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    The lessons are not lost on me, my point was that...

    The lessons are not lost on me, my point was that our efforts are better spent on trying to understand why and how we got into this mess, and whose efforts have been devoted to getting us there, and...
  2. No, because I suspect they did not exist.

    No, because I suspect they did not exist.
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    Anyone who paid attention to what was going on in...

    Anyone who paid attention to what was going on in Russia from 1918 onward, or who bothered to read the emigré books that began to appear after the Great Terror began, could easily see what life was...
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    I find I am less and less interested in reading...

    I find I am less and less interested in reading about what amounts to historical trivia. That "creepy feeling" or however one wants to describe it, is like pain in the body: a warning to pay...
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    Exactly! IIRC it was a 4" drop over 500 yards.

    Exactly! IIRC it was a 4" drop over 500 yards.
  6. Thread: CANADIANS

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    If you read Barry Broadfoot you'll see that quite...

    If you read Barry Broadfoot you'll see that quite a few of those girls didn't wait to be asked, they stated quite frankly that they wouldn't mind living in Canada...and I suspect the fellows that...
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    The future is now friend. China's 'social credit...

    The future is now friend. China's 'social credit system' straight out of Orwell's '1984'

    And the same companies who provide our "services", forged their chains.

    The key is in the lock, the...
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    You'd think the short leg 48 would have sufficed...

    You'd think the short leg 48 would have sufficed for a .280!
  9. Thread: M1 or AR 15

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    An academic debate on this side of the line, but...

    An academic debate on this side of the line, but in a home defence weapon I would put a lot of importance on reducing flash and bang to a minimum: a short can on a short barrel. That way you don't...
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    And I always thought it was more a process of...

    And I always thought it was more a process of peaceful assimilation! Not in Appalachia eh? :D

    As for that old gun, the wood needs to come off and have a bath in linseed oil, "whether it needs it...
  11. Considering how few were built not too surprising...

    Considering how few were built not too surprising I suppose. The National Rifle Association of G.B. might have something in their archives. The first step would be to narrow down in what types of...
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    It is a thankless task attempting to point out to...

    It is a thankless task attempting to point out to many people the divergences and outright contradictions between demonstrable facts and what they prefer to believe on any given matter. Those who...
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    Aha, PBS gets the blame around here too, least...

    Aha, PBS gets the blame around here too, least for Pythonisms, but that day is done. The later stuff just doesn't ring true to me, or if it does, who wants to know?

    Kentucky I thought was...
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    This prompted me to try looking up an old family...

    This prompted me to try looking up an old family sword marked "Martin & Co. St. Paul St. Montreal"

    Be warned that Sword Forum International has been hijacked and you will get a nasty browser...
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    Yes, that is the quote I was thinking of, thanks....

    Yes, that is the quote I was thinking of, thanks.

    Presumably the bodies were sawn open so that the hardened faces could actually be tested?

    And were these new bodies or condemed? If they...
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    Agreed, I have it and went to some lengths to get...

    Agreed, I have it and went to some lengths to get it. His post-war books on gunsmithing are classics too.

    As for those videos, it's a little hard to tell what's going on, but it appears there was...
  17. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: The relatively comfy and casual eastern front?

    The relatively comfy and casual eastern front?
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    Do you think it was changed or just over-struck?...

    Do you think it was changed or just over-struck?

    So the "FTR --" electro-pencilled we take to be BSA and the banged-in "No4 Mk2" Indian or Pakistani ?

    Would be worth checking the fit of the...
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    What exactly do you mean by "peened over" in that...

    What exactly do you mean by "peened over" in that context?



    With respect it is impossible to "hammer through" the hardening unless it flakes off. Wearing through from friction possibly I...
  20. IIRC those back position rifles were built for...

    IIRC those back position rifles were built for individual rather than team competition. A post on The UK's Finest Independent Forum for Shooters and Gun Owners. Est 2010. Index page. might elicit...
  21. For those like me who weren't overly-familiar...

    For those like me who weren't overly-familiar with the type: Browning Auto-5 - Wikipedia Quite a story.
  22. OK, looks like electro-pencilled numbers were...

    OK, looks like electro-pencilled numbers were overstamped for better durability. Same as (?) A1848 in another thread.

    Very few bubbas have number stamps and even fewer have letter stamps.
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    The obvious question is, does the bolt match and...

    The obvious question is, does the bolt match and appear to be original?

    If the bolt handle is literally popping up to the fully unlocked position that would be a remarkable occurrence.

    If...
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    To answer directly: I can't see any reason it...

    To answer directly: I can't see any reason it wouldn't be safe to shoot from what you have told and shown us.

    There may be stamps on the rear face of the action that would tell us conclusively who...
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    Interesting, even to those of us who aren't...

    Interesting, even to those of us who aren't "plane guys" Piper J-3 Cub - Wikipedia

    Congrats on finishing; that's always the hard part of restorations...

    Do you have info on its service history...
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