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    Starline makes the brass, periodically. As per...

    Starline makes the brass, periodically. As per their reputation, it is good stuff.

    The other option, my nephews shoot CZ-52's and don't reload. S&B and Privi Partizan both make excellent Boxer...
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    I've got one of those handy dandy Limey...

    I've got one of those handy dandy Limey Lee-Enfield funnels. It works well for pouring boiling hot water down an M1's bore as well. Actually, works with most all bolt guns and used after firing any...
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    Those were more prevalent in the support units,...

    Those were more prevalent in the support units, but seemed to go out of fashion sometime during the Eighties. In some ways it was reminiscent of the M14. Most of the ones I saw actually in the hands...
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    You might check out J&T Distributing in...

    You might check out J&T Distributing in Winchester, KY. They had lots of GI surplus parts for small arms but have since gone over to the dark side with evil black rifle stuff. They still have...
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    When I was a drill sergeant at Fort Campbell in...

    When I was a drill sergeant at Fort Campbell in 1971-1972. Our company had M16A1 rifles from all three manufacturers, Colt, H&R and GM-Hydramatic, with most being GM. When issuing the rifles to each...
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    Dolf Goldsmith is one of the finest gentlemen you...

    Dolf Goldsmith is one of the finest gentlemen you will ever meet. He regularly attends the machine gun shoot at Knob Creek and has a vendor's table in the pole barn. He was gracious enough to sign...
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    1931 Portuguese contract Vickers in .303. S/N...

    1931 Portuguese contract Vickers in .303. S/N 85400

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  8. "C.A.I St. Alb. Vt." mark on the barrel is...

    "C.A.I St. Alb. Vt." mark on the barrel is Century Arms import mark. I am pretty sure they imported some rifles both from the UK and from Greece. Looks to me like the pre 86 import mark best I can...
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    Advice? I am not sure why, but invariably pictures of...

    I am not sure why, but invariably pictures of these pouches shown with magazines in them show the magazines contrary to the way we were taught during basic training fifty plus years ago. Magazines...
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    Advice? Those are in nice shape. Two M14 mags or 3 twenty...

    Those are in nice shape. Two M14 mags or 3 twenty round M16 mags and straps to hold two grenades. The longer adjustable strap with the clip attached to the M1956 suspenders to help distribute the...
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    The passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968 was a...

    The passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968 was a sea change. They have spent the last fifty years trying to achieve the total elimination of private gun ownership. Growing up, getting a box of .22s...
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    Many ages ago, pre-GCA 68, an M2 carbine would...

    Many ages ago, pre-GCA 68, an M2 carbine would appear among a pile of surplus M1 carbines. It was still possible for an ordinary citizen to simply get a tax stamp and comply with the NFA. The...
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    HXP ammunition in either .303 British or cal .30...

    HXP ammunition in either .303 British or cal .30 M2 ball is first rate ammunition of exceptional quality. Non-corrosive, Boxer primed and excellent brass for reloading, surplus ammo doesn't get any...
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    7mm Mauser performance from an FAL. I think they...

    7mm Mauser performance from an FAL. I think they had it right. Too bad Studler was a NIH idiot.
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    A commercial copy of the M6 seems to get revived...

    A commercial copy of the M6 seems to get revived every so often down here with longer barrels to keep them out of NFA territory. Once upon a time Canadian Customs was helpful when flying to Alaska...
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    There were a couple of survival guns stowed under...

    There were a couple of survival guns stowed under the seats of US aircraft. The M4 survival rifle and the later M6 survival weapon. Both of them were chambered for the .22 Hornet, but the later M6...
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    Revolvers for pilots, particularly after the move...

    Revolvers for pilots, particularly after the move to jets and ejections seats, weight was an issue. A loaded 1911 weighs 2.375 pound or 1.08 kg. Western ejection seats average 12-14 gs with Russian...
  18. I should probably clarify that. Both A1 and A2...

    I should probably clarify that. Both A1 and A2 GI issue rifle length hand guards will normally fit the triangular end cap. Some makers install only the triangle end caps which makes it easy to swap...
  19. You will need to install the triangular handguard...

    You will need to install the triangular handguard cap to be able to install the triangular handguards.

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    I have not loaded these with IMR 4895. I use...

    I have not loaded these with IMR 4895. I use SR4759, which, unfortunately, had been discontinued as my go to cast bullet rifle powder. I use it in 7x57, .30-06 and .375 H&H

    In 7x57, 23.5 grains...
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    I have pretty good luck with this bullet. The...

    I have pretty good luck with this bullet. The bores on my Chilean Mauser and my Rolling block are both pretty generous. Shooting these as cast works pretty well while jacketed bullets which are .284...
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    I remember a pair of No.5 carbines with the...

    I remember a pair of No.5 carbines with the stocks painted gloss white and the magazines removed were carried by the St. Joseph's High School marching band's color guard. At the time they were as...
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    Used to fill in the lines and graduations on this...

    Used to fill in the lines and graduations on this M1 gunner's quadrant, as one example. Boresight knobs on tank periscopes for another.
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  24. Fake?! Looks "blocky" to me. Reminds me of the ones...

    Looks "blocky" to me. Reminds me of the ones Numrich sold in the late Eighties on the West Hurley guns. I've got a Colt one I sometime mount on my M1928A1 when that look is needed. Here as good a...
  25. I still have an unopened can. It'll last me a...

    I still have an unopened can. It'll last me a while, I think.
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