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  • Posted in thread: Rifle identification on 01-21-2015 at 05:57 AM
    The French M1936 bolt handle sweeps forward, because it attaches to the rear of the bolt. The
    Mauser bolt attaches at the middle of the bolt. Either way, you want good mechanical advantage
    and want qu...

  • Posted in thread: Which WW2 Battle Rifle Was Best? on 12-09-2014 at 03:49 AM
    However, there are several different "battlefields" (jungle, urban, mountain, etc.) and there
    are reports of some special American units in Afghanistan equiped with that outmoded variation
    of the M1, ...

  • Posted in thread: Which WW2 Battle Rifle Was Best? on 12-08-2014 at 06:09 AM
    The Garand was a great rifle, but the Stgw 1944 was light years ahead. The Stgw 1944 could
    still hold its own on today's battlefield, where the Garand would be totally outmoded. The
    Government really ...

  • Posted in thread: P1907 Question on 08-28-2014 at 05:22 AM
    Correct grips and screwbolts are available reasonably on eBay. The "putty" is probably epoxy.
    :( Honestly, If it were me, I would cut my losses and keep this one as-is. If you want one with
    proper gri...

  • Posted in thread: What is this from? on 05-15-2014 at 05:17 AM
    Looks to be a U.S. M1873 socket bayonet. The steel scabbard body is from a M1873, so the
    bayonet likely is as well. Definitely a U.S. bayonet. Check yours against the pics and
    dimensions listed on my ...

  • Posted in thread: these two bayonets? (knives) worth anything? on 05-05-2014 at 04:02 AM
    The longer of the two is a German m1898/05 bayonet, used during the First World War with the
    famous 8 mm. Mauser Gewehr 98. The ricasso marking stands for Actieneschellschaft vormals
    Frister & Rossman...

  • Posted in thread: Bayonets on 04-01-2014 at 02:56 AM
    Lots of info and pics on my site. The AK Bayonets 101 page has a summary, with more details and
    pics on the Country pages.

  • Posted in thread: P1907 bayonet marking ??? on 12-31-2013 at 02:37 AM
    This is a L1A4 bayonet, on account of the long fuller and plain (as opposed to 'waisted')
    crosspiece. L1A3 bayonets with the plain crosspiece had the short blade fuller. The "C" marking
    is common on L...

  • Posted in thread: My Mauser K98 on 12-28-2013 at 08:21 PM
    bpr is the Letter Code identifying the subcontractor that produced the buttplate. The buttplate
    was made in 1940 by the firm Johannes Grossfuss Metall-u. Lackierwarenfabrik (metal and
    laquerware manuf...

  • Posted in thread: This Could Be The One on 11-11-2013 at 03:09 AM
    I tend to agree with the others, it's pretty salty. It is a Post-War manufactured rifle
    produced in Czechoslovakia at the BRNO factories. The Post-War Czech Kar 98k rifles tend to be
    very good shooter...

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