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boomerg20
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Posted - 08/14/2004 : 09:23:04 AM
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What does "duffle cut" mean and how does it afect a gun.
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Todd A
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Posted - 08/14/2004 : 09:43:31 AM
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Usually the stock is cut where the rear barrel band is.That way the dis-assembled rifle would fit in a duffle bag so a soldier could take it home.Depending how it was done it should be fairly easy to repair and the cut would be hidden under the band.


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Posted - 08/14/2004 : 09:47:31 AM
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duffel cut usually applies to the practice of cutting the stock down (usually under a barrel band but it can happen anywhere)so the disassembled rifle would fit into a duffle bag for the trip home,if its done nicely when the parts are reassembled the band covers the cut.bag cuts to me are a part of the military rifles history and dont hurt it that much,to a purist well it might be a major flaw,if you have both pieces a decent woodsmith can make a joint that will never show to anyone but a expert.the most unfortunate thing about duffle cut rifles is all thru the 50's-70's when prices were low,BUBBA noticed that with a file an very little effort he could make a deer rifle by rounding off the cut,making it much tougher to fix,also some guys didnt cut them under the bands some even went so far as to slice them mid-receiver and you can hardly fix that cut,someone had a t-99 cut that way pictured on another forum.

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boomerg20
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Posted - 08/14/2004 : 10:08:03 AM
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Thanks guys for the info.
 
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