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    F is the largest in my set....that is IF I have a...

    F is the largest in my set....that is IF I have a complete set.
    They are great for cutting screws to length as well as refreshing threads.
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    Here is the hard thing to find... Never saw...

    Here is the hard thing to find...
    Never saw another102097
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    Sticky: If anyone is in desperate need of 32 Mk.1 and 3...

    If anyone is in desperate need of 32 Mk.1 and 3 ocular lenses or OG lenses, drop me a PM.
    I have a small supply of brand new No. 32 lenses that are excellent quality and have been checked out by an...
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    Sticky: Early serial numbered Canadian sniper rings were...

    Early serial numbered Canadian sniper rings were not numbered, nor were the screws punched.
    A few other features that were on the later issues were not done as well.
    The British complained about...
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    Very nice looking scope and if both the turrets...

    Very nice looking scope and if both the turrets turn easily and the reticle moves you have a good scope.
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    If you use your imagination you can see two nose...

    If you use your imagination you can see two nose to nose broad arrows = sold out of service...
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    I made a copy of the Beech stock and it was not...

    I made a copy of the Beech stock and it was not too bad for close distances but not much good for longer ranges as I assume it was due to holding the rifle secure enough.
    Got to dig it out for a...
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    A lot of interesting firearms were used in star...

    A lot of interesting firearms were used in star wars.
    Some of the star trooper blasters were actually 1921 Thompsons (yes..REAL 21's) and other model T guns as well.
    Luc's pistol was a Mauser 96...
  9. Looking for and wanting to sell or trade scopes, cans ect.

    Has anyone ever got around to putting info this into a spread sheet?
    Doing up a data base and posting it as a sticky would be a real asset for anyone looking for anyone having a scope, can or mount...
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    If you use some of the dirty Yugo ammo and with a...

    If you use some of the dirty Yugo ammo and with a rpm rate of anywhere between 800 to 1100 they all look like they are on fire at the ejection port.
    I have photo's of one firing with 13 and 15...
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    Most WW 2 PPSh 41's that I examined had a mark...

    Most WW 2 PPSh 41's that I examined had a mark just above the ejection port which was presumably a makers mark.
    Also, a single mark that appeared to be a proof or inspectors mark beside it and, then...
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    Loading the last 10 or 20 rounds of tracer was a...

    Loading the last 10 or 20 rounds of tracer was a good trick.
    It was absolutely amazing to see the flight of the tracers.
    It looked like a laser but the the ones that took off at 90 deg. were also...
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    Sights are between the TWO guns on the Motley...

    Sights are between the TWO guns on the Motley mount.
    No provision for an AA sight on a single ground mounted gun.
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    Pull out on the recoil spring housing.. You...

    Pull out on the recoil spring housing..
    You might have to hand hold it like a luger..
    DO NOT PRY on the take down lever......I have seen so many buggered up this way
    Opps see you got it...
  15. Nice find...... damned it !!!! :-)##

    Nice find......
    damned it !!!! :-)##
  16. Most 20 round mags were done post manufacture in...

    Most 20 round mags were done post manufacture in India.
    Due to feeding problems with the mags in India (for some reason) they went to the wires and while reducing the capacity from 32 rounds to 20...
  17. Thread: No.32 mk3 maybe

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    Seized turrets are a common fault on the Mk. 3...

    Seized turrets are a common fault on the Mk. 3 scope.
    Of the scopes I get in for repairs I'd say 75% are seized turrets and subsequent damage from someone trying to fix them with a pocket knife....
  18. Thread: No.32 mk3 maybe

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    I've worked on all 4 models of the repro scopes...

    I've worked on all 4 models of the repro scopes that appear to be on the market and I am quite sure it is not a repro.
    Also, being a Mk. III, as all repro's so far, are Mk.1/2 configuration....
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    As well as the yellow, grey was also used. I...

    As well as the yellow, grey was also used.
    I have 15 to 20 original chests and the felt colour runs from the yellow (minority) to the shades of grey. (not 50 either :-)##
    You can find the felt in...
  20. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: Opening the top cover and turning the lock at 90...

    Opening the top cover and turning the lock at 90 deg. was known as "hanging the lock."
    You could close the top cover but the lock still stuck out and the top cover was open about 3 to 4 inches.
    It...
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    Lithgow made a real nice sporter in .22 Hornet on...

    Lithgow made a real nice sporter in .22 Hornet on No.1 Mk. 3* action
    They are not that common this side of the pond but I am sure there is a few in the USA.
    If you want a picture let me know.
  22. Thread: 30-06 Bren

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    There is kit sitting in museum basements that...

    There is kit sitting in museum basements that will never see the light of day but in many cases they have had to rewrite the book when it does surface.
    Many times the museum does not know what it is...
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    There appears to be about 4 makers of the repro...

    There appears to be about 4 makers of the repro scopes and some makes are not bad and others are getting better all the time. They are definitely a work in progress. I understand a Mk. 3 version...
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    Over the years, matching up items for museums, I...

    Over the years, matching up items for museums, I have found the best way is to use the super fine scotch brite pads that you can buy at the body shop supply
    They come in grades that are so fine you...
  25. Thread: SMLE MkV

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    Most of the Mk.V's seem to have made it to India....

    Most of the Mk.V's seem to have made it to India.
    It is impossible to get any info out of the Indian government, but most of the Mk.V I've encountered in the last 20 years have that black, oily...
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