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    The nato spec primer is more geared towards...

    The nato spec primer is more geared towards autoloaders and is somewhat pricer. However the thought has crossed my mind for all my milsurp loadings especially M2 Ball and I will be watching this...
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    The show is in reruns in its entirety on the H&I...

    The show is in reruns in its entirety on the H&I (heros and icons) channel on my local cable provider. They are running 2 consecutive shows Saturday nights from 10pm to 12pm. I watch whenever I can...
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    So obviously not an inspector of any notation...

    So obviously not an inspector of any notation then which is what I thought it was.
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    This is my 41 Maltby's markings. Would...

    This is my 41 Maltby's markings.

    Would anyone know why F. Mac D. is stamped in multiple locations in such tiny letters?
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    I can see it as possible Mark. Endless hours of...

    I can see it as possible Mark. Endless hours of guard duty in a non combat zone (ie: bomber base in England) leaves a lot of time for such activities. However it strikes me as unusual that a man in...
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    I learned how to uncock my 1911 one handed by...

    I learned how to uncock my 1911 one handed by watching McQueen in his last movie The Hunter. Had never seen it done before, though it was the coolest thing and still do it to this day.
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    No manufacturer from WWI made these. They are...

    No manufacturer from WWI made these. They are replacements made for WWII refurbs. I have a set on my P14 and they're excellent. The only real noticeable difference is the rivets are made of iron...
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    There is more writing on the flap but it's nearly...

    There is more writing on the flap but it's nearly impossible to read. It most likely is relevant to the writing that is visible. Perhaps if you worked with lighting and photographing at angles it...
  9. That seems to be a Mauser marking that shows up...

    That seems to be a Mauser marking that shows up from time to time.
    I have virtually the same marking on the frame of my 1944 Mauser made P38.
    It's reminiscent of the "Bug" proofs used on...
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    Thank you Tom and Jim. I'll try this stuff out...

    Thank you Tom and Jim. I'll try this stuff out to see how it does next range trip.
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    T W 54 AP M2 Ammo Corrosive?

    Gentleman just as the title asks. I have a partial bandoleer of T W 54 AP M2 that I have no idea where it came from or when I got it. This isn't something I would have purchased as I only recently...
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    Range Report 10/13

    Took the Garand to the range again and remembered to take a picture of a target.
    This is at 100 yards basically no wind < 5 mph.
    Center target is 2 clips through the Garand.
    Smaller targets are...
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    Sticky: If you mean the entire sleeve a propane torch...

    If you mean the entire sleeve a propane torch will heat the silver solder enough to remove it.
    If you mean just ladder part you will need a pin punch of a slightly smaller size than the pin and of...
  14. That's a beauty. I would have snapped it up in a...

    That's a beauty. I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat. Use it and enjoy it that's what it was built for. Love those '17's! Congratulations
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    Thanks there truly is something delightful about...

    Thanks there truly is something delightful about it.
    I have to say I feel that the Garand is a sweeter shooter than my M1A. So much recoil energy disappears that is perceived with the M1A for some...
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    Thank you for your service. Your issue sling...

    Thank you for your service.
    Your issue sling deserves a prominent display because it has actual history. New and pretty is always nice but something you've lived with is special. Keep it in use...
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    Just for fun I installed this web sling I've had...

    Just for fun I installed this web sling I've had since '84 on the Garand. I believe this is proper for a rifle from this era. The maker of the sling is unknown but I did find this marking on the...
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    That is on my list of absolute must gets along...

    That is on my list of absolute must gets along with an M5 bayonet and a 1905 sling. Based on advice of a friend I removed the gas plug clocked the cylinder lock tight and used it as a straight pull....
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    I couldn't make it to the range Thursday so I...

    I couldn't make it to the range Thursday so I went today Friday 10/1 instead. What a sweet shooting rifle the Garand is. No wonder it has been gathering accolades for over 80 years.

    I was...
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    Thursday 9/30 will be my 1st range day with it. ...

    Thursday 9/30 will be my 1st range day with it. I will update by Friday.
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    I have found that after years of reloading for...

    I have found that after years of reloading for both my M1917 and P14 that they both perfer FB bullets. The '17 is an unissued 12/18 build that had an original pristine 5 groove barrel when I bought...
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    Thanks that was my goal and with the great help...

    Thanks that was my goal and with the great help here I was able to achieve it. Thanks again to Jim whose advice kept me from sanding it and potentially ruining the contours. I knew it was nice wood...
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    Just completed the breakdown cleaning and...

    Just completed the breakdown cleaning and lubrication of the entire rifle.
    The stock was wiped down with turpentine twice and left to dry for a day. A light buffdown with 0000 steel wool and a...
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    Posted twice?

    Posted twice?
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    I just saw this and I'm sorry to be late to your...

    I just saw this and I'm sorry to be late to your party. If Tom is indeed correct and your trap door is a veteran of the NYS Militia you may be able to find out some info on that unit from the New...
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