New Member? Introduce yourself here (just intros, questions get answered elsewhere)

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  1. Zahn
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    Remove your "watch thread" and set it up again.

    And to all the new ones, welcome! You've found and joined one of the best forums for the discussion of firearms and associated aspects without the politics and drama so often seen elsewhere.
     
  2. rust collector
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    Thank you for the tip. Seems to be working OK now.
     
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  3. Mauser fan

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    Hello all. As my screen name suggests I'm have a great affinity for all things Mauser. I have been a hand loader for bottle neck cartridges over 15 years now and a hobby Gunsmith 8 years. I have been retired from the US Army for 9 years and enjoying every minute of it. I'm looking forward to learning and sharing experiences with everyone on this forum.

    Jeremy
     
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  4. Mogas
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    Welcome Mauser fan. I too am a Mauser fan back at a time when a person could buy Mauser rifles in excellent to unfired condition for under $100 dollars. I still remember going into a hardware store where there was a wooden barrel filled with 1903 springfields for $30 each. This was a time a person could bring a rifle into a local gunsmith for a new barrel or rechambering and get back within 5 days. Sadly those days are gone. Now I cherish each old Mauser I still have and regret all the ones I got sold or gave away.
     
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  5. Mauser fan

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    Thank you. Sadly you are correct about those days past when old milsurp's could be had for a steal so to speak. Those are days long before I was born. I find myself searching high and low for parts fo the barreled actions I have come into over the past couple of years. Here is a picture of the last 5 Spanish Ladies I have resurrected to become Sporter's. There was no other parts other than the receivers and barrels when I got them.
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  6. Mogas
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    Very nice Mauser fan. You may want to see if SARCO are still selling 93 spanish mauser complete receivers for $99.00. If available, might be a good idea to pick up one or two just for parts you may need later. BTW, What calibers did you decide to put your 93 mausers in? I had a discussion with a few members a while back on this and they mostly concurred that 6.5 X 55 swedish or 7 X 57 because of the age of the receivers and original chamber pressures back then.
     
  7. JmacD

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    Nice!!! Any experience with Mexican Mausers? Have a sporterized one I’m rebuilding.

    and welcome!!!
     
  8. Mauser fan

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    Thank you gentlemen. The ones in in-front of the one int the gun vise are 7x57 and the one in the vise is 7.62 CETME.

    I have an account with Sarco and have bought parts from them in the past.

    I have one currently in the works. It is also going to be 7x57 just with a Green Mountain barrel that I have had on the shelf waiting for the right action. Now I'm gathering the shekels together to but the right stock and finisher reamer. I got the barrel sometime back before Midway discontinued selling them.

    Unfortunately I have no experience with the Mexican Mauser's as far as building them.
     
  9. Mogas
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    I too have no experience with Mexican Mausers... Wish I could help you here BUT WAIT! The is a host of people here that might be able to help.. Go to Gunsmithing and repair or the reloading sites here on The High road forum. I am sure you will find people there qualified to answer any questions about your Mexican Mauser...
     
  10. Curious Brit

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    Good morning all, my name is Kevin I'm a Brit currently living in UK so my access to firearms is severely restricted to say the least. I've had an interest in firearms since I was a kid and find all firearms wee marvels of engineering and I'm pretty sure if I owned some I would constantly be breaking them down cleaning them and reassemble. I'd definitely have a small table top workshop, the idea of tinkering and restoration warms the cockles of my heart, but is just a dream to be never realised.
    Anyway the reason I've joined is because I do have questions that I'm pretty sure members of THR will be able to answer, just got to find the correct forum/thread to post on, so a wee bit of exploration called for, look forward to it.
     
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  11. rust collector
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    Welcome, Kevin! Thank you for the introduction. We have been spoiled when it comes to guns, because they were so central to the fierce independence that brought us to our place in the grand scheme of things. We are under intense pressure to change our ways, but only time will tell. Meanwhile, we are happy that you found us and hope we may be of assistance. Please give the THR primer a review when you can, and we hope you enjoy your time with us.
     
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    If nothing specific jumps out, using the "General" category often will get visibility.
    You can also ask the moderators via "DM" (it's labeled as "Start a Conversation").
     
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  13. The_Armed_Citizen_Report

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    Hi i'm a new member here.
     
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  14. rust collector
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    Welcome to THR, TACR. I notice that your name, and a couple posts in the moderate review area containing links, direct attention to your video channel. The problem is that you have no history here so we don't know who we are dealing with, and your first actions have been to exploit the community by promoting your video channel. I suspect that you do not like to be used by others who you do not know, so I hope you will understand our position.

    You are welcome to participate if you do not abuse the resource. Promotion of your channel, and links to your channel, are an abuse of the resource. If you have questions you are welcome to contact me directly by hitting the conversations button top right, and I will respond.
     
  15. Ken in AZ

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    Good afternoon. My name is Ken and I reside in Prescott, Arizona. I'm glad to be here.
     
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    Hello Ken, and welcome. We are glad you found us, and hope you will enjoy your time here. Please check out the THR primer in the general gun discussions section and make yourself comfortable.
     
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  17. RipKord42

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    Hi All, looking forward to the forum. My firearms interests fall under the category of "all" :) I'm a life long shooter and I do tend toward the more to the modern stuff but, I am ready to get into the milsurp game a fair bit. I recently got a Lee Enfield No. 5 which is helping with that (now only if I could find some ammo).
     
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  18. rust collector
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    Welcome, RipKord42! We are glad to have you on board and hope you will feel at home here. We try to be a good resource, and that works when folks are willing to be courteous and respectful. We like THR to be a refuge from the politics and rhetoric so common these days, so moderation is probably up a notch from other firearms forums. I will suggest you check out the THR primer thread in the general gun discussion section, and wander about the place as you desire. Thanks for the intro.
     
  19. Danaidh

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    Hello y'all. Dan here from Alabama. I have only recently joined this forum. I have played with firearms of various types most of my life. I enjoy shooting and hunting.

    I hope to continue to learn about firearms from the folks on this forum. My handle is Danaidh which is Gaelic for Dan, Danny, etc.

    Respectfully, Dan
     
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  20. rust collector
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    Welcome, Dan! Thank you for the intro. We hope you will enjoy the experience. Check out the THR primer in the general gun discussion section and feel free to look around. We try to be respectful and courteous so that there is less burning and more learning. Enjoy!
     
  21. Danaidh

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  22. ColonelTravis

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    Hi, just got a 1847 Walker as my first BP gun. Have a Richards Conversion. Bunch of modern stuff. Big fan of the old stuff.
     
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    With a handle like Col Travis, I'll wager you have at least some "texas" in you. Bienvenidos amigo.
     
  24. ColonelTravis

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    CapnMac - maybe a little bit ;)
    Thanks for the welcome
     
  25. Mogas
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    Welcome Col. Travis;
    At my age, I been thinking of getting a walker myself.. Maybe one that is a little bit newer than 1847.
     
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