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  1. This is enormously helpful and quite impressive!...

    This is enormously helpful and quite impressive! I cant thank you enough! :-) I request permission to quote you in our museum literature that may eventually be in a book that I started a year ago...
  2. VERY nice work indeed. I too have a number of RTI...

    VERY nice work indeed. I too have a number of RTI rifles that have restored nicely. You just have to "see" the potential. I have yet to work on my M1888/90, also from RTI! The stacking rod was...
  3. Ammonia, Ill check it out, but that smell!...

    Ammonia, Ill check it out, but that smell! Kerosene smells properly industrial to me, simple green is, at least to me, a pleasant nostalgic smell Ive never identified, mineral spirits and turpentine,...
  4. I dint mention, but yes, the wood is completely...

    I dint mention, but yes, the wood is completely stripped. Perhaps the sun and heat in Dallas is a factor, but Ive not an issue with kerosene being absorbed let alone blooming later. Still, Ive found...
  5. First off, I want to know what cigar he smokes!...

    First off, I want to know what cigar he smokes! Second, I want many of his cool tools. I ordered a Shinto rasp on Amazon as soon as he described it. Third...using files that were never used on metal...
  6. Soaking old stocks in kersoene to remove years of diet, oil, grease, etc.

    I am looking for constructive comments and informed critique to an old practice used to clean dirty, dusty, greasy, grimy, oil stained, sweat stained and just plain well "used" wood stocks to...
  7. outstanding! Well done, sir!

    outstanding! Well done, sir!
  8. I agree, "upon the shoulders of giants we often...

    I agree, "upon the shoulders of giants we often stand!"
  9. What is your opinion of "The Lee-Enfield Rifle"...

    What is your opinion of "The Lee-Enfield Rifle" by E. G. B. Reynolds?
  10. Jc5, again, thanks for your time and knowledge...

    Jc5, again, thanks for your time and knowledge sharing.

    Regarding the museum. It is essentially there to honor of Texas veterans, past and present, and to collect their stories into our data base...
  11. JC5, Outstanding! Id love to see the final book!...

    JC5, Outstanding! Id love to see the final book!

    In my opinion, the best collector's reference book today is The M1 Carbine by L. C. Larsen. Its unlikely there are records extent as comprehensive...
  12. FYI: The rifle I bought was one of those offered...

    FYI: The rifle I bought was one of those offered by RTI that has the type designation as "Lee Speed Patents" stamped above the BSA Maker Mark on the right side of the receiver hub. "Lee Speed rifle"...
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    Id support adding a forum for every country makes...

    Id support adding a forum for every country makes of the smokeless powder era at least!
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    Is my understanding (from my aging memory of...

    Is my understanding (from my aging memory of things "learned" some time ago) that flip sights (type 1) were used by all manufacturers up to the end, or almost the end of production. However, Inland...
  15. Help to identify year of manufacture of Spanish Mauser model 1893 Carbine 7mm

    I need help to identify year of manufacture of Spanish Mauser model 1893 Carbine chambered in 7mm Mauser...if it is possible. Hoping it is pre-1899, SAWar?

    It has:
    a full stock to front sight...
  16. ours is not to reason why! ;-)

    ours is not to reason why! ;-)
  17. good summary

    good summary
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    The "T99 carbine" this guy has is has a barrel...

    The "T99 carbine" this guy has is has a barrel longer than 16". I suspect its privately modified.
  19. Lee Speed variants

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  20. You may be thinking of the Lee Metford. According...

    You may be thinking of the Lee Metford. According to the Wiki Lee Speed post (and it may very well be wrong) there were 3 variants; 1) Offices pattern with bayonet mount; 2) Officers pattern without...
  21. Ive bought many rifles from RTI and for the most...

    Ive bought many rifles from RTI and for the most part they have performed well enough (there have been exceptions, but they were resolved. They rate these latest Lee Speeds at fair to good and...
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    Krag Carbine sheet metal front sight cover

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    Thanks for your time. Your answer on the...

    Thanks for your time.

    Your answer on the saddle ring was what I was looking for.

    If we are both talking about the sheet metal front sight cover that is snaped on much like the 1903 Springfield...
  24. thanks Jim. Great pic. Its good to get...

    thanks Jim. Great pic. Its good to get confirmation because Im watching three separate auctions and so far the best price I project will be perhaps just under $200!?!?
    Ive already ordered the frog...
  25. LOL, I just bought one from RTI and none of them...

    LOL, I just bought one from RTI and none of them have the dust cover. They had a flash sale of $200 off down from $999. I thought that was a decent price since they all come with volley sights and...
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