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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #480 on: 20-03-2017, 19:03:31 »
N-N-N-Necromanced!

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.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #481 on: 20-03-2017, 20:03:43 »
Cool, I wish you the best :)
Share some pictures when you have a chance.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #482 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.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #483 on: 21-03-2017, 22:03:44 »
ouch, sounds like a wreck :/
I wish you good luck.

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #484 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.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #485 on: 22-03-2017, 10:03:20 »
Ah, good to hear.

Now that this tread is necrod, here is my latest purchase. All matching minus the mag and not refurbished. So 100% original.
I will let you guys guess what it is, mind the details, looks are deceiving.


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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #486 on: 22-03-2017, 14:03:14 »
100% SVT-40 or AVT-40. One of those.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #487 on: 22-03-2017, 15:03:03 »
100% SVT-40 or AVT-40. One of those.

But Witch one and why?

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #488 on: 22-03-2017, 16:03:28 »
100% SVT-40 or AVT-40. One of those.

But Witch one and why?
AVT-40
Below is is a picture of an AVT-40. The bolts look similar.
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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #489 on: 22-03-2017, 16:03:36 »
Muzzlebrake is AVT's.

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #490 on: 22-03-2017, 17:03:32 »
Alright then, 1944 made AVT-40 is correct, quite happy with it and can't wait to take it to the shooting range and try her out.

The only difference is in the safety really, all the other parts are the same as SVT-40. The muzzle brake is just a simplified late war one as normal on a 1944 made rifle.

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #491 on: 22-03-2017, 17:03:19 »
How is the safety different to SVT? It misses the round hole in the middle of the metal bit or does it function differently?

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #492 on: 22-03-2017, 17:03:51 »
How is the safety different to SVT? It misses the round hole in the middle of the metal bit or does it function differently?

I functions differently, if it's down it blocks the trigger from moving, so its in safe, if you push it to the left with your index finger it is in semi mode like a normal SVT, but with an AVT you can also push the safety to the right, then its full auto. Its a different trigger pack really. all the rest is the same.
The rifle stock also has 2 cutouts instead of 1 for the safety to move in both directions.

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #493 on: 22-03-2017, 17:03:20 »
Ahh very interesting. I have a SVT-40 with the simple "AVT" muzzlebrake.

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Re: The Great Firearms-Thread
« Reply #494 on: 22-03-2017, 18:03:06 »
How does your trigger pack look? i want to learn the differences, mine is made semi auto only with the pin they added behind the trigger. but are there also ather differences?
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