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    Back in my High School days circa 1974 one of my...

    Back in my High School days circa 1974 one of my slightly older classmates (but still a friend) had a Rossi 12 gauge 3" magnum single shot. He had the barrel shortened to the USA limit. While it...
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    The Ambrose book "Band of Brothers" describes the...

    The Ambrose book "Band of Brothers" describes the Leg Bag as a British invention to carry more stuff and the GI's thought it was a great idea. However, none had ever tested them on a real jump. On...
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    One of the issues with the British fighting the...

    One of the issues with the British fighting the new Americans, was that Malaria was as bad as any fighting force against them. The British Soldiers suffered and were not able to fight as well in...
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    Nice looking rifle with matching receiver and...

    Nice looking rifle with matching receiver and barrel. Obviously not the correct bayonet. I assume a four groove barrel? Should shoot like a house on fire. One of the first 50,000 made, probably when...
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    I got a Marlin 1895 in 450 Marlin/Hornaday in a...

    I got a Marlin 1895 in 450 Marlin/Hornaday in a trade. The cartridge is interesting. It has wide "Magnum" belt and the performance of a "hot" 45-70. The belt keeps you from a loading in a Trapdoor...
  6. Pretty cool! I have tried to make a 300 M loading...

    Pretty cool! I have tried to make a 300 M loading (AKA International 1925-27) but never seem to get the right mix of components.

    Dave
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    The ones for the Remington 30 work just fine. I...

    The ones for the Remington 30 work just fine. I think they are still available at Nurmrich? But as said a ball point pen spring and the broken ejector will work for most shooting.

    Dave C
  8. At a recent local CMP match, a new shooter...

    At a recent local CMP match, a new shooter borrowed a club M1 Carbine. Because of our "laws" rounds bought at the range stay at the range and you need to shoot them all. After the 35 round match...
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    I have two "C" tip slings. The first one bought...

    I have two "C" tip slings. The first one bought 10 years ago, was a repo and sold as a repo. Cost me $10. The second came from an "estate" sale (pickup at the range full of stuff) and is a genuine...
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    Many of the 1930's Mosins ended up in Spain with...

    Many of the 1930's Mosins ended up in Spain with the Communists in their Civil war. Sometimes you find them stamped USSR or URSS by the early importers. The screwed in sling slot covers also mark...
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    There is no problem firing a "full size" rifle...

    There is no problem firing a "full size" rifle round full auto. Just have enough mass to compensate: BAR, BREN, FG42 etc. Full auto has it's merits but even the M16 is not as accurate as when firing...
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    My take and Happy Holidays! The WSL rifles which...

    My take and Happy Holidays! The WSL rifles which the 32 WSL became the 30 Carbine were all Blowback guns. With 40K CUP (more than 357 Mag and 9 mm +P) that meant a heavy rifle. When Mr Williams gave...
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    I used a Weaver T9 rail for a 10/22 and the screw...

    I used a Weaver T9 rail for a 10/22 and the screw holes matched up for a Bubba M1 Garand. The TSR200 sight was a perfect match.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/10/AYLmMZg-1.jpg
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  14. Sorry, that work thing had me going for a few...

    Sorry, that work thing had me going for a few days. The old story of "Jack of all trades, Master at none" is what I was thinking. The fully auto M2 Carbine with the A1 stock is probably as close as...
  15. Somehow we have gone from the generation where...

    Somehow we have gone from the generation where the gun was a tool (think rusty shovels, dull axes, bent rounded screwdrivers) to the I have to always take everything apart and get every bit of gunk...
  16. Thread: JA barrel

    by Wineman
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    I had a OGEK M1903 Double Heat treat 1919 in my...

    I had a OGEK M1903 Double Heat treat 1919 in my hands for a hot minute (gosh was it sweet). Guy decides to keep it when I show some interest. Tried for years to get it. He used to strap it to his ATV...
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    There may be more to the story than two grooves...

    There may be more to the story than two grooves don't like boattails. Two groove barrels were wartime expedients that saved time and were found to have sufficient accuracy for the intended purpose....
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    Soft solder, did not work in this application,...

    Soft solder, did not work in this application, maybe an acid core solder would be better than the electronic rosin core I used? I took a few strands of transformer wire (school electromagnet...
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    I have done heli-coils for engine parts. This...

    I have done heli-coils for engine parts. This screw is so small and of course non standard threads, the HC is probably a no go. I have some rosin core electrical solder and a gun (something like 50...
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    Amazing what you find out when you do a bit of...

    Amazing what you find out when you do a bit of research. The nose cap is not an Ishapore but a standard SMLE style, rounded, curved, fairly thick ears, piling swivel hole, no holes for light in the...
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    You are welcome. Maybe my Giants and your Brewers...

    You are welcome. Maybe my Giants and your Brewers can meet in the playoffs?

    Dave
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    Ishapore 2A1 Nose Cap Screw

    I decided that it was time to strip and clean my Ishapore 2A1. Fairly grimy but no apparent rust issues. When I tried to put in the horizontal (longest) Nose Cap screw back in it just keeps turning....
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    Here is the best information on the site for...

    Here is the best information on the site for Headspace for a M/P 1917 (and Remington Model 30's).

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=34474

    Unless you have stripped the bolt and used...
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    Can you? Probably yes. Should you? You pays your...

    Can you? Probably yes. Should you? You pays your money, you takes your chances. Will it blow up? Smaller bullet, not likely. Cant fire because of the shoulder? Nonsense. 270 case length (OAL) is the...
  25. Thread: 8mm Mauser

    by Wineman
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    Not to mention the loss of accuracy due to...

    Not to mention the loss of accuracy due to flinching by firing the heavy bullet :)

    Dave
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