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Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    My pleasure Sir...
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Tracked down a replacement follower and mag spring this evening and the parts are on the way. Looks like I'll get to shoot it after all...
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  3. stigmata

    stigmata 20g

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    That is great news. Can't wait for the report.
  4. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^^^^^+ on that!!

    Nice find bro...I'd give my eye teeth to shoot a piece of history like that.
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Parts shipped out today, should arrive on Monday... :D
  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    That's awesome LES!!
  7. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Probably the first time it's been fired since your grandpa picked it up off that island.

    You may not be comfortable sharing video online, but that would be a worthy of doing it. If for nothing else, showing family.
  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yes Sir, that would be cool...
  9. ironhead7544

    ironhead7544 .22LR

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    Great piece of history for your family. I would be scared to shoot it. I would make a glass case and put it up.
  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I had my reservations at first, but after some research, speaking to a couple people familiar with the platform, and a thorough inspection, I'm confident the rifle is in good shooting condition.

    I really like getting behind these old rifles every chance I get. Gives you a sense of the skill it must have required for a soldier to become proficient in shooting them. Most of the time I can't hit anything past 100yd...
  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Took some pics of the replacement follower and spring...

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    Here it is in the condition I got it, with the empty mag well...

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    Installed in the trap door...

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    ...and all closed up, ready to load and shoot...

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    It now loads and chambers perfectly...

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    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Here are some shots of the 7.7 x 58mm (middle) compared to a .30-06 (left) and a .308 (right)...

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    The round uses the same projectile as the .303 British. Most commercial ammo uses a 150gr bullet which pushes muzzle velocities in the neighborhood of 2500-3000 fps. Cases can be made by resizing .30-06 brass...
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