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  1. gas trap rifle in photo

    note the first variation gas cylinder with the fluted cut under the front sight120051


    also note the almost round pistol grip on the early stock too
  2. Thread: Not often seen

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    Grandfather of the 340 Weatherby

    I think it would be correct to say that the 334 OKH developed in the 1940's by Keith, O'Neil and Hopkins by necking-up the 300 H&H to 333 diameter to use 200 to 300 gr bullets would be the...
  3. Thread: M1 GARAND 30-06

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    photo of the 30 cal cartridges

    My photo shows the 30-03, 30-06, 30M1 and 30M2 cartridges. The 30M1 was developed after WW1 to extend the range and the M1 Rifle was designed to use the 30M1 cartridge. Before WW2, the 30M2 was...
  4. Thread: SRS check

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    Model 1903 USMC rebuild rifle

    Here are some photos of a USMC rebuilt Model 1903 rifle. Barrel is dated 9-41 and from Sedgley. with S in circle. Hatcher hole added too119990119991119992119993119994119995
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    First production 1903 in 30-06 caliber

    This rifle came out of a estate sale back in the late 90's, belonged to a gunsmith. my friend bought it for me. Not much interest around being a low number receiver. I got it because I notice all...
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    Looks like a Krag maybe Denmark in 8mm ?

    Looks like a Krag maybe Denmark in 8mm ?
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    My guess ? ROK army South Korean Flag

    My guess ? ROK army South Korean Flag
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    PODD rebuild Philippine Ordnance Depot

    Most of the PODD stamps (last D is inspector) Have the BA-WL or variations of the inspector stamps and never seen the PODD with Ogden Arsenal stamp. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines the POD...
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    The fake stamps started before the WW2 rifles and...

    The fake stamps started before the WW2 rifles and carbines surfaced to collectors and shooters. now even Gun Parts (Numrich) sell poorly
    made stamps for the new collector/shooter.

    I have a...
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    Charlie, There a guy named Findley who lived in...

    Charlie, There a guy named Findley who lived in Stone Mountain, GA who faked all the SA and Winchester cartouches
    for M1 rifles for years (he has since died but you can bet his stamps are still...
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    WW2 rear sight leafs

    There is alot of different WW2 contractors, the O.L. is Oneida

    here are a few more

    Left: Rock Island Perry point R119811119810119812emington


    The Rock Island is late WW1 without top...
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    I have been checking my original early fluted gas...

    I have been checking my original early fluted gas cylinder with the photos shown at the top of this post.

    1) the band on the bayonet stud never goes around the body on type 1 cylinders
    2) the...
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    drawing number looks different ?

    Both the early and late gas trap cylinders had very uniform drawing numbers - all be the same size and shape.

    Unless this is something special ? these early gas cylinders have been faked for...
  14. Thread: IDA

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    noon time news states one million residents...

    noon time news states one million residents without power because of IDA
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    Cinders, I am going to take a guess on the...

    Cinders, I am going to take a guess on the middle cartridge in your photo - looks like a 476 Enfield which also has a
    punch mark type of crimp ?
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    M1 Rifle headspace gages

    My photo shows some, not a complete set of WW2 era headspace gages for the M1 Rifle. Note the gages all have a notch cut out for the M1 ejector. This way you don't have to take the bolt apart to...
  17. Rick Borecky bought a Ruger single action...

    Rick Borecky bought a Ruger single action revolver in 30M1 caliber a few years ago. It came with capture papers as it
    was found on a Viet Cong. very interesting piece with paper work. He recently...
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    The modern 5,6x57mm RWS is very close to the 1914...

    The modern 5,6x57mm RWS is very close to the 1914 era 22 Newton (which used a shortened 30-06 case.
    The 22 Newton fired a 70 gr bullet @ 3250 fps and 70 gr bullet @ 3100 fps.

    Newton also designed...
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    There were Thompson Model 1928A1 drum pouches...

    There were Thompson Model 1928A1 drum pouches manufactured in the UK too
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    Newton cartridges

    I am also missing the 30/378 from my collection, really miss the cartridge shows from years ago, they still have them but you have to travel. Just like a gun show only nothing but cartridges. years...
  21. I knew two men that walked out of Chosin, both...

    I knew two men that walked out of Chosin, both were 18 years old. One lived next door to my grandmother, joined when the
    Korean War started, his mother had to sign as he was only 17 years old. The...
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    champ, which caliber were you talking about ? ...

    champ, which caliber were you talking about ? Had a friend in California who bought a modern reproduction of the Sharps 1874 chambered in 50-140 cal. He
    had 20 rounds custom loaded with black...
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    A few black powder revolver cartridges

    My second group of early cartridges shows the following:

    44 S&W American first appeared in 1869, 44 Russian (1870's) 44 Colt kind of rare to find with headstamp, used in the 1860 Colt cartridge...
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    Remington 722 rifle

    I had been storing a nice Remington 722 rifle for about the last twenty five years. these are really nice rifles and well made except for the stamped trigger guard. The owner is going to pick it up...
  25. Thread: Ouch

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    not a gas trap rifle

    Sometimes when the muzzle is placed into the ground the end will do this and also bulge the barrel when fired. Seen this before and difficult to remove the gas cylinder.

    but really could be a...
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