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    "CODE RED" I would wager works a higher % than...

    "CODE RED" I would wager works a higher % than any punishment although I liked it when shame was enough.
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    The world in which we live I am afraid. Had a...

    The world in which we live I am afraid.
    Had a firearm stolen nine years ago. Got a call recently from the local PD indicating it had been recovered in the nearest large city and asking if I would...
  3. The Rolex would be worth far more than the M1 $...

    The Rolex would be worth far more than the M1 $ wise. Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona sold for $15.2 Million.
    I am going to find a good Lee Marvin movie to watch.
  4. I would love to know the SN on that M-1. Talk...

    I would love to know the SN on that M-1. Talk about jewel of a collection.
  5. As many were. I miss those guys very much and...

    As many were. I miss those guys very much and feel fortunate to have been "entertained" by guys who lived it.
  6. The Rolex Submariner as well. OOPS Mark spotted...

    The Rolex Submariner as well. OOPS Mark spotted it first. No Steve. I need to read the replies first.
    Great actor.
  7. You are not alone.

    You are not alone.
  8. Yours is in nice shape as is mine. Hard to...

    Yours is in nice shape as is mine. Hard to imagine how they lasted this long in this good a condition. No luck thus far with weaver mounts though I
    went down a couple of promising rabbit holes...
  9. STEVENS 416 US PROPERTY QUESTION

    The .22 trainers have been following me home lately and I acquired a very clean Stevens 416. It has the scope blocks for the Malcom type scope. I have seen Weaver to block conversions but not block...
  10. Other than shoveling snow? No winter here yet....

    Other than shoveling snow? No winter here yet. Patching up and matching colors on the wood is great fun. BRP and liberty tree still have a lot of parts listed as well.
  11. Nice work! You have inspired me to get back to...

    Nice work!
    You have inspired me to get back to work on my 1916 SMLE and 1940 Ishapore . Bought the pair as a salvage a sporter & parts gun combo but the Ishy
    parts gun is worth saving as well....
  12. A dilemma with which I am well acquainted.

    A dilemma with which I am well acquainted.
  13. I cannot recall the title presently but I do...

    I cannot recall the title presently but I do recall reading an account of Navy Seals who carried side arms while on leave in Saigon.
    It would be interesting to hear a first hand account. I would...
  14. Very nice but leaves me with a feeling of ...

    Very nice but leaves me with a feeling of inadequacy.
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    If the wood was better I would probably do that...

    If the wood was better I would probably do that because like it or not it has and will always be obviously "messed with".

    ---------- Post added at 12:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:20 PM...
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    Best gun porn I have seen in a while. Looks so...

    Best gun porn I have seen in a while. Looks so much better with the wood.
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    I am at a loss. Plating is intact below the wood...

    I am at a loss. Plating is intact below the wood & bayonet and the trigger guard tang.
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    Update After Photos

    Might be thru. Somewhat pleased with the results ( far better than the plating ).
    Results below. Still have plating under the wood which I may or may not tackle.
    It seems to me to look much less...
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    My thoughts exactly.

    My thoughts exactly.
  20. They have gotten hard to find. I was lucky enough...

    They have gotten hard to find. I was lucky enough to find a couple to add to my XM177A1 AND M16A1 clones.
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    I have had some success (after photos to follow)...

    I have had some success (after photos to follow) phosphoric acid got most of the nickel off
    with the addition of brass brushes and buffing wheel. I have only tried the process on the smaller parts...
  22. Nodak-Spud makes some very nice A-1 lowers...

    Nodak-Spud makes some very nice A-1 lowers finished and 80% and I believe they list third parties who can do the engraving.
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    Saw a guy last week end toting a fully pimped...

    Saw a guy last week end toting a fully pimped (chrome plated) AR-15 pistol. Ugliest gun I have ever seen. I did not make me sad like seeing a WWII Luger bring back given the pimp dip. Or my Nazi...
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    That is what I thought. This thing is somewhat of...

    That is what I thought. This thing is somewhat of an anomaly. I will try to snap some photos this week end. The bayonet and nose piece have been plated but most of it is gone leaving sort of a patina...
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    Nickel Plating removal Help!

    I obtained a otherwise nice Type 44 some of who's component parts have been nickel plated. It appears to be nickel only (not chrome as no copper below).
    Does anyone have any suggestions on removal?...
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