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    There was quite a bit of copper in the last third...

    There was quite a bit of copper in the last third of the barrel after its first trip to the range with only 40 rounds. Took it again last night after cleaning it all out...very little copper fouling....
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    Headspace ended up perfect. I cut by hand until...

    Headspace ended up perfect. I cut by hand until my go gauge shows just the tiniest bit left...then I switch and check with a live round FL sized in my press (all fire control removed of course). I...
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    not so broken anymore

    Just to close this out...
    First time out range report is here https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=75472&p=508415#post508415

    Thanks milsurpers for following along and for all the help and...
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    I suppose I meant original as in not a knockoff...

    I suppose I meant original as in not a knockoff reproduction made in china. It's of course not parkerized, and has the rear tapped for backup iron sights.
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    haven't decided if I'll blue the bolt or not....

    haven't decided if I'll blue the bolt or not. Chuck did a great job on the handle...but the underlying metal was tired and worn so I polished for functionality while I tackled the rest. Now it's kind...
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    Here we go. Pics of the original condition I...

    Here we go. Pics of the original condition I found it in...before I bubba'd-it-back, are in the first posts... here1 and here2

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    All that's...
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    Final stretches! After a week the stock is mostly...

    Final stretches! After a week the stock is mostly dry to the touch, but still "curing". I assembled all, just hand tightening the action screws. My m82 repro came in from Hi-Lux and so I mounted the...
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    I finally had time to finish this project, and...

    I finally had time to finish this project, and blue the bottom metal.
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    The milled set goes on this rifle, the stamped one goes with an a4 receiver in the thread mentioned above. I blued these...
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    barreled action came back today. Great job as...

    barreled action came back today. Great job as usual Chuck!
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    Bubba's bluing job wasn't the greatest, and now all that rightfully doesn't matter. Hopefully I'll have a range report in the next...
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    I was looking up something else, and found this...

    I was looking up something else, and found this video of Larry Mr. Potterfield reinforcing the wrist of a stock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuQxjCI8OdQ
    I don't really have any use for a...
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    made some more progress. Got all the bolt cam...

    made some more progress.
    Got all the bolt cam surfaces and the lugs lapped, and then finish reamed the chamber.
    I then reassembled to check for final fit and function. The bolt chuck sent me...
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    well, unfortunately work has been getting in the...

    well, unfortunately work has been getting in the way of my hobby. I lightly polished the cam surfaces on the bolt, easy enough. The shape of the cocking piece contact isn't like my other ones so I...
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    I have lot's of little things to do...fit the...

    I have lot's of little things to do...fit the bolt, lap cams and lugs, finish ream, and after perfectly fitting the buttplate, the top screw is just a tad off and pulls the buttplate out of its...
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    Got the barrel on today. Thanks for the...

    Got the barrel on today. Thanks for the suggestion, Jim, but no light hammering was required. I tightened it up and backed it off about 4 times, each time as far as I could reasonably get without...
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    Success! I only buggered the sear spring...

    Success!
    I only buggered the sear spring experimenting...it was cruddy anyway and had already been ground by 1/2 coil, and I had a few more new ones in my parts bin anyhow.
    After removing the spot...
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    Took the day off work today...and I think it's...

    Took the day off work today...and I think it's going to be "trigger day". I just finished reading a copy of TM 9-1270. I also found a copy of Campbell's book. I miraculously found a used one for $30...
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    didn't have time to put the barrel on...but...

    didn't have time to put the barrel on...but screwed it on hand tight and got worried. About half an inch to close the witness marks together! The Sarco "NOS" barrel goes back tomorrow, but hand-snugs...
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    I'm still dreaming of the day...when the kids are...

    I'm still dreaming of the day...when the kids are out of the house I'm going to quit this rat-race and go back to my much lower paying but set-my-own-schedule work. Hopefully there are enough...
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    Well, looks like the decision has been made for...

    Well, looks like the decision has been made for me...I'm going to go with the NOS 2 groove barrel on this project. Sarco's exchange came in today. I pulled it out of the box, looked through it - no...
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    I'm still waiting on making a barrel decision. I...

    I'm still waiting on making a barrel decision. I have this beautiful, blemish free new old stock 2 groove, and I'm still waiting to inspect Sarco's new old stock 4-groove. They sent me an email...
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    I sent the Sarco barrel back for an exchange. If...

    I sent the Sarco barrel back for an exchange. If their replacement looks good, I'll keep it maybe for this rifle, maybe for another, if not I'll ask for a refund. I found a NOS 2 groove, Remington...
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    agreed. it is hideous. While I sort out the...

    agreed. it is hideous.
    While I sort out the barrel, I'll move on to fitting the stock. This will be my third Minelli stock, and 5th new 1903 stock I've fitted. I've seen several threads here asking...
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    I'm taking my time deciding on the barrel, and I...

    I'm taking my time deciding on the barrel, and I have a new one on the way, still in it's USGI packaging - I don't know if it's 2 or 4 groove. I also asked Sarco for an exchange - the more I though...
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    Barrel came in today. It was not packed in...

    Barrel came in today. It was not packed in grease. there was some surface rust in the bore - full of dust not grease, but the rifling at the crown and was good and sharp, as was the chamber. The...
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    Thanks for lookin' out, but I'm working on an A3....

    Thanks for lookin' out, but I'm working on an A3. The starting bid of that one is the same as I paid for Sarco for one NOS. Should come tomorrow. I'll swab the cosmoline out of the bore and take some...
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