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  1. I have a 1270xxx SA receiver (1930's) with a ...

    I have a 1270xxx SA receiver (1930's) with a new, 4 groove, RA 6-44 03A3 bbl, ("tell" is the 03a3 front sight), but all the old 03 hardware, only the bbl and stock are not original.

    The bbl must...
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    CMP list of Drill Rifles

    Plenty of 03A3's are regularly listed for sale on GunBroker.

    Is there a "sticky" ,or a reference to the CMP list of 03A3 drill rifles?

    It might be wise to check the list of drill rifles, if it...
  3. Thread: 1932 bbl

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    Picked the gun up after some negotiating, as the...

    Picked the gun up after some negotiating, as the gun was not original

    It had a complete Remington '03, (not 03A3") smooth body bolt assembly, (not a NS bolt as it should have had), and the...
  4. Thread: 1932 bbl

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    1932 bbl

    I just examined an Estate Sale '03, 1,475,xxx, at a gun shop. 1932 dated bbl, no star gage mark.

    It is in a straight grip "03 stock, not an 03A3, ( no cutout for the A3 hg ring) but is without...
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    Not a chance that a gas trap may be in that early...

    Not a chance that a gas trap may be in that early bunch, eh???
    The CMP may have a few "hot and heavy" auctions, if so.

    Early parts will help restorers for sure.
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    .276 Pedersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

    .276 Pedersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Surprisingly the .276 Petersen fires a 7mm .284 bullet, and the case is 51 mm long, same as .308.
    The .308 has greater case capacity, however.
    ...
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    The video said that the .276 was pretty...

    The video said that the .276 was pretty comparable to the 6.5 Carcano and the 6.5 Jap rounds. Very pleasant to fire, due to reduced recoil.
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    .276 Garand for Sale

    Extremely Rare 1931 Dated Springfield Armory Prototype Model T3E2 Semi-Automatic Rifle in .276 Caliber

    T3E2 276 Garand for sale
  9. Thread: Early Receiver

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    This did not work out well yet.. Click "view...

    This did not work out well yet..
    Click "view photos by Redleg" to the left... works, somehow....
  10. Thread: Early Receiver

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    I will post a pic. Mine now has the two equal...

    I will post a pic. Mine now has the two equal size holes, with the lower drilled out, a little oblong, and the upper bushed, but intruding into the lower channel a bit.
  11. Thread: Early Receiver

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    I have an early stock, modified to trap door butt...

    I have an early stock, modified to trap door butt plate.
    It was a large hole over small hole, and the wood bushing can be clearly seen in the upper hole. Nice clean cuts and while it still has the...
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    I picked up a -1 and -2 rod, both modified with...

    I picked up a -1 and -2 rod, both modified with the early style relief cuts.....both on restoration projects now....-1 on 86xxx, and -2 on 190xxx.
    There is a cut -1 on GB right now.
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    My 190xxx does not have the circular recess.....

    My 190xxx does not have the circular recess.....
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    Scott Duff Sales

    I visited his website today and he has discontinued firearms consignment sales, in favor of his publishing responsibilities.

    I would thank him for his website, that allowed plenty of us to view...
  15. Thread: SA 1942 rifle

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    My 687,000 with a 6-42 bbl, (Brit Proofed), has...

    My 687,000 with a 6-42 bbl, (Brit Proofed), has an H on it. I always wondered about it.
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    Has anyone ever found a "rebuilt" Gas trap LL...

    Has anyone ever found a "rebuilt" Gas trap LL Garand, as the original specs called for, for shipping to the UK?

    I believe I read recently, that only a small % of the LL rifles, were supposed to...
  17. Thread: Barrel date.

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    Under the handguard lies the...

    Under the handguard lies the answer..............the revision number will tell the tale.
    Post all the #'s for the swami's here.
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    Thanks Rick! The short ones are ez to spot. ...

    Thanks Rick!

    The short ones are ez to spot.

    The medium length ones, not so much. You really have to check. Transition period of stock production changes, may have allowed some into the early...
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    Medium Throat Stocks

    For some reason, I finally looked at some of my short throat stocks and compared them to 2 long throats.

    Yep, there ARE medium throat stocks, like Rick B has mentioned in the past.
    I, apparently...
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    Rangers and Garands at Dieppe

    I have seen quite a few hours of war footage since last weekend, and one particular film spot intrigued me, that of the Dieppe raid, in August '42.

    Clearly there was a Garand in the sand.
    ...
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    Since I am prominent in the older posts, I am now...

    Since I am prominent in the older posts, I am now playing the musical themes to the Twilight Zone and the X files; the truth is out there now.

    I am also quite convinced that Continental Machine...
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    I agree, but I was trying to be "circumspect"...

    I agree, but I was trying to be "circumspect" about the bidders. Like voting, the dead come out regularly to bid.
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    I'm figuring it is a cmp rebarrel; I think the...

    I'm figuring it is a cmp rebarrel; I think the muzzle is orig, pretty similar to other early ex cond I have.
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    Bidding Patterns

    M1 garand WWII 1942 Springfield CMP Excellent NR : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com


    M1 garand WWII 1942 Springfield CMP Excellent NR : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com


    I have been...
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    Supposition/question.......... when the garands...

    Supposition/question.......... when the garands came back from England, not necessarily LL---is it possible that the first imports were stamped at the muzzle end initially, and that became...
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