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    Michael Phelps with bleached hair?...

    Michael Phelps with bleached hair?
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/06/uhttps3A2F2Ftse3mmbingnet2Fth3Fid3DOIPGm-1.jpg
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    taken for a recruiting poster perhaps?

    taken for a recruiting poster perhaps?
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    oh my thanks. what a great laugh! With primers...

    oh my thanks. what a great laugh!
    With primers going for a premium now, no way I'd fire the spider out or float him out with water. I'd of probably tweezererd, until that failed, then set it aside...
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    feedback is rigged. Ebay could care less about...

    feedback is rigged. Ebay could care less about the buyers as they make their money on the seller fees. Case in point, I tried to leave negative feedback a couple times...unresponsive seller, damaged...
  5. This is the best part. I love inventing stories...

    This is the best part. I love inventing stories to fill in the service history of a rifle. For the first rifle, I was gong to say shrapnel, then of course a bring back with that beautiful mum.
  6. many trapdoor's have great bores like this from...

    many trapdoor's have great bores like this from metal protected by a thin glazing of soft lead and/or wax, but with the crown chewed up from cleaning rod wear. At least that's what I found in the...
  7. What's the mould or bullet type and load data for...

    What's the mould or bullet type and load data for the 300 gr bullets?
  8. Thread: 1888 Trapdoor

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    Pictures!

    Very happy how this turned out. We'll shoot it, and decide if we want to re-cut the crown to fix the heavy cleaning rod wear. I'm guessing nothing spectacular or outright abysmal first time out. That...
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    I don't want to go to the range with a file in...

    I don't want to go to the range with a file in hand to set my new front sight height, and certainly don't want to waste ammo getting it just so. Instead, here is a little math.

    1) Set your rear...
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    Fraud continues...

    Well, I'm happy to report that ammo availability seems to be steadily improving. even the powder situation is getting <slightly> better.

    However, I still find that every time I search the web for...
  11. don't give up. place all in 5 gallon bucket full...

    don't give up. place all in 5 gallon bucket full of rice (it's still cheap enough. go get a 40 lb sack). I had the same thing happen when a pipe froze a decade ago in my basement office. I had a few...
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    and it looks like halfway up along the "Stariway...

    and it looks like halfway up along the "Stariway to Heaven" too then I guess.

    I think it's an elbow, pretty certain. His butt is facing the camera and his legs, or what's left, are twisted around...
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    I saw three as well...but I don't see any heads,...

    I saw three as well...but I don't see any heads, or evidence of heads, where heads necks or helmets should be. Tough day at the office in the business of combat.
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    Lower swivel finally installed. I had found a...

    Lower swivel finally installed. I had found a repro one right after I bought the rifle...but when it came in the mail it looked nothing like the picture - rings were seem installed with bubble gum...
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    I'm partial to a sexy firearm myself, but that...

    I'm partial to a sexy firearm myself, but that has to take 2nd place to what I like about functionality. Personal preference, but I suppose I prefer the 97 for the same reason I don't like...
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    Day-job work caught up to me, and things have...

    Day-job work caught up to me, and things have been real slow in the shop.
    My lucky-find streak back in march gave x2 1897's and one model 12, and all the parts I needed, with only 3 digits of...
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    Slow rust bluing is much easier than it sounds,...

    Slow rust bluing is much easier than it sounds, and would produce beautiful results...plus the satisfaction of restoring your piece with your own hands. I recommend Mark Lee's express blue if you...
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    I think the process of staining first was halted...

    I think the process of staining first was halted in either early Krag production, or early '03. I can't remember. Someone will be along shortly with a definitive answer. It has been discussed on this...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evzones#Uniform...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evzones#Uniform
    Doesn't explain the origin or the balls on the toe of the shoes, but very interesting tradition "in the unpopular Bavarian style".
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    I wasn't poking fun either...just a bit of...

    I wasn't poking fun either...just a bit of sarcasm to point out that our very internationally diverse membership here of course each prefers their own.

    If I had a nickel for every time the Army...
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    Thanks Singer. I wish I had more time. It's going...

    Thanks Singer. I wish I had more time. It's going very slow. I was able to melt the solder to get the front sight blade out (I think I mentioned a large, long and tall front sight was installed...too...
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    ohahuggh...just threw up a little looking at...

    ohahuggh...just threw up a little looking at that. Let me fix this with elegance and perfection for anyone else that comes by...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzGJ6vedvI
    no bias here at all ;)
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    The bore slugged a perfect 0.458 from land to...

    The bore slugged a perfect 0.458 from land to groove, with very consistent pressure required the entire length to push the slug through once it was started. Exciting!!!
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    I finished the stock a few weeks ago, and turned...

    I finished the stock a few weeks ago, and turned to the lock and parts today. Got it all put together, then turned to the bore.
    The good news is there was a glazing of old soft lead, and no signs...
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    I know. I think I was suggesting that I doubt...

    I know. I think I was suggesting that I doubt they would fix and recirculate a bent barrel...would instead be easier to just send it back to criterion. It doesn't matter now, whatever their practice,...
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