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  1. Smilin Dave, After reading your reply here:...

    Smilin Dave,
    After reading your reply here:
    Unknown M1 carbine cartouches and strange slot cut for you gurus to ponder - Page 5

    And after seeing your concerns over privacy along with some trust...
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    Try Now...

    Did a member search on Bill Ricca to get to his Profile page: https://www.milsurps.com/member.php?u=5539

    From there clicked on all his Posts: ...
  3. ROUGH DRAFT

    Yes, to both questions.
    I highly recommend you try a small scale test. Before jumping in head first with the costs, man hours etc.

    You can heat and submerge in a deep pan using basic...
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    IIRC, There is no Dwell/Timing change between...

    IIRC,
    There is no Dwell/Timing change between the Type III vs Type IV Slide.
    The arm joint on the Type IV was increased in size 'because of the concern of possible breakage at the narrow joint on...
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    I picked mine up around Jan 2009. It was offered...

    I picked mine up around Jan 2009. It was offered to me for a early WRA Carbine stock I had.... traded even up.
    My serial# V 49434, S&W letter stated V model started @ Jan 1-1942. Mine is Navy...
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    When watching the video on FULL SCREEN MODE you...

    When watching the video on FULL SCREEN MODE you can really see how high the flames are.
    I hated to hear the fear and frustration in her voice.
    Buildings and machinery can be replaced, lives can't....
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    Double Struck Marlin Barrels

    Found 2 more Marlin barrels double stamped like this one above, the one above being serial # 4,427,xxx.
    Another from CMP Auction... Marlin/Dble stamped SN# 4,202,xxx Link and Pic below:
    Civilian...
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    Field made 30rd magazine ?

    I'd like to share a Vintage photo found by David Alberts showing a GI with what looks to be 2- 15rd magazines soldered or welded together to make a 30 rder.
    2nd picture shows the solder or welded...
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    Marlin Mis Stamped Barrel Marking

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48930026118_8f7eaf4dc5_z.jpgDSC02507 by rynegold, on Flickr

    Clicking on the pictures opens it up so you can zoom in.

    Butt plate, Anyone know off hand .......
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    Mitch, Thanks for following up on some of my...

    Mitch,
    Thanks for following up on some of my questions.
    So far just since your report we've seen 1 other carbine with the serial number stamped on the front receiver ring, pictured below. It's a...
  11. I now see from the SIMILAR THREADS link below...

    I now see from the SIMILAR THREADS link below that this is a re-post that was already shared by fellow member hoya74 back in Feb 2018.
    Hi hoya74 :wave:
    Pretty obvious I missed that.... and I even...
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    To bad there isn't a 'List' of how many are...

    To bad there isn't a 'List' of how many are currently sitting with funds locked down by Pay Pal and the total money tied up.
    I'm sure their sitting on a nice stash that they make $interest on.
    But...
  13. American Rifleman- Redeployed FN Garands and Carbines

    Seen this article from last year. Interesting pictures and what I'd call Creative writing.
    Note the writers use of the word 'ALL'.

    American Rifleman | Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines
    ...
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    :bow:

    :bow:
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    Web looks good to me also. Hard to compare the...

    Web looks good to me also.
    Hard to compare the Keepers from the pictures.
    Some appear Wide, Narrow and 1 or 2 may be round.
    Are any of the middle bars on the Keepers marked inside?
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    From a Brownells how to: On older military...

    From a Brownells how to:

    On older military rifles:
    An old military surplus rifle like a Mauser, Mosin Nagant, '03 Springfield, Enfield, Arisaka, and others may close on a NO-GO gauge. If it...
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    :confused: :rolleyes: A Head Space Guage is...

    :confused: :rolleyes:

    A Head Space Guage is used for measurement.

    1.290"
    1.295"
    1.300"
    Above are the USGI examples I used from TM9-1276_1947
    Head space is MEASURED with a set of GO,NO-GO...
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    TM9-1276_1947...

    TM9-1276_1947
    http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manuals/TM9-1276_1947.pdf

    Shows 1.290 (GO), 1.295 and 1.300 (NO GO) ... page 25.

    Section 15 on pages 17-18 reads:
    15. Headspace Gauging
    a. The...
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    Ha, I haven't seen that movie in a long time,...

    Ha,
    I haven't seen that movie in a long time, sorta forgot about it.
    I'll save it for a soon to come cold snowing evening.''

    Thx
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    Ten, Thx a lot........ Here I was looking like a...

    Ten,
    Thx a lot........ Here I was looking like a friendly go out of my way People person.

    Did you already spend that $20K ?

    Only guy I ever end up owing $$ to is Nigerian Bob.
    You can't beat...
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    Rynegold-Mitch, I've been asking around and...

    Rynegold-Mitch,

    I've been asking around and haven't found anyone that has seen the Serial number stamped on the front receiver ring.
    I believe we could put this one in The Oddities Column.

    Can...
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    Guy with 'Trouble Carbine'

    Yesterday I had a friend stop by with a buddy of his towing along a Stan Pro carbine.
    He had called and said they were having multiple problems with it and had been trouble shooting it for weeks....
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    Can I add ? There is a lot of I feel priceless...

    Can I add ?
    There is a lot of I feel priceless information posted here by Mr Ricca that won't show up on the link above. 4 to 5 years worth.
    Might be worth adding a Foot Note to this......
    Or a...
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    Sure looks like the remnants of a vertical SG....

    Sure looks like the remnants of a vertical SG.
    Looks to be pretty much the same spot the other 2 I've seen were stamped. Just dusted away from being blasted.
    Finish color: Not so much the sides but...
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    Tell us what barrel is on it, when you can.

    Tell us what barrel is on it, when you can.
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