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    Likewise...:( Back in 2019, I'd pre-booked my...

    Likewise...:(
    Back in 2019, I'd pre-booked my time off work for 2020 with a view to going to it, as I had intended going in 2019, but all the delays brought about by my on-off-on house move that...
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    Yep, maybe the original stock was duffle cut, and...

    Yep, maybe the original stock was duffle cut, and either the end piece was lost or the repair failed at some point and this was a later replacement stock?

    As for the original story, unlikely it...
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    The ex-Charles Church/Dave Price/Ed Russell...

    The ex-Charles Church/Dave Price/Ed Russell Hurricane XII looks great in it's 46 Sqn scheme. Nice to honor an Aussie BoB pilot that was from the local area to Scone.
  4. Most likely yes, been there since 1940. Probably...

    Most likely yes, been there since 1940. Probably disabled and split by a soldier when ammo ran out.
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    Very, very few of them about.

    Very, very few of them about.
  6. Thread: Sunday

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    Wow, as much as 50 eh.....that was flat out (and...

    Wow, as much as 50 eh.....that was flat out (and downhill, with the wind behind) on my old 1940 BSA WD-M20 I had back in the 1990's...:lol:

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    I'd go along with that.

    I'd go along with that.
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    That was the case with the 2nd conversion project...

    That was the case with the 2nd conversion project from 30-06 which was done in the early 1950's all over again, to 7.62x51 NATO which they considered doing a few years later but decided to just buy...
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    If only they were that cheap here in the...

    If only they were that cheap here in the UK....:madsmile:
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    Such a shame that Lithgow won't make some more...

    Such a shame that Lithgow won't make some more SMLE barrel's given they are still a going concern, or RFI?

    A mate of mine had a new LW barrel in his SMLE, and that needed an awful lot of rounds...
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    I'd be taking it back to Fultons for them to fix...

    I'd be taking it back to Fultons for them to fix it, seeing as they built it (IIRC?)
  12. Thread: Tacical Mausers

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    I don't have much interest in modern stuff, but...

    I don't have much interest in modern stuff, but this really floats my boat being made from an old K98k that they still have retained the markings on....marvellous.
    Just have to work out how I can...
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    That'll be a nice No.5 once you've got shot of...

    That'll be a nice No.5 once you've got shot of the yuckky finish off the timber :thup:

    Nice to be the much rarer BSA made as well.
  14. Thread: No4 Bolt Advice

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    Not another bolt mismatch...! You may have the...

    Not another bolt mismatch...!
    You may have the same problem with the No.5 if its not been matched properly.

    Bolt miss-matched Lee-Enfield's do seem much more common in USA than anywhere else, no...
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    The Erma factor code S/27, 1938 and the serial...

    The Erma factor code S/27, 1938 and the serial number on left side of receiver are original, but, I would say everything else has probably been forced matched to that number. The numbers on the bolt...
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    Yep, not the original stock, that's a very late...

    Yep, not the original stock, that's a very late war or a post war stock.
    Sight hood as well, but could have been modified during service for the later sight hood to be fitted.

    Gonna need many...
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    It will be 30-06. My Norwegian HAER marked...

    It will be 30-06.

    My Norwegian HAER marked K98kF1 didn't have any 30-06 markings on it, just the 7.62mm on the barrel as yours is.

    I'd be inclined to think that maybe some ex-Norwegian K98kF1...
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    For cleaning, I put a specially shortened empty...

    For cleaning, I put a specially shortened empty case in front of the drawn back bolt as a 'just in case' protection for the bolt face when rodding through.

    But the other reason, is here in UK I've...
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    No.4T modified rear sight.

    PL mentions in his book on the 4T about the mod to the rear sight so as the bolt could be removed without removing the scope, and shows the designated drawing for the mod.

    Does anyone actually...
  20. Thread: SPOT THE WEAPON

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    Didn't even think of doing that :lol: I...

    Didn't even think of doing that :lol:

    I recognised it from one of Forgotton Weapons video's that featured it, and that I'd taken to watching a lot of during lockdown without a job.....had never...
  21. Thread: SPOT THE WEAPON

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    Maschinengewehr des Standschützen Hellriegel 1915.

    Likely it was only the one ever made, and it no longer exists.
  22. Thread: SPOT THE WEAPON

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    Ear protection in WW2..... :lol: ----------...

    Ear protection in WW2..... :lol:

    ---------- Post added at 08:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:07 PM ----------

    The 7.92x94 round it fired was a strange round using a small 7.92...
  23. Thread: Diamond T?

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    Yes, its a Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover.

    Yes, its a Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover.
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    If it's '44, it must be Italy. Which would tie...

    If it's '44, it must be Italy.

    Which would tie in with the continued use of the PzB 39 that late in the war, and with the building and what they are wearing.
  25. Thread: Scope servicing

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    Aah.......German stuff. JEA Optics used to do...

    Aah.......German stuff.
    JEA Optics used to do German stuff, but just clicked an old link to his site, and it's appears to not exist anymore.....so I'm guessing he's no longer doing stuff.
    There...
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