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 on: December 07, 2017, 07:31:45 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dave
Cool.  Here's a test pic from last August.
It works.  Good to know.  Thanks.

 on: December 07, 2017, 04:56:53 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Fingers McGee
I'd post pics but Photobucket has changed, and this forum doesn't have a downloader.

Yes it does. click on "Additional Options..." from the Reply screen the enter file name in the "Attach:" window.

 on: December 05, 2017, 09:05:48 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dave
I'd post pics but Photobucket has changed, and this forum doesn't have a downloader.
I loaded up ten rounds and went to the range today (in the rain).  I used jacketed bullets to clean the barrel.  The rifle is so accurate it makes me look good.  It's a real gong ringer at 100 yds.  I'm going to look for some stripper clips to make loading easier.  Great rifle.
So, I might be a Mauser collector.  I have this Spanish Mauser, an Argentine Mauser, a Swedish Mauser and a Springfield M1917 .30-06 based on the Mauser design.
And no savings account...ah, screw it.

 on: December 04, 2017, 04:08:34 AM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Festus
Please keep us up on the progress.
And pictures please.

 on: December 03, 2017, 09:10:19 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dave
I saw a rife in the rack, all beat up, paint on the stock, dings and dents in the wood, small crack on the top handguard.  But it was cheap, so I got it.  It's a Berlin-made 1893 Spanish Mauser in 7x57, the one the Spaniards used to kick butt in the Spanish American War.  Under the Spanish crest on the receiver was the date 1894, so it was probably "there," fighting against the Krags (30-40).  These rifles are part of the reason the U.S. dropped the Krags.
I used 5F5 stripper on the stock and removed all the old dirt, paint, grime, etc.  A cartouche appeared on the stock - the Spanish crest and the 1894 date.  Stamped in the stock, right under the serial number on the receiver, appeared the matching serial number.  I found matching numbers everywhere, including the bolt.  I thought the cleaning rod was broken - it's only 17" long - but that's original.
I cleaned the wood all up, fixed the crack with two-part epoxy and a filler, then started applying boiled linseed oil.  I'm up to five coats.  No sanding, no dent steaming.
I completely stripped the rifle, every screw and spring - everything - and cleaned it and applied CLP to every moving part.  The bore is great - it cleaned up well.
It looks good - old, used, but authentic.  I have a Rolling Block in 7x57 so I already have the dies, brass, bullets.  I'll test fire it this week.
Cheap money, but a great project gun that turned out well.  It looks good next to my Krag rifle and carbine.  I'm surprised they get along.

 on: November 04, 2017, 08:32:34 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dave
I started reloading the .410 shells by hand.  I pop the primer out with a Lee decapper or just punch it out with a rod.  I place a new primer in the flash hole, put a wooden dowel in the shell and smack the dowel.  The primer fits right in.  Drop some powder in, then a plastic wad, then the shot, then use Elmer's Glue to hold a small cardboard circle over the shot.  They work very well.
I just got the same Mossberg bolt action in 12 ga for about $60.  I brought it to the range, thinking that it'd be as fun to shoot as the .410.  I fired a box at the birds, and it was nasty.  I hit maybe 5 out of 25 and it beat the crap out of my shoulder.  Yep, it's not a trap gun, but it's probably a great hunting gun.

Congratulations on the award.  Let us know how it goes.

 on: November 02, 2017, 07:30:09 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by decrepit
 lol3  In my younger years I rolled many rabbits with a single shot breakdown 410   They also are good for these speedy missouri grey squirrels    Ive been known to drop a few quail with one.  Good find Dave.  Hope you have enjoyment with it.  They notified me today that Im to get an award from the state at a veterans day ceremony.  Im going to the Marine Corps ball this year.  Hope Im the oldest one there.  My friend Bobby told me he didmt know Marines had balls/

 on: November 02, 2017, 07:55:24 AM 
Started by Dave - Last post by twin colt
They are nice rabbit and squirrel stew getters CSA scooter

 on: October 21, 2017, 03:36:16 PM 
Started by twin colt - Last post by twin colt
Yeah , could try those I use them for the pistols CSA

 on: October 10, 2017, 08:53:33 PM 
Started by decrepit - Last post by Dave
I thought I was in your neck of the woods in August, but my geography was all wrong.  We flew to North Dakota and drove down to South Dakota.  Nice wide open country.

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