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  1. I fit a 1903 minelli stock a few months ago. the...

    I fit a 1903 minelli stock a few months ago. the inletting was good, but the outside was very fat in the forearm and the wrist. The exterior width around the action was pretty good. The lower band...
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    sad to think of. but dangerous to being true.

    sad to think of. but dangerous to being true.
  3. reading up on this, and learning new things all...

    reading up on this, and learning new things all the time.
    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=296-Headspace-101-for-.303-s
    the trick indicated limits stretching to only one direction - forward,...
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    The Winchester Model 06 .22 S/L/LR Pump is in...

    The Winchester Model 06 .22 S/L/LR Pump is in great condition too, as appears most in that collection. Father-in-law has one and the kids like to spend all day in the yard blazing away whenever we...
  5. Wouldn't this cause the opposite effect? Doesn't...

    Wouldn't this cause the opposite effect? Doesn't the stretching occur mostly from the shoulder of the case being pushed towards the shoulder of the chamber, since that is where the extra space is?....
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    I got started collecting late...I spent most of...

    I got started collecting late...I spent most of my childhood either working or in a library reading (hiding from work:)) - firearm development and war stories were a favorite topic. From...
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    well...since no one gave the smart a%* answer, I...

    well...since no one gave the smart a%* answer, I will
    if the number has an abbreviation with an m in it, it's metric. all else is standard.:dancingbanana:
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    I may write to CMP and ask whether there is any...

    I may write to CMP and ask whether there is any approved repair for old wood in terms of bedding and the repair I suggested. In particular, what is the cutoff thickness between a shim and a repair? I...
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    they still are worth the wait. I just received 2...

    they still are worth the wait. I just received 2 Springfield service grades a couple weeks back. I stickied for at least one HRA since I only have Springfields, but the odds were not in my favor this...
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    I have replaced an extractor on a 1903 with a new...

    I have replaced an extractor on a 1903 with a new old stock one, with no fitting needed. I thought I could tell the difference at first, seemed "stiffer" when taking on and off, and seemed to make...
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    I'm anxious to see what the rules are across the...

    I'm anxious to see what the rules are across the pond. Our CMP vintage rules https://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/CMPGamesRules.pdf has 2 categories, with plenty of internet lawyers debating and...
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    Wait until the first Nov. after the ammo/gun...

    Wait until the first Nov. after the ammo/gun craziness subsides. Buying overpriced guns can perhaps be a lot like buying a new fancy riding lawn mower where I grew up. Everyone wants to one-up the...
  13. I'm hoping that the torch was just a brief futile...

    I'm hoping that the torch was just a brief futile attempt to loosen the case, and not actually applied long enough to try and "melt the case". Brass melts at ~1700F. A hand torch wouldn't do it, but...
  14. That nick is far back, at the web behind where...

    That nick is far back, at the web behind where the case separated. The gas seal in the chamber happens further in (where the stuck part of the case gripped the wall more strong than the part that...
  15. but it will always be YOUR restored rifle. And if...

    but it will always be YOUR restored rifle. And if you have kids you plan to pass it down to, it will always be YOUR restored rifle to them as well. Congrats for great work and effort.
  16. There is a wax on wax off metaphor in here...

    There is a wax on wax off metaphor in here somewhere. My chopsticks aren't fast enough for flies though.
    Just never forget to lightly oil before putting it away, especially if you degrease before...
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    new ejector and spring came in today. I tore...

    new ejector and spring came in today. I tore apart (cleaned) the shop USMC field day style and couldn't find the original. probably slipped into a crack, never to be seen again.
    Note to self...put...
  18. Thread: CMP delivery

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    My friend who was with me is also a veteran and...

    My friend who was with me is also a veteran and no stranger to the hot brass shuffle. Anyone who has been packed onto a firing line at boot camp with only 4 ft either side has had hot brass hit them,...
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    New furniture and spring came in Wed. morning -...

    New furniture and spring came in Wed. morning - so I got everything together after work and headed to the range. The first round was a big surprise...I switched the gas plug before heading out,...
  20. Thread: New toy

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    ...a wife that not only allows you to have a bike...

    ...a wife that not only allows you to have a bike and ride it, but wants her own to ride with you...
    She's a keeper (the bikes too:))
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    I believe Montford Point is now Camp Johnson,...

    I believe Montford Point is now Camp Johnson, with several MOS schools there. I know I have pictures somewhere. There was a 3 acre or so yard behind the HQ building, dotted with a few oak trees here...
  22. Thread: War Throphies

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    ...at least you know where it is. keeping bugging...

    ...at least you know where it is. keeping bugging him to come look at it every Sunday afternoon. wear him down.
  23. Thread: M1903 Problems

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    I did similar on a 1903 where the bolt was...

    I did similar on a 1903 where the bolt was clearly a bit sticky. I used a 308 AR chamber brush to get behind the lugs. I have an AR "scraper" tool that I haven't had to use yet.
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    In the book "Shots fired in anger" the author...

    In the book "Shots fired in anger" the author recounts several friendly fire events. Soldiers patrolling on the coast looking for trails inland being fired on by passing destroyers. I have read...
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    classic combat maneuver...step on his foot to get...

    classic combat maneuver...step on his foot to get him off balance, then gouge him in the eyes, then hit him in the junk while he is blinded. The TMs plagerized this from a 3 stooges episode, or vice...
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