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    Nice find! too bad there wasn't any tools in it....

    Nice find! too bad there wasn't any tools in it. I have only heard one person say they've ever seen, in person or in a photo, an original krag action wrench...said he saw an old gunsmithing book on a...
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    see page 8 for preserving original finish and...

    see page 8 for preserving original finish and patina.
    http://www.nramuseum.org/media/1007361/caring%20for%20your%20collectible%20firearms%20by%20doug%20wicklund.pdf

    Also, renaissance wax s also...
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    Hats off to DSArns.com. I sent the pictures above...

    Hats off to DSArns.com. I sent the pictures above of the bore, and within 24 hours they contacted me with a return authorization. Although I asked for an exchange, they kindly offered a full refund...
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    all new tacticool tacitcrap.

    all new tacticool tacitcrap.
  5. Aha. go it now. pre war = lend lease, postwar =...

    Aha. go it now. pre war = lend lease, postwar = military assistance.
  6. I've been following along since my initial...

    I've been following along since my initial captain obvious post. Now I'm confused. I thought lend/lease rifles were issued to many different countries? Are you all saying the program only included...
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    Had a medium haired siamese as a kid. Loved it to...

    Had a medium haired siamese as a kid. Loved it to death. Friend had a short haired one - always thought they looked like overgrown rats.
    My son at age 3 developed a severe cat allergy - had to give...
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    Are you talking about this?...

    Are you talking about this? https://www.cainarms.com/product/key-lok-tactical-toilet-paper-dispenser-foregrip/
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/01/tpdispenser-1.jpg
    Is there a big...
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    I've got them. The ones that clamp onto a flat...

    I've got them. The ones that clamp onto a flat top work pretty good. The strap on ones slip around, and brass eventually gets caught around the edges, or bounce back into the receiver.
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    That sounds interesting - and we have something...

    That sounds interesting - and we have something in common but for different reasons. I'm a brass miser at the range and I hate to lose my good stuff when it bounces off the walls or in front of the...
  11. I can't wait to see the range report!

    I can't wait to see the range report!
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    Not sure if those are the same as the YouTube...

    Not sure if those are the same as the YouTube videos with Mr. Potterfield. If so, I agree. Made it very easy.
    The upper is all done, assembled, but I'll have to take it apart to exchange the barrel.
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    It won't be terribly interesting as I'm just...

    It won't be terribly interesting as I'm just going for something fun to handle and shoot. I was thinking about doing a very plain lower, painted with Norrells "Very Flat Black" to match, might even...
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    Colt m16A2 upper build

    So I got a good deal on this colt A2 upper. Surprised how good of shape it was in. My first time doing an AR from scratch. It was way easier than building a Garand or 1903!
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    I just wanted...
  15. I think you are talking about reassembling the...

    I think you are talking about reassembling the safety onto the bolt sleeve? Or are you talking about function? once completely assembled the safety won't switch over? I'll try to answer both.
    For...
  16. Here is a link to the history of the Civilian...

    Here is a link to the history of the Civilian Marksmanship Program. They and their predecessor organization have been bringing back lend/lease Garands for a very, very long time....
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    My dog was sad her gift didn't make it in time...

    My dog was sad her gift didn't make it in time for Christmas, and almost talked herself in to a great deal on a really nice 91 Carcano carbine as a consolation. Took me a couple beers and some...
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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
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    Well, we did it again! What a great shooter this...

    Well, we did it again! What a great shooter this turned out to be!
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    I laser sighted in my shop with one of those Wheeler things that has a a large magnet. A week later at the range, this...
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    have you gotten to the bottom of this yet? My...

    have you gotten to the bottom of this yet?
    My first caption-obvious guess would be a file/folder permissions issue making the rsync fail. If this is on the provider's end, hopefully they will at...
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    Merry Christmas friends. We celebrated festivus...

    Merry Christmas friends.
    We celebrated festivus with the kids last night too. What fun!
    CMP backlog got too long for my puppy's present to me to make it on time. Thankfully I still have plenty in...
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    Goal for today was to lap lugs and cams. Turns...

    Goal for today was to lap lugs and cams. Turns out Bubba did a fine job, 100% of my layout fluid was rubbed off the lugs without any lapping! All I had to do was clean the dried grease out of the...
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    I had an idea...what about the wayback machine?...

    I had an idea...what about the wayback machine?
    Wayback Machine
    There are plenty of times when milsurps was crawled for archiving. There is one from Dec. 7 before the blackout. But, it looks like...
  24. Many of of my posts are showing pictures...but...

    Many of of my posts are showing pictures...but they are just thumbnails from my browser's cache. They will be gone once I clear browsing history.
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    got this one on gunbroker much cheaper than that...

    got this one on gunbroker much cheaper than that for 550 - with what looks like an original scope base. The pictures weren't the greatest...barrel was clearly cut back with some surface rust. Only...
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