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    I put a used better shape windage knob assembly...

    I put a used better shape windage knob assembly in my Rock Island rifle some years back. That did help my 'sight drift' issues on that rifle. I've learned to set the windage knob just so which keeps...
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    Thanks J.B. I thought it odd that Remington...

    Thanks J.B.
    I thought it odd that Remington stamps an 'R' on about every little part....but not on a really nice milled butt-plate!

    Son's C stock had a un-healthy crack at the wrist....plus...
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    Remington 03/C stock and wood questions

    Yesterday evening my son came home with a really decent looking Remington M1903 rifle! Nothing to be ashamed of at all...:madsmile:...I was rather jealous

    My son's new rifle has a 4-42 dated...
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    My No.5 Mk.I has a re-stamped serial number. The...

    My No.5 Mk.I has a re-stamped serial number. The model markings and the old serial number were faint(probably refinished a time or so)….anyhow the re-stamp serial is the same as the old serial number...
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    It does have numbers on the bottom of the...

    It does have numbers on the bottom of the slide....with the slide front-end up has a 1 over a 2 over a 3 interspersed with some proof stamps and a letter or two. Not a serial # format I'm familiar...
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    French M1935-A?

    I'm pretty certain mine is a post-war refurb....has the added lanyard staple with the grip cut to clear. I don't think the serial numbers match frame and slide...no numbers on the barrel or hammer...
  7. Thread: Richard Hosmer

    by Havenot
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    Prayers for a quick and full recovery

    Prayers for a quick and full recovery
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    Some of the specialty ammo manufacturers like...

    Some of the specialty ammo manufacturers like Buffalo Bore etc do make factory loads that are too hot for an ancient(or new!) trapdoor rifle....

    I own an 1881 TD rifle and a 1880 TD carbine plus a...
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    Awsome! Thanx. You know I googled and bing...

    Awsome! Thanx. You know I googled and bing searched for info on 'Arm'tos' and could never find a thing. The pistol in the gun boards topic is pretty much the same as mine...same box...same re-print...
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    Star 30 import stamp?

    I bought a Star 30M from SOG a few years back....used/surplus with original Star plastic box.

    I'm used to seeing some sort of import marking...usually Century's but others too. The Star 30M from...
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    You forgot the smallest of the Winchester...

    You forgot the smallest of the Winchester self-loading cartridges...the .22 Winchester Automatic cartridge for the M1903 .22 rifle. Still manufactured by Aguila and available by the 500 round brick....
  12. I am no expert on Enfield revolvers but I do know...

    I am no expert on Enfield revolvers but I do know that the price has gone up on these cool old revolvers. At least three manufacturers and some of the less common makers/variations have always been...
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    I have fabricated both .577 Snider and .577/.450...

    I have fabricated both .577 Snider and .577/.450 Martini Henry from CBC brass 24ga shotshell hulls.

    The Snider cases are easy to make as they simply require trimming to length. The only issues...
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    Hmmm....approx .90mm/.035" this being probably an...

    Hmmm....approx .90mm/.035" this being probably an Australian scabbard and measured with a 'Blue-Point' digital caliper. Scabbard is painted but not that thick....takes about a minute to remove the...
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    Curious Mk.IV question

    I've been spring cleaning my Martini Henry rifles....these guns from the Nepal cache I have discovered that a periodic tear down and rust inspection under the wood is a good idea.

    Anyhow....I got...
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    I worked some neatsfoot oil into the old P1887...

    I worked some neatsfoot oil into the old P1887 scabbard....seemed to help it a bunch. The leather grips just seemed to soak the stuff up! However who knows how long this old bayonet set on a pallet...
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    All I've done to the P1907 scabbards is rub them...

    All I've done to the P1907 scabbards is rub them with 'Huberd's Shoe Oil'...good stuff if you can find it. The P1887 probably got the same stuff...but looks like it needs more. The P1887 is a Nepal...
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    Care and preservation bayo leather?

    I've been spring cleaning my modest collection of antique/surplus arms. Of course this means dragging out the bayonets for inspection too.

    Anyhow I have a couple WWI dated P1907 bayos and...
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    The Swiss GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal...

    The Swiss GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal to this day. I had not read or heard of Italians issuing lubed bullet ammo? I wonder if it's for machine-gun use or the like?
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    One #5 question you might ask on the survey is if...

    One #5 question you might ask on the survey is if the gun has a hollow butt-stock bolt
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    Cannot 'wiggle' the forearm on the action...it...

    Cannot 'wiggle' the forearm on the action...it now must be pushed off the action and it is quite tight.

    Seems to have settled in a bit as I completely reassembled the rifle Saturday evening and...
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    I've for the most part just used Remington or...

    I've for the most part just used Remington or Winchester .38 S&W 145gr lead ammo in my No.2 revolver. The only real .380/200 ammo I've had was some FN manufacture fmj stuff that was like 170 or 179gr...
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    It's a British term I suppose...the 'draws' on a...

    It's a British term I suppose...the 'draws' on a Lee Enfield is a left and right shoulder in the stock inletting that fits the sear hanger part of the action and keeps the forearm wood tight to the...
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    Yeh….after doing a bit of stock surgery with a chisile...it became obvious the wood behind the draws was soft..as in rotten from oil or whatever. I had to carve it back quite a bit on the rights side...
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    One thing the Krag does have in it's favor is a...

    One thing the Krag does have in it's favor is a large chunk of steel for a receiver.....US Krags have a handle lug as well...they are what they are.....an ancient weapons system in several...
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