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    I read about this before, Sgt Boitnott was using...

    I read about this before, Sgt Boitnott was using Private Friday as a decoy and it worked out quite well but they put a stop to it.

    You can not use privates as decoys
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    cartridge values

    I read on another forum that some owners of complete Mauser WW1 anti tank rifles still shoot them, they make the cartridges from solid stock or else modify a cartridge. Also found out there was a...
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    another Fairbairn-Sykes

    I believe mine mine is also the 3rd pattern, thanks CINDERS for the number 1 near the pommel, which mine also has and
    the ENGLAND stamp on the guard

    Over the years the were alot of fakes most...
  4. cartridge conversions

    In the "old days" I don't think the Colt Patterson would have been selected for a cartridge conversion - but it is possible. Looks neat on the reproduction. Note the ejector rod housing is from a...
  5. Thread: Springfield 1903

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    still looking for data on this 1903

    I have been looking for confirmation on this rifle for quite a long time as I feel it it a US Naval rifle. It was purchased from the CMP around 2005 when they were selling105519 VFW and American...
  6. Thread: Springfield 1903

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    Your barrel is not original to your receiver. I...

    Your barrel is not original to your receiver. I have some old data when I was checking US Naval ship stamps and 1903 serial numbers.
    New data has surfaced since my data is about 15 years old.
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    Over the years I have seen a few 38-40 caliber...

    Over the years I have seen a few 38-40 caliber rifles with a 30 inch barrel, longest that I know about is 34 inch Model 1873 in 32-20 caliber.

    I was told that the rear tang sight on my 1873 is...
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    Could be USMC as the serial number is among known...

    Could be USMC as the serial number is among known USMC serials ? Mark 1 stock too. SA GAW would be late WW@ rebuild stamp
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    A Winchester WW2 barrel in nice condition will...

    A Winchester WW2 barrel in nice condition will cost around $400.00, Winchester stocks wil cost more depending on time period
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    Winchester Model 1873

    My father bought this rifle in a pawn shop outside of Fort Sheridan in 1936. it has a 30 inch barrel and is in 38-40 caliber, magazine holds 17 cartridges plus another in the chamber. Some
    years I...
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    Thanks to everyone who responded - but I noticed...

    Thanks to everyone who responded - but I noticed my army boots have only 10 eyelets for the shoestring while the jump boots are taller and
    have 12 eyelets for the shoestring. The army discontinued...
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    Scott. There are photos of a London proofed M1...

    Scott. There are photos of a London proofed M1 on the CMP site, the rear section of the barrel has the London proofs behind the S-A-11-41 barrel date. Close-up photo of bolt
    and receiver do not...
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    Bob is right, that was a Springfield 1903

    Bob is right, that was a Springfield 1903
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    I did find some additional information: This...

    I did find some additional information: This stamp has been found on late WW1 or early post WW1 stocks including a Mark 1 stock
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    London Proof

    Here is a rifle in the 52K serial number range with a London Proof S-A 8-40 dated barrel.

    Also the GCA records have a serial number 7860 rifle that is a direct conversion from gas trap to gas port...
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    US Army boots manufactured in 1962 NOS

    My father died in 1991 and I found these army boots in a closet, they were new never laced-up or used. They were not his foot size and do not know where he got them. i took them and still have...
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    What caliber is the new Mauser ?

    What caliber is the new Mauser ?
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    rebuild stamp identification ?

    I found this among some old papers from around 2005, can anyone identify this rebuild stamp and the time period ?

    thanks RCS105298
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    40mm fired case from M79

    You don't find these around too much. When the M79 launcher was issued a Model 1911A1 was also issued. When you ran out of 40mm rounds you had to use the pistol.105295105296
  20. Wilkinson hooked quillion unit marking

    Here is a photo of the unit marking on my Wilkinson hooked quillion bayonet105294
  21. testing the Redhawk with ported barrel

    Back in 1988, my friend and Editor of Guns Illustrated, Harold Murtz asked me to help test two Ruger Redhawk revolvers in 44 magnum. Harold had found a company called Delta Vector Inc that offered a...
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    Numrich had later charger guides, need to have...

    Numrich had later charger guides, need to have shrink rivets to install the correct way. Evans Screw also use to install charger guides if still available
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    I believe most of these Stevens 416 rifles were...

    I believe most of these Stevens 416 rifles were made in 1943 ?
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    Stevens 416 22RF rifle

    I have a Stevens 416 and mine came with a Lyman 438 scope which fit the scope blocks on my rifle. I am going to mount a Lyman Super Target 12X scope for 50 yard targets.

    I know the Redfield 3200...
  25. Australia on Pattern bayonet grip

    I have a Sanderson 1915 inspected in '25 still appears to be in excellent conition. Paid $50.00 US back in 1999 from a Steve Forrest ad in Shotgun News. Grip is stamped AUSTRALIA .
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