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  1. Be aware that those contraptions can really screw...

    Be aware that those contraptions can really screw up the finish around the front sight. Metal on metal with a sloppy fit.
  2. Thread: M1A1 Carbine

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    About halfway through my shift 66-67, they ran...

    About halfway through my shift 66-67, they ran out of the nice brass 105 stuff and started using the wrapped steel stuff from the Korean war. We would find notes in the cases "Kill a Jap for me" etc....
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    One of the most difficult metal working lessons...

    One of the most difficult metal working lessons is using drill bits. The way it is supposed to be done is a slow turning sharp bit with a dab of oil. You can literally watch a ribbon of material cut...
  4. Thread: M1A1 Carbine

    by DaveHH
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    I think that an awful lot of out of date junk...

    I think that an awful lot of out of date junk stays on the TOE much longer than we imagine. In VN in 1966 there were things like grease gun M3s and Thompsons kicking around and they were not...
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    When I was a young lad, my Grandfather, who was a...

    When I was a young lad, my Grandfather, who was a man of means before the great depression, would dress each day in a suit, vest and tie. He was a tailor by trade before becoming well off, so I think...
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    Happy ending! I think that the SP rebuild stamp...

    Happy ending! I think that the SP rebuild stamp looks cool up there. My NPM has an old beat up Inland I cut stock with an Underwood rebuild mark. It looks cool too.
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    Wayne, you may have something with the NPM Stock...

    Wayne, you may have something with the NPM Stock to Winchester. My 5.6 Winchester and another in BQ's term "Mirror Image" in the data base is what makes the AU recoil plates legit. Underwood sent 500...
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    The I cut Trimble stock is worth more than a...

    The I cut Trimble stock is worth more than a Winchester. The bolt is not round. I'm not well versed on the spring tube vs integral spring values with Winchester, but I personally would prefer a...
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    No oiling the chain regularly while in use can...

    No oiling the chain regularly while in use can dull them up in a hurry.

    Most hated tool for me was when I was a telephone lineman and had to use a digging bar. An anchor hole had to be deep and...
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    Mine has an IBM barrel and it has the P (probably...

    Mine has an IBM barrel and it has the P (probably from IBM) with the NPM punch mark near the P.

    It has always seemed weird to me to screw a new barrel onto a test receiver and then without...
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    That would be considered to be a great shooter. P...

    That would be considered to be a great shooter. P on the barrel is nothing considering NPM used a single punch mark as a proof. Probably nobody would rebarrel to correct and use a Marlin barrel....
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    "Seeing whats out there though does discourage me...

    "Seeing whats out there though does discourage me for my end goal though; having just one original unmolested carbine in addition to my shooters.[/QUOTE]

    A person might lower expectations and...
  13. Thread: Midway carbines

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    Years ago, BQ pointed out that when the Depots...

    Years ago, BQ pointed out that when the Depots changed to type 2 and 3 sights they were supposed to retain the flips for future possible use. Maybe there is a huge supply somewhere?
    I never could...
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    I've seen one Rock-Ola about 5 years ago at the...

    I've seen one Rock-Ola about 5 years ago at the range. Just a nice honest upgraded and refinished carbine with a bayonet lug and type 2 sights. Beautiful and rare little rifle. Congratulations.
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    It is getting to the point that the quest for an...

    It is getting to the point that the quest for an original doesn't mean much. Each one stands on its own. It becomes a fool's errand to make a perfect corrected gun. Too many fake parts, too few...
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    I'm not saying it is legit, but you just never...

    I'm not saying it is legit, but you just never know. I can imagine that when some company is under the gun to produce 1,000 a day and there is a receiver sitting there not being finished, some...
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    Years ago Marty contacted me and wanted some info...

    Years ago Marty contacted me and wanted some info about my 5.6 Win which was thought to be an original gun. He had a Winchester that was very close to mine in number and was curious about some marks...
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    I don't have my club copies in any type of usable...

    I don't have my club copies in any type of usable order. Thanks for the info. It doesn't surprise me in the least to hear about the Winchester and Inland barrels, there were plenty of problems...
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    Consider this: These bolts are not Garand bolts,...

    Consider this: These bolts are not Garand bolts, they may come apart like an M1 rifle but everything is smaller and more tender. Let's say that the OP tries what you suggest and the plunger goes...
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    I checked War Baby and they show that Inland sent...

    I checked War Baby and they show that Inland sent 10 barrels to Rockola, probably to assist in the design of Rock Olas barrels. It also says that Inland made 35K barrels for the free issue program...
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    If I understand it, the Boxer primer has an...

    If I understand it, the Boxer primer has an inside anvil that sticks up and the priming mixture is crushed between the metal cover and that anvil. That FP tip looks like it could just be smashing the...
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    Bingo? I looked up FP protruson in my big Army...

    Bingo?
    I looked up FP protruson in my big Army manual. Min: .048 Max: .065
    It also said to remove and replace all plunger springs and plungers.

    Consider that the FP was one of the most...
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    Is it possible to have too much FP protrusion? ...

    Is it possible to have too much FP protrusion? My fired cases appear to not be as deep a hit and are slightly flattened.
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    If a person is looking for a reloading error, it...

    If a person is looking for a reloading error, it will probably happen with a progressive loader. I have a MEC Grabber which is a shotgun progressive, but that is a 5 pull deal and it is right there...
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    I wouldn't get on the excitement plan. This is...

    I wouldn't get on the excitement plan. This is not unusual stuff not particularly hard to fix and your carbine is going to be fine. When you get your bolt tool, be careful when using it, the pawl can...
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