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    I have never seen US GI without maker marks. ...

    I have never seen US GI without maker marks. These are M14 type stripper clips.

    The BAR had the 03 type stripper clips due to the magazine loader. It required the two parts stopping it during...
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    I collect and research both originals and the old...

    I collect and research both originals and the old fakes.

    Here is my collection. It is a large image, so you may have to click on it to see it:
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    Glad you can use the information. There was...

    Glad you can use the information.

    There was another one I found. It was made by Hesse Machine and Manufacturing in Boston, Mass. Unfortunately I no longer have the contract wrapper.

    These...
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    Colt Mark Grip Safeties

    I have had a few requests for information about the C marking on certain parts. I have a batch of parts made by Colt. This contract started in 1952 and went on into 1953.

    Notice the C marking:
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    To add some info; That Marine Corps pouch was...

    To add some info;

    That Marine Corps pouch was used with a special ammo belt. I have two differend sizes, but I have yet to take pictures of them.

    Maybe somebody else can post the pictures.
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    That is a nice marking. If you want to see some...

    That is a nice marking. If you want to see some strange magazines, go here:

    Bill Ricca's M14 Expermental Magazines
  7. I just want to clear up something: Some will...

    I just want to clear up something: Some will interprete the above statement that those U marked Korean Magazines are orignal Korean Military. A few dealers are advertising them falsely as that.
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    That other thread is a common error. The only...

    That other thread is a common error. The only Jamestown Lounge markings are JL.

    Notice the other Jamestown named company. I know they had P17 stocks.

    Jamestown Lounge had only one contract...
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    I doubt it was Jamestown Lounge. Many make that...

    I doubt it was Jamestown Lounge. Many make that error with the J markings. The only Jamestown Lounge contract I know of was the sub contract for stocks, nothing else.

    Jewel Bros had the J...
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    The large O is a problem. That sling is a GI...

    The large O is a problem. That sling is a GI sling, but the markings very most likely have been added.

    Back in the 1990's many WWII slings were around and the market had a lack of knowledge that...
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    These magazines have been commercially made in...

    These magazines have been commercially made in South Korea for about 3-4 years.
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    M14 National Match Barrel Information

    Enjoy:

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2012/12/m14nmbbl_spec-1.jpg
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    The sling looks OK to me.

    The sling looks OK to me.
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    Some commercial guys modified M1's for magazine...

    Some commercial guys modified M1's for magazine feeding but to remain in 30-06. In those alterations they used BAR magazines.
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    I have several too. They were done mostly in the...

    I have several too. They were done mostly in the late 1950's thru the late 1960's.

    Keep in mind a commercial rifle in those days was about $129.00. Average guys were making about 75.00-100.00...
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    Promo: I appreciate any help. The slings are...

    Promo: I appreciate any help.

    The slings are stored in a circle. I opened many of them years ago. It is easy to get them back in the circle. Sometimes the slings are attached to each other...
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    Sturges Manufacturing produced slings during WWII...

    Sturges Manufacturing produced slings during WWII and after the war. That package is WWII. Can you post any markings on the slings? If they are no markings, it helps too.
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    I do not know for sure if this applies to the...

    I do not know for sure if this applies to the fireamrs productions, but I have studied accessories and I know it applies to some of them.

    A contract was sign for a specific price. A change came...
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    Here is some more information on that long rear...

    Here is some more information on that long rear screw. The first guy who made them, that I know of, was dealer Bob Ruvel, from Chicago. He offered them to me via phone (in those days there was no...
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    After the high pressure round is fired, the bolt,...

    After the high pressure round is fired, the bolt, barrel and/or chamber are checked for cracks and other damages. The round bolts from the 1960's that had the M marking were often advertised as...
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    There are some barrels that have the P and the...

    There are some barrels that have the P and the punch mark inside the P. I guess those were spare barrels that were tested and P marked. Then assembled in a rifle tested and the punch added to the...
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    Hardness testing on the bolt and receiver is...

    Hardness testing on the bolt and receiver is incorrect. The punch marks are applied when the bolt and receiver have passed the High Pressure Test. The barrels were marked with a P.

    Each rifle,...
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    If anybody is upset about high prices I have...

    If anybody is upset about high prices I have advice. Find the high prices of everything you own, and sell them to me for 25% of the retail price. I will then sell them for 1/2 the retail price and...
  24. The problem is the "Lift the Dot" has been being...

    The problem is the "Lift the Dot" has been being made for many years by various countries and companies. The name was not longer protected.

    It might be fake, but without actually seeing it, I...
  25. I had over 4,000 slings of which about 1600 were...

    I had over 4,000 slings of which about 1600 were WWII. I never saw a WWII sling with original Lift the Dot fasteners. Many contracts for spare fasteners were purchase during WWII and Life the Dot...
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