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    7mm Liviano / 7mm-08? .280-30 / .30 BR? in...

    7mm Liviano / 7mm-08?

    .280-30 / .30 BR?

    in a vaguely similar vein:

    .276 Pederson / 6.8SPC?
  2. 7.62 x 54R is a VERY "old-school" cartridge. ...

    7.62 x 54R is a VERY "old-school" cartridge.

    It was originally referred to as the "3 line" rifle.

    A "line' is an archaic Russian unit of measure that just happens to be within a gnat's knacker"...
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    If it is genuine factory, ball-spec ammo, it...

    If it is genuine factory, ball-spec ammo, it should chamber and fire safely in your trusty Springfield. it was made tat the proper plant and was specifically for use in an array of .30-06 small arms...
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    Silver solder os great stuff, but you have to be...

    Silver solder os great stuff, but you have to be REALLY careful not to overheat things with the torch and cause evil things to happen to the bore at the muzzle.

    One old trick is to pack the...
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    How much is "too much"? Or is there a...

    How much is "too much"?

    Or is there a graduated training programme?
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    Casein, (milk protein), like other proteins,...

    Casein, (milk protein), like other proteins, changes its characteristics when treated with heat, or oxidizers. The process id NOT reversible (Think of boiling an egg (albumin protein) and then trying...
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    10.35mm Glisenti ammo

    Anyone had much to do with this cartridge and the revolvers?
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    There was an enormous amount of hand-fitting of...

    There was an enormous amount of hand-fitting of wood and metal in the Lee Enfields. These rifles were also built to the service practice of developing a "generic" tuning of the rifle to a specific,...
  9. Thread: Owen Gun

    by Bruce_in_Oz
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    The Owen may look a bit eccentric, but were wary...

    The Owen may look a bit eccentric, but were wary ahead of the Sten and its bastard oz cousin, the Austen.

    One of the biggest features was the magazine; not just because it was on top, but because...
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    Put the nose-cap on before tightening the screw!...

    Put the nose-cap on before tightening the screw!

    Has the wood been routed / gouged out for a heavier barrel? If so, this will allow you to pull it down further than intended.

    Do you have the...
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    You would have to be keen or desperate to use...

    You would have to be keen or desperate to use leather webbing on the Torres Straight islands

    SERIOUSLY tropical part of the country, with high humidity most of the year. Note the uniforms;...
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    Here's a screen-grab from that docco ("Blue Water...

    Here's a screen-grab from that docco ("Blue Water Empire") (attached JPEG file)

    INTERESTING webbing.
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    And, there I was, flipping channels over a cup of...

    And, there I was, flipping channels over a cup of coffee, when on comes a documentary about Torres Strait Islanders and, in this segment, about their relationship with the military, Australian and...
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    Interestingly, despite not being "standard", No4...

    Interestingly, despite not being "standard", No4 rifles seem to have found their way to interesting places, like the swamps of New guinea.

    My father, who was a motor mechanic for an Artillery...
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    Only ever seen ONE LB Mk1 (no *) ever, and that...

    Only ever seen ONE LB Mk1 (no *) ever, and that was several months ago at the local "toy shop".

    I did not write down the serial number, but it had ALL of the features of the early rifles.

    How...
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    "There is a .013" difference in acceptability,...

    "There is a .013" difference in acceptability, between these two specifications. This is significant in that, for reloading purposes, brass will stretch more in a military chamber upon firing,...
  17. Thread: 4T's

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    Also, in the conversion to the L-42, a whole new...

    Also, in the conversion to the L-42, a whole new fore-end / hand-guard set-up was used, i.e., that from the No8 .22 trainer. This donor system, whilst having a somewhat different trigger, has a...
  18. Thread: 4T's

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    I guess that it may have been all about the...

    I guess that it may have been all about the stability, or otherwise, of the furniture available.

    I have several "new" No 4 Mk2 -type fore-ends here and a couple of them are clearly "warped" and or...
  19. Thread: 4T's

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    I suspect decision for the "exclusive" use of the...

    I suspect decision for the "exclusive" use of the No4 Mk1 for "T" conversion, (see also late "trials rifles with weird threads, etc) was all to do with the bedding.

    Whilst the later bodies with...
  20. Thread: STG57

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    I would have thought a fairer trade for the SiG...

    I would have thought a fairer trade for the SiG would have been a TKIV-85.

    Like this:

    7.62 Tkiv 85 - Wikipedia

    Not your usual paint-stirrer!
  21. XP158 is listed as being a No6Mk1 type. What...

    XP158 is listed as being a No6Mk1 type.

    What is the origin of that photo?
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    Brass or steel, a decent supplier of...

    Brass or steel, a decent supplier of cabinet-makers fittings should have them in stock. Look for places that specialize in parts, fittings and finishing material for furniture restoration.
  23. The 1948 war, was fought with WW2 surplus on both...

    The 1948 war, was fought with WW2 surplus on both sides.

    Because of the "convoluted" politics at the time (and only the names have been changed to protect the guilty), it was a mash-up on the...
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    Phosphate with the lovely black paint over the...

    Phosphate with the lovely black paint over the grey finish.

    Any "factory" rebuild would have been conducted at the Lithgow factory, but any of the big "Base" workshops could and did do total...
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    Mausers seem to have been case-hardened, being...

    Mausers seem to have been case-hardened, being they were traditionally made from a straight Carbon steel. Lots of recipes, but packing them in a bed of carbon-bearing material; shredded leather, for...
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