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    measuring upward pressure...With the action in...

    measuring upward pressure...With the action in the stock, with snugged hand screws, I flip it upside down and clamp it in my padded vise a the midway point in the barrel channel. With my hand on the...
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    Getting the right gap at this point is...

    Getting the right gap at this point is mechanically easy...everything is even right? While mechanically simple, it is conceptually a challenge. We have 3 bearing surfaces to consider, and our end...
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    we are concentrating on the receiver flat, and...

    we are concentrating on the receiver flat, and tang. Working towards uniform contact under the flat, and under the tang and on the sides of the tang. If there are visible scratches from the chisel...
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    Well, John Beard, you are popular enough that any...

    Well, John Beard, you are popular enough that any mention of the word beard, as in keep the coffee from dripping off your beard onto the stock, inserts a hyperlink for every beard!

    Blacken all...
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    today is the day for the inletting! 116651 Some...

    today is the day for the inletting!
    116651
    Some notes on tools. My palm chisels are from Harbor Freight. meh...they get the job done, but leave plenty of room for improvement. Big square chisels...
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    Here we go. There will be only 3 places of...

    Here we go.
    There will be only 3 places of contact between the wood and the barreled action...1) the last couple inches of wood at the muzzle end in the barrel channel must create uniform upward...
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    I sent the Sarco barrel back for an exchange. If...

    I sent the Sarco barrel back for an exchange. If their replacement looks good, I'll keep it maybe for this rifle, maybe for another, if not I'll ask for a refund. I found a NOS 2 groove, Remington...
  8. Thread: Wow!

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    Mixed masters, service grade, are still $750 at...

    Mixed masters, service grade, are still $750 at CMP. I may order another pair.
    I just saw a pair of Garands at Cabela's. I looked them over just enough to noticed refinished shiny/varnished stocks,...
  9. Way to go milsurps! Another reason why this is...

    Way to go milsurps! Another reason why this is the best corner of the internet.
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    Minelli stock review and fitting

    Hello. I'm working on building a 1903a4 clone from a nice sporter rifle I bought cheap that a previous owner decided to play a game of baseball against a tree with. I got luck in that this rifle was...
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    agreed. it is hideous. While I sort out the...

    agreed. it is hideous.
    While I sort out the barrel, I'll move on to fitting the stock. This will be my third Minelli stock, and 5th new 1903 stock I've fitted. I've seen several threads here asking...
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    I'm taking my time deciding on the barrel, and I...

    I'm taking my time deciding on the barrel, and I have a new one on the way, still in it's USGI packaging - I don't know if it's 2 or 4 groove. I also asked Sarco for an exchange - the more I though...
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    Maybe I read it in Spencer Wolf's book, or on...

    Maybe I read it in Spencer Wolf's book, or on trapdoorcollector.com.
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    I hear ya. I find them to be a good initial point...

    I hear ya. I find them to be a good initial point in the right direction but certainly not definitive. To his credit, they are comprehensive enough to not require flipping through a whole library to...
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    do you mean the patented ramrod stop, or the...

    do you mean the patented ramrod stop, or the subsequent one? Poyer reports that in 1877(? I think.) they began using a a new ramrod stop with some slight modification so that the 1870 patent no...
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    Lyman 45-70 dies came in today. I found them at...

    Lyman 45-70 dies came in today. I found them at their pre-covid panic price at Buffalo arms in Idaho - their shipping was a bit outrageous considering what I got would fit in a a small flat rate box....
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    Barrel came in today. It was not packed in...

    Barrel came in today. It was not packed in grease. there was some surface rust in the bore - full of dust not grease, but the rifling at the crown and was good and sharp, as was the chamber. The...
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    too bad. I would have bid on it had you put it up...

    too bad. I would have bid on it had you put it up for sale.
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    Thanks for lookin' out, but I'm working on an A3....

    Thanks for lookin' out, but I'm working on an A3. The starting bid of that one is the same as I paid for Sarco for one NOS. Should come tomorrow. I'll swab the cosmoline out of the bore and take some...
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    you may be right. the guy in the back looks like...

    you may be right. the guy in the back looks like he is about to point and yell furiously.
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    I disagree as well...you over estimate. You got a...

    I disagree as well...you over estimate. You got a good deal on that stock for what it is, and what the current availability is. Assemble your rifle, and enjoy the heck out of it whilst keeping an eye...
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    New original extractor came in today. Pricey, but...

    New original extractor came in today. Pricey, but the one on the rifle looks like it was salvaged off the bottom of the ocean. It works fine when heavily greased, feels very gritty if just oiled from...
  23. this looked so fun, I started googling for...

    this looked so fun, I started googling for high-speed cameras.
    https://www.aimed-research.com/Options.php
    Looks like $1-4k to get the 1200fps in the video with consumer-grade, but most of the...
  24. Thread: Reading List?

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    I just put down "Alone at Dawn", about John...

    I just put down "Alone at Dawn", about John Chapman's Medal of Honor action in Afganistan in 2002. There is a predator drone video of the entire battle in another post, that prompted getting the book...
  25. The quick reaction team had not yet verified the...

    The quick reaction team had not yet verified the location of Chapman's original team that had slid down the mountain. One of the most plausible hypotheses as to how he was left behind is that, once...
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