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    more information on the early elevation knobs

    There is difference between the early Springfield and Winchester elevation knobs (or as collectors call them caps held on the the small screw)

    photos show Springfield on the left side and...
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    rear sight knobs

    Duff's book shows s/n 469909 elevation knob checkered and windage knob knurled with flush nut

    photo shows my Lend Lease rifle117225
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    I knew a collector about twenty years ago that...

    I knew a collector about twenty years ago that owned Johnson serial number R13 (R for rotary magazine as the box
    magazine was also being tested)
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    I know numbers are not suppose to match, serial...

    I know numbers are not suppose to match, serial numbers are A & B prefix, early serials are four digit hand stamped

    nice ones like your should be in the 5K to 6K price range

    USMC front sight...
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    I have a low number SA Model 1903 that was...

    I have a low number SA Model 1903 that was converted to 22 rim fire with a barrel liner silver soldered into the bore and uses the M2 bolt.

    The sear spring has a least one coil removed and works...
  6. I don't think anyone can answer your question...

    I don't think anyone can answer your question about value until it can be determined if your handguard is original or not. Also there have been quality
    repros and handmade repros without the clip...
  7. Rod bayonet M1903 rifle handguard

    Most were dumped, none were modified for the 1903/05 or new 30-06 rifles. The rod bayonet rifle handguard is longer than the standard and without a sight groove as it is very low profile.
    ...
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    Looks like a Soviet PPS43 smg

    Looks like a Soviet PPS43 smg
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    H&K G11

    Here is a photo of me holding the G11 taken at the Gun Digest offices some years ago. There are three 30 rd magazines on this rifle, one on top and one on each side. If for unknown reason, the...
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    this cartridge is not reloadable

    This H&K cartridge is not reloadable, next to a 5,56mm for scale116834116835
  11. US Navy markings on M1903 stocks

    Here is a photo of an early single bolt, high wood Rock Island 1903 stock. The markings on the butt stock are AT over 21 which is the US Navy designator for Ocean Going Tug boat and the 21 is for...
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    These look like ARVN troops ? Bill, Both the...

    These look like ARVN troops ?

    Bill, Both the M1 and M1A1 TSMG had a higher cyclic rate of fire more than that of the M1928A1. Even a
    waiver was issued by the War Dept in Dec 1942 concerning the...
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    He sell reproduction leather slings, most are...

    He sell reproduction leather slings, most are Model 1907 for US rifles. I understand them
    to be quality slings for shooting matches etc
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    I looked up the FIELD TEST BOLT in my TM 9-1270...

    I looked up the FIELD TEST BOLT in my TM 9-1270 ordnance manual on M1903 rifles. "test bolt is used in conjunction with
    headspace gages to determine whether the chamber, bolt, lug seats in the...
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    The "new" McGowan barrels should work out and you...

    The "new" McGowan barrels should work out and you need that barrel profile. There must be larger gun shops with gunsmith services that have
    Remington "take-off" barrels that they would sell
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    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger...

    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger single shot rifle, it was a heavy barrel in 308 Win. i milled the bottom of
    the barrel flat so it would not come in contact with the hanger. Also glass...
  17. Thread: SPOT THE WEAPON

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    anti-tank cartridges 1939

    my photo shows the 7,92x57, Polish 7,92x107 and German 7,92x94.

    It was said that the Polish 7,92x107 would penetrate the early Panzer tanks
    I though III

    Later with captured Polish 7,92x107,...
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    Excellent job, the Mark 1* is very rare in the...

    Excellent job, the Mark 1* is very rare in the USA. years ago I was able to restore some CR pre fix Mark 1*** rifles back when you could
    still find parts, I did find a Mark 1 hand guard in a box at...
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    revolver target shooting

    I have a S&W K-38 (1962 manufacture) with 8 3/8 inch barrel, it is single action and has an excellent trigger pull combined with nice target grips.

    My problem is that it would occasionally fired a...
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    special cartridges for match shooting

    After WW1 there was alot of match shooting and many special match cartridges were developed, here are just a few of them with their unique head stamps. The 30-06 was improved to become the 30M1 then...
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    photos of USMC sights on Model 1903 rifle

    I finally got some better photos of the USMC front sight which is thicker and taller with a different profile and the rear sight #10 on the sight leaf. It has been said that the US Army also used...
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    It would appear to me that most of the Mark 1***...

    It would appear to me that most of the Mark 1*** rifles found in the USA have the
    second or even third serial number with the prefix CR or ER and G. I was able to
    find a nice BSA 1906 with...
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    I could never find out if any High Standard T48...

    I could never find out if any High Standard T48 rifles are still around ? nor could I ever find out which magazine the HS T48 used.

    The current data states there were only 12 High Standand T48...
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    There are about two dozen complete HRA T-48...

    There are about two dozen complete HRA T-48 rifles at the USMC weapons collection at Quantico, VA but not open for public view. There are others around too.

    When I wrote an article for Digest...
  25. Thread: WW2 helmet

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    WW2 helmet

    I would appreciate a few opinions concerning this helmet. I have had it a long time and rather certain the color is original and believe it is later WW2 ? Any thoughts115747115746115745115744
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