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#21 shadycon

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:23 AM

Is that a cut just in front of the mag well?


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:37 PM

I am sure there is both a slot, and a screw or two holding that grip onto the horizontal with some glue as well between the joint.  I would like to put forward the hypothesis that this may have been done on a ship with the help of a Navy carpenter. 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

I meant a vertical cut on the receiver..............


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:29 PM

I meant a vertical cut on the receiver..............


I see it. Not sure what it's purpose would be though. Interesting

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

I think it's just the way the sunlight is reflecting off the flat side of the barrel boss vs. how it is reflecting off the radius cut.  If you zoom in on that area, there is no step showing at either the top or bottom of the radius cut which there would be if it were cut deeper


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:31 PM

I think it's just the way the sunlight is reflecting off the flat side of the barrel boss vs. how it is reflecting off the radius cut.  If you zoom in on that area, there is no step showing at either the top or bottom of the radius cut which there would be if it were cut deeper

Exactly right.  It is just the way the light is reflecting off the curved area of the receiver front.  No machining was done to the front of the receiver just to attach that wooden grip.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:51 PM

I think it's just the way the sunlight is reflecting off the flat side of the barrel boss vs. how it is reflecting off the radius cut.  If you zoom in on that area, there is no step showing at either the top or bottom of the radius cut which there would be if it were cut deeper

Exactly right.  It is just the way the light is reflecting off the curved area of the receiver front.  No machining was done to the front of the receiver just to attach that wooden grip.

Oooooh. I see it better now. Now it makes sense :)

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