W
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

indy1919a4, I mentioned in the original post that that had been the first thing that occurred to me. The barrel has the original CAI import marks on it so if it was swapped it happened in Norway before it was exported. I imagine some mishap might have transpired with the original army replacement b...
by Ken W
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

Very odd that the rifle did not have the " KAL 7.62 M/M " stamped on the barrel adjacent to the HAER receiver mark. Fantastic rifles & one Mauser type I want, but not have seen at WI gun showman the last 15 years. see the attributes on page 9 http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19...
by Ken W
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Re: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

Beautiful rifle. I like original guns, but I would gladly buy one skillfully modified. Of course, my eyes are shot, and the sight would be a big help Thanks. My eyesight isn't what it used to be either, unfortunately. A few months ago I was at a match and didn't bother taking the last round of shot...
by Ken W
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Not exactly a trainer, but big enough to bring in a bear
Replies: 9
Views: 3718
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Re: Not exactly a trainer, but big enough to bring in a bear

That's a nice find. Thanks for the background info. I'm going to have to keep a look out for one of these. I like how they integrated elements from familiar rifles at the time. A M1 carbine in the front, M95 Mannlicher in the middle and M1903 looking bolt.
by Ken W
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: An Automatic Ross Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1094
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Re: An Automatic Ross Rifle

Very interesting. I never knew that this existed either. Thing was over 33 pounds.
by Ken W
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98
Replies: 20
Views: 2580
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Questionable attributes on a Norwegian K98

I acquired this rifle off of a young individual at a local show. It has been.....messed with a bit but thankfully not chopped and hacked up, a.k.a sporterized. Unfortunately someone had mounted a Lyman sight, which I have removed, and have replaced the original trigger with a Timney trigger. What I ...

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