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    I've been meaning to make a pilgrimage there for...

    I've been meaning to make a pilgrimage there for some time now. need to take my kids to old Ironsides too. waiting on travel to be a bit more convenient.
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    so this rifle is in a museum somewhere - but I...

    so this rifle is in a museum somewhere - but I couldn't find any other pictures anywhere.
  3. Thread: 1903 (A-what?)

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    USMC match rifles used the "meat tenderizer"...

    USMC match rifles used the "meat tenderizer" buttplate...looks like Calfed has one of those with wider and deeper checkering than the one in the OP.
    I think the story was in Canfield's book? - USMC...
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    Last week I finally got around to making a point...

    Last week I finally got around to making a point to finish this. Put my laser on to verify I'd get on paper, was going to shoot this week...woah! took me 18 clicks left to get it to zero down the...
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    Hmm. So he has his rifle out of the stock, with...

    Hmm. So he has his rifle out of the stock, with ammo in the magazine. They won't be laughing too hard when he blows off his buddy's knee there. Very dangerous. It only takes a tiny bit of...
  6. well, in addition to mechanical correction for...

    well, in addition to mechanical correction for tolerances, not everyone's eyes see the same sight picture. To prove this, I've done the following experiment. 1) zero a rifle perfectly at 100yds, and...
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    I'll give you the highlights of Spencer and Pat...

    I'll give you the highlights of Spencer and Pat Wolf's reasearch...https://www.amazon.com/Loading-cartridges-original-Springfield-carbine/dp/157579019X

    1) I would highly recommend ordering the...
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    In today's news......

    In today's news...
    https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/national/article258174698.html
  9. Certainly they did. But my point was it was over...

    Certainly they did. But my point was it was over very quickly, with a decisive victory for the Germans, which is the exact opposite of what we see in Ukraine today. I'm just saying that the analogy...
  10. I yanked out the above not to debate it...lest we...

    I yanked out the above not to debate it...lest we run afoul of our no politics rules - but I did want to point out the key differences between the present events, and the Sudetenland/Crimea analogy...
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    many mosin snipers were converted back to...

    many mosin snipers were converted back to standard service rifles after accuracy wore off due to corrosive ammo or other factors. So, it is possible to have a mosin "sniper" with a straight bolt. In...
  12. {redacted words}...

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    https://www.historyhit.com/sudetenland/
    https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/foreign-policy-and-the-road-to-war/occupation-of-the-sudetenland/
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    well done. I knew you would do it fine...now if I...

    well done. I knew you would do it fine...now if I could get a bayonet adapter(s), I'd ask Ryan make me some too.
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    That's what we are told, at least I was told that...

    That's what we are told, at least I was told that from the first day on Parris Island. However, I went back and read his Navy Cross citations just yesterday. I don't mean to diminish Chesty's...
  15. Thread: 1903 (A-what?)

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    First time I've seen an RIA mark on a scant...

    First time I've seen an RIA mark on a scant stock. I had always thought they were only used by Remington or Smith Corona in A3 production, or as field replacements. I've seen/used several field...
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    125675 ugh. The back of it I know has a note dad...

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    ugh. The back of it I know has a note dad wrote about where he got it from. Been years since I framed it and the back of the frame is sealed:(
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    Sadly I don't have any. I do have an old WW1 USMC...

    Sadly I don't have any. I do have an old WW1 USMC recruiting poster that Dad said was given to him by Chesty or his wife after he died. I'll have to ask him again.
    There is a picture of Chesty...
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    I've been waiting for Chesty to show up around...

    I've been waiting for Chesty to show up around here.
    After his tour in Vietnam while waiting for his enlistment to be up, my father was assigned to be Chesty's driver - taking him to and from...
  19. is that one of those old B-square no-drill mounts?

    is that one of those old B-square no-drill mounts?
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    LOL...you sound like you've already predicted my...

    LOL...you sound like you've already predicted my future.
  21. I use a schuster adjustable plug, or a 10 year...

    I use a schuster adjustable plug, or a 10 year old. The schuster is opened up until it just barely doesn't eject the brass...like a 1/4 cycle. I found the accuracy doesn't suffer too much...in fact I...
  22. I meant my last comment tongue in cheek from the...

    I meant my last comment tongue in cheek from the perspective of those fighting on the ground. All these other questions are of course good and valuable, but from this perspective (and the question of...
  23. Maybe we can isolate the only underlying...

    Maybe we can isolate the only underlying confirmable fact...the ship is on the bottom of the sea. Isn't this really the only thing that matters?
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    someone once said to me "first shot to stop what...

    someone once said to me "first shot to stop what they are doing, second one to make sure they can't get up and do it again."
  25. Barrel reamed to perfection last night - chamber...

    Barrel reamed to perfection last night - chamber is very tight. Bolt locks all the way on the go gauge, sticks just a bit at the bottom before closing all the way on a round full sized in my press,...
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The SMLE 1903-1989