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    Sight is on the band. Block for bayonet is on the...

    Sight is on the band. Block for bayonet is on the top of barrel. Nice musket. The upper band springs are available and shouldn’t be too hard to find.
  2. Jim, Greenfield Village/ Henry Ford Museum in...

    Jim,
    Greenfield Village/ Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mi. I belonged to the North- South Skirmish Association when they had the Muzzle Loaders Festival. A local gentleman would bring out one or...
  3. https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/09/5...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/09/545f02f74ab4a86e6db62a82ab97d575-1.jpg
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/09/3cf2d56fb630f9a8e105ba28c443acc8-1.jpg...
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    Help Identify this Number 4 Mk. 2

    And to add to the confusion, the fore-end and band are from an Indian grenade launching rifle. Like this one.
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/08/49384556beb46ebf3d4df01117f550ce-1.jpg...
  5. Thread: Fairbain

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    The stitching on the re-enforcement on the upper...

    The stitching on the re-enforcement on the upper back has rotted and let loose. It happened to mine.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/07/ae7bf4a3aef853c7a2d47afe62c46b62-1.jpg
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    Production date of the Waltham is about 1940 and...

    Production date of the Waltham is about 1940 and is a model 1908 Crescent St. with press in jewels.
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    Well done! Looks great!

    Well done! Looks great!
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    Let’s see the inside, please. The backs should...

    Let’s see the inside, please. The backs should unscrew.
    I doubt the Waltham is an 8 day watch. The are both General Service Temporary Pattern or Time Piece(depending on who you ask). They were used...
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    I think it’s made by Armi Sport.

    I think it’s made by Armi Sport.
  10. https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/11/4...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/11/48c9a7792ddf771730f23cc043546328-1.jpghttps://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/11/93ec2a2358f8ecb41a0165fd787c345d-1.jpghttps://www.milsurps.com/i...
  11. It’s an original

    It’s an original
  12. Thread: GSTP

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    GSTP

    The “lesser” ones are still good watches just varying desirability. The Omegas and Longines seem to be the most desirable.
  13. Thread: GSTP

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    GSTP

    No, Peter I haven’t worked on or even seen a Kurt before. I’ve worked on the main ones of course.
  14. Thread: GSTP

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    Yes, the watch you purchased is a Watch, G.S. ...

    Yes, the watch you purchased is a Watch, G.S. GSTP, from what I’ve found means general service temporary pattern, because were trying to gather as many watches as they could for service. Peter may...
  15. Thread: GSTP

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    To answer Michaels question, the Crystal is made...

    To answer Michaels question, the Crystal is made of celluloid and they yellow over time. When they decompose they cause the hands and other steel parts directly exposed to rust. Have it replaced by...
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    The muzzle is up on the two band pictures.

    The muzzle is up on the two band pictures.
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    Hope these help....

    Hope these help....
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    It’s an original WWI era US Quartermaster Corp...

    It’s an original WWI era US Quartermaster Corp uniform,rather complete as well. Staff sergeant chevrons.
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    Look up the battle of Chateau-Thierry 18 July...

    Look up the battle of Chateau-Thierry 18 July 1918.
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    Need L1A1 inner stock return/ recoil spring

    You must admit he’d probably look fetching in a too too. I think he’s got the legs for it. [emoji2]
    Sorry, back to the L1A1.[emoji2]
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    Don’t judge, Gil. It’s 2019 after all.[emoji2]

    Don’t judge, Gil. It’s 2019 after all.[emoji2]
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    You may not want to google that.

    You may not want to google that.
  23. Thread: Sharps M1863

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    Sharps M1863

    That is exactly how the B.B. was in my Shiloh sharps. I hand stoned the surface until it fit nice and tight, no slop at all and I had to lever it out like yours.
    They are a lot of fun aren’t they,...
  24. Thread: Sharps M1863

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    Sharps M1863

    The Shiloh sharps I had had a tight fitting gas check or plate. Not loose fitting at all. I made the longer cartridges out of nitrated paper with ring tailed bullet. When you loaded it, the plate was...
  25. Thread: Sharps M1863

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    Can we see some pictures of the breach block...

    Can we see some pictures of the breach block etc., Patrick?
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