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    10-05-2018, 09:33 AM
    NikA replied to a thread Low #no springfield? in Military Rifles
    Isn't the correct finish for such a low-numbered 1903 bluing? If the gun is indeed parked, I'd guess it's been through arsenal refurb at least once. What that means for safety and your personal risk acceptance, you'd have to decide.
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    10-03-2018, 01:04 AM
    As an example of subcontacting, WWB was (at least 2-3 years ago) entirely produced by S&B in the Czech Republic, and both Wolf Gold and Tula BrassMaxx were subcontracted to PPU and their Bosnian sister plant (whose acronym I forget at the moment).
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    10-03-2018, 01:00 AM
    Well, Federal, Speer and CCI have the same parent company, Vista Outdoors. I'd guess their brass is made on the same equipment. Remington and Winchester used to make their own, but if you read the fine print on their boxes, so much of their ammo is...
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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
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