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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by Sig » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:21 am

That is sacrilege. Who would deface a piece of history like that? :angry-steamingears:

Yes please post a pic.


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Post by Biglever » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:31 am

A lot of people do. I try to save them



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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by 556NATO » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:34 am

Biglever wrote:
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A lot of people do. I try to save them
That makes you a hero of sorts. :D



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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by Biglever » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:51 pm

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My 30/40 K.
My files are to big

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Post by Sig » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:07 pm

I don't know how big your files are, but I upped the attachment limit to 4 megs.


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Re: Old military rifles pictures

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Post by Biglever » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Trying again
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There are so many images on this stock, every time I hold it, I find one I didn't see before. But you get the idea.

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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by Sig » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:12 pm

Very nice! Love the stock.


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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by Biglever » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 pm

A few bits of info. The 30/40 krag was the first US. Weapon adopted by the military to use smoke less powder, a big advantage over black powder, not giving away your position, with a big belch of smoke when you fire your weapon. The cartridge replaced the 45/70 government as the cartridge of choice for military use.
My rifle above was made over 100 yrs ago 1898
It was a short lived military weapon, because it couldn't be
Reloaded with chargers / stripper clips.
So it was replaced with the 1903 Springfield 30.06



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Re: Old military rifles

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Post by Sig » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Nice piece of history you have there. Are you able to find ammo for it easily enough?


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Post by Biglever » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:29 pm

Ammo is no problem, you won't find it in wally world,
But gun shops carry it. And reloading supplies are easy to come by.



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