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by Ernest T
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Finally got my first Garand!
Replies: 14
Views: 6461

Re: Finally got my first Garand!

You poor soul! That is a nice looking M1. That is exactly how I started out. Now I've got Garands in each flavor (SA, Winchester, HRA, and IHC), plus one in 308 and a M1D. Now I'm looking for a M1C. We all start out thinking we can resist addiction, but all it takes is one nice one to start you down...
by Ernest T
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: what to do with 1909 arg ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: what to do with 1909 arg ?

Sounds like anything you would do at this point would be a waste of money on what is left. I'd say if anything go with your first plan and put it back in an original stock, then sell it and move on.
by Ernest T
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold
Replies: 16
Views: 9874

Re: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold

I agree that the environment in the Philippines is brutal ( from what I saw ). I hope the Garand's look better than this one brought back from the Pacific!!! LOL :roll:
That looks like a field grade for sure!
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold
Replies: 16
Views: 9874

Re: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold

It will be interesting to see how many salvageable rifles they get from the Philippines. I spent 3 years there in the AF and metal and wood don't last well in that climate. Plus the fact that the Philippine military was not known for for their meticulous care of firearms.
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?
Replies: 11
Views: 6813

Re: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?

Thanks for the data. Speed looks good for all powders. Interesting that Varget gave the best results. I have always heard guys claim that Varget was a heavy bullet powder. Varget is also my most accurate load with 170 gr bullets in my K98. I'd say that part of the problem with accuracy with these li...
by Ernest T
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Scoped the MAS 36
Replies: 9
Views: 7400

Re: Scoped the MAS 36

I have seen pics of a French sniper rifle built on the M36.
I'd like to see those photos. Do you know what type of scope was used? Always wanted to scope my M36. I have an APX scope on my 49/56. Always wondered why I'd never seen this applied to the M36. Seems like a nice sniper setup.
by Ernest T
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Stock Finish
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

Re: M1917 Stock Finish

I've always heard that raw linseed oil was the initial finish used on these rifles. Later (WW2 era) I think I remember reading that they switched to Tung oil. I've always liked the raw linseed oil finish the best, but it is also the hardest to apply in that it takes the longest to do properly. I thi...
by Ernest T
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Rust Bluing Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 4398

Re: Rust Bluing Tips?

Did the first round today. I got started late, so only had time to do one cycle. So far, so good. Thanks for the tips.
by Ernest T
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Rust Bluing Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 4398

Re: Rust Bluing Tips?

Thanks for the help. Is it OK to just drop the parts into the boiling water, or do they need to be suspended so they don't touch the bottom of the pot?
by Ernest T
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Re: Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?

Yea, I like the idea of the 4x scope option on the 99s. Got a local guy selling a 99 with a scope, but I'm not sure whether the scope is a 2X or 4X. Price is a little high compared to what I've seen Type 97s sell for. Seems like the 99 snipers come up much less frequently. I'm taking look at the rif...
by Ernest T
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Type 97 or Type 99 Sniper if you can only have one?

If you wanted to add a Japanese sniper to your collection and could only afford one, would it be a Type 97 or a Type 99? All things else being equal are these 2 Japanese snipers approximately equal in value or is one more collectible/valuable than the other?

Thanks!
by Ernest T
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Rust Bluing Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 4398

Rust Bluing Tips?

Looking to attempt my first rust bluing project on an old pistol using Pilkington solution. The pistol has no collector value, but was a hand-me-down from an uncle. The metal is in decent shape with some minor pitting and surface rust. Much of the old blue has worn off. Any tips for using this syste...
by Ernest T
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows
Replies: 185
Views: 92647

Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

Really appreciate all the detailed info on German rifles! I think that German rifles are the hardest rifles for collectors to get a handle on. For that reason, right now I only own one k98, bought from a reputable dealer, and not cheap. I would love to own a k98 sniper, but prices for one are out of...
by Ernest T
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Anyone have access to the thread about making 8mm
Replies: 2
Views: 3481

Re: Anyone have access to the thread about making 8mm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi5s6xHrojk

Don't know how this would work on a non-Dillon press?
by Ernest T
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?
Replies: 5
Views: 10451

Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

Yea, I'm keeping an eye out for the CH4D dies. Nobody has them in stock now. I know what you mean by it being hard to get out of certain calibers. I can't believe that I'm adding another one to my list, but I plan to get rid of the last of my Argentine and Chilean mausers in the spring, so that will...

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