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  1. Outstanding! You'd be a fool to touch that rifle...

    Outstanding! You'd be a fool to touch that rifle at all it's beautiful as is. I don't know if you can't see it in person but the receivers case hardening comes through in the photo just fine....
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    So sometimes good does come out of tragedy. My...

    So sometimes good does come out of tragedy. My wife's first cousin and namesake to Michael himself a Marine Desert Storm Veteran was seeing some of his friends having a hard time adjusting to life...
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    Falsely? Incorrectly, mistakenly, prehaps...

    Falsely? Incorrectly, mistakenly, prehaps wrongly but certanly not Falsely. There was nothing malicious about my statement. If I was in error I'll apologize but I would never intentionally give...
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    To be the bearer of bad news the Model 1898 Krag...

    To be the bearer of bad news the Model 1898 Krag Carbine didn't have a saddle ring. That feature was dropped after the Model 1896 Carbine production was finished. In the scope of originality it...
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    Please no apologies. I live on Long Island in New...

    Please no apologies. I live on Long Island in New York which was known as the Cradle of Aviation. In the early days there were at least 20 aircraft manufacturers here plus their supporting...
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    Well you certainly have your work cut out for...

    Well you certainly have your work cut out for you. I do respect the fact that you plan to attempt restoring this back to functionality. It's way beyond what I would attempt to restore. Here's a...
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    AR Stoner and any surplus mags all work great. I...

    AR Stoner and any surplus mags all work great. I have found that plastic mags really aren't good in just about any application especially the AR platform. My experience is with using them in a 1989...
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    Tacti-cool is what we call them. I've seen bolts,...

    Tacti-cool is what we call them. I've seen bolts, levers even 10-22's done up this way. It usually belongs to some 20-30 something year old who plays way too many shoot 'em up video games
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    The 9mm parabellum round original loading is...

    The 9mm parabellum round original loading is 124gr fmj at roughly 1150fps. Try and keep the ammo you use within those limits. I've found my BYF 44 P38 likes 124gr the best from a feeding aspect. It...
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    I can't speak for WWI or WWII battlefields but I...

    I can't speak for WWI or WWII battlefields but I can attest to those from the American Civil War (WBTS for Southerners).
    As a kid with my family we toured a large selection of battlefields while...
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    Thank you for your service Dave. You were...

    Thank you for your service Dave.

    You were what us later hires called a golden boy. Ran the gammet of careers in the company then got to get out and come back with a they can't touch me attitude....
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    What was your job title Dave? I was a field tech...

    What was your job title Dave? I was a field tech that survived 3 incarnations of bell system. Nynex, Bell Atlantic and the worst of the worst Verizon. I started late, was in my 30's but still...
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    The Chrysler A57 was 5 individual 250 cubic inch...

    The Chrysler A57 was 5 individual 250 cubic inch 6 cylinder engines with geared flywheels that simultaneously engaged a common transmission input shaft. They were functional but far from loved by the...
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    Fake?! Keep an eye on the card you used and expect...

    Keep an eye on the card you used and expect fraudulent charges to begin to appear. It will start small just some change but then it will be big. You may be better off canceling that card and having...
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    I had to pass on a late SC this summer. Serial...

    I had to pass on a late SC this summer. Serial number in the 4770000 range. Badly butchered by bubba...I mean badly. The barrel ID had been ground leaving a series of rough uneven length flats. ...
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    Really in the end it all depends on the payoff. ...

    Really in the end it all depends on the payoff. I'd gladly sacrifice a thumbnail to provide my family with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    I've had my Garand for around a year, have shot it...
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    Apparently I have a twin to bears original post....

    Apparently I have a twin to bears original post. I've had this forever can't remember exactly how long. Picked it up where I purchased most of my web gear. I grabbed it for little more than pocket...
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    I agree. It's very possible that this was in a...

    I agree. It's very possible that this was in a trophy/display case in the reception area to show off what they were accomplishing in regard to their war effort. That was very common back then unless...
  19. Do you have any poundcake? Zum mein...

    Do you have any poundcake? Zum mein kinder...nicht mich...zum das kinder!
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    I detached a retina earlier this year and I can...

    I detached a retina earlier this year and I can attest to the fact that it is no joke. Mine was caused by age and wear not heavy recoil but the end result is the same. I now have a small cabbage that...
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    Never mind I see it now sergeant and a crease in...

    Never mind I see it now sergeant and a crease in his sleeve above the top stripe. No worries the new glasses I ordered should be in by next week.
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    Alright I have to ask, what's with the guy with...

    Alright I have to ask, what's with the guy with the Thompson and double stacked corporal stripes?
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    Is it possible that isn't a manufacturer but the...

    Is it possible that isn't a manufacturer but the users name stamped onto the pack? While researching what I see as M W Sever I ran across this video examining WWII backpacks and each one is stamped...
  24. Outstanding. Enjoy the first shooting session and...

    Outstanding. Enjoy the first shooting session and report back please.
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    Don't feel bad however here's one the seller...

    Don't feel bad however here's one the seller SHOULD feel bad about.
    At my range office a range employee is selling his "all matching all original" M1917. It's a blued Remington in a Winchester...
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