removed and the repair tested by putting a block of fibre in upper tang channel and hammering, as when breaking off the piece. When the stock showed no signs of letting loose under some pretty vigorous blows, it was decided the job might hold. Then to further reinforce it, a round-head brass wood screw 2 3/4 inches long was turned in as shown in Figure 105. The hole for this screw was drilled starting just below the lock plate shoulder in extreme rear of lock

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owner to date. I would expect it to hold indefinitely.

Because of the perverted ideas of some factories with regard to

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