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    Hello all! Time for an update. I wasn't able...

    Hello all! Time for an update.

    I wasn't able to shave off an entire pound like I was hoping but I did get a bit over 15 ounces converted into shavings. This is close and I suspect will work...
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    Sight unseen, I can say with some level of...

    Sight unseen, I can say with some level of certainty itís not worth $1,400.
    An average Krag in military dress goes for about half that.
    It has to be something special to pull $1,400.
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    UPS is estimating these will arrive on Friday. ...

    UPS is estimating these will arrive on Friday. I'd suspect Saturday though.

    I'm interested to see how they've packed a dozen rifles, haha.
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    Thatís exactly what I was thinking - worst case scenario.
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    Just bought a dozen of the relics. About $42...

    Just bought a dozen of the relics. About $42 each with shipping.

    Iíll update when they get in.
  6. That would be good to have if it does! I'll buy...

    That would be good to have if it does!
    I'll buy pretty much anything I think I can make money on...but just assume anything Nazi is fake and move on down the road.
    A quick and dirty guide would be...
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    My plan as of now is to take just the top off of...

    My plan as of now is to take just the top off of the current (aftermarket) magazine and fit it onto the top of the 1911 magazine. Basically Iíd be using the width and the magazine latch as a fixture...
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    Alright folks, here's the results! It fires...

    Alright folks, here's the results!

    It fires just fine but it does not cycle the action. Most of the time I'd get stovepipes but if it was ever able to get a casing out of the action, the bolt did...
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    Well I bungled that answer haha.
    Iíve learned some new stuff here!
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    1903 type like most of the others. Just an FYI,...

    1903 type like most of the others.
    Just an FYI, the trench gun used the non-takedown model.
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    1. Thank you. This has been discussed previously...

    1. Thank you. This has been discussed previously in the thread.
    2. In fact, that's incorrect. One could say that 38 Super is less rimmed than .351 Winchester. See the attached images.
    3. As...
  12. I see these sell with full length stock in the...

    I see these sell with full length stock in the neighborhood of $350.
    Frankly, those that bring $350 are in better shape than your example.

    The value of yours would be the sum of its parts. Maybe...
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    A couple fellow gun guys from work live out in...

    A couple fellow gun guys from work live out in the country. Iíll have to see if they have a place I can do this. Maybe this weekend so I can get moving on the next steps.
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    As expected, the 38 Super drops in all on it's...

    As expected, the 38 Super drops in all on it's own. Literally I can drop it into the chamber and it settles right in.
    I can also get two or three to feed in from the magazine with no modification...
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    Exactly and exactly my thoughts. Other than...

    Exactly and exactly my thoughts.
    Other than being shorter, the 38 Super is almost a dimensional clone of the 351. It's just a touch bigger throughout. I will not be surprised if it drops in...
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    Springfield 1873 Carbine - SN 42277

    I've been meaning to post this for a while. Just now getting around to it.

    If anyone out there happens to have this carbine, I know where it was in October of 1877.
    Apparently, the fellow it...
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    Making that work is the fun part! :thup:

    Making that work is the fun part! :thup:
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    Iíll definitely be purchasing reproduction wood for it.
    I wonít be rebluing it. The finish isnít that bad.

    As far as the caliber, I have no desire to start reloading. It just doesnít appeal to...
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    That looks like exactly what it is. I looked...

    That looks like exactly what it is.

    I looked at lists of cartridges on Wikipedia earlier and, not surprisingly, that wasn't on the list.

    I did manage to find one forum thread (elsewhere) where...
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    The barrel on this one is brand new. The .505"...

    The barrel on this one is brand new.
    The .505" dimension came from a portion of the Cerrosafe that went down into the rifling.
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    Mystery 50 Caliber Cartridge

    Hi all.

    Looking for a bit of help on a caliber ID.

    I have an old Hopkins and Allen falling block shotgun that someone put a rifle barrel on.
    The caliber is not marked in any way.

    I picked...
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    Well that settles that. Iíve pulled my listing for this item so I can play with this idea.

    With auction season settling down a bit for winter, maybe Iíll have some time to fiddle with this.
    ...
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    Iíd certainly prove safety to myself before firing heaps through it. No need for a safety roasting, just a discussion.

    Itís and interesting thought. And still salable as original if I didnít...
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    What about the difference in bore size between...

    What about the difference in bore size between the (true) .351 Winchester and the .357 (or so) 9mm?
    Overpressure issues?
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    Rebore .351 to .357

    Hey all,

    I have a ďmoney pitĒ project in mind and was curious if anyone has any experience with reboring.
    The tricky part of this project is the small amount I need cut away.

    One site I found...
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