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    It could be a burr as Jim said or corrosion or...

    It could be a burr as Jim said or corrosion or petrified oil is holding it in place. Try a soak in penetrating oil, my go to is Kroil. Give it a day or two then repeat the process with the spring...
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    Fire sector on left side at the rear of the...

    Fire sector on left side at the rear of the receiver ring. It's plainly visible in this photo.
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    The bolt shroud (part with the safety) has to be...

    The bolt shroud (part with the safety) has to be pushed down far enough to free the cocking piece, then the cocking piece has to be rotated 90° and pulled up and away from the firing pin, then the...
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    Feel better soon, you'll be missed.

    Feel better soon, you'll be missed.
  5. It looks like the grip from an 1858 Remington...

    It looks like the grip from an 1858 Remington attached to a nightmare.
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    I've become a fan of the boiling method of rust...

    I've become a fan of the boiling method of rust conversion. Boiling in distilled or rain water for 45 minutes minimum will convert the rust to black oxide, easily removed with 4/0 steel wool which...
  7. In reality if you add up all production of M1...

    In reality if you add up all production of M1 Garands pre war, wartime and post war the numbers are much closer than expected. With a total of 5,468,772 Garands produced the overall production gap...
  8. Although not an exact answer to your question, I...

    Although not an exact answer to your question, I add color to the milsurp front sights I have trouble seeing.
    Nail polish, enamel model paint and spray paint are just some of the possibilities. ...
  9. I saw one of these in person once many years ago....

    I saw one of these in person once many years ago. An older guy had it at the range with a couple of other similar type rifles. He referred to them as prototypes. He said they were all designes...
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    Ok I'm very happy you found some although it was...

    Ok I'm very happy you found some although it was very pricey. 5 boxes for me would be over $350. That's a significant portion of what I paid for my rifle.

    Now you're going to have to post your...
  11. I didn't really know anything about the K A...

    I didn't really know anything about the K A stamped ammo so I did some searching. This first link is from the IAA forum and post 5 explains both the K A and the P S headstamps. Some I already knew...
  12. If you reload you are sitting on a gold mine! ...

    If you reload you are sitting on a gold mine!

    I bought a 50 cal ammo can with 500 of those South Korean M2 ball rounds back in the 80's headstamped PS 74. The brass sat for years because I didn't...
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    There are those that swear by the 1902 sight,...

    There are those that swear by the 1902 sight, personally I prefer the M1901. The M1901 is a modernized version of the Buffington sight used on the Trapdoor Springfield. The M1903 and recalibrated...
  14. Having spent several years in the used car...

    Having spent several years in the used car business I liken on line auctions to that unsavory endeavor. The fact of the matter is, condition is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. ANY seller...
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    The circle P is the firing proof mark. The 80...

    The circle P is the firing proof mark. The 80 could be anything from a proof mark to a rack number. My Krag rifle has a tiny S where your 80 is, meaning unknown.
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    As I had stated earlier the Kerr would be correct...

    As I had stated earlier the Kerr would be correct for the WWI era which is when it was first adopted. If you're looking to make it turn of the century correct you're going to have to choose between...
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    Earlier models continued to use the M1887...

    Earlier models continued to use the M1887 trapdoor sling. It wasn't great because it has to be completely disassembled to be re-configured.
    In the South Pacific the Mills web sling was used as the...
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    It looks nice and I wish you luck with it. One...

    It looks nice and I wish you luck with it.
    One thing to be aware of which I was unaware of until I got my 1903 dated Krag rifle is the type of ammo they used. The rounds were loaded with a...
  19. Wow I thought it was me. I was prepping a lot...

    Wow I thought it was me.
    I was prepping a lot of "prepared" mixed headstamp carbine brass yesterday that I bought from a friend of a friend and had a piece of brass that got stuck on the case prep...
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    I had the prerequisite "can I hunt with it"...

    I had the prerequisite "can I hunt with it" mindset whenever I bought a milsurp which is why I only just bought an M1 carbine. My first hunting experience was with a borrowed M96 Krag infantry...
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    Look at the degree of damage to the area behind...

    Look at the degree of damage to the area behind the turret yet it's still flying. By the canopy not being open and other visible damage it's probable the back seater(s) didn't make it. That was one...
  22. Well to all that have been kind enough to give...

    Well to all that have been kind enough to give input, I'm here to tell you that work on this and all other projects are on extended hiatus. It seems that on top of all the other physical maladies...
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    Imr 4064 is an excellent moderate burn rate...

    Imr 4064 is an excellent moderate burn rate powder for 30-06. I use it often with excellent results. Load to achieve a consistent 2700fps and you will eventually find your rifles sweet spot. IMR...
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    Outstanding both as a find and restoration. Did...

    Outstanding both as a find and restoration. Did you loose much in the length of pull adapting the brass butt plate? I admire your desire to keep the original buttstock in place.
  25. Very cool. So haw far did you go with that...

    Very cool. So haw far did you go with that rifle? I assume it's a shooter by now. Your 2nd link comes up as having malwear and my firewall won't allow it
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