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by Candyman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 30001
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

I kind of like them more then I used to. I wish I had started liking them in the med 80s when the wholesalers had them by the tons and excellent examples sold for under $100. I'm a little ashamed to admit, but I did buy another one, a No1 MkIII and the tember for a No 4 that I'm restoring. If I keep...
by Candyman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11976
United States of America

Re: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?

. I also thought that we were having a discussion, not an 'argument' as you state. Apologies - this may be a case of 'one nation divided by two-languages' In 'English - English' a discussion can be broken down into 'arguments' for and against (similar to those in a court of law). There is (was) no ...
by Candyman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?
Replies: 25
Views: 11976
United States of America

Re: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?

My question was about the method of heat treating, not the location. It can't be both "not heat treated" & Only treated in places, so there was some heat treatment, & the question is whether there was any difference between the two? I have no information other than that I have posted, and I am not ...
by Candyman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Annual Arms Race Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5068
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Re: Annual Arms Race Thread

I need to start up the Arms Race again. Agreed. Any chance you have a copy of the old posts or what the numbers were? Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk I don't have any of the old numbers :cry: I guess I can just restart the 7th Annual Arms Race. I'll try and get it kicked off in the next day or t...
by Candyman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Annual Arms Race Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5068
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Re: Annual Arms Race Thread

I need to start up the Arms Race again.
by Candyman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1925 Izhevsk Ex-Dragoon
Replies: 5
Views: 3830
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1925 Izhevsk Ex-Dragoon

I bought this one from a member here at SRF a few years ago. There are a few reasons I bough this old ugly rifle. I like old war horses. It looks great next to my 1925 Tula Ex-Dragoon. No Importer stamps. It's not one of those fancy clean refurbs with that Spl. Ivan flacking Shellac. And the fact th...
by Candyman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 30001
United States of America

Why would anyone want an Enfield

First off, their ugly. IMG_0523.JPG The action is not the strongest. IMG_0528.JPG Headspace problems. Fixed by replacing the bolt head with a longer one, cheap fix, until you need another one. IMG_0520.JPG Two piece stock. IMG_0051.JPG They have sloppy chambers and are hell on brass. IMG_0521.JPG Bu...
by Candyman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Fazackerly No4 Mk1
Replies: 4
Views: 3393
United States of America

Re: Fazackerly No4 Mk1

Even allowing for exchange rates, I'd say you got a good deal. However, I have to ask- is that a crack on the left side of the stock, or a very long scratch? If it's just a scratch, you got a smoking deal by Canadian standards, where such a rifle would be starting at $400 if not higher. If it's a c...
by Candyman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Load For 7.65mm French Long
Replies: 8
Views: 8968
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Re: Load For 7.65mm French Long

Mark
I have some original French ammo, but it doesn't go bang.
by Candyman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Dirty old Westinghouse.
Replies: 4
Views: 3611
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Dirty old Westinghouse.

I picked up this dirty old New England Westinghouse M91 at a gun show on November 17th 2007. The rifle had dried mud on it and it had some in the barrel too. It was only my 2nd or 3rd Mosin at the time and I really didn't know much about them. This old rifle really got me to start doing some resarch...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1916 Remington M91 / SA marked restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 6337
United States of America

1916 Remington M91 / SA marked restoration

Back in 2010 a friend pointed me in the driection of a 1916 Remingtom M91 was up for tread. He knew that I had been looking for a deal on a Finn marked M91. The stock had issues other then being sanded and pollyed. :roll: But all the metal was there. I contacted the owner and it took a little time t...
by Candyman
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Russian sks stock refinishing
Replies: 5
Views: 5663
United States of America

Re: Russian sks stock refinishing

I avoid sanding a stock whenever possible, even after using a chemical stripper. You don't have to sand the get a stock smooth. You can bone a stock with a hard wood dowel. I have refurbished Mosins that have shellac finishes but I also have some that were not referred before being imported. The non...
by Candyman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turkish Forestry Carbine
Replies: 6
Views: 7903
United States of America

Re: Turkish Forestry Carbine

I have one of those somewhere in the house.
by Candyman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Three steps stain finish/How to give hardwood a Walnut look
Replies: 4
Views: 8708
United States of America

Re: Three steps stain finish/How to give hardwood a Walnut look

Thanks , fantastic work Candyman . My U.S. rifles have been in the safe and my foreign rifles are now being given some attention. Several of them come from a collection that was in a pile and even sustained water damage. I hope to show some patience when doing the wood and will try your advice. My ...
by Candyman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Three steps stain finish/How to give hardwood a Walnut look
Replies: 4
Views: 8708
United States of America

Three steps stain finish/How to give hardwood a Walnut look

This is a finish I came up with a few years ago while trying to get light color Birch stock to look more like Walnut. The problem with staining Birch is that it does not care for Oil base stains. You need to use a Water or Alcohol base stains. This post will show you how to combine the two stains in...

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