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    $360 from a dealer.

    $360 from a dealer.
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    I'll post some later today or tomorrow.

    I'll post some later today or tomorrow.
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    Yep, that has been my philosophy for many years....

    Yep, that has been my philosophy for many years.

    One of the questions I had about my rifle was about the black paint on some of the parts. The trigger housing, floor plate and barrel bands have...
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    It looks like what I'm looking for but, boy, it...

    It looks like what I'm looking for but, boy, it aint cheap.
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    What book(s) for WWI 98s?

    Recently buying my first Imperial 98, a 1916 Erfurt Kar98a,
    has whetted my appetite a bit for them. I don't have a desire for more than one or two but I would like to learn more about them. What...
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    Mine is in the white. Except for the bolt, the...

    Mine is in the white. Except for the bolt, the gun is all matching with no post WWI parts that I can see. The bolt is a proper K98a bolt and is all matching. The follower is stamped 25, the serial...
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    I just took delivery of a 1916 Erfurt Kar98a....

    I just took delivery of a 1916 Erfurt Kar98a. Mine also has the follower beveled. Is that correct for these guns?
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    That is really a great looking rifle. I'd be...

    That is really a great looking rifle. I'd be proud to own that.
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    Nice job of bring that gun back to life. What did...

    Nice job of bring that gun back to life. What did the stock set you back?
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    I love that blue. I really like mine, but I...

    I love that blue. I really like mine, but I would like it a little better if it was matching.
  11. Sticky: M40 Luftwaffe, SE62, lot number 4906. Purchased...

    M40 Luftwaffe, SE62, lot number 4906. Purchased 08-03-19 at a gun show.
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    Gunshow find this weekend

    In the militaria section I listed some of my finds this weekend. I got this today at the same show. 106xxx serial number Orgies .32 auto. I didn't pay a lot from the dealer and then found out why...
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    My next was this unmarked holster. I took a...

    My next was this unmarked holster. I took a chance on it not knowing what it would fit but the dealer thought it was for a PPK. After trying some of my guns I found that a 1914/34 Mauser fits...
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    Gunshow finds this weekend, M40 Luft, etc.

    My best score this weekend was this M40 Luftwaffe, SE 62 with lot number 4906.
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    Front sight hoods

    What is the going rate these days for sight hoods and are originals readily available?
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    Glad I could help.

    Glad I could help.
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    At that point in production the slide was not...

    At that point in production the slide was not numbered externally. Use some indirect light and look inside the slide, opposite the ejection port. They usually have the last three digits of the serial...
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    That's pretty cool. I'd love to have a rebuild...

    That's pretty cool. I'd love to have a rebuild like that one day.
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    I like it. Really nice.

    I like it. Really nice.
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    Thanks, now I know what to look for.

    Thanks, now I know what to look for.
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    Thanks, that's pretty cool. I doubt it's a fake...

    Thanks, that's pretty cool. I doubt it's a fake unit inscription, it's so faint I had to use a dab of olive oil on the belt and some side lighting to read it. Anyone faking it would have wanted it to...
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    Thanks very much. There is more info faintly...

    Thanks very much. There is more info faintly scratched near the unit mark that I've yet to be able to read. Could be the info of the G.I. who had it.

    The best I can make out:
    "W. Rizold 8./II....
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    Unit I.D.?

    I recently bought a 1935 dated E.M. belt that is stamped on the inside, "St./J.R.47 I". Any ideas as to the unit?
  24. Thread: Fn1910

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    Nice gun. What gives it away as being occupied...

    Nice gun. What gives it away as being occupied assembled?
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    Very nice. I've had two in the past but would...

    Very nice. I've had two in the past but would like to get another.
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