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    A little off subject but. I ordered some RLO...

    A little off subject but. I ordered some RLO recently and will pull one out of the safe and hand apply a coat and replace. The RLO seems to be to penetrate better than the BLO I had always used. The...
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    This is my Standard Products Carbine which...

    This is my Standard Products Carbine which appears to be of the "upgraded" type for comparison. All parts save the upgraded adjustable rear sight ,bayonet lug and if I remember right safety appear...
  3. The second best way to learn. The first is...

    The second best way to learn.
    The first is learning from others mistakes.
    I don't do that much.
    I'm stuck on option two.
  4. That is the best price I have found. I have made...

    That is the best price I have found. I have made some stands from hobby lobby plaques,dowels & wooden balls. About the same as the $8 head minus labor, They look a little better though. Nice...
  5. And $10 foam heads. I gave up on the foam heads...

    And $10 foam heads. I gave up on the foam heads to many $ that would be better spent on the items you list above.
  6. Having always been interested in history I picked...

    Having always been interested in history I picked up and Arisaka and a SMLE some years ago and dived into researching them via the internet. The rest is history. I really enjoy picking up a new piece...
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    Great save. Glad I am not the only one with the...

    Great save. Glad I am not the only one with the thought things like that need to stay together.
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    Nice trifecta. Pick up some bayonets while you...

    Nice trifecta. Pick up some bayonets while you still can. The shooting medals etc.. make a nice addition to a Swiss collection as well. And don't forget an M-43 officers dagger.
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    I have mentioned this book before. Good read for...

    I have mentioned this book before. Good read for anyone interested in the JFK story.
    Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK: Menninger, Bonar: 8601410527716: Amazon.com: Books
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    This story hits a little close to home....

    This story hits a little close to home.
    Interesting article well written.
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    I hope the next generation is as good a steward...

    I hope the next generation is as good a steward of the items as you are.
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    Amazon.com: Goodnight Saigon: The True Story of...

    Amazon.com: Goodnight Saigon: The True Story of the U.S. Marines Last Days in Vietnam: 9780425224021: Henderson, Charles: Books
    Excellent book on the subject.
    Seems as though cannot impose freedom...
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    Treasures.

    Treasures.
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    Yea I was trying to be ironic. Or sarcastic...

    Yea I was trying to be ironic. Or sarcastic however one would look at it. I'm just jelious. It would be nice to have the first shot.
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    I want to see the one Larry Potterfield got.

    I want to see the one Larry Potterfield got.
  16. I know what I am going to dream about tonite. ...

    I know what I am going to dream about tonite.

    Impressive collection. Thanks for sharing.
  17. While it may never pay off in $ I have found the...

    While it may never pay off in $ I have found the process of CPR (cost prohibitive restorations) to be rewarding in other ways. Gained appreciation for those who designed and manufactured martial arms...
  18. I have been pretty successful at avoiding garage/...

    I have been pretty successful at avoiding garage/ estate sales for fear of catching the bug. If you guys keep posting these cool finds you may be copeable for my infection.
  19. Inspirational work. I have two I need to get busy...

    Inspirational work. I have two I need to get busy on when it cools off a bit.
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    Not sure there is a more interesting series of...

    Not sure there is a more interesting series of military rifles then the SMLE. They all seem to have that "been there done that several times over look".
    Nice example BTW.
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    I love the Nikon good glass/ good price. If you...

    I love the Nikon good glass/ good price. If you can still find one. Alas ,another one bites the dust.
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    Sure looks like is has a punji pit or something...

    Sure looks like is has a punji pit or something near by.
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    Lovely old gal.

    Lovely old gal.
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    Mine finally showed. They seem to be well made...

    Mine finally showed. They seem to be well made with a redesigned scabbard with a polymer throat vs the M7 scabbard. Partial double edge and sharp no markings other than a T.Y on the scabbard throat.
  25. Let us know when you have them listed. I will...

    Let us know when you have them listed. I will consider a purchase.
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