Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
One of my favorite kinds of days.
New Gun Day
Mr. Springfield showed up today. Since I did the paperwork on Saturday, and had the receipt showing the date-of-purchase, I was able to do the ‘one and done’ in-and-out. Didn’t know if it was going to come in a cardboard box, hard case or what, and surprise, it came in a nice embroidered custom padded tote bag. Outer pocket has 3 slots for 20 round mags, and the M1A patch at the top is Velcro, so I can mount it wherever.
Took two hours after the uncasing to scrub the cosmoline off of it. Gotta say, well preserved. Also, Interestingly, in the document pocket, it cam with the DotMil Technical Dash-10 for the M-14. Kind of cool. It’s a 1965 dated manual, but valid for the weapon.
Once I got it cleaned and reassembled, I put on the 1967 cotton-duck period clip-sling that was proper for those days. A twenty round mag rounds is out.
Sunday is gonna be fun-day.
Back to the loading board. Gonna have to put at least 50 service 7.62x51mm 147 Grain rounds together. I’m going to load them with 40 grains of N133. Any thoughts? Couple of the guys on the board recommend that as a load for the M1A. I have 3 pounds of the N133, and I want to save my Varget.
The trigger is National Match, the sights? National Match.
And then also, as part of the one-stop-shopping spree:
Dude’s AR-10 parts.
Fuckin’ dead sexy Aye?
Can’t wait til I finish that ‘un. Pics as we go.
So, More Later, I got more tuning and cleaning to do.
I Remain The Intrepid Reporter