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 shoggoth80
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Home Rolled Solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 102
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Re: Home Rolled Solvent

Yeah this stuff doesn't sit long. Wet, scrub, wet, dry patch, oil. I've thought about modifying it to alcohol, and oil soap only, just because peroxide has the potential if neglected.
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Home Rolled Solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 102
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Re: Home Rolled Solvent

Alcohol should cut the worst of the crud, at 50% Iso, it's also 50% water to help flush the corrosive salts, and the oil soap makes up another component of water and soap. So when it evaporates, it leaves a light coat of oil. Or so I'm told. I'm guessing the peroxide has a fouling removal quality to...
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The State of Our Hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 295
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Re: The State of Our Hobby

I'm in my late 30s, and 9 times out of 10 non surplus, or non military guns don't hold my interest. Generally the older the better in my book, though there's a few exceptions. I could be an oddball or outlier, but I like my stuff unbutchered, and with history behind it. That said, I don't know a lot...
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Home Rolled Solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 102
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Home Rolled Solvent

Hey all. Just sharing this. It's a mix I originally found for black powder cleanup... but I've also used it on my bolt guns, and would probably work ok on anything that passes corrosive ammo through it. It's equal parts Murphy oil soap, isopropyl alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. Cheap to make, a bott...
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: My Yugo M24/47
Replies: 13
Views: 7938
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Re: My Yugo M24/47

Is that teak? I had a 24/47 many years ago that looked similar in the stock department. Was definitely a well made machine. I sold it quite s long time ago, but have a 24/52c in its place.
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Syrian M48BO
Replies: 9
Views: 332
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Re: Syrian M48BO

That's a nice looking rifle there. Never seen this variant before. Cool.
by shoggoth80
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: "We're not coming for them" Yeah, Right.
Replies: 5
Views: 2144
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Re: "We're not coming for them" Yeah, Right.

The current socio-political climate is very disturbing.
by shoggoth80
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Found some surplus 8mm.
Replies: 20
Views: 5931
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Re: Found some surplus 8mm.

So I bought more of it. 2 bandoleers of 1938 stamped Turk 8mm. There's only a couple handful left at my local shop. One bandoleer was 1937. I left that one alone. Lol.
by shoggoth80
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Canadian 8mm Mauser?
Replies: 4
Views: 75
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Re: Canadian 8mm Mauser?

The black tip isn't mine, it's just from a pic snagged from google. Mine are all uncolored ball ammo. If I found black tip, I wouldn't want to shoot it because scarcity.
by shoggoth80
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Canadian 8mm Mauser?
Replies: 4
Views: 75
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Re: Canadian 8mm Mauser?

Unmarked box sounds right. Lol. The only indication was marker scrolled 8mm on the outside. I got permission to look at it before picking it up. Boxer primed is a bonus. I've saved several berdan cases I'm hoping to try coverting to boxer.
by shoggoth80
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Canadian 8mm Mauser?
Replies: 4
Views: 75
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Canadian 8mm Mauser?

So I nabbed a box of mystery 8mm Mauser ammo/ 7.92x57. The headstamp reads 7.92 MM 44. Research tells me that MM is simply millimeters, and doesn't stand for an arsenal. Comparing it to Turk, and Egyptian 8mm, it is visually the same dimensions. Also read that it was made by Dominion Arsenal? There ...
by shoggoth80
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The Old Forum.
Replies: 1
Views: 136
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Re: The Old Forum.

This didn't translate well to text. That sort of fun, nostalgic stuff. I got my first taste of surplus around 20 years ago, and between 2007, and say 2010 was kinda of a magic time. Got my C&R, bought tons of cool stuff, blew through a lot of ammo with a very close friend who had recently gotten his...
by shoggoth80
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 40
Views: 13435
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

I haven't had much luck with the two gun shows I have been to in the last couple years. One I got a good deal on once fired brass from, and the other I got a little .45 Philly Derringer from for $100. Other than that? Nada. There were a few desirable items, but the prices were higher than I felt was...
by shoggoth80
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Found some surplus 8mm.
Replies: 20
Views: 5931
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Re: Found some surplus 8mm.

So I finally got out and shot some of this stuff. The Turk went off without a hitch. Recoil wasn't even too bad. Lol. The Egyptian had one round that needed a second strike out of 30. Not bad for older surplus.
by shoggoth80
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: 1956 Czech VZ54 sniper rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 7269
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Re: 1956 Czech VZ54 sniper rifle

That's very cool. Never heard of this model before. Great looking gun.

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