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    Very interesting even if not a factory sporter. ...

    Very interesting even if not a factory sporter. Barrel is a heavier replacement as you probably know, but just to be 100% sure, no markings over the chamber area?

    Stock resembles a factory...
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    Fake?! Ah yes, Pavel Novikov or something close to that....

    Ah yes, Pavel Novikov or something close to that. Purportedly based in Poland, but no more likely than Scotland probably, notwithstanding the 3m(?) Poles in the UK.

    Gone on to bigger and worse...
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    Pity, but par for the course! ;) Interesting...

    Pity, but par for the course! ;)

    Interesting that you found it on the end of the forend - it would make sense when rifles were being stored in vertical racks, and particularly when the reaming...
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    Defenestration. Can't have started in Prague...

    Defenestration. Can't have started in Prague either! ;)
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    Fake?! Wise to do a thorough google image search for...

    Wise to do a thorough google image search for whatever one may be thinking of buying to see if the purported seller is just using photos he took off the Net.

    Some years ago there was a joker...
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    I suspect the reports of explosive bullets are...

    I suspect the reports of explosive bullets are somewhat exaggerated as the German 7.92x57 S Patrone was often mistaken for an explosive or dum-dum round in WWI due to the "explosive" nature of the...
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    Thermopylae was based in Victoria, BC at the end...

    Thermopylae was based in Victoria, BC at the end of her commercial life; hauling rice from the Orient with a reduced rig. A great pity the Portuguese sank her in 1907(?), but perhaps she was too...
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    Of course I was speaking merely of "Cold War"...

    Of course I was speaking merely of "Cold War" days. ;)

    Now that Germany at least is "at war with Russia" according to her greenshirt defence minister I suppose you take your chances! :D
  9. If the helmets are anything to go by, the weight...

    If the helmets are anything to go by, the weight of bonded kevlar thick enough to have that sort of property is probably not much less than a metallic armour(?)

    No doubt thin, hard armour skins...
  10. Great visibility but not much structural...

    Great visibility but not much structural redundancy built into that air frame.

    And of course far, far too cheap to manufacture! :D

    Wouldn't be much fun in the Korean winters either. :ugh:
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    Have read that potassium supplements are a good...

    Have read that potassium supplements are a good hangover preventative taken a day or so before.

    Or there's the classic for officials attending Russian banquets: a slug of olive oil taken straight....
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    I've said before, but the Kochetov mount was the...

    I've said before, but the Kochetov mount was the most ingenious and practical fielded in WWI or WWII. It allowed the scope and upper mount to be collimated to the rifle's bore easily and quickly...
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    The absence of any CEF markings on the butt...

    The absence of any CEF markings on the butt suggests it was either supplied from Canadian stores in early WWII or perhaps one passed on to the WD in the exchange for SMLE's before it could ever be...
  14. Third photo is rust scale IMHO. You might want...

    Third photo is rust scale IMHO. You might want to degrease the barrel with something like oven cleaner then fill with vinegar and let stand for a day and then scrub out with a stiff wire brush.
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    Rather ridiculous that the Allenberger book has...

    Rather ridiculous that the Allenberger book has 2500+ reviews on Amazon and the "Voices of Russian Snipers" has precisely one. Allenberger is useful for the window it provides into the typical...
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    Presumably the photo refers to those prizes...

    Presumably the photo refers to those prizes having been won with rifles Fulton's set up or at least sold?

    Interesting question as to how they got the use of that location in the first place, and...
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    Might help a bit. Buccaneer, your 11th and...

    Might help a bit.

    Buccaneer, your 11th and 12th photos seem to show quite a bit of internal shuffling of fittings over the years. Did I misunderstand that you believe this chest was never set up...
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    I have Catalogue No.10j from 1933 and that page...

    I have Catalogue No.10j from 1933 and that page is identical except the prices.

    The "renovated" rifles were £ 7-0 and £8-15 at that time.

    Funnily enough, the P14 only features as a sporter...
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    Wasn't aware that the Russians had used a 210 gr....

    Wasn't aware that the Russians had used a 210 gr. bullet. At 148 gr. they certainly embraced the light bullet philosophy of the time!


    That puts the sighting of the early rifles in a different...
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    Refreshingly frank remarks about the limitations...

    Refreshingly frank remarks about the limitations of the rifle on the first page. Might be true to say that an element of discontent with both the rifle and the NRA rulings is discernable?

    Given...
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    I was expecting something that sailed out of...

    I was expecting something that sailed out of Foochow with a million pounds of tea loaded by hand in less than a day. ;(
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    Wondered if it was something like that.; a larger...

    Wondered if it was something like that.; a larger diameter would helped that. A piece of split HD hose might be been better, but maybe the storesmen and mechanics weren't cooperative. ;)
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    What's the bamboo on the gunshields for?

    What's the bamboo on the gunshields for?
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    Cameras to the left of them, cameras to the right of them.... :D

    Presumably a firing party for a military funeral, seeing the cemetery behind.

    Someone fairly important I suspect.
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    I was thinking you must have been having a little...

    I was thinking you must have been having a little burn out of the corners! :D

    You've got the weather for it anyway, or more than most of us.

    As for the law, it's becoming more of an *** with...
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