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    Thank you very much - now I will be on the...

    Thank you very much - now I will be on the lookout for a M1 serial numbered between 6581550 - 6583020. Thanks again for your assistance and help! Regards
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    Thanks for the heads up. While I would never buy...

    Thanks for the heads up. While I would never buy such an expensive item without consultation it’s nice to know the history as I have purchased small items from the said seller.
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    Thank you for the great info, could you provide...

    Thank you for the great info, could you provide the serial window for 23 April? I have a WRA Garand that was serial numbered on 23 Apr and while doubtful it would be interesting to find one serialed...
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    135146135147Some pictures

    135146135147Some pictures
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    Thank you very much that is exactly what I was...

    Thank you very much that is exactly what I was looking for. This is 670, 9 May. Regards
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    6.6m WRA Carbine build date?

    I’m trying to figure out the approximate build date for a WRA carbine, 6.600xxx. I know the WRA polish room dates are available for Garand receivers and wondering if the records were also found for...
  7. Thread: m1918 BAR markings

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    Interesting, I’ll have to look through some stuff...

    Interesting, I’ll have to look through some stuff I have to see if I can find a MA inspector at WRA
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    I knew a collector who had one of the rifles from...

    I knew a collector who had one of the rifles from the WRA ref library. I believe most of the rifles were included in the book of WRA ref rifles. That said I have misplaced the serial number of the...
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    Doesn’t appear to be.

    Doesn’t appear to be.
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    Does it still have the sight seal. The picture...

    Does it still have the sight seal. The picture is dark in that area, unless I’m missing something. Regards
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    M38 carbine purchase- ID

    132008132009132010132011132012Hello, went to a small local auction yesterday to pick up some fishing gear and they brought out a few guns that were not listed and I bought this one. I’m not very...
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    Very nice old rifle. Hard to beat that old dark...

    Very nice old rifle. Hard to beat that old dark Winchester wood, it’s beautiful.
  13. Thread: Bill Ricca RIP

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    Roger that....troll LOL wasn't Bill the one who...

    Roger that....troll LOL wasn't Bill the one who found the BK oiler contract from WWII. Seems that I recall at one time most people considered them a post war item.
    He surely will be missed!
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    Thank you for the info. Regards

    Thank you for the info. Regards
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    My BIL has it too. Little easier to identify as...

    My BIL has it too. Little easier to identify as it’s a type 97 Nagoya.
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    Thanks for the comments. He wiped the stock off...

    Thanks for the comments. He wiped the stock off it has not been stripped if you see it in person. His uncle was on a supply ship. He was in the Navy. He brought this rifle and a Japanese rifle home....
  17. Thread: Bill Ricca RIP

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    Sad to note his passing. As a Garand and rifle...

    Sad to note his passing. As a Garand and rifle grenade collector our paths crossed many times and I was fortunate to have had many conversations over the years before his health started to...
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    Enfield No 1 Mark III* 1917?

    My BIL’s uncle brought this rifle back from WWII and he asked me what it is. I collect Garands so don’t know much about Enfields. The bolt matches the receiver but it appears to have gone thru an...
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    Thanks Bob, regards, Curt ---------- Post...

    Thanks Bob, regards, Curt

    ---------- Post added at 12:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:06 PM ----------

    Thanks Paul, regards Curt
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    That would be good information to know. This...

    That would be good information to know. This rifle looks mostly original to me, except maybe the gas cylinder. I wouldn’t think an original rifle this early would be annealed but this rifle doesn’t...
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    I would like to see the top front face of the gas...

    I would like to see the top front face of the gas cylinder lock and a better pictures of the gas cylinder. Maybe I have missed it but the gas cylinder from the angles that I see lead me to believe...
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    Mark, can you tell me what the tell tale signs...

    Mark, can you tell me what the tell tale signs are? Thank you for the reply. Regards
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    Tom, Do you think WRA chromed the face or do you...

    Tom,
    Do you think WRA chromed the face or do you think that was done later at an ordnance depot to salvage the receiver? While it was a practice to do that on some parts you don’t see many...
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    Not that it helps, but they pop up on eBay quite...

    Not that it helps, but they pop up on eBay quite often; however, price can fluctuate a lot going that route.
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    Thanks Bob, I purchased it as a repro for a good...

    Thanks Bob, I purchased it as a repro for a good price but when it came it has some old German mounts, post war and it came in an old German scope or something wool pouch as shown. I’m sort of in the...
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