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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    . It's a lot easier at the range to pop the floor plate off the milled magazine than to remove the action screws on the stamped one.
    True statement.

    Got the reamer on order. Decided to try one of the Serbian made ones. Got a gunsmith buddy who swear by them, so we shall see. After a 4 week wait that is, which still better than the 9 weeks it took to get a circuit board for my welder from Swedenicon. Then there was the 4.5 months to get some parts out of Moscow. Got some Galil gas blocks out of Israel once. Shipped here from Haifa, via Hong Kong almost a year later.

    Now I'm second guessing having bought in Serbia. .......

    I'll spend my wait time working on other projects.

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    New GI barrels were always "short chambered" so that the head space could be set correctly to the bolt using a finish reamer. I just finished up two 03-A3 builds using NOS barrels and drill rifle receivers. Both had to be finish reamed.

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    How did you get the plugs out? All the ones that I got from the CMPicon auction had the plug welded to the barrel which ruined the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1903rifle View Post
    New GI barrels were always "short chambered" so that the head space could be set correctly to the bolt using a finish reamer. I just finished up two 03-A3 builds using NOS barrels and drill rifle receivers. Both had to be finish reamed.

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    How did you get the plugs out? All the ones that I got from the CMPicon auction had the plug welded to the barrel which ruined the barrel.
    I'm pretty sure that I got this receiver from you some months ago.

    Anyway, got everything assembled to see how it'll look when done. The stamped magazine housing is annoying & needs to be replaced. I'm liking this stock, its got some different figuring on the butt.

    Pictured with my Rock Island in front. Now I just need the reamer to show up.
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    Yes...you did. I'm getting ready to build a M1903 SA using a high number drill rifle receiver and a used 11-18 RIA barrel. I hope it head spaces OK.

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    Might have said this in another thread, but I'm really liking that Jeep


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    A lot of work in your ‘03, looks great. Here are my two ’03 bubba sporter rebuilds. Grest shooters. Your Cj needs some paint. I once had a Cj8 Scrambler. Nice truck. I didn’t take care of it but it’s been rebuilt by the new owner and looks great. My current Jeep is a ‘03 Tj that I’m redoing into a Scrambler lookalike with a half cab. It now has a tonneau bed cover that I built from 1/4 inch aluminum diamond plate.
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    If weren't for old Jeeps, I'd have more money for old guns. I've got 3 of the money pits. The red 83 cj5 & a 69 & 70 cj5. Both of the older 2 have the factory V-6 & both are in various stages of restoration.


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    I've been watching Dennis Collins' "Coffee Walk" videos on YouTube.

    Learning a lot of stuff


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    Those Jeeps are a bottomless pit, especially if you want them to be restored to original spec. You never recoup the time and money, but they are fun. Try restoring a CJ2A if you want a real challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    Those Jeeps are a bottomless pit, especially if you want them to be restored to original spec. You never recoup the time and money, but they are fun. Try restoring a CJ2A if you want a real challenge!
    Makes me wonder what Collins Brothers Jeep must charge given the quality of their restorations. I'm sure the YouTube videos skip a lot of the details.


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