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    7,62x51 Duplex M198 cartridge

    This was developed to provide two bullets of around 85 grs each in a cartridge case. The bottom bullet was slightly off-set. These green tip M198 cartridges saw limited use in Viet Nam, mostly in...
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    There was a "story" years ago that one of the...

    There was a "story" years ago that one of the 22-06 M1 rifles was sent by mistake on a DCM rifle sales
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    WW1 rifle case re-issued WW2

    I have had this for years and could never find out what weapon this case is designed to carry. It will fit a WW1 BAR Model 1918, US M1917 Enfield or Springfield M1903.

    Unless someone has an...
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    sub caliber adopters

    If you could find a sub caliber adopter in 22 WMR for your 5,56mm chamber, you could try it out at different ranges. The 22 WMR is expensive and not alot of bullet choices but could be tested.
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    22 rim rifle conversion kit

    I like to shoot mine inside at around 15 or 20 feet, kind of private.

    My 1 in 12 early barrel twist is great with the standard vel CC1 22 rim fire,
    saved this target from 2020

    also like the...
  6. Thread: Pattern 1913 quiz

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    The Pattern 1913 rifles are quite rare and the...

    The Pattern 1913 rifles are quite rare and the cartridges are not common, but the five round charger is almost never seen
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    C.h,i.p.s

    My daughter met Larry Wilcox a few years and got his autograph127803
  8. Thread: Cartridges

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    more 300 H&H developement

    In the mid 1920's, the well known firm of Griffin & Howe of New York introduced their own cartridge, the 350 Griffin & Howe magnum. They necked down the 375 H7H to 35 cal and had Western manufacture...
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    early modification of Lend Lease M3 smg

    The early M3 smg had a magazine catch that could one could bump against something or drop and the catch would release the magazine. US ordnance came out with a guard or fence around the magazine...
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    Both the M3 and M3A1 submachine guns were in...

    Both the M3 and M3A1 submachine guns were in service in the US for a long time and still with vehicles and tanks even longer, the only way
    to carry extra magazines was the pouch shown
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    I think rare with the 42 date, first year issue ?

    I think rare with the 42 date, first year issue ?
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    magazine pouch

    The book on Thompson sub machine guns "American Thunder" list your pouch as a general purpose magazine pouch. Later on this pouch was issued with the M3 SMG and marked.

    The 20rd magazine pouch...
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    necking down the 375 H&H Magnum cartridge

    I have fired rifles in 375 H&H over the years starting with a pre war Winchester M70 rifle and reloading and shooting my friends Ruger No 1 rifle.

    But back in 1955, David Lloyd (riflemaker) in...
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    There are early photos of Germans in France...

    There are early photos of Germans in France guarding the railroad cars holding Thompson smg's taken around 1940-41.
    The Thompson's shown with the Germans have finned barrels but without the Cutts...
  15. Thread: Cartridges

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    A few Sharps cartridges

    My photos show a few of the smaller caliber Sharps cartridges which were also very popular for match shooting. I have read that Sharps used a very high quality paper equal to banknote paper for...
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    type 1

    Sometimes when your not really satisfied with the answers you receive on a posting, you go
    to another website looking for a better reply. On the CMP forum, Ronwell posted a photo showing
    a company...
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    original or not

    You have a nice example of a mid 1942 rifle to work with. But I think that the Type 1 lock bar is a repro and that the short pinion has been re-threaded.

    Just my opinion as others may feel that...
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    Type 1 lock bar on early M1 rifles

    These have been faked for years due to their value, as a complete rear sight assembly with original short pinion and Type 1 lock bar will cost around $600 plus. As you stated on another forum, you...
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    if you could post some photos of the drawing...

    if you could post some photos of the drawing number on top of the barrel under the rear handguard, it would
    help to identify your barrel. Not common to see the barrel date obliterated but it could...
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    small M1 Rifle

    Here are some photos of a die cast metal and wood model of the M1 rifle with bayonet and sling too. Difficult to date, but box is without a zip code which started in early 1960's ?

    This company...
  21. Thread: Cartridges

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    Your No 1 Gibbs .461 cartridge is not common to...

    Your No 1 Gibbs .461 cartridge is not common to find and a nice addition to
    your collection. Many years ago, the late John Amber who published the "Gun
    Digest" and other books like Cartridges of...
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    318 through 416

    Here is a nice group of British cartridges127681
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    WR No 1 and 40-90 Sharps

    Photo shows an interesting headstamp, note caliber not shown on WR No1 EXPRESS the other is 40-90 Sharps without a headstamp

    The WR No 1 is 500/400127637127638
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    Winchester 50-110

    Photos show my Winchester 50-110 with a 22 rim fire black set into the nose of the bullet, I understand under actual conditions this seldom worked. Next to the 50-110 is a inside primed US Govt...
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    Your 450/400 case is longer then the 40-110...

    Your 450/400 case is longer then the 40-110 Winchester, from what I read, the 450/400 case was used to
    forum the 40-110 Winchester. Both rim and base diameters the same, it is the total length in...
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