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 vandle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Australia

Re: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

This Rifle was shipped recently from Switzerland.
It has filled a hole in my Swiss Collection.
As far as i'm aware they are not common down here, never seen
one for sale.
by vandle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Australia

Re: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

I have always wondered where the statement that they were not popular with the troops came from ? I have a Swiss friend who is a Swiss military rifle historian and he said he never found that in the records nor has heard it stated by any old Swiss . It only takes one scribe to make a statement and ...
by vandle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Australia

Re: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

These particular rifles weren't very popular with Swiss troops. The bolt disassembly and assembly is notably tricky in an armoury let alone in the field.
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by vandle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Australia

Re: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

This rifle is all matching and still retains the original leather sling. It was retired from active service in 1933 Ammo is GP90 and has a 6 round magazine.The main difference between the M90 bolt and the Swiss 1893 is the cocking piece IMG_1697.JPG IMG_1698.JPG IMG_1699.JPG IMG_1700.JPG IMG_1702.JPG
by vandle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Australia

Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine

This particular rifle was part of the first batch of 4250 units manufactured by SIG Neuhausen in 1895. The remaining units were manufacture by the Federal Arms Factory Berne The action was licenced from Steyr and was based on the M90 Carbine. Total quantity manufactured was 7750 units IMG_1711.JPG I...
by vandle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: WW2 partizan in Slovenia
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Australia

Re: WW2 partizan in Slovenia

I would love to see a post from yourself of your uniform sets,
this is a fascinating topic which is not widely known about.
by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Unfortunate divorce
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Australia

Re: Unfortunate divorce

Just coming through to the end of me finalising my divorce, yeah you fell crap at the beginning but time heals and now you don't have anyone telling you you can't buy that gun you wanted. Best of all you have your kid and thats the most priceless thing you will ever have, thats what got me through m...
by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Siamese Type 33 Bayonet
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Australia

Re: Siamese Type 33 Bayonet

More pics
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by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Siamese Type 33 Bayonet
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Australia

Re: Siamese Type 33 Bayonet

These bayonets differ from the M95 with the muzzle ring having an adjusting screw and having the sharp edge on the bottom. IMG_1680.JPG IMG_1681.JPG I only noticed while taking these pictures the markings on the end of the pommel. IMG_1683.JPG This highlighted to me that this bayonet was part of a S...
by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Siamese Type 33 Bayonet
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Australia

Siamese Type 33 Bayonet

Attended a gun show last weekend and looking through a pile of bayonets found this 1888 Steyr bayonet.
Not common in this neck of the woods.
I normally buy bayonets that supplement rifles that I own.
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by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Mirror Baledl T-34/85
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Australia

Re: Mirror Baledl T-34/85

I feel sorrow for the poor bastard who had to glue them on
oh and the girls were alright too
by vandle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Australia

Re: New member

Welcome aboard from a fellow Aussie.

please show your wares
by vandle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Australia

Re: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find

Nice example and cool history behind it,
Thanks for sharing
by vandle
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from Houston!
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Australia

Re: Hello from Houston!

Welcome aboard
by vandle
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Czech VZ24
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Australia

Re: Czech VZ24

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Interesting the cleaning rod is unusual as it doesn't
resemble a 'regular" type mauser rod.
Is this a replacement sourced by the importer
or is this type of rod correct.
I have seen this rod on another couple of rifles but does
not seem to be common.

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