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    They are nice handling rifles, and shoot pretty...

    They are nice handling rifles, and shoot pretty good when set up properly. The Garand and 03' junkies I talk to thumb their noses at these. I like mine a lot, and it shoots pretty good. It'll shoot...
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    Wait...Couldn't that be any officer? (says the...

    Wait...Couldn't that be any officer? (says the Corporal).
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    or freezing his a$$ off and shivering...

    or freezing his a$$ off and shivering uncontrollably.
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    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=LC...

    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=LCCN&searchArg=52048657&searchType=1&permalink=y
    Well, I'll have to go in to the library. Contract number should be in this document. I used to go at...
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    Exchange from Northridge came in. much better...

    Exchange from Northridge came in. much better than the one above. Any ideas on who made it? the USGI NOS scant's I bought from Numrich for the other rifles all had a "K" stamped on the forend tip -...
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    The first one I did, I went off the very minimal...

    The first one I did, I went off the very minimal instructions given in the mdshooters forum...basically just said contact around the tang, the recoil lug+flat, and muzzle bed and nowhere else. It got...
  7. There are several originals at the NRA museum in...

    There are several originals at the NRA museum in Fairfax. I never tire of popping in to see them on my way home from a meeting in the city. Great way to pass the time otherwise spent sitting in...
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    well. the netting set up at museum displays...

    well. the netting set up at museum displays aren't all caked in mud. If you are going to display or store it and don't want it filthy, I would spread it out on a clean driveway, spray it with soap...
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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.
  13. 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...
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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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