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 bobvz
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 magazine spacer
Replies: 3
Views: 435
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 magazine spacer

You know its a shame that NATO didn't adopt the 7.5x54 French cartridge instead of the 7.62x51. But I'm sure the US called all the shots. The only things required to convert these wonderful old Mausers would have been a re-bore and chamber, plus a different follower. Instead they butchered up the ma...
by bobvz
Mon May 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Restoring VZ 24
Replies: 8
Views: 592
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Re: Restoring VZ 24

If you want a hunting rifle I'd recommend parting out the stock and barreled action separately. Take the money and buy a Savage 110 or Remington 700. Someone would like the action for a sporter project. And maybe the stock. If you want a good historic shooter save the money and wait for an opportuni...
by bobvz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: yugo shooting high
Replies: 32
Views: 6872
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Re: yugo shooting high

Old thread but solution still works:

http://surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic. ... 932#p18420
by bobvz
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Acquired a 98/22
Replies: 17
Views: 7260
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Re: Acquired a 98/22

Replace the rear sight leaf with one from a M36 Turk graduated at 100 meters up. You can get them for around $10 or less. Cured both of my 98/22's.
by bobvz
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: yugo 24/47 handguard
Replies: 5
Views: 3746
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Re: yugo 24/47 handguard

KySwiss wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:11 pm
how hard would it be to get a piece of wood and start to carve out a new upper handguard for the 24/47???
Unless you have a wood lathe kinda hard. Can be done from a slab but still difficult. Might be better to splice and repair the one he has.
by bobvz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 4717
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Re: Bluing video

Thanks for the reply. Do you make a Russian black solution like on the RC K98s or the Russian rebuilt Mosins ? Is it in the works? Answer: No I don't. Russian refurbs were blued with a caustic hot blue. American Formula is a close approximation. Are there kits that might include British, German, Fr...
by bobvz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Vz 98/22 sight trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 4152
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Re: Vz 98/22 sight trouble

No, the sight base curvature matches the trajectory of the 8x57 round. The Turk leaf lacks an extension that makes it sit up higher at the 300 meter range. Thus it sits lower on the curve and regulates to 100 meters. I have 3 rifles equipped with them and all three are in the black. You have to get ...
by bobvz
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 4717
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Re: Bluing video

Are the different solutions for each rifle that different, say between the enfield and german blue? Answer: German and British are very different chemically. The British produces a blacker finish and the German has a grayish/blue hue. I assume it is best to have the correct solution? Does it really ...
by bobvz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Vz 98/22 sight trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 4152
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Re: Vz 98/22 sight trouble

The easiest thing to do is to buy a couple of M38 Turk Mauser rear sight ladders with slider. These decline the elevation, are in meters, and will put you in the black. Usually about $10 ea.
by bobvz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Bluing video
Replies: 6
Views: 4717
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Re: Bluing video

Startup costs are actually pretty cheap considering the equipment can be used for multiple firearms. I built my first rig for under $50. That included the pipe, pot, hardware, box, etc. You can use wet towels for moisture if you let it rust overnight. Vaporizers are $15 at my local pharmacy. You cou...
by bobvz
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 3894
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Brown "patina" is nothing more than rust. Steam or boil in water for 30 minutes. Then card with steel wool or a fine carbon steel wire wheel. It will turn back into a dark blue/black color. See below for video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHyoUF50rF0&t=1592s

Bob
www.rustblue.com
by bobvz
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine
Replies: 3
Views: 3652
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Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Never seen that. Can you post pics of the receiver crest and ser. no. ?
by bobvz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 46
Views: 25516
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

The issue as I see it is that there are a number of young folks who are making big 6 figure salaries and a large number of older highly paid execs that are retiring. Some of these folks are being enthralled with milsurps. In no small part due to sites like this that promote shooting and collecting. ...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*
Replies: 14
Views: 5622
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Re: GEW 98 long rifle at 500 and 800 yards*

I believe the WWI 8x57mm S load ran a 150 grain flat base spitzer at around 2900 fps from the Gew 98 with the long barrel. I've probably done that with pretty moderate pressures using WW760 and 150gr softpoints. Mauser Bolt Rifles indicates the WW1 load was a 154 grain cup-based cupro-nickel clad s...

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