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    Well if you can not find a nice home for it, I...

    Well if you can not find a nice home for it, I could offer a place for it here with me on an early Mk1.

    cheers
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    Very interesting and nice to know, my trainer...

    Very interesting and nice to know, my trainer still has the MLM cocking piece and a very nice pull.

    During the next "deep clean" I'll have to look at what's under the timber.

    Cheers for you...
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    I need a couple as well, unfortunately postage...

    I need a couple as well, unfortunately postage from Canada to Australia has not been cheap in recent years.
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    Sticky: Is there a serial number range on early rifles...

    Is there a serial number range on early rifles where mk1 sights and hinged bands start to disappear and when production picked up in 1942?

    Is there any trend detected for the smooth and grooved...
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    There is a guy named Neil over on the LE gunboard...

    There is a guy named Neil over on the LE gunboard forum what is or was reproducing SMLE mk1 hand guards, l think in a email between us, that he had a drawing or could make them.
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    Lithgow HT mis matches

    Hi all, just looking of some information regarding a couple of Lithgow HT rifles.

    I'm looking to made contact with the owner of rifle 43203, a "high mount Lithgow HT which would appear to have a...
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    Sticky: Lithgow HT 43203

    Looking to make contact with the owner of rifle 43203 which would appear to have a mismatched scope.

    Failing that, any information on it's possible where abouts would be great.

    Cheers.
  8. Thread: Shtle III* History

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    I would think the barrel is original to the...

    I would think the barrel is original to the rifle, and the bolt is to .
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    Sticky: Hi all, so does anyone have HT rifle number...

    Hi all, so does anyone have HT rifle number 82901?

    I'm looking for leads on the low mount scope for rifle 85984

    Cheers
  10. Sticky: Just a correction to the spread sheet, I own...

    Just a correction to the spread sheet, I own A0350 and have for about 25 years, it's a non-sniper.

    There is A0507 credited to 'eleanori' which is myuser name over at Gunboards. I do not own that...
  11. Thread: Lithgow refinish?

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    I've never seen it in writing, just my...

    I've never seen it in writing, just my observation of airforce marked rifles and talking with some of those seasoned collectors.

    And yes, typical RAAf'ies, go Army.
  12. Thread: Lithgow refinish?

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    Just a note that for some reason, in Australian...

    Just a note that for some reason, in Australian service the RAAF did apply a clear varnish as a finish in the 50's- early 60's.
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    So, didn't bother to read the last 2 pages then.

    So, didn't bother to read the last 2 pages then.
  14. Thread: Lithgow refinish?

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    Looks like a nice orginal finish to me, I'd leave...

    Looks like a nice orginal finish to me, I'd leave it alone. As stated earlier, any attempt to 'improve' it is just undoing 70 years of honest patina leaving it as just another rifle that has been...
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    No 32 Mk 1, KL 7668

    I have yet an other Kershaw, a Mk I, 7668 in good condition, clear lens and free adjustments, but is missing a couple of screws
  16. Thread: Battle Trenches

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    These are part of a series taken by a well known...

    These are part of a series taken by a well known Australian war photographer named Frank Hurley. He is renowned for producing actual colour photos during the 1st war.

    He was known to use...
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    Wow, nice to see they can still be found, if only...

    Wow, nice to see they can still be found, if only importing was easier.
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    Is this any help

    To the boys down under: threaded brass stock repair rod....
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    Have a look here for a good reproduction EFD...

    Have a look here for a good reproduction

    EFD Rifles - The Enfield Specialists
  20. The old Southen firearms lives on in the...

    The old Southen firearms lives on in the electronic age.
  21. You do know that Carla is a large man named...

    You do know that Carla is a large man named George don't you?
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    I have a earlier 1945 BSA No.5 with the exact...

    I have a earlier 1945 BSA No.5 with the exact same 'wear' on the barrel under the fore end. I took it to be poor finishing.

    I can't help with the black spots but they are interesting indeed.
  23. Thread: L42 Replica

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    Well if you feel the need to move on your...

    Well if you feel the need to move on your magazine, let me know.
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    No 32 Mk II 8752

    I have a Kershaw Mk II 8752 in poor condition and in need of attention, has its lens but missing bits including the top turrent assembly.
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    My effort

    No where as skilled as the work shown here but here is the foreend patch I fitted to my "L42 A2", having removed the old range rail and returned the underside to the correct profile.

    I have not...
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