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  1. I have popped these out using a set of flat...

    I have popped these out using a set of flat machinist punches.

    Started with one near the diameter of the flared tube to start and the follow with one the same outside diameter as the tube body.
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    Much of the war monument equipment is actually...

    Much of the war monument equipment is actually still US Goverment owned and is on long term loan to municipalities and veterans organizations. There is an office at the Tank Automotive and Armaments...
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    Can't tell much without more pics. There was a...

    Can't tell much without more pics. There was a pretty extensive cottage industry of such conversions after WWI. Quality ranges from the truly awful to excellent.
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    I agree that this guard is not from a 98k but...

    I agree that this guard is not from a 98k but that it is for a 7.92mm length cartridge. My example fits an FN stock. So, I am fairly certain that the guard in question is from an FN produced rifle,...
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    Probably a Belgian FN or a Chinese copy or...

    Probably a Belgian FN or a Chinese copy or israeli. I have one that is parkerized which i think is a FN part supplied to Israel.
  6. Thread: Posting Issues

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    Preview button is what i meant. I am using the...

    Preview button is what i meant. I am using the latest MS Windows with updates. We have a very slow and erratic internet connection. Maybe that's the issue?
  7. Thread: Posting Issues

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    Posting Issues

    In recent attempts to post to a thread and a private message I have had issues when I seek to review the draft message prior to completing the post. When I hit the review button I am automatically...
  8. Thread: I hate pins.

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    Big oops. 1.8mm is correct. I also confirmed the...

    Big oops. 1.8mm is correct. I also confirmed the number by a conversion calculation. Misread the dial on my Mauser-made metric micrometer which is set up differently than on a standard instrument.
  9. Thread: I hate pins.

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    I measured several pin samples from Mauser...

    I measured several pin samples from Mauser Oberndorf rifles (S/42G, Standard Modell, Portuguese 98k) using a metric micrometer. All measure 1.8mm. Probably a metric wire gage. They measured .071”...
  10. Thread: I hate pins.

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    Best to post a picture.

    Best to post a picture.
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    The serial number falls within the 1905...

    The serial number falls within the 1905 commercial range. Looks like what is known as a "Pre-war commercial." Likely in 7.63mm but some were sold in 9mm Mauser Export (longer, more powerful than...
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    It's a commercial sporter made up by many small...

    It's a commercial sporter made up by many small shop after WWI using military parts. Likely in the 1920s. Most will have commercial proofs and possibly vestiges of military mark's. Some use...
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    I used American beech which is not that commonly...

    I used American beech which is not that commonly used. Couldn't find any European beach as used in the originals.
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    Thanks all for the compliments. As in most...

    Thanks all for the compliments. As in most things the planning is tedious. The work is the fun part. It would have been much easier if I had an original to copy. Regards....
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    I've given up trying get the pictures right. No...

    I've given up trying get the pictures right. No matter the camera orientation and no matter how I rotate the image before I up load it they always come out wrong. Hints, Instructions, suggestions...
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    I built this replica box a few years ago as a...

    I built this replica box a few years ago as a winter project. I have a scaled shop sketch reverse engineered from available photos. If you are interested send a PM with your email address and I...
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    You can see that the cross pin that holds the...

    You can see that the cross pin that holds the floor plate release button is still in place. The cross pin is likely holding the spring. (Not sure how the plunger could be removed with this pin in...
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    I have done this numerous times. Usually there is...

    I have done this numerous times. Usually there is enough residual solder so that no addition needed. Regular soft solder is fine. I usually coat the barrel and the interior of the sight base with...
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    I think my 147/1938 98k is likely one of these...

    I think my 147/1938 98k is likely one of these rifles. Purchased by my dad in Dec 67 at Interarms Alexandria, VA for $39.95. Came out of the rack all matching and tracks to this description in...
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    M93 Spanish parts are pretty common. I often see...

    M93 Spanish parts are pretty common. I often see them in parts boxes at local shows.

    I compared the M93 and M96 bolts. The layout of the two bolts are virtually identical and the two samples are...
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    An interesting thought. Just did a quick...

    An interesting thought. Just did a quick comparison. Could not directly interchange bolts on examples of the M93 and M96. Swedish 96 bolt has a guide rib like the 98. Spanish 93 has no rib. A...
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    Will send a PM with other thoughts after...

    Will send a PM with other thoughts after examining my KKW and taking some measurements.
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    I believe that you are correct that one or both...

    I believe that you are correct that one or both of the raised pivot point on the sight base have been bent. Probably both. My guess is that the sight was elevated and levered against the pivots when...
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
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    In this case does SS just mean "single shot"...

    In this case does SS just mean "single shot" which is what how we talked about dad's .22 as kids?
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