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    Others will know more, but I reckon that's a good...

    Others will know more, but I reckon that's a good rifle, at a good price. Windage adjustable rear sights often come up on ebay if you wanted one; but once zero'ed by adjusting the foresight blade I...
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    Lovely result! You could blacken the brass...

    Lovely result! You could blacken the brass sunshade with cold blue. Need to remove any lacquer and de-grease first.
  3. I have found an excellent source for tubular...

    I have found an excellent source for tubular spacers on a number of rifles, in the form of old golf clubs. The taper or step design means you can usually get the diameter you want. Old clubs can be...
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    Rugby and Enfields

    I really enjoyed watching today's match in a bar in a little Free State town in the Afrikaner heartland. Oops to keep this on topic: is there a connection between Lee Enfields and Rugby?

    Sorry,...
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    Value? I really love these coy threads "hey guys, what's...

    I really love these coy threads "hey guys, what's it worth?" Such subtle marketing fools me every time, that's for sure.
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    Daan will know better, but I could hazard a guess...

    Daan will know better, but I could hazard a guess that XSAW is a sold-out-of-service mark and stands for: Ex Suid Afrikaanse Weermag [Ex South African Army].
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    Two interesting scoped rifles for sale [ UK]

    I have absolutely no knowledge of the sellers nor the rifles, but it being a dull day I thought I might draw UK forummers' attention to these two - if posting links to guns for sale is not allowed,...
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    Value? Enough. If I never hear about this rifle again,...

    Enough. If I never hear about this rifle again, it'll be too soon.
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    The U with broad arrow certainly would fit with a...

    The U with broad arrow certainly would fit with a SA acceptance mark... though I am used to seeing such markings on the metal rather than the wood.
    I can't comment on the significance of DOW.
    As...
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    I'd be very interested to see the marks on the...

    I'd be very interested to see the marks on the wood that you think may be South African.
    Rob
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    Hmm... the Boer Mauser carbine had the sling...

    Hmm... the Boer Mauser carbine had the sling swivel and saddle ring on the left when issued, so as to avoid the bolt digging in to your back when on horseback.
    But: when shooting, if you hold the...
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    One more

    One more
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    Lee Speed Carbines in ABW

    These Lee Speed carbines turn up in photos of the Anglo Boer War. Attached is a picture of Cmdt-Gen. Jan Smuts [rear, 4th from left] and his men in May 1902; two of the men in front appear to have...
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    Reloading question

    What are the merits of crimping .303 reloads?
    Specifically, does crimping make the ammo significantly more accurate?
    I haven't crimped any of my rifle ammo for years, but I would be interested to...
  15. Rayg Is this also a rifle you are "trying to...

    Rayg
    Is this also a rifle you are "trying to value"?
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    Mr Clark, my suggestion is certainly not what an...

    Mr Clark, my suggestion is certainly not what an armourer would do, that's absolutely certain.
    I await incoming, but, I am feeling immortal, so let me clarify:

    As I read it, Joje is in a...
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    Getting a new fore end sounds excessive and the...

    Getting a new fore end sounds excessive and the new one may be lousy.
    If the wood of the draws is sound (by which I mean it is not cracked or breaking up) here's what I would try first.
    Personally...
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    Scout sniper, I noted in a previous post you...

    Scout sniper,
    I noted in a previous post you mentioned your No 4(T) was a deact.
    Do you have a Fire Arms Certificate? If not, it sounds to me as if you'd enjoy collecting live historical rifles...
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    This is a familiar situation. The body of the...

    This is a familiar situation. The body of the stock bolt will have rusted and attached itself to the hole in the butt. It is not that the metal-to-metal fit is too tight. You need to make up a wide...
  20. Thread: Scope tin on sale

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    Not in the Uk, as far as I am aware. Definitely a...

    Not in the Uk, as far as I am aware. Definitely a gap in the market... Those for sale in France are much more expensive: see United Kingdom - A.A.S.
    Rob
  21. Thread: Stock Disk ID?

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    EnglishmanCA, I was interested in your "Rule 303"...

    EnglishmanCA, I was interested in your "Rule 303" disc, and I found an interesting article on Wikipedia which gives the origin of the phrase in a different light... as a South African, I found it an...
  22. Thread: Stock Disk ID?

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    Stock Disc

    According to http://martinihenry.com/units.htm

    A.A. = Armament Artificers, though 1920 seems a bit late to use an antique name for REME - or have I got this all wrong?

    Rob
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    Tsquared Just a suggestion - could you post some...

    Tsquared
    Just a suggestion - could you post some close-up pictures of the trigger/sear/cocking piece setup without the wood in place?
    Maybe it will be obvious where the error lies.
    Rob
  24. Thread: No.4 Sight Block

    by RobD
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    jeez, Peter Do you know the Skeeter Davis song...

    jeez, Peter
    Do you know the Skeeter Davis song "I've forgotten more... than you'll ever know"?
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    Here's a more lazy suggestion: Whilst I fully...

    Here's a more lazy suggestion:
    Whilst I fully agree with the advice about wax, for such an early rifle the semi-gloss finish it has right now doesn't seem like a major crime.
    And the wood grain...
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