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Old November 10th, 2016, 02:01 PM   #1
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Greetings from Yosemite

Hello everyone,

New user here. I live in Yosemite National Park where I am a photo guide and instructor with The Ansel Adams Gallery. I also volunteer at the Castle Air Museum in the Restoration Dept. I recently purchased a National Match model from a friend that never got to shoot it as he has been deployed since then.

This forum looks like a great place to find new information. I am a little lacking on the M1A platform as this was a bit of an impulse buy.

I'm trying to figure out if the SA factory gas system is unitized or not and what upgrades (if any) I am going to need to install all at once as to not remove the rifle from the bedding more than once.

I have a Sadlak steel scope mount on the way and a cheek riser that was offered with it but I would like to add a bipod and start reloading at another location as my home in Yosemite is far too small for that.

Thanks in advance and I'll see you on the forums.

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Now you have made a good decision in registering here the other day and most definite you came to thecorrect place to learn more about the M14 Battlerifle and military surplus ammunition for her nutritional dietary needs, welcome on board and enjoy the site andI hope you can post often rolex87.I spent an afternoon at Castle Air Museum a couple of years ago with my brother, nice place to spend the day.




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Old November 10th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #7
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Thanks all. I was actually up on the B-36 doing some sanding and re-skin the other day. The staff there is awesome and showing me how to do a lot of interesting stuff. I signed on to originally do photography for them but I'm doing all sorts of things now.

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Thanks all. I was actually up on the B-36 doing some sanding and re-skin the other day. The staff there is awesome and showing me how to do a lot of interesting stuff. I signed on to originally do photography for them but I'm doing all sorts of things now.
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.

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I am happy to hear that the AA Gallery hasn't been swallowed or evicted by the Park Service. It's a wonderful shop.
Where do you shoot?

Unitized? I defer to others. The SAI website doesn't say that it is. In your pic, there appears to be a slight gap between the lower band and the gas cylinder.

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