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    Is it losing two wars that causes you to avoid...

    Is it losing two wars that causes you to avoid soap and water?
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    There are probably more Lugers on this side of...

    There are probably more Lugers on this side of the Atlantic, and don't see those at the matches either.

    Apparently the "minimum of intelligence" exceeded the capability of the people they were...
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    Oh yeah, you see a lot of those accurate Lahtis...

    Oh yeah, you see a lot of those accurate Lahtis at the pistol matches. While it sort of looks like a Luger, that is where all comparison ends, being of an entirely different design which is closer to...
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    Remington used rust blue up into the 1950's, and...

    Remington used rust blue up into the 1950's, and used soft wire wheels for the carding. This speeded up the time intensive process.

    So much for steel wool ruining a finish.
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    The "ink stamp" comes from the cartouches being...

    The "ink stamp" comes from the cartouches being sanded off the stock, but oil and grease that had entered the wood through the broken fibers from being stamped show up even though the wood was sanded...
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    Agree with BAR that they are not WWII. Never...

    Agree with BAR that they are not WWII. Never heard of GI steel bristle .45 brushes, but I guess it could possibly be from a post Vietnam or later contract.
  7. No barrels originally installed in the model...

    No barrels originally installed in the model 1911A1 were ever phosphate finished. Same for the magazines.
  8. It's a Model 1917 rather than a 1909. No way of...

    It's a Model 1917 rather than a 1909. No way of knowing if it was actually carried through all the battles or just someone's attempt of making a collectible out of a butchered Model 1917.
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    Your S&W is a K frame, and from your description...

    Your S&W is a K frame, and from your description sounds like one that was originally chambered in .38 S&W. Since the .38 S&W was not a popular caliber in the U.S. the cylinders were reamed in the...
  10. I believe the extra $2.27 it would have cost to...

    I believe the extra $2.27 it would have cost to polish off the pucker left by the roll die would have been money well spent.
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    Counterfeit money has all the right marks on it...

    Counterfeit money has all the right marks on it too, but they just can't get the quality up there. Take a look at the quality of the pistol, and the caliber is too small for a Howdah pistol.

    Take...
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    Most of those pistols were made years ago for the...

    Most of those pistols were made years ago for the tourist trade by a tribesman with a hammer, screwdriver, file, and used his feet as a vise. My assistant Scoutmaster was a gun collector and had a...
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    Looks more like one of the Pakistan/Afgan border...

    Looks more like one of the Pakistan/Afgan border guns. Doesn't show the quality of a European made firearm. The Howdah pistol a hunter would have been carrying would have been of the same quality as...
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    More than likely your rifle was one of the early...

    More than likely your rifle was one of the early NRA/DCM sales rifles as they came with the base but no scope or rings. Some appeared to be unissued since manufacture.
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    Really unusual that it was accepted by Col....

    Really unusual that it was accepted by Col. Waldemar Broberg who was transferred from the Hartford Ordnance District June 16, 1942, and accepted again by Brig. Gen. Guy H. Drewry who assumed...
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    If someone cared enough to take care of the...

    If someone cared enough to take care of the pistol over it's 100 year life, it certainly shows character in the people that previously owned it, and the character carries over to the pistol. If...
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    Yes. As mentioned, unless someone has changed the...

    Yes. As mentioned, unless someone has changed the barrel after it left it's last rebuild, the barrel is correct to the pistol. Putting a WWI era barrel in it wouldn't correct anything.
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    A dealer could care less about what motivates...

    A dealer could care less about what motivates someone as long as they make a sale. If they can sell rusted and pitted guns it probably makes them happier than selling a nice matching rig with no...
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    Honest wear is certainly acceptable as it shows...

    Honest wear is certainly acceptable as it shows the pistol was used for it's intended purpose, but for the life of me I can't see how rust and pitting from neglect adds character.
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    Hope Mark's work is better than his knowledge of...

    Hope Mark's work is better than his knowledge of the 1911A1. Sorry, but it was fairly common for GI's to have pistols they brought back blued, chromed, or nickeled.
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    Yes. If the barrel was reusable but just had...

    Yes. If the barrel was reusable but just had finish wear they were refinished and installed in rebuilds. Same thing on the magazines. With the end of WWII the large contracts for barrels and...
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    Forgot to ask, but what would be more correct...

    Forgot to ask, but what would be more correct than the barrel that was in it? Rebuilds did not retain their original barrels.
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    It's a Springfield Armory replacement barrel that...

    It's a Springfield Armory replacement barrel that has been through rebuild. The S and P were in no special orientation, and found in different arrangements.

    This is a WWII Springfield Armory...
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    I think the consensus of opinion is that the...

    I think the consensus of opinion is that the sling is a fantasy item. Every one that I have seen was in unissued condition. The colors will vary slightly.
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    Remington also made the C stock for the 03-A4...

    Remington also made the C stock for the 03-A4 rifles, but they too ran out of the larger blanks for the C type stock, and cut their scant stocks from straight stock blanks on the C stock duplicating...
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