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  1. Thread: Not often seen

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    Indoor rifle shooting with reduced loadings

    I have used a chamber insert in both 30-06 and 303 cal rifles, which will allow you to shoot 32 ACP or 32 S&W short (also have one for 32 S&W long in 30-06). These are quite accurate at around 20...
  2. Starting in 1893, they were installing electric...

    Starting in 1893, they were installing electric motors on the Gatling guns and by 1914 were able to fire 3000 rounds per minute (Machine Gun by Lt Col Geo, Chinn)
  3. Thread: Top furniture

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    Best is too have a selection of gas cylinder...

    Best is too have a selection of gas cylinder locks, until you find one to index. maybe a friend has some parts you could try.
  4. Thread: The artful dodger!

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    Black Siamese

    I had a black siamese cat for 17 years, Jon-cat, he died in 2014. Obvious he was not 100% siamese, but a smart cat. I soon as I came home, he would tell me long winded stories about the day, he...
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    The 222 Remington magnum still lives but with a 5mm bullet

    The Ruger 204 cartridge is nothing more than the 222 Remington magnum necked down to 204 cal (5mm) with the shoulder moved forward, case length is 47mm. It has been reported to be very accurate and...
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    Another bad mistake that Winchester made in 1965...

    Another bad mistake that Winchester made in 1965 or so, was to sell off their M14 equipment to civilian buyers. Had Winchester produced a
    M14 semi auto rifle in both standard and match grade, they...
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    224 cartridges

    The 222 Rem Magnum was an excellent cartridge, developed for military service but failed on the civilian market after the 223/5,56mm became a military cartridge. Also the semi auto Colt SP 1 being...
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    Before the 223/5,56mm cartridge

    The US Military had been testing cartridges using 224 diameter bullets during the mid 1950's.
    These included the M1 carbine cartridge necked down to 224 diameter and others including the 22/7,62x51...
  9. Thread: Not often seen

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    French Lebel training cartridge

    My friend in Florida got a few of these cartridges from a French gun collector some years ago and gave me this example. I was able to find out from another French collector, who was able to identify...
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    I have not seen your headstamp, it seems to me...

    I have not seen your headstamp, it seems to me that WW1 303 headstamps have not been easy to find, same for the German 7,92x57 WW1 headstamps
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    easy answer, rear units like MP and truck drivers...

    easy answer, rear units like MP and truck drivers on the Red Ball Express plus alot of other others did not require the M1 rifle.
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    trigger guard pin

    the pin to release the trigger guard so you can fold it back is on on the right side, using a bullet tip is about the best way to depress the pin120512120513
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    Viet Nam combat photo

    I do not recall if I ever posted here or not, anyway it was posted on another forum and a discussion came about - some veterans state these rifles were never fired with the trigger guard folded back...
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    Jim, Your right, I have a web M1 rifle sling...

    Jim, Your right, I have a web M1 rifle sling dated 1944 but have seen them dated 1943 too. looks like this outfit got all the new equipment
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    They used the M1 carbine sling on the M3 SMG

    They used the M1 carbine sling on the M3 SMG
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    There are photos of the US Army in France late...

    There are photos of the US Army in France late Aug 1944 with the M3 SMG. Not that many M3 smg's issued compared to the
    Thompson. I always like the Thompson 20 & 30 rd magazines better, smooth...
  17. Thread: Not often seen

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    Forgot tp add that the US Army also adopted the...

    Forgot tp add that the US Army also adopted the Viven-Bassieres grenade launcher during WW1, they were made to fit the
    Springfield Model 1903 and the US Enfield Model 1917 and also used the leather...
  18. Thread: Not often seen

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    Viven-Bessieres message grenade and special cartridge

    I found a photo (difficult to find) of the V-B message grenade and cartridge120456
  19. Thread: Not often seen

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    Special cartridge for French Viven-Bessieres message grenade

    The Viven-Bessieres rifle grenade and cup launcher were issued to the French Infantry in 1916 and apparently only used with the Lebel rifle. A standard service 8mm Lebel cartridge was used to launch...
  20. Thread: Not often seen

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    I found out the reason of the second cannelure in...

    I found out the reason of the second cannelure in M2 AP bullets. The second knurled ring above the crimping was a non mandatory
    specification added in 1941 for additional identification of M2 AP...
  21. Thread: Not often seen

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    US WW2 AP 30 cal bullet

    Here is a photo of some WW2 30 cal AP bullets (173 gr) note the second ring or cannelure
    on these bullets. The second ring or cannelure is said to provide better support when striking the target.
    ...
  22. Thread: Not often seen

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    CINDERS, your S I 42 is really S L for Salt Lake...

    CINDERS, your S I 42 is really S L for Salt Lake from WW2

    The double cannular is often found on US WW2 AP bullets too, reason was better support when striking object
  23. The information that I have is that the S.P.L. is...

    The information that I have is that the S.P.L. is found on stocks between 1917-1920

    known examples: SA 1036724 Mark 1 SA 11-18 dated barrel and a SA in the 1.08x,xxx serial range

    I would...
  24. Thread: Not often seen

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    If you could measurements of the outside rim...

    If you could measurements of the outside rim diameter and total length of just
    the case it would help

    My guess is that the cartridge is a 38-55 Winchester
  25. Are you sure it is not S.P.L. ?

    Are you sure it is not S.P.L. ?
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