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    The Lyman Reloading Handbook 43rd Edition shows...

    The Lyman Reloading Handbook 43rd Edition shows 300 H&H loads using a 250 gr jacketed soft point at around 2400 fps

    (never saw 308 dia 250 gr SP bullets ?)
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    Both the US Navy and USMC adopted the 6mm Lee...

    Both the US Navy and USMC adopted the 6mm Lee rifle and 6mm Colt "potato digger" in the 1890's.

    Wonder if the Colt mg is still in 6mm cal ?
  3. Thread: War Throphies

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    Model 1919 series

    Old photo when I was an armorer, one of these was a M37 converted to M1919A6115308
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    Agree, looks like M3 magazines - but some were...

    Agree, looks like M3 magazines - but some were not marked for the MAC weapons

    Difficult to load by hand, need a loader or M3A1 stock hook, Thompson was a better magazine to load
    and better...
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    I think it was from a Sherman tank, the M1919A4...

    I think it was from a Sherman tank, the M1919A4 was used in the mount
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    early Russian 7,62x54r

    Some Soviet WW2 sub sonic is very difficult to find but the really rare cartridges are those loaded the the pre 1908 round nose (210grs) on the ear115229ly stripper clip
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    115210115211115212Long time ago when I was an...

    115210115211115212Long time ago when I was an armorer, there were some tanks that were going to be sent to the 3.5 in rocket range. I thought
    that it might be interesting to remove the mount next...
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    I agree that it looks like a Model 1903...

    I agree that it looks like a Model 1903 Hoffer-Thompson 22 Short rim adopter (there is a different name). This was designed to feed from the
    magazine and used for training. The barrel was rifled...
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    I had a Krag buttplate with the trapdoor and...

    I had a Krag buttplate with the trapdoor and tried it on a standard M1903 stock, the toe was too long. It could be
    ground down to fit with some work
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    Could well be a US Navy issue in that serial...

    Could well be a US Navy issue in that serial range, you should run a SRS check
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    black M16 cover

    photo shows a black plastic M16 muzzle cover

    Jim, see if anyone else can guess the other parts in the photo115104
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    Winchester no trap stock with two firing proof stamps

    What makes this stock really interesting to me is that it is a no trap WRA stock with two proof firing stamps. It was re-barreled and proof fired a second time but still remains no trap115025115024
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    I found a data sheet from Scott Duff's WW2 book...

    I found a data sheet from Scott Duff's WW2 book on Winchester serial number 1,347393

    Barrel D35448W.R.A. top marked, bolt D28287-1W.R.A., op rod D35382-W.R.A. slant cut no relief cut, Trigger...
  14. Thread: DCM "Springfields"

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    My friend bought one for $14.50 too, it was a...

    My friend bought one for $14.50 too, it was a Remington 1903A3 exc plus condition. Later he bought a DMC Colt M1911 for around the
    same price.

    Certain military retail outlets Like the Great...
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    It looks like a good basic guide for Winchester...

    It looks like a good basic guide for Winchester restorations. My Winchester rifles are all from 1941 except one 1942 which had the trigger photo
    posted. Don't be too concerned about the punch...
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    trigger housing

    The first few hundred SA trigger housings were manufactured without a pad, problems developed and a "hammer buffer" was introduced which is a large pad. After round top safety came into service, the...
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    Winchester complete trigger housing

    You might pay over $200 or even $250 for an original finish WRA trigger housing, of course top marked safety would be more. Most WRA WW2 trigger housings had the large pad, the one in the post has...
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    Advice? What condition is the bore ? also hoe many groves...

    What condition is the bore ? also hoe many groves ? even reblued, bore condition is important as a refinished Mauser is more
    likely to be shot more often than all original. I would value my M96 at...
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    ConD 11* 1907 Enfield

    Do not know if these photos will be important or not, but show a Cond 11* with early sights and a early tang butt plate. There was some114770114771114772114773114774114775 thought that this might...
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    Advice? pre WW1 commercial Model 1896 Mauser

    Here are some photos of my pre WW1 commercial Mauser, also check the bore for number of grooves too. My stock is also matching. This pistol was purchased from a US veteran years...
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    M8 grenade launcher

    photos show the M8 grenade launcher for the M1 carbine, there was an earlier model before this variation. Besides rifle grenades, alot of use for this M8 launcher was for smoke and pyrotechnics. ...
  22. The glove or mitt issued with the M60 m/g that...

    The glove or mitt issued with the M60 m/g that was used to change barrels was asbestos
  23. For Sale: Remington Model 1871 rolling block rifle parts and bayonet for sale

    I have a group of Model 1871 Remington rolling block Spanish 43 cal rifle parts and a Model 1902 7mm complete rear sight for sale for $50.00 shipped

    Also one Remington M1871 Spanish rolling block...
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    another first aid pouch

    Also found this WW2 first aid pouch114516114517

    This was common issue for a long time
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    WW2 US Army Jungle First Aid Pouch

    I found this pouch among some web gear that I had put away years ago. After doing
    some research, I found out it is a WW2 Army Jungle First Aid pouch and dated 1945.

    Anyone have any additional...
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