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    Well its a good thing cordite is a thing of the...

    Well its a good thing cordite is a thing of the past with the .303. There are much better powders around for the .303. Is the type 34 primer needed with the .303? I doubt it is, as there are plenty...
  2. As your brass is fited to the chamber more or...

    As your brass is fited to the chamber more or less you only have to neck size the case.
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    PPU bullets all seem to be a bit undersized. At...

    PPU bullets all seem to be a bit undersized. At least a full thousand smaller then anyone else. This may be why you spreading of your groups. .308 diameter is .307 in reality. I have found this with...
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    There were several times during Inlands...

    There were several times during Inlands production that barrels were not dated. If I remember right the last one was about August 1944. Your barrel could have been stuck in a bin for many months...
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    WARNING!!!! Do NOT try to tighten the nut like...

    WARNING!!!! Do NOT try to tighten the nut like your King Kong. IN doing so you can crack the gas housing and no amount of welding or brazing will work. It will just continue to break. The barrel is...
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    The case length is so very important in the .30...

    The case length is so very important in the .30 carbine. The length of 1.280 has been around for a long time and in reality its too short. New factory ammo is set to the 1.285 length for proper head...
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    Most rifles of WW1 and WW2 shoot the Flat Based...

    Most rifles of WW1 and WW2 shoot the Flat Based bullets much better. US, GB, German or Japan their rifles do better with the FB. Now a heavier BT will shoot well in many of these rifles but not...
  8. Thank you Painter. I resemble that remark. Now...

    Thank you Painter. I resemble that remark. Now lets see. That puts the likes of Bob, Jimb16 myself and at least half the forum board in the same boat. Just goes to show that you young whipper...
  9. AS you know now that IP never made type 3 recoil...

    AS you know now that IP never made type 3 recoil plate for issue. IP was only in business till March 1943 when their contract was revoked and give to Saginaw Steering Gear. SG took over all of the IP...
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    Not considered to be the best food around for...

    Not considered to be the best food around for your M1. Some years have been seen with a large pressure variations. Early years were corrosive primers but later they made it with non corrosive...
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    The contracts were made. Many were in armories of...

    The contracts were made. Many were in armories of base police after military personal no long stood guard duty at the gates to bases. I have seen them there over the years along with M14 rifles. Back...
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    The government at one point had many hundreds of...

    The government at one point had many hundreds of thousands of carbines in storage. They started giving and selling these as assistance to many friendly governments. Vietnam was the major source of...
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    I really wonder with the statement that none have...

    I really wonder with the statement that none have been through a rebuild. There is no doubt that some do have type 1 and type 2 barrel bands on them but they use this to tease use by not showing any...
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    If its a 1900/04 would it have the dished toggle...

    If its a 1900/04 would it have the dished toggle assembly? This seems to be the later 1906/08 toggle? People here have always under rated the 7.65 Luger round.
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    Could they be corrected? Maybe and then again...

    Could they be corrected? Maybe and then again maybe not. It all depends on its history. Could have been a bring back. Could have been issued to a secondary group where they just sat in racks. Could...
  16. It was about mid 50's that Springfield Armory...

    It was about mid 50's that Springfield Armory started to Parkerizing magazines. While they did many thousands of them it was a drop in the bucket. All to try and reclaim new unused magazines that had...
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    Value? That's it Bob. Each one dragged behind Charlie...

    That's it Bob. Each one dragged behind Charlie and his camel a required 20 miles before issue in Ethiopia.
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    A complete Nambu all matching with matching...

    A complete Nambu all matching with matching magazine, cleaning rod, spare firing pin, holster and strap are now being valued at the $1500 to $1600 level. I was shocked when told by collectors that...
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    I like Charlie would like to see more pictures of...

    I like Charlie would like to see more pictures of the area. It does appear to be in a non stressed area if it's into the recoil spring area.
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    Is there any difference with what is stamped on the back of the magazines. The standard type vs the ones with the hold open follower? I do know the company made them both about the same time frame.
  21. Can you use the 148 gr BTFMJ from the 7.62 x 51...

    Can you use the 148 gr BTFMJ from the 7.62 x 51 in the 30-06. Yes you can BUT you will not get the best accuracy out of the 30-06. 30-06 is best with a rate of twist of 1 in 10 while the 7.62x51 rate...
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    The name does more damage then the round does in...

    The name does more damage then the round does in real life. Winchester made these for years in .38 spl as well as .357 Magnum. The .38spl was so strong they...BOUNCED of car bumpers. Barely made it...
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    And remember there are two different Saginaw...

    And remember there are two different Saginaw Gear. One Saginaw Gear in Saginaw, MI ( S. G. )and the other Saginaw Gear in Grand Rapids, MI. ( S" G". ) Same company but considered to different makers.
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    If the engraving was done at Colt then the value...

    If the engraving was done at Colt then the value has increased by a substantial amount. All depends on being original or not. You may need to get a Colt letter on it but that too would add to the...
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    Reproduction sling and oiler combo.

    Reproduction sling and oiler combo.
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