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    Wood looks to be in good condition, just need to...

    Wood looks to be in good condition, just need to strip off that varnish and apply some RLO.
  2. Thread: A long gun?

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    They are truly beautiful pieces of work. I have...

    They are truly beautiful pieces of work. I have been lucky to handle and work on many types of military surpluses rifles and those Swiss guns are the most impressive from a mechanical and quality...
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    1911....I think they are also referred to as...

    1911....I think they are also referred to as G11's. I have one and that gun is super fun to shoot.
  4. Thread: 1911 Day

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    For the past 40+ years, California law...

    For the past 40+ years, California law enforcement has utilized and trained the strategy of "two to the body, one to the head." This was in response to criminals being able to obtain or create their...
  5. I agree with the others that it should be...

    I agree with the others that it should be refinished. I would also recommend that you have the other metal parts refinished at the same time so they all match. They will also develop matching wear as...
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    That was very well said! Charlie has been a...

    That was very well said! Charlie has been a tremendous help to myself also and his advice and support has helped to save many M1 carbines.
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    You may want to try coating both the upper and...

    You may want to try coating both the upper and lower in CLP. For some reason, this will often cause both parts to adopt the same color. I have had this happen on several AR builds. The one that...
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    Plenty of No 5's out there. Most will probably...

    Plenty of No 5's out there. Most will probably need a a couple parts replaced. Building one from scratch will probably cost you more and you end up with a mix master rifle with no real collector...
  9. An AR what?

    An AR what?
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    Many of those 308 conversions involved coils...

    Many of those 308 conversions involved coils being cut off of the recoil spring. Maybe they removed too many coils from your spring and it doesn't create enough force to close the bolt all the way on...
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    Excellent work!!

    Excellent work!!
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    If you can afford it, buy it. As J-Rod said, they...

    If you can afford it, buy it. As J-Rod said, they only made 22k. For 1 of 22k, I would forgive the mismatched bolt number! The weird thing is I actually ran across an original canvas sling with the...
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    Really nice! I think the buttplate gives you a...

    Really nice! I think the buttplate gives you a truer indication of its original condition before being reblued. All numbers matching is always a good thing!
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    Thank you for the tip reference looking for wear...

    Thank you for the tip reference looking for wear in the dust cover channels. I hadn't thought of that.
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    You did an awesome job with the Japanese words!

    You did an awesome job with the Japanese words!
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    If the screws are still staked, then the odds are...

    If the screws are still staked, then the odds are the finish is original also. As such, it would not need to be "restored," rather it should be "preserved" (ie, metal cleaned and oiled while in the...
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    Outstanding job! I think I actually found them at...

    Outstanding job! I think I actually found them at Numrich parts a couple of years ago.
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    Are there any other "non-LE" marks on the rifle?...

    Are there any other "non-LE" marks on the rifle? The remnants of that mark looks similar to a Nazi "deaths head" symbol. If there are other different marks in the rifle, it would help the true...
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    That is some serious detective work! Congrats!

    That is some serious detective work! Congrats!
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    I don't know much about them, but I do know that...

    I don't know much about them, but I do know that stock is a pre-war version do to the screw-in sling slots. Definitely a nice piece!
  21. Thanks!!

    Thanks!!
  22. Thanks, I list that condition on my inventory so...

    Thanks, I list that condition on my inventory so if I ever sell or trade the gun, I represent it properly.
  23. G11 Serial Numbers - Why is one of the numbers reversed?

    I have finally had some time to disassemble, clean and service the K31 and G11 I picked up a couple of weeks ago. The G11 is truly beautiful and the Swiss craftsmanship is off the charts for a rifle...
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    Winner!! Congrats to you and the Jeep since it is...

    Winner!! Congrats to you and the Jeep since it is going to a good home!
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    It might fit after Bubba works on it for a few...

    It might fit after Bubba works on it for a few minutes......
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