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  1. Looks like he's performing a stress test on those...

    Looks like he's performing a stress test on those shirt buttons too.
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    Grease could have been put in by anyone... ...

    Grease could have been put in by anyone... Rifles want oil, not grease. FNs anyway...
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    Hey Dave, we've been through this once...

    Hey Dave, we've been through this once already...at least. Headspace gauge. https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=57165
  4. Texas...36th inf... ...

    Texas...36th inf... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/36th_Infantry_Division_(United_States)
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    I had one years back that was flat new. It had...

    I had one years back that was flat new. It had the other flash eliminator, long slots... It rang like a bell when you dropped the action on an empty chamber. Must have been beautiful steel. Our...
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    Not needed, I think I have a #4 micrometer here I...

    Not needed, I think I have a #4 micrometer here I can send...now, do we go to jail for me sending it across the US/Canada border? Brian Dick would know...offhand.
  7. I saw that and tried in vain to correct it...

    I saw that and tried in vain to correct it...
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    I had no real grief with mine either...actually. ...

    I had no real grief with mine either...actually. Not too bad on auto either.
  9. It's part of the doctrine, you don't want to be...

    It's part of the doctrine, you don't want to be shooting so this is the perceived threat...
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    I have to keep an eye on my own stuff now, seems...

    I have to keep an eye on my own stuff now, seems I've had some long enough that I get the verdigris action too... Nice job...
  11. That's it, first one I've seen outside the...

    That's it, first one I've seen outside the commercials of the era...wanted one so badly too. Then I had to settle for the real thing...
  12. I was younger, just 11 but remember all of it,...

    I was younger, just 11 but remember all of it, lived across the river from Detroit. When that imploded we watched it burn from miles away. "Black day in July"... Yes, this was L.A.
  13. Understatement. I trained for this exact thing...

    Understatement. I trained for this exact thing and never had faith in what we were provided with for equipment or guidance. Bearing arms against one's own countrymen has to be the most tasteless...
  14. Glad I never had to get involved in any of those...

    Glad I never had to get involved in any of those incidents.
  15. The kid's carrying what? One of those little...

    The kid's carrying what? One of those little Mattel guns? They actually had cartridges and you had to change mags and operate them?
  16. Don't know where you got 1967 from but...there...

    Don't know where you got 1967 from but...there are volumes written about Watts. The areas destroyed were in many cases still lying fallow when they did the next set of riots. Buildings were just...
  17. So, headspace will be an issue, don't know how...

    So, headspace will be an issue, don't know how much of one with this particular thing. You'd still need to do a setback, one rotation at least. Then the fittings up front will be out of whack. I...
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    Sounds like they cheaped it out and didn't harden...

    Sounds like they cheaped it out and didn't harden properly. Just being cheap...
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    Interesting, a service AK in 5.56. I had a...

    Interesting, a service AK in 5.56. I had a Norinco with selective fire a while back and rung it out on Military reservation as much as possible. It wasn't too bad...
  20. Don't they make, or didn't they make...a...

    Don't they make, or didn't they make...a variation of the threaded collars that head-space the barrel? They made a number of them that adjusted this problem...and we were just talking about it here....
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    We had a few older frames that still had the slot...

    We had a few older frames that still had the slot for the butt filled in with weld sporting the newer slide...still in service. Serial numbers had been changed to the new type from the old CHxxx...
  22. Should be black...hard rubber I think. Wonder if...

    Should be black...hard rubber I think. Wonder if there was a change to the belly of the stock and re-fit of the buttplate. Clear side pic of the butt might help to show the shape.

    I wouldn't...
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    All he asked was which scope mounts were...

    All he asked was which scope mounts were available...
  24. Ultimak makes one...scout mount. I would use...

    Ultimak makes one...scout mount. I would use this one personally. No drill and tap. UltiMAK M12 Picatinny Forward Low Optic Mount for M1 Garand: Amazon.ca: Sports Outdoors
  25. I'm wondering if someone has altered the angle of...

    I'm wondering if someone has altered the angle of the belly of the stock...what is the buttplate, brass?



    Even in the '70s when I last saw an original it was more than that. An original will...
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