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    Thanks all for the help, did some reading and got...

    Thanks all for the help, did some reading and got it figured out. Will post range report when I get it tuned up.
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    I'll pick it up since I should be able to get it...

    I'll pick it up since I should be able to get it together for reasonable $. Looks like I need a darker set of upper wood, a stacking swivel and the mid-forearm barrel band with swivel screw.
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    I was worried about the end result $$$ too but...

    I was worried about the end result $$$ too but todays efforts produced a decent dark colored stock set with all hardware except for the upper wood and a barrel band. This rifle has a sling swivel...
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    First Enfield, need help!

    Been wanting to add an Enfield to the collection and I know nothing about them. Here is what I've found (local) that hasn't been permanently altered. It has been sportered in the sense that the butt...
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    Not aware of originals, but unit armorers did...

    Not aware of originals, but unit armorers did make and install many (should be legal, but theyre not). Easy to make, use a strip of paper laid in the inlet and press it in the impression with the...
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    The K series scopes didn't come along until 47, I...

    The K series scopes didn't come along until 47, I believe the rumor goes that the FBI may have used that combination some time later.
  7. Thread: My A4

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    Nice looking, curious about your serial number, I...

    Nice looking, curious about your serial number, I had Z40019xx?
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    These rifles had stock pressure at the muzzle and...

    These rifles had stock pressure at the muzzle and do not fit like a sporting rifle, make sure the retaining ring is not on the action and set the barrel/ action into the stock (don't install the...
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    Your stock is an early Keystone replacement...

    Your stock is an early Keystone replacement stock, it lacks the recess for the 1903A3 handguard retaining ring, therefore was intended for use on the 1903. If your retaining ring was on the action...
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    I've ran into that before, it's easier to fix...

    I've ran into that before, it's easier to fix than it looks.
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    typically the stock channel is the culprit but in...

    typically the stock channel is the culprit but in this case I'd wager that you have an M1917 trigger in it, that is exactly what happens with that combo. Can you post a pic?
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    Dang, I knew that too, how did I screw that one...

    Dang, I knew that too, how did I screw that one up...…….
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    How it actually went was Lyman was to provide the...

    How it actually went was Lyman was to provide the original scopes which were the Alaskan (deemed the M73). Lyman got their glass from Bausch and Lomb who was neck deep in contracts. Since this...
  14. WTB: Dillon Square Deal B Cartridge conversions

    Looking for 380 acp, 40 S&W and 9mm luger conversions for Dillon Square Deal B, message me here (don't make it on very often) or text/call 4oh6-9five1-oh3oh1. Also open for trades.
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    Randy
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    Sported 1903 actions are cheap and plentiful,...

    Sported 1903 actions are cheap and plentiful, round up your parts and have Chuck do what work you need. Its enjoyable, you know what you have, you know that the work was done with care, it's...
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    Firearms "duty stations" were not tracked, only...

    Firearms "duty stations" were not tracked, only by SRS and that was a random spot check system that did not require all assigned rifles. Without an SRS hit your only chance is maybe some veteran...
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    Same with M8s I've seen more with crosshairs than...

    Same with M8s I've seen more with crosshairs than with post. Production of those scopes ended in 47 but the M8 never came out with the late knobs. That scope is a mystery, no mention in any Weaver...
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    Should be electro pencil markings on right side,...

    Should be electro pencil markings on right side, what sn is on it (early, late etc)? Commercial 330s came with post too but not nearly as common as the crosshair. As far as the M73B1, to my knowledge...
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    Sounds like the OP has the right rings, if I'm...

    Sounds like the OP has the right rings, if I'm reading his post right.
  20. Weaver made scopes that carried both the 330 and...

    Weaver made scopes that carried both the 330 and M8 markings (on the same scope). M8 can be found in pretty much every combination that the 330 marked scopes were, S (silent, slotted adjustment) and...
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    Based on your statement I doubt you've read...

    Based on your statement I doubt you've read hatchers notebook, you also didn't read or quote "all" of Steve's post either. He continued to say that the Marines later changed their stance on Hatchers...
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    It's been rebarreled. Check the under side of the...

    It's been rebarreled. Check the under side of the bolt for serial number too. After removing the bolt from the action simply rotate the extractor and check there, I have one that was numbered there.
  23. Original photos taken during development of A4s...

    Original photos taken during development of A4s with the M73 (Lyman Alaskan) scope which was the original intended scope, has the adjustments ahead of the front ring. Proof of this is also why the...
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    Generally speaking, the stock is where a "rebuild...

    Generally speaking, the stock is where a "rebuild mark" as you refer will be. But we all know that the stock (any parts) is subject to change or modification by any person it's ever passed, so it...
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    ggordon has very nice reproductions for sale on...

    ggordon has very nice reproductions for sale on the cmp forum. That being said, if you're using it on an A4 unless you have the 2 piece rings (they're higher than the split top 1 piece rings) chances...
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