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    PRE 64 Model 70 Target rifle

    No expert, but the National Match rifle had the thick Marksman stock, but the 'standard weight' sporter weight barrel, but with match sights. Attached is a 1950 NM M70. The Target model had the thick Marksman stock, and a 'medium-heavy' barrel that pushed its weight just over 10 lbs. 2nd pics...
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    PRE 64 Model 70 Target rifle

    No, I don't think so. He asked about WRA bedding them in the mid-1950s, and I think the consensus is they did not. I only mentioned Evaluator's Ltd (aka Van Orden M70s) as I am under the impression by their literature that they may have performed some sort of "hand-bedded" processes during the...
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    PRE 64 Model 70 Target rifle

    The old literature is not very clear (See pic 1), and refers to rifles being made by Winchester to Evaluator's specifications and "final assembly by Evaulators Ltd", and one brief mention of "hand-bedded in linseed-oiled finished walnut Marksman stock"... I suppose "hand-bedded" could refer to...
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    PRE 64 Model 70 Target rifle

    As others have noted, I don't think WRA did bedding on their M70s, but it common practice by gunsmiths back in the day re the M70s. Below is a Marksman stock that came with a 1953 M70, and I suspect the bedding was done by Evaluators Ltd (aka 'Van Orden Special Target' rifle). I was told this...
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    Steyr SSG 69 triggers....

    I think you can swap them out rather easily, as the rifle was available either way (with same trigger guard). Ironically, I actually want an SSG-69 with the double-set triggers, as I don't have a rifle with that set-up. I have collected some SSG-69 parts over the past year (attached pics) but...
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    M40A1 Build - Circa 1975 to about 1980-82?

    Very nice, thanks for those pics. I missed my chance to get a greenie last year on eBay for a good price, but I think the early M40A1 w/ greenies are a neat combo. The patina on that smear stock is nice.
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    Parker Hale M82/84/85/87 and C3/C3A1

    Thanks for those pics (from Canada). Nice job on the M82, and I like the Canadian Inglis Hi-Power as well. Just curious if your scope is 6x or 10x, and might I ask what that night vision optic is? Thanks.
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    Remington M24 Special Run rifles only @ EuroOptic

    My understanding from the former Remington employee who managed the Remington Defense sales aspect of the business, all rifles sold as "M24s" by Remington Defense are built by the same hand-selected employees of Remington's "M24 shop" and all are built to the same military spec established in...
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    Mk 13 Mod 0 stock

    Congrats on that project(!). Looks great with all the kit and case. Barrel color matches the original too. Well done.
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    Remington M24 Special Run rifles only @ EuroOptic

    For context, NSNs are assigned by the federal gov't/military for vendor's products that are awarded US Gov't contracts. The establishment of NSNs is basically required so that federal agencies and the military can purchase things via the standard procurement processes. Historically speaking...
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    Took the ol' M25 out today

    Okay, thanks for that info re your suppressor. I read that it supposedly reduced gas blowback on the M14, hence my inquiry. (Source: The Long-Range War, by Peter Senich). I know one guy who bought an original one but its in rough shape. I only knew of Thomas Kapp via that Senich book and 10th...
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    Took the ol' M25 out today

    That's a awesome post. Does your copy of the Sionics suppressor have the same 'pressure relief valve' that the original had? I wish I had one for my replicas of the same rifle. (I have an XM25 replica and one more project in pieces) (Attached is a pic from Feb 1991 of a US Navy/Crane small arms...
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    Swede Mil ammo specs... does anyone know?

    Sierra's 'Accuracy Load' with 6.5x55 Swede is: 140grain HPBT Matchking with 35.8grains of Varget at 3.050" OAL. Velocity listed as 2500 fps, so its not a hot load by any means, and should work fine in an old Swedish M96. (As always, start lower and work up.) Worked well for me a few years ago...
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    Mk 13 Mod 0 stock

    USMCSGT0331, thanks for those pics, that's a crazy collection of Mk 13 stocks, and it looks like you have take-off bolts for many of them too(!). One question/favor: In the 2nd pic of the left side of stocks, the tan stock 3rd from the top (in the 2nd column) appears to have 4 separate 'dope'...
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    Finally getting a Garand back into the safe

    I hope your IHC is nice, and maybe you'll get one with an LMR barrel which is kind-of desirable. Canada certainly has a lot of the Italian-made M1s, which are neat rifles as well. Yep, here in the USA the WWII era Springfield's are easy to find and collect.