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    The Maple Ridge Armoury Renegade is built with a...

    The Maple Ridge Armoury Renegade is built with a .223 Wylde chamber which is design with 62 grain plus bullets. With the long leade of the .223 Wylde chamber 55 grain are at best marginal at 100...
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    It looks like something that I would booby trap...

    It looks like something that I would booby trap for the curious.
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    ssgross-- I was attached as an Army officer to...

    ssgross-- I was attached as an Army officer to the 1st Marine Division commanded Maj. Gen. Mathis for the first six months of OIF1. The last six months I was attached to the 82nd Airborne in...
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    SSgross-- Understood. No problem. I was in Iraq...

    SSgross-- Understood. No problem. I was in Iraq from the initial invasion through mid-2004. I found the Iraqis to be very enterprising indeed. I once found several selling bathtub gin in bottles...
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    Hopefully, the cigars were not copies made from...

    Hopefully, the cigars were not copies made from camel *hit and anything that would burn.
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    Brophy's book does but the pictures are not very...

    Brophy's book does but the pictures are not very clear.
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    I believe there is no difference in the barrels...

    I believe there is no difference in the barrels of the Mark I and standard M1903. As M1903rifle indicates maybe by the dates. I believe standard M1903 production was intermingled with Mark I...
  8. SRS Requests on several Springfield that I purchased

    Hi Folks--

    Yesterday I picked up two M1903 .30-06 rifles and a M2 .22LR Springfield trainer. Brief description below:

    a) M1903 Mark I Springfield .30 caliber SN: 1124249 bbl dated SA 5-19.
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  9. I knew a former Marine who fought on Iwo. When he...

    I knew a former Marine who fought on Iwo. When he had a several beers in him, he would talk about the battle. I remember one quote from him. He said, "that fighting the battle for Iwo was like...
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    I love looking for info on the subcontractors in...

    I love looking for info on the subcontractors in the war effort. It is amazing that some of them would be associated to making war materials. I found this article on the Trimble Nurseyland...
  11. From my observations of the Pattern 14 rifles....

    From my observations of the Pattern 14 rifles. The EY only appears on early Eddystone built rifles with the early magazine follower and magazine box (unmarked). Later built Eddystones with an...
  12. Most of the M14MN rifles that I have fired had...

    Most of the M14MN rifles that I have fired had the front end of the stock reamed out where the gas system is internal to the front end of the stock.
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    The daisies in the foreground gives the photo a...

    The daisies in the foreground gives the photo a nice touch.
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    Jim-- As Curley from the Three Stooges would...

    Jim-- As Curley from the Three Stooges would say,"Metal woodpeckers."
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    The M1907 is not for general issue but is...

    The M1907 is not for general issue but is available for the marksmanship teams and snipers. The US on several occasions tried to replace the M2 Browning. They tried with the M85 and M73/M219, all...
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    Reminds of the time, one of my "troopers" tried...

    Reminds of the time, one of my "troopers" tried to play bad *ss by throwing a M7 bayonet into a tree. The bayonet bounced off the tree an landed into his thigh about an inch and half. Yes they are...
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    Alan-- At one point, I had three of the BSA No7...

    Alan-- At one point, I had three of the BSA No7 MKI .22LR rifles. I gave one to my twin brother as a birthday gift. All of the rifles had steel butt plates and were later built rifles in the 2300...
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    Jim-- I believe the M1907 sling is the oldest...

    Jim-- I believe the M1907 sling is the oldest item still in the US inventory.

    --fjruple
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    The two that I own have steel buttplates.

    The two that I own have steel buttplates.
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    I don't know if that a defect in the photo but it...

    I don't know if that a defect in the photo but it looks like smoke from an aircraft to simulate an aerial gas attack which makes the soldiers appears to shooting at an attacking aircraft. The target...
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    Bob-- I understand that the umps made him...

    Bob-- I understand that the umps made him withdrawal as he went outside of the exercise area to come in behind the Second Army Headquarters. LOL I think Patton made his point.
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    I missed that part too! Now that increases the...

    I missed that part too! Now that increases the number of possibilities. Could be the receiver is not trued up or the installer bent the barrels on installation, stock warped, etc., etc. etc... ...
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    Micro laser welding but you will have to build...

    Micro laser welding but you will have to build the tabs.
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    Without seeing pictures of the muzzle, I would...

    Without seeing pictures of the muzzle, I would think slightly bent barrel at muzzle from rough play with bayonet or muzzle wear from excessive cleaning with steel cleaning rod. I have seen this...
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    Seen that, done that, and got the green t-shirt...

    Seen that, done that, and got the green t-shirt too!
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