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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    lastditch, In future, please consider Brasso as a possible alternative. Adam
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    11-24-2021, 04:08 PM
    Ray, I suggest you contact Lyman and I am sure that company has all the answers you desire. Adam
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    11-21-2021, 03:55 PM
    gpidaho, I bought my first military surplus arm in 1958 for $13.88. The stores were full of nice Mausers and others in the $12-$25 range. Unfortunately, we thought these fine guns would be on sale forever! Along came the Gun Control Act 1968...
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    11-18-2021, 12:17 PM
    tdoor, I very much like the .30/40 Krag and have two rifles and a sporterized carbine. The rifles are all original; one has the tangent rear sight and the other has the Buffington rear sight. The carbine is a resurrected favorite woods deer and...
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    11-16-2021, 03:06 PM
    As a long time military gun collector since 1958, I have collected many arms and discovered a few favorites. My best Cast boolit hunting arm is the 8MM Mauser. I have tried the 7mm, .30-06 and .303 calibers, but my best is the Lyman #323471, 215...
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    11-11-2021, 05:32 PM
    Adam Helmer replied to a thread 1903 surprise in Military Rifles
    Well, Yes and no. ONCE you figure out what Bubba did? I prefer knowing what I bought. Adam
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    11-11-2021, 04:21 PM
    Adam Helmer replied to a thread 1903 surprise in Military Rifles
    Brassmonkey, Well, Caveaut emptour (Let the buyer beware.) Bubba was very busy in the 1950s and 1960s. I have seen many conversions to other caliber that were NEVER marked on the barrel or receiver. Some "Bargains" are NOT cheap enough. Adam
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    11-10-2021, 12:46 PM
    Adam Helmer replied to a thread M1 carbines in Military Rifles
    Ithaca Gunner, I came late to the game. I was raised in Chester County about 5 miles from Valley Forge. I went into the USAF in 1962 at age 17. I was the youngest in my barracks #5556 at Lackland AFB. You could honestly say I grew up in "Uncle...
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    11-09-2021, 01:35 PM
    Adam Helmer replied to a thread M1 carbines in Military Rifles
    Gunner, We must remember a few critical facts: First, the government has NO money, all the money they spend is our money. Second, all military arms are OWNED by the taxpayers. When they attempted to destroy 600,000 Garands in the 1970s or...
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    11-09-2021, 10:32 AM
    Adam Helmer replied to a thread M1 carbines in Military Rifles
    I love the M1 Carbine and bought two through the NRA/DCM program for $17.50 each plus $2.50 shipping to my home in 1965 when I was in the USAF. Since the American citizens paid for all Carbines in WWII, they should go back to the taxpayer/owners...
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    11-03-2021, 11:40 AM
    My original Type 99 was my Marine uncle's bring back. I think the rear sight is a bit crude, but functional in a battle rifle. The original question was about Arisaka accuracy. The answer has three parts, in my opinion: First is the gun and Second...
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    10-30-2021, 10:25 AM
    tayous1, Yessir, all your points were well taken. To answer your question: One way to sharpen an empty cartridge case very sharp to a knife edge is with a chamfer and deburring tool. Hope this helps. Adam
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    10-29-2021, 11:49 AM
    tayous1, I run a 60-acre farm and shoot much on my 5 ranges. I do load snake loads for the occasional copperheads and rattlers. I suspect a nickel a gas check for snake loads is a bit much in 2021, but times are changing! Yesterday my local gun...
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    10-29-2021, 11:37 AM
    Nice collection of historic arms. I have a 99, a 44 and a 38 converted to 6.5 MS. The MS is in a sporter stock and cost me $5 in 1963 when I was home on leave. I assumed it was converted to something else, but found out it was 6.5 Mannlicher...
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I am an old farmer in Pennsylvania
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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