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Sgt Saunders

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    Live Free or Die State
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    US Military firearms and US militaria. Cowboy action shooter. Firearms of the old west and Cowboy gear and horse tack. Western & War movie buff. Machine work and anything with a motor and tires. Shootin with the boys and cookin over the fire.
  1. I like the ren-wax, but this is the first time I've used it on leather. Still so far so good. It's staying sealed and nothing has rubbed off. I'm also not handling it on a day to day basis. I have also stopped using Pecards. If I had a new-ish piece of leather that I wanted to protect I probably would use it sparingly. It is a good product but over use it too easy and on really old/dry leather it makes a gooey mess. I have noticed that after apply it to good leather sparingly it will soaking in and protect the leather. But it does take time. It will darken the leather and sometimes it will l
  2. A man who knows his tool boxes! It's cherry wood with double handbook drawers. Too nice to be used at work. Gun smith tools only. Funny story about how I acquired it. The guy that had it was using it for mechanic tools and it was in his garage. All the drawers were stuck. Way too damp. I traded it for a Kennedy top chest same size, a two drawer riser and $70 bucks. He was happy with the deal and so was I.
  3. Well that's what the description said in the auction I went to. Guess it's not. Thought I'd share it, you don't see these come out of the wood work very often. It came with the holster I have in the restoration section and has a correct mag too. The bore looked really pitted but it cleaned up 98% bright. It's kind of a holly grail x 2 for me. None of these were accepted for service, but quite a few were purchased privately by service men. I'm hoping it will letter from Colt to where it went/who ordered it. More that one Marine ordered one. Talk about your high polished blue, wow! It
  4. Here is is with a coat of Renaissance Wax on it. It sealed it so there is no more red dust comming off it. It even took a shine. I don't know how long it will last but it looks good and is not waxy or stickey. I will only use it for display it so I'm hoping it will stay sealed. We shall see what happens over time.
  5. Here is a USMC holster I purchased at a local auction. I believe it's in the early stage of Red Rot.[/size] Every thing it comes in contact with, it leaves red dust on. I need some help on how, if there's anything[/size] I can do to seal it, for lack of a better word. I gently brushed it with a very soft makeup brush to remove the loose dust. It's stable for now. I know Pecards is out of the question. I don't want a gooey mess leaching out for the rest of it's life. I know the "it's better to do nothing drill too." I am open to some professional advice. I really want to stabilize it. What abou
  6. I agree, pass. Maybe for another $500.00 you could find a nicer one.
  7. Nice score. The hat cord looks gold to me. I would say it's an Officers hat cord. That would also explain the private purchase, and the leather chin strap. The early inlisted campaign hats had shoe string ties.
  8. Auction should read: If you have allergies, Do Not Bid! I was at a flea market last weekend and a lady had some WWII uniforms in a box covered with cat hair. She laughed and said, "I guess my cat found them" Garden variety with no SSI, striped, but her price was astronomical. Really? Where do these people come from? Planet K-litter?
  9. Pretty clean, nice leather and it doesn't look all dried out. Liner looks minty too. I'd say an easy $100.00 in that shape.
  10. It appears to be some type of early Mauser action with a straight bolt. Maybe one of those 93 or 95 Mauser that was rebarrled to 308 and imported.
  11. If I miss my guess the British were still making the P-14 in 303 here in 1916. Or at least we didn't have a M-17 off the line yet.
  12. Some people have all the luck.......
  13. Looks like he has a pair of goggles around his neck. A swivel holster would have been the way to go if he was a dispach rider. It looks British to me. Almost like for the 455 Colt New Service or maybe the Webley.
  14. I always wondered if the US government knew this was a fact and they were all dangerous and could not be fired, why did they rebuild low number guns and reissue them. Then knowingly after WWII, lend leased them to the Greece? If you can explain that fact to me then, I will believe they are all dangerous. Another Urban Legend....... So much for keeping that can closed. Now that being said, I'll give my advice here for the original question. I read a little story years ago about gun collecting. The author advice was, chose the gun you most want to buy. Go out and buy some books on the gun yo
  15. It's still a smokeless round. Even thou there way under powered, I wouldn't chance it. It's the pressure spike in the smokeless powder that would lead me to say no. Now if you knew what you were doing and were an accomplished reloader, and you had a die for 22 rim fire; you could pull the bullet, resize the case mouth, charge the case with black powder, then seat and re-crimp the bullet, and you would have a modern black powder 22 rim fire round. I've never done that and have no info or dies to do it, but I believe it's possible. Maybe another reloader of the "Dark Side" will chime in that's d
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