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    You could have the CMP re-barrel your M1 and go...

    You could have the CMP re-barrel your M1 and go over the entire rifle.
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    Can anyone identify this aircraft ?

    Old photo from the 1930's appears all wanted their photo tkenhttps://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/10/jpegjpgf16x9w1024pfw2589da4-1.jpg
  3. US Naval markings on 1903 stocks

    I got this stock, which I am certain came from a VFW or American Legion post, because it had many coats of white paint. Being very careful in removing the paint, this stock revealed the AT 21 stamp...
  4. 1903 ship markings

    Before WW2, the larger naval ships marked their stocks, sometimes the ships name or sometimes the hull number or even the type of designation. Some examples in photo103333103332103334
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    To my knowledge, there have only been three...

    To my knowledge, there have only been three examples located of the A marked Winchester operating rod catch and A marked accelerator ! hope more surface.
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    some examples of Winchester A and CM marked parts

    Starting in 1942 certain Winchester parts using the special steel received either the A or CM stamp. I can not remember all the parts but have seen rear sight base, follower, follower rod, bullet...
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    fancy walnut from Winchester

    I would sure bet these fancy walnut no trap Winchester stocks were produced for the Educational Order M1 rifles. Those stocks could have been set aside for M70 Super Grades until needed to help...
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    in the wood pile

    I found this deluxe walnut blank (rear section) of a two piece walnut blank that was purchased many years ago. I had forgot about ! Perfect for single shot rifle or a shotgun, excellent figure on...
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    Too many numbers for a 1903 ?

    Too many numbers for a 1903 ?
  10. G.I. with Japanese rifle on his shoulder far right

    G.I. with Japanese rifle on his shoulder far right
  11. WW1 Model 1918 BAR magazine belt

    Towards the end of WW1, someone got the idea that a metal cup should be attached to the BAR magazine belt. This metal cup would support the butt stock when firing the weapon while advancing towards...
  12. BAR walnut stock for monopod

    Here are some photos of a early walnut stock machined to take the support for the monopod. By 1943 all the BAR 1918A2 stocks were plastic. The monopod was aluminum and any WW2 photos showing a BAR...
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    Jim, They were made that way, it is the contour...

    Jim, They were made that way, it is the contour of the receiver machining. Now the front sight blades were off-set to one side, just a small amount.
  14. The first bipod issued with the Model 1918 BAR

    The first bipod was standardized on Feb 21, 1935 for the Model 1918A1 BAR, the bipod plus a stock (wooden) for the butt plate with flap and new rear sight leaf for the 30M1 cartridge. These Model...
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    Early Winchester production

    102953Here is a photo of a Winchester from my collection, it was purchased from the CMP Auction in 2011 as a receiver. The serial number was stamped on Wednesday, Jan 15, 1941. Some collectors...
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    Bob, I know someone that was a Cody not long ago,...

    Bob, I know someone that was a Cody not long ago, he wrote the article on SA serial number 1607 for Billy Pyle's "The Garand Stand Report". Bet
    he could write an article on 15070 that at Cody.
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    Notice Edwin Pugsley signed the receipt along...

    Notice Edwin Pugsley signed the receipt along with Col Robert Sears (WRA RS cartouche), it was thought that Pugsley felt the M1 was not ready for
    production. By the time Winchester started to...
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    Canfield covers the Winchester testing of s/n...

    Canfield covers the Winchester testing of s/n 1607 in his new book on the M1 Rifle (a lot of the Winchester data came from Mr Clancy who sold the
    information to Canfield before he died). Later...
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    First M1 Rifle sent to Winchester

    The very first M1 Rifle that was sent to Winchester for study, evaluation and test firing was received by Winchester on Sept 19, 1938, that eighty one years ago today ! The serial number of that M1...
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    Early Springfield 1903 restroation

    I bought this nice four digit Springfield 1903 receiver102914102915102916 from the CMP Auction about five years ago. The finish and condition look nice and I found a nice SA 2-18 dated barrel, also...
  21. Thread: M1 Garand Value

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    The correct stock with a SA EMcF cartouche in...

    The correct stock with a SA EMcF cartouche in very good condition is difficult to find and would value such a stock at between $600 to $800
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    Your photos are not available to view ? Years...

    Your photos are not available to view ? Years ago commercial carbine stocks were found with M3 stocks and the Universal stock which worked like the MP-40
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    The BAR carrying handle was not used during WW2,...

    The BAR carrying handle was not used during WW2, it was adopted near the wars end. Finding a WW2 photo of a BAR with carrying handle is quite rare.
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    I found some original US Ordnance photos a few...

    I found some original US Ordnance photos a few years back that showed both 30 round and 40 round magazines for the
    Model 1918 BAR. These were for anti-aircraft protection, by the mid 1930's these...
  25. Thread: Finn M-91/24

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    Advice? production figures show SIG standard profile...

    production figures show SIG standard profile barrels 3000, SIG heavy barrels 5000

    Bohler Stahl standard profile barrels 5000 and heavy barrels 8000
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