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  1. Thread: Plum M1 Finish?

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    photos of my mid 1942 M1 rifle

    M1 rifles will always have receiver color variations based on many factors from service use, oil and cleaning to camera angles and light. here are some photos of my mid 1942 receiver, barrel is May...
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    I have seen and handled the M1 Rifle with I. R....

    I have seen and handled the M1 Rifle with I. R. scope, it is heavy, awkward and tends to lean to the left side. I also had the chance
    many years ago to view the I.R. on a issue M1 carbine (not M2)...
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    I R on M1 rifle

    I know of two collectors that have the I. R. mounted on US M1 rifles. I have seen one in person too. They use the same bracket holes as the M1C but a different mount. The really difficult part of...
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    Fake?! Both the Colt and Savage have different profiles...

    Both the Colt and Savage have different profiles on the side view but the top one in the post looks fake - sharp edges should be rounded

    Not many US Lend Lease Thompsons had the front grip if any...
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    cartridges

    The 6,5 Carcano muti ball cartridges are common with variations as well as your 8mm Lebel.

    The 9,3x62 mm is still be used and even been tried on M1 rifles during the past few years

    The 303...
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    As I remember, the rifle grenade launcher was...

    As I remember, the rifle grenade launcher was issued to each squad leader (Sgt) or assistant squad leader
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    There was a cut-down Model 1903 rifle, the barrel...

    There was a cut-down Model 1903 rifle, the barrel was cut back and the stock was cut in front of the band. This rifle was called the "Bushmaster" and some 4700
    rifles were converted by the US Army...
  8. Thread: Richard Hosmer

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    Cinders, I did notice you were not posting...

    Cinders, I did notice you were not posting lately - I wish you a speedy recovery. There's been some new cartridges
    both large and small posted here that need identification

    RCS
  9. 20 x 138 mm

    here are some photos of the 20x138mm case, used by Poland and Finland (also Germany


    The case is 138mm long

    hope this help in your identification111363111364
  10. Thread: .22 WMR AR

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    early adjustable length buttstock

    These stocks are quite rare to find, these were covered under US Patent by Robert Roy who worked for Colt in 1964 and these CAR-15/XM607stocks saw limited use being replaced by the XM177E2. Around...
  11. Thread: .22 WMR AR

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    22 rim fire conversions

    Many years ago my friend found a CAR-15 stock in the savalge from Rock Island Arsena. I was able to get it and spent alot of time restoring it to working condition. I then attached it to a Colt...
  12. Thread: .22 WMR AR

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    The 7,62x25mm and 9mm conversions to the AR-15...

    The 7,62x25mm and 9mm conversions to the AR-15 also use a blow-back design. It would appear that the 22 WMR bolts would use a recoil spring in the butt stock too.
  13. F A 44 is the US Military Frankfort Arsenal...

    F A 44 is the US Military Frankfort Arsenal headstamp and 44 is 1944
  14. that cartridge with the head stamp F A 44 night...

    that cartridge with the head stamp F A 44 night be a 15mm on a 20 mm case being necked down. They were working
    on some for aircraft during the war
  15. Thread: .22 WMR AR

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    22 rim fire in 223/5,56mm rifles

    While the 22 WMF is a better cartridge the cost as compared to 22 long rife cartridges is quite a difference and you do not have the variation in types of cartridges.

    Years ago there were chamber...
  16. Thread: .22 WMR AR

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    I think it would be difficult to sell in 22 wmr...

    I think it would be difficult to sell in 22 wmr caliber because there are many conversions available in 22 rim fire. There are dedicated uppers just
    for target shooters and easy kits to install...
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    I heard it was almost or better than the 38 Super...

    I heard it was almost or better than the 38 Super which came many years later. Really interesting idea to scale down the original 45 ACP pistol to
    a smaller size to go with the 9,8mm cartridge,...
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    Colt 9,8mm

    The UMC loading only had U on the primer for the 9,8mm Colt

    my other 9,8 mm that I found is the 9,8x17R or better known as the 380 Webley111244111245
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    Rare Colt Automatic cartridge 9,8 mm

    Developed by Colt around 1910 for trials in Bucharest, Bulgaria and Serbia by Colt Agent Eugene Reising. this 9,8mm Colt cartridge is close to the 38 ACP but has a larger diameter bullet. The...
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    I still have my British Lend lease 1941 rifle,...

    I still have my British Lend lease 1941 rifle, bought while in high school working at a gas station

    Just checked the bore on my Sept 1940 with the SA 9-40 barrel, nice shinny bore, the T.E. is 5.0...
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    here is something I found inside this box

    my photo shows a US military pyrotechnic box which I have had a very long time. Inside this box is a chemical adopter. Photos show the adopter. Are these common to find ?111215111216111217
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    1940 rifle

    Jim, it had some help to get back to 1940 - but not alot


    The early revision 4 safety continued although the revision 1 trigger housing used the small pad for the round top safety which soon...
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    September 1940 rifle

    My 80 year old M1 rifle manufactured in Sept 1940 with the later SA SPG stock that has two equal size holes in the butt. Short window of time of about five or six months of production of these...
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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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