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    jesse_ and I have been chatting about...

    jesse_ and I have been chatting about stocks/manufacturer/color on PM, and since my thread photos are no more, here are some pics.

    2 Minelli stocks. I had threads with lots of pics that followed...
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    I used acetone to get most of all the grease out...

    I used acetone to get most of all the grease out so it wouldn't clog my sandpaper , then 80 grit paper to get the rest. Those new cheap replacement stocks (Minelli's included) are usually very fat...
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    here you go. first pic is after staining with...

    here you go. first pic is after staining with alkanet-alcohol last night, against a raw NOS scant I'm also working on for comparison of color. Next pick is after applying first bath of raw linseed...
  4. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    The 2nd stock, pictured above from...

    The 2nd stock, pictured above from prestigiouswoodstocks.com already has grasping grooves. I just need to clean them up now the I have the rest of the stock sanded. The first stock I described has...
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    I just happened to be doing an old cmp...

    I just happened to be doing an old cmp replacement stock for a 1903 today. It came on an M1903 parts queen I restored, had an ugly brown stain, and previous owner oiled it with something petroleum...
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    I have played around with blending stains. There...

    I have played around with blending stains. There are some expensive stains on brownells, and lots of posts and instructions online for using them to reproduce the right "military" color. In my...
  7. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Since all the pictures were lost, I went digging...

    Since all the pictures were lost, I went digging to recover some of them. here is were it all started last spring - just an old sewer pipe and a paper weight (receiver)
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  8. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I finally got back to this one. Too bad all the...

    I finally got back to this one. Too bad all the pictures were gone.

    I bought a second stock from Jesse at https://www.prestigiouswoodstocks.com. The wood was certainly beautiful - walnut is...
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    Nice find! too bad there wasn't any tools in it....

    Nice find! too bad there wasn't any tools in it. I have only heard one person say they've ever seen, in person or in a photo, an original krag action wrench...said he saw an old gunsmithing book on a...
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    see page 8 for preserving original finish and...

    see page 8 for preserving original finish and patina.
    http://www.nramuseum.org/media/1007361/caring%20for%20your%20collectible%20firearms%20by%20doug%20wicklund.pdf

    Also, renaissance wax s also...
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    Hats off to DSArns.com. I sent the pictures above...

    Hats off to DSArns.com. I sent the pictures above of the bore, and within 24 hours they contacted me with a return authorization. Although I asked for an exchange, they kindly offered a full refund...
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    all new tacticool tacitcrap.

    all new tacticool tacitcrap.
  13. Aha. go it now. pre war = lend lease, postwar =...

    Aha. go it now. pre war = lend lease, postwar = military assistance.
  14. I've been following along since my initial...

    I've been following along since my initial captain obvious post. Now I'm confused. I thought lend/lease rifles were issued to many different countries? Are you all saying the program only included...
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    Had a medium haired siamese as a kid. Loved it to...

    Had a medium haired siamese as a kid. Loved it to death. Friend had a short haired one - always thought they looked like overgrown rats.
    My son at age 3 developed a severe cat allergy - had to give...
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    Are you talking about this?...

    Are you talking about this? https://www.cainarms.com/product/key-lok-tactical-toilet-paper-dispenser-foregrip/
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/01/tpdispenser-1.jpg
    Is there a big...
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    I've got them. The ones that clamp onto a flat...

    I've got them. The ones that clamp onto a flat top work pretty good. The strap on ones slip around, and brass eventually gets caught around the edges, or bounce back into the receiver.
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    That sounds interesting - and we have something...

    That sounds interesting - and we have something in common but for different reasons. I'm a brass miser at the range and I hate to lose my good stuff when it bounces off the walls or in front of the...
  19. I can't wait to see the range report!

    I can't wait to see the range report!
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    Not sure if those are the same as the YouTube...

    Not sure if those are the same as the YouTube videos with Mr. Potterfield. If so, I agree. Made it very easy.
    The upper is all done, assembled, but I'll have to take it apart to exchange the barrel.
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    It won't be terribly interesting as I'm just...

    It won't be terribly interesting as I'm just going for something fun to handle and shoot. I was thinking about doing a very plain lower, painted with Norrells "Very Flat Black" to match, might even...
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    Colt m16A2 upper build

    So I got a good deal on this colt A2 upper. Surprised how good of shape it was in. My first time doing an AR from scratch. It was way easier than building a Garand or 1903!
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    I just wanted...
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    I think you are talking about reassembling the safety onto the bolt sleeve? Or are you talking about function? once completely assembled the safety won't switch over? I'll try to answer both.
    For...
  24. Here is a link to the history of the Civilian...

    Here is a link to the history of the Civilian Marksmanship Program. They and their predecessor organization have been bringing back lend/lease Garands for a very, very long time....
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    My dog was sad her gift didn't make it in time...

    My dog was sad her gift didn't make it in time for Christmas, and almost talked herself in to a great deal on a really nice 91 Carcano carbine as a consolation. Took me a couple beers and some...
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