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    Steve, I am going to talk to the man that has...

    Steve, I am going to talk to the man that has the SA 1.27 from Klein's warehouse, he has never fired it. If he is interested will let you know. Robert
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    Some time around the fall of 1961 or 1962, I knew...

    Some time around the fall of 1961 or 1962, I knew a man who worked part-time at Klein's Sporting Goods warehouse in Chicago while attending college.
    There was a big advertised sale of hi number 1903...
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    Correct me if I am wrong - but I thought H&R made...

    Correct me if I am wrong - but I thought H&R made M1 rifle barrels before their rifle production
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    they look like US Airforce post war

    they look like US Airforce post war
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    I heard there are thousands of Afghanistan...

    I heard there are thousands of Afghanistan refugees at Fort (name change) McCoy Wisc now
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    BMG 1919 series

    The metal butt stock comes right off. Sometimes the metal butt stock was used with the tripod and without the traversing and elevating mechanism. The bipod head and legs can removed from the A6...
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    Camp McCoy

    Long time ago, I was at Camp McCoy, found an old photo from the time. I was an armorer and all the M1919A6's were collected and set up at 200 yards to train new gunners. 121649
  8. Thread: Type C Stock

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    The pre WW2 C stock also had a drawing number...

    The pre WW2 C stock also had a drawing number behind the pistol grip
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    Your 1903 barrel markings

    Dose your barrel have this stamp S in circle ?

    I heard not much chance of a USMC rebuild after 1942121632
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    I recall reading that Sgt York turn-in his Colt...

    I recall reading that Sgt York turn-in his Colt Model 1911 pistol serial number 244408 in France. Later around 1922 or so, the
    State of Tennessee contacted US Ordnance in an attempt to recover Sgt...
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    I have a friend in FLA who owns one of the FN...

    I have a friend in FLA who owns one of the FN Argentine Navy conversions of the FN49 to 7,62mm NATO with both the 20rd and
    later 10rd detachable magazine
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    Soviet PSM pistol listed for sale

    Just noticed a Soviet PSM pistol being listed for sale for over $8600 US on another forum. It
    has a holster and 36 rounds of 5,45x18 included in the price.

    These have not be imported into the...
  13. Thread: The artful dodger!

    by RCS
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    Black Siamese looking for squirrels

    Old photo of my black siamese cat looking for squirrels with a small calibre Gatling Gun121560
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    For many years people believed that firing rifle...

    For many years people believed that firing rifle grenades in the M1 rifle would cause the receiver to crack and bend the operating rod.

    Also remember firing parachute flares from a M1 rifle on a...
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    M1 rifle grenades

    The M7 grenade launcher has a stud on the bottom which fits into the special gas cylinder lock screw. This will bleed the gas from the bullet out and the bolt will not open when fired.

    The M7...
  16. Thread: G. J. Novak

    by RCS
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    Thanks Mark for all your time in this search,...

    Thanks Mark for all your time in this search, odds are we may never find the G. J. Novak. I spent some time before looking
    but never found much information. Robert
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    Rick Borecky on his back to Ohio 2014

    Here are some photos of Rick on his way back to Ohio after picking-up a load of Wisconsin Barnwood. 121441121440121439121438
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    The stock is only burned on the outside, nothing...

    The stock is only burned on the outside, nothing burned under the butt plate. The stock has the large over small hole
    butt still with the small bottom screw hole. there is no drawing number which...
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    Here is a better photo of carving

    Here is a better photo of the carving, I do not have a photo but Novak also carved (not deep) his name on the right side of the stock too.

    Here is my opinion: This stock was on a gas trap rifle...
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    Mark, thank you for your help in checking the G...

    Mark, thank you for your help in checking the G J KOVAK stock carving. I would think this carving was done in a combat area
    outside of the USA. Both the first and second on your posting look like...
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    Question for Mark in Rochester

    Mark,

    I found a early gas trap stock in the Wisconsin Barnwood years ago, this stock went through rebuild and has the early (1942) large RA-P stamp before re-issued

    The stock is carved G J...
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    Early 1944 color

    Back in the mid 1990's my friend found a M1 rifle at estate sale in a remote Wisconsin area. He called me and asked if I was interested, I told him to buy it for me. The only other guns were a 22...
  23. Thread: Early receivers

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    Correct, I made an error and confused two early...

    Correct, I made an error and confused two early receivers: 49155 revision 1 has the manufactured low guide ribs and without any repairs
  24. Thread: Early Garand?

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    About the only place in 1944, that you would...

    About the only place in 1944, that you would still find a gas trap M1 rifle still fighting, would be from Philippine underground fighters
  25. I have a few different 38 special cartridges in...

    I have a few different 38 special cartridges in my collection and noticed something different. The different 38 special is a
    REM-UMC 38-44 SPL headstamp cartridge (introduced around 1931-32)...
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