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    Lanyard on the left means it's less likely to get...

    Lanyard on the left means it's less likely to get caught up in tack when mounting and dismounting.
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    And the drill rifles' actions were mostly welded,...

    And the drill rifles' actions were mostly welded, and a hole in the chamber.
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    Correct Rob. Weermag=defence force, of which...

    Correct Rob.

    Weermag=defence force, of which the army is part. In English SAW=SADF
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    Did you check to see if it is possibly No 5 rifle?

    Did you check to see if it is possibly No 5 rifle?
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    The technical section has a number of guides...

    The technical section has a number of guides showing the relationship of the various parts. Page through the No 4 ones and you should find the answer.

    Also check the differences between a No 4...
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    The British broad arrow on the barrel and South...

    The British broad arrow on the barrel and South African mark on the action indicate transfer from British to South African ownership. Possibly as part of the purchase after WWI.

    The police marked...
  7. Orgin of the Sten mags was the Lanchester SMG,...

    Orgin of the Sten mags was the Lanchester SMG, itself a copy of the German WWI SMG. Tooling was available.

    Curious, what is the source of the "no more Stens" quote? Stens were in common use...
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    Definitely South African military with XSAW,...

    Definitely South African military with XSAW, never police. XSAW only when it was sold out of stock to military members, as we could purchase No 1 and No 4 rifles for many years until the new...
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    The military wouldn't use 'bad' wood for stocks. ...

    The military wouldn't use 'bad' wood for stocks. However, it follows that some types of wood are better for rifle stocks but all were good, depending on supply. Pick the prettiest one.
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    They make excellent tins for roasting in the...

    They make excellent tins for roasting in the oven, cooking on the stove, etc; pity the wife didn't agree often enough.
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    Rubber butt pad for aircraft and vehicle use? ...

    Rubber butt pad for aircraft and vehicle use? The No 5 was developed for the jungle remember and in use in 1944 already. Best I could find was to prevent slipping on clothing in the humid jungle...
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    Reynolds clearly states the No 5 developed and...

    Reynolds clearly states the No 5 developed and approved for jungle warfare and regular infantry. Later issue is a different matter. The reason for the location of the sling swivel is still hiding...
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    It does say new manufacture. Wonder who used it?

    It does say new manufacture. Wonder who used it?
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    That makes sense. However, why not at the bottom...

    That makes sense. However, why not at the bottom then as for all the other numbers and marks?

    Note. All the other carbine makes clearly had different parade drill requirements to the Brits.
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    I would love to have more detail about military...

    I would love to have more detail about military snipers using a crimp. Sounds very interesting.
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    I doubt if that is the reason as you continuously...

    I doubt if that is the reason as you continuously change shoulders when moving with a rifle. All the other make carbine photos I've seen have the rear swivel on the left side or bottom. Were I to...
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    That is a handsome rifle!

    That is a handsome rifle!
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    No 5 Mk 1 sling position

    I have been wondering for a long time. Why is the butt sling swivel on the No 5 on the right and not the left? It is in such an awkward place *** the bolt will keep reminding you where it is, it...
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    Watching for movement in the ruins.

    Watching for movement in the ruins.
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    From the original post it's clear the rifle...

    From the original post it's clear the rifle doesn't like those bullets. Possibly/probably different bullet shape from the same manufacturer would group well.

    Don't condemn the ammo because the...
  21. Boiling water. French polish? Isn't that...

    Boiling water.

    French polish? Isn't that for furniture? Doubt if it was used for military rifles.
  22. My first reaction was a 98 is a 98 is a 98. On...

    My first reaction was a 98 is a 98 is a 98. On reflection there must be small differences between the various manufacturers and models, but not major.
    Next reaction was that just about any 98...
  23. Little wings help to get it into a floppy canvas...

    Little wings help to get it into a floppy canvas holster, cylinder doesn't catch on the edges of the holster.
  24. What beautiful gun!

    What beautiful gun!
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    It depends on what a 'heavy load' might be and...

    It depends on what a 'heavy load' might be and what you loaded. There are too many variables, but in general, as accurate as your loads can make the rifle to be.
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