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  1. The pictures in Clawson's book seem to match up...

    The pictures in Clawson's book seem to match up with an early Remington Rand mainspring housing.

    I think the other two are early Colt and US&S but not sure. Email me direct to bdlltd@bellsouth.net...
  2. Hi Bob, According to Charles Clawson's book,...

    Hi Bob,

    According to Charles Clawson's book, it's a Springfield Armory barrel produced prior to 1943 when they added the Heat Lot number above the "S" and "P" stamps. Guessing a replacement...
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    I think they used manganese phosphate at SA which...

    I think they used manganese phosphate at SA which is a darker grey color. The color may be lighter when the bath gets weak. If you look at original Winchester phosphate finish, you'll find it's a...
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    Alan, you’re trying too hard to put sense where there isn’t any. These rules and regulations are written by clueless legal types. Just think of all the crime we’re stopping. Comforting eh? Brian
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    Country of ORIGIN was a pre-1968 requirement....

    Country of ORIGIN was a pre-1968 requirement. Country of MANUFACTURE is a post-1968/GCA68 requirement along with the other marks you mention. It can be a bit confusing for we mere mortals.
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    I'm no exspurt but I'm also not unsure at all of...

    I'm no exspurt but I'm also not unsure at all of what these stamps are. I've been studying this stuff for 40+ years and a licensed importer for 26 years but I digress. Desperatedan lays it out in...
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    As far as the "CANADA" stamp goes, the easiest...

    As far as the "CANADA" stamp goes, the easiest thing for you to do is read post #2 again. AdE has nailed it simply and easily. I won't complicate things for you any more. You should purchase "The Lee...
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    You're making this way too complicated. I'm not...

    You're making this way too complicated. I'm not sure where you're learning from. Wartime Long Branch No.4 Mk.1 and No.4Mk.1* service rifle production was mostly for the British. Again, the "Canada"...
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    Sorry for the confusion. I never said it was...

    Sorry for the confusion. I never said it was British. I said it "may have". Nothing definite. Does it have an ownership mark from Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or other Commonwealth nation? That...
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    It may have British commercial proofs on the...

    It may have British commercial proofs on the barrel but I doubt a post 1968 US import mark. The requirement was a county of "origin" stamp and not country of "manufacture" like post 1968. That's why...
  12. The "tanker" designation of the No.2Mk.1* and...

    The "tanker" designation of the No.2Mk.1* and No.2Mk.1** revolvers is pure mythology. The Army requirement was for a simplified D/A only revolver and has nothing to do with tank crews. It seems to be...
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    I've seen them stamped on both wood and metal.

    I've seen them stamped on both wood and metal.
  14. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    The truth hurts Rog! ---------- Post added at...

    The truth hurts Rog!

    ---------- Post added at 12:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:45 PM ----------

    Didn't he use the word "cowards"?
  15. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Sorry Mark but I don't see any personal attacks...

    Sorry Mark but I don't see any personal attacks here other than the one you just lodged on our British brothers. It says a lot. Do you have a financial interest in the sale? Some of us don't want to...
  16. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Turd alert! it still looks bogus and not even...

    Turd alert! it still looks bogus and not even close to original. Other than that, words fail me.
  17. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    I've got a legit 1975 conversion sn. AM8298....

    I've got a legit 1975 conversion sn. AM8298. There's no way on this earth that the OP's rifle is a legitimate 1975 conversion. I've had one 1980 conversion that had the later poor markings similar to...
  18. Thread: 1903a4

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    The scope needs to be installed correctly....

    The scope needs to be installed correctly. Obviously done post military service.
  19. I was on the APEX Surplus website a couple of...

    I was on the APEX Surplus website a couple of weeks ago and he has the run and plug gauges, (.301, .307 and .310), available.
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    OK guys, I'm picking up six copies of the L1A1...

    OK guys, I'm picking up six copies of the L1A1 EMER w/ the Illustrated parts catalogue this week. Price is $75 per copy plus shipping so any of you guys still want one, please let me know. Email...
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    My bad, it's a "D" stamped with a broken or badly...

    My bad, it's a "D" stamped with a broken or badly worn stamp that matched both body and barrel. The stamps on the back of the bolt handle, rear sight and nose cap are nearly as bad but readable....
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    Thanks for the comments. I'd like to know what...

    Thanks for the comments. I'd like to know what the thick oil based product smerdon42 refers to is and was it used for tropical service on wood during WWII. My interpretation is probably not but I...
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    SAF Lithgow Mk.III*

    A question for my Australian brothers. I acquired a decent but well used '42 Mk.III* that's matching throughout and in spec. including the forend. It strikes me as a rifle that's seen service in the...
  24. A bead blast and Parkerize with manganese...

    A bead blast and Parkerize with manganese phosphate is about all you can do to bring it back to military spec.. I've done a few over the years and still own one 4CH. The only way you can tell it's...
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    It's the bible.

    It's the bible.
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