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    Always wondered why they had that type of primer,...

    Always wondered why they had that type of primer, what it was...
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    I'll bet if you'd used a couple hose clamps to...

    I'll bet if you'd used a couple hose clamps to hog it tight and then run in taps you'd have had better result with the screws.
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    All of that sounds normal because of barrel taper...

    All of that sounds normal because of barrel taper and the way they formed the barrel stock. It was always a crapshoot when cutting a barrel to riot, would it be thicker on one side?
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    That is absolutely normal for those guns when cut...

    That is absolutely normal for those guns when cut down. Lots of others too...I cut down a 700 Remington heavy barrel in .223 and it surprised the other guy present that the bore was in center... ...
  5. Yes, I'm aware. It just looks so different like...

    Yes, I'm aware. It just looks so different like this.
  6. Pretty famous pic actually... "Major General...

    Pretty famous pic actually...

    "Major General Raymond O. Barton and Colonel Buck Lanham after the 22nd Infantry was first to break through the Siegfried Line on Sept. 14, 1944."
  7. Soldier sitting has the "Sporting version" of the...

    Soldier sitting has the "Sporting version" of the BAR... Looks so different without FH, bipod and carry handle.
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    If you place WTS ad in forum I'm sure you'll get...

    If you place WTS ad in forum I'm sure you'll get messages...
  9. That I was also aware...he kept at least one on...

    That I was also aware...he kept at least one on his boat and used to chase beer cans while out on a cruise...
  10. I thought you had some evidence of rebuild orders...

    I thought you had some evidence of rebuild orders from MUCH earlier? The only ones still around would have been found locked up in remote armories and turned in for rebuild as discovered?
  11. That would be very neat to have, letter too. ...

    That would be very neat to have, letter too. Stock is varnished as well...
  12. And after all the speculation I read here, what...

    And after all the speculation I read here, what he says make all the sense in the world.
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    Whole thing is sad, you see these broken down to...

    Whole thing is sad, you see these broken down to parts because in the LONG run they make more money. Hard for some to choke on the big bill. Originality means nothing to some.
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    I guess it's so he doesn't have to deal with any...

    I guess it's so he doesn't have to deal with any formalities. Shows he isn't a gun guy.
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    Carbine had a "C" and rifle was unmarked that way.

    Carbine had a "C" and rifle was unmarked that way.
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    Nice, I always wanted to shoot one to see how...

    Nice, I always wanted to shoot one to see how they shot.
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    To quote a well known member hereabout that is...

    To quote a well known member hereabout that is also on another forum...


    "butlersrangers 10-02-2015, 04:51
    Many military weapons (Mausers, SKS & Mosins) have cleaning or clearing rods that...
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    It takes some work to decipher the markings...

    It takes some work to decipher the markings sometimes, you may have to turn it this way and that...all angles until you can put it together. I'd think earlier than 1960 though, maybe 1950...they...
  19. It could have been through a FTR when it was...

    It could have been through a FTR when it was posted to CFE and went through a big workshop. These ended up everywhere as told in a story of repair and handling by Peter Laidler. They could be found...
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    You could always do a thread showing us that...

    You could always do a thread showing us that one...
  21. That means a Factory Thorough Repair at Enfield...

    That means a Factory Thorough Repair at Enfield in 1962. If made there it would be marked with the intertwined ED of Enfield.
  22. Robert Redford and John Saxon in War Hunt...they...

    Robert Redford and John Saxon in War Hunt...they were sure young then.
  23. Now I get what you mean.

    Now I get what you mean.
  24. Can't you tell by the direction the selector is...

    Can't you tell by the direction the selector is pointing?
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    Maybe they did it on purpose so in future they...

    Maybe they did it on purpose so in future they could say "I did that one"...
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