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    One a visit to the Pattern Room, Herb Woodend...

    One a visit to the Pattern Room, Herb Woodend showed me a beautiful No.1 Mk1 that was absolutely perfect. He was totally happy with it as they had bought it at auction using their limited ...
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    Absolutely wonderful!

    Absolutely wonderful!
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    I have run into several "Advanced Collectors" who...

    I have run into several "Advanced Collectors" who informed me that they only collect original condition guns with no import markings etc. It must be as it left the factory.

    I asked then if they...
  4. Thread: Stock stain

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    Brian, Joe LeCouffe told me he had read (of...

    Brian, Joe LeCouffe told me he had read (of course could not remember the source) that during WWII, beet juice was added to the hot linseed oil baths. For what it is worth. best, p.
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    Importers resist telling where their stock comes...

    Importers resist telling where their stock comes from. None of your questions have solid answers. Some buyers angst over import markings and some don't. I think they add to the history of the...
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    Just before or early concurrent, Present Arms was...

    Just before or early concurrent, Present Arms was a slick paper magazine published by a fellow in Ohio. His confederates were Jake Cuzzen (russian collector moved to Arizona) and a fellow from...
  7. PIAT closed cell foam butt pad filler dimension request

    Can someone provide a tracing of the outline of the rubber like pad that fits around the PI
    AT butt stamping. A side view with the recess dimension and total pad thickness would be wonder. I...
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    The transverse hole through the front sight base...

    The transverse hole through the front sight base indicates that it had a front sight protective ear at one time. These were often seen on early version .22 rf conversions. This type of rifle is...
  9. My copy is missing but it is somewhere in the...

    My copy is missing but it is somewhere in the house. It is a good book but the details on cup launchers is sparse. If I remember correctly, a few pages of pictures and a description. There is no...
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    Senior collectors in the 1970's told me to buy...

    Senior collectors in the 1970's told me to buy two reference books for every gun I bought. I have traveled with Ian in England and he has stayed with me a few times. His memory/recall is amazing.
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    For some strange reason, I don't have pictures of...

    For some strange reason, I don't have pictures of my magazine and leather carrier. For what it is worth, the leather carrier only holds one magazine.
  12. Military Ross rifles have serial numbers stamped...

    Military Ross rifles have serial numbers stamped in the buttstock wood and not in the metal. One exception would be the Chilean DA marked M10 Rosses.
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    105971105972105973105974 These pictures are of...

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    These pictures are of my New Zealand training rifle.
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    I have one of the Model 720s that went to the...

    I have one of the Model 720s that went to the Michigan State Police. If anyone is interested.
  15. cartridge Patterson Colt Replica

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    Pietta replica with BP proof markings. Barrel says .36 caliber. No markings, proofs to indicate it chambers .38 S&W cartridges. I don't know if its factory or someone else...
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    Possibly the reason we don't see these is that...

    Possibly the reason we don't see these is that they failed in testing for the reasons discussed. The barrel of this launcher is hand engraved "No. - 10." I bought it a Knob Creek at the IMA table. ...
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    The GL has a 28mm diameter spigot and is marked...

    The GL has a 28mm diameter spigot and is marked "Steyr / 1886 / 8mm." The only rifle/carbine system it fits is the Steyr manufactured rifle/short rifle / carbine for Portugal. The system was...
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    I don't recognize RA markings. My Inglis...

    I don't recognize RA markings. My Inglis magazines have JI markings. ???????
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    photos of grenade launcher on rifle

    A spigot launcher has the rifle grenade fitting over the end of the barrel or attachment versus a cup launcher where the grenade sits inside the cup prior to firing.

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    The transit chest is for a No.7 Canadian .22...

    The transit chest is for a No.7 Canadian .22 rifle. The rifle is not a No.7 as it would be based on a No.4 action. The rifle is a Canadian No.2 MkIV* with Cooey receiver sight.
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    Kropatschek grenade launcher

    Does anyone have a picture of the rifle grenade used by Portugal with the 1886 8mm Kropatschek rifle? I have the spigot launcher but have no idea what the projectile looks like.
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    Thank you. I kind of figured out what it means...

    Thank you. I kind of figured out what it means but the language was beyond me.
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    Fruhwirth with stock plaque

    Can someone translate/identify language engraved into this plate?

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    Brian, the Santa Fes had new made L flip sights. ...

    Brian, the Santa Fes had new made L flip sights. Springfield Sporters ended up with a bunch of them. They were painted black and made of aluminum.
  25. Further research has the Army List for 1825 still...

    Further research has the Army List for 1825 still listing him as a captain. He was not retiring or transferring.
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