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    Thanks for all the pics and info Geoff and Gil,...

    Thanks for all the pics and info Geoff and Gil, absolutely fascinating!

    I spent a couple of days taking in the invasion locations a couple of years ago.

    From Carentan to Pegasus bridge, taking...
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    What a beautiful rifle, looks almost factory...

    What a beautiful rifle, looks almost factory fresh.
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    Deactivating No7 rifles is terrible... Why...

    Deactivating No7 rifles is terrible...

    Why don't they just sell them off for profit and procure the rubber/ plastic training M16 shape rifles for Cadet drill purposes.
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    Very very interesting rifle, thanks for...

    Very very interesting rifle, thanks for sharing....
  5. Quite the haul! I would personally be...

    Quite the haul!

    I would personally be seperating out those rare WW1 .303 chargers.

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    It's amazing the...
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    Deactivated British Sten mk5 9mm submachine gun...

    Deactivated British Sten mk5 9mm submachine gun sliding bolt and cocking handle

    Here's a similar 'dummy bolt' in a UK Sten deac, not sure how this meets the requirements, but it obviously does.
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    Link dosent seem to work now, assuming it's an...

    Link dosent seem to work now, assuming it's an accurate copy with extractor and fixed firing pin, it's far too close for comfort, I certainly wouldn't risk it.

    At the very least, it could give you...
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    Nice one Georg, fantastic images and very useful...

    Nice one Georg, fantastic images and very useful for details....
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    If it helps, I have a this old image from my...

    If it helps, I have a this old image from my visit to Warminster a few years back?

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    All well that ends well....

    All well that ends well....
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    As Jim said, cosmoline goes granite hard, you may...

    As Jim said, cosmoline goes granite hard, you may have a few old deposits in the chamber.

    Give it a 'really' good clean and try chambering a drill round or spent case to see if there are any...
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    That's correct, the butt plate is one one part. ...

    That's correct, the butt plate is one one part.

    No1 remove screw.
    No2 use a small right angle hook to remove circular insert.
    No3 You now have access to the return spring screw, simply unscrew (...
  13. Great pics Gil, many thanks for sharing mate, I'm...

    Great pics Gil, many thanks for sharing mate, I'm sure the veterans will be chuffed at the efforts made by today's airborne warriors...

    Love to be there to see it
  14. Keep it coming Peter, adds to the group...

    Keep it coming Peter, adds to the group knowledge, certainly not useless...
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    Beautifully summed up Damural, not only did...

    Beautifully summed up Damural, not only did Canada use the right rifle in WW1, they continue to do so to this very day.

    No1, No4, C1 and various versions of the M16.

    All excellent choices and...
  16. Well, nothing will come from the UK, everything...

    Well, nothing will come from the UK, everything Firearms related is heading into the skip unfortunately.
  17. That's interesting, I also thought they were more...

    That's interesting, I also thought they were more of dealer/ exporter/importer.
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    Interesting beast, Faz 1956 barrel, must have...

    Interesting beast, Faz 1956 barrel, must have been one of the very last Faz barrels manufactured.

    So a Faz No4 mk2 in Canadian service, that's interesting in itself, trials of some sort perhaps,...
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    Adding to Jims post, the UK plastic butt has a...

    Adding to Jims post, the UK plastic butt has a retaining screw in the middle of the butt pad, remove this and use a small hook to remove the plastic ring.

    You will then see the slotted screw. I...
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    Sounds very interesting, looking forward to some...

    Sounds very interesting, looking forward to some pics...
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    We might want to move this to the Fal section......

    We might want to move this to the Fal section...

    There should be a gap in that area, can you post a pic?

    Quite often you get butts with the area at the very top radiused away at a slight angle....
  22. Nice piece, looks to be in good condition too....

    Nice piece, looks to be in good condition too. With its official documentation it's certainly a very collectable piece.

    It doesn't have any civilian proof marks or sold out of service markings, so...
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    Agreed Jim, good honest Army with lots of...

    Agreed Jim, good honest Army with lots of history.


    The typical marks where the previous military owners have hammered out the wedge in the field, no doubt after it had been murdered absolutely...
  24. Complete 1950's manufactured beech No4 MK1 wood...

    Complete 1950's manufactured beech No4 MK1 wood sets are still available (here in the UK at least).

    I would assume these are left overs from the massive post war FTR rework.

    These are starting...
  25. They do look good, but it really does depend on...

    They do look good, but it really does depend on how accurate the inletting is.

    Certainly demand for a variety of SMLE woodwork, No4 woodwork is still available though, but starting to dry up.
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