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  1. If memory serves, I pulled a pile of FM's and TM's out of a rusty footlocker on a trash pile, all named to the same guy. I think I also got an early war 38R EM wool overcoat and three WWII mountain rucksacks off of trash piles at various points as well.
  2. I passed on one of these for about $4. Not really kicking myself about it, but I should have bought it. I think that the same seller I got my '59 NM rifle booklet had it.
  3. Cool, that is an interesting perspective and seems logical. As for what I'm missing, for rifles I'm after 1968, 61, 60 and 1958 and older. For pistols, 1968 and anything before 1961. Much obliged!
  4. Charlie, I'm sure you are right that the info may no longer be out there. I'm just pondering on the subject while I search for the manuals I'm still missing. I wonder, did the Army print a copy of the specs for each National Match firearm built/rebuilt for each calendar or fiscal year (can't remember how production was tracked at the moment)? Or did they print enough for the competitors that signed up for the National Matches at Camp Perry for a given year? Neither? A combination of both? We may never know I suppose. You are quite welcome Charli
  5. Just got a set of 1967 NM booklets to go with the above. The rifle one is pretty nice, the pistol one is a little rougher. Tough to find, I wonder what the total number printed each year were?
  6. Bula is an outfit in Ohio making forged receiver semiautomatic M14 type rifles and parts. The rifle pictured appears to be one of their XM21 type receivers with a scope rail that is part of the receiver itself and having no provision for a conventional Garand/M14 type rear sight.
  7. I'm not saying you are incorrect, but I've never heard that before. The interiors don't seem to be painted any differently than the exteriors as far as I can tell.
  8. A guy on the CMP forum has been working for seven years to fill one: http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=125870 Hard to find some of the bits for sure. A buddy had an empty one when we were growing up.
  9. Sure does. I8 marked bolts were used by Springfield Armory in the late 1914 to mid 1917 era: http://www.vishooter.net/slc5_2008.html
  10. Charlie was correct, I was asking about the stock bolts. As for the rifle bolt, they are generally marked at the root of the bolt handle on the top or the bottom or marked on the safety lug (forward of the bolt handle). I can't tell for sure, but it looks like there may be markings on the bottom of the safety lug in one of your pictures.
  11. How is the bolt marked? Does the stock have two bolts or only one? Hard to tell in the picture.
  12. I'm not near Phoenix unfortunately. Good to know, though it turns out the stud I bought is too short for the thickness of the material it is going in anyway and I need to fid one that is longer than 3'8". Seems like that might prove to be a challenge from what I have found so far,
  13. When I refer to the "eyepiece" of an M81/M82/Alaskan, I mean the ocular end of the scope with the lens and locking ring, not the rubber eye cup. For an M84, I stated that I believe horizontally split rings were required so I do not believe we disagree about that.
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