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    Yep. Those couch potatoes wit no clue how to...

    Yep. Those couch potatoes wit no clue how to calculate "Mega Tonnes of Oil Equivalent" :)
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    This article seems to cover the General Clark...

    This article seems to cover the General Clark Texas controversy a little better than than the one paragraph of his wikipedia page....
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    I have no experience with those firearms. From...

    I have no experience with those firearms. From what I'm reading, wheel weights were in the range of ~10-1 antimony. "The Book" (Wolfe https://the4570book.com) specifically says to run away from...
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    Twas worth a try. My 500 grainers came in. Those...

    Twas worth a try. My 500 grainers came in. Those should match my rear sight as long as I get the velocity right.
  5. Thread: Should I Go?

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    everyone already said it..the bluing looks...

    everyone already said it..the bluing looks re-done. If the bore is great and it's a shooter, than I'd go for it...looks like the value of a Euro is on a 1 year low right now so that is even better...
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    I finally had time to finish this project, and...

    I finally had time to finish this project, and blue the bottom metal.
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    The milled set goes on this rifle, the stamped one goes with an a4 receiver in the thread mentioned above. I blued these...
  7. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    Finished slow rust bluing bottom metal today...I...

    Finished slow rust bluing bottom metal today...I think I have it down pretty good now after all the practice I got with that krag project!
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    The milled set is for the 1903a3 I have in...
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    Hey, Jim, hoping your luck will continue...can...

    Hey, Jim, hoping your luck will continue...can you check the SRS for 168171? Maybe this rifle has a greater chance of a hit given it had rack numbers.
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    very nice repair behind the tang...but I don't...

    very nice repair behind the tang...but I don't see evidence of a spit. Is that something someone added for strength at some time?
    As you said...some stain to even it out. I've used the...
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    looks like a toy BB gun.

    looks like a toy BB gun.
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    I'd heard of these, but never actually seen one....

    I'd heard of these, but never actually seen one. It was a treat to look it over. It's scary to wonder how long it will sit there, next to a pair of cut back 1917's each tagged at 900. These have sat...
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    A special rifle?

    I was doing my weekly lap around Cabela's this afternoon. Ammo is mostly freely flowing again, they always have 223 and 9mm, and a bunch of other "regulars" - no powder still, but they have a very...
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    it's gonna look grand in the end! can't wait to...

    it's gonna look grand in the end! can't wait to see it.
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    gave me a good chuckle too:) thanks. My dad...

    gave me a good chuckle too:) thanks. My dad dodged the vietnam draft by with a voluntary vacation to MCRD San Diego. I don't hold it against him, but I learned the hard way that Parris Island is the...
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    I could tell if it were paint holding it in my...

    I could tell if it were paint holding it in my hand...closeup pic looks like a stain that wasn't wiped off but allowed to dry. Follow the advice above, starting at the least invasive, to clean up the...
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    It looks to me like dark stain was applied, and...

    It looks to me like dark stain was applied, and allowed to dry without wiping off. A close up pic would give more info on what is actually there.

    I would start with mineral spirits and a scrubby....
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    when trying to bring-back a stock to life, I cut...

    when trying to bring-back a stock to life, I cut my raw linseed oil 50% with mineral spirits. It helps it penetrate deeper. I slather it on in the evening, hang it up for an hour while we have...
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    For anyone out there with a LabRadar...I'll save...

    For anyone out there with a LabRadar...I'll save you similar frustration by saying don't forget to change your settings to pistol velocities instead of rifle, otherwise you will get the dreaded "shot...
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    my cleaned up 1873 Springfield

    Finally got some cases loaded and some time at the range on my way home from work. Fun evening.
    Here is the thread where I sourced, acquired, and cleaned up this treasure....
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    my grandmother was the youngest of 6 kids and had...

    my grandmother was the youngest of 6 kids and had 5 much older brothers. One of her brothers was not able to be drafted for medical reasons. I vaguely recall the story she told me when I was pretty...
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    Yes. "Mittens" were issued for cold weather...

    Yes. "Mittens" were issued for cold weather training. Impossible to stuff 4 fingers in the trigger gaurd.
    Maybe the pin was loose on his and he got tired of it flopping around. It is captured by a...
  22. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the...

    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the stock that was left. I started with a bench plane, and got a bowl full of nice wide chips. I need to make a shim with these under the rear band, as...
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    these before and afters are my absolute...

    these before and afters are my absolute favorites! amazing!
  24. Thread: No more GOEX

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    I've noticed sometimes we all tend to take time...

    I've noticed sometimes we all tend to take time off at the same time:) I guess that's bound to happen in a forum not regularly populated by trolls.
  25. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is...

    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is mostly uniform but slightly faded on the comb, very dry, and has that nice surplus USGI smell. All seems very sound. The stock bolts have heavy...
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