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Old 03-12-2020, 12:33 PM
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I recall the stock being 5/16th inch. It drilled well and at that time I was using allthread to bind it. I recall the lengths being about 40 inches, perhaps more. .

It wasn't really free but at that time Los Alamos surplus was .10 lb. You could get machine lathes for that. The world was .10 lb. I got a lot of old West Controllers up there. They looked like they came out of Frankenstein's lab. A big old arrow that pointed at the temperature and they had this really loud "Clunk" when the solenoids kicked off.

It was only open Thursdays for one hour. They put us all on a chalk line and actually fired a little starting gun pistol and off we ran. The labs are still a very strange place.
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