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  1. Mannlicher, Steyr & Blackpowder Cartridge Rifles
    I picked up two Gew. 88's that'd been hanging on the wall of an antique shop since the dawn of time, both Spandau's, one made in 1889 and the other in 1895. They have the typical problems; coated in gunk, missing bolt, rusted barrel jacket, but the biggest glaring problem is the amount of wood...
  2. Firearms Of The Rising Sun
    I picked up a nice Type 99 recently that came with a canvas sling. The trouble is, I can't remove it because it's as hard as a rock. It's also flaking quite a bit. Is there anything I can do to 1) soften it enough to safely remove it, and 2) rejuvenate it enough to prevent further degradation...
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