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    I checked my Eddystone/Remington/Winchester M1917...

    I checked my Eddystone/Remington/Winchester M1917 rifle and it's trigger guard screws had been staked in the past....I believe that part of the rifle is Winchester manufacture.
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    I use reject .44-40 brass shortened to length...

    I use reject .44-40 brass shortened to length loaded with 777 and a Hornady .427" knurled 200 gr bullet(for .44-40 but too small for my .44-40 rifles)

    I thumb seat the bullets on top the powder...
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    I actually own one of those M1917 faux bayonets!...

    I actually own one of those M1917 faux bayonets! It will plug onto a M1917 rifle and does look like n M1917 bayonet.

    My daughter bought me the spanking new M1917 bayo and scabbard.....:thup:
  4. At the Colt forums there is a long running topic...

    At the Colt forums there is a long running topic where you can post your military number and get a month and year of manufacture or acceptance for the Colt 1917 revolvers
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    Had somebody I know die of corona....have known...

    Had somebody I know die of corona....have known quite a few that got it and got over it....have a few friends under quarantine from potential exposure to the virus but no symptoms.

    The person who...
  6. I own a old US M1873 rifle that has had the front...

    I own a old US M1873 rifle that has had the front sight neatly knocked off to the right. The gun shoots perfectly regulated. I looked the old rifle over and near as I can determine the sight gut...
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    I stripped all three bolts one at a time and...

    I stripped all three bolts one at a time and inspected the parts....no obvious issues with the problem bolt except some wear on the extractor tail detent. The problem bolt is also the easiest to take...
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    Steyr M95 bolt questions

    I've have a trio of M95 straight-pull carbines...two Steyrs and a Budapest. All refurbs in 8x56R chambering.

    Anyhow...the Budapest and one of the Steyr carbines work slick...the one peculiar Steyr...
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    My 205XXX Eddystone is similar...cleaner machined...

    My 205XXX Eddystone is similar...cleaner machined maybe and the 'crack' is a machined 'step' I believe where the flat part transitions into the curve
  10. Thread: Accuracy

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    Does it have the tension spring and plunger under...

    Does it have the tension spring and plunger under the nose-cap?

    The barrel band spring tension deal on mine was odd....shot so-so with no spring(as received)...I made a new spring and shot it...
  11. Thread: Accuracy

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    Not sure about Lithgow No.I rifles however when I...

    Not sure about Lithgow No.I rifles however when I got my SSA No.I it's accuracy wasn't quite what I thought it should be....close but rather random groups. My jungle carbine was better and so was my...
  12. Thread: Barrels

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    I bet Criterion would do a run if somebody...

    I bet Criterion would do a run if somebody ordered enough barrels to tool up
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    It's not a reproduction like the Numerich No.5...

    It's not a reproduction like the Numerich No.5 butt-pad. The Numerich pad I got a few months ago is hollow internally with reinforcing ribs inside for cushion....like a recoil pad on a shotgun sort...
  14. I looked at the stock markings on my No.5...

    I looked at the stock markings on my No.5 Mk.I....maybe a bit more legible on the left side of my stock but not all that legible....could be 'A 41' painted in what looks to me like a white grease...
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    I actually went to a few gun stores...

    I actually went to a few gun stores recently(central Oklahoma)....common ammo like .223 and 9mm is thin or none. Seems to be a fair selection of handguns available. Nothing much to buy as far as AR...
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    Jungle carbine butt-pad problems!....I bought...

    Jungle carbine butt-pad problems!....I bought some No.5 stock parts for a friend who needed the butt pad surround part(his was rotted and the sling loop was about to fall off)....anyhow...it took an...
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    I've never shot conical slugs from my Uberti...

    I've never shot conical slugs from my Uberti Dragoon....I can tell you that it needs .457" balls as .451/.454" balls are too small.

    Seems I recall some company came out with a modern style...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=271-1942-44...

    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=271-1942-44-Ballester-Molina-(HAFDASA)
    This is about as much info as I have seen regarding British issue BM pistols
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    Yeh...that's the chart I used to ID makers and...

    Yeh...that's the chart I used to ID makers and carbine manufacturers the magazines were assigned to.

    No Irwin Pederson mags at all....I did identify one National Postal Meter mag but it's marked...
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    Sorting magazines?

    Some years back(1990's) I jumped on a deal for '20 GI 15 shot mags for $20'...the distributer promised scratches, dents and rusted mags plus some in excellent condition. That is what I got with the...
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    I did some repairs on a friends faux 'jungle...

    I did some repairs on a friends faux 'jungle carbine' which is an RFI 2A .7.62/.308 that somebody converted to carbine style complete with repro flash hider.

    I will say the reproduction flash...
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    I had some issues with an Inland carbine getting...

    I had some issues with an Inland carbine getting dirty and failing to fully chamber a round....cleaning and lube would fix it for a bit. Eventually I decided the recoil spring was weak and installed...
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    I have no idea myself. No...no other slash marks...

    I have no idea myself. No...no other slash marks on anything else just the barrel. The markings appear to be neat chisel strikes and could pass for a Roman numeral except for the /

    I read the...
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    No.4 Mk.I barrel markings?

    I had the front wood off my RFI No.4 and while there looked at all the cool proofs and markings on the barrel and action.

    The old rifle is probably a Maltby made No.4 Mk.I refurbed and remarked in...
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    Yesterday I had customer call me....ask me some...

    Yesterday I had customer call me....ask me some technical questions...and then asked if I had been sick?....I'm like "huh? no feel fine"....then he says he had the stomach-bug/squirts and gave it to...
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