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    I'm not saying that you are a novice or...

    I'm not saying that you are a novice or questioning your judgement, but consider why does a reduced carbine load of H110 cause pressures to skyrocket? Why does a normal 9mm bullet loaded to operate...
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    I would give the FP a very close look. I bought a...

    I would give the FP a very close look. I bought a few spares that looked great, but under a good lens, they looked like a volcano, big chunks of hard face off, pits, dents etc. The extractor also...
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    Considering that the original powder for 30...

    Considering that the original powder for 30 Carbine was IMR 4227, you might find some of that left somewhere as it is probably rarely used today.

    You are going to feel like a fool if you blow the...
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    NPM did not follow their numbers in sequence....

    NPM did not follow their numbers in sequence. Probably the best way to date the gun is by the barrel. Mine is in the 425XXX number group and dates to the end of the contract April 1944 the barrel is...
  5. In my experience there is no Super in Super Glue....

    In my experience there is no Super in Super Glue. I've heard it was invented to close flesh wounds quickly and without stitches, don't know if that's true. It has two redeeming qualities: it dries...
  6. Thread: Midway carbines

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    Anyone who's been in the service or done serious...

    Anyone who's been in the service or done serious hunting will not use a weapon without a sling. It provides a hands free condition and gives any off hand or unsupported shooting an extra level of...
  7. Thread: Midway carbines

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    This is a very nice carbine. Are you aware that...

    This is a very nice carbine. Are you aware that Quality Hardware made exactly ONE part for their carbines? The receiver, and they chose an improved type of spring tube design, one that everyone else...
  8. Thread: Rockola carbine

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    I tried to delete this post when I decided that...

    I tried to delete this post when I decided that the KR was similar to the hammer but on the wrong side of the hammer. I was not able to get it deleted. I wonder if there are any other KR2 hammers...
  9. Thread: Rockola carbine

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    I have a KR hammer in my NPM it looks different ...

    I have a KR hammer in my NPM it looks different

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/06/51243282455_332c880fce_c-1.jpg
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    NPM was the only company to pass the rain test....

    NPM was the only company to pass the rain test. Apparently they did something different (heat treating? Finish?). My NPM is a late one made in 1944, has an IBM barrel, it is the most accurate carbine...
  11. Thread: Midway carbines

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    [QUOTE=tenOC;500322]Those of us who know how to...

    [QUOTE=tenOC;500322]Those of us who know how to spot one that is still as built from the factory are happy that others can't tell the difference. There are a bunch out there."
    Absolutely correct and...
  12. Thread: Midway carbines

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    I just don't see the "Probably used in combat"...

    I just don't see the "Probably used in combat" deal. So it was abused, dropped, covered with dirt or sand, whatever. That makes it a better carbine? My late father-in-law was a Red Ball Express...
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    Read "The River and the Gauntlet" by SLA...

    Read "The River and the Gauntlet" by SLA Marshall. When the 8th Army was strung out all the way from the Yalu River to Seoul in 1950 the Chinese (the best soldiers they had) army hit them with...
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    Re Rebuilds: I would totally agree with your...

    Re Rebuilds: I would totally agree with your description. I do wonder what the really small depots did, was it the same or did they do it the way they wanted? Benicia, Rainier, like that. It seems...
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    If a person was interested in another carbine...

    If a person was interested in another carbine (Not me) this would be a good place to look. The Italians seemed to take care of the weapons we gave them, the storage containers look very clean and...
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    I've never seen a loose front sight that was...

    I've never seen a loose front sight that was assembled at the factory. So we may consider this a "corrected carbine?" The mag catch is suspect? Finish doesn't match at all.
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    Before Larry started Midway, they were gun...

    Before Larry started Midway, they were gun dealers, this will be a chance to see it done right. If he has that many, he will make a bundle on these guns. These will go for probably $1500 for decent...
  18. Thread: Bolt Hold-Up

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    It is normal for a bolt to move just a touch more...

    It is normal for a bolt to move just a touch more into battery when the trigger is pulled. It looks like it closes a lot but it is really a small amount.
    I would just lube that gun up. The slots in...
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    That is a really nice weapon.

    That is a really nice weapon.
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    You're in good company because BQ hadn't seen one...

    You're in good company because BQ hadn't seen one either. Marty looked at it more logically: Why would an obviously Winchester made barrel on a Winchester carbine have some honkie looking fake...
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    You got that right. I was a Royal Pain in the A$$...

    You got that right. I was a Royal Pain in the A$$ about part swapping. It finally got through my thick skull that these people were just doing what they wanted with their possessions. I predicted...
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    That little 5.6 had one more hurdle to get over...

    That little 5.6 had one more hurdle to get over to be recognized. It had a real odd ball ordnance ball on the gas cylinder. I put it out there and it was immediately thrown under the bus. "Never seen...
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    There were 12M Americans under arms during WW2 I...

    There were 12M Americans under arms during WW2 I had thought 8M but have recently read that it was 12. There were enough Carbines made to arm half of those people. As far as how many early...
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    I appreciate praise/criticism from you in any...

    I appreciate praise/criticism from you in any form. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the work done by the FM personnel was a make work project to the extent that they had plenty of trained...
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    While I was in the Army 20 years after WW2, there...

    While I was in the Army 20 years after WW2, there was still a lot of ww2 training and culture in the Army. Almost all of our cadre were Korean War and WW2 vets, my Sergeant in VN was at Bastogne and...
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