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Forum: Firearms Forum 08-14-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,910
Posted By James Purnell
Look closer at the serial numbers on the...

Look closer at the serial numbers on the receiver, barrel, and then the bolt. Do you see a cohesive serial number font thruout, I don't? Where are the E/280 insection markings on the right side of...
Forum: Firearms Forum 08-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,910
Posted By James Purnell
Interesting gun. Definately a rebarrel. cmx...

Interesting gun. Definately a rebarrel. cmx coded barrel and differing firing proofs as mentioned by Bob. I'm inclined to think some of the bolt group was also replaced based on the serial numbers...
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-07-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By James Purnell
Interesting guns, and yours is a nice, but not...

Interesting guns, and yours is a nice, but not rare in my travels. I looked at two different examples at last years SOS. They never seem to show any sign of holster wear or evidence of issue during...
Forum: Firearms Forum 01-05-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,103
Posted By James Purnell
E/H on dot 43 wood? Not to my knowledge. If so...

E/H on dot 43 wood? Not to my knowledge. If so the E/H came very late in the 43 production year. For sure dot marked though.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 10-13-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,163
Posted By James Purnell
That's terrible. Valuable rifles should be...

That's terrible. Valuable rifles should be shipped in a hard case. Your sling is post world war 2 Israeli.
Forum: Firearms Forum 09-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By James Purnell
Tony, your rifle was made by Remington. I can't...

Tony, your rifle was made by Remington. I can't tell you what all the markings you describe mean, but I do know some. The flaming bomb is a firing proof. The small eagle over number markings are just...
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-14-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By James Purnell
That's abnormal wear on the front exterior of the...

That's abnormal wear on the front exterior of the slide. I'd study that area closely.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-14-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By James Purnell
Super nice gun!

Super nice gun!
Forum: Collections Display Forum 05-01-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By James Purnell
Source for small display signs?

I'm going to do a small display of German WW2 rifles at a future OGCA show. I need a few small signs that would say something like "do not handle", "not for sale", "please do not touch", ect. I can...
Forum: Firearms Forum 03-21-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By James Purnell
At the recent SOS in Louisville a 98/40 close to...

At the recent SOS in Louisville a 98/40 close to my table sold for 1800.00. They are much harder to find than a comparable matching 98k.

Jim
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-16-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By James Purnell
Those are absolutely beautiful! Very tough to...

Those are absolutely beautiful! Very tough to find a matching set in that condition.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 02-15-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By James Purnell
I'd say the gun was made well into 1944 based on...

I'd say the gun was made well into 1944 based on a few features. Front band and trigger housing look stamped to my eye.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-29-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By James Purnell
The magazines are specific to the BM-59. I have...

The magazines are specific to the BM-59. I have a BM-62 which is a Beretta made semi-automatic variant of the BM-59 using the same magazines. Beretta also manufactured a BM-69 that's semi, but I...
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-19-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By James Purnell
That's a nice one! I agree on the quality of the...

That's a nice one! I agree on the quality of the early German radoms. They were finished beautifully.
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-19-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By James Purnell
I've done a lot of shooting with my SVT's and can...

I've done a lot of shooting with my SVT's and can tell you that they all function differently at a given gas setting. Using the same ammo some rifles will function fine on a 1.3 gas setting and...
Forum: Firearms Forum 10-04-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By James Purnell
You can spend all day debating whether that's...

You can spend all day debating whether that's blood pitting or pitting from improper storage. At the end of the day you still have a rusted and pitted P.38. The "battle scarred" is just sellers...
Forum: Firearms Forum 09-02-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By James Purnell
I'll be blunt regarding Mitchell's mausers. They...

I'll be blunt regarding Mitchell's mausers. They are fradulent pieces of garbage! These are nothing more than import marked Russian captured 98k's that are renumbered, reblued, pimp shined, and...
Forum: Firearms Forum 08-30-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By James Purnell
Nick, the jwh rear band is really interesting. ...

Nick, the jwh rear band is really interesting. Lots of subcontracted parts show up on dot 44's, but I can't recall seeing anything jwh marked before this. jwh is Chatellerault in France. They may...
Forum: Firearms Forum 08-30-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By James Purnell
Very nice. How about a picture of the lower band...

Very nice. How about a picture of the lower band marking, sounds interesting.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 08-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By James Purnell
The marking you mention sounds to me like an...

The marking you mention sounds to me like an asterisk. If so it's a wartime marking and quite common on Spreewerk P.38's. Do a search on "asterisk" for more info.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 08-04-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By James Purnell
That sure is great documented history to go with...

That sure is great documented history to go with your P.38! How about a few more details? Is the Vet still with us? What is the code, year of your P.38?

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 06-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By James Purnell
Very nice early cyq P.38 rig! The early...

Very nice early cyq P.38 rig! The early Spreewerk guns are never easy to find in high condition.
Forum: Firearms Forum 06-13-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,845
Posted By James Purnell
A great original 45 dated holster. The pundits...

A great original 45 dated holster. The pundits allways seem to run out of gas when asked for details regarding their analysis.

Jim
Forum: Firearms Forum 06-13-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By James Purnell
Charlie, Is this the same gun you showed me at...

Charlie, Is this the same gun you showed me at Maumee about a year ago? It's a nice variation on the F block guns as most are all phosphate.

Jim
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 05-04-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By James Purnell
Thanks Schupo. Was the cartridge box a standard...

Thanks Schupo. Was the cartridge box a standard piece of fieldgear, or for parade use only?

Jim
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