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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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    I've known a lot of armourers. That looks...

    I've known a lot of armourers. That looks "armourer neat" to me;)
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    My first LE was (is) a 1941 Dispersal. When I got...

    My first LE was (is) a 1941 Dispersal. When I got it, it showed no signs of ever having rebuilt and had a proper SMLE butt fitted. However, 23 years later and the only original parts left on it are...
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    I think it must have got on a bus and f***ed off...

    I think it must have got on a bus and f***ed off somewhere sunny and warm.
  9. His short-sightedness is your gain!! A Colt,...

    His short-sightedness is your gain!! A Colt, produced by the hundreds of thousands, or a No4(T)? I know which one I'd have picked.
  10. Thread: WTF? moment

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    All to common a fate for any LE butt stocks that...

    All to common a fate for any LE butt stocks that were left lying around back in the day. Every mess had at leas half a dozen of the things tucked away, and they were common presentations for mess...
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    To the letter of the law, this is correct. With...

    To the letter of the law, this is correct. With "the powers that be's" attitude to firearms (at least in this country), if it's not already been done, I'd have the bolt face chamfered on the "blind"...
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    Probably just the arms storeman marking the case...

    Probably just the arms storeman marking the case to remind himself to put it in for "repair" after first parade Monday morning. Entirely possible it's got no official meaning at all, hence, it's...
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    There's also a chap based in UK called Martin...

    There's also a chap based in UK called Martin Brown doing them in Beech. You'll probably find him on the Facebook page "Lee Enfield SMLE Collectors Society".
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    Check outthis, from Canada. I believe he will...

    Check outthis, from Canada. I believe he will ship internationally.
    https://www.adpost.com/ca/sports_games/10546/
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    While you're waiting for the weather to warm up,...

    While you're waiting for the weather to warm up, do yourself a favour and order some kind of strap on cheek pad/riser.Getting smacked in the jaw by the comb of the stock quickly loses its novelty...
  16. Thread: SMLE MkV

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    That's good then, because I just managed to...

    That's good then, because I just managed to acquire a MkII, India Pattern bayonet. It'll be appropriately "dressed" for the next HBSA Fixed Bayonet Competition.:thup:
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    "His father's rifle during the war". I usually...

    "His father's rifle during the war".
    I usually take that to mean that when the person selling the rifle was a kid, and his dad showed him the rifle, the father said something like "I used one of...
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    Any chance of a run down of the components used,...

    Any chance of a run down of the components used, the work done and by whom?
    You can't just leave it at that.
    Are the other two gats in the pic genuine, or are they "homages" as well?
  19. Thread: SMLE MkV

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    I can sort of understand the fairly large scale...

    I can sort of understand the fairly large scale production, purely to see how the quality control would stack up on a sizeable production run. bear in mind, too, that much of the rifle would have...
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    Hi Geoff. I use the term "service" very loosely,...

    Hi Geoff. I use the term "service" very loosely, purely in context of the trials.
    I wonder if they were issued to whole units, just to the musketry school, or to several units at single Sqn or Coy...
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    SMLE MkV

    Does anyone know the fate of the MkVs once they were withdrawn from service. In "The Lee Enfield" Skennerton mentions Greece and China as two recipients; I've also seen India mentioned somewhere. Are...
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    By the time they finished in cadet service in the...

    By the time they finished in cadet service in the UK most were a real mix of manufacturers' parts. As long as the bolt number matches the receiver number and the headspace is within spec, "job's a...
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    I don't have that issue on mine, and it's been...

    I don't have that issue on mine, and it's been there 103 years.
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    U.S, or U/S is British Army parlance for...

    U.S, or U/S is British Army parlance for Unserviceable. Might not be what this stamp refers to, but it's something to bear in mind.
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    Here we go. Mfr...............Faz Mfr...

    Here we go.
    Mfr...............Faz
    Mfr Date.......09/44
    Brl Date........N/K
    FTR..............Yes
    FTR Date......1944
    Ser No..........R1106
    Mag..............No Number
    Fore-end.......Numbered,...
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