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by Zac952
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: World's largest Buffington sight
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: World's largest Buffington sight

Thanks BR for that information, as a new collector it is really interesting to me to hear about how things had used to be, prices and deals seem unbelievable until you think about how much different the dollar was at the time. As of late I have been diving pretty deep into Lee Enfields and find them...
by Zac952
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: World's largest Buffington sight
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: World's largest Buffington sight

Thanks BR! I'll have another thing yet to watch some videos and do some research on. That looks like a very good condition No5! And a No5 bayonet to go with it, I need to add a No5 bayonet to my collection. Is that a Swedish M94? If so I hear the 6x55 Swedish is one soft shooting round, I bet that f...
by Zac952
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: World's largest Buffington sight
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: World's largest Buffington sight

Something about the Buffington sight just seems distinctively American and gives it much interest to me, tangent mauser sights well useful and likely better battle sights just don't have the same appeal to me. Now for shooting I prefer a peep sight like that found on the m1917 or No4 enfields, I hav...
by Zac952
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: World's largest Buffington sight
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: World's largest Buffington sight

BR I did think that the sight looked like a 1903/1917 hybrid, but a No1 enfield has the micrometer elevation as you said. The windage adjustment is what really got me thinking Buffington, although it lacks the tangent adjustment on the base. Now my experience with the m79 is limited to call of duty,...
by Zac952
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: World's largest Buffington sight
Replies: 11
Views: 95

World's largest Buffington sight

Not sure if it's truly the largest but it is a pretty neat take on the Buffington sight by winchester in the mid 1940s, here is a link to the video https://youtu.be/-RvpWYBDruE Scroll to 11 minutes 17 seconds for a upclose demonstration of the sight. Screenshot_20211126-084653_YouTube.jpg Feel free ...
by Zac952
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Winchester Brass
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Winchester Brass

Once Graf brass is properly sized down to fit your chamber I have had decent life out of it with 8 reloads and full length resizing, I lost one case after 4 (a small blowout on the shoulder) and after 7 I lost another case due to the same thing. Graf brass extra long shoulder may be of use to those ...
by Zac952
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Rust Bluing and stock finishing
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Rust Bluing and stock finishing

Thanks! Not specific to Krags but this rust blue method also works very well on scrubbed crests on mausers, blends much better than cold blue which is off color.
by Zac952
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: European Krags
Topic: Gun Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Gun Identification

It's a 91/30, likely chambered for 762x54R but sometimes Mosins were rechambered by bannerman for 30-06, a chamber casting would be the only sure way to tell if it's been messed with or not, likely no but something to be aware of. Looks like you also have the bayonet, if it's serialed to the rifle i...
by Zac952
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: European Krags
Topic: Gun Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Gun Identification

Looks like a mosin nagant 91/30, maybe just a 91, I'm not an expert on them but it is a Mosin Nagant.
Overall length for a 91 is 51.25 inches
Overall length for a 91/30 is 48.75 inches
by Zac952
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New member looking to learn
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: New member looking to learn

A trick I like to do when I get a new old rifle is to steam it! Yes I said steam, get yourself a cheap stock pot with lid, a pvc toilet flange, 4 foot peice of 4inch pvc, pvc pipe cap and some hardwood dowel, assemble what I call a steam apparatus by screwing the toilet flange to the stock pot lid, ...