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    Start by slugging the barrel. I'm not sure if...

    Start by slugging the barrel. I'm not sure if Australia had somewhat vague ideas of what bore/groove diameters meant or not, but there are lots of .311" and .312" bullet around. And that assumes...
  2. Any that are left will be in Museums. Or in a...

    Any that are left will be in Museums. Or in a collector's hands. Militia was still using 'em, in .303 Brit(been looking for one of those for years and years), until just before W.W. I.
    Haven't been...
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    "...waxed linen thread..." There a Tandy's...

    "...waxed linen thread..." There a Tandy's Leather in the UK? Dunno if it'd be worth buying on-line. Otherwise, it comes from leather crafter shops and maybe a fabric shop. You'll want glover's or...
  4. Thread: No4Mk1 maker

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    The "NP", "303 2", "18.5 TONS". is a partial...

    The "NP", "303 2", "18.5 TONS". is a partial Birmingham Nitro Proof(BNP) stamp. Required on all milsurps that were sold through England. The 'England' stamp is an American thing. The grey...
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    Helping dry or cracked leather is a preservation...

    Helping dry or cracked leather is a preservation thing vs restoration. Leather being a natural thing that ages. You can't "uncrack" leather. However, you can try saddle soap(the stuff is not cheap)....
  6. Thread: MILSURPS - NBC

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    "...Remember NO Politics..." That include...

    "...Remember NO Politics..." That include Political Science and Military Intel? Just curious. I've been thinking the Coronavirus was a Chinese germ Warfare experiment that got out of hand. Mind you,...
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    "..."National Ordinance"..." That'd be ORDNANCE....

    "..."National Ordinance"..." That'd be ORDNANCE. An ordinance is a law.
    There's a good discussion about 'em here.
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=16494
    If your plan is to build an '03A3...
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    Appears to be 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry....

    Appears to be 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Spanish-Americam war.
    Net search "7th Ohio 1898" for 4,100,000 results.
    Rummage around here. There are decent pictures.
    Infantry hat Insignia
  9. "...restoration/repair of a few gun stocks..."...

    "...restoration/repair of a few gun stocks..." Mineral spirits will do that. TP is on sale here.
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    Which No. 4 scabbard matters, but try Liberty...

    Which No. 4 scabbard matters, but try Liberty Tree. They at least recognize there are bayonet scabbard parts.
    An NSN won't help for stuff that hasn't been issued for 40 or 50 years. The Chretien...
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    How that can has been stored for 52 years is more...

    How that can has been stored for 52 years is more important.
    Legacy Collectibles, based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, say they "recently" (1/11/19) sold 4 boxes at $15 each.
    Prices vary a great deal...
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    "...piled up all the powder..." Mine was nearly a...

    "...piled up all the powder..." Mine was nearly a whole can that sat too close to an open window and got damp. It was like a biblical pillar of fire. snicker.
    "...there is a mathematical method to...
  13. Thread: m1903 refurb

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    Remington made '03's starting in September 1941....

    Remington made '03's starting in September 1941. They had been replacing the expensive, time and resource consuming, milled parts until at about serial number 3,330,000 the '03A3 was officially...
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    You cannot tell anything about a powder by just...

    You cannot tell anything about a powder by just looking at it. As mentioned, the grass or garden is a fine place for it.
    Mind you, it's way more fun to take the stuff some place safe(there be...
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    "...Jeez Sunray..." Big cat. Little cat. They're...

    "...Jeez Sunray..." Big cat. Little cat. They're all the same to me. Once I get my mitts behind their ears they all purr. Except tigers 'chuff' when they're happy. Cheetahs and cougars(the big kitty...
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    Stories were told about how the FNG's were told...

    Stories were told about how the FNG's were told that everything in the Vietnamese jungles was out to get you. Everything bit or stung.
    Carlos Hathcock was sneaking up on a VC General by crawling...
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    Prices vary considerably. One of 'em sold for...

    Prices vary considerably. One of 'em sold for $1,012.00 on Gun Auctions. Another for over 3 grand on another auction site. And everything in between.
    Dunno if this will help or not.
    The Argentine...
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    Commemoratives, from any company, have proven to...

    Commemoratives, from any company, have proven to be a horrible investment. Primarily because there's nothing special about 'em. The Sig M17 is just a beige P320. However, it'd also take a very long...
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    There being no manufacture marking is kind of...

    There being no manufacture marking is kind of odd, but cast bullets can need sizing. They can be used to seat and crimp gas checks too.
    This is kind of long, but explains it fairly well.
    Sizing...
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    I'd be guessing/assuming, there'd be as many...

    I'd be guessing/assuming, there'd be as many modifications as there were troopies. If you look at any parade, every one of 'em shapes their beret differently. It'd be the same with a guy's jacket....
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    There are hordes of very similar holsters for...

    There are hordes of very similar holsters for PPK's and the like, but all of the assorted milsurp holsters have just one mag pouch. Pistols being primarily status symbols in the military and issuing...
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    There's field stripping and disassembling. Ain't...

    There's field stripping and disassembling. Ain't the same thing with a Carbine.
    Parts like the Gas piston are not designed to be taken out by the user either. Doing so isn't necessary anyway. If...
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    "...spray it with oven cleaner..." Oven cleaner...

    "...spray it with oven cleaner..." Oven cleaner is caustic and can chemically burn wood.
    It looks like somebody refinished the rifle without bothering to remove the stock. Fixing it will depend on...
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    FTR'd, anywhere, means it is very decidedly not...

    FTR'd, anywhere, means it is very decidedly not "mint".
    "...Mint means original finish..." No it doesn't. Mint means unfired and exactly as it came out of the factory. Highly unlikely to be any Brit...
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    One of 'em sold on iCollector, last May, for...

    One of 'em sold on iCollector, last May, for $170.00Cdn. It'll matter if the thing is loaded or not too. Still a pretty good find in a bucket of brass.
    1 RND ANTI TANK AMMO
    Rock Island Auctions...
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