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  1. US Navy markings on M1903 stocks

    Here is a photo of an early single bolt, high wood Rock Island 1903 stock. The markings on the butt stock are AT over 21 which is the US Navy designator for Ocean Going Tug boat and the 21 is for...
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    These look like ARVN troops ? Bill, Both the...

    These look like ARVN troops ?

    Bill, Both the M1 and M1A1 TSMG had a higher cyclic rate of fire more than that of the M1928A1. Even a
    waiver was issued by the War Dept in Dec 1942 concerning the...
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    He sell reproduction leather slings, most are...

    He sell reproduction leather slings, most are Model 1907 for US rifles. I understand them
    to be quality slings for shooting matches etc
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    I looked up the FIELD TEST BOLT in my TM 9-1270...

    I looked up the FIELD TEST BOLT in my TM 9-1270 ordnance manual on M1903 rifles. "test bolt is used in conjunction with
    headspace gages to determine whether the chamber, bolt, lug seats in the...
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    The "new" McGowan barrels should work out and you...

    The "new" McGowan barrels should work out and you need that barrel profile. There must be larger gun shops with gunsmith services that have
    Remington "take-off" barrels that they would sell
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    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger...

    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger single shot rifle, it was a heavy barrel in 308 Win. i milled the bottom of
    the barrel flat so it would not come in contact with the hanger. Also glass...
  7. Thread: SPOT THE WEAPON

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    anti-tank cartridges 1939

    my photo shows the 7,92x57, Polish 7,92x107 and German 7,92x94.

    It was said that the Polish 7,92x107 would penetrate the early Panzer tanks
    I though III

    Later with captured Polish 7,92x107,...
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    Excellent job, the Mark 1* is very rare in the...

    Excellent job, the Mark 1* is very rare in the USA. years ago I was able to restore some CR pre fix Mark 1*** rifles back when you could
    still find parts, I did find a Mark 1 hand guard in a box at...
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    revolver target shooting

    I have a S&W K-38 (1962 manufacture) with 8 3/8 inch barrel, it is single action and has an excellent trigger pull combined with nice target grips.

    My problem is that it would occasionally fired a...
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    special cartridges for match shooting

    After WW1 there was alot of match shooting and many special match cartridges were developed, here are just a few of them with their unique head stamps. The 30-06 was improved to become the 30M1 then...
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    photos of USMC sights on Model 1903 rifle

    I finally got some better photos of the USMC front sight which is thicker and taller with a different profile and the rear sight #10 on the sight leaf. It has been said that the US Army also used...
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    It would appear to me that most of the Mark 1***...

    It would appear to me that most of the Mark 1*** rifles found in the USA have the
    second or even third serial number with the prefix CR or ER and G. I was able to
    find a nice BSA 1906 with...
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    I could never find out if any High Standard T48...

    I could never find out if any High Standard T48 rifles are still around ? nor could I ever find out which magazine the HS T48 used.

    The current data states there were only 12 High Standand T48...
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    There are about two dozen complete HRA T-48...

    There are about two dozen complete HRA T-48 rifles at the USMC weapons collection at Quantico, VA but not open for public view. There are others around too.

    When I wrote an article for Digest...
  15. Thread: WW2 helmet

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    WW2 helmet

    I would appreciate a few opinions concerning this helmet. I have had it a long time and rather certain the color is original and believe it is later WW2 ? Any thoughts115747115746115745115744
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    303 cal Browning M1919 barrel

    I have a Browning 303 cal barrel manufactured by FN 52, it is threaded to fit the US M1919 barrel extension too. The other barrel is manufactured by RIA and is a ANM2 30 cal with the smaller...
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    1955-56 trials magazine for T48 HRA rifle

    Photos show an original 20rd H&R T-48 Rifle magazine in original condition, I got some of these magazines some years ago when I wrote an article on the T48 rifle. Next to the HRA magazine is a...
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    300 H&H necked down and up

    The 300 H&H was necked down as a factory cartridge called the 244 H&H mag for hunting in Scotland. During the 1930's and 1940's Elmer Keith and his friends O'Neil and Hopkins also used the 300 H&H...
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    more H&H 300 caliber variations

    More variations and am certain there are more, The US Army tested115679 the last two on the far right for long range sniping back around 1959-1960
  20. Difficult to really identify the type of butt...

    Difficult to really identify the type of butt plate, the solid butt plate is very thin at the top and has a curve going into the toe.

    While Springfield replaced the solid butt plate in the fall of...
  21. Thread: Greek Return?

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    conversion of 1903 to 22 rim fire

    there are a few gunsmiths and part-time gunsmiths that will install a quality 22 rim fire barrel blank in your shot-out 1903 barrel. The blank requires an extension so that the M 2 bolt will fit and...
  22. Thread: Greek Return?

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    The pressure is too strong to reline a 30 cal...

    The pressure is too strong to reline a 30 cal 1903 barrel back to its original caliber. Most Greek 1903 barrels have a letter-like stamp under
    the barrel behind the front sight.

    I do have a...
  23. Thread: A Gift

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    My guess would be commercial sales or...

    My guess would be commercial sales or theatrical/movie use ? could also be used in sub caliber military weapon ?
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    New Savage center fire straight-pull rifle

    I saw photos and an article today on the new Savage straight-pull rifle chambering modern cartridges such as the 308 Winchester. This new rifle is call the Savage Impulse Predator and has an...
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    M1886/93 rifles in very good or better condition,...

    M1886/93 rifles in very good or better condition, in my opinion, are over $1000 now, add alot more for nice
    condition and matching numbers. Difficult to find with original barrel date and with the...
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