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    I am wondering if one of the Mods would actually...

    I am wondering if one of the Mods would actually consider making a tab that discusses Refurb/Captured rifles?
    I understand the point of this website is to focus and research historical examples but...
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    Certainly a Scare if not Rare rifle in Canada. ...

    Certainly a Scare if not Rare rifle in Canada.

    Long Rifle bring backs are quite uncommon as the Canadians had no souvenir policy. Many nice handguns got smuggled back but very few rifles were...
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    If an individual seller his guarantee is likely...

    If an individual seller his guarantee is likely worth nothing. Even a guarantee from a reputable dealer is questionable.

    Great example was the "champagne rune decal" SS helmets. Sold for years...
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    If an individual seller his guarantee is likely...

    If an individual seller his guarantee is likely worth nothing. Even a guarantee from a reputable dealer is questionable.

    Great example was the "champagne rune decal" SS helmets. Sold for years...
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    I couldn't say for sure that it is a fake without...

    I couldn't say for sure that it is a fake without holding it in my hands, but looks doubtful.
    Serial number close, but looks engraved versus acid etched (corners too clean and not italicized enough...
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    If a MM bolt, just replace the locking flaps. ...

    If a MM bolt, just replace the locking flaps. Repro would be cheaper but eventually pick up a set of originals.
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    To me it comes down to is the rifle a shooter or...

    To me it comes down to is the rifle a shooter or collector? If the lug is matching, I would have it repaired but treated properly. You can always have a second set for shooting and include it with...
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    Welder or gunsmith could do it but they would...

    Welder or gunsmith could do it but they would need to use anneal heat treating in order to withstand the pressures. You can find original non-matching locking flaps, make sure you purchase the right...
  9. Thread: K43 serial

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    Here is the other example. Q block but also...

    Here is the other example.
    Q block but also low digit
  10. Thread: K43 serial

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    Double VoPo rifle. The 2x "X's" represent double...

    Double VoPo rifle. The 2x "X's" represent double acceptance/refurb by the East Germans. Magazine being stamped forced matched was also typical of the East Germans and sometimes they would EP the...
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    The other two later mounts pictured are IMHO are...

    The other two later mounts pictured are IMHO are original. The difference is in the 'rough' finish. Most reproductions mounts lack this and were milled to a fine finish. There was a Czech run of...
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    Scope looks legit. Mount/Bands seems like one...

    Scope looks legit.

    Mount/Bands seems like one of the nicer and more recent re-productions out the Ukraine and then the set has been aged. IMHO
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    For adjustments, you can remove the stamped cover...

    For adjustments, you can remove the stamped cover and then unscrew the small screws to reveal the drum adjustment underneath. You can then re-set the drum like you would on a modern scope once you...
  14. All very interesting comments. I was "iffy" on...

    All very interesting comments. I was "iffy" on the stock yesterday but I didn't want to be the first to make a comment as I didn't have a 100% feeling on it and it's true, cleaned stocks that end up...
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    Great finds, neat rifle and a very interesting...

    Great finds, neat rifle and a very interesting story.

    I always have to laugh and giggle to myself about the duffle cuts. Years ago I was doing a joint exercise down at an NTC center and ordered...
  16. Thread: Rescue Project

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    Tough to say from the pictures if it is a true...

    Tough to say from the pictures if it is a true blank receiver or has been 'buffed' post war. The serial numbers from initial examination look post war to me as well.
    I had a chance to buy this...
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    Some strong opinions indeed and not unwarranted....

    Some strong opinions indeed and not unwarranted.
    I agree in the USA there is no reason not to collect all matching rifles or at least bolt MM rifles etc. However, as pointed out in other countries...
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    Someone in the WTB section was looking for an LSR...

    Someone in the WTB section was looking for an LSR stock to restore an LSR. Hopefully they check here!!
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    I forget where on this site, but I have seen...

    I forget where on this site, but I have seen pictures of USGI's swapping parts on K98's at collection depots - simply enhancing the rifle they wanted to take home.
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    Curious which Canadian dealer was selling the...

    Curious which Canadian dealer was selling the first overpriced rifle.
    Sad but true, recent commercially sold RCs are $1300+ CDN. Im curious where Bell or North Sylva are still finding RCs to...
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    People restore rifles all the time. Sometimes it...

    People restore rifles all the time.
    Sometimes it may be as simple as making a rifle period correct. Perfect example is adding proper full length wood and bands to a sporterized rifle.
    It can get a...
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    Very cool! The Soviets certainly would have lost...

    Very cool!
    The Soviets certainly would have lost quite a few arms. My SVT-38 for example is a Finn capture and I have several Finn Captured Mosins, one is even originally a WWI Austrian Capture...
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    Thank you for sharing! Nice rifle and glad you...

    Thank you for sharing!
    Nice rifle and glad you got out to shoot it!!
  24. Yes, I sold the M39 to a collector who then...

    Yes, I sold the M39 to a collector who then passed it on to another collector who decided to shoot it. Stock blew up on the first shot, even after the person I sold it to had upgraded the duffle cut...
  25. Why to think twice about shooting old semi-automatics.

    Not my rifle but I did sell it to an acquaintance.
    Swedish AG42 B
    About 10 rounds into a range session and a magazine fed round did this to his rifle. Majority of parts destroyed (bent, etc.).
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