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    Nice to see it "back from the dead". Would it be...

    Nice to see it "back from the dead".
    Would it be possible to show any pics of how you spliced in the fore-stock?
  2. Thread: New Addition

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    Great rifle. Will you be shooting it?

    Great rifle. Will you be shooting it?
  3. Thread: Rigby Scopes

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    Promo, did the Rigby scope come as standard with...

    Promo, did the Rigby scope come as standard with the two mounting "pegs" on the side of the tube, or were they only on scopes for the SMLE?

    ---------- Post added at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous...
  4. Here's a shot of the rifle and a scaled down...

    Here's a shot of the rifle and a scaled down "Cabin Fever Challenge" (Rifle Chair Chanel, You Tube) for use at 20m, which is the extent of my garden. If it's worked there's also a shot "down range".
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    6.3x57 would be .257 Roberts. 6.3mm is the metric...

    6.3x57 would be .257 Roberts. 6.3mm is the metric designation for .25". The Roberts utilises the 57mm Mauser case, so 6.3x57mm = .257 Roberts
  6. Excellent, Roger. It's a very accurate little...

    Excellent, Roger. It's a very accurate little rifle. The fore-sight is a friction fit and works a treat.
    I'll have to see if I can figure out a way of mounting a No4 rearsight at the right height...
  7. I put an aperture rear sight and a No4 foresight...

    I put an aperture rear sight and a No4 foresight on my HW30 air rifle and got down to some target practice in the back garden.
  8. Thread: Rigby Scopes

    by harry mac
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    Rigby Scopes

    Can anyone tell me which came first; Rigby Commercial scopes, or the Periscopic Prism scope, as fitted to the SMLE sniper rifles?
    Was it the case that Rigby was marketing a German scope under their...
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    Thank the Lord for "charitable ladies"

    Thank the Lord for "charitable ladies"
  10. Thread: Bren Vest

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    No good for me, then?

    No good for me, then?
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    I'd go along with that. As for the absence of...

    I'd go along with that.
    As for the absence of "IW" stamps on the stock; I seem to remember that Winchester rushed the rifles into production to try and get ahead of Remington. Could it be that the...
  12. The * conversion was outside the remit of the...

    The * conversion was outside the remit of the WRS. According to Skennerton, the * upgrade was incorporated into the manufacturing process, it was not a "retro-fit".
    If rebarreling was within the WRS...
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    In the British Army, I've seen the odd chromed...

    In the British Army, I've seen the odd chromed bayonet. Usually SLR or No5 bayonets. But never seen rifle parts treated that way.
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    A new extractor spring will also help.

    A new extractor spring will also help.
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    York Guns used to sell those, but not for many...

    York Guns used to sell those, but not for many years now. I'm down to my last "oddment" of 30 bullets. I wonder why they decided on a bullet of 186 grns?
  16. Thread: Playtime

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    That's an ugly fig 12.

    That's an ugly fig 12.
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    It's not where you look, it's what you see. Some...

    It's not where you look, it's what you see. Some things can't be "un-seen".
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    Have you ever seen a German girl's arm-pits??...

    Have you ever seen a German girl's arm-pits?? :madsmile:
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    One of the pirates in The Golden Compass has a...

    One of the pirates in The Golden Compass has a No5. There seems to be a lot of Mauser M71 (or similar) used in the film as well.
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    Royal Marine deployment to Gallipoli The Long,...

    Royal Marine deployment to Gallipoli The Long, Long Trail

    Here's a reference to RMLI and a potted history of the Naval Division.
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    For me it was "Victor" comic. I've still got a...

    For me it was "Victor" comic. I've still got a few of the Victor Annuals on my bookshelf. My son, who's 10, has no interest in them at all; he'd rather be playing games on his i-pad.
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    I always thought it was Springfield they sued for...

    I always thought it was Springfield they sued for patent infringement because of the Model 1903.
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    The best range period I shot on for hard targets...

    The best range period I shot on for hard targets was shortly after "The Wall" came down. We got some actual BMPs and BRDMs to shoot our main armaments at on Hohne Ranges in Germany, courtesy of the...
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    It's just what grandads do! Well done on the...

    It's just what grandads do!
    Well done on the restoration. It looks great.
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    The presence of UK proof markings would also...

    The presence of UK proof markings would also point to it not being a "retained" service rifle. It's been disposed of by Ordnance into the trade, even if only to be exported.
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