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    If the barrel hasn't been lopped, you ONLY have...

    If the barrel hasn't been lopped, you ONLY have to source a fore-end, etc, plus the associated metal bits. It depends on where the fore-end has been cut and if it has subsequently been "customized"...
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    How to fly your F6F Hellcat.

    Flying the Grumman F6F Fighter: Meet the Hellcat (1943) - YouTube
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    I've salvaged a lot of "dubious" ammo over the...

    I've salvaged a lot of "dubious" ammo over the years, Boxer and Berdan.

    Bullets? Use a serious bullet puller like the RCBS "collet" type. Those plastic hammer jobs are great for "short" runs but...
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    Headspace gauges of the most basic type, i.e.,...

    Headspace gauges of the most basic type, i.e., "GO" and "NO-GO" are ESSENTIAL to the OPTIMUM fitting of a barrel to a mechanism, regardless of the operating system of said mechanism.

    The idea of...
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    Savage No4 Mk1, NOT a 1*

    Spotted one of these today.

    Clearly marked as a Mk1 and built like one.
    Not "collector grade", but seems to be correctly marked.
    Bore looks good, but I didn't bore-scope it.
    Has been a "range...
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    Savage No4 Mk1, NOT a 1*

    Spotted one of these today.

    Clearly marked as a Mk1 and built like one.
    Not "collector grade", but seems to be correctly marked.
    Bore looks good, but I didn't bore-scope it.
    Has been a "range...
  7. The Ml1* bolt removal system probably "seemed a...

    The Ml1* bolt removal system probably "seemed a good idea at the time, your Worship", if starting with brand-new, correctly specced components.

    However as bodies and bolts wear, the amount of...
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    That's the beast!

    That's the beast!
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    The Oz / Lithgow Hornets appear to date back to...

    The Oz / Lithgow Hornets appear to date back to the late 1930s, with a "hole" in production during WW2. They used the Savage Hornet magazine of the period.

    I had one for a while. Impressively...
  10. I suspect part of the problem with the...

    I suspect part of the problem with the "reproduction" woodwork is that it may well be made to dimensions taken from old specimens. If not of reasonably recent manufacture, there may be issues with...
  11. The sight proper looks a lot like a "Central". My...

    The sight proper looks a lot like a "Central". My WAG is that the extra bit of glass is probably a "corrective" lense placed to that the shooter can achieve correct sight focus without having their...
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    That full-length SMLE "skeleton" with the "REPRO"...

    That full-length SMLE "skeleton" with the "REPRO" stamp looks like the ones made in Brisbane in the late 1970s / early eighties.

    A small number came out of the "shed" of a serious collector who...
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    Point taken on the calibre. All I have is the...

    Point taken on the calibre. All I have is the stock, which is definitely inletted for a MN action.

    Straight-line, thumb-hole configuration.

    If I could find a suitable scope mount, I would...
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    Finnish Mosin Nagant hunting rifles

    I recently picked up a stock for a Mosin Nagant.

    A thumb-hole "sporter" stock that appears to be inlet and bedded for relatively light ('91 / '91-30 / maybe M-39 barrel. There is some...
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    Fine sand could mean it visited North Africa or...

    Fine sand could mean it visited North Africa or somewhere like Syria. The Foreign Legion were quite active in such paces. See also Cambodia for a "rough time".

    Unless you have enough sand for a...
  16. The .303 was DESIGNED as a black-powder...

    The .303 was DESIGNED as a black-powder cartridge, at about the same time the French were introducing smokeless powder.

    The design of the Enfield rifling as shown in that drawing extract, is...
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    In all the original specifucations, the surface...

    In all the original specifucations, the surface finishing of most small Lee Enfield parts is referred to as "Blazing off".

    This seems to be a process in which the heated components, almost always...
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    I guess this is a "restored" photo, but if they...

    I guess this is a "restored" photo, but if they had "restored" the background a bit more, maybe someone could identify the location.

    A 5" x 7" glass plate negative has a huge amount of resolution,...
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    Try rubbing it with PAPER. What? Yes, paper....

    Try rubbing it with PAPER.

    What? Yes, paper. This works (slowly) because almost every bit of paper these days is made from wood pulp. Trees draw up a lot of mineral stuff with the water they pull...
  20. Mk7 Z indicates a "nitro-cellulose granular...

    Mk7 Z indicates a "nitro-cellulose granular powder. The bullet is the tried and true one as used in standard Mk7.

    One of the reasons for its introduction is that Cordite has a fairly severe flash....
  21. Given the way ALL cordite-filled .303 ammo is...

    Given the way ALL cordite-filled .303 ammo is made, if the price is right, drag out your press-mounted bullet puller and recover the Mk 7 bullets.

    Load these into nice, fresh boxer-primed cases...
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    How to build a B-24

    Starting from forests and bare fields...

    BUILDING THE B-24 BOMBER DURING WWII 74182 - YouTube
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    Riffing on an old saying: In WW1: The...

    Riffing on an old saying:

    In WW1:

    The Germans fielded a hunting rifle; the Americans, a target rifle; The French, an antique rifle and the British, a battle rifle.
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    Eventually, some of these "plods" are going to...

    Eventually, some of these "plods" are going to start wondering why the "peasants" are not talking to them, even socially, or more importantly, when serious matters arise.

    Interesting US video...
  25. Thread: SMLE MkV

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    The number of Mk Vs produced was significant...

    The number of Mk Vs produced was significant enough for the factory at Lithgow to have a full set of drawings for the beast, right down to the different forging required to make the highly-modified...
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