I have bought between 50 and 100 Turkish Mausers over the last 12 years.
Here is a pic of my brother with a 1903 Turkish Mauser converted to .223.
Here is a pic of some 1903 Turkish Mauser bolts I was polishing after TIG welding.
You have to want to do this stuff, because it is not cost effective.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?