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Old January 1, 2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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As I understand it......


The German Empire gave the Ottoman Empire many different rifles in the years leading up to WWI and WWII (including the Commission Rifle I now have) ..... the Turks cobbled them together so they'd have something to arm their soldiers with.... and the turks were not always terribly concerned with their conscripts well being...... how else do you explain rebarrelling a Commission Rifle for the new much higher pressure 8mm JS ammo?

The Turks' "cobbling" was so common it's an adjective now: "Turked" Mausers are parts guns of questionable safety ......
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