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    Thank you for the explanation. Cheers, Bruce.

    Thank you for the explanation. Cheers, Bruce.
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    As the rcathey asks, why would that be? The S&W...

    As the rcathey asks, why would that be? The S&W M1917 was used extensively, along with the Colt M1917, with cupro-nickel jacketed bullets in WWI, then with gilding metal (.950 copper) clad in WWII....
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    Paul S., Thanks for the confirmation on it being...

    Paul S., Thanks for the confirmation on it being a Chinese Contract. I should have caught the cam slot difference, but I'd only just read about it a couple of days ago. That said, I could probably...
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    By the looks of it, and the regimental flags in...

    By the looks of it, and the regimental flags in one of the shots, it was probably at one time a British purchased pistol, and more than likely for WWI. It states .455 which could be Webley, but also...
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    Good idea, Thanks! I've been all over the ball...

    Good idea, Thanks!
    I've been all over the ball park at gun shows and shops when I ask for an idea of her value. What would y'all consider how much she's worth? Thanks, Bruce.
  6. Thread: My Ross MkII

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    9922499225 Rock Island was famous during...

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    Rock Island was famous during reworks of firearms after WWII for obliterating all of the previous Arsenal markings and then applying their own markings. I wonder if that started in...
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    She still shoots very well. When I got her back...

    She still shoots very well. When I got her back about 10 years ago, I had to find an extractor for her, but other than that, she's a great old pistol. I recently acquired a Canadian shoulder stock...
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    Sunray, I ran across that 2008 post also. It...

    Sunray, I ran across that 2008 post also. It stated some had Chinese characters and some didn't. I also saw the serial range, but it having been imported by Keng's and its rough finish, I'd go out...
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    Well, that seemed to work. Here are the pictures...

    Well, that seemed to work. Here are the pictures requested. All serials match. The magazine has no markings and the floor plate is machined. Any ideas? Thanks, Bruce.

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    Chinese FN Contract Hi Power

    I have a little beauty that has been between two of my friends and I since it was imported. Serial is 49XX with stock cut and tangent sights. I'd post pix of it but for some odd reason it won't let...
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    Thank you all for your comments. Looking at the...

    Thank you all for your comments. Looking at the other posts in the FAL section proves that it would overstating if I used the term "novice" for myself on this subject. Praise from those of you...
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    Despite the difference in ammo weight, I would...

    Despite the difference in ammo weight, I would have gladly carried the L1A1 or the M1 for that matter over the M16A2. Confidence factor. Cheers, Bruce.
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    Pix are on 1st page, last item. I still love...

    Pix are on 1st page, last item. I still love Garands and building them, but this one with wood furniture is a nice change. Cheers, Bruce.
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    Whoas to woes to wows!! Function check complete...

    Whoas to woes to wows!! Function check complete and she fires GREAT!! I have to admit that I was spoiled with my STG58 having a gas block showing fire and grenade. My first four rounds were...
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    When originally built, it would not accept L1A1...

    When originally built, it would not accept L1A1 mags, as stated above, but fed and fired well with metric mags. After inletting the receiver to accept inch mags and doing a little polishing, she has...
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    Just got her back from Ceracoating. Had the lower...

    Just got her back from Ceracoating. Had the lower done in a dark grey and the cover done in black. Except for the pitting by the safety I should have taken care of, she (to me) turned out pretty...
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    I've use a home made and commercial too too and...

    I've use a home made and commercial too too and it definitely saves one from getting a boo boo. ;-)
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    Right now she's out to get the lower and cover...

    Right now she's out to get the lower and cover Cerecoated to a close color of the receiver since nobody around here parkerizes and I really didn't want to spend the time parking it myself. On some...
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    984329843398434 Well, took the leap today and...

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    Well, took the leap today and inletted the mag well. As dumb luck would have it, my test mag was the tightest fitting one, and I kept it snug. Worked out well. The last is of it...
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    Thanks for the advice, Lee Enfield. Measuring the...

    Thanks for the advice, Lee Enfield. Measuring the mag well, I have plenty of room to work with. And, as you suggested,slow and easy does it.

    mrclark303, the first reason I am contemplating doing...
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    CAI Receiver Whoas

    Just got a "kit" with two lowers (Aussie and NZ), what appears to be an early CAI Inch Receiver (wide mag cut) and all of the parts to complete it. Had it assembled by a local gun smith who does...
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    I read the related post by "boltaction" dated...

    I read the related post by "boltaction" dated 3-01-2013;

    "A lot of the Mk II3* and some of the 5* had their chambers reamed out to deal with the issue of the differences between .303 British and...
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    I fired my Ross M1905 for the first time today at...

    I fired my Ross M1905 for the first time today at a friends range and was coming to the board with that exact happenstance. I used HXP-76 ammo and, as can be seen, there are no pressure signs. The...
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    M1A Barrel Question

    My M1A is serialed 0619XX, so I assume it is Jan or Feb 1991 production. It has a TRW bolt and a 10-62 H&R barrel and the rest of the parts GI. TE is negative 1. My question is this; is the barrel...
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    Norinco AKM/47S

    Just picked up a Norinco AKM/47S still in great shape with only a ding in the stock. Overall bluing is also great and the bolt and carrier are also blued (bolt closer to plum). ALL serials match as...
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