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by slowbob2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 208
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

No the ammo was not the same . Different bullet ,different velocities . It is not a secret , it is documented and you can look at real ammo .
by slowbob2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 208
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

Mr 72 usmc , your first video posted about the 7.7mm ammo is ok . He gets all the cartridge id's and uses correct , but he gets all the tech stuff wrong . The reason the heavy bullet MG 7.7 ammo was not used in the rifle was not the strength of the action , it was the recoil . The 7.7mm rifle ammo w...
by slowbob2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 838
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

What type Gew-88 do you have ? A Gew-88 , 88-S or a 88/05 ? Do you have an original German barrel , a regular size Czech , a small size Czech or a .323 replacement ? A photo of the markings on the top of the receiver will help with id .
by slowbob2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 838
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Rapidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm
The old Charcoal burners were well made and accurate rifle in their day. With today's powders, they should shoot very well. I have read than Trail Boss works very well and will not spike like 5744 can.
good shooting at 300 yards.
What is a charcoal burner ?
by slowbob2
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?
Replies: 7
Views: 739
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Re: Value of C.G. HAENEL Gew98 1917?

That rifle is not a Gew-98 anymore . It has been converted . It's value would be determined by who did the conversion .
by slowbob2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Ariska Type 99
Replies: 9
Views: 693
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Re: Ariska Type 99

It is an early no series Nagoya rifle . With all the damage it looks to me to have been blown up , or someone over here used it as a hammer . The mono-pod is worth more than the rest of the rifle .
by slowbob2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Yes the mounts seem to be the repro's once sold by Sarco . The scope is German , but probably a commercial . The S is not a bore size as it will be found on Gew-88 rifles with the original .321 bore as well as any rifle made after 1896 with a .323 bore . All it means is the early rifles were cleared...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Also the original serial number looks to be bb 2086 , so it is not even a low serial number , it is a 122086 serial number . The b's were polished off of the receiver when it was blued by the Germans in the 30's rebuild , or the later Spanish 2nd reblue . With that high a serial number it is almost ...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

I saw the photos of your rifle . It is not an original WWI sniper rifle . The rifle was rebuilt in Germany in the 1930's and went to Spain for the civil war . The Barrel is not a 1940's replacement , that is a date code for the sight replacement . The mounts and scope were added much later . The bol...
by slowbob2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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Re: GEW 98 need year made by serial number please.

Since they repeated serial numbers each year , it would be a first months production of about any year between 1900 and 1918 . If it is an original sniper , most were made from 1915 to 1918 .
by slowbob2
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss 1893 Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 1140
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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 .
by slowbob2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Will this ammunition work with my K98k?
Replies: 19
Views: 2226
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Re: Will this ammunition work with my K98k?

The guy in the video does not know much about the shooting of rifles or ammo . His video was left with some comments to correct it but he deleted them . As stated the cracked stock has nothing to do with the ammo , the action screws were loose . The primer strike will have more to do with the primer...
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka type 38 (No series)
Replies: 4
Views: 1609
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Re: Arisaka type 38 (No series)

Early T-38's were matched by the assembly number .
by slowbob2
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Headspace Gauge Info Link
Replies: 4
Views: 14460
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Re: Headspace Gauge Info Link

Your Brownell's article is interesting as who ever wrote it does not understand headspace . They state " bad headspace causes the case to swell in diameter at the base . That has nothing to do with headspace , just chamber dia or very high pressure . All rifles except tight chamber benchrest rifles ...
by slowbob2
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Old surplusrifle.com Files
Replies: 6
Views: 1148
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Re: Old surplusrifle.com Files

It is not just that the info is " dated " , it was just lies and bad info by a person of very low intelligence who had no idea what he was doing . When all his tools and rifles when for sale after his passing it was a mess . All the tools , dies , measuring tools were broken as he did not know how t...

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