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    Got a glimpse of a review by Martin Pegler: ...

    Got a glimpse of a review by Martin Pegler:

    Sniping is, of course, all about the men and women behind the trigger, but it is also a very technical subject involving many disciplines, and Gary Yee...
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    sniper book review

    New sniper book on WW II sniping. Here are two reviews:

    https://www.argunners.com/world-war-ii-snipers-sog/

    https://www.amps-armor.org/SiteReviews/ShowReview.aspx?id=14960

    Dust off your...
  3. Read it a a while back. The platoon's duty was...

    Read it a a while back. The platoon's duty was mostly intelligence gathering. I wonder if the replacements for the next campaign were as intensively trained? There may be a sequel coming out.
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    Don't store it in that holster. If it's not a...

    Don't store it in that holster. If it's not a shooter, apply Renaissance Wax to the Mauser (including the wood grips).
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    BTW, during the American Civil War, Union...

    BTW, during the American Civil War, Union soldiers at Vicksburg used mirrors to aim their rifles at the Confederaates and this allowed them to shoot without exposing themselves to retaliatory fire. ...
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    Springfield Armory National Historic Site has an...

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site has an articulated stocked Springfield Rifle. This illustration was used in my second book (Sharpshooters: Marksmen Through the Ages)
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    We are diminished

    We are diminished
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    I remember shooting one with surplus N-D-N...

    I remember shooting one with surplus N-D-N ammunition and getting a 8-10" group. Then I shot some commerical .303 and that group shrunk down to around 2". Good rifles.
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    The only thing you do to a case hardened surface...

    The only thing you do to a case hardened surface is to lightly clean & oil.
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    If you want a shooter, lop off part of that...

    If you want a shooter, lop off part of that barrel and have it recrowned. If it's not a shooter, leave it alone.
  11. New sniper book thaat was originally was supposed...

    New sniper book thaat was originally was supposed to be released in Feb but still at the printers.

    Covers American, British, German, Soviets. Japanese not so.
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    Didn't the sporterized (by Springfield Armory) 03...

    Didn't the sporterized (by Springfield Armory) 03 have a checkered steel buttplate?
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    Belated Happy Birthday from a newb here.

    Belated Happy Birthday from a newb here.
  14. Thread: My 1903A4

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    I managed to get my M82 with a 03 that I suspect...

    I managed to get my M82 with a 03 that I suspect was sporterized at Springfield Armory. I have the CMP papers and the National Park Service not only confirmed his presence but also told me which...
  15. Thread: My 1903A4

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    Concur. Give us back our stuph! That is a nice...

    Concur. Give us back our stuph!
    That is a nice restoration. Still have the M82? It's worth some $$$ now.
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    nice machining work

    nice machining work
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    5,002 pounds.

    5,002 pounds.
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    I avoid chemicals of any type. I like...

    I avoid chemicals of any type.

    I like distilled water and cotton rags. I wear rubber gloves so I don't transfer any oils onto the wood. I dampen (not soak) the rag and then rub the wood to...
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    Sticky: If anyone followed John Williams' Shadow Stats,...

    If anyone followed John Williams' Shadow Stats, true inflation in America is running from 7 to 15%. If PP is holding your funds, they are gaining wealth (interest) at your expense (loss of interest...
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    Don't overlook Ian Skennerton's The British Sniper

    Don't overlook Ian Skennerton's The British Sniper
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    Sticky: They've done a second printing and I just...

    They've done a second printing and I just received my copy today today. Because they don't take PayPal, I had to get someone in the UK to forward the funds to them on my behalf.
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    I use a cotton fibre rag dampened (not soaking...

    I use a cotton fibre rag dampened (not soaking wet) with distilled water. Do no harm. You don't want to wet the wood and it's basically elbow grease. Afterward protect the wood (both inletted...
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    this is is correct. When assembled guns were...

    this is is correct. When assembled guns were test fired for accuracy, the best were set aside for installing scopes. The Soviets, the Germans and the British Commonwealth Nations did this. ...
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    Suggest you go to a gun show and try to fit it.

    Suggest you go to a gun show and try to fit it.
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    I don't think the Lyman was mounted on the A4...

    I don't think the Lyman was mounted on the A4 (until perhaps post-war). Lyman and Weaver both relied on the Bausch & Lomb to grind lens and B&L was overworked with making lens for binoculars,...
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