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Off-Topic / Re: Forgotten Hope 2 Discord!
« on: 03-04-2019, 22:04:20 »
The link is not unfortunately working anymore

Off-Topic / Re: Forgotten Weapons
« on: 04-09-2017, 21:09:31 »
Personally I feel that this thread should be merged with the firearms thread, but that's just me. Forgotten Weapons channel itself is awesome, never knew that the MP41 wasn't just an MP40 with a wooden stock until a recent episode.

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 04-09-2017, 21:09:37 »
It's done:

And a bonus family photo:

Top to bottom:
Remington 700 SPS in .308 Winchester. The barrel channel in the stock has been ground open and the stock bedded to make it a free floater, and another sling swivel attach point added to the front.
FN/Browning Auto-5 from 1931.
Valmet 112 12-gauge O/U shotgun from the 70's or 80's. My first shotgun, and it used to belong to my dad. The stock has been shortened by 10 cm, then added back(you can barely see the line where it's put together, just behind of the rear sling swivel), and the comb raised by 7mm. The bottom barrel was burst at the muzzle, and that's why it has been shortened.
TOZ model 17 .22LR
Savage Stevens model 89 .22LR single shot.

BTW, if you have a Boresnake, how do you usually clean it?

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 30-04-2017, 14:04:31 »

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 17-04-2017, 15:04:46 »

More work needs to be done on the receiver and the barrel, sandblasting equipment being on the to-buy list. A new front sight is on it's way. The stock needs to be refitted to the receiver, probably with Acraglas to remove play.

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 04-04-2017, 22:04:17 »
Now, I recently learned that the local gunsmith no longer does hot-bluing, and cold-bluing the whole gun is inadvisable, as the finish probably wouldn't be as high quality as we'd like. However, there is another gunsmith 100 km away that would do it for 78€ with prepwork done by us, or around 130€ with them doing the prepwork as well as 58€/hr work fee. So, judging by the look, would you guys recommend doing it or just do a light touchup, removing the rust and then put a light surface oil coat to keep the patina?

The end result comparison would be quite close to this:

Edit: I now have the parts necessary to repair the gun.

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 21-03-2017, 22:03:18 »
Well, it really isn't, some sandpapering needs to be done and then it's going to be re-blued, and spare parts are readily available, and the bolt return spring housing being fixed into the stock isn't that big of a deal, it just makes the reassembly a bit of a hassle.

Edit: Oh, the part where I mentioned that
The bolt return spring housing has broken off, a common occurrence in these old guns.
I forgot to mention that the bit that has broken off is now fixed into the stock.

The wood needs to be refurbished, probably going to sand it down and then use oil to refinish it.

The rust isn't that bad on the receiver, really.

All the internal parts are there as well.

And that's where the guide rail has broken off, it's a half-moon shaped rail that tends to break in heavy use. Browning later strengthened it by making it wider, and that requires a larger cut in the bolt, so it won'tfit in this one. All the other parts are in good condition tho.

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 21-03-2017, 21:03:03 »
Judging by the features and serial number this particular gun was made in FN Herstal factory in Belgium in 1930. It's missing it's friction rings and a bit of the locking block has broken off, as well as the firing pin being a little bit too long, as it pokes out of the bolt way too much. The bolt return spring housing has broken off, a common occurrence in these old guns. There's also a lot of pitting and rust on the surfaces and lots of scratches on the wood parts. The magazine restrictor plug is also missing as well as one of the locking screws. It is in working condition though, although shooting it without the friction rings is inadvisable. The stock is also not original, and it seems that the front sight isn't either. Plans are to replace that front sight with a modern Hi-Viz fiber sight that either clamps on the barrel or is attached with magnets to keep it as original as possible.

Off-Topic / Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« on: 20-03-2017, 19:03:31 »

So I inherited my granddads old Browning Auto 5 shotgun that I need to get the licences for, hopefully in a month or so. Some parts are missing, and some are not original, but it makes for a nice restoration project.

Off-Topic / Re: Which kind of music are you listening to?
« on: 05-09-2016, 23:09:31 »
Moody Blues - The Story in Your Eyes

Gaming / Re: Dirt Rally
« on: 09-05-2016, 22:05:47 »
Flicks are your friend, and the ingame tutorial videos are actually pretty good at teaching that. Have a look at all of the stuff as well as this video:

Also, Steam cannot find anyone with that nickname.

Gaming / Re: Dirt Rally
« on: 08-05-2016, 22:05:02 »
Well actually the drivers hand animations are locked to 1/4, so the actual steering lock is a lot more, if you remove the hands you'll see the wheel rotate as it should be.

BTW, PM me your steam nick so I can add you on my friends list for time comparison reasons.

Off-Topic / Re: Revolting Uniting
« on: 07-04-2016, 00:04:40 »
So I'm a bit of a DIY-guy, and wanted to have an H-shifter to accompany my steering wheel when playing driving games, so I decided to build one myself using assorted wooden bits, some aluminium bits and an Arduino Micro and guess what: it works (almost) like a charm! It also has an analogue handbrake. I'm planning on adding a potentiometer with a switch to make it into a handbrake that also has a switch built into it for games that don't support an analogue handbrake as well as a clutch pedal.

In action:

Off-Topic / Re: Revolting Uniting
« on: 29-01-2016, 20:01:35 »
Meanwhily, in my DIY corner:

Gaming / Re: Dirt Rally
« on: 10-01-2016, 02:01:15 »
It's mostly focused on rallying and the competitive side comes from the online events where your time gets compared to other peoples times and you get more credits depending what your position on the scoreboard is. There are also PvP Multiplayer Rallycross races that I haven't actually tried myself.

At the moment it has 6 different countries (Wales, Monte Carlo or Monaco, Greece, Germany, Finland and Sweden) to drive in as well as Pikes Peak in Hillclimb. There is a wide selection of cars to choose from.

IMO the best thing is how the cars feel.With all assists off and a wheel you really feel like a rally driver. I might stream it every now and then  if I feel like doing so. There might be more content updates in the future.

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