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    Larry's website is still active.

    Larry's website is still active.
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    I have a Colt .22 Conversion Kit. It is...

    I have a Colt .22 Conversion Kit. It is installed on a Norinco (sorry) frame. Great shooter!
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    When U-505 was brought to Chicago under tow, we...

    When U-505 was brought to Chicago under tow, we saw it as it passed Sarnia. We were on the banks of the St. Clair River, under the Blue Water Bridge. Some time later, we went to Chicago, and toured...
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    Those plans do have errors. Perhaps the best...

    Those plans do have errors.
    Perhaps the best single source would be David S. Findlay's Firearms Anatomy Book II The Sten Submachinegun. (Book I is the M1A1 Thompson).
    Keep in mind that there are...
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    They look like Lee sizers.

    They look like Lee sizers.
  6. Checked the reference to the Paterson conversion....

    Checked the reference to the Paterson conversion. It was done in Texas, and is in a museum in Oklahoma. Two reproductions of it have been made by RL Millington. Don't think the one pictured above...
  7. That is an ambitious conversion. One of my books...

    That is an ambitious conversion. One of my books shows a modern Paterson conversion - real custom work.

    I wanted a barrel with a true .357 groove diameter for my project. Took a '51 .44 barrel...
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    The DI Z ammunition will be Boxer primed,...

    The DI Z ammunition will be Boxer primed, non-corrosive.
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    If I were going to rebarrel a M-10, I think I'd...

    If I were going to rebarrel a M-10, I think I'd go with .284 groove diameter, to take advantage of the wide variety of bullets readily available.
  10. It is one thing for an enthusiast to machine a...

    It is one thing for an enthusiast to machine a Mk. II barrel shank on a manual lathe, quite another to manufacture barrels. It would no doubt be possible to set up a modern machining center to do...
  11. Given the breech configuration of a II*** barrel,...

    Given the breech configuration of a II*** barrel, it would take real commitment for a manufacturer to set up to make them.
  12. The Italian percussion proof loads would be black...

    The Italian percussion proof loads would be black powder - that is all that is used in these percussion guns. As remanufactured to use cartridges, pressures should be kept at or below that level, as...
  13. I'm in the process of setting up a Pietta '51 in...

    I'm in the process of setting up a Pietta '51 in both .38 and .45, using Kirst parts. Going to try HBWCs in the .38, see how they work, before deciding about installing a liner. Have a piece of...
  14. Nicely done! I remember those Legal Defender...

    Nicely done!
    I remember those Legal Defender kits being advertised.
    In addition to hollow based bullets, there is the option of heeled bullets, as well as sleeving the barrel to correct .38...
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    The scope appears to be intact, blued finish, and...

    The scope appears to be intact, blued finish, and as far as I can see, completely original. It has a star, hammer & sickle, etc., No. 5, with a serial number and 1939. Heavy thing.
    I should have...
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    Unusual Sported Ross

    A friend brought me a rifle to get my opinion about it.
    It is a Mk. II Ross creatively end extensively sporterized by a skilled amateur. Decent workmanship.
    It also had a telescopic sight mounted....
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    Compensation was the combination of velocity...

    Compensation was the combination of velocity variation of indifferent issue ball ammunition and the vibration of the Lee Enfield barrel. Velocity variation coupled with vertical barrel vibration...
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    FWIW, it is a Sportco front sight base. I think...

    FWIW, it is a Sportco front sight base. I think a Sportco barrel would have enough meat to thread for a II** action.
    Yes, when the rules changed allowing non-issue pattern rifles for competition,...
  19. Thread: Sten project

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    You could try WTB ads here, on CGN, on GOC....

    You could try WTB ads here, on CGN, on GOC.
    Might turn up parts.
    Keep in mind that if the Gov't follows through with its campaign promises, the project will be a no-go.
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    If you search this site, you will find a long...

    If you search this site, you will find a long closed thread detailing the building of semi auto Mk. II clones which were successfully registered as restricted firearms based on barrel length. These...
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    A1123?

    A1123?
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    Mk. III rifles have conventional right hand...

    Mk. III rifles have conventional right hand square threads, so it would be possible for barrels to be set back and rechambered.
    The unusual barrel threads on Mk. II rifles (apart from II**) would...
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    That would be a much more practical solution....

    That would be a much more practical solution.
    The rifles being rebarrelled to .308 were being set up for NM target shooting, using either altered original stocks, or new commercial ones. At the...
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    A gunsmith in New England used to install .308...

    A gunsmith in New England used to install .308 barrels by using the original barrel stump as a bushing, so that is a possibility.
    I suppose a new barrel could be installed, if one could be found....
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    Look at the left side of the barrel breech. Is...

    Look at the left side of the barrel breech. Is there a serial number stamped with small numerals? Factory sporting 1905 barrels will be so marked. Factory sporting barrels do not have a military...
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