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  1. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I built a boil tube out of 4in cellular core pvc...

    I built a boil tube out of 4in cellular core pvc with a 1500 watt heating element in the bottom. Going to blue the barrel this week.
    The receiver has been in the sweat pot at 100F, 85% humidity all...
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    2 day turnaround on an FOIA request? Impressive.

    2 day turnaround on an FOIA request? Impressive.
  3. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    lots of good info here......

    lots of good info here...
    https://www.forgottenweapons.com/wp-content/uploads/manuals/Krag%20manual.pdf
    ...like the correct height to file down my front sight blade for use with my m1901 sight.
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    I have had very good results with the hornady...

    I have had very good results with the hornady 80gr eld match bullets in my colt 20" barrel. Of course they are too long for the magazine and must be chambered individually by hand.
  5. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Jim, don't let my learning curve dissuade you....

    Jim, don't let my learning curve dissuade you. It's not too bad. It's both a science and an art just like marksmanship...at least that's why I like these kind of things. I emailed Turnbull for a...
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    2 iterations on my receiver tonight fully rusted...

    2 iterations on my receiver tonight fully rusted in 20 minutes in the "sweat pot". The third didn't rust at all after 2 hours, and is boiling now so I think I'm done.
    The outer surfaces of the...
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    I'm thinking about the setup for bluing the...

    I'm thinking about the setup for bluing the barrel. I could repurpose one of my 140000 BTU/hr propane burners and pot from my brewery to make a stable platform for a PVC steam tube, use a scrap piece...
  8. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Hopefully I won't jinx it. Got the action small...

    Hopefully I won't jinx it. Got the action small parts done last Sat., loading gate, side plate, trigger and sear. Been working on the receiver, 1 or 2 iterations a night. If I can get 2 or 3 in...
  9. Thread: 1899 Krag

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    Yep. It is certainly an 8 to any untrained eye...

    Yep. It is certainly an 8 to any untrained eye (mine included), at least from far away. I would imagine it is possible to the difference in definition close up. The "illusion" half of the 8 is bound...
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    ugly business.

    ugly business.
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    55gr is too light for a 1/7 twist to expect...

    55gr is too light for a 1/7 twist to expect anything more than mediocrity. They will, of course, create a consistent splatter at 100yds that stays on a sheet of letter paper. I use Hornady 68gr BTHP,...
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    flew in a c130 many times. Deafening. When I saw...

    flew in a c130 many times. Deafening. When I saw the title, I thought someone was cancel-culture-complaining about one of the staple cartoons of my...
  13. Thread: POSSIBLE SCAM

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    POSSIBLE SCAM

    Friends - things seem to be easing, so I started looking and found hard-to-find supplies in stock here
    https://firearms-world.com
    Was about to check out with a dozen lbs of IMR4895, then the...
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    Looks like things are easing? Grafs actually has...

    Looks like things are easing? Grafs actually has some rifle and pistol powder in stock...and only Alliant and Vhitavouri, but it's a step in the right direction. Local cabelas has had plenty 223 on...
  15. Thread: 1899 Krag

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    would love to see pictures for an example so...

    would love to see pictures for an example so others know what to look for.
  16. Thread: My second krag

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    Sad. Another new post in this forum reported a...

    Sad. Another new post in this forum reported a serial number well outside the range of known Krag manufacturing.
    EDIT: His leading "8" was confirmed to be a "3" so I misspoke
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    my dog got my MAS 36 for me as a gift last...

    my dog got my MAS 36 for me as a gift last Christmas. She saved her treats for months. I have to check my records, but I think it was ~$650. I've seen a couple Lebels in shops now and again, but...
  18. Thread: 1899 Krag

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    pictures? is the first digit of your serial...

    pictures? is the first digit of your serial obscured?
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    "Rifle for sale. Description: Never fired...only...

    "Rifle for sale. Description: Never fired...only dropped once."

    Well, If badger makes a forum. It's been on my list to tighten up the stock on my otherwise perfect MAS 36. I'll contribute the...
  20. I need to buy more rifles to fill it out! Let's...

    I need to buy more rifles to fill it out! Let's see. it holds 20, I have 3 and if I plan to order 2 more garands per year from CMP, I'll give you a holler in 6 years or so.
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    I suppose mine is too Singer:) When I started my...

    I suppose mine is too Singer:) When I started my interest in milsurps, my goal was obtain or build service rifle shooters from all the WW2 allies. I waited long and hard for the right French MAS 36....
  22. Everybody's babies are always the cutest...

    Everybody's babies are always the cutest ever...but..."put a cigar in their mouth and they all look like Winston Churchill"
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    I was a corporal with the 24 Marine Expeditionary...

    I was a corporal with the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit. We did mix of the usual marine things.
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    Very intriguing, but not unique. Chaplain Charles...

    Very intriguing, but not unique. Chaplain Charles Liteky in Vietnam, Medic Desmond Doss (they made a movie about him recently). Very amazing stories.
    Thanks for the link on the Doc. I had never...
  25. certainly glue on end-grain does not have any...

    certainly glue on end-grain does not have any holding power, in this application or any other. I see your point of leaving room for the epoxy between pieces to increase its holding power. My thought...
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