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    There was a 1873 trapdoor carbine that sold...

    There was a 1873 trapdoor carbine that sold recently for over 11K on auction. This carbine had a magazine tube under the barrel (like a Winchester lever action).

    When you opened the breech to...
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    Yes, s/n 64145 with a RIA 3-07 barrel (exc bore)...

    Yes, s/n 64145 with a RIA 3-07 barrel (exc bore) and early leaf without top rib and square corner slide
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    M70 Target rifle in 30-06

    Mine was sold in a group of 12 rifles, all M70 target rifles by the Naval Base at Great Lakes, Illinois some years ago. All were in vg to excellent condition, one had a broken stock and one was a...
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    Some company builds a 9mm Gatling gun using semi...

    Some company builds a 9mm Gatling gun using semi auto pistol magazines, was on the cover of "Guns" or Guns & Ammo
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    Rock Island 1903

    Interesting to note that the early square corner slide is still used in this 1909-10 time period

    nice looking rifle too110997
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    I was friends with a dentist that was Iwo Jima...

    I was friends with a dentist that was Iwo Jima towards the end, he shipped back an M1 rifle. When he retired he sold this rifle to a local
    gun shop, I tried to buy it, no luck, but they gave me the...
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    more BAR items

    Early wood 1918A1 butt stock, Seymour case hardened follower for magazine thought to improve feeding but became a spare part.

    Very rare Model 1918A1 bipod using during early WW2 until replaced by...
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    other US Military 22 rim fire

    Also look for a box of M24 US 22 rim fire with the full metal jacket used by USAF in survival weapons and CIA110963
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    BAR magazine guide

    photo shows magazine guide to load with five round M1903 stripper clips into the BAR magazine.110962

    never a common accessory to find
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    Early BAR as the early cut-down fore-end with...

    Early BAR as the early cut-down

    fore-end with cut checkering is visible plus the trigger housing has the magazine guides attached, rebuilt BAR from pre war period

    ammo for the BAR comes in 20...
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    proof stamps

    The M1 rifle barrel is proofed but the stock also receives a P in circle proof. The original P in a circle proof was without any serifs until early 1940 when serifs were added to the stamp.

    When...
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    Do you think it might be chambered for a large...

    Do you think it might be chambered for a large rim fire cartridge ? Difficult to pin point but this could be a rim fire
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    about 17 lbs, the Chicago gangsters loved them

    about 17 lbs, the Chicago gangsters loved them
  14. Thread: Rolling Block ID

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    I am going to take a guess on your rollong block...

    I am going to take a guess on your rollong block rifle: I think it may be a 1867 Danish model. made in Denmark under Remington license
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    The USMC also had issue 50rd TSMG drum pouches...

    The USMC also had issue 50rd TSMG drum pouches (marked USMC and contractor marked) issued during WW2. They also stole some of the
    Colt 100 rd drums after guarding the mail trains in NY which...
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    Can not make out the photo but it almost looks...

    Can not make out the photo but it almost looks like a drum on the M1928A! TSMG ?
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    It looks early because you don not have the half...

    It looks early because you don not have the half dove-tail cuts on the receiver to support the butt stock. All the
    43 cal (11mm ) South American models have the half dove tail cuts in the butt...
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    There are around half a dozen M1 barrels dated...

    There are around half a dozen M1 barrels dated S-A 6-40 which is the first month of the gas port barrel production. These will sell
    for quite alot of money and like Jim stated above, the bore...
  19. A. O. Niedner custom Model 1903 in 22 rim fire

    Found these photos from an old auction site, very interesting conversion of the Model 1903 rifle to 22 rim fire by well known gunsmith A.O. Niedner (1863-1954). This must have been one of the first...
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    barrels

    Also Finland ordered special barrels from the Swiss and Germany for there Model 1924 Mosin Nagant rifles too110774110775110776

    Interesting but I got off the main subject
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    I know that some Italian rifles had sleeves in...

    I know that some Italian rifles had sleeves in 6,5mm Carcano and the Finnish P-14 marked barrels for the Mosin Nagant also had sleeves. but it would not hold up to the
    pressure of the 30M2 cartridge...
  22. Thread: My favorite Mauser

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    My favorite Mauser

    I bought this 33/40 carbine at a gun show many years ago, it was from an old gunsmith who was looking for nice Mausers to make into sporters, The 33/40 action was a favorite for custom rifles, glad...
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    38 Special

    My favorite revolver is a four screw S&W K-38 with the 8 3/8 inch barrel converted to single action with custom grips. Also have cast 38 WC lead bullets but the most accurate is the hollow base &...
  24. Thread: Sanded GAW Stock

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    military rebuild

    Here is a Winchester stock that was rebuilt at Anniston (note the AN stamp) during WW2 and stamp with the SA GAW cartouche which on this stock indicates a rebuild. They over sanded this stock too...
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    military rebuild

    Here is a Winchester stock that was rebuilt at Anniston (note the AN stamp) during WW2 and stamp with the SA GAW cartouche which on this stock indicates a rebuild. They over sanded this stock too...
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