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    $750 would be a good price for a standard 1903...

    $750 would be a good price for a standard 1903 rifle with original barrel in my neck of the woods. I am no expert, but I think you did real well for a Mark I with original parts.

    BAR, You are of...
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    Oh Geez! Do you realize your rifle still has the...

    Oh Geez! Do you realize your rifle still has the special sear, trigger and cutoff for the Petersen device?

    Normally these items were removed when the rifles were overhauled so it very uncommon to...
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    Well, I was able to get the butt off. There was...

    Well, I was able to get the butt off. There was no retaining bolt that threaded into the volt return spring tube, but there was an oddly cut relief hole that almost looked like a screw head in the...
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    Savage 720 Disassembly Help?

    I know this is not a military surplus gun, however I was hoping that somebody here has some knowledge that they would be able to share as I have been unable to find the answer to my question...
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    Isn't that a Swiss cleaning kit for the STG 57?

    Isn't that a Swiss cleaning kit for the STG 57?
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    Pull the trigger guard and drop the stock off the...

    Pull the trigger guard and drop the stock off the action. Check to see if there is anything blocking the rearward motion of the bolt in the back of the receiver.

    If nothing is visible and still is...
  7. Is it rare? It is significantly less common than...

    Is it rare? It is significantly less common than M95 series rifles, but I can't say to how that translates into value.

    The 1888/90 receiver is a holdover from the 1886 Mannlicher in terms of bolt...
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    CDVS has assorted 14.5mm components: 14.5mm...

    CDVS has assorted 14.5mm components:

    14.5mm Components - Combat Disabled Veterans Surplus | CDVS

    However, I don't know the issues with importing brass or steel cases into Canada from the USA. ...
  9. We went to the North Store this morning, I had...

    We went to the North Store this morning, I had called when they first opened and asked about quantities, but by the time we got there there were no Service Grade rifles left. That said, I elected to...
  10. Ugh, this thread should be asking for advice, not...

    Ugh, this thread should be asking for advice, not advise. Sorry that I confused a verb and a noun.
  11. That shouldn't be a problem, I can call that...

    That shouldn't be a problem, I can call that morning. I have been monitoring the CMP forums, and somebody posted that a load of 30 M1 Service Grade rifles showed up this past Friday, so hopefully...
  12. Planning first trip to CMP: Any Advise?

    I have decided that it is time to add an M1 Garand to my collection. Naturally, the CMP is the place one would go for these things.

    I am planning to go to the North store this coming Thursday, I...
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    Unfortunately, My 1897 is a "E" prefix gun and I...

    Unfortunately, My 1897 is a "E" prefix gun and I have never examined an earlier gun in enough detail to say what exactly is supposed to go in the second hole.

    I would suspect that it would be for...
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    The "C" prefix guns and previous do not have the...

    The "C" prefix guns and previous do not have the same spring loaded ejector as seen on your later model. They simply had a small rod that protruded into the receiver and caught on the rim of the...
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    I'm far from an expert on these, but from what I...

    I'm far from an expert on these, but from what I have read, there are several details that do not track on this carbine.

    Compare to photos found here:
    Detailed photographic comparison of...
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    Sportsman's guide currently has 7.5 Swiss FMJ in...

    Sportsman's guide currently has 7.5 Swiss FMJ in stock for $17 a box.

    PPU, 7.5x55 Swiss, FMJ-BT, 174 Grain, 20 Rounds - 223085, 7.5x55 Swiss Ammo at Sportsman's Guide
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    Patrick, I hope you will excuse me not following...

    Patrick, I hope you will excuse me not following your procedure, as I do not posses a .577 or similar minie ball or round ball and do not know anyone else locally who shoots such. However, I did...
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    There is no discernible stamp on the top of the...

    There is no discernible stamp on the top of the chamber area, what looks like such in the last photo is a series of dings and dents.
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    It does have a piece of metal dovetailed into the...

    It does have a piece of metal dovetailed into the breech block with semicircular protrusions coming off of both sides. So, it does appear to be the "transformed" rifle. Some photos I found show a...
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    Large Bore Rolling Block of Unknown Origin

    I picked up this Rolling Block en-route on a hunting trip over the previous weekend. It's not in the best condition, but I was intrigued as it has a very large bore size as compared to what I was...
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    I had also noticed that PPU was sold out on most...

    I had also noticed that PPU was sold out on most online retailers, fortunately one of my local stores still had several boxes on hand and i was able to stockpile a bit.

    Prvi Partizan has been...
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    I went to the range yesterday, the results are...

    I went to the range yesterday, the results are pretty good, I still need to make some small changes, but this is an improvement over how it was shooting before.

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    I was shooting PPU 150...
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    I'll take it to the range on Monday and see how...

    I'll take it to the range on Monday and see how she works, weather permitting. I'll let you guys know what happens.
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    Perhaps I overstated the issue initially, but...

    Perhaps I overstated the issue initially, but basically it seemed the front end of the forend seemed to cant slightly downward and to the left with the axis of the angle being right about near the...
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    Well, I went ahead and cut the stock, and the end...

    Well, I went ahead and cut the stock, and the end result came out perfectly.

    I made sure to take out as little wood as possible with the cut and then trued up the cut ends to make them as square...
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