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Old November 11th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #16
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Old November 11th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #17
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Welcome aboard the M14 Forum from Oakland, CA. Do you live outside the park? I'm guessing somewhere around Mariposa?

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Old November 11th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #18
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Welcome and thanks for buying those parts from me 😎

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Old November 11th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #19
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Old November 11th, 2016, 04:43 PM   #20
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Old November 11th, 2016, 05:57 PM   #21
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Welcome from someone a couple hundred miles west. Sounds like a cool gig, workin' in Yosemite.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 11:41 AM   #22
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I went to Castle Air Museum a while back after that B36 was placed there. No one was looking so I climbed up through the bomb bay doors and took the ladders all the way to the flight deck. It's about three stories up! I was surprised how sparse the aluminum structure was.

You had to have plutonium balls to fly one of those. They rarely worked right for long. Especially those highly complex piston engines. Last of the breed. I was glad to have the chance to see one up close.
The skin is so thin it can easily be punctured by anything. I've been in a lot of our airplanes and that one is huge inside. I felt like you should earn a prize for getting through a pre-flight checklist successfully!

shooter86314 thanks, I just wasn't sure as I'm not sure what I'm looking at just yet. And yes our contract does come up for bid every now and then but it is unique and the oldest concessioner in the parks so we have a little bit of a cushion versus any company just wanting to take over. We shall see what the future holds.

MeatyMac I live right in the park but do shoot in Mariposa when I have time. Normally I travel back to the Sacramento area when I visit family and friends I shoot there at a local range. My good safe keeps almost everything there. Here it would fall through the floor and collapse this little cabin I live in.

schrader it is a nice gig for photography but like any isolated mountain community it has its quirks

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Old November 13th, 2016, 01:58 AM   #23
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Old November 13th, 2016, 05:33 AM   #24
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Welcome from a former California resident and Yosemite visitor. In the late 70's when Castle was still an active B-52 base, 2 friends and I hiked to the top of El Capitan as part of a 3 day trip. Late in the afternoon after we had made camp and were exploring the top of El Capitan, a B-52 passed over us headed to Castle AFB. That was a great experience.

You are in a VERY special place on earth. Enjoy..

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 09:25 PM   #25
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for Rolex7:

I finally found a 1977 snapshot of my autographed Ansel Adam t-shirt, modeled by an anonymous friend at Mirror Lake. I thought you might appreciate this memorabilia.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 09:41 PM   #26
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That's pretty cool!

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:37 PM   #27
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Welcome to the forum. I grew up in Fresno and used to visit Yosemite and Fresno Dome from time to time. We used to camp in the summers at Soquel Falls and Texas Flats above Bass Lake. That was some beautiful country. I do miss it. Huntington Lake was my favorite lake. I still remember how clear the water was.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:48 AM   #28
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Welcome to the forum from Alabama ,watch the tonyben3 videos they are full of good information and Tony presents it in a way you don't have to be a gunsmith to understand .

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Old March 4th, 2017, 05:38 AM   #29
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Old March 4th, 2017, 03:10 PM   #30
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Welcome from Southeast Texas.

Did anyone ever answer your question about the gas system?

A unitized gas system will either be welded or "glued and screwed".

You may need to disassemble your rifle to determine which method was used.

If there are signs of welding on the front band then it's obviously a weld job.

The "glued and screwed" method cannot be visually determined without dis-assembly; however, you can try turning the gas valve, if the valve turns it's probably not unitized using the "glued and screwed" method.

You didn't state what model M1A you have and why you think it may be bedded.

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