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    It's a real No4MkI(T) which has been centre...

    It's a real No4MkI(T) which has been centre bedded - that's likely the source of the Fulton's markings.

    In it's previous life, it was a target rifle, probably Service Rifle "A"

    On early guns...
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    Does the magwell have flanges on it?

    Does the magwell have flanges on it?
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    I have 1942 mkI"T" Savages with 6groove, 1945...

    I have 1942 mkI"T" Savages with 6groove, 1945 dated brit 5groove and 2groove MkI*
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    count the grooves in the barrel. With a serial...

    count the grooves in the barrel. With a serial number that low it probably has a 6groove Savage barrel.
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    This rifle would have been manufactured with a...

    This rifle would have been manufactured with a MkII cocking piece, and a MkII 2 position flip sight - the forend wood could be relieved for the non existant cut off and the bolt knob should have a...
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    Canada did not order anything from the Brits. ...

    Canada did not order anything from the Brits.

    Canada ordered the 2000 Ex1 & Ex2 rifles from FN in June/July 1953 well before the UK and USA ordered their Trials Rifles in Dec 1953.

    The Ex1 &...
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    Your X2E1 bayonet is serial numbered 11877, well...

    Your X2E1 bayonet is serial numbered 11877, well above any Canadian rifle.

    I could only speculate on the e-penned number - but it definitely isn't Canadian.

    given a reminder or 2 I will dig out...
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    There is a lot of BS floated regarding 7.62...

    There is a lot of BS floated regarding 7.62 conversions of the Lee Enfield.

    Simply put, be aware that .308Win and .303 British have identical case capacity of 56 grains of water.

    If you are...
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    Proof firing reduces the life of the parts. ...

    Proof firing reduces the life of the parts.

    Proof firing a single time can in theory be justified - proof firing repeatedly is the ultimate in stupidity.
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    Star wars?

    Star wars?
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    While the X2E1 and Canadian Ex1 bayos are similar...

    While the X2E1 and Canadian Ex1 bayos are similar if not identical, there is a subtle difference in the shape of the latch.

    If a bayonet is marked X2E1 it is NOT Canadian...

    Canadian bayonets...
  12. Thread: 4T's

    by Lee Enfield
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    While this is true, we are looking at it thru the...

    While this is true, we are looking at it thru the 2020 lense, not the 1959 lense - in 1959 all the planning was for a full scale nuclear WW3 - which is why the change over to modern small arms...
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    I'll dig an X2E1 bayo out - it looks to me like...

    I'll dig an X2E1 bayo out - it looks to me like yours has had the tip shortened.
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    what does the list of changes para C 7569 say? ...

    what does the list of changes para C 7569 say?

    to "new build" No4Mk2(T) rifles you would have to build new jigs for the Faz action, re-design the rear pad (similar to LB) and set up a new...
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    The c3a1 scope mount 2 forward holes are offset...

    The c3a1 scope mount 2 forward holes are offset left, the rear hole is in line with the bore.
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    Amazing work...i'm glad to see another project...

    Amazing work...i'm glad to see another project c3a1.

    A comment on your bolt - sorry to tell you this, but the c3a1 bolt body is a standard 1200tx bolt with the standard mauser 98 "anti bind" rib...
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    I know the books say that brass was acceptable,...

    I know the books say that brass was acceptable, but I have never seen anything other than blued steel on an original cheek piece.

    Has anyone seen brass?
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    The individuals who set up/consulted on the Wuhan...

    The individuals who set up/consulted on the Wuhan lab were frog marched out of the Canadian Winnipeg lab in June/July 2019...
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    I've got one on a No1MkIII*. Dated 1942

    I've got one on a No1MkIII*.

    Dated 1942
  20. That's impressive, I've seen a number of No4's...

    That's impressive, I've seen a number of No4's which were over pressured and they were not fireable afterwards.

    In 3 cases, I've seen the front of the bolt "dolphined" out of the action - i...
  21. Being as I'm curious can anyone find photos of a...

    Being as I'm curious can anyone find photos of a 1963 dated or earlier Ishapore 2A which shows the location of the ejector screw? I have attached links to 2-1964 dated and 1-1965 dated Ishapore 2A...
  22. The 2A and 2A1 rifles which I have owned and...

    The 2A and 2A1 rifles which I have owned and handled have ALL been new built 7.62 actions.

    The difference between the 2 rifles is the rear sight tanget on a 2A is a .303 (1800 or 2000?? yards)...
  23. I'm sorry, but this story cannot be true - there...

    I'm sorry, but this story cannot be true - there are structural differences between a 2A/2A1 action and a No1 action - and yes, when PL made the assertion that 2A/2A1 actions were merely converted...
  24. For a no4mk2 stock?

    For a no4mk2 stock?
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    1 it appears that it has already been repaired....

    1 it appears that it has already been repaired. The 2 vertical pegs near the rear of the
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