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    Interesting, I never knew that the C5A was...

    Interesting, I never knew that the C5A was trialed for jumping. The C17 must have been designed specifically for that purpose as well as other purposes. Unlike the C130 which you actually had to jump...
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    It's a USAF C17. I see American flags on the...

    It's a USAF C17. I see American flags on the shoulders of the crew and other US advisors in there. Big roomy bird. Lots of room to rig for a jump on an overseas flight. Unlike the old C130 and C141. ...
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    Wow, to think we used to clear out a C130 or C141...

    Wow, to think we used to clear out a C130 or C141 in about 11-12 seconds. Good thing the DZ is the desert. They must have been strung out pretty good. I can't get over the roomy cargo hold of the...
  4. You ought to see my bench Rog. Ugh!

    You ought to see my bench Rog. Ugh!
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    I got email from my friend in France this morning...

    I got email from my friend in France this morning along with a couple of pictures. His rifle is identical to Brian's with the green 6x S&B so I stand corrected. I know that the rifle was imported...
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    I've asked the owner of the one I exported back...

    I've asked the owner of the one I exported back to the UK in 2005 if it has the standard FE and green or black scope. I think it does, but it's been so long ago that I don't trust my memory. I'm sure...
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    The rifles imported via Gunsite to the USA had...

    The rifles imported via Gunsite to the USA had the green scopes replaced by AI with new black ones if memory serves.
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    We're overrun with wild hogs here. The weapon of...

    We're overrun with wild hogs here. The weapon of choice is the AR10 platform in 7.62.
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    You're exactly right Roger. The cap riveted to...

    You're exactly right Roger. The cap riveted to the front handguards are marked "CE1967". My uneducated guess with Daan's reply is that it was made in the UK for SA contract. It's been available on...
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    Maybe the first commercial sale in Europe? It's...

    Maybe the first commercial sale in Europe? It's all in the serial numbers. Police or military. Imagine the MoD rifles that got the gas axe? Sad.
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    It's common South African contract beech. I know...

    It's common South African contract beech. I know that stuff all too well. It's a job to fit but comes out perfect as long as the barrel channel is mostly straight! My question to our SA and UK...
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    I blasted, painted and baked a couple years ago...

    I blasted, painted and baked a couple years ago with Suncorite 259 and they were lovely. Very durable too and hard to distinguish as refinished.
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    I've imported two to the USA along with a few...

    I've imported two to the USA along with a few earlier PM's. One is 89PMxxxx and the other 91PMxxxx. Both marked L96A1 with the commercial serial number range. There were 13 more imported many years...
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    It's definitely sand blasted and refinished,...

    It's definitely sand blasted and refinished, maybe with Brownells Parkerizing colored baking paint. M1 gas cylinders are stainless steel so they will not take Parkerizing. The original finish was...
  15. Take a small hammer and just tap the front and...

    Take a small hammer and just tap the front and rear edges of the top of the dovetail on the sight base until it holds the sight blade tight again.
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    Ken, Email direct to bdlltd@bellsouth.net. My...

    Ken,

    Email direct to bdlltd@bellsouth.net. My replies are failing via the forum.

    Brian
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    I don't grind it up. I just place some cut...

    I don't grind it up. I just place some cut alkanet roots in a quart jar and fill it up with raw linseed oil. I've never cut the RLO with turps as it's not necessary IMHO. If you're in a hurry, use...
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    The Sunnyside brand RLO is also available through...

    The Sunnyside brand RLO is also available through Tru-Value Hardware stores. I found it in Greenwood, SC about 30 miles north of here. It's a bit cheaper there than on Amazon with the shipping.
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    That's correct.

    That's correct.
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    There's not much info to give. The importation of...

    There's not much info to give. The importation of surplus military barrels was banned in 2005 during the Bush administration. There are organizations likr FAIR and NFATCA that have petitioned to...
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    Use raw instead of boiled linseed oil and it'll...

    Use raw instead of boiled linseed oil and it'll penetrate better.
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    If he wants to bring it down permanently, it...

    If he wants to bring it down permanently, it needs to be imported on an ATF Form 6 and transferred through a dealer just like any "new" import. There is a method for an individual bringing personal...
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    I agree on all points. I've noticed over the...

    I agree on all points. I've noticed over the years as I've seen quite a few Johnson rifles, that the butt is very fragile where it's thin around the tang. They are almost always chipped or cracked....
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    I imported quite a few surplus US military...

    I imported quite a few surplus US military firearms over the years including a half dozen of those 1897 trench guns I bought from a dealer in Ontario. Yes, it was a bit of a hassle to jump through...
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    It can be done but there are additional hoops to...

    It can be done but there are additional hoops to jump through on the US side. US military firearms require a retransfer authorization letter from US Department of State before they can be approved on...
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