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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    fjruple replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    In my younger days when I lived in Texas, I kept a No.5 MKI .303 British Carbine with a bandoleer of ammunition in 5 round clicks in the trunk of my car. I also had a bayonet affixed to the end of the muzzle. Just pulling that out with the bayonet...
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    10-13-2017, 06:53 AM
    There is nothing wrong with the P14 rifle. all of the ones that I have were attempts by an inexperience individual who tried to convert the P14 to .30-06 by switch out several parts for a M1917 rifle. They very quickly discover most parts have to...
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    10-06-2017, 06:39 AM
    Actually the front sight tool was made for the Israeli military.
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    10-05-2017, 07:38 AM
    I want to keep this comment as short as possible. I would avoid using P14 parts in the M1917 as only a few parts are compatible. Basically there is few P14 parts which have compatibility between each of the three manufacturers and sometimes even...
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    10-04-2017, 09:11 AM
    I usually wait for the "Buy Now" option and then strike. You have to be quick or someone else will get it. Some of the bidding wars for an original M1917 stock are crazy. Most being in the higher side of $300.00 plus. Unfortunately Boyd's has...
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    10-04-2017, 08:51 AM
    I have used the 314299 gas checked and sized to .314 with 12.5 grains of Long Shot for both the M1917 and P14 rifles. I set the rear sight at 700 yards. and have no trouble getting 10 and X's on a SR-1 target at 100 yards. This load is very...
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    10-04-2017, 08:26 AM
    I have numerous .45 Colt Revolvers and load the MP Mold 453395 HBWC bullets into them. The bullet is a true HBWC and is accurate in most of my .45 Colt revolvers. I have used this bullet in a S&W 25-5 with a 6 1/2 barrel with great effect. ...
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    10-03-2017, 08:10 AM
    The M1917 actions looks like one the heavily sandblasted M1917 actions that SARCO sells. If you keep checking and be patient on Ebay and Gunbroker the M1917 rifle stocks do become available. I just picked off of Ebay an original Eddystone M1917...
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Retired US military and public servant
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check