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Old 10-20-2011, 06:32 AM   #11
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Guess what I was askin Joe is , where did You get the rifle , or do You just have the trigger group , is this trigger better than the average nonMauser trigger , wood or syn stock , how do You know it is an AMU rifle , trigger pull weight, caliber , what size groups....so on...I would have guessed that by 1967 Hands at AMU would have been buildin off 700 actions but knowin that there are always some that never give up on the Mauser

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #12
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I have not personally handled the weapon, Wild Bill. It was built @ the AMU @ Benning for a friend of mine while he was stationed there in 1967. Maybe they were usin' the 700 action by then, but happened to have this FN action layin' around. It has a Douglas barrel. Subsequently, he deployed to the 'Nam and served w/ the 25th ID. He landed @ Tan Son Nhut as the VC were breaching the perimeter of the US Embassy in Saigon during their Tet Offensive. Welcome to the war, kid. He eventually ended up in Dau Tieng. My friend knows that I participate in several gun forums, so he enlisted my help in trying to ID this trigger group. A 'smith friend of mine felt that it may have been purchased by the AMU and then modified by them to suit their purpose. It bears no maker's mark or numbers......

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:39 AM   #13
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Likely Timney or Canjar. ANy identifying marks or scars on it?
 
 
Old 10-21-2011, 03:34 AM   #14
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Thanks for respondin' John. Timney has no record of it and Canjar is closed. There are no marks of any kind on it........
 
Old 10-21-2011, 04:26 AM   #15
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Hey John Tee....Been wonderin how You were doin , hadn't seen You on here farawhile.....guess the only clues I see to this mystery is who was makein triggers back in the 1960s , was it shelin , canjar , timmey and who else...That was just 45 years ago , Hand buildin the rifle could have been 30yrs old then , 75 now , it is possible said Hand might see this post , Hand could have been forty and tryin to finish 20 and get out ,that would make Him 85.....still possible....never havein the money for the custom parts I always had to work with what came in the rifle....700s were easy to adjust the screws and get a good pull , easier to adjust and get the rifle to fire when the bolt closed ,most often when You didn't want it to...round receiver on 700s is easy to glassbed.......I remember how surprised I was when the first 700 I worked over shot tighter groups than a high grade pre64 winny from a well know custom riflesmith

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:52 PM   #16
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IIRC Wild Bill, it was Shilen, Timney, and Canjar back in those days. Timney and Shilen have no archieval records of sending triggers to AMU, Benning. The old man closed the doors at Canjar, finally, so there's no way of questioning him. I don't believe Jewell was around back then. MEANWHILE, it IS good to see both of you guys around, JohnnyT and Wild Bill. Thanks for scratchin' your heads over this matter in my behalf...........

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Old 10-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #17
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Well...Even if they didn't send any to the AMU, there coulda still been one to sneak in on the night train...and it coulda been jeweled at any time along the way...gun tinkerers not bein' able to leave anything alone for long.

It's a mystery, for sure.

Been tied up tight with the dog thing, Bill. Lotta rescuin' to do and to be done. With this economy, people are dumpin'em left and right.
 
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JohnT...You just had to mention the economy...guess dogs would be first to catch the most HELL, butt listen to this....Young black gang member killed in a recent drug deal in New Orleans...said gangbanger bein 25 years old...obituary says he has fathered 9 kids by 3 different women....g.b. has never had a job,dealin and welfare is his soul income since his exit from the womb.....welfare bill for this one g.b. his 9 kids and three girlfriends is over $200,000 per year , not countin free medical , free obama phone , all the free housein ETC.....multiply this time FORTYFIVE MILLION UNDIES in this country that are taken care of from the cradle to the grave.....is it any wonder the economy is bad....and there is another 50,000,000 on top of this that receive from 10% to 90% subsistence from the goverment QUITE A W.T.F. MOMENT DON't YOU THINK

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quite a w.t.f. Moment don't you think

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It's a sad state of affairs, Wild Bill...........
 
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Well...Even if they didn't send any to the AMU, there coulda still been one to sneak in on the night train...and it coulda been jeweled at any time along the way...gun tinkerers not bein' able to leave anything alone for long.

It's a mystery, for sure.

Been tied up tight with the dog thing, Bill. Lotta rescuin' to do and to be done. With this economy, people are dumpin'em left and right.
I was referrin' to the "Jewell" brand of trigger, JohnnyT. I inadvertently left one "l" off the end......Talkin' about animals being dumped, how about that dude in Ohio, takin' his own life and releasin' all of those exotic animals ? ? Somewhere along the line, some early intervention was needed in that situation....

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