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    I have used a screw to control the gas pressure...

    I have used a screw to control the gas pressure on two rifles in the past. It allowed a greater variety of factory ammo to be used, as most, if not all ammo currently produced uses powders a bit too...
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    Not sure if this one was among the last...

    Not sure if this one was among the last manufactured...Curiously, upon close examination of the pics, it has the early (small) bolt stop, yet the later forged bayonet band.
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    Yes! So here goes... Cases: Win. Powder:...

    Yes!

    So here goes...

    Cases: Win.
    Powder: 36.5-37grs of IMR 4895
    Bullet: Hornady 140gr Interlock
    Primer: Win.
    OAL. 3.060
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    What the pics are showing is a brand new front...

    What the pics are showing is a brand new front sight. It will have to be trimmed to hit POA at 100m with the 100m setting.
  5. Thread: WWI 20"

    by jakester
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    There was walnut furniture available in Canada...

    There was walnut furniture available in Canada for the Colt SP1 rifles and the SGW clones of the period, approx. late '80's early 90's to be exact. Yes, the rifles looked very nice in walnut,...
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    Gork I couldn't help but notice that you...

    Gork

    I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned...

    If your measurement is fairly close, I would recommend you have a look at your sights on that particular carbine. Even if a Carbine is...
  7. For me, there was a positive velocity gain. ...

    For me, there was a positive velocity gain.

    However, It's very much dependent on the individual rifle. A rifle with a tight chamber, usually produces higher projectile velocities over one with a...
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    Here's what I did to fix one years ago... I...

    Here's what I did to fix one years ago...

    I used 2.5 oz. Carbon Fiber cloth, although carbon matting will work as well, if you can find it. Make a form that fits the inside curvature of the tooth...
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    The feeding issue was true on a majority of the...

    The feeding issue was true on a majority of the Mk1 rifles, but not all. I have an early Rem Mk1 (serial #811) with the Maltese cross stamped on the side of the butt (another indicator of non...
  10. Thread: My Ross MkII

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    Don't know why I didn't notice it at the first...

    Don't know why I didn't notice it at the first look, but someone also added a top forward handguard, where the original pattern rifle had none.
  11. Thread: My Ross MkII

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    It appears to be a typical U.S. Issue 1905 Ross...

    It appears to be a typical U.S. Issue 1905 Ross MkII 3*. This rifle appears to have been inspected at Rock Island Arsenal as identified by the markings in your first Pic. The U.S. Gov't procured...
  12. Thread: Sights

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    Pretty sure the front sight blades are the same....

    Pretty sure the front sight blades are the same. Blade heights may vary though.
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    Don't know what the original BC's were for the...

    Don't know what the original BC's were for the projectiles loaded into the Military M41 6.5x55, or the 7x57. However, I've found that the Hornady 140gr SP Interlock in 6.5mm, and the Hornady 139gr Sp...
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    You could perform a test and find out for sure....

    You could perform a test and find out for sure. It would require however, finding some of the aftermarket 10rd 7.62 nato strippers. I've seen a few up here in Canada at Gun Shows, so they do exist....
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    For the larger magnum chamberings, many seasoned...

    For the larger magnum chamberings, many seasoned smiths will go with the M1917 action, with the P14 bolt. The main reason is that the receiver opening is a bit larger on the '17 action, and the...
  16. I have Serial #00811, which has also been to...

    I have Serial #00811, which has also been to India. Probably first or second day production, and appears to have spent much of its use for Drill Purpose, as the heel and toe of the stock have been...
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    Standard Products had a contract to rebuild some...

    Standard Products had a contract to rebuild some M1 Carbines post war. I have an early spring tube Winchester that was rebuilt by them. Mine is marked with a STD Prod RWH stamp on the left side of...
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    The Sierra 180grn Spitzer, or "Pro Hunter" as...

    The Sierra 180grn Spitzer, or "Pro Hunter" as Sierra calls it, is probably as close as you're going to get commercially to the original military 174grn flatbase bullet. The Sierra and Hornady BT...
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    I ran your serial #, assuming the last 3 digits...

    I ran your serial #, assuming the last 3 digits XXX to be 999, and below is what i got...

    Inland Barrel Type 2A Unmarked 1 - 8069660 Marked "INLAND DIVISION" and dated.
    Inland Barrel Type...
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    I had an mkII 5* that when fired produced a case...

    I had an mkII 5* that when fired produced a case that looks identical to yours. I was able to reload the cases by running them into a std .303 sizer die. Lube the case generously inside the neck and...
  21. The 5/11 is 5th month of 1911. Generally, the...

    The 5/11 is 5th month of 1911. Generally, the date was used in conjunction with unit markings to denote when, and to which unit and/or branch of service the rifle was issued.

    Yours appears to be...
  22. Here in Canada, Mk1 P14's are relatively common....

    Here in Canada, Mk1 P14's are relatively common. I see a few at almost every Gunshow I attend. Mind you, some are sportered, some are full military pattern, but here in Western Canada, they are not...
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    I modified mine. I re-tapped the hole in the...

    I modified mine. I re-tapped the hole in the sight base with either a 2-56 or 2mm thread, I can't remember which. I used whichever was closest to the diameter of the original sight screw. I used an...
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    We have the same frustrations here in Canada when...

    We have the same frustrations here in Canada when it comes to finding 174-180 gr FB .303 bullets. Fortunately, the problem for me is solved.

    A friend who dabbles in bullet making, recently...
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    Wow! That is indeed a Remington P14 action, with...

    Wow! That is indeed a Remington P14 action, with a M1917 barrel attached. The bolt is also from a M1917 based on the flaming bomb insignia on both the bolt handle and barrel. The stock has the semi...
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