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    That Browning Model 1919 could be a US Navy...

    That Browning Model 1919 could be a US Navy conversion to use 7,62 NATO called the Mk 21 Mod 0. These were used on
    the river patrol boats
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    anneal color or something else ?

    Your Winchester looks nice and with the proper parts - but can you explain the darker color at the rear or tang section ? Most of my Winchesters still have the dulite color so it is difficult to...
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    early Winchester rifles

    I have also been collecting Winchester rifles for quite awhile too

    Your example looks very good, what caught my attention was the darker color on the rear of the receiver, sometimes just...
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    Interesting manuals and catalogs

    A few not so common manuals plus the Armalite Catalog from the late 50's.

    The Stoner manual is not easy to find - being issued to troops testing the weapon109428109429109430109431109432109433
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    Did the seller tell you it was all original or...

    Did the seller tell you it was all original or had been restored ?
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    All Colt and some contractor drums had nickel...

    All Colt and some contractor drums had nickel plated rotors, needed to be greased with a special tool periodically109384
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    Could you post a few pictures close-up of the...

    Could you post a few pictures close-up of the receiver (action body) markings ?
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    Did the French ever attempt to use the M1915...

    Did the French ever attempt to use the M1915 Chauchat magazine in the Model 1917 RSC semi auto rifle ?

    France had a post WW1 tank machine gun that also used this magazine.

    Calibers used in the...
  9. Thread: 1903 A1 rifle

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    The pre WW2 Type C stock should have a drawing...

    The pre WW2 Type C stock should have a drawing number D-1836 behind the pistol grip, the hand guard also
    had its own drawing number too

    I believe the drawing numbers started around 1936
  10. Just heard that the pilot died in the crash

    Just heard that the pilot died in the crash
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    another unique M1 serial number

    Photos show serial number 1607 that was the first M1 rifle sent to Winchester on Sept 19, 1938. The records were found by the late Frank Mallory of SRS in 1999 includes the receipt signed by Col...
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    The Mauser M96 is very fast shooting in semi...

    The Mauser M96 is very fast shooting in semi auto, I have been able to fire ten rounds long before my friend could fire all seven rounds from a Colt 1911A1 in 45 ACP.
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    I have two friends that were at the Reno Gun Show...

    I have two friends that were at the Reno Gun Show last year, they saw a man at his table stamping fake cartouches on stocks
    while you wait. Mostly M1 rifle stocks. just bring your stock to the...
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    Early Savage was very close in manufacture to the...

    Early Savage was very close in manufacture to the Colt 1921 (except bolt & recoil spring) note the checkered fire control levers
    just like the Colt ! The Savage always was a better example over the...
  15. Thread: steel gas tube

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    The Edgewater buffer was being replaced during...

    The Edgewater buffer was being replaced during 1967-68 but I believe the steel gas tube was changed out much sooner ?
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    gas trap era pistol grip

    Almost to the end of gas trap production, the top of the pistol grip is almost round or a oval shape, when the new SA SPG stocks with the two equal sized holes108695 entered service in mid 1940, the...
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    Quite a few snipers did not use any attachment to...

    Quite a few snipers did not use any attachment to the muzzle of the M1C or M1D because it might affect the accuracy at long range, USMC sniper Sgt Boitnott who made
    quite a few very long range...
  18. another variation ConD 11*

    My friend found this at a remote gun show in Wisconsin and bought it, later sold it to me.

    I did find a Mark 1 front hand guard and early magazine. the late Skip Stratton told me some left over...
  19. Mark 1 series rifles in the USA

    Most of the Mark 1*** rifles in the USA are Irish contact, the CR rifles are mixed parts, the ER are mostly original and the G series are not as common.

    Years ago I found an all matching BSA 1906...
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    My "G" series has the early nose cap with inward...

    My "G" series has the early nose cap with inward curving ears, also a Mark 1*** rear sight but Mark 3 backsight protector. Stock is early with extra holes
    which are starting to have hair-line...
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    Mark 1*** G series

    This rifle was purchased in a GA pawn shop back in the 1980's by a friend who later sold it to me. It had been wire wrapped but later converted back to normal issue, a modified Mark 3 fore-end and...
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    I have restored a few Mark 1*** rifles years ago,...

    I have restored a few Mark 1*** rifles years ago, I think alot of the G series were wire wrapped and alot of the G series had Mark 111 fore-ends and front hand gurads.

    Finding Mark 1*** fore-ends...
  23. Thread: steel gas tube

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    steel gas tube

    I came across some parts (original) that were set aside for projects, I noticed the gas tube is steel as a magnet will grab it, tested the magnet on about a dozen old gas tubes but only this one...
  24. Thread: 1903 mark one ???

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    The stock is not cut for the Pederson ejection...

    The stock is not cut for the Pederson ejection port, that color sure looks like the USMC rebuilds along with the punch mark ?
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    I knew Mr Milt Klein and his son Tom. Klein sold...

    I knew Mr Milt Klein and his son Tom. Klein sold off the retail stores after the mail order Oswald purchase of the Carcano rifle. He kept the Gun Digest publications
    for years
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