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Got a Drilling
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:25:23 pm »
Here's photos of my new drilling.  16 gauge over 9.3X72R. Better photos later.






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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 07:40:36 pm »
    Very nice.  One of those has appealed to me for a while, but they are usually priced out of reach.

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 07:49:53 pm »
     :thumbup1

    Interesting calibre choice. I wouldn't consider either of those to be "common"  :hmm .
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 09:33:18 pm »
    Common for the modern American market, no.  But extremely common as far as Drilling chamberings go.

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 11:34:07 pm »
    Awesome gun.

    Late blogger Newbius had a similar one that I had sinful lust for. 
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 11:57:29 pm »
    That is cool.
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 12:01:19 am »
    Common enough in Germany in the 1920s.
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    « Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 03:54:37 pm »
    Common enough in Germany in the 1920s.
    I am jealous.  Really jealous.

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    « Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 03:54:44 pm »
     :thumbup1
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 04:24:21 pm »
    That is really freakin' cool!
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 06:36:09 pm »
    Beautiful piece, Mike!  :thumbup1

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 07:48:26 pm »
    As you may see in the photos (I didn't before then) it seems to have some cracks in the receiver. The dealer, being a gentleman, let me trade for another, differently cool drilling with 8X58R under 16 gauge.
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 08:07:55 pm »
    On the one hand, that sucks. On the other hand, kudos to the dealer for being willing to make things right, and I suspect it'll be a touch easier to find 8mm Danish Krag ammo vs. 9.3x72R.

    I suspect that statement about the ammo may end with me prying my foot out of my mouth...
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018, 08:47:28 pm »
    It doesn't appear to be 8mm Krag.  It's something oddball and German.
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    « Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 10:09:18 pm »
    On the one hand, that sucks. On the other hand, kudos to the dealer for being willing to make things right, and I suspect it'll be a touch easier to find 8mm Danish Krag ammo vs. 9.3x72R.

    I suspect that statement about the ammo may end with me prying my foot out of my mouth...

    I looked it up - apparently 8mm x 58mmR is different than the 8mm Danish Krag, but I'm not familiar with either.

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #15 on: March 18, 2018, 10:41:57 pm »
    It's not 8X58R Sauer, either.
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 12:06:20 pm »
    Since we found cracks on the first drilling, I swapped out for this one.

    16 gauge over 7.7X58R, which is neither the Danish nor Sauer variant.  ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! Finding a caliber _I've_ never heard of.

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    « Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 01:53:53 pm »
    ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! Finding a caliber _I've_ never heard of.


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    « Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 01:55:34 pm »
    Well, if anything this one looks even nicer than the first one.    :thumbup1
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #19 on: March 19, 2018, 02:18:42 pm »
    I looked it up - apparently 8mm x 58mmR is different than the 8mm Danish Krag, but I'm not familiar with either.
    Huh, I googled 8x58r and it came back as being 8mm Danish Krag. Guess my Google-fu is weak.

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #20 on: March 19, 2018, 02:52:06 pm »
    Huh, I googled 8x58r and it came back as being 8mm Danish Krag. Guess my Google-fu is weak.

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    "A dangerous error can occur when confusion occurs between the 8×58mmR Danish Krag and the 8×58mmR. The latter being an old German differing chambering." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8%C3%9758mmR_Danish_Krag

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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #21 on: March 19, 2018, 04:02:18 pm »
    "A dangerous error can occur when confusion occurs between the 8×58mmR Danish Krag and the 8×58mmR. The latter being an old German differing chambering." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8%C3%9758mmR_Danish_Krag

    I think they mean 8X58R Sauer, which is not what I have, and near as I can tell, none of the three would chamber in each other anyway.
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 12:40:39 pm »
    !6 gauge 2 1/2" chambers?
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    Re: Got a Drilling
    « Reply #23 on: March 22, 2018, 01:12:48 pm »
    2-3/4" standard, nitro proofed. It was made after 1912.
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