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    Chuck in Denver comes to mind. I bought a M1903a3...

    Chuck in Denver comes to mind. I bought a M1903a3 from him that he welded up the D&T holes in the receiver. You can see them, but the rifle has been a joy to shoot. He will give you the straight...
  2. Thread: Favorite Lub

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    Wow six pages on oil! I love re-reading Hatcher's...

    Wow six pages on oil! I love re-reading Hatcher's Notebook. 100 years ago, barrel rusting was a real thing and a guy from the Bureau of Mines figures it out. Frankford Arsenal has a good answer...
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    Nice to have a headspace gauge that did not need...

    Nice to have a headspace gauge that did not need you to take apart a bolt and see if it passes. An interesting concept, great for volume checks: pull bolt, test with Field Bolt, reject or pass,...
  4. Well a classic rifle in a classic caliber is a...

    Well a classic rifle in a classic caliber is a cool thing, but as a wall hanger not so much. My advice would be a rebore/rechamber to 338 Win Mag. Probably more than another rifle but a solid...
  5. What has been said is all true. The M80 bullet...

    What has been said is all true. The M80 bullet when seated to the cannelure in a 30-06 will have a shorter OAL, than the M2 bullet. 1:12 is better for lighter bullets than 1:10 but within 200 yards...
  6. Thread: Safe Ammo

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    According to Hatcher's Notebook the M2 was...

    According to Hatcher's Notebook the M2 was designed to replicate the M1906 round for all the reasons that Sunray described. The .30 M1 was the result of WW1 experience where the range of the M1903...
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    It would seem that this is a buyer beware...

    It would seem that this is a buyer beware situation. Prices are high for everything these days. The sporter 03-a3 could probably be brought back for $250 +/- (stock, bands, handguard). The Bannerman...
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    At $0.85 per round today for junk 9 mm, the price...

    At $0.85 per round today for junk 9 mm, the price of $1.59 per round is not so far out of line. My entry into reloading came from the always exorbitant prices of commercial 30 carbine ammo way back...
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    Eddie, I did not post anything about barrel...

    Eddie,

    I did not post anything about barrel bands, but here is what I know:

    The first versions of the M1 Carbine used a skinny metal band to hold the barrel to the stock, the screw had a...
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    Jim, Thanks. Since I don't really need it for...

    Jim,

    Thanks. Since I don't really need it for a collector rifle I will probably try to sell it and recoup some of the cost of this M1. It is actually cleaner than the pictures as there is a slight...
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    Ruth's book "War Baby" has the best write up of...

    Ruth's book "War Baby" has the best write up of any. The S'G' (ex Irwin Pederson) was given high praise by the Ordnance Department. That said most USGI M1 Carbines are a mix of different...
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    Sporter Parts Evaluation

    Picked up a SA M1 Garand that was sporterized. Unfortunately the sight ears were ground off and the receiver was polished. It has a Williams WGOS ghost rear and some funky front sight that fits the...
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    Yep, no fins for you. Loved the pointed tail...

    Yep, no fins for you. Loved the pointed tail light lenses, almost a Batmobile. My Neighbors had a black one, they don't make cars like that any more. That said cars today are different but so much...
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    In my area even the Walmarts have dropped all...

    In my area even the Walmarts have dropped all firearms and ammo sales. Still some cleaning gear and other accessories. Big-5 is still in the game, but after shopping there you feel kind of soiled the...
  15. Thread: CA Jams

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    Dave, Thanks for the update. Switching to a...

    Dave,

    Thanks for the update. Switching to a "legal" mode has not turned out well for me. Tried a different (Bear Flag) stripper and same issues. For a gun that ran flawlessly (not one FTF ever) is...
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    Well 300 rounds in one month is about what I shot...

    Well 300 rounds in one month is about what I shot in the last five years. He will probably see more wear and tear for sure if he keeps up that pace. Maybe should have two bolts then.

    Dave
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    That sucker sure has seen some hard knocks! ...

    That sucker sure has seen some hard knocks!

    Dave
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    I think Orion-7 sold a "parts kit" that should...

    I think Orion-7 sold a "parts kit" that should cover all the breakable stuff. Never heard of a hammer or sear going bad. Bolts yes, extractor, plunger (easy to loose), action spring (shrinks), other...
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    Years ago, I started shooting at Silhouette...

    Years ago, I started shooting at Silhouette targets in matches. Military rifles ,shot prone, rests allowed, modified go to "Open" class (scopes etc.). My first time was with a M1917, shooting 150...
  20. Even with Lee carbide dies, I use a touch of case...

    Even with Lee carbide dies, I use a touch of case lube. My very first reloading was a Lee Loader in 30 Carbine (mid 70's). I wore out three plastic mallets and a real nice piece of maple whacking in...
  21. Old news I'm sure but when the K31 was designed,...

    Old news I'm sure but when the K31 was designed, the chamber was made wider at the shoulder than the previous GP-11 rated rifles and carbines. A case fired in a K11 still looks tapered, a case fired...
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    Seems a shame that AZ caused issues. Hot garage?...

    Seems a shame that AZ caused issues. Hot garage? I keep anything in the garage in a big heavy duty ice chest, the Yeti knock offs by Coleman are perfect and you can stack them. Our guest room has...
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    HXP is very good. I have shot stuff from the...

    HXP is very good. I have shot stuff from the early 60's and it worked flawlessly. It is a bit hot but not out of spec. In 2011 I chronographed some HXP 69 from an M1 and it was 2,800 fps. My 147...
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    In High School in 1974 someone lit off a Yellow...

    In High School in 1974 someone lit off a Yellow M18 Smoke Grenade. A little stirring and then "OK kids go back to class". My buddy and I picked up the now hot but lifeless canister and took it home....
  25. Thread: CA Jams

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    Since I never experienced this condition until we...

    Since I never experienced this condition until we had to remove bullet buttons, I will have to go with that explanation. I will look into quick pins, I know my cousin has a Maglock that he uses and...
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