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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) Yesterday, 05:49 AM
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Posted By mawkie
Here's the rub. It's one thing if you're...

Here's the rub. It's one thing if you're disappointed with a Garand when the CMP sold 'em for $350-750 depending on grade. When you're laying out over twice that for a 1911 it's a much bigger gamble...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 12th, 2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By mawkie
A few additional photos...

A few additional photos...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 12th, 2017, 06:01 AM
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Views: 185
Posted By mawkie
Redding smalls finds from 12-10-17

-Leaves up, gutters cleared, tractor winterized, snow blower fired. My self-imposed honey-do list was done on Saturday so I had all day Sunday to myself. Drove up to Redding to hang out with a good...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 9th, 2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 292,540
Posted By mawkie
Also love the 49/56! You got exactly what I...

Also love the 49/56! You got exactly what I recommend to anyone looking for a 49/56; the full spares pack. No scope mount but lots of accessories and spares along with an original manual. In my eyes...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 9th, 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 292,540
Posted By mawkie
Beautiful lithographs. TR was one hell of a Asst...

Beautiful lithographs. TR was one hell of a Asst Sec of the Navy, pretty much put Dewey's fleet and the Atlantic fleet in the right places at just the right time at a period where the logistics of...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 7th, 2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By mawkie
BTW, I have a prop from the remake of Around the...

BTW, I have a prop from the remake of Around the World in 80 days. It's a proper Long Lee cast from resin. So real looking that it easily passes the 20 ft test. Hard to tell the fake from the real,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 7th, 2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By mawkie
I don't care that they don't know a thing, just...

I don't care that they don't know a thing, just as long as they keep on coming with the cool stuff! This would have been one of the last pistols I would have imagined seeing in a move like this....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 4th, 2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,088
Posted By mawkie
Yup, all 40s vintage!

Yup, all 40s vintage!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 4th, 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,088
Posted By mawkie
Here's what every US 30-06 bolt action shooter...

Here's what every US 30-06 bolt action shooter needs in his gear closet! I despise recoil, doesn't do a thing to improve my aim, so having a padded shoulder is what I look for. Rocks the vintage look...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 4th, 2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By mawkie
Agree that weight would work against laminates as...

Agree that weight would work against laminates as the No 4 was already at 9 lbs. But when supplies of slow growing hardwoods disappear you're left to work with what's available. The Australians...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By mawkie
Funny how I can get all excited over the little...

Funny how I can get all excited over the little accessories like slings, muzzle covers, etc. Really do sweeten the pot for me.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By mawkie
All my problems with aftermarket .22 pistol mags...

All my problems with aftermarket .22 pistol mags have centered around the feed lips and their not being rigid enough to hold the correct shape. BTW, ditto for my P08 Luger which has a similar steep...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By mawkie
Yeah, the bakelite test was a dismal failure....

Yeah, the bakelite test was a dismal failure. Must have been desperate to even consider it. On the face of it I could tell you it would never survive the recoil, let alone field conditions.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By mawkie
Yeah, the SMLE fore stock isn't the easiest to...

Yeah, the SMLE fore stock isn't the easiest to produce. And even then usually needs to be hand fitted to the action. But the source of original stocks has dried up to a large degree. Prices on them...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By mawkie
Reproduction stock source

Again, while doing some searching for a source of SMLE furniture I found Fox Military in Europe. (http://fox-military.com/en/products.php?w=1) They list an amazing number of reproduction stocks for...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By mawkie
Enfield experimental stocks

-The long thread by toolness1 about his trials in repairing and then replacing a SMLE forestock had me thinking about how the Canadians and British tried to improve upon the original furniture....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 3rd, 2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,646
Posted By mawkie
Yes, you will probably have to carefully fit the...

Yes, you will probably have to carefully fit the draws to the action as you noted. The good thing is that it appears that there's excess material in the draws which is a good thing! Hardest part is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 2nd, 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mawkie
Spent the day in Gettysburg as Bucky was getting...

Spent the day in Gettysburg as Bucky was getting groomed. Stopped by Redding Hardware and grabbed a 100 round box of Match Short .22 for the Winder. The one and only firearm I own chambered for .22...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 1st, 2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mawkie
Winder sling swivels would work well for a 1907...

Winder sling swivels would work well for a 1907 or Kerr sling. I've been slowly learning about single shot Model 1886 Winchesters and am so impressed with what they were/are capable of. Another...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 1st, 2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mawkie
Actually it's in original factory trim. But...

Actually it's in original factory trim. But installing a tang sight is an easy task on these and you do see them all the time paired with a globe front sight. The fact that they're such good shooters...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 30th, 2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By mawkie
I was lucky to get a copy of the Banzai T99 book...

I was lucky to get a copy of the Banzai T99 book while it was still in print. Sadly missed out on the T38 book and it's gonna cost me plenty from what I've seen up for sale. Love the Banzai books as...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 30th, 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mawkie
Commercial Model 87 Winder Musket

-While on the search for a US marked Model 87 Winder Musket for the .22 trainer collection I ran across this uncommon commercial example that was too affordable and interesting to let pass.
-The...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 30th, 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By mawkie
+1! You don't see the grooved safety often. I...

+1! You don't see the grooved safety often. I might have one in my pile of T99s then again, maybe not. That was a good find, esp. with sling.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 29th, 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mawkie
I'm lucky to have that USTF Lebel that's got the...

I'm lucky to have that USTF Lebel that's got the original barrel from 1904. Since it was built for civilian use it never got the Balle N mod (civilians don't need to shoot MG ammo!).
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 29th, 2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mawkie
Bubba scrubbed Lebel or ?

-Found this 1886/93 Lebel up on Gunbroker just hours after it listed and the BIN price was soooo low I couldn't say no to it. Seller thought the cartridge lifter was broken but it was what I thought:...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 29th, 2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By mawkie
Both h2u and I watched that one sell at Poulin...

Both h2u and I watched that one sell at Poulin and while I expected it to sell strong (figured $10k wasn't outrageous) I wasn't ready for what went down. When bidding started I was shocked when it...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 26th, 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By mawkie
Doubt it. There's two types of sellers on GB....

Doubt it. There's two types of sellers on GB. Those with realistic expectations willing to set a start price designed to get folk actively bidding. They're there to sell the item and get cash...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 26th, 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,467
Posted By mawkie
There ya go, much better! While the new stock was...

There ya go, much better! While the new stock was pretty it had zero character or history. That's what I enjoy in my military issue examples.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 26th, 2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,412
Posted By mawkie
Like the idea of a Krag rifle. You can go...

Like the idea of a Krag rifle. You can go sporterized if your budget is tight and you just want a range rifle. No lack of those about. Or go big and find a nice original survivor. But be prepared to...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 26th, 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,412
Posted By mawkie
Hey, don't forget the 8mm Lebel, the round that...

Hey, don't forget the 8mm Lebel, the round that started the smokless revolution. I've got a 1886/93 arriving on Monday. Ammo still being produced for them too.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 26th, 2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 292,540
Posted By mawkie
You're in trouble now! My first of many, many...

You're in trouble now! My first of many, many Enfields was a No4 Savage too, South African marked.. Bought from the late Clyde who had that little hole-in-the-wall shop on Old Columbia Rd in Ellicott...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 25th, 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 292,540
Posted By mawkie
Just gotta see more photos of the Pocket...

Just gotta see more photos of the Pocket Hammerless, No4 and Underwood (Italian stock?), those look great!
Been casually looking for an Underwood. Someday...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 25th, 2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 292,540
Posted By mawkie
Stunning! You run across listings where sellers...

Stunning! You run across listings where sellers claim "unissued" or "100 point example" but rarely do they match the description. In this case it's the real deal. Congratulations!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 22nd, 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,197
Posted By mawkie
Ain't that the truth! Somd_mustangs and I muse...

Ain't that the truth! Somd_mustangs and I muse about certain GB "sellers" who could be more accurately called "listers" because they have items up for YEARS without anyone meeting what has to be a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 20th, 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,197
Posted By mawkie
Can't emphasize enough the need to take the time...

Can't emphasize enough the need to take the time to get educated on items like Lugers. This thread is a prime example. What looks like a mis-matched shooter grade example is actually collectible to a...
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