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    Ha ha, yes, FFS (fat finger syndrome, not the...

    Ha ha, yes, FFS (fat finger syndrome, not the other meaning this time...) got the better of me there! Happy to wear that egg on face and 10 points Alan for alerting us to the indiscretion! :super:
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    Thanks SSG, this has been a good thread to watch...

    Thanks SSG, this has been a good thread to watch develop and your thoughtfulness sin advising us on the software is great. :thup:
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    Hey, Cinders, that KF... err yeah, is a pearler! ...

    Hey, Cinders, that KF... err yeah, is a pearler! Just the Jack Kit that the well prepared rooster in the Mounted Rifles or Light Horse headed off to The Veldt would have taken with him.

    Decades...
  4. Jim, Not being the owner of the rifle, I...

    Jim,

    Not being the owner of the rifle, I currently don't have better photos of the portion of the receiver. Of my 3 Savages, each has pretty rough striations perpendicular to the side face of the...
  5. Excellent, we're getting somewhere! Thanks for...

    Excellent, we're getting somewhere!

    Thanks for the comparison Roger, that's very helpful. I do feel that this rifle was reconfigured in the UK post War at some stage, certainly for civilian...
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    Roger and all,

    Very good comments and direction, thank you.

    I believe all the views are converging, somewhat. And your views seem to support the hypothesis I had to begin with.

    Here's some...
  7. Thread: Amazing!

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    :rofl:

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    There's a few good terms for Australia Post and...

    There's a few good terms for Australia Post and its adult day-care staff force.

    None of which are considered reasonable in polite society and generally make reference to one's parentage, parts of...
  9. Probable Service information about a Savage No 4 MK 1*

    G'Day to all the No 4 tragics in Milsurps space...

    It would be interesting to hear your knowledge and speculation (based on knowledge) of the Service Life of this rifle...

    105367 105369105368...
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    Thanks Jim, no, I hadn't. An interesting thought....

    Thanks Jim, no, I hadn't. An interesting thought.

    The rifle is a No 4 Mk I* that has a curious history. Hence, the reason I'm interested to find out what others may know.

    I'll provide some more...
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    What's this marking?

    I've come across a bit of an anomaly in the family of Lee Enfield.

    I'm hoping some eagle-eyed type with a heap more knowledge of matters Lee Enfield will be on the ball and put me in a place of...
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    Since it has a NSN on it, do you have any...

    Since it has a NSN on it, do you have any connections serving in supply positions that can look up your catalogue to determine what the item is called?

    Just a thought.
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    Would it be a motorcycle scabbard? Pure...

    Would it be a motorcycle scabbard? Pure speculation.

    The finish on the material looks like it needs to be painted or is mounted internally in a vehicle.

    Interesting find and question...
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    728, In short - not really. Lotsa...

    728,

    In short - not really. Lotsa "...but's..."

    The vinegar does need to be good quality, hence reasonably strong to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Watered down cheap and nasty...
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    SSG - that little blemish is but a mere scratch (...

    SSG - that little blemish is but a mere scratch ( somewhat like the Black Knight facing off the determined King Arthur... The passing of Terry Jones is channeling here..)

    Clean the timber...
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    Good suggestion Bill, you know that will create...

    Good suggestion Bill, you know that will create an "ah-ha" for some quiet readers. :thup:
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    David, you're absolutely spot on. Thank you....

    David, you're absolutely spot on. Thank you. Buggered if I know what happened there. Verdigris was exactly what I was thinking and managed a 't' instead. The power of suggestion, hey? Well, I feel...
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    Alan, a good point and I recognise my comment was...

    Alan, a good point and I recognise my comment was potentially obscure.

    I've and example of both No 8 and No 9. The 8 was specifically chosen as a UK sourced version and not a Kiwi one. There's...
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    Bill, Please don't see this as a pedantic...

    Bill,

    Please don't see this as a pedantic 'dig' just want to make sure that others wanting to search for the details found them easy enough.

    I am grateful for the redline spell check on my...
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    These beauties are very rare in the Antipodes and...

    These beauties are very rare in the Antipodes and I was fortunate enough to pick one up last year for a small fortune. It is built on a Savage No 4 Mk 1* body. The added attraction, to me, is that so...
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    Bill, Mostly spot on. Spelling is Vertigris. ...

    Bill,

    Mostly spot on. Spelling is Vertigris.

    Easily removed with lemon juice and sea salt solution or good quality white vinegar.

    :thup:
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    :rofl: Well, that's just one facet of...

    :rofl:

    Well, that's just one facet of understanding Enfields. Some words that you immediately lose from your vocabulary are: "always" and "never"

    Welcome to the curious and confusing world of...
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    A good question. In eucalypt forests, you'll see...

    A good question. In eucalypt forests, you'll see regrowth in 2 years, as Cinders says, but the bulk of the scrub won't be back to 'healthy' status until at least 5 years. Around the 7-10 year mark...
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    By means of a sample of evidence of my frustration and failure to comprehend the attitude of some when it comes to cleaning, inspecting, repairing, lubricating and preserving, the attached photo is...
  25. Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this...

    Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this running before responding. Good insight coming through.

    The only observation I can make is, no matter how hard one tries to hit middle ground, some...
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