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    It has vague similarities to a No.4 Enfield, but...

    It has vague similarities to a No.4 Enfield, but it's not. I'll go with Darra as well.

    Note the Mauser-style extractor and bolt release/ejector instead of the Enfield types.

    Interesting...
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    Sticky: That rifle is a long way from home! It looks to...

    That rifle is a long way from home! It looks to be in superior condition for a military issue rifle; I hope it will deliver adequate service for you.

    Savage worked off Enfield blueprints; though...
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    > car gun Why not an ordinary Tokarev in 7.62?...

    > car gun

    Why not an ordinary Tokarev in 7.62? Or even one of the later 9mms. Common, dependable, full size for easy handling, adequately powerful, not too expensive.

    Remember, cars can be...
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    Sticky: SKS stocks seem to come and go in the market. I...

    SKS stocks seem to come and go in the market. I have a brand-new, never-fired Chinese SKS barreled action; for a long time, all I could find were Yugo stocks...

    I got the idea I'd inlet the SKS...
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    Sticky: [confused] That's, what, a Greener crossbolt...

    [confused] That's, what, a Greener crossbolt and... what? The hole on the bottom looks like a doll's head, except turned 90 degrees from normal.

    If that's a claw mount for the scope, just the...
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    Sticky: Direct brain-to-editor interface. Or perhaps an...

    Direct brain-to-editor interface. Or perhaps an army of clones in the basement...

    Of course, many popular authors now are just "house names" for works-for-hire.
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    Sticky: Somehow I keep accumulating components for...

    Somehow I keep accumulating components for weapons I don't even have. How could I pass up a .318 Westley Richards chambering reamer when it was on sale? The Voices keep reminding me I have unbuilt...
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    Sticky: A while back I acquired a brand-new SKS action...

    A while back I acquired a brand-new SKS action without a stock. I decided I'd inlet a nice sporter blank for it, and picked up a beat-up junker stock from eBay for $15 so I could see what the...
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    Sticky: In fairness, for a US company to ship any kind of...

    In fairness, for a US company to ship any kind of gun parts outside the US requires a considerable amount of expense and paperwork, falling under regulation by several different agencies. There are...
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    Sticky: > Zololololo brand Well, it could be worse,...

    > Zololololo brand

    Well, it could be worse, like "Happy Green Fun Bullets."
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    Hmm. The closest I've ever heard of to that...

    Hmm. The closest I've ever heard of to that would be the early .458 Winchester Magnums, which were a highly compressed charge that was reported to "cake up" after long exposure to hot weather.
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    The 7x57 is an excellent cartridge, more than...

    The 7x57 is an excellent cartridge, more than adequate for any game you'd find in Pakistan. Some of the old British Africa hunters had their lighter rifles chambered in 7x57, though they usually...
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    Sticky: That's an actual Federal ban on imports? That's...

    That's an actual Federal ban on imports? That's where you get your friends together and form the "Karachi Safe Citizens League" or something along that line, and implement practical politics. It...
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    Sticky: Determine how much money you have available to...

    Determine how much money you have available to buy ammunition.

    Get hold of all your friends who might want ammunition.

    Have their friends contact *their* friends who might want ammuniton.
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    Sticky: Someone who could identify and bypass the...

    Someone who could identify and bypass the bottleneck could make a lot of money...
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    Sticky: Some people have tried to tell me it's because...

    Some people have tried to tell me it's because everyone is abandoning forums for F*c*b**k. If that's true and all the forums die out, I'll go back to Usenet with the rest of the graybeards, and...
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    Sticky: It's not just Pakguns; gun forums worldwide have...

    It's not just Pakguns; gun forums worldwide have had a noticeable drop in traffic in the last year or two. Well, the English-speaking ones, anyway, I'm not proficient enough in anything else to make...
  18. Thread: The Jokes Thread !

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    Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny From:...

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    From: timl@halcyon.com (Tim Lesher)
    Subject: FW: Microsoft Loves You!
    Date: Mon, 9 Jan 95 19:30:03 EST

    [This has 'made the rounds', so to speak, but I've not seen it...
  19. Thread: The Jokes Thread !

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    "There's no point in being grown up if you can't...

    "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."
    - The Doctor, episode 70, "Robot"

    "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
    - Buckaroo...
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    Sticky: The Stevens 520 pump shotgun arrived yesterday. ...

    The Stevens 520 pump shotgun arrived yesterday. It turned out to be in much better shape than the seller's pictures indicated. I am very happy.

    I really wanted the short, 460mm-barreled version....
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    "We all believe in something... greater than...

    "We all believe in something... greater than ourselves, even if it's just the blind forces of chance."

    "Chance favors the warrior."
    - G'Kar and Na'toth, Babylon 5, "By Any Means Necessary"


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    "A lot of problems boil down to folks using the...

    "A lot of problems boil down to folks using the answer for one question when
    they were looking for the answer to another."
    - Foxfier, accordingtohoyt Aug 12 2016

    Ayoob's Corollary to Godwin's...
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    Sticky: I have a blue and yellow soft-side bag for...

    I have a blue and yellow soft-side bag for carrying the Model 8. It's flambouyant, but it doesn't look in the least like anything that might contain a gun or anything valuable, unless you're a...
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    7.62x25 hollow point

    I just happened to notice that Prvi Partizan in Serbia makes 7.62x25 Tokarev with both full metal jacket and hollow point bullets.

    On another thread it seemed that hollow point Tokarev ammunition...
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    Sticky: Nice! I wanted one with the short barrel like...

    Nice! I wanted one with the short barrel like yours, but mine has the long one. I couldn't turn it down at the price. I figured I'd see how the long barrel worked out.

    I have a 20" rifled 12ga...
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