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MrBrian last won the day on April 10 2017

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  1. I'm still awaiting approval on the CMP Forums so I can post questions there...
  2. Your powder coating looks alot better than mine.
  3. It's cool seeing the score book. We should try to replicate the USMC qualification tests, and see how we score in comparison. Your grandfather almost made Expert. Standards for marksmanship in the USMC changed little between the wars and during WWII a Boot shot for record on the KD range at three distances: 500 yards: Ten rounds, slow fire, prone position 300 yards: Ten rounds, rapid fire, prone Five rounds, slow fire, kneeling Five rounds, slow fire, sitting Everyone hated the sitting position! 200 yards: Ten rounds, rapid fire, sitting Ten rounds, slow fire, off hand With five points awarded for each round a score of 250 points would be what was known as "The perfect possible", which was virtually impossible to reach due to the use of standard service rifles and old surplus ammunition leftover from WWI. Shoot 190 and you were a Marksman. Shoot 215 and you were a Sharpshooter. Expert meant shooting 225 or better. In those days the Corps paid extra for crack shots: A Sharpshooter received and additional $2 per month with an Expert receiving five extra bucks. Back in the early days of the war when a private was paid $21 per month this was HUGE money and Boots would bust their asses to qualify as at least a Sharpshooter. Even when pay was advanced to $51 per month that amount extra money (10% extra pay for Expert) was hardly small change.
  4. Every time I've looked at them, it's too hard for me to try and tell what the guns actually are. Here's a list of some of the confirmed guns that appeared throughout the series. http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Andy_Griffith_Show,_The
  5. I highly doubt they're gonna ever be any cheaper than they are right now. If nothing else, look at it as an investment and if you decide later on that the AR isn't the platform for you, I'm sure you'll be able to get your money back or turn a small profit.
  6. The hinged floor plate was a surprise for me. I'd never seen one before, and when I pushed the button in, the mag plate just kind of dumped out the bottom, and I was like, that's cool. I've been trying to read up on the connection between Argentina and Germany back then. And reading up on the Mauser brothers
  7. Bought if off the Gunboards Forum. He was a dentist that was looking to limit his collection and get out of the cartridge all together. So I got the gun, bayonet, Lee dies, RCBS neck sizer die, and 300 pieces of brass as a package deal.
  8. I find it odd that the Germans manufactured them, but didn't use the 8mm Mauser round. I guess the Argentines still had stockpiles of 7.65 laying around from the 1891 guns.
  9. Bought a 1909 Argentine off a guy this past week, and don't know a ton about it yet. Thought everyone would appreciate it. I'm wondering what the differences are between this one and the 1891. I've loaded up 50 rounds of 7.65x53 to try out. She's a tall one Crest The bayonet looks like something Inigo Montoya would use to avenge the death of his father.
  10. I still need some kind of cheek riser, I'm thinking of making my own leather buttpad/riser sometime in the future
  11. I've been thinking about putting a scope on my K31 for years, because I believe that my eyesight is the limiting factor as to the accuracy of the rifle. After doing some Googling, I've found 3 different ones. https://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/rings-mounts-amp-bases/rifle-bases/aluminum-k31-clamp-on-mount-sku100000725-1666-6109.aspxThis one was the original one that I was going to get, but I didn't know if the mount being offset to the right of the line of sights would be a nuisance or not. I've read that the amount of windage that would change is almost negligible, but it might get annoying always trying to adjust for it. Then I found these 2 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJD59NQ/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2VPS98XFQ6FU0&colid=N0K6KLP2TKLY&psc=0 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075NFCR7Z/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IXKY62MEU75GQ&colid=N0K6KLP2TKLY&psc=0 One is a "scout mount" which I kind of like because it would be completely out of the way of loading/working the action. But I'd also have to buy a scout scope with a longer eye relief. Which may or may not be a good thing. I haven't had any real experience with them, and they seem to be maxed out around 7x, which I'm not sure if that'll be enough zoom or not. The full length version on Amazon, is double the price. Also, not sure how solid it would be since it's attached to the rear sight base, and extends all the way back. Plus is looks like they tried to make it to where it would be out of the way of loading and manipulating the rifle as best they could, but I can see how it could still be in the way more than I'd want. So does anybody have any experience with these (or other mounts) I really don't want to have to drill and tap my gun.
  12. I went to BPS in Sevierville, had to ask at the counter, and he just looked at me and asked "what are you gonna use it for?" Told him to reload some 45-70 rounds for an old Springfield Trapdoor, and he went in the back and brought it back. Had to pay for it at the gun counter, and I asked if I needed to take it out to my vehicle before I did the rest of my shopping and he said no, it's just store policy. Apparently there's only one person that is allowed to sell it. Also, had my dad pick up a pound of it at Hearthstone Guns in Afton TN.

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