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    I have had luck using a small torx bit as a...

    I have had luck using a small torx bit as a substitute on tiny and soft Phillips screws on various electronics. whoops...kept reading and seems I'm too late to the party:) hopefully you can chase...
  2. unless the handgaurd/forend has been altered to...

    unless the handgaurd/forend has been altered to where it is too small at the bands, tightening the bands would keep it from rattling.
    In my experience there is typically very little room under the...
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    HA! Story of my life...comes in handy in many...

    HA! Story of my life...comes in handy in many other circumstances. I settled on my keystone stock. The butt had to be sanded as I mentioned to fix some storage damage, removing its original factory...
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    Great sleuthing Charlie? For your next...

    Great sleuthing Charlie?
    For your next assignment...which country in Africa did the classicfirearms.com come from? I didn't see any statements from them, but in one of their review videos mentioned...
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    I was there in 2004 for a 2 week Nat'l Gaurd...

    I was there in 2004 for a 2 week Nat'l Gaurd training. Barracks looked to be the same as they were back then...only with every third or 4th building either falling down or condemned. I think it had...
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    I can't remember where, but I saw a statement...

    I can't remember where, but I saw a statement from Midway saying that the last paper trail for these carbines was in some European country other than Italy, they suspect only one arsenal refurb must...
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    Fake?! Ha. I had lots of fun with it. Friends and I...

    Ha. I had lots of fun with it. Friends and I would try to get them to call to discuss their budget Only one of them ever did...10 of us packed into a tiny office surrounding a speaker phone cooking...
  9. in the pic it looks like dried grease. your...

    in the pic it looks like dried grease. your fingernail can tell the difference. I've never heard of using o-rings to dampen a barrel, but hey if it works better than a notecard or other...
  10. Would love to see some pics.

    Would love to see some pics.
  11. had not there been a discussion of hardness...

    had not there been a discussion of hardness testing, I would have guessed maybe the mark was a witness or index mark showing correct alignment in whatever jig was used in the milling processes.
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    like a cheek rest? weird. As a left shooter...I...

    like a cheek rest? weird. As a left shooter...I despise all the makers who insist on putting cheek rests on their stocks :)

    Thanks for the measurement. Can you post pics with the bolt both up and...
  13. I think this is the case. I have not seen a 1903...

    I think this is the case. I have not seen a 1903 set up like this, but this and similar practice is common enough in an attempt to dampen barrel vibrations. For example, I have a No.4 Mk2 that was...
  14. Do you recall what the contact was, before and...

    Do you recall what the contact was, before and after fitting, on the wings around the tang?
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    She's great at patiently letting the kiddos dress...

    She's great at patiently letting the kiddos dress her up all the time. The tag on the MAS says "To: dad: Love, your favorite pup". She get's me. Rest of the house wonders why she only every buys me a...
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    Would rather she be out chasing squirrels off the...

    Would rather she be out chasing squirrels off the porch...those tree rats keep chewing at the rails.
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    The kiddos schooling from home during the lockdowns messed with her lazy quite house...
  17. here is another pic from vi-shooter. Looks to me...

    here is another pic from vi-shooter. Looks to me like there wasn't suppose to be any real contact or bedding under the sides of the tang, except maybe at the very end....
  18. This is the one downside of having a borescope...

    This is the one downside of having a borescope and milsurps....a lot of awful, old, neglected bores. On this forum though you will find many reports of the worlds ugliest bores being great shooters...
  19. 1903 stock fitting question for the experts

    Specifically about wood-to-metal contact in the area "around" the tang...I mean the wings, or the flared undersides, not the underside where where the rear screw is. Doco and I were chatting and...
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    There was quite a bit of copper in the last third...

    There was quite a bit of copper in the last third of the barrel after its first trip to the range with only 40 rounds. Took it again last night after cleaning it all out...very little copper fouling....
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    ruled that one before ever shooting. Thanks,...

    ruled that one before ever shooting.

    Thanks, Charlie. I have lots of things to try now - we are no where near giving up.


    It sure is amazing. I haven't reloaded for it...yet.
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    Very interesting. I was about ask for some pics...

    Very interesting. I was about ask for some pics below the woodline, then the search function came through.
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=54609&p=347595&viewfull=1#post347595
    Am I wrong,...
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    Sounds like you might need to cast the chamber...

    Sounds like you might need to cast the chamber with Cerrosafe ...
  24. Some 1903's are reported to have benefitted from...

    Some 1903's are reported to have benefitted from free floating the barrel, but these are exceptions. "Baffling" muzzle vibrations at certain points of the barrel is very common across many types of...
  25. If I had a nickel for every time I shared this...

    If I had a nickel for every time I shared this video...:)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfcUwMWxJ2U
    Steel wool works if it's extra grimy, but be careful. There is a very short moment between...
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