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    Found a Spanish FR8.......

    Nice rifle.......

    I love the FR-8 and have three as well as a FR-7. It's neat to have a ready made sporter that is actually a military issue rifle.

    The FR-8s were re-purposed M43s that were...
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    New Crate Carbine.......

    I want to know who did the lettering on the crate.
    That is magnificent signage.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/06/UNISSUEDUSM1CARBINEINLANDMFGINITand39SOR-1.jpg


    AZB
  3. My Uncle Pete used two plow horses, Prince & Joe...

    My Uncle Pete used two plow horses, Prince & Joe for his truck farm. I grew up riding them until 1957 when I left the farm. That could be why I am still bow legged to this day as plow horses were...
  4. The January issue of The American Rifleman has a...

    The January issue of The American Rifleman has a really good article on the AR-7 including a sidebar on mysterious AR-7s from Israel. The brown stocked ones command a premium.

    In addition to the...
  5. Nice but pricey. I see they also have a...

    Nice but pricey.

    I see they also have a Armalite AR-7 with the brown butt stock.

    Mine's not quite as pretty, swirly black and it's been used a lot
    but it's still in the original Armalite©...
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    Our designated rat killers, TNT & Fred, around...

    Our designated rat killers, TNT & Fred, around Sep/Oct 1965. You can tell because of the uniforms. The big guy (Fred) used an entrenching tool as his preferred rat slaying weapon. We had lots of...
  7. "When I die, I know I'm going to heaven......

    "When I die, I know I'm going to heaven...
    'cause I spent my time in Hell..."

    Fort Hood Texas
    1965

    AZB
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    Greek .303 Surplus.......

    Got mine today and it's nice and clean and shiny. HXP 69. I thought the box markings were interesting in that it's listed as ......."303 FMJ British Sporting Ammunition, Inert projectile"
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    Greek .303 Surplus.......

    As far as I know the Greek manufactured ammo has not been corrosive.
    It is boxer primed. If in doubt, clean as if it is. One extra step.

    From their website:
    This is true Military Spec MK7Z...
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    Greek .303

    For those of you that didn't get around to ordering this ammo yet it's still available but only
    in the 480 round bulk case. The stripper ammo is sold out.
    I really didn't need more but I ordered...
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    My Winchester© manual shows a starting charge 4.4 grains of W231 (With a maximum charge of 4.8) with a 115 Gr FMJ. 4.4=1045fps & 4.8= 1120fps

    It sound like your reloads are underpowered @ 3.9gr...
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    As Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski......"You...

    As Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski......"You mix a mean caucasian Jackie" [/The Dude/]

    44791


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    i thought those looked familiar as I had a few of...

    i thought those looked familiar as I had a few of these........

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o247/A-6Ranger/P1010512_zps48bb69a4.jpg
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    Thanks......I'm seeing the pictures now. The...

    Thanks......I'm seeing the pictures now.
    The warning was definitive as far as trust goes.....
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2013/06/Untrusted_zpscad50513-1.jpg

    AZB
  15. I thought it was just me and an updated Firefox. ...

    I thought it was just me and an updated Firefox.
    I haven't been able to see pictures for the last three or four days either.


    AZB
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    Yours is mighty pretty......Makes mine look kinda...

    Yours is mighty pretty......Makes mine look kinda shabby......;)

    Mine in Viet-Nam 1965.......
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    AZB
  17. Thank you, what a great film to watch. The...

    Thank you, what a great film to watch.

    The look on his face when he said, 'that's me" was amazing.



    AZB
  18. How Guns are Made.......

    Very interesting especially the part about Leon Johnston growing a mustache.:D
    Apparently it helped as his group was the best.

    The hand engraving is always fascinating. No room for error there.
    ...
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    Vergueiro rifle.......

    Thanks for the video. I took one of mine apart years ago and never did it again.

    The video sure helps in the event I forget how much fun it was and have to re-assemble it again.

    At the time it...
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    Still a collectors nightmare........looking at...

    Still a collectors nightmare........looking at all those spare parts that could have been.:(


    AZB
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    A lot of those rifles look very slab sided,...

    A lot of those rifles look very slab sided, without much contour. I wonder if these were some
    of the late production last ditch rifles?


    AZB
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    Ed McMahon voice on......."You are correct...

    Ed McMahon voice on......."You are correct sir!"........

    The Patchett ones (top two) I have are as you described. These were from Apex Gun Parts at the SAR Show in December.
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    Sterling magazines.......

    I have one that is an exact copy of the top one marked....21st ANG. The thing is that it's a Patchett marked magazine vs Magazine Sterling. Patent #'s, 615471 & 692768 for UK.

    APEX had them at the...
  24. Funny you should mention that as I am currently...

    Funny you should mention that as I am currently looking for a 20mm muzzle break for a Vulcan barrel that we are in the process of going to make into a cannon. The outside dimension of the unthreaded...
  25. Thank you for your quick reply and information. I...

    Thank you for your quick reply and information. I wasn't aware of that.

    I will send him the info in PM.

    AZB
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