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TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008




So I picked up my first bolt action rifle, a Smith Corona 1903A3 with reproduction stock.

I also put a winning minimum bid on a Yugo M24/52 C after seeing Classic sell some German occupation VZ 24s for a high price and panicked. Is the Yugo M24/52 C essentially like the Yugo M98/48 rework of acquired German 98k's except with a VZ 24 instead?

TheAsterite fucked around with this message at 01:45 on Jan 12, 2020

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TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008




Just picked this up from my lgs today. A Remington m1917 that seems to have been imported by Century from... somewhere.

Barrel seems to be original Remington with a 7 - 18 date. Bolt is Remington also, but is serialized and not matching to the receiver. Stock is probably a reproduction. It feels waxy like my beech wood vz58 furniture, and not like my 1903a3 or garand walnut reproduction stocks.

I don't see any noticeable painted 30-06 caliber markings on the stock or any Canadian markings.

Is there a good way to find out where this was imported from?

TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008


Miso Beno posted:

Looks like the stock has been sanded and polished as some milsurp collectors were want to do back in the 50-00s.

Also, sup '18 production Remington Buddy.



I did find this one faint mark on the stock:



But I'm pretty sure that's not an original marking, and I'm pretty sure it looks deliberate. But honestly it's hard to tell.

TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008


So I got a new to me, used 1917 follower to replace my bubba'd one. The follower's a little sticky at the top, should I look into sanding/filing the edges for a smoother fit?

TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008




3rd milsurp so far, an 8mm Yugo m24/52c, which I think is a Yugo reworked vz24. Bolt is really smooth, with a fair amount of wobble when fully to the rear, but the lockup is good.

TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008


Fearless posted:

That's pretty typical for almost all milsurp bolt actions isn't it?

Just seemed like more than my 03a3 and 1917. No big deal though, the gun feels solid.

Edit: Since we're on a new page. I couldn't resist also going after a Chilean 7mm 1935 Mauser at auction. Should hopefully be getting that in the next couple weeks.

TheAsterite fucked around with this message at 20:41 on Jan 24, 2020

TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008


Auction pics of what I won. Seems like South American Mausers are still somewhat underappreciated, and especially this one with only a 10K manufacture run.





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TheAsterite
Dec 31, 2008


glynnenstein posted:

Extremely nice! My Carabineros de Chile rifle was a steal, too. It seems crazy to me for a banner, plus you get the forgotten weapons vid that goes with it.

Ironically I probably lowered the collectible price on those

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