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    Dunno for sure without dimensions, but the...

    Dunno for sure without dimensions, but the business end looks to be the correct shape to remove/ replace the gas cylinder. Canít figure out what the spring is for though, so probably wrong
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    Aha! Took me a little while to figure that out,...

    Aha! Took me a little while to figure that out, but then it hit me that the shallow ďvĒ and the two decorative holes together formed a ďYĒ shape, which fit perfectly over the 3prongs. Thanks.
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    I forgot that I have one of these tools, seeing...

    I forgot that I have one of these tools, seeing your pics reminded me and reminded me of a question Iíve never had answered. - do you have any idea what the shallow ďvĒ in the handle is for ? And...
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    I also like old radios, especially if they have a...

    I also like old radios, especially if they have a military connection. Here is a picture of a couple of military-looking old Hallicrafters radios, one from the late 30s and one from ca.late 40s. I...
  5. Sounds a lot like a model 1938 submachine gun. If...

    Sounds a lot like a model 1938 submachine gun. If so it is full auto and illegal in most countries.proceed carefully!
  6. Thread: LE Question

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    Iím hardly an expert, but it looks to me like a welded spot. Therefore I would be very, very careful about shooting it. Looks like a job for Captain Laidler!
  7. Thread: Clipper Ships

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    Be sure youíve got enough pee jars!
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    Actually, itís very inexpensive to go and watch. Really worth the small admittance fee, plus they have free campsites, reasonable dinner, small swap meet/gun show, and even a chance to shoot many of...
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    That tube with the holes in it is actually the...

    That tube with the holes in it is actually the operating rod. My original VZ52 and my VZ52 conversion to 7.62X39 have the operating rod/tube without the holes, which leads me to think that the...
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    Iíve dated a few pigs in my time, and let me tell you, a little lipstick helped a bunch!
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    This will be the least popular and most easily...

    This will be the least popular and most easily laughed-at of them all, but I submit to you ............ The Carcano 38 SR!
    Reasoning behind this apparent off-the-wall nominee is as follows:
    Light...
  12. Thread: REPATRIATION

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    I visited Hiroshima in the mid fifties, and...

    I visited Hiroshima in the mid fifties, and surprisingly enough encountered no animosity at all, or at least none that I was aware of.
    I think that the bad feelings that the world expresses about...
  13. Thread: REPATRIATION

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    Cinders- I had the exact same feelings, except...

    Cinders- I had the exact same feelings, except that I wanted to throw a few of them overboard! I was alive when that happened, didnít really understand it then but learned more as the war progressed...
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    sounds like a Winchester 1895, which is on my...

    sounds like a Winchester 1895, which is on my hope-to-see-one day list, let alone buy.
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    So maybe my old veteran friend was right after...

    So maybe my old veteran friend was right after all. The evidence I see here does seem to support it.
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    True enough. I even wonder if Iím remembering correctly what the vet said back then. After all, itís been 65 years ago now!
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    I have no idea as to the reality of the story,...

    I have no idea as to the reality of the story, but I do remember talking to a WWII vet, back in the fifties, who spent a lot of time the Pacific theater. One of his stories was that the Japanese...
  18. Just a thought, but I once had a similar issue,...

    Just a thought, but I once had a similar issue, turned out there were TWO of the tensioner springs in the hole. Took one out and all was well, plus had a spare spring! So take a look in the hole...
  19. Since my iPad and my Windows 10 don't seem to...

    Since my iPad and my Windows 10 don't seem to agree on how to do this, this is via Windows only. Should work.
    BTW, the dowels are 5/16", not 1/16".

    picture of overall wall rack 90223
    picture of...
  20. Being lazy, simple minded and cheap I went as...

    Being lazy, simple minded and cheap I went as simply as I could. Same as you, lots of well-safetied wall space, secure from prying eyes. Basically, I used 1x2 strips screwed vertically to the wall,...
  21. Thread: Lousy groups

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    A very good thought indeed. All of the bullets I...

    A very good thought indeed. All of the bullets I used are flat base, and are loaded on the long side but not fitted to this rifle specifically. Will go though the process and check Ďem out!
    As for...
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    Scope mount and action screws are all tight. All...

    Scope mount and action screws are all tight. All shots from a bench on sand bags. Havenít tried the open sights yet, thatíll be next. By the way, results are pretty much the same with light loads...
  23. Thread: Lousy groups

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    Lousy groups

    Have a couple of Mosin snipers, one will consistently deliver 2inch groups at 100 yards but the other one óóóreally, really bad. Typical groups are 8 or 9 inches!
    The really irritating thing is...
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    Youíre right- going by memory, never a good idea.
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    Serial number too high, date too early, Finn...

    Serial number too high, date too early, Finn stock- so no, probably not.
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