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    Old guns...

    Anybody here into old military surplus guns? Just yesterday I went shooting my M1917 30-06. The rifle was manufactured in 1918, and still works well, although I did have the ejector spring break on me. It didn't put the rifle out of commission. It still ejected about half the shells, the others I had to pick out with my fingers, but it wasn't hard to do. I already jury rigged a spring from a ball point pen and it cycles and ejects the empty shells quite well now. I'll be ordering a new ejector from Numrich during the week. Amazing parts are still available for our old guns, military or otherwise. Talk about durable goods!

    My oldest Marlin is only from 1957, so I think of it as relatively new. LOL!

    So, I know it's the Marlin site, but anybody interested in mil-surps also?

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    I have an M1 Garand, MI Carbine and a 1903 Springfield. Love to shoot them (and they get fired a lot!).
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    yea sir, I like em, my no1 mk3 my no4 mk2 my jungle carbine sniper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Yep! My brother has my 1917 British 303 rifle in North Miss. Paid a whole $20 for it years ago!

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    Yea, I got a few Milsurps. A few hundred at one point. Sold off all of my Axis collection and most Ally stuff except for a few Enfields and a Swiss 31K. Been weening down the past few years. Just sold the M1 Carbine collection this past summer and kept just one. Down to about 40 Garands, assorted 1917's,1903's, 1903a3's, Krags, Trapdoors, Muskets etc. Even though I've been trying to thin down, I still buy them every now and then. Most recent milsurp score is a M1911a1 Union Switch Signal from a local shop a few months ago.

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    I used to be a huge milsurp guy until the prices got outrageous. Have somewhere around 30 or 40 by my best estimate. My winchester 1917 made Oct of 1918 is one of my favorites, and is a real joy on the 300 yard dinger.
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    Back in the early 90’s when I had my ffl I sold a bunch of P14’s(303) and P17’s. I kick myself for not keeping one when I was buying them for $100-150 . They are built like tanks.
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    The only semi auto I would like to own is an M1 Garand - when I look at the engineering in that compared to the military bolt actions of the day I just wonder what was going through that guys head to come up with such a great design. I like the orig milled trigger guard - not sure what year they moved to the lighter stamped version.
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    Luis:
    There is a kit, Numrich has it listed, that uses a coil spring behind the ejector. It's the same as your temporary fix, but there are two little slots on the back of the ejector to center the spring. It's a better system than the original leaf spring. I always keep one kit on hand for emergencies.

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