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    My kitchen is finally getting renovated after a...

    My kitchen is finally getting renovated after a dishwasher hose disintegrated back in April and flooded the kitchen and basement ceiling. Don't tell my wife that while she is downstairs I'm using...
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    yes. a bit worse I thought - someone put a rod in...

    yes. a bit worse I thought - someone put a rod in the muzzle and beat on it trying to get a stuck action open.
    Here is a quick summary what the damage was when I found it to save some reading.
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    I tried that, but there are not enough complete...

    I tried that, but there are not enough complete threads before the surface of the barrel to get the tap going, and I was worried I'd screw up the thread in the softer cast metal of the bayonet...
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    well it's looking good. After fitting the first...

    well it's looking good. After fitting the first screw on the bayonet adapter, I realized I needed some sacrificial ones - they are #10 x32. Fitting them snug against the harder barrel steel wears the...
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    I suppose I'll continue then. My lower bound of...

    I suppose I'll continue then. My lower bound of barrel wall thickness at that front screw will be ~0.033 then. Likely a bit more. the repro bayonet adapter isn't as snug up front as it is in the rear.
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    Happy Thanksgiving! I finally got some shop time...

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    I finally got some shop time on this. I used the existing front bead to align my bayonet adapter, and file in the rear most notch to lock in the alignment.
    I then marked and...
  7. Thread: New A4 Day

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    Original barrels should have a punch mark on the...

    Original barrels should have a punch mark on the underside of the barrel, about an inch from the muzzle, like in the photo below....
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    Just a summary of what we've seen, and heard that...

    Just a summary of what we've seen, and heard that makes sense with as little speculation as possible...The multiple angles of footage show an inside pattern of fighters (smaller radius flight path),...
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    On to the range! I think I'll make the kids lug...

    On to the range! I think I'll make the kids lug the matching typewriter to the firing line to take range notes. Need some pictures of the rifle with the typewriter too....
  10. Thread: New A4 Day

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    nice rifle. welcome to the forum, neighbor! Can...

    nice rifle. welcome to the forum, neighbor! Can you post a pic of the underside of bolt handle recess in the stock? as well as the underside of the barrel beyond the forend?
    You can remount your...
  11. Now that's just it isn't it. Keeping the...

    Now that's just it isn't it. Keeping the contractors in business and competitive is a large part of the equation. This switch, like many, is driven largely because some defense contractor convinced...
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    NTSB updates this week. ...

    NTSB updates this week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNnjqaJlHfY
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    I'll take some more pics of the one I did. It was...

    I'll take some more pics of the one I did. It was a very rewarding experience, and I'll pat myself on the back for the expert level skills at slow rust bluing I developed doing this.
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    Matt, I did my krag the other year starting at...

    Matt, I did my krag the other year starting at almost the same place, just old rusted receiver (sans the plating that yours has). It cleaned up real nice. I posted here start to finish on my work,...
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    he has a nice little cabin in the woods there.

    he has a nice little cabin in the woods there.
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    few coats in now. I put it on in the evening,...

    few coats in now. I put it on in the evening, letting it sit overnight before wiping off the excess first thing in the morning. I'll do this all week, then once a week for a month. Matching the hand...
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    Thanks Jim. My favorite is the "Slag in the...

    Thanks Jim.
    My favorite is the "Slag in the bore" one.
    I recall Hatcher's notebook warns of greasing ammunition.
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    update

    finished shaping the outside. There was about 1/8 inch excess around parts of the butt plate, and the left side behind the band was quite fat, curving inward and then the handgaurd had an overhang...
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    "Effective" I think covers many different things....

    "Effective" I think covers many different things. The unertl was obviously an effective scope from a shooters perspective. Heck, I've used several, original and repro, and they are very effective....
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    Yesterday a flyer from Brownells said they had...

    Yesterday a flyer from Brownells said they had Hodgdon Varget. Sure enough...Hodgdon website even has 8lb kegs. I believe Varget comes from ADI over there. It hasn't been seen here since mid-2019. I...
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    Now this makes perfect sense. I never believed...

    Now this makes perfect sense. I never believed staining was abandoned altogether. Why then would so many contractor-made USGI field replacements have been stained? I've seen many of those.
    I read...
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    Plain old calcium carbonate (chalk). Make a...

    Plain old calcium carbonate (chalk). Make a paste/strong slurry using a solvent that dissolves whatever is in the wood and will readily evaporate. Acetone for linseed oil over a stain - but this...
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    I pulled my extra stock out of the box. This one...

    I pulled my extra stock out of the box. This one is unmarked - last 2 I did were marked with the "K" and bomb on the nose, and were stained too. I wrongfully assumed this one would be the same. This...
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    The last bit of copper was quite stubborn. Bore...

    The last bit of copper was quite stubborn. Bore looks very nice - couple of spots of etching from just laying around forever. You can see this at the muzzle.
    Headspace check out nice and tight. The...
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    It's not terribly difficult to prove that given...

    It's not terribly difficult to prove that given any target there are exactly two trajectories from the shooter that intersect the target (first few pages of Cranz's Handbook of ballistics vol. 1)....
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