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    Your firing pin spring is more than 50 years old....

    Your firing pin spring is more than 50 years old. Replace it with a new 24 LB spring.
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    In 50 years of collecting, I have only see one...

    In 50 years of collecting, I have only see one P14 shootable barrel for sale. Good luck finding one.
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    The sling is a civil war musket sling.

    The sling is a civil war musket sling.
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    7.35 shell holder

    Try an RCBS #9.
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    Please let us know who is making swaged musket...

    Please let us know who is making swaged musket balls. The Enfield and Parker Hale muskets shoot best with 65 grains of ffg. Under loads will not seat the skirt in the barrel. Those under loads...
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    Mauser rifle sculpture

    This is in the Resistance Museum in Oslo Norway. May early '30s M98Ks all welded togeather.
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    They were sold through the DCM many years ago. ...

    They were sold through the DCM many years ago. THey are match quality and the same bullet that is in the M118 match ammo.
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    DO NOT mess with battery lead for bullet casting!...

    DO NOT mess with battery lead for bullet casting! It is dangerous to melt because of the corrosive fumes and it has impurities that will mess up your bullet casting lead formula. Most salvage yards...
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    It is a Model 1868 50-70 trapdoor made in 1870. ...

    It is a Model 1868 50-70 trapdoor made in 1870. It IS NOT a Model 1870! Model 1870 TDs were not serial numbered. For a complete description and valuation, see trapdoorcollector.com.
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    Sporter Johnson

    It is the Winfield Arms version of a Johnson sporting rifle. They sold both sporters and original rifles.
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    WW2 collection

    Nice start. I too started out with the goal of getting a representative piece from every country in WW2. I eventually got them all and then decided to specialize in US military rifles of all...
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    There is no reason not to use the powder if you...

    There is no reason not to use the powder if you are moving it case-to-case.
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    The short one may be a line throwing gun.

    The short one may be a line throwing gun.
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    It certainly looks correct except for the bolt. ...

    It certainly looks correct except for the bolt. It never was a USMC rifle. It has none of the characteristics. My 1909 rifle is serial number 362503 and has a 3-09 barrel. It is still in the...
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    The cases show are a .43 Reformando with brass...

    The cases show are a .43 Reformando with brass coated bullet and standard .43 Spanish. They were produced in the same time frame. The RRB reformando bore size is .446 The standard bore is .439....
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    8MM ammo pictures

    Here is a picture of a full box of MM ammo and the headstamp. It was made at the montreal munitions plant during WW2 for the Brit BESA mg. It has nothing to do with the CIA! It is possible that...
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    M14s issued to us during the Cuban Crisis were...

    M14s issued to us during the Cuban Crisis were all semi auto only. We tried to get the selector switches but none were available. NM M14s had the switch axle welded on the inside so it could not...
  18. In spite of all the rude remarks, it is a simple...

    In spite of all the rude remarks, it is a simple inletting job. Makes an interesting eye-catching stock.
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    The "story" you heard is pretty close. They are...

    The "story" you heard is pretty close. They are Bannerman type aftermarket guns. There are many commercial ads from the turn of the last century where they are advertised for $1.50 as shotguns. ...
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    A4 correct stock

    THe stock shown in a poor bubba attempt at an A4 stock. THe bolt cut on a correct stock is made by an initial cut with an end mill and the center is then dished out with a ball mill. Here is a...
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    Do you mean an NRA carbine or a DCM sales...

    Do you mean an NRA carbine or a DCM sales carbine? A picture of the crown and front sight would sure help.
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    It has obviously been lightly sanded. The circle...

    It has obviously been lightly sanded. The circle P is to indistinct to be "as stamped" . The pictures seem to indicate that the grain of the wood is raised.
  23. Just post the serial number and those of us who...

    Just post the serial number and those of us who have the book will help you.
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    [/COLOR]WOW! That is the first trapdoor pimp gun I have ever seen.
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    I didn't see the sling bar and loop.

    I didn't see the sling bar and loop.
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