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    There was also a similar sling for the Browning...

    There was also a similar sling for the Browning Automatic Rifle, with three claw hooks on it, not two.
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    NOT ENGLISH MAKE was a requirement at one time...

    NOT ENGLISH MAKE was a requirement at one time for foreign-made arms submitted for commercial proof here.
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    Not here they haven't, most firearms licencing...

    Not here they haven't, most firearms licencing departments just gave up issuing new ones and variations, though they seem to be starting again now.
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    Should be a gun show at Bisley this weekend, but...

    Should be a gun show at Bisley this weekend, but I expect it's been cancelled like most (though I did go to one at Sandown Park a couple of weeks back). Rifle competition shoot on Sunday, out in the...
  5. Over the years I've picked up one or tins of...

    Over the years I've picked up one or tins of Nobels Rifle and Pistol powders, and glad I kept the book they issued for them.
  6. If the sight is jumping then the coil spring...

    If the sight is jumping then the coil spring inside the slide is either weak, missing, broken, or the retaining nut is partially unscrewed (common).

    Other possibilities: rack-and-pinion mechanism...
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    The more affluent dominions like South Africa...

    The more affluent dominions like South Africa could afford to order them directly from the commercial makers and so those don't have dates on. It's got the government viewer's mark and the double...
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    Here's another one which somebody made into a...

    Here's another one which somebody made into a Match Rifle



    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/10/standard-1.jpg
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    I've got a bunch of the screws here - not a dozen...

    I've got a bunch of the screws here - not a dozen but not just one, either.
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    It wasn't until 1954 that all forms of rationing...

    It wasn't until 1954 that all forms of rationing finally came to an end, with meat rationing the last to go.
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    You don't tangle with escorts, you avoid them...

    You don't tangle with escorts, you avoid them like the plague. Your job is stop cargoes coming into port, not to sink escorts, which at best can only be a bonus.

    Of course all of the action...
  12. Thread: Barrels

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    Apparently they are button-rifled.

    Apparently they are button-rifled.
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    Backsight (and backsight bed) is different. Butt,...

    Backsight (and backsight bed) is different. Butt, and buttplate is different (probably for commonality with the SLR buttplate). Magazine, obviously different. Backsight protector not compatible,...
  14. Thread: Barrels

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    They show up here as well. At least the No.4...

    They show up here as well. At least the No.4 ones, haven't seen any No.1 ones.
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    Under wartime emergency powers they could turn...

    Under wartime emergency powers they could turn farmers off their land and have the land farmed by someone else, who, in the govt's opinion, would farm it more efficiently in the national interest....
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    From what little I've seen of it on Youtube,...

    From what little I've seen of it on Youtube, where it fails is in the Germans using silly suicidal tactics which no genuine submarine commander would ever have used.
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    The firearms industry in Britain is tiny compared...

    The firearms industry in Britain is tiny compared with the US, the system of gun control actively discourages people from acquiring gun-smithing abilities, and the number of barrel makers is very...
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    yes, 'original' just means 'we haven't had to fix...

    yes, 'original' just means 'we haven't had to fix it up'.
  19. The impact of discharge being taken solely...

    The impact of discharge being taken solely through the bbl lugs turned out to be more than the rifle could take, and Sht L.E.'s were retained for this role for much of the war.
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    Yes, both of those stories are true. During...

    Yes, both of those stories are true.

    During WW2 the Crown harvested a lot of the timber on the Balnagown estate for the war effort, and applied the money they owed for it against Sir Charles's...
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    Doesn't look very durable and its obviously been...

    Doesn't look very durable and its obviously been resewn. Leather shrinks, in some conditions, especially if it was poorly tanned in the first place.
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    The carbine is probably his (as he seems to have...

    The carbine is probably his (as he seems to have a mag pouch for it on his belt) and the rifle is the wounded man's.
  23. Thread: Mystery 1903

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    The absence of the 'hump' on the clip bridge and...

    The absence of the 'hump' on the clip bridge and the cut-off housing extended forward of the thumb cut identify this as a M1901 receiver, numbers of which were sold off to Bannerman in a partially...
  24. I've got one of these 'On War Service' ones...

    I've got one of these 'On War Service' ones somewhere, they are reasonably common. The designs vary somewhat, some firms produced unofficial ones before the government scheme.
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    The proof mark sounds Belgian. These Kar88's are...

    The proof mark sounds Belgian. These Kar88's are quite rare in good, unmessed-with condition.
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