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  1. Exactly which is why if you haven't already those...

    Exactly which is why if you haven't already those grips must be replaced and the originals preserved. Don't even handle them any further if you can avoid it. 1917 grips are readily available so dont...
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    Stevens 77E In Photos From Vietnam

    These are recently discovered photos of my wife's uncle Michael playing around with a friend while in-country in Vietnam circa 1967. He's holding a Stevens Model 77E. A closeup of the butt pad...
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    I went on the site just to look around out of...

    I went on the site just to look around out of curiosity with no intent to buy. Didn't sign up for anything. Suddenly I'm being bombarded with several spam emails a day from them. I had to...
  4. Yes eaglelord is right don't trust that bolt have...

    Yes eaglelord is right don't trust that bolt have it replaced. If it broke on its own then you have a serious casting defect and there will be other weak spots throughout. If it was dropped and...
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    With the shorter barrel I wouldn't be so...

    With the shorter barrel I wouldn't be so concerned about using a slower powder. You would do very well with a 180gr bullet and a 4895 or a 4064 powder.. I have a 1903 rifle with the 1901 sight. ...
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    The GEW98 handguard runs from the middle band to...

    The GEW98 handguard runs from the middle band to the front of the front sight. Any of the South American Mausers the handguard runs around the sight to the front of the receiver. I would suppose if...
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    M1917 receiver very possibly with a P14 bolt...

    M1917 receiver very possibly with a P14 bolt magazine and follower?
    P14's didn't get the flaming bomb proof stamp so that was easy enough. Although it's possible to work with a rifle without a...
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    When I was a young buck there was a now long...

    When I was a young buck there was a now long defunct gun store that had a trifecta of oversized training weapons. That Garand a carbine and a 1919 .30 caliber machine gun. I picked up some good...
  9. Yes have fired one once, not pleasant and not a...

    Yes have fired one once, not pleasant and not a go to range gun. Had the opportunity to try it a second time later that year and politely refused. That rifle wasn't used again after that 2nd time...
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    Is my collector grade Garand shipped to me or do...

    Is my collector grade Garand shipped to me or do I have to pick it up?
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    Yes Peyton Manning retired NFL Quaterback.

    Yes Peyton Manning retired NFL Quaterback.
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    Yes when these rifles were built they were...

    Yes when these rifles were built they were designed to have a certain degree of upward pressure along the centerline of the bore where the barrel exits the stock. It is something that is mimicked...
  13. Beautiful rifle, very clean. Shipped collect in...

    Beautiful rifle, very clean. Shipped collect in 1962...wow!
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    This photo has a sort of Norman Rockwell look to...

    This photo has a sort of Norman Rockwell look to it. I can't explain why I get that vibe it just strikes me that way.
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    I have a potential theory for this situation. ...

    I have a potential theory for this situation.

    Would it be possible that barrels that had a slight defect be stockpiled in a barrel. One day when management decided to give out some overtime...
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    Raw and boiled linseed oil can be found in most...

    Raw and boiled linseed oil can be found in most Lowes or Home Depot stores that's where I got my BLO. They can be found in cans that range from a quart to 5 gallons.
  17. That's the reason I haven't had a trapdoor until...

    That's the reason I haven't had a trapdoor until I found this one. I'm all about bore condition and shootability. I have probably looked at roughly 200 of them since the 80's. Every milsurp I own...
  18. Thanks for explaining this Patrick. My brother...

    Thanks for explaining this Patrick. My brother claimed flinching but that just wasn't so. I'm going to wave your post in his face, maybe he'll shut up this one time....but I don't think so.
    This...
  19. Not much info on them they came with the rifle. ...

    Not much info on them they came with the rifle. Swaged and pre lubed with a flat nose profile. Don't know what the alloy or hardness is. They're old and the lube has dried up and chipped out of...
  20. M1888 Trapdoor Back To The Range 3rd Times A Charm

    I've been practicing with the trapdoor trigger and sights. Trigger is long and heavy at 7-1/4 pounds but has a consistent break and is very predictable with practice.

    Well it paid off however...
  21. For Sale: 1873 trapdoor carbine front band / stacking swivel

    This I believe is an original front band stacking swivel for the Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine.
    It is in excellent condition with lots of bluing.

    Price $100
    shipping cost will be...
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    Krag M1898/03 First Time At The Range

    So I loaded up a bunch of rounds and brought the Krag to the range after an extensive breakdown and cleaning. These rifles have an excellent reputation for accuracy and this one didn't disappoint. ...
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    More and better pictures are needed before any...

    More and better pictures are needed before any evaluation can be made. Full length of both sides at least. Muzzle and butt would help too
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    Oddly enough I still have the tang peep sight I...

    Oddly enough I still have the tang peep sight I used on my 99 for hunting before my eyes demanded a scope in the woods. I test fitted it to the tang and although it can't be used due to hammer...
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    M1888 Trapdoor Getting Better

    Here is my 3rd time at the range with the trapdoor. Was using the 300gr rounds that I loaded and have worked well previously. I'm still pulling to the right but not as bad as I'm getting more...
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