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Posted in thread: Arisaka Type 99 on 05-29-2016 at 03:54 AM
Unless there is evidence that aircraft sight wings or monopod were ever present, you should
assume they were never issued. Look for wear on the sight from pivoting the sight wings or
dents in the wood...
Posted in thread: My garage sale rifle is now complete!! on 04-05-2016 at 03:02 AM
Well done, indeed!
Posted in thread: Will 1891 Carcano bayonet fit older 1870 Vetterli on 01-26-2016 at 04:14 AM
The M1871/87/15 bayonets had the blade shortened to 9 inches and the lower quillion removed.
These come up for sale frequently on eBay. The shortened version is correct for the
Vetterli-Carcano and is...
Posted in thread: Will 1891 Carcano bayonet fit older 1870 Vetterli on 01-25-2016 at 04:16 AM
The Vetterli-Carcano conversion rifles mount the M1871 Vetterli bayonet, not the M1891 Carcano
bayonet. The Italians shortened older M1871 bayonets for issue with the Vetterli-Carcano rifles
Posted in thread: Rifle identification on 01-21-2015 at 04:57 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 02:49 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 05:09 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 04:22 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
Posted in thread: What is this from? on 05-15-2014 at 04:17 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 03:02 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...