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  1. For Sale: Long Branch 7.62mm DCRA conversion barrel.

    Has been on a rifle, but bore appears literally new. Typical CA 7.62mm markings near muzzle and grey parkerized finish, with no bayonet lugs.

    $375. shipped in Canada.

    For other places...
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    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of...

    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of the heavy repolish and worn bluing I suspect it was used for many years, and probably fired a good many rounds in its current state.
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    Never understood why they didn't line the damn...

    Never understood why they didn't line the damn things with rubber to stop the scopes rattling around.
  4. BW S 3 56 Should be Base Workshops...

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    Should be Base Workshops Singapore, March 1956. Many years ago I had a similar mark on a No5 butt and this was Peter's explanation of it.
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    Presumably these rolled down the cliff at some...

    Presumably these rolled down the cliff at some point, and perhaps out onto the sands as well?
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    Good thing Boris had it typed. Maybe the...

    Good thing Boris had it typed. Maybe the secretaries call him "Boris the (drunken) spider"? :D
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    Always wise to be cautious, and wiser to listen...

    Always wise to be cautious, and wiser to listen to the voices of experience, but one is still free to think for oneself.

    Without hearing Peter's opinion on this particular rifle, I wouldn't know...
  8. Thread: No 4(T) Faz

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    Logically a gauge bolt head (perhaps the one...

    Logically a gauge bolt head (perhaps the one shown above?) would have been inserted in the bolt body and closed on the HS gauge. Doing so would some consistent point of comparison/reference for that...
  9. Thread: No 4(T) Faz

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    Yes, the dangers of saying "never" where Lee...

    Yes, the dangers of saying "never" where Lee Enfields are concerned:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=9026

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=6969
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  10. The Jackie Kennedy look; early 60s. It's...

    The Jackie Kennedy look; early 60s.



    It's not Claudia Cardinale, but the reference ought to remind us we lost the great Morricione this year.

    Hard to believe, but your dad's pin-up may...
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    Condition is so good I would wonder if the case...

    Condition is so good I would wonder if the case was with it until not so long ago? Always worth trying to retrace the "ancestry" of pieces like this.

    It's surprising how often we find a "nugget",...
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    And last but not least, where adhesives are...

    And last but not least, where adhesives are concerned: blood.

    But to return to the matter at hand, Peter once described it to me as "Land Rover Deep Bronze Green", and if I remember reading LRO...
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    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed...

    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed after leaving military service and is therefore likely to be safe to shoot?
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    All things considered, you might want to leave at...

    All things considered, you might want to leave at least the brass parts as they are. Once the rings are in place, most of what is now white will be covered and some careful work with cold blues etc....
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    After the introduction of MkVII Ball, which is...

    After the introduction of MkVII Ball, which is not what this rifle was set up for.
  16. There it is in the third photo: graduated up to...

    There it is in the third photo: graduated up to 1000 yards. The markings on the right hand side are a bit curious: what might be the point of engraving 800, 900 and 1000 on both sides?

    I've tried...
  17. Do you have any information on telescopic sights...

    Do you have any information on telescopic sights fitted by Alex. Henry?
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    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. ...

    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. Did you ask the guys in the shop where it came from and if that might have happened? it's important.

    Great story too.
  19. I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley...

    I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley particularly; I will see if I have it saved somewhere. Col. Davidson's memoir that might shed some light on this: Memoirs of a Long Life : Sir David...
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    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks...

    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks too finely made for Maltby.

    I had a Maltby, a stripped one, SN in the 11300 range.

    The early Maltby production seems to have been pretty good...
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    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went...

    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went on. Not sure which now!
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    One has to remember those rifles were designed...

    One has to remember those rifles were designed for the MkV or VI .303 ball: 215gr. round nose bullet and lower velocity etc.
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    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the...

    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the sack by this time, I'll go first.

    The solder on the ocular lens housing is probably an attempt to secure it, with or without screws underneath the...
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    And assuming that the marks and associated...

    And assuming that the marks and associated standards and practices over the years have not changed - as this rifle was probably sentenced just after WWII I would think - then what do we have?

    A...
  25. Yes, that's a good question what the graduations...

    Yes, that's a good question what the graduations actually are. As mine is missing the "base" which had half the elevation vernier I can't say much, but Roger's clearly has as many as 12 regular...
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