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  1. We need pics of this one, to show us how removed...

    We need pics of this one, to show us how removed the sights are. In some cases the rear sight dovetail was completely gone and serrated after... The stocks came from various suppliers, Reinhart...
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    Can't help but say it has to be too long. The...

    Can't help but say it has to be too long. The mechanics speak for themselves. It needs to be shorter so the bullet doesn't touch commencement. The shoulders of the case don't look sharp either,...
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    The floorplate seems to match the receiver...

    The floorplate seems to match the receiver number...
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    Nice catch, you just don't see those any more. ...

    Nice catch, you just don't see those any more. Looks like something that has been sitting in a collection for decades and just surfaced...
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    What a nice clean pistol, is that an Anniston...

    What a nice clean pistol, is that an Anniston rebuild I see there? Nice...
  6. Post number 9 shows two bolts. First pic...

    Post number 9 shows two bolts. First pic...
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    If you get the .38 S&W special to fully seat in a...

    If you get the .38 S&W special to fully seat in a .38 S&W chamber then the case will split beyond use when you fire. There were some that had been reamed to take special but I wouldn't make a...
  8. Interesting, too bad you can't reach through and...

    Interesting, too bad you can't reach through and grab this guy. Apparently someone's decided this is a place to try harvest...Badger'll get 'em...
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    Years ago I had one and changed the cylinder to a...

    Years ago I had one and changed the cylinder to a Model 10 cylinder for shooting. It shot fine without issues. Never had a bullet stick in the barrel nor did it throw flyers on me. I used ammo...
  10. Not so...we had basic drown proofing as part of...

    Not so...we had basic drown proofing as part of our training when I went through and a man had to be able to manage two lengths of the pool after that. But actual swimming, no. Also you speak of...
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    That's something I'll need to look into, making...

    That's something I'll need to look into, making .44 mag bullets from lead filled .40 cal cases. Sounds promising.
  12. Nice pistol...good catch.

    Nice pistol...good catch.
  13. I find these fascinating, can't say about the...

    I find these fascinating, can't say about the front sight though. I've been to the battlefield about three or four times and would go again...hope it is what it appears to be. Very neat carbine.
  14. I use Circa 1850 stripper I think it is...there...

    I use Circa 1850 stripper I think it is...there are others. Spread on, steel wool to lift varnish and then wash off. Let dry and oil...the early guns seemed to be walnut even though sometimes you'd...
  15. If you place a WTB here in forum you should be...

    If you place a WTB here in forum you should be able to glean one from the pockets of some of these guys...
  16. Sir!...The private's rifle is named Mary...

    Sir!...The private's rifle is named Mary Ann...Sir!
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    Get the best you can out of it,...

    Get the best you can out of it, $500/$550...perhaps a WTS posted here in forum and one of these will take it for hunting. Then you may be able to find a shooter 1903, even just assembled to...
  18. They may have a beech stock and those are hard to...

    They may have a beech stock and those are hard to get the finish to sink in. Some of us have discussed this and used a thinner to help the darker stain into the wood. I use a Watco danish oil and...
  19. If you show us what you're dealing with maybe we...

    If you show us what you're dealing with maybe we can help...
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    That makes perfect sense. After serving as long...

    That makes perfect sense. After serving as long as I did, I'd never believe my forefathers issued an enemy rifle to use in an army that had lots of it's own to use. Just a story to sell a rifle.
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    You can likely sell that one and push the funds...

    You can likely sell that one and push the funds towards a shooter 1903...bet you could do OK too.
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    This thread was from 2012, why re-open it?

    This thread was from 2012, why re-open it?
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    I have a really hard time with that...

    I have a really hard time with that story...really. The disc looks like it's hiding damage that they admit to. I'm sure someone will come along shortly to fill in the story. I wouldn't pay for...
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    I agree, it's a fine example of a hunting rifle...

    I agree, it's a fine example of a hunting rifle and should likely stay as such. Too much money will be spent and it won't be right, just close...
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    Very nice looking furniture in place there...

    Very nice looking furniture in place there...
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