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  1. Thread: SPG Stock

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    SA SPG cartouche

    You can email Rick Borecky at Rborecky@Roadrunner.com


    Here are two photos from my early rifles to compare110566110567
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    heating parts for oil quenching

    I did not not heat the parts too long and when dropped into the oil there was alot of smoke.

    The ejector housing and loading lever block were low grade steel.

    Also tried the same thing on a M1...
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    Chuck in Denver

    Chuck in Denver
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    finish types

    When I was working on my Uberti Colt 1851 conversion to cartridges, I had to make the ejector housing and a plug for the place that the loading lever was located. I figured that cold blue would wear...
  5. Thread: BLUE MAX

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    BLUE MAX

    Always enjoyed the triplanes in that 1966 movie.

    My photo shows the Von Richthofen triplane shortly after landing.


    Recent information seems to indicate he was shot by Australian ground troops...
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    If I had not seen the broken screw removed by...

    If I had not seen the broken screw removed by heating and the allen wrench I would not have made the statement. Also
    I must admit that while glass bedding a custom 1903 stock somehow the bedding...
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    I have seen a broken screw like yours removed...

    I have seen a broken screw like yours removed years ago. My friend heated up a small allen
    wrench with a gas torch and applied just a small amount of heat to the broken screw. he
    kept going back...
  8. Thread: USMC rebuild

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    USMC rebuild

    Thought I would post some photos of my USMC rebuild that I bought a very long time ago.
    As a matter of fact nobody really knew about USMC rebuilds back then. Sometime in the late 1990's I sent some...
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    Model 1888 carbine

    The original caliber is 7,92x57 with the smaller .318 dia bullet, if converted to use the later 7,92 cartridge (.323 dia) it should be marked S on the weapon, also it might have a charger guide on...
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    It looks to me like a German Model 1888 carbine

    It looks to me like a German Model 1888 carbine
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    SRS records show that the USMC tested alot of...

    SRS records show that the USMC tested alot of four digit gas traps M1 rifles plus the promotion of the Johnson rifle and their reluctance to part with the M1903
    keep the M1 rifles from being issued...
  12. Thread: some new some old

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    340 Weatherby

    My photo shows the 334 OKH (O'Neil-Keith-Hopkins), 350 G&H magnum, 458 Winchester and 475 OKH.

    The 334 wildcat used either a 300 H&H or 375 H&H cartridge case and was a major influence on the...
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    M1 stock with ferrule

    The ferrule fills the gap, the lower band is Winchester110201
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    early gas cylinders with drawing numbers

    Springfield and Winchester both had the drawing number on their early production gas cylinders .

    Springfield from June 1940 until early 1941 and Winchester from Dec 1940 until around Oct...
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    Mr Baker, you have the milled trigger guard which...

    Mr Baker, you have the milled trigger guard which is correct, as I stated above, the parts are around without being expensive to restore your rifle
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    1944 SA rifle

    Your rifle is still not difficult to correct, barrels, sights, op rod and SA GAW stocks are still around.

    My friend (who travels around doing estate sales) found this 2.7 with SA 4-44 barrel in a...
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    One of the most difficult calibers to convert in...

    One of the most difficult calibers to convert in a Krag action was 25-35 Winchester, this being a regular non modified magazine.
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    I saw some photos of some custom Krags from the...

    I saw some photos of some custom Krags from the 1930's, some had new stocks that
    covered the loading gate area. Magazine held two rounds plus one in chamber while
    some were single shot in 219...
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    Thanks Mark for postings Ike's M14 Did Nixon...

    Thanks Mark for postings Ike's M14

    Did Nixon ever get a presentation rifle ?

    LBJ should have got a AK47
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    SA cartouches

    Here are some that are known to be original

    You have to study the letter A and letter W

    The last is a SA GAW rebuild stamp on a Winchester stock110009110010110011
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    It was worth the trouble as I heard that hundreds...

    It was worth the trouble as I heard that hundreds of thousands rounds were converted, this also includes some 6,5 Italian too.

    Back in 60's locals sometimes used 6,5 M/S brass to forum 7,62x39 but...
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    shooting some older rim fires

    I have a Stevens Model 87 22 rim fire (no serial number) that my uncle bought used in 1959 for $10, still has the brass pin stock repair. My uncle used it with 22 birdshot quite alot. After be died...
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    I would guess the 44 Special cartridge introduced...

    I would guess the 44 Special cartridge introduced in 1907 was smokeless, also the 45 Colt US Govt Model 1909 cartridge was smokeless

    Even the 38 Special started out with black powder
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    unusual 7,62x39 cartridge

    I have a small collection of 7,62x39mm cartridges plus some Czech 7,62x45mm. Awhile back, I noticed that my Czech 7,62x45 had the same head stamp as my Czech 7,62x39 which was bxn 54, both cases are...
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    presentation M14 rifle

    A friend found this photo on the internet and sent it on.

    It is a M14 rifle present to Dwight D. Eisenhower and now displayed

    note the receiver is marked D D E 109938
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