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    Those cases look rough. The chamber might be...

    Those cases look rough. The chamber might be causing them to stick.
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    Cartridges of the World, newest edition, might...

    Cartridges of the World, newest edition, might help too.
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    Sticky: Marksman, the butt plate isn't steel, it is an...

    Marksman, the butt plate isn't steel, it is an alloy called Zamak. Lack of brass to make butt plates.
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    Nice stock. Selling it might pay for some of the...

    Nice stock. Selling it might pay for some of the restoration. However, since it was your father's as is, consider the sentimental value.

    The experts would like to see any and all marks on the...
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    Pictures, many of them, allow the experts to give...

    Pictures, many of them, allow the experts to give you quick and accurate advice. Post lots of them.
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    True.

    True.
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    I'm sure you know people with cameras or phones...

    I'm sure you know people with cameras or phones that take pictures?
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    Agreed, take ownership immediately and without...

    Agreed, take ownership immediately and without fail. Then deep clean, repeat, repeat if not clean yet again. It just looks properly dirty. Then if all else checks out, put some rounds through, it....
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    Each WWII MG42 had about 6 men, IIRC - gunner,...

    Each WWII MG42 had about 6 men, IIRC - gunner, man with spare barrel and stuff, man with tripod, three with ammo. No LMG like the Bren.

    Bren had gunner and one other with the spare barrel and mag...
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    Interesting how the LE buttplate still looks like...

    Interesting how the LE buttplate still looks like that.
  11. Thread: News of PL

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    Good to hear he is back where he belongs.

    Good to hear he is back where he belongs.
  12. Not bad for an old thread.

    Not bad for an old thread.
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    This forum has an immense body of LE knowledge. ...

    This forum has an immense body of LE knowledge. Whenever looking for specifics use the search function top right -searchmilsrups.com- you will find lots of answers quickly. There are usually...
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    Value? Yep, normal. Put simply, the resistance starts...

    Yep, normal. Put simply, the resistance starts when the sear catches the striker. When you open the bolt after cocking and without pressing the trigger, the bolt should move back smartly on its own...
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    Sticky: Might be the ammo. If you were using standard...

    Might be the ammo. If you were using standard military ball it should be shooting a bit high, if not the front sight blade needs replacing.
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    I, too, trust my chiropractor to keep me moving...

    I, too, trust my chiropractor to keep me moving properly.
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    Value? That is normal for LE rifles. Depends on what...

    That is normal for LE rifles. Depends on what you mean by 'how much force' - you don't need to force it to close. Visit your local gun stores and handle/test the LE they have, to compare with your...
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    What's with the mountain biking on a hunt? In the...

    What's with the mountain biking on a hunt? In the snow?
  19. That mag mod opens interesting possibilities...

    That mag mod opens interesting possibilities...
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    Agreed with Bruce. My rifle of choice has always...

    Agreed with Bruce. My rifle of choice has always been a LE. The basics of LE after shooting care starts with a litre or more boiling water down the barrel. Let it stand muzzle down, dries quickly...
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    I would imagine launching a grenade would take...

    I would imagine launching a grenade would take more/different propellant than a 150gr bullet, with different recoil characteristics too. That's why you don't shoot it from the shoulder I believe.
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  22. Thread: P14 Advice

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    A P14 with some of the wood removed. The rifling...

    A P14 with some of the wood removed. The rifling looks good. Good rifles. Restocking might be expensive.

    There is serious pitting on the chamber end of the barrel, there might be more under the...
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    Originally made in 577/450 with a Metford rifled...

    Originally made in 577/450 with a Metford rifled barrel, as that was the rifling that worked best with black powder and lead bullets. After the Empire changed to 303, many Martinis were rebarreled...
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    .22RF known as 5,6x15R, also 5,59 sometimes.

    .22RF known as 5,6x15R, also 5,59 sometimes.
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    Looks like an 1874 Martini Metford 577/450...

    Looks like an 1874 Martini Metford 577/450 upgraded to 303 in 1899.
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