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    Never done it, and wouldn't try. It might work...

    Never done it, and wouldn't try. It might work with a piece of antique saw-cut veneer. But modern knife-cut veneer is made with a device that functions rather like a gigantic pencil-sharpener, which...
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    I wish you luck in your search. Conscientious...

    I wish you luck in your search.

    Conscientious repair work is very time-consuming = expensive. A good stockmaker can make so much money producing a new fancy stock for a hunting rifle that he will...
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    Thanks for the photo series Geoff. Two years ago...

    Thanks for the photo series Geoff. Two years ago I took a detail photo of the muzzle of the gun with the barrel sloping downwards (your 2nd and 3rd photos).

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    It seems to have a cap that...
  4. "Seller Answer: That is what we found where it...

    "Seller Answer: That is what we found where it was made from the stamps on the rifle.must have been some secret arsenal that was not supposed to exist."

    What a load of twaddle! A claim supported...
  5. I have one. PM sent.

    I have one. PM sent.
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    This phrasing, or something similar, is the basic...

    This phrasing, or something similar, is the basic lie to oneself used by many people starting down the slippery slope that ends in outright fraud. It cannot be "returned" to a configuration (as a...
  7. My crystal ball does not work at that range! If,...

    My crystal ball does not work at that range! If, however, you were to be so accommodating as to post a couple of photos...
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    Any refinishing hurts collectable values,...

    Any refinishing hurts collectable values, because, from the collecting point of view, it is a falsification.

    Rifles were not made to look pretty, but to shoot ... and you were talking about a...
  9. Nothing against swords, but isn't this the wrong...

    Nothing against swords, but isn't this the wrong forum?

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    Sub-standard workmanship plus no markings = not...
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    In my experience, military rifles usually shoot...

    In my experience, military rifles usually shoot high. Foresight blades wear down, not up. The only time I have had military rifles shoot low is when they have had a new foresight blade fitted....
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    Vinegar contains acetic acid, not citric acid....

    Vinegar contains acetic acid, not citric acid. But you are correct, in that it might be too fast-acting. The leather idea is intriguing - but how do you achieve the equivalent of 120 years of rubbing...
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    Yes, but go slowly

    "So, my question is whether there is some chemical I could dab on a piece of flannel and gently rub away at the high spots and/or edges of the re-blued parts so they look slightly more worn-in?"
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    According to Stratton, Vol. 1, BSA produced an...

    According to Stratton, Vol. 1, BSA produced an estimated 60,000 No 1 MKIII from 1942-44.

    BSA made only a couple of thousand No.4s in 1941, but reached full production in 1942. So any No.1s made...
  14. GreatWarGuns, I agree with you about the stock....

    GreatWarGuns, I agree with you about the stock. There's not much skill involved in just paying out money - although, of course, some skill is required to find the parts to buy!
    Refurbishing an old...
  15. This link provides good information from someone...

    This link provides good information from someone who has "been there, done that"

    Replacing a #4 Enfield

    The problem is similar to that in the 6.5mm Carcanos ( a 91/41 in my case), where a...
  16. Technical Terminology

    Ballistically Suspect ?:madsmile:
  17. The steel band is known as a tie-plate. It is...

    The steel band is known as a tie-plate. It is held in place by a brass rivet. Do NOT try and drive it out with a punch unless you first file or grind off the rivet head!

    But..... Why on earth...
  18. 64.R.E.1.83 = 64th Regiment, "Ersatz" Batallion,...

    64.R.E.1.83 = 64th Regiment, "Ersatz" Batallion, 1st Company, Weapon No. 83

    64th Regiment = Infantry Regiment General-Feldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8th. Brandenburg)
  19. Scabbard marking: Standard marking syntax. ...

    Scabbard marking: Standard marking syntax.
    119.R.9.96.

    119th Regiment, 9th Company, Weapon No. 96.

    Grenadier Regiment Königin Olga (1st. Württemberg)

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  20. Enfield Enforcer, I really do not understand your...

    Enfield Enforcer, I really do not understand your problem. Take a look at the sight leaf on your rifle, and you will see that it is calibrated for a couple of thousand yards. Even my LP08 Artillery...
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    "It takes much more pressure to expand a case...

    "It takes much more pressure to expand a case neck that it does to move a bullet ."

    Thanks bob q for the explanation. Discussion helps to clarify woolly thoughts!

    I reckon you're correct: to...
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    Basic data needed

    Pocketshaver, I'm not exactly a reloading beginner, but at the moment find the information to be inadequate. How about some basics? What caliber, what rifle, what powder charge... and above all,...
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    Ovidio, that looks like a really good rifle!...

    Ovidio, that looks like a really good rifle! Looking forward to seing the first results!
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    Gil, the person in the portrait is not the man...

    Gil, the person in the portrait is not the man under discussion, it's his father.
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    Could well be. Search for signs of a sight having...

    Could well be. Search for signs of a sight having been mounted on the back end of the comb of the stock.

    What caught my eye was the second rifle - an extremely bullish bull-barrel. What does it...
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