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    M192 over 1948 means it was refurbished by PH...

    M192 over 1948 means it was refurbished by PH Arms Co in 1948, a subsidiary of Parker Hale.
    These rifles have a good reputation for accuracy.

    Regards

    AlanD
    Sydney
  2. Thread: De Lisle carbine

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    Markings

    Do the drawings show any specif markings that were applied to the carbines during manufacture or inspection.

    Regards

    AlanD
    Sydney
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    Major Robert Turrp

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    Major Turrp wrote a book about his life in the army , working as a salesman for Sterling after he left the army and opening his own operation complete with a reconditioning work shop in...
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    How Many

    How many of the 38001 ended up back in the States? There was a book published many years ago with a title like 'Merchants of Death', or some such - my copy is in storage at the moment. This book had...
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    There is a nice example of an Elecrolux...

    There is a nice example of an Elecrolux conversion from a Lithgow rifle, in the collection at Shrivenham.

    Regards

    AlanD
    Sydney
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    Hopefully this link will work OK. ...

    Hopefully this link will work OK.

    https://www.facebook.com/LondonSmallArmsCoLtdhistory

    Regards

    AlanD
    Sydney
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    What is the current issue signal pistol in use...

    What is the current issue signal pistol in use with the RAF, currently?

    Regards

    AlanD
    Sydney
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    Is there a direct link to your Facebook site? I...

    Is there a direct link to your Facebook site? I am not on Facebook myself.

    Thanks

    AlanD
    Sydney
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    Rifle SLEM 7.92mm

    The boxes on the right are for the "SLEM 7.92mm", or Self Loading Experimental Model, 7.92mm. This rifle was very nearly adopted prior to the adoption of the L1A1, the bayonet was adopted, being the...
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    I used to call into the shop on my annual trip to...

    I used to call into the shop on my annual trip to the UK, most times I wouldn't buy anything but have a good chat to the bloke who served me. He would then nip upstairs and retrieve an old AJP...
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    The book will make an interesting follow on from...

    The book will make an interesting follow on from his first book, 'The Stirling Years'. 25 years is a long wait for justice, that's for sure.

    Edmiston is involved in making fine British guns with a...
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    DA Prefix Ross Rifles

    Hi Doc

    Quite a few DA rifles are in Australia, I have DA 148 with matching bayonet.

    I have a DA prefix survey going on the Ross Rifle Forum. Quite a few are located in Oz.

    So far we have...
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    This mark would be indicative of a purchase...

    This mark would be indicative of a purchase through the British Purchasing Commission (BPC) as opposed to Lend Lease.Particularly as the rifle does not have U S Property markings. Even though the...
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    The proof mark of crossed sceptres with a letter...

    The proof mark of crossed sceptres with a letter at the top and dot/s underneath is a Birmingham proof mark.35020 If I am reading the chart correctly the letter "D" indicates proof in 1924. The dot/s...
  15. British Military Proof

    The Crown and X mark is actually, a crown, over the letters GR for the king over crossed pennants over the letter P, for proof. The crown over V3 over is an Enfield inspection stamp. A second one is...
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    My copy of "The Golden Century" is not available,...

    My copy of "The Golden Century" is not available, so perhaps someone can comment who has a copy of the book. From memory the production of the tube mag version was in the low thousands.

    With the...
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    These box magazine pump action .22 rifles are...

    These box magazine pump action .22 rifles are covered in John Knibbs book, "The Golden Century". My copy not to hand but he states only a couple hundred were made before going onto a tube magazine. A...
  18. Thread: Low S/N guns

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    I have got a Patchett M/C 29. Regards AlanD...

    I have got a Patchett M/C 29.

    Regards
    AlanD
    Sydney
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    No2 Mk5

    Both pistols are No2 Mk5 pistols. The No1 Mk 5 is similar but has a longer flared barrel. The calibre is one inch. The number M601 is a war time (WW2) British manufactures code.
    M601 is I.L....
  20. Lewis Gun List of Changes Book - with some Bren and Hotchkiss stuff

    I just got my copy of a new publication by Kevin Driscoll, which is book covering all List of Changes concerning the Lewis Gun. These LoC's cover the gun itself -air and ground- and all accessories...
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    I first saw this pistol discussed on the 1911...

    I first saw this pistol discussed on the 1911 Forum. It is particullay interesting in that it is the only 1911 Government Model -not 1911A1- that I have seen, with the Released by British Govenment...
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    Birmigham Gun Museum - BSA etc.

    The Birmigham Gun Museum is a site worth checking out for photos of gun making premises as they were and as they are now. This includes BSA wartime factories, as well as Webley & Scott and so on. The...
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    Sticky: L39a1

    Hello Simon

    Do you have any information on the following L39A1 rifle: UE.70.A805.

    I also have a Parker Hale L81A1 in my collection, I don't suppose you have any information on these? Many...
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