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  1. Someone fitted a finely adjustable...

    Someone fitted a finely adjustable peepsight/diopter to the stock, being unwilling or unable to fit it to the receiver.
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    Confirmed. RKM = Reichskriegsministerium ...

    Confirmed. RKM = Reichskriegsministerium

    Source: Wacker & Görtz "Handbuch Deutscher Waffenstempel" P.276.
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    My recommendation: don't waste a lot of money in...

    My recommendation: don't waste a lot of money in trying to make it into a military-looking trapdoor again.
    And don't mess with the chamber. You don't (yet) know what it is.
    And don't trust bore...
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    Since the letter K is hardly used in French,...

    Since the letter K is hardly used in French, apart from the word "kilo", I strongly suspect that this is a German marking of a captured weapon.

    The abbreviation might be in this book:
    „Fremde...
  5. I think Steve762 has the correct answer. You have...

    I think Steve762 has the correct answer. You have a maltreated - but original (?) stock. So why maltreat it further, when the problem appears to be the not-tight-enough fitting of the trigger...
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    I regret that I cannot see anything definite in...

    I regret that I cannot see anything definite in the photos. It's one of those cases where you may be able to detect something if you hold the piece under a strongly directional light and rotate it,...
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    I rather think that this is the way that Fultons...

    I rather think that this is the way that Fultons did it - has anyone got a "Fultons regulated" example for a comparison?
  8. BLO or RLO - in the end it is surely the linseed...

    BLO or RLO - in the end it is surely the linseed oil oxidising into what is effectively “natural” linoleum that provides a more-or-less hard surface. More of a dried skin actually, unless you want to...
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    According to Stratton "Lee Enfield No. 4 and No....

    According to Stratton "Lee Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles", P171, T13475 is a No. 4 made at ROF Maltby (assigned serial no. range 10000-19999 with single letter prefix)

    It seems to be a well-cared...
  10. After the final defeat of Napoleon, Europe was...

    After the final defeat of Napoleon, Europe was awash with surplus muskets owned by armies that could not afford a new generation of percussion weapons. So many countries tried to squeeze the maximum...
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    I’m sure I’m not the only one who is not familiar...

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who is not familiar with the appearance of tulipwood in its finished state. Pictures on the internet just seem to show raw material, not finished objects.

    Has anyone...
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    A slight expansion of the previous post is in...

    A slight expansion of the previous post is in order, for the purposes of clarification:

    Reilly, P. 69, describes the connection between Miles and the contracts in some detail:
    "John Miles Sr. ......
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    Are you sure about that? Firstly, it is surely a...

    Are you sure about that? Firstly, it is surely a flintlock musket, not a rifle?
    Secondly, the earliest mention of John Miles in "United States Martial Flintlocks" by Robert M. Reilly is a possible...
  14. Not that it helps a lot, but I think that the...

    Not that it helps a lot, but I think that the symbol is a bee. Seen it somewhere, no idea where!
  15. THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN FOUND - I had forgotten...

    THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN FOUND

    - I had forgotten how to use the search function.:banghead:

    IT'S ALL STILL THERE:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:

    - And I am relieved that it was...
  16. Do not use varnish. Do not use shellac. Do not...

    Do not use varnish. Do not use shellac. Do not use anything except first-class linseed oil with, for the first coats, a touch of pure, natural turpentine. And polish the surface with the method known...
  17. Yes, the "sunburst" is a Kuomintang (Nationalist...

    Yes, the "sunburst" is a Kuomintang (Nationalist Chinese) marking. And the butt mark looks like a variation of the "double diamond" mark of the Kung-Hsien arsenal

    Both marks are shown in Lapin...
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    Ovidio, the clue to evaluating such items is...

    Ovidio, the clue to evaluating such items is consistency of wear.

    Take a close look at the photo of the trigger guard and magazine cover. The slightly scrubbed edges of the cut-out do not match...
  19. Thanks Jim, it is indeed important that it can be...

    Thanks Jim, it is indeed important that it can be broken by hand.
  20. Thanks Charlie, got the Carbine Collector‘s Club...

    Thanks Charlie, got the Carbine Collector‘s Club now!

    And now, of course, I‘m wondering whether my carbine came from the same source as Patrick Duis‘ example.:confused:

    Anyway, I just made up...
  21. Brilliant Charlie! Many thanks! Unfortunately,...

    Brilliant Charlie! Many thanks!

    Unfortunately, the 2nd link doesn‘t produce anything.
  22. Band fixed (I hope)

    "So just note those 3 inner pads that put finish wear on 3 spots on your barrel do in time wear down and don't get the bite on the barrel, stock and hand guard.
    Maybe yours is doing the same thing?"...
  23. RS2 186

    Note the precise style of the marking - the Imperial German Army was very picky about this!

    R cursive
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    S
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    2 (slightly smaller font size than the S)
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    186 ( slightly smaller font size than...
  24. Carbine bayonet band - how tight and where?

    I have a carbine with which I have won a couple of competitions and been well placed in others. Everything is OK except the barrel band, on which I had to fix the screw with a twist of wire in the...
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    What Gilevi has done (and very well too) is...

    What Gilevi has done (and very well too) is cleaning. Rust was never part of the original finish! He has removed what was NOT intended to be there.
    But be cautious - to go further and reblue a part...
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