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  1. That's right...part of the course.

    That's right...part of the course.
  2. Both sides were looking for anything moving above...

    Both sides were looking for anything moving above ground so...yes.
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    Not so unusual for dummy ammo to be a bit out of...

    Not so unusual for dummy ammo to be a bit out of spec. If live are a problem then I'd worry. I just made new dummy ammo when mine got a bit mushed.
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    Yes...

    Yes...
  5. Caption reads... "A Washington National...

    Caption reads... "A Washington National Guardsmen stands by his Coast Artillery position near Hawthorne, CA (circa 1942)."

    We've looked this one over before here... Someone here will know...
  6. Another fine example...nice.

    Another fine example...nice.
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    Well, the outside screw is a screw...and it's...

    Well, the outside screw is a screw...and it's wrong. The outside is holding things tight I guess.
  8. Nice...first one I've seen in "Person"...

    Nice...first one I've seen in "Person"...
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    No, correct screws are even available to the...

    No, correct screws are even available to the layman...
  10. Yes...we never did that either. You are...

    Yes...we never did that either. You are responsible for your own rifle. When I went through basic, I never developed the knack to spit shine shoes. I could however clean a rifle spotless from...
  11. It's been done but that's swaging...and one...

    It's been done but that's swaging...and one claimed they only kept their size for a while then slowly changed back a couple thou. There was a thread here about swaging them to change the back end...
  12. The guys on sentry...

    The guys on sentry...
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    You're quite right, just a round head slot...have...

    You're quite right, just a round head slot...have you taken it out to see what thread is present? Here it is in blowup...
  14. Yep......

    Yep... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42nd_Infantry_Division_(United_States)
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    Nice, very nice...

    Nice, very nice...
  16. There was a story that in order to fill the...

    There was a story that in order to fill the contract they used some of the special figure wood for extra fancy orders...what a drill NCO rifle that would make.
  17. Again so rare...hard to imagine.

    Again so rare...hard to imagine.
  18. Very rare for all four to make it all the way...

    Very rare for all four to make it all the way through like that. Yes, the stock on that '14 is far from average...love to get a bit of clean and oil and see how it looks.
  19. All extras, very expensive rifle at the time.

    All extras, very expensive rifle at the time.
  20. Yes, I would expect. It's the Raider Stiletto...

    Yes, I would expect. It's the Raider Stiletto that is strange. You almost never see them.
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    Lots more info on his antics there. Seems many...

    Lots more info on his antics there. Seems many are aware of him. Apparently no bids on his stuff.
  22. Sure, that would work.

    Sure, that would work.
  23. So...they were undersize then? The hollow base...

    So...they were undersize then? The hollow base was meant to make them "Bump up" when firing to obturate.
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    Turned out just fine. The color stayed too...

    Turned out just fine. The color stayed too...
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    Well good luck with that part, show us when...

    Well good luck with that part, show us when you're ready. You don't see many fencing muskets of any kind.
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