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    If I remember correctly, goiung back a few years,...

    If I remember correctly, goiung back a few years, of the three that we had at Warminster and the two at Shrivenham, they were all different in some way of another either mechanically, internally or...
  2. Brian is correct. The spring forces the rim...

    Brian is correct. The spring forces the rim against the shallowing sidewall of the body and causes the extractor to act as a fulcrum to eject the case.
  3. The Sterling book is being reprinted and upgraded...

    The Sterling book is being reprinted and upgraded by Pen and Sword books as we speak. New info regarding the Sterling Company and its demise plus some from James Edmiston and lots more about the...
  4. Mmmmmmmm, news to me Strangely. But I could be...

    Mmmmmmmm, news to me Strangely. But I could be wrong
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    I have never seen that film before. Obviously...

    I have never seen that film before. Obviously made at Hythe, at the Small Arms School hence SASC on the shoulder titles there (SAS on the rear of the 15cwt truck). If my friend Maurice Fogwell was...
  6. I can't seem to put SPT/54 into a steel...

    I can't seem to put SPT/54 into a steel manufacturer category. Not saying that it isn't of course but it's not the usual ones we see like CF etc etc, Interesting.
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    We used to just strip a couple of clips or pick...

    We used to just strip a couple of clips or pick up a slack handful of ammo in our right hand (or left hand if you were one of the cack-handers), hold the mag on our left knee and slip the rounds in,...
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    To be honest Al, he is asking the ' my car won't...

    To be honest Al, he is asking the ' my car won't start, what's the matter with it' question. Simply too little info to proceed further.................
  9. DE1** = Enfield Mk1/2 SPT 54 don't know but...

    DE1** = Enfield Mk1/2
    SPT 54 don't know but Police something, 1954
    Yes, 45 = year or production
    Hands of Thor, the barrel strap is too tight. But remember after a bit of use it will(?) loosen up....
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    The FIRST question is this. How hard is it to...

    The FIRST question is this. How hard is it to lift the bolt. If it is hard then that is primary extraction and is so, it is without doubt a chamber problem.
  11. They look very nice for Mk2's. There is a short...

    They look very nice for Mk2's. There is a short article about the various binos on this forum if you look hard or if someone can point to it. The Mk2's didn't have desiccation screws or stop-down...
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    Carbine trigger frames were simply converted to...

    Carbine trigger frames were simply converted to single shot fire from the standard trigger frames and parts by the insertion of a through pion that prevented the inner change lever from rotating to...
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    I think that so far as I recall, there was only...

    I think that so far as I recall, there was only one illustration of the loader, in the 1937 Instructions for Armourers.
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    It is a snug fit in the Bren chest, left hand...

    It is a snug fit in the Bren chest, left hand side at the bottom. That is the reason for the circular recess cut into the side of the chest. 2 types were available. 1 for ammo in clips and one for...
  15. I would say with a degree of certainty that it...

    I would say with a degree of certainty that it would be the same as the British service vehicles. Simply because the while the Australians, NZers and SAfricans supplied the troops, the vehicles were...
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    Morning Skippy and Tankie. There was another...

    Morning Skippy and Tankie. There was another classic in one of the other EMER's, to '.....shave the bush slightly in order to make insertion of the plunger easier........' They must sit round...
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    There is a formula for the length of the silencer...

    There is a formula for the length of the silencer in relation to its diameter and something else that I won't bother you with.......... But so said, you can put a pop bottle over the end of a small...
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    Amazing..... We drive past them all the time on...

    Amazing..... We drive past them all the time on the way to Dusseldorf but never think anything of them. I'll stop and ponder next week....... Thanks Geoff.
  19. I think that the yellow matting was it being...

    I think that the yellow matting was it being iodine (?) based wash impregnated as a preservative. In much the same way as the type 'B' suffix pull-throughs were impregnated in some vile smelling...
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    Talking of precision ground optical glass lenses,...

    Talking of precision ground optical glass lenses, last call for anyone needing a set of ocular lenses for the Aldis series ofWW1 tele sights?
  21. Sten magazines. Lips to be parallel and the...

    Sten magazines. Lips to be parallel and the bullet 'angle of presentation' to be 8 degrees. How do I remember all this guff after all these years........
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    But how would you stop the turrets rotating? The...

    But how would you stop the turrets rotating? The only things I can think of is index plates rusted onto corroded/expanded old type fibre seals or someone super-glued it together!! Drill through and...
  23. I seem to recall that the black plastic furniture...

    I seem to recall that the black plastic furniture was made by a manufacturer in or near Manchester called Marleyfoam. There, another bit of useless Enfield related info.........
  24. Rusty magazines are nothing new, even with...

    Rusty magazines are nothing new, even with SLR/Bren magazines. Just degrease, light bead blast drop in the phosphate tank, paint, through an oven then an oil bath. They'll last another 30 years. ...
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    Some Mk3 telescopes are a total bastard to strip,...

    Some Mk3 telescopes are a total bastard to strip, even using heat and chemicals to break down the now dried out, rock hard and bitty bitumastic based sealant. Then there's the hidden grub screws...
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