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    I was thinking maybe it would provide a clue to...

    I was thinking maybe it would provide a clue to someone. Doesnít sound too unique though. Still, would be neat to see.
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    Whatís that modified buttplate look like?
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    Agreed! Super scary stuff. Thank God the flu...

    Agreed! Super scary stuff. Thank God the flu vaccine is so readily available!
  4. Ten years ago, I would probably encourage you to...

    Ten years ago, I would probably encourage you to go for it.
    These things are drying up. Com-bloc stuff in general, really. (Iíve been thing about a Soviet SKS for a while and YIKES).

    Buy a...
  5. Thread: Kids

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    Sounds like youíll just have to hang out at the hotel bar until you happen to see him walk by!
  6. Sounds more like a spring to me.

    Sounds more like a spring to me.
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    I had a roommate in college that was from Vietnam...

    I had a roommate in college that was from Vietnam ó as in, he was only here for school and then moved back.

    He was from WAY north in Vietnam, grew up super poor. He told me once he didnít SEE a...
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    Really great article. Bit of a read but I snuck...

    Really great article. Bit of a read but I snuck in bits of it throughout the day, just finished up.
    Thanks for sharing!

    One could quite easily draw comparisons to Vietnam -- a country divided,...
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    Iíve read that in a memoir of some fighting in the Pacific. Canít remember which one but I think he was on Peleliu ó hard to imagine handling a stretcher over that sharp coral surface.
  10. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    What brand did you go with?
    Iím a big fan of the blue-handled Marples chisel. A classic ďbeginner setĒ that doesnít ever really need to be upgraded haha.

    I bet I have three sets rattling around...
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    I had the same thought. Iíd be interested to see how the ATF would rule on that one.
  12. A love of all things mechanical coupled with an...

    A love of all things mechanical coupled with an interest in history led pretty naturally into firearms.
    Seeing these mechanisms work is like taking a peek into the kind of the designer. Add to that...
  13. Well, color me impressed!

    Well, color me impressed!
  14. What exactly is this finish? If the consensus is...

    What exactly is this finish? If the consensus is over the counter paint strippers wonít take it off (even the nasty burn your skin types) Iím more impressed by these finishes than I thought!

    For...
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    Are you referring to the schuster adjustable gas...

    Are you referring to the schuster adjustable gas plug?
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    Sounds like you got it for a pretty good price...

    Sounds like you got it for a pretty good price then, haha.
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    I love it! I think maybe I'd have it bead...

    I love it!

    I think maybe I'd have it bead blasted and parkerized. This would at least "kill" the rust and prevent further degradation. The matte parkerized finish would also even out the overall...
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    Sustained Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and...

    Sustained Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines Against COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations Among Adults ‚ÄĒ United States, March‚ÄďJuly 2021 | MMWR
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    I would stick with NEVER doing this. It is a...

    I would stick with NEVER doing this. It is a very bad idea to use any ammunition in a rifle it wasnít designed for. Especially an 80 year old rifle.
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    I believe youíre thinking of 276 Pedersen.

    Regardless, definitely donít shoot 270 in a 30-06. You probably wonít hurt anything but it would be wildly inaccurate and completely pointless.
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    He may be the waiter, but Trump wrote the menu. ...

    He may be the waiter, but Trump wrote the menu.

    "Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule...
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    The previous president made a deal with the...

    The previous president made a deal with the Taliban to withdraw from Afghanistan.

    Members of the Afghani government were not involved.

    Pretty obvious this was going to happen. The farmer...
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    Value? Really nice piece of wood there. Not my favorite...

    Really nice piece of wood there. Not my favorite stock shape but some good bones for sure.

    Not a super high end conversion but tastefully done. Maybe $500 or $600?
    I collect sporterized 1903s...
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    Value? Gorgeous example. It would easily pull $1,200 to...

    Gorgeous example. It would easily pull $1,200 to $1,500 on Gunbroker.

    I really enjoy early semi-autos and the Remington 8 is one of my favorites.
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    I like his taste! I never understood why the...

    I like his taste!
    I never understood why the Russian captures get poo-pooíd. What a neat history!

    I donít have one yet but would like one. Iíll be following along!
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