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  1. I was just curious, no other intention. Now I...

    I was just curious, no other intention. Now I know.
  2. Just curious, why "Black Soldier ..."; instead of...

    Just curious, why "Black Soldier ..."; instead of "Bayonet lugged carbine Okinawa"?
  3. Thread: M1 or AR 15

    by Daan Kemp
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    Go with what you are familiar with and already...

    Go with what you are familiar with and already have a lot of. The M1 is simplicity itself, easy and natural to handle, little recoil, 'non-threatening' but serious enough. Suitable for the small...
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    The barrel looks like a good cleaning followed by...

    The barrel looks like a good cleaning followed by shooting followed by cleaning will make it look good again.
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    Insufficient data. Photo of whole rifle, and...

    Insufficient data. Photo of whole rifle, and then all numbers and markings on metal and wood possibly remaining, eg on bolt, butt, fore end, would help to answer the question. They couldn't have...
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    Practise some carving or checkering in that area.

    Practise some carving or checkering in that area.
  7. Not interchangeable.

    Not interchangeable.
  8. Used to have many of them in schools in South...

    Used to have many of them in schools in South Africa, until we had political correctness.
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    Keep that wife, don't let her escape under any...

    Keep that wife, don't let her escape under any circumstances.
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    Front sight not correct. Install correct height...

    Front sight not correct. Install correct height and shooting high goes away. Had the same problem with my Israeli K98 7,62.
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    Note the others top left.

    Note the others top left.
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    If you have erratic ignition the grouping will...

    If you have erratic ignition the grouping will probably be erratic too. Old ammo doesn't necessarily mean bad ammo. It should be similar to today's commercial ammo although in my experience...
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    Barrel length? Not silencer.

    Barrel length? Not silencer.
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    You do realise there is a difference between...

    You do realise there is a difference between drawers, and the draws on a LE?
  15. A good honest gun. Well worth having depending...

    A good honest gun. Well worth having depending on the price. If a good story comes with it, better.
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    IIRC some time ago it was said the P14 in British...

    IIRC some time ago it was said the P14 in British service was readily EYed later on due to parts not being interchangeable. But rifle still in excellent condition.
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    The search function will allow you to find others...

    The search function will allow you to find others with the same interest, top right hand corner. They are on the forum and will probably arrive soon.

    There are regular postings of the MG08 and...
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    I have a Stevens 22/410 O/U made in the...

    I have a Stevens 22/410 O/U made in the 19thirties. Still works fine and very accurate. Selector switch is delicate, pity.
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    Pictures would help the experts to give expert...

    Pictures would help the experts to give expert advice.
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    That conversion must have been expensive. Break...

    That conversion must have been expensive. Break down, cut off, resize steel cases, reload, etc.
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    Looks like a nice done clone. Not collectable...

    Looks like a nice done clone. Not collectable but probably nice to own and shoot.
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    Value? Consider pricing the rifle and scope separately,...

    Consider pricing the rifle and scope separately, to arrive at a quick value. However, a dedicated sniper should be worth more than the component parts if the provenance can be determined.
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    The final answer, so it seems, is that the barrel...

    The final answer, so it seems, is that the barrel length was arbitrary, a compromise to satisfy everyone and possibly no-one really. Then it remained because it worked.

    In the meantime existing...
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    Makes sense for the later No, we know what we...

    Makes sense for the later No, we know what we have, let's not fix what isn't broken. Still leaves the question of why that barrel length with the SMLE. Arbitrary half way between Long Lee and...
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    Being pedantic I know. Russia was only one of...

    Being pedantic I know. Russia was only one of the countries that defeated Germany.
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