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    The 63-incher might be an "M14E2" sling. I use...

    The 63-incher might be an "M14E2" sling. I use one on my HD pump shotgun.
  2. Thread: sad day

    by MasterChief
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    Sad as hell...

    One of the best and author of my favorite book made into movie:

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/11/71F3GHsXuL3a7303b32e4121de-1.jpg
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    Check Google

    Lots of imagery on the web. Google is your friend. Some collectors have made handsome replicas. Best wishes. Dave
  4. War movies! Born 1950 and grew up during a time...

    War movies! Born 1950 and grew up during a time (1950s and 1960s) when many of our favorite old military films were showing in theatres. Hell to Eternity, The Train, Porkchop Hill, The Longest Day,...
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    Bleach before coloring

    "I was thinking of bleaching and staining..."

    My preferred method, too. With metallic spirit dye you can usually just keep reapplying dye to the lighter wood until you reach the color match you...
  6. Thread: Got Tubi?

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    Got Tubi?

    Dunkirk (1958) now available on Tubi. Classic film with John Mills and a cast of thousands, many carrying Enfields.
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/05/51ZGnMAeJL1dae6b6076068517-1.jpg
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    Repair or modify grip panels.

    Rip off the lower edges, graft on extension pieces, pin and glue, reshape to fit, dab of stain and blo and Roberto's your tio!
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/05/2...

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    Post script to rant: Forgot to mention...an...

    Post script to rant:

    Forgot to mention...an additional annoyance is the federal government's failure to publish or deliberate decision not to publish statistical data relating to tracking and...
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    I bought some repro grips on ebay a couple years...

    I bought some repro grips on ebay a couple years back for $20 USD + S&H. Included fasteners. Ill-fitting but holding a place until I can find something better. I will post pictures later.
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    "People have seemingly stopped getting...

    "People have seemingly stopped getting vaccinated. The big push has run out of willing participants."

    I recall the panicked, frantic searching for available vaccinations in early February this...
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    Wonder if it's for a secondary check on a...

    Wonder if it's for a secondary check on a receiver that fails max headspace measurement? In effect a "known-good" bolt...
  13. Thread: Ishy screw

    by MasterChief
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    More Ishy screw trivia...

    More than 20 years ago I bought a NOS 4-piece stock set from Sportman's Guide to "restore" a $69.95 No1 MkIII* project rifle I had gotten a couple of years earlier. The set cost $60.00 and included...
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    You invited comments. I just discovered that...

    You invited comments.

    I just discovered that one cannot utter aloud the word "Wow!" with one's tongue hanging over one's lower lip...
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    I have not tried this but it's cheap enough. Maybe test it on an inconspicuous place or on another sacrificial stock.

    Goo Gone...
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    Respect.

    Respect.
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/12/s...

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    The metal had been Suncorited anew during FTR in 1948 and was still...
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    This LB was received in a bubba-fied condition...

    This LB was received in a bubba-fied condition requiring a replacement stock set. The NOS parts are: birch buttstock, beech forend and handguards. The beech handguards had been treated with what...
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    Fantasy piece?

    Khyber Pass special, looks to me from the markings and other things.
    But a cool piece if the price was right. I woulda bought it!
    Best wishes. Dave
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    Here's a few...

    Shout At The Devil
    King Solomon's Treasure
    Shangani Patrol (MkIVs)

    All three movies may be available on YouTube. And there are some more which only show fleeting glimpses of a Martini.
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    Import marks

    While I don't mind the import marks I do respect the preferences of many advanced collectors who do mind.

    In the special case of British small arms, collectors are frequently blessed with...
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    Fill the stripped thread with silver solder and...

    Fill the stripped thread with silver solder and tap new threads. Could probably do it with propane, MAPP gas for sure. Best wishes.
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    MC's in!

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    My garden-variety 1916 Spandau G98. Also an overall mismatch but with many...
  24. how to make a dent-raiser

    Gunsmithing - How to Make a Shotgun Barrel Dent Raiser Presented by Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA - YouTube
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    Get the SMLE out of the safe...

    North West Frontier (aka Flame Over India) in HD!

    North West Frontier 1959 - YouTube

    (may contain ads)

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    One of...
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