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    This entry is from the Mauser Offers book....

    This entry is from the Mauser Offers book. Arguably you could say that the offer was never completed.
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    I sold a Walther Sportmodell V to someone on the...

    I sold a Walther Sportmodell V to someone on the board that had a "military" marking on it. "kh" if I remember correctly.
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    Sorry, my post was poorly worded. The transaction...

    Sorry, my post was poorly worded. The transaction that Mr. Speed found was from 1934. There is no way to conclusively tie the two together. The rifle is undated as far as I know. There is a 220...
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    I bid at an online auction a year or maybe it is...

    I bid at an online auction a year or maybe it is two years ago where you could see the bidders location. I bid against Simpson on at least 20 items, every time me being the second highest bidder, and...
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    I wonder if there is any connection with the...

    I wonder if there is any connection with the later Haenel - Lorenz?
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    The assembly in Switzerland is an interesting...

    The assembly in Switzerland is an interesting theory, but pretty hard to substantiate.

    Picture of a side by side of the two banner markings.

    Also pictured is my # 64 Large Banner Carbine. It...
  7. Thread: Refinishing

    by Fal Grunt
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    Anyone know how to post pdf's? I have several...

    Anyone know how to post pdf's? I have several documents related to firearms preservation. I was fortunate enough to go to a college that had care and preservation of artifacts as coursework you could...
  8. Remind me, this is different from the standard...

    Remind me, this is different from the standard 12/16 carbine correct?
  9. I never looked at the springs, I just inspected...

    I never looked at the springs, I just inspected and tested the steel. I use a rockwell superficial, hardness and tukon testers.

    The hardness, and temper, varies based on the part, the composition...
  10. Personally, I would advocate leaving it exactly...

    Personally, I would advocate leaving it exactly how it is. I have had more than one gun that I have examined that were "fire rescues" that were sold to a new owner without informing them as such.
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    I have DSM extractors on the schedule for first...

    I have DSM extractors on the schedule for first week of July. Depending on interest, and schedule, hopefully we'll get a batch made then.
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing the mini book!!

    Very cool, thanks for sharing the mini book!!
  13. Thread: KM Dsm34?

    by Fal Grunt
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    That is a very interesting marking. What make is...

    That is a very interesting marking. What make is the DSM?
  14. Very cool book Clay, I sent you an email, can I...

    Very cool book Clay, I sent you an email, can I poach a better quality copy?
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    Whose making me a batch of stripper clips to get...

    Whose making me a batch of stripper clips to get started with?

    :thumbsup:
  16. That I do not know. I can only speculate that...

    That I do not know. I can only speculate that given the enormous amount of work that Spandau would have been flooded with they would have likely farmed some of it out? That is one of the reasons I am...
  17. As a personal note Chris, you were lucky with...

    As a personal note Chris, you were lucky with that rifle. I ignored it and never looked at it because the title description had K98k in it. Now I realize the seller was using that as "bait" to...
  18. to add to the talks on G98 site in Regards to...

    to add to the talks on G98 site in Regards to 1914 China models here are the actual definitive docs that tell the story. In 1913 China Ordered 12,000 rifles in 6.8. by the time they were made WW1 was...
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    Would have been a $300 rifle if I had sold it.

    Would have been a $300 rifle if I had sold it.
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    This has been driving me nuts, I recognize that...

    This has been driving me nuts, I recognize that bottom metal, but can't figure out what it is!
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    Forgot to post this earlier. ...

    Forgot to post this earlier.

    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/85968770

    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/85968772

    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/25011
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    https://live.amoskeagauction.com/m/lot-details/ind...

    https://live.amoskeagauction.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/54/lot/29089?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F54%3Flotnum%3D203

    Serial 281
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    Hmmm.... I would say test actions would explain...

    Hmmm.... I would say test actions would explain the holes in the recorded samples, but even if every ammunition and gun company related bought several.... that would only account for a few hundred. ...
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    It wouldn't make sense for Kern to be documenting...

    It wouldn't make sense for Kern to be documenting serial numbers of actions that were built into gauges for testing either....

    just thinking aloud.
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    I’m going to make a bit of a side step here...

    I’m going to make a bit of a side step here concerning this topic and research here in the US. A lot of you guys forget how knowledgeable, driven, and finally, connected you are. I’ll give two...
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