Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:25 PM
I'm planning to load mags tonight and take her out after work tomorrow!
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:23 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:44 PM
It's healthy 10 pound baby boy!
Feed it well!
Posted 07 November 2003 - 06:24 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 06:37 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 06:58 AM
How long did your transfer take? I ask because I'm seven weeks into the wait for a WH M1. Best of luck with your new baby, with the new parts it should be a good one.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 07:59 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:10 AM
That's fantastic! I share in your excitement!! I'm also in anticipation when some day my own transfer comes through. Glad you got your's early; mine is about a month late, due to complications.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:27 AM
I agree with the rest of the posts keep it clean and well oiled.
The oil thought reminds me of a friend who is a long term FA shooter. When I was looking over his M1A1, I noticed a thin film of oil seeping from every place it could. The wood was black from many years of oil and use, finish was parkerized. Even though my taste leans towards the 21/28 it was still a beautiful piece.
Treat it with respect and it will pay back in return.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:43 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:43 AM
I don't know why it moved so fast. I mailed the application in August. The check cleared Sept. 3. It "went pending" Sept. 23, and was approved Oct. 30. This was an intrastate transfer -- Form 4 to Form 4.
I wish I could post pictures, but I can't figure out how to set up my website and all that. (Fortunately I'm better at working with guns than cyber stuff.)
I'm hoping to leave work early today and shoot her. Loaded up some mags last night after I finished inspection/cleaning. Cycled some snap caps through after reassembly, and I was a little concerned because they didn't eject, but I guess that's just a difference between dummy & live ammo. I'll post a report.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 11:10 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:16 PM
Now, go out and have a blast and be sure to share your experience with the board.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:22 PM
Have fun with your new toy, hopefully your only stopage in firing will be running out of shells. best of luck
Posted 08 November 2003 - 11:53 AM
I found a second distorted case on the table. It was unclear whether the gun had ejected it or whether it came out manually, but it had a bulge around the circumference, like it had been comprssed as well -- a belt around the case about 2/3 of the way up.
My 30 rnd. mags seemed to run fine, so I tried a couple of WH L's I'd acquired while waiting for the gun to arrive. One seems fine, but one jammed about midway through. Cleared the weapon and emptied the rest of the drum. Tried again with similar results.
As I was packing up, I noticed the slide release button had fallen out of the buttstock. It was lying on the floor, and I pushed it badk in and it worked fine. What's odd is that now I can't get it to drop out again. Seems to work perfectly, but I don't trust it.
I'm going to try to make it out again today, and will let you know how it goes. Thanks.
Posted 08 November 2003 - 11:56 AM
Posted 08 November 2003 - 10:09 PM