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  1. WTS .303 Ammo box

    I recently acquired this ammo box as part of a deal. A friend said that I need to either sell the box or buy a Vickers. I don’t need another hungry mouth to feed so I’m selling. It’s marked: 288 CART .303 BALL Mk7 CTN And: RG24 S.53 I’m not sure how to list the condition. The wood is all solid. There is light surface rust on many of the metal parts with some rust damage to the metal edging on one side of the bottom. The felt pads on the inside of the lid are permanently compressed and brittle. (See pictures.) Based on what little I can find on the net, I’m asking $40 but I’m open to offers. FTF in NE Ohio. Otherwise buyer pays actual shipping. Text: Two34 Five42 Seven774 or PM me your email for pix
  2. WTS: M60 Links - reduced price

  3. Which Thompson for 1st machine gun?

    It originally said "US MODEL." When the military transferred it to LE after WWII, they removed the US
  4. Which Thompson for 1st machine gun?

    There is absolutely no downside to an M1 bolt vs. an M1A1 and one very significant upside. With the M1A1 (or any open-bolt firearm with a fixed firing pin) there is a possibility of an out of battery discharge. That is massively less likely if not downright impossible with an M1 bolt. There was an incident at the club a couple of years ago when a shooter was running an M1A1 with some crappy Maxxtech ammo and had a case head separation which left a ring of brass in the chamber. The next round fed until it hit the ring then would go no further. The bolt strike set it off while not yet in battery. Fortunately neither the TSMG nor the shooter was damaged; the magazine was not so lucky. With an M1 bolt, the hammer would never have contacted the front wall of the receiver and the firing pin would never have been extended. There would have been no loud, unpleasant noise. The M1A1 was a cost reduction measure pure and simple; it does not in any other way constitute an improvement over the M1 Yet another reason to buy the GI gun
  5. Which Thompson for 1st machine gun?

    Well that makes the WH a little less objectionable since the worst thing about them is the improperly machined Blish slots. Still it's a WH gun and still saddled with their lesser metallurgy and poor reputation. For $1K difference buy the real thing it's a better gun and if you ever go to sell it you'll have a much easier time getting your money out of it. BTW I much prefer the M1 to the M1A1
  6. Owning M2HB

    Can we please move on to something more relevant? Like how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? The common understanding of alignment in the case of a barrel and bolt is co-linearity. Yes the word has additional meanings but using it to describe what a headspace gauge does is at best stretching the limits of those meanings. If the receiver is in spec the bolt and barrel will be co-linear and therefore understood to be aligned regardless of the headspace setting. A headspace gauge is not used detect or correct the problem if they are not.
  7. need a good SOT in Maryland

    Not real close to North Beach but I can recommend Duffy's Guns in Sparks MD
  8. While you and I might agree that once an addict, always an addict for a US attorney to argue that in court would be to admit that one of the government's favorite outgoing revenue streams, the so-called War on Drugs, is a total farce. That is not going to happen. As for Joe Biden, he may actually not be involved. Anyone can raise a scumbag kid. Joe seems to have done one good and one bad. The wrong one died.
  9. WTS: Burgess SW76 (S&W clone) - Sale Pending

    I never got the PMs Don't know why not. They're not in my inbox. Call or text TWO-THREE-4542-SEVEN-77-FOUR
  10. FWIW the 4473 asks: "are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?" The question is posed in the present tense rather than "are you now or have you ever been." That leaves a hole any half-decent lawyer (I know that's probably an oxymoron) could drive a truck through in terms of past usage. Hunter is for all practical purposes pond scum but they would have a hard time hanging this one on him. His involvement with the Secret Service's alleged coverup is an entirely different matter. If the agents involved can be identified they will gladly throw him under the bus to save their asses.