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    I have lot's of little things to do...fit the...

    I have lot's of little things to do...fit the bolt, lap cams and lugs, finish ream, and after perfectly fitting the buttplate, the top screw is just a tad off and pulls the buttplate out of its...
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    Trigger adjustment

    First up, coat the contact areas with a sharpie or layout fluid (sharpie requires more work to wear off than layout fluid die). You want to mark the underside of the receiver, top of the trigger,...
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    Got the barrel on today. Thanks for the...

    Got the barrel on today. Thanks for the suggestion, Jim, but no light hammering was required. I tightened it up and backed it off about 4 times, each time as far as I could reasonably get without...
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    For similar reasons I carry the Colt Defender in...

    For similar reasons I carry the Colt Defender in 45. It retains it's grip safety, which I prefer on 1911's, and the 7rd magazine does not protrude from the bottom.
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    Here is a permanent link to TM 9-1270 ...

    Here is a permanent link to TM 9-1270
    https://ia801209.us.archive.org/14/items/1944TM9-1270/1944TM9-1270.pdf
    which is keyword searchable.
    Using a micrometer, I checked some measurements of my NOS...
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    Thanks, Doco. I have the milled trigger guard it...

    Thanks, Doco. I have the milled trigger guard it came with and so just took a look. There are no alterations or tool marks on it. By the way, thanks also for your stock fitting post. When I did my...
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    Improving (or restoring) a 1903 Trigger

    So I've been working on restoring a badly abused 1903a3 sporter. I did a lengthy post step by step on fitting the new Minelli stock. Well, I had a new minty trigger to put on it, and after much...
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    Success! I only buggered the sear spring...

    Success!
    I only buggered the sear spring experimenting...it was cruddy anyway and had already been ground by 1/2 coil, and I had a few more new ones in my parts bin anyhow.
    After removing the spot...
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    Took the day off work today...and I think it's...

    Took the day off work today...and I think it's going to be "trigger day". I just finished reading a copy of TM 9-1270. I also found a copy of Campbell's book. I miraculously found a used one for $30...
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    That rifle has been painted. Looks like alumahyde...

    That rifle has been painted. Looks like alumahyde to me. One can tell by the way the receiver markings are filled in and no longer crisp. Having taken one out of its wrap brand new before - the...
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    ...but that would've shown so many people had...

    ...but that would've shown so many people had already contracted the virus without ever knowing it, and no need for a year plus worth of prolonged nations wide blanket lockdowns. Can't have facts and...
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    very will done. the folds in the clothing, as...

    very will done. the folds in the clothing, as well as all the other attention to detail, is profound. What is the overall size?
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    There is a bunch of helicopter hog hunt videos...

    There is a bunch of helicopter hog hunt videos too. In one they flushed out a bobcat, chased it down in the helo and took 2 or 3 shots before they hit it. I can understand extreme measures for feral...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/04/c...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/04/c52afe0292445a21116581bb59d822a8-1.jpg


    or 70 :dancingbanana:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAfJG1PMjbY

    I need friends with ranches...and...
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    There was a record hog shot in the backyard by a...

    There was a record hog shot in the backyard by a very surprised 17 year old back in 2017 near where I live....
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    the ole "field inspection of all your gear laid...

    the ole "field inspection of all your gear laid out pretty on a poncho for some officer to walk by and maybe give his opinion on..." Still haven't retired that practice...nor the one where you haul...
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    didn't have time to put the barrel on...but...

    didn't have time to put the barrel on...but screwed it on hand tight and got worried. About half an inch to close the witness marks together! The Sarco "NOS" barrel goes back tomorrow, but hand-snugs...
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    ...I need better friends. heck just friends would...

    ...I need better friends. heck just friends would be a good start :) congrats.
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    Tighten the front first, 30-35 inch*lbs, then the...

    Tighten the front first, 30-35 inch*lbs, then the rear to no more than the same. If you play around and tune for accuracy, you may find that the rear screw likes to be a bit (~5 in*lbs) less than the...
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    Yep. The Netflix documentary series "Medal of...

    Yep. The Netflix documentary series "Medal of Honor" has one such account of fending off human waves charging up such terrain.

    From my own experience, grenades "at the ready" would never be...
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    looks like an OP, very very high up on a mountain...

    looks like an OP, very very high up on a mountain with sheer terrain in front. Valley floor looks very far away. Helmets off on the 3 occupants, must believe they are relatively safe. nco with helmet...
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    I'm still dreaming of the day...when the kids are...

    I'm still dreaming of the day...when the kids are out of the house I'm going to quit this rat-race and go back to my much lower paying but set-my-own-schedule work. Hopefully there are enough...
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    Well, looks like the decision has been made for...

    Well, looks like the decision has been made for me...I'm going to go with the NOS 2 groove barrel on this project. Sarco's exchange came in today. I pulled it out of the box, looked through it - no...
  24. Wow. As a lefty shooter, I want one. any idea how...

    Wow. As a lefty shooter, I want one. any idea how many were made?
    EDIT: seems to be a hoax...http://forums.thecmp.org/archive/index.php/t-53794.html
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    I'm still waiting on making a barrel decision. I...

    I'm still waiting on making a barrel decision. I have this beautiful, blemish free new old stock 2 groove, and I'm still waiting to inspect Sarco's new old stock 4-groove. They sent me an email...
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