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Old January 24, 2013, 12:11 AM   #51
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My Mosin Nagant Izhevsk 1939 M91/30. No sporterized stock, left it the way I like it.
Man! That stock is red.......
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Old January 25, 2013, 09:27 PM   #52
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What's so special about the Enfield that has a sling on it?
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Old January 25, 2013, 10:40 PM   #53
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It's the T model, the sniper variant if I read the list right. Pretty rare.
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Old January 26, 2013, 03:18 AM   #54
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Polinese is correct ... No4T Sniper, not many manufactured. Mine pictured below ...







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Old January 26, 2013, 11:24 PM   #55
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Just wondering. Sling to me indicates one that gets used.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:24 AM   #56
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boattale,

When I have my guns out for cleaning I always remove slings to prevent oils and grime working into the canvas webbing - there was less concern over the No4T since to be frank it is a safe Queen and never gets fired as a rule, ie it was already clean.

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Old January 27, 2013, 05:43 PM   #57
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1903 Smith Corona in an old school Fajen target stock.



98 Mauser in an uncheckered H&R Ultra stock.



No.1 MKIII Enfield and a Spanish Mauser.

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Old January 28, 2013, 12:40 PM   #58
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Man! That stock is red.......
Yeah it sure is, I didn't originally want it that red but I think it came out alright.
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Old January 31, 2013, 01:41 AM   #59
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Old February 3, 2013, 03:15 PM   #60
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Some of you have seen this, some haven't:

I apologize in advance for the screw heads; they were taken apart literally hundreds of times. I've since replaced them and found a proper bit for my torque wrench that will not cause damage to the new ones, even over the long-term!





Front view of the prototype that started my business...


... and the rear.
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Old February 3, 2013, 03:17 PM   #61
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The action is shimmed and the barrel corked:



I also made some cool things like a two-stage Finn M39-style trigger. Instead of pins, it has bearings




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Old February 3, 2013, 03:18 PM   #62
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdO8M4-idqE

Here is a trigger I modified while taking time to record the manufacturing process. Please bear in mind that this is during manufacture and it does not yet have grease or bluing on it.









This is very similar to the Finnish M39's trigger; this is just a Finnish idea that I improved on a bit.

This rifle is capable of this (or rather, I'm capable of doing this, with my 20/55 sight; I'm sure the rifle's much better):



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Old February 3, 2013, 04:55 PM   #63
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Just picked this up the other day for only $60.

Carcano Model 1941 Infantry Rifle




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Old February 3, 2013, 05:12 PM   #64
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My soon to be hog gun. I am going to leave it just like it is. The only addition I am making is the one I already have. I will slide on a Buttler Creek Medium slip on on recoil pad. Other than that I drift adjusted the sights, and tuned in a hand load.



This group was at 50 yards seated, using my knee to rest my elbow on. 10 shots fired at a rate of one shot per minute.




Note my hadloads with Speer Hot Core 150 grain SP .311 diameter shoot even better than this. The group shown was with 185 grain Monarch steel case FMJ.
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Old February 3, 2013, 09:42 PM   #65
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M&P,

What are you backing the Speer 150grn Hot Cor with? Mine likes 45 grains Varget with that bullet.

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Old February 4, 2013, 01:38 AM   #66
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I'll add another Krag to the list.

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Old February 4, 2013, 03:38 PM   #67
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I am using IMR 4320 for the hunting loads. I do not have my notes handy to give a velocity number.

General purpouse plinking loads are .308 bullets for the .30 carbine. 115 grains either the RN soft point, or FMJ the price on them is the same either way. (I also load .30 carbine.) I load them with Trail Boss. Averaged velocity with a 3.1 CC dipper heaping full was about 1700 FPS +/- 50 FPS. That was using CCI LR primers.

I had good results with Hornady 125 grain soft points in .310 loaded with IMR 4320 as well. 50 yard groups were under an inch off of sand bags.
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:07 PM   #68
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Here is my 1943 Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk1 with deer.
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:50 PM   #69
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Circa 1950-60's sporterized 1903A3 updated with a Timney trigger and a Nikon 3x9 scope.

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Old May 14, 2013, 09:53 PM   #70
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Here's a pic of me on my first hunting trip with my Sporterized Mauser. I couldn't find a pic of just the rifle unfortunatly. It's got a super ergonomic thumbhole stock and a 9x-40 Simmons scope on it. Off of the bench it shoots about a 1 inch group (my offhand groups are more like 4-5inches, minute of Deer at least). Not too shabby.
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Old May 16, 2013, 03:19 AM   #71
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You guys with the sporter 1903's are making me jealous. Most of the ones i've even seen were beat to hell and back. All the ones you guys have shown are amazing looking. I'd be glad to have any of them.
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Old May 16, 2013, 05:40 AM   #72
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My 1903A3 sporter is pleasingly accurate...but she kicks like a mule.
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Old May 16, 2013, 01:00 PM   #73
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Don't have a photo handy, but my 1917 Eddystone looks pretty much just like every other armory-refinished Eddystone. Shoots darn well, too. Sadly, I don't use it for much hunting since there's nothing in southeast Texas that can't easily be taken down with a .308.
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Old May 17, 2013, 11:54 AM   #74
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hey I remember this thread. I'm kindof glad that someone resurrected it becasue now I have an excuse to post my baby...
japanese type 44 cavalry carbine.
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Old May 17, 2013, 05:16 PM   #75
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You guys with the sporter 1903's are making me jealous. Most of the ones i've even seen were beat to hell and back. All the ones you guys have shown are amazing looking. I'd be glad to have any of them.
Those are the rifles just begging to be reborn. Buy one, give it some TLC and take her to the woods
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