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    Put everything together. looks real nice. I was...

    Put everything together. looks real nice. I was hoping the slop in the action would go away with everything cleaned and tightened up, but no luck. With the band tightened up, the action easily slides...
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    what would be the fun in that!? :rofl:

    what would be the fun in that!? :rofl:
  3. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    if you didn't catch it in this now long thread,...

    if you didn't catch it in this now long thread, my stock that I am going with is a NOS replacement scant from Keystone. They stained theirs but did not oil. This particular stock had quite some...
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    Interestingly, the Russians used a lot of...

    Interestingly, the Russians used a lot of explosive tip rounds in their sniper rifles, and the Germans took up the practice in captured mosins. These rounds were or course prohibited by convention....
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    Done and assembled, waiting on the stock to dry....

    Done and assembled, waiting on the stock to dry. Should be shooting next week.
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    Stock cleaned up nice. With all the grime gone...

    Stock cleaned up nice. With all the grime gone and re-oiled, the entire "Trimble TN" became visible in the sling recess. The crossed cannons are there, invisible before, and some kind of doodling was...
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    probably your best chance at finding an original...

    probably your best chance at finding an original too.
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    is it stamped CC on the root? Numrich bent a lot...

    is it stamped CC on the root? Numrich bent a lot of surplus CC bolts. I unfortunately have one, thinking $30 was worth a try so save an old neglected sporter. It looks like yours, only yours looks to...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=69323 ...

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=69323

    this rather long list doesn't have my bolt
    https://m1family.com/part-markings-check-here-first-t46.html but IDed just about everything else. stock...
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    there is an x on top I think, just behind the...

    there is an x on top I think, just behind the face. Jon can you put a link to the thread you are talking about? I'm too lazy to search through all of Charlie's posts for it:)

    Another topic - from...
  11. Too bad there isn't a place for GCA members to...

    Too bad there isn't a place for GCA members to view past issues. Spring 2019 looks like a good read.
  12. is that a bent barrel, bottom right of the second...

    is that a bent barrel, bottom right of the second pic? I don't see a butt sticking up out of the stack.
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    Started re-oiling the stock. Wood was full of...

    Started re-oiling the stock. Wood was full of grease and oil. I scrubbed it lacquer thinner and steel wool to get it all out. After it dried, wiping the first coat of raw linseed oil on it showed...
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    Bolt Body: H on the inboard lug, A just below it....

    Bolt Body: H on the inboard lug, A just below it.
    Extractor: W.I.
    Firing Pin: N , is there an I or 1 next to it? or just a scratch?
    121841
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    Degreasing now to remove all the old lubricants...

    Degreasing now to remove all the old lubricants and grime, then drying, re-oiling, etc.
    Here are all the marked parts of the trigger group.
    121840
    Milled Trigger housing: inland
    Sear: Rock-Ola...
  16. or as a stool to keep your butt outa the mud

    or as a stool to keep your butt outa the mud
  17. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    So last weekend I made up a bunch of test pieces...

    So last weekend I made up a bunch of test pieces or walnut for staining. My wife liked a 1:1 mix of birchwood Casey walnut with their rusty walnut. I slept on it for a week and I figure after all...
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    after a good scrub with jb-paste and kroil ...

    after a good scrub with jb-paste and kroil

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpLPf66IlGE
    some surface rust under the grime. I'll shoot it out before doing another deep scrub. Nice thing about being...
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    Bore Pics

    Because of the evidence of light surface rust on some of the exterior, I drifted off the rear sight after a kroil soak over lunch. The front sight pin came right out after one smart wrap of a starter...
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    it's a parts rifle. Trigger housing is milled,...

    it's a parts rifle. Trigger housing is milled, stamped inland. Hammer is MC. The rest is crusted in dried grease and dirt. Everything soaking now. The little guy didn't bugger any screws, or slip the...
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    As of now, the action is pretty loose in the...

    As of now, the action is pretty loose in the stock - with trigger pulled the whole thing slides and rotates slightly, and the movement can be felt in my trigger finger. I'm hoping it's just that...
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    121813 looks like R P.

    121813
    looks like R P.
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    we all start somewhere :)

    we all start somewhere :)
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    ...and the magazine is held nice and tight...

    ...and the magazine is held nice and tight without any rattle, unlike my Midway NPM. I'm sure it will loosen a bit once I clean all the grime and sand laden grease out.
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    African Carbines

    Picked up my Underwood today from classicfirearms.com. My matching typewriter should be in early next week:) Here is the carbine as I took it out of the box. I'll tear it down and clean it up...
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