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    My rifle arrived with a really beat up original...

    My rifle arrived with a really beat up original stock that fit loosely. I could tell there would probably be accuracy issues. My lovely wife had the nice looking new stock with the walnut figuring...
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    Congratulations! Your criteria were the same as...

    Congratulations! Your criteria were the same as mine. I wanted one that would function well and had some life left so I ended up with a mid-50s one. I wanted to see what it looked like to peer...
  3. I am very touched at how the Dutch to this day...

    I am very touched at how the Dutch to this day care for the graves and memorials with such passion and take the sacrifices made very seriously.

    Bob
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    I went out researching on these last two pics and...

    I went out researching on these last two pics and found that on Wikipedia, this picture is presented as an LCPL built by Higgins, discharging reinforcements on Guadalcanal. More HERE. Isn't...
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    It's got to be a calm landing zone. I don't...

    It's got to be a calm landing zone. I don't think the bow hook would expose himself so freely in a free-fire zone.

    Bob
  6. Wow. An honest man. Good on you! Bob

    Wow. An honest man. Good on you!

    Bob
  7. I loved you video and your enthusiasm, Rob! ...

    I loved you video and your enthusiasm, Rob! Where are you from? Your English is EXCELLENT.

    Bob
  8. Interestingly, we seem to have beaten that one in...

    Interestingly, we seem to have beaten that one in the 1940s.

    Bob
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    HERE...

    HERE is a page where you can get a late RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) No.1 Mk.III nosepiece and screws for $25. Done. Though not a 2A1 part, it is even a late version with squared ears.
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    I'm not ready to say that, though by date, in all...

    I'm not ready to say that, though by date, in all probability it is. That's why I called for help. :madsmile: I'd prefer to look dumb rather than hand out bad info that could get you hurt.

    Bob
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    It's a Springfield Armory barrel built in April...

    It's a Springfield Armory barrel built in April of 1953 It has a "P" proof mark. That's the extent of my knowledge. Anyone else got more?

    Bob
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    The companies took all the rifles apart and...

    The companies took all the rifles apart and chucked the parts into common pans. Because the parts were interchangeable, they just grabbed a bunch of parts and built a new rifle out of them. The...
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    I don't actually know what parts were made for...

    I don't actually know what parts were made for inventory. Journalist Ernie Pyle wrote of medium ordnance companies in Normandy spending their morning salvaging rusting, damaged rifles by stripping...
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    M4A3(76)W HVSS (Easy Eight)? Noticing the...

    M4A3(76)W HVSS (Easy Eight)? Noticing the horizontal volutes.

    Bob
  15. The Chaffee is one of those tanks that just LOOKS...

    The Chaffee is one of those tanks that just LOOKS right. Good proportions. Sort of like the Tiger I (PzKpfw VI Ausf. E).

    Bob
  16. M24 Chaffee Bob

    M24 Chaffee

    Bob
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    Here are the cartouches on my repro stock: ...

    Here are the cartouches on my repro stock:

    https://www.milsurps.com/vbpgimage.php?do=full&p=121&d=1244039610

    Yeah, there aren't any. I've still got the original stock and want to get it...
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    And that was what I was alluding to in my post. ...

    And that was what I was alluding to in my post. They didn't make stocks alone as replacements and whack 'em with cartouches so a replacement stock alone from any period won't have 'em.

    Bob
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    The difference is the cartouches. It is fine to...

    The difference is the cartouches. It is fine to make a replacement stock in a different time period. It becomes forgery when the stock is struck with cartouches with the intention to deceive and...
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    The biggest issue with commercial,...

    The biggest issue with commercial, non-Springfield ammo is timing. The military ammo used an older formulation propellant that burns slower than the modern propellants. There's a sizable amount of...
  21. I grew up surrounded by veterans and military...

    I grew up surrounded by veterans and military "stuff." My father served in the Navy in WWII. He qualified at Sharpshooter level on the M1, shot at the top of his class, carried his company's...
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    Ah, the ultra-rare lefty. :madsmile: Bob

    Ah, the ultra-rare lefty. :madsmile:

    Bob
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    Who is the maker? As I recall there were s bunch...

    Who is the maker? As I recall there were s bunch of Danish m5a1s that had fit problems.

    Bob
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    No? Can't stay off politics? Closed. Bob

    No? Can't stay off politics? Closed.


    Bob
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    Alright, folks. Let's keep the discussion clear...

    Alright, folks. Let's keep the discussion clear of politics, as per the forum rules. Thank you kindly.

    Bob
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