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by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 17
Views: 281
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle is 70 years old . If it was sanded and refinished 50 years ago it could have gotten a scratch or two in 50 years . I own over 400 Arisaka's and I know a sanded and refinished stock when I see one . You can see the old finish and dirt in the low areas where they were finished over . The fin...
by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 17
Views: 281
United States of America

Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle has clearly been sanded and refinished . The edges are all rounded and the color and finish is wrong . It also has clear vice marks on the barrel . But you know better .
by slowbob2
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 17
Views: 281
United States of America

Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

Too bad someone sanded and refinished the stock and it looks like they tried to remove the barrel from the vice marks on it .
by slowbob2
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match
Replies: 10
Views: 984
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

Our club did a few of those type matches about 15 years ago . The target was 38t x 20w. The top performers from the WWI matches were : Gew 98- 24 /25 , 1903 - 23 /25 , Lebel - 20 /24 , Enfield - 20 / 22 , 91 Carcano - 18 /18 , M-95- 14 / 24 , 91 Mosin - 14 / 15 . We found the long Gew-98 stayed on t...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 1527
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

Cooper was a 20 year old LT who only thought he knew more than generals and ordinance officers . There was a reason he never got promoted . Also he was not at the front fighting with tanks , he only saw knocked out tanks . 60 % which were back in service within a week . The Sherman was unrepairable ...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 340
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Re: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards

All military rifles of the late 1800's and early 1900's had groove diameters larger than their ammo . The bore sizes were always right on but the groove depth would only be held to within .003 or so as they did not care as much about that as it did not matter as much with the long round nose bullets...
by slowbob2
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1820
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

No , the bore of a barrel is the small measurement . It is the lands . The average military barrel has around 0.010+ deep rifling . So if the grooves are .264 , the lands [ bore hole ] will be -0.010 = .254 . Or if it is tight 0.253
by slowbob2
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1820
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

The problem is a tight bore , not groove . A 96 Swede with a very tight bore , some are as small as .253 , with tear the jacket on a thin jacketed .264 bullet . Going to a .263 dia bullet or a thicker jacket should cure the problem .
by slowbob2
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 229
Views: 38671
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

I was just hoping he had not been eaten by the mother of the bear cub he posted photos of himself playing with .
by slowbob2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano bayonet channel
Replies: 12
Views: 1372
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Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Only bubba uses wood putty . It was also popular to fill in side sling cutouts with wood putty .
by slowbob2
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 229
Views: 38671
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

Are you still out there and ok ? You have been gone for four days .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service
Replies: 4
Views: 1424
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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

That would depend on the peep sights aperture size , and the target . Also it would depend a lot on the shooters eyes . The very small hole on the M-1903 makes a good target sight , but become very hard to use in low light or moving targets . The larger hole on the M-1917 is a draw back on small tar...
by slowbob2
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 1207
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Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

The reason is that like most everybody else , the Italians made the groove smaller later in production . Most M-41's will measure around .266 ish . A .264 flat base bullet will work fine in those . The M-41 starts to eliminate some of the major Carcano barrel problems from the earlier rifles , very ...
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 1207
United States of America

Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

Guadalcanal was the first time the US captured a large grouping of the current Japanese weapons and they did a big study . Tarawa was so small they should not have missed anything there over the years . Yes there were naval troops at both places but they had regular T-38's . I have done temporary si...
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Share you facts on the Type I rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 1207
United States of America

Re: Share you facts on the Type I rifle

A quick correction : A larger bore but tighter groove .

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