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    The reticle on the AN/PVS-1 is installed separate...

    The reticle on the AN/PVS-1 is installed separate from the Image intensifier tube. I have seen both reticles on the AN/PVS-1 and own one with the round circles reticle. On the AN/PVS-2 series the...
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    I doubt that the rifle left the factory in such...

    I doubt that the rifle left the factory in such condition. First check to see if the British acceptance marks on the rifle. Rifle do fail the acceptance inspection and in some cases are sold as...
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    Yes, you are right but the marks on the reticle...

    Yes, you are right but the marks on the reticle also equates to 3 inches at 150 meters.
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    I believe from what I remember the reticle, dot...

    I believe from what I remember the reticle, dot or line was a 3 inch move at 150 meters. It's has been awhile since I used one.
  5. I remember reading a letter from a "Remington"...

    I remember reading a letter from a "Remington" official complaining to a US Army Ordnance captain about quality of the steel they were getting for the M1917. I don't know if the "Remington" official...
  6. Cplstevennorton-- I deeply appreciate your...

    Cplstevennorton-- I deeply appreciate your postings of the M1917 cracking issues. And the parts of documents on the initial 250,000 M1917s to the UK. I am just a details-type guy and like to solve...
  7. I would like to see the complete documents of...

    I would like to see the complete documents of these two sections of documents as I believe they are taken out of context. The first document appears to be discussing the availability of M1917 rifles...
  8. Brian-- I have actual seen an old film of the...

    Brian-- I have actual seen an old film of the original barrels being put on the receivers at Eddystone and no hydraulics were used just a very large vise type fixture and very large receiver wrench.
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    The scope is an AN/PAS-4 active Infrared Night...

    The scope is an AN/PAS-4 active Infrared Night scope. This was the last active infrared night scope used by the US military before switching to the passive "starlight" AN/PVS-1 scopes. I remember...
  10. Thread: P14 head space

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    I believe everyone is trying to put in words...

    I believe everyone is trying to put in words which lug we are talking about? The right lug is the one with the ejector cut through the middle. The right lug was iincreased to made the MKI* or...
  11. Thread: P14 head space

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    Mauserdad-- I am a bit confused with your...

    Mauserdad-- I am a bit confused with your reference as to the length of the locking lug on the bolt and headspacing. The only concern you should have is in the distance from the face of the bolt to...
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    Jim, I agree judging from the rough leather cuts...

    Jim, I agree judging from the rough leather cuts and stitching, it look like someone took a commerical Model of 1912 holster and modified it. You can see on the back of the holster where the brass...
  13. Potential Darwin nominee. I seen too often folks...

    Potential Darwin nominee. I seen too often folks who pick UXBs on range and kill themselves and others around them thinking they are safe and will not go off. Having 22 years experience teaching...
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    I believe that marking indicates the pistol is...

    I believe that marking indicates the pistol is tested and approved for MKII .455 ammunition use.
  15. Thread: M1917 ejector

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    Sounds like the magazine depressor plate is in...

    Sounds like the magazine depressor plate is in the rifle, if you load it with a 5 round stripper clip the first four would be OK, the last one #5 would pop out. Pictures would help.
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    Could you post a close up picture of the front...

    Could you post a close up picture of the front volley sight? There should be a small "e" on the volley sight base.
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    Great film!! It's hard to believe that out of...

    Great film!! It's hard to believe that out of the 8,685 B24 produced at Willow Run only 4 Willow Run built B-24s exist today.
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    Enfield Enforcer- I usually reload with 45...

    Enfield Enforcer- I usually reload with 45 grains of IMR 4895 or A2520 with that bullet. The M1917 Eddystone I use has a new Critiron .30-06 barrel. I am also using a Parker hale 5B with 1/4...
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    Your rifle looks like it was imported by Century...

    Your rifle looks like it was imported by Century Arms of Vermont (VT). At one point the foreend was wrapped in wire probably for launching rifle grenades. You can see the wire impressions in the...
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    Jim -- I am thinking they are a broken down...

    Jim -- I am thinking they are a broken down SCR-284. The SCR-284 was used for communication from the front line to the Fleet. The unit was so heavy that it had to be broken down into two units to...
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    Judging from the other equipment in the photo, I...

    Judging from the other equipment in the photo, I am guessing that they are either a regimental or division command radio sets.
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    You did not identify the manufacturer of the P14....

    You did not identify the manufacturer of the P14. Early Eddystones are different than later Eddystones. I recently found an early Eddystone P14 stock at a local antique gun show for $100.00. I...
  23. Jim-- Your comment reminds me of an incident that...

    Jim-- Your comment reminds me of an incident that took place while I was Officer's Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA where the US Army teaches the future officers the finer things of being an...
  24. Unfortunately the M1956 canvas covers were not...

    Unfortunately the M1956 canvas covers were not designed for the e-tool that you have. The e-tool that you have has the pick end on it which prevents the e-tool from sliding all the way into canvas...
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    I have used a simuliar loading of the M72 ball...

    I have used a simuliar loading of the M72 ball using the 168 grain Matchking HP bullets. They pretty much replicate the M72 loading but just a several gains less in the bullet weight from the M72. ...
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