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  1. IIRC Winters was a platoon commander, not...

    IIRC Winters was a platoon commander, not pathfinder.
  2. Very nice condition for a Boer War capture.

    Very nice condition for a Boer War capture.
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    Worn rifling? Needs thousands of rounds to cause...

    Worn rifling? Needs thousands of rounds to cause that, meaning many worn parts on the rest of the rifle? Meaning lots of use?
  4. Make that Boer war...

    Make that Boer war...
  5. In general, military ammunition is pretty...

    In general, military ammunition is pretty generic, they have to be, to be used in so many different military firearms and allies. As soon as you go to the civilian cartridge version, things change...
  6. Barrel bands hold the rifle's fore end woodwork...

    Barrel bands hold the rifle's fore end woodwork to the action and barrel. The fore end is there to provide gripping surface for the shooter, and aesthetics, ie to make the rifle look good. It...
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    Knees, back, fingers, shoulders...

    Knees, back, fingers, shoulders...
  8. Use oil on your LE. Never seen grease used on LE...

    Use oil on your LE. Never seen grease used on LE rifles.
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    The Hood might not be a good example, as it was a...

    The Hood might not be a good example, as it was a battle cruiser with all its weaknesses.
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    Did you check to see if the chamber is clear?

    Did you check to see if the chamber is clear?
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    There is that look, feel and smell of a properly...

    There is that look, feel and smell of a properly oiled stock, especially if it has been cleaned before oiling; that light yellowish slightly tacky feel, that mix of gun oil and linseed...
  12. You need to research what original was to ensure...

    You need to research what original was to ensure the correct original. Then, of course, the sight would look different from the rest of the metalwork. Then... and then... I won't stop there.

    I...
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    That wife is a keeper, don't let go of her.

    That wife is a keeper, don't let go of her.
  14. Seems like a good collectable for its...

    Seems like a good collectable for its strangeness. Would worth while to find its provenance.
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    Good guns.

    Good guns.
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    The steel these guns were made of isn't the same...

    The steel these guns were made of isn't the same as we would expect today. Much softer. Be aware. It doesn't make then unsafe, just prone to wearing out faster than you would expect.
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    Why would you want to change such brilliant...

    Why would you want to change such brilliant history? Rather document what you have there for posterity to admire and value.
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    The army works in sections, platoons, and similar...

    The army works in sections, platoons, and similar groups, often with machine and submachine guns, etc. It is unlikely that one ping would encourage a charge by the enemy, even if they could hear it...
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    Looks brand new except for needing cleaning.

    Looks brand new except for needing cleaning.
  20. Sticky: The box looks identical to what I saw in the SADF.

    The box looks identical to what I saw in the SADF.
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    Looking forward to your visit Ovidio.

    Looking forward to your visit Ovidio.
  22. Silver solder

    Silver solder
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    That is a hugely complicated holster.

    That is a hugely complicated holster.
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    Telescopes are not exclusively for long range. ...

    Telescopes are not exclusively for long range. It helps old eyes too
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    I trust you have ensured it is inert?

    I trust you have ensured it is inert?
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