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Old 08-16-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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Almost panic time

Counting up AR mags, only had 71, 4 missing, looked in ammo cans an other places, Finally found in last place to look, In the guns!
 
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:53 AM   #2
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got me trumped, 22 in 5.56mm and 9 in .22LR for the conversion kit
 
Old 08-17-2016, 09:16 AM   #3
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what's $60 worth of mags when you have $1000 more of them?
 
 
Old 08-17-2016, 10:43 AM   #4
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"Hello, my name is John and I'm both a nerd and a magazine junkie." (I had to check my spreadsheet.)

AR mags = 3x10-rd, 14x20-rd, and 202 30-rd. But AR mags are unique in that regard; I don't have even one-third that many for any other single platform.
 
Old 08-17-2016, 12:59 PM   #5
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Now, if you had asked me how many "en bloc" clips I have for my M1 Garand, that would have been a different story................................
 
Old 08-17-2016, 01:26 PM   #6
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Speaking of Garands, Monday I had the pleasure of cleaning 16 Garands belonging to the American Legion Post, had the help of FordPerfect, he did the test firing and the sling adjustment.
 
Old 08-17-2016, 02:14 PM   #7
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ok, I'm impressed!
 
Old 08-17-2016, 02:15 PM   #8
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This is where I confess I've never even fired a garand iirc. Have fired the M1A & BAR, but never a garand.
 
Old 08-17-2016, 02:34 PM   #9
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This is where I confess I've never even fired a garand iirc. Have fired the M1A & BAR, but never a garand.
Since CMP has run out of almost all of them, watch the market go sky high. If I could only hold on to one C&R rifle it would be one of my Garand's.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #10
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But then again, this morning I was doing load development on the P-17, there I only need stripper clips!
 
Old 08-18-2016, 07:08 AM   #11
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Is the P-17 basically the same gun as the 1903?
 
Old 08-18-2016, 08:44 AM   #12
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Is the P-17 basically the same gun as the 1903?
No, totally different. The P-17 was an Enfield (British) design that was being made in the U.S. in .303 caliber to help furnish arms to England in WWI. When the U.S. got into it, they converted the caliber to .30/06 and continued making them because their weren't enough 1903 Springfields being made to supply our Infantry. They operate the same, bolt action, five round magazine, but different mechanism. Many, maybe even most, of the U.S. Soldiers were armed with the Enfield P-17. Sergeant Alvin York used a P-17. It's a solid, accurate rifle. I wish I had one.
 
Old 08-18-2016, 12:35 PM   #13
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I am working with the P-17 for the first time in 7 years. Seven years ago I was getting light primer strikes so I bought a "new" firing pin mainspring from Numrich. I finally got around to installing it yesterday, it is worse than the one I originally had. I guess load development will stop for a month- 6 weeks while I order a new spring from Wolff Gun springs.
 
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