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    looks like a toy BB gun.

    looks like a toy BB gun.
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    I'd heard of these, but never actually seen one....

    I'd heard of these, but never actually seen one. It was a treat to look it over. It's scary to wonder how long it will sit there, next to a pair of cut back 1917's each tagged at 900. These have sat...
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    A special rifle?

    I was doing my weekly lap around Cabela's this afternoon. Ammo is mostly freely flowing again, they always have 223 and 9mm, and a bunch of other "regulars" - no powder still, but they have a very...
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    it's gonna look grand in the end! can't wait to...

    it's gonna look grand in the end! can't wait to see it.
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    gave me a good chuckle too:) thanks. My dad...

    gave me a good chuckle too:) thanks. My dad dodged the vietnam draft by with a voluntary vacation to MCRD San Diego. I don't hold it against him, but I learned the hard way that Parris Island is the...
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    I could tell if it were paint holding it in my...

    I could tell if it were paint holding it in my hand...closeup pic looks like a stain that wasn't wiped off but allowed to dry. Follow the advice above, starting at the least invasive, to clean up the...
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    It looks to me like dark stain was applied, and...

    It looks to me like dark stain was applied, and allowed to dry without wiping off. A close up pic would give more info on what is actually there.

    I would start with mineral spirits and a scrubby....
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    when trying to bring-back a stock to life, I cut...

    when trying to bring-back a stock to life, I cut my raw linseed oil 50% with mineral spirits. It helps it penetrate deeper. I slather it on in the evening, hang it up for an hour while we have...
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    For anyone out there with a LabRadar...I'll save...

    For anyone out there with a LabRadar...I'll save you similar frustration by saying don't forget to change your settings to pistol velocities instead of rifle, otherwise you will get the dreaded "shot...
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    my cleaned up 1873 Springfield

    Finally got some cases loaded and some time at the range on my way home from work. Fun evening.
    Here is the thread where I sourced, acquired, and cleaned up this treasure....
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    my grandmother was the youngest of 6 kids and had...

    my grandmother was the youngest of 6 kids and had 5 much older brothers. One of her brothers was not able to be drafted for medical reasons. I vaguely recall the story she told me when I was pretty...
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    Yes. "Mittens" were issued for cold weather...

    Yes. "Mittens" were issued for cold weather training. Impossible to stuff 4 fingers in the trigger gaurd.
    Maybe the pin was loose on his and he got tired of it flopping around. It is captured by a...
  13. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the...

    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the stock that was left. I started with a bench plane, and got a bowl full of nice wide chips. I need to make a shim with these under the rear band, as...
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    these before and afters are my absolute...

    these before and afters are my absolute favorites! amazing!
  15. Thread: No more GOEX

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    I've noticed sometimes we all tend to take time...

    I've noticed sometimes we all tend to take time off at the same time:) I guess that's bound to happen in a forum not regularly populated by trolls.
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    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is...

    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is mostly uniform but slightly faded on the comb, very dry, and has that nice surplus USGI smell. All seems very sound. The stock bolts have heavy...
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    My favorite Garand is right now wearing the web...

    My favorite Garand is right now wearing the web sling issued to me on Parris Island and deployed with me, on my M16A2, to Kosovo, then Africa, then Iraq in the early 2002-2003. It's stiff and...
  18. Well, perhaps the days of these being sold by the...

    Well, perhaps the days of these being sold by the crate or out of the crate are drying up. I see 91/30's everywhere, and every one is overpriced for the last ~2 years. The problem is paying what...
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    Well...I thought I might add one more point I...

    Well...I thought I might add one more point I just learned. My 1903a3 barreled action came back today from a parkerizing job. I had all my parts ready to go for assembly tonight, and I fit the stock...
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    barreled action came back today. Great job as...

    barreled action came back today. Great job as usual Chuck!
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    Bubba's bluing job wasn't the greatest, and now all that rightfully doesn't matter. Hopefully I'll have a range report in the next...
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    another chuckndenver miracle!

    Well, Chuck, you did it again! Great job!
    The serial was preserved! It's a bit more defined if you look at it at the right angle, especially once I wiped off the excess oil.
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    What was barely...
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    I have a lonely Remington M1903...came with all...

    I have a lonely Remington M1903...came with all correct parts and a perfect bore. Seller threw it in a CMP/boyds C-stock and did not bother to fit it...(one of the early stocks at least without a...
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    Well, what a bummer. 120424120425 The hideous...

    Well, what a bummer.
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    The hideous top of the wood isn't the worst part, nor is how wide it is on the sides of the action. I don't have the action screws in yet. Contact is at the...
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    Sarco haș straight stocks with finger grooves...

    Sarco haș straight stocks with finger grooves right now for $150. Price is odd if they were minelli since the minelli C stocks are 250ish, and I've only seen them offered on brownells as of late...
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    A tip from a brass miser...I invested in an...

    A tip from a brass miser...I invested in an adjustable gas plug https://www.schustermfg.com/m1-garand-wwii-adjustable-gas-plug/. With it opened up, the rifle does not eject the brass By carefully...
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