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    some WW2 stock markings (not official)

    These stocks all have unofficial stock markings, Rick Borecky has a very large collection of WW2 stock carvings which also include carbine stocks104944104945104946104947
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    recalibrated sights

    While the US did not recalibrate the sights on the Model 1903 and Model 1917 rifles, some work was done to the sights on the Model 1918A1 BAR and the early Model 1919 m/g. before WW2. These sights...
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    Springfield NM rifle with Rock Island barrel

    Back in 2004, I sent information to John Beard about my Springfield 1903 serial number 1373022 with a SA 7-29 star gaged barrel. Mr Beard replied that the barrel heat lot code C 128 identifies this...
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    I had a old shooting friend (since died) who was...

    I had a old shooting friend (since died) who was a Army dentist during WW2. Around the 1961 to 1963 time period, he would got to the
    Great Lakes Naval Base retail store once a month to buy 1903A3...
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    Thank you Bruce and jimb16 Robert

    Thank you Bruce and jimb16

    Robert
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    Question on push type safety

    I have had these push safeties for a very long time, is it possible from my photos to determine if these are original or not ?

    Thanks Robert104784104785104786
  7. Thread: paper patch fmj

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    paper patch FMJ bullets

    The Swiss military did use a patched lead hollow based, heeled steel capped, round nose bullet in their GP 90/03 cartridge. This bullet was 211 grs.

    Photo shows the GP 90/23 with FMJ and GP 90/03...
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    I was thinking about some nice soft recoil pads !

    I was thinking about some nice soft recoil pads !
  9. Thread: milsurp wildcats

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    semi widcats

    The 7,62x54R is sometimes used to make the 6,5x53R Daudeteau cartridge that is used in rifles and carbines converted from the Mauser Model 71 bolt action for South America.

    In Finland the 7,62x54R...
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    more M1 rifless

    Old photo taken Jan 17, 2008 showing early SA and Winchester rifles - all the rifles have the solid no trap butt plates on original stocks104707
  11. two more early Rock Island 1903 rifles

    Photo shows104678 two Rock island rifles, sn 3670 was rebuilt and has a SA 6-16 barrel and SA single bolt stock. Rock Island 64145 has a RIA 2-07 dated barrel and single bolt RIA stock
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    Years ago in one of the handloading magazines...

    Years ago in one of the handloading magazines there was an article where 30-06 cases were opened up and a 223 cartridge was
    inserted into the 30-06 case. The 30-06 case was resized back to normal...
  13. Colt cartridge conversions

    I use Unique smokeless for indoor shooting and black powder for outdoor shooting. The 38 S&W case with Unique powder and a deep hollow base bullet of 358 diameter works out well in the 36 cal...
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    If I recall ? only the Squad Leader or assistant...

    If I recall ? only the Squad Leader or assistant squad leader were issued the M7 and very, very few ever attached
    the stock mounted sight in the field
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    Value? The 4,6x30mmHK cartridge has a chamber pressure...

    The 4,6x30mmHK cartridge has a chamber pressure of 58,000 psi while the original 30M1 carbine cartridge has a chamber pressure of 38,500 psi.

    This is an expensive conversion and will be...
  16. another use for Acraglas

    Some years ago I did install a 1/2 inch diameter 22 rim fire barrel liner in a Remington Rolling Black 43 Cal barrel that I bored out. I cut small grooves around the liner and used Acraglas to glue...
  17. I once took some Acraglas left over in paper cup...

    I once took some Acraglas left over in paper cup overnight, chucked it in my lathe and turned it to different diameters then threaded it. It also worke well on
    broken chairs too
  18. The Patterson conversion proof marks would...

    The Patterson conversion proof marks would indicate black powder or smokeless powder
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    I did see any HRA or High Standard T48 rifles ?

    I did see any HRA or High Standard T48 rifles ?
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    Joe, You have a very early and I would say quite...

    Joe, You have a very early and I would say quite rare example of an original Rock Island 30-03 caliber barrel that was
    re-chambered for the 30-06 cartridge. The barrel was cut back .20 inch for...
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    22 INCH MARK 2

    I have or should say had 500 rounds of the 22 INCH MARK 2 dated 3 - 1- 79. One of the boxes split opened. I now had the excuse to shoot some of these rounds, while not target cartridges, they seem...
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    Joe, I am not an expert on these early 1903...

    Joe, I am not an expert on these early 1903 rifles - but your Rock island s/n 27686 appears to be original to me. The Conrad Nelson 1908 cartouche
    on a stock without cross bolts is very early and...
  23. You are correct, back in the post Civil War...

    You are correct, back in the post Civil War period when they (gunsmiths and Colt factory) started the cartridge conversions, they cut off the rear
    of the cylinder and installed a recoil plate. Some...
  24. cartridge conversions

    I would recommend using hollow based bullets first in any of the conversions even if you have to make the hollow base yourself. I have had good results in my 1861 and 1851 conversions.

    I have...
  25. converting the Italian Colts to cartridge

    I know about the excellent Kirst products and have a new Kirst cylinder in 38 cal for the Colt 1851 should I find another incomplete revolver. S&S Firearms use to carry the line
    of heeled bullets...
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