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  1. Yes... and the serial numbers were engraved after...

    Yes... and the serial numbers were engraved after parkerizing, leaving them "in the white".
    Cheers
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    Nice '43 That might be the earliest '43 serial I...

    Nice '43
    That might be the earliest '43 serial I have seen a pic of.
    Cheers Paul
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    It should be a late '42 and NZ marked the butt...

    It should be a late '42 and NZ marked the butt really nice as well. Big NZ stamp on the left middle of the butt.
    I haven't seen the NZ ownership acceptance number marked in pencil on the top of the...
  4. Thanks! I think they are really cool pieces as...

    Thanks! I think they are really cool pieces as well.
    I will put up some pics when the new ones come in.
    I haven't shot my Hungarian issued 37 in .380 yet but will soon. These are like 3/4 scale...
  5. I really like these and found 2 more of these...

    I really like these and found 2 more of these Luftwaffe contract pieces in Quebec.
    They shoot really well for a .32 pocket pistol.
    It's tough to get a tight group with the 1910-1934 Mauser's....
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    Sticky: Absolutely!!!

    Absolutely!!!
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    Sticky: I was one of the organizers of the Long Branch...

    I was one of the organizers of the Long Branch "Doors Open" events where "Ronnie " was recognized.
    It was great to meet the family and honour her memory.
    There was apparently quite a difference...
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    I have been really disappointed twice after...

    I have been really disappointed twice after chasing down really nice Hungarian Snipers and both times it turned out they had really frosty or pitted bores.
    Beautiful everywhere else but confirmed...
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    Sticky: I hoard .303 all winter to run thru my friends...

    I hoard .303 all winter to run thru my friends Lewis!
    I thought the Bren was my favourite until I ran the Lewis.
    I got carried away a couple of summers ago and blew thru 10 pans one afternoon.
    It...
  10. Thread: A Retro Clone

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    It stayed in the GTA. It was originally from...

    It stayed in the GTA.
    It was originally from Windsor.
  11. Thread: A Retro Clone

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    Nice pics of the early stuff! Thanks for sharing....

    Nice pics of the early stuff! Thanks for sharing.
    There was an early brown grip in with the old stuff I picked up. I have a friend with a really early F/A AR-15 that I gave that to as he had some...
  12. Thread: A Retro Clone

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    I don't know how typical my cost experience is...

    I don't know how typical my cost experience is but it wasn't too expensive to do this build in CDN$.
    Quality lower and kit at about $300
    Nice vintage upper with bcg, and retro 1/8" barrel assembly...
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    Yes BAR, I have an earlier style for the trigger...

    Yes BAR, I have an earlier style for the trigger guard on the way. I had this aftermarket one on hand for now.
    I was trying to date the butt and not sure if it was in the '64/'65 range? Cheers and...
  14. Thread: A Retro Clone

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    A Retro Clone

    Some of my club friends did a buy with Dlask for some stripped lowers.
    Some of us discussed building M4 style or CQB rifles but I already had one of those, and looked at this as a way to use some...
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    My Squadron maintenance hangars in Downsview...

    My Squadron maintenance hangars in Downsview (Toronto) were part of the original DeHavilland Mosquito assembly line.
    The buildings still had a lot of the original bolted in track/rail system along...
  16. It was interesting to speak to some PPCLI vets...

    It was interesting to speak to some PPCLI vets and apparently during Korea they used type 67 scoped T's and the Lyman TP's.
    No one seemed to recall the standard T with the mk 3 32 scope over there...
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    Awesome brief Combloc! I know know a fair amount...

    Awesome brief Combloc!
    I know know a fair amount about the 210 compared to my previous ignorance.
    Over the years I have seen my share of like new unissued originals which in hindsight after reading...
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    Look at the feed ramp of the " unissued" Carbine....

    Look at the feed ramp of the " unissued" Carbine.
    I have seen other like new 75 year old pieces from manufacturers who left feed ramps in the white and there was always some toning to actual patina....
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    Could that be Korea? It doesn't look too hot....

    Could that be Korea?
    It doesn't look too hot....
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    In my opinion, something 100 years old that looks...

    In my opinion, something 100 years old that looks "new" and has crisp markings, coatings, no discoloration, no waves or scuffing at the sharp edges is very suspect.
    Metallurgy alone tells us this is...
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    I believe there were primarily 3 wartime mag...

    I believe there were primarily 3 wartime mag suppliers to Colt. It's pretty cool they were all local Connecticut suppliers!
    All maker codes marked on the top front toe of the mags.

    C-L
    M.S....
  22. Thanks Gents It would appear that the blending...

    Thanks Gents
    It would appear that the blending of parts to achieve a recipe for success was the motivator here.
    I can shoot decent triangles at 100m with my eyes, so kudos to the builders.
  23. WW2 Luftwaffe Contract Hungarian P-37's.....4 to compare.

    I really like these Femaru (FEG) made P-37 Wartime Luftwaffe Contract 7.65 pistols.
    (1941 Contract)

    They are like baby 1911's.....nice grip and feel, grip safety, and an added thumb safety on...
  24. So.....What have I actually got here with this Pre-War Springfield M-1 ??

    I am aware this M1 was a competition rifle for many years.

    It is in the 170,xxx range and that apparently asks questions right away.
    The messed up serial number range from December 1940-January...
  25. Yes... Thanks, it's a very nice Inglis example....

    Yes... Thanks, it's a very nice Inglis example.
    I can't imagine how long one of those holsters would take to dry if it got soaked!! The pistol would probably end up very crusty before it got close...
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