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  1. One of the best parts of this hobby is picking up...

    One of the best parts of this hobby is picking up a piece that needs to saved and preserved. The research is the "hunt" for how to correctly preserve this piece of history. As an example, a friend...
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    The wife and I have created a living trust...

    The wife and I have created a living trust leaving everything to the kids. One thing that we did was include a detailed list of the firearms including their serial numbers. Since we live in...
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    Happy Early Christmas present to you! That gun...

    Happy Early Christmas present to you! That gun may be ugly, but that and it's history are what make it special. Enjoy!
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    I was researching prices and availability for...

    I was researching prices and availability for both the No. 1 and the No. 4 a few months ago and not were none of the forestocks available, and if they were, the prices were way up there. That's why I...
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    Also done. Only been here a short time, but I...

    Also done. Only been here a short time, but I have saved more money in gunsmith fees using everyone's knowledge and already avoided a few costly purchase mistakes with what I have learned here (ok, I...
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    You have some other nice pieces in that one photo...

    You have some other nice pieces in that one photo also!
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    How about the American Eagle 30.06 "Springfield"...

    How about the American Eagle 30.06 "Springfield" ammo (red box)? Is that why they label it as "Springfield"? I use their M1 Garand special ammo in my M1 and it works perfectly, but I was wondering...
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    Just ordered 2. The wood alone is worth more than...

    Just ordered 2. The wood alone is worth more than that.
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    Went and shot it today and it worked perfectly....

    Went and shot it today and it worked perfectly. It was pretty cool shooting it with my KAR98k since the Type 99 was made somewhere around June of 1941 and the KAR98k was manufactured in January of...
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    Larry is a lucky guy!

    Larry is a lucky guy!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Per the serial #, it was built before October of...

    Per the serial #, it was built before October of 1945. I noticed it has the "post war" trigger guard/group. Can anyone advise when they got rid of the winter trigger hole? Despite its condition,...
  13. Thanks!!! That will save me a on of $$.

    Thanks!!! That will save me a on of $$.
  14. Maybe another question would be "is heating the...

    Maybe another question would be "is heating the RLO necessary?" I know that BLO is heat activated but I'm not sure about the need to heat RLO to activate it.
  15. I have only applied it by hand, but I also know...

    I have only applied it by hand, but I also know that linseed oil is very expensive (I pay $8 per 2 ounce bottle). I have read about someone who used a PVC tube to soak his stocks one at a time so he...
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    I picked up a Series 11 Nagoya "last ditch" a...

    I picked up a Series 11 Nagoya "last ditch" a couple months ago for $75 and it is also all matching. It came out of a private collection being liquidated by a broker in LA. He initially told me it...
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    Sticky: Poll: Great idea! The results are really interesting....

    Great idea! The results are really interesting. Thank you for doing this!
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    Just fyi, I had a friend who does woodwork look...

    Just fyi, I had a friend who does woodwork look at the stock and he concurred that it had been sanded and refinished. The proofs on the bottom of the stock are barely visible but definitely sanded...
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    Thanks for the info. That is exactly what I am...

    Thanks for the info. That is exactly what I am going to do. It is still a pretty nice piece and we will have fun shooting it. I think you may be right reference being refinished. It has definitely...
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    I checked the front band bayonet mount and the...

    I checked the front band bayonet mount and the numbers are basically unreadable (see attached). I'm thinking it is a parts gun, but the wood, metal and bore are all in excellent shape so I will add...
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    Thanks, that answers a lot of questions. My...

    Thanks, that answers a lot of questions. My series 10 Nagoya didn't have any proof stamps for obvious reasons. I have had this rifle apart (the screws were no longer staked indicating it had already...
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    Series 30 Toyo Kogyo Proofs?

    I just obtained a Series 30 Toyo Kogyo. It is in pretty good shape but unfortunately, the bolt numbers do not match the receiver. I have noticed a significant number of what appear to be proof marks...
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    The ammo alone is worth $120 to $160 if you can...

    The ammo alone is worth $120 to $160 if you can find it. Sounds like a good deal even if the papers don't match, and if they do, you scored a great deal!
  24. Thread: CMP M1 Garand

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    I purchased a service grade last December. It...

    I purchased a service grade last December. It came in as a drab 1956 SA but with good throat and barrel measurements. Cleaned up extremely well (a little Hoppes on the stock followed by a few hand...
  25. Wow! Extremely nice horde!

    Wow! Extremely nice horde!
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