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    Yeah the muzzle end looked pretty scary and that...

    Yeah the muzzle end looked pretty scary and that needed the wire brush, everywhere else was steel wool.

    The company is good to work with. Shipped UPS, it came in a large box with crumpled paper...
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    Before and after shots. The end looks so shiny...

    Before and after shots. The end looks so shiny because it was inside the spring attachment overnight and the oil is still wet. There is no pitting so to speak but there is some finish damage but...
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    It actually came out ok. It was too heavy for...

    It actually came out ok. It was too heavy for steel wool but a wire brush took it off. I spent some time with it after I got home from rifle. The season started last week. Too dark for photos.
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    My bayonet trainer came today. Looks to be...

    My bayonet trainer came today. Looks to be unused. But, it has rust on the metal due to poor storage. Will likely clean off with no problem but I haven’t gotten that far yet. It is heavier than I...
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    What is the source for your information:

    What is the source for your information:
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    I think I understand why the oval is empty on the...

    I think I understand why the oval is empty on the shirt, the pin goes there.
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    Need help identifying US Army shirts

    Went to a large indoor yard sale today and was just looking at this guys stuff and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Buy it all for $40. Nothing terribly exciting but these shirts were...
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    AK47 Bayonet Trainer

    I find some bizarre stuff while searching ebay. I don't even remember why this came up. It was rough but cheap but they didn't know what it was so I started researching and found nice condition...
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    Remington MKIII Flare Pistol

    I discovered my little town has a second gun shop on Monday. Today I stopped in figuring due to the decor that they wouldn't have anything I would want. I figured modern knives and black guns.
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    I do use common sense; I believe reputable...

    I do use common sense; I believe reputable authors over a random dude on the internet that has nothing but his opinion which to me is meaningless. Where's your book? Have you published anything? ...
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    I tend to agree that it was the air boss's fault....

    I tend to agree that it was the air boss's fault. I've been attending one of these for 20 plus years and have never seen the fighters at the same time as the bombers unless they were doing something...
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    It is fact Bob. These rifles were designed to...

    It is fact Bob. These rifles were designed to free up the new production 1891 rifles to the front line. They were issued to artillery units, militias, colonial troops and other rear Eschelon units....
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    They have several B-17's and another P-63. Still...

    They have several B-17's and another P-63. Still a massive loss to history.
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    Tragedy in the Commemorative Air Force

    November 12th at an air show in Texas, a B-17 had it's tail sliced off by a P-63 King Cobra which nearly disintegrated afterwards. The B-17 flying only a few hundred feet up at the time immediately...
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    These rifles were created with the intent they...

    These rifles were created with the intent they were to be used in emergency situations by rear echelon troops to which they were issued. They were never intended to be used as front-line weapons...
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    I noticed that but it’s nothing that can’t be...

    I noticed that but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed. Better to be too big than too small. The whole stock is slightly oversized.
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    I haven't had time to work on this other than the...

    I haven't had time to work on this other than the weekends but I have the fitting complete Now I need to sand, polish, oil it, and start the long hunt for a bayonet band and a new barrel. It was...
  18. Cold War Polish Pilots Knife, Aircrew Knife

    Looks unissued. Interesting handle profile, extremely sharpe, both the blade and the saw.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/11/X9mus8G-1.jpg
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    Vietnam era cluster bomb dummy

    SARCO is selling these cheap right now so if you want one, that's the place to go. Everyone says they are missing a piece but I suspect they just can't figure out how to put the fins back down. ...
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    That's what I'm actively searching for at...

    That's what I'm actively searching for at present. Others, just keep getting in the way.
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    Spanish stuff is tough. About the only things...

    Spanish stuff is tough. About the only things that are relatively easy to find are helmets. I've been trying to find holsters for years. SARCO had some shoulder holsters for the Astra 400 for a...
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    Progress, it isn't perfect but I'm happy with it....

    Progress, it isn't perfect but I'm happy with it. I have a dremel, a utility knife and a small chisel.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/10/PD6bU95-1.jpg
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    I had to do everything with the butt except for...

    I had to do everything with the butt except for the exterior inletting for the buttplate itself.
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    The buttplate I didn't have to do much with other...

    The buttplate I didn't have to do much with other than smooth out a high spot in the center and then cut out for the sliding door and the hole. Everything else doesn't fit but is close. I have to...
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    Well, they didn't do the butt at all which I...

    Well, they didn't do the butt at all which I wasn't happy about as it has to be the hardest thing to do. I worked on it today and it looks great with the buttplate on but I'm not bragging about the...
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