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Old 01-07-2017, 08:56 PM
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Thanks for the well wishing. Karma does have a way of evening things out. That is why it does not pay to get upset over what you cannot control. Just got to find your happy place. My happy place will be at the CMP on Thursday
I am hoping to be able to pick up one of the WRA SG M1D, even if it is at a $200 premium.
No telling what else might be on the radar, but you can be sure I will be checking out the slings

every trip is an adventure, it seems,
Rob
Rob, I must say that I was very pleased with my early 1907 sling pickup and several other customers were able to grab WW2 web slings, so I'd say you've got a good shot!
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:10 PM
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Rob, I must say that I was very pleased with my early 1907 sling pickup and several other customers were able to grab WW2 web slings, so I'd say you've got a good shot!
Do you recall what the pricing was for WWII web and earlier leather?
Rob
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:11 PM
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Do you recall what the pricing was for WWII web and earlier leather?
Rob
Early leather was $80-90, WW2 web slings were something like $35 as I recall.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:19 PM
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Does anyone have any intel on how those Drill Rifle receivers looked?
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:09 PM
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Does anyone have any intel on how those Drill Rifle receivers looked?
Are you thinking M1 Garand or 1903-A3 Drill Rifles?
I would be happy to look them over Thursday while I am there though I am way more familiar with the M1 Garands.

Rob
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:12 PM
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The M1 Garand drill rifles. They are not listed on the website for sale but thoughts of reactivating one and building up from a reclaimed receiver have been bubbling to the top with all this cold weather.

Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:21 PM
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The M1 Garand drill rifles. They are not listed on the website for sale but thoughts of reactivating one and building up from a reclaimed receiver have been bubbling to the top with all this cold weather.

Thanks.
The Garand drill rifles can be a source of some interesting parts and wood. I have purchased several over the years.
Trick is to find one where there was not tooooooo much heat applied to the receiver ring when the chamber was filled with weld. You also really want one where the Op-Rod channel is not welded up.
I recently built an M1D Tanker in 7.62 NATO with a really nice 700K SA original finish receiver that had no heat discoloration. It really is perty.

Hand selection is the best bet.
Since the inventory changes with time as they are bought up, you just about need a scouting trip just prior to your own trip to the store.
I would not be brave enough to mail order one of these if they were available.

just sayin,
Rob
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:04 PM
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Does anyone have any intel on how those Drill Rifle receivers looked?
The 03 receivers had some pretty crappy welds on the receiver, but I didn't look at all.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:18 PM
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In new store there are normally about 3-4 M1 drill rifles on sale rack, old store was 20-30 to pick from, so selection is very limited.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:13 PM
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The Garand drill rifles can be a source of some interesting parts and wood. I have purchased several over the years.
Trick is to find one where there was not tooooooo much heat applied to the receiver ring when the chamber was filled with weld. You also really want one where the Op-Rod channel is not welded up.
I recently built an M1D Tanker in 7.62 NATO with a really nice 700K SA original finish receiver that had no heat discoloration. It really is perty.

Hand selection is the best bet.
Since the inventory changes with time as they are bought up, you just about need a scouting trip just prior to your own trip to the store.
I would not be brave enough to mail order one of these if they were available.

just sayin,
Rob
The barrel weld is another weld area to watch. None of the Drill M1s I have gotten so far showed any heat at the chamber. But the one coming this time will have to stay a drill rifle. Not only does it show the effects of the barrel/receiver weld but also shows the left bolt lug area had to be welded.

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Maybe through the mail, but at the store they come with the 03-A3's.
If it comes from the auction, Carbines, scopes, 1903/1903A3/1903A4, barreled receivers, M1s, and a few other things come in hard cases.
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