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    I just made a front sight key for a 03 rebuild...

    I just made a front sight key for a 03 rebuild barrel out of a piece of ordinary 3/16 steel rod.
    I cut a long piece off, heated it up with a Mapp gas torch and filed it to shape in a very short...
  2. I have a M17 I re-welded ears back onto. Luckily...

    I have a M17 I re-welded ears back onto. Luckily like yours, enough of the base was left to mill off for receiving the "ears" and then they were wire fed welded back in place.

    The donor ears came...
  3. I fit a DP p-14 stock to a barreled m17 action....

    I fit a DP p-14 stock to a barreled m17 action. Exactly opposite what you would like to accomplish... however,
    The mag well in-letting needed slightly lengthened at both the front and rear.
    Also...
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    Nijalninja, Get a wooden stick or dowel and...

    Nijalninja,

    Get a wooden stick or dowel and pulverize the end of it. Soak it in kerosene for a minute or more until it acts as a wick and then light it on fire.
    You can then use the soot to...
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    I use corn meal as a filler with lighter loads...

    I use corn meal as a filler with lighter loads and smear the front of the cylinder with hi-temp wheel bearing grease.
    It'll stay relatively put when it's hot out and not readily migrate downwards...
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    Hunting with muzzle loaders is a rewarding method...

    Hunting with muzzle loaders is a rewarding method for game taking with modern inline versions being the most popular in my area. I started years ago with traditional replicas of cap lock and flint...
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    I didn't see any import markings on it. I'm glad...

    I didn't see any import markings on it. I'm glad it's a good one because I know people feature carbines so I brought it here. I was going from memory when I mentioned the 10-12 letters. I think...
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    Two more of the stock marks. 110067110068

    Two more of the stock marks.

    110067110068
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    I had some pics sent to me. I had to get back...

    I had some pics sent to me. I had to get back with my friend to capture the stock marks. Ill put them up when they come along.
    Seems like a pretty good one to me and it dropped them right in at...
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    The two stamps were stacked just like that. I...

    The two stamps were stacked just like that. I could see the outline of the die faintly to make the ordnance wheel.
    I donít want to over speculate but I believe thatís the one.
    I should have...
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    Carbine Help

    I had the opportunity to have a look at a carbine that belongs to a friend of mine today.
    Dick has a few years on me and said that he had it for quite a awhile, since he was a kid and has only had...
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    Some of those clone rifles, if you take them from...

    Some of those clone rifles, if you take them from the stock, right on the flat portion of the receiver bottom behind the recoil lug.
    The investment casting process leaves a wedge shaped depression...
  13. I'm working on an 03a3 for re-barrel and turning...

    I'm working on an 03a3 for re-barrel and turning a Mk 2 fore-end into one that mimics one for a no 4.
    Just getting some old rifles the way they once were or as close as I can get to fool myself and...
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    Got it, Thank you.

    Got it, Thank you.
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    No 4 stock nail

    Hello
    I want to replicate the rear brass stock nail for a no4 rifle I'm cobbling wooden parts together for.
    Whats the best way to peen a small brass rod over so that its well formed on either side...
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    Yes, once you have polished the area where the...

    Yes, once you have polished the area where the pin resides, a touch of cold blue will make it show up very well. Once your barrel is off, find a scrap pipe section that is nearly the same diameter as...
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    Ive used what I had available to me to get things...

    Ive used what I had available to me to get things like that done before. Parts like these are pretty common though so they were better off getting used and not collecting dust.
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    Periscopic Prism Co Scope London

    Good day all
    I happened to run across an interesting rifle telescope in a local gun store yesterday.
    What caught my attention was that the scope was broad arrow marked and of vintage design.
    ...
  19. It could be that the part of the safety that goes...

    It could be that the part of the safety that goes into the bolt shroud has a very small hole drilled through it. If you remove it, a piece of heavy monofilament or nylon string trimmer cord the same...
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    I stripped nickle one time from some parts. The...

    I stripped nickle one time from some parts. The stripper wouldn't remove the copper wash that was plated on first. On good advice from the forum I just glass beaded the parts to get them where I...
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    M17 mag box

    For some reason I believed the only riveted mag boxes were done by Eddystone. I was stripping a rifle and found this magazine box stamped with a W and thought it interesting.

    Could anyone more...
  22. A couple of them appear to have the butt trap...

    A couple of them appear to have the butt trap open so someone could get to the contents at some point.
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    Just got back into town and got it done. Thanks...

    Just got back into town and got it done. Thanks for putting on such a great site.
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    I used one of those some time ago on a 7x57m98 I...

    I used one of those some time ago on a 7x57m98 I had.
    Once I adjusted the sight blade I wound up nearly right back to the original height of the one that was on there.
    The dovetail however was a...
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    Primers still look inwards from the firing pin...

    Primers still look inwards from the firing pin indent instead of being flattened back against the bolt face. Not sure if that is good , bad or non relevant for what your working on.
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