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  1. Looks more like a locally-made Dara one to me.

    Looks more like a locally-made Dara one to me.
  2. The spurless one lasted until the end of...

    The spurless one lasted until the end of production. The proof date on top of the bbl identifies the approx date of manufacture - unless it's been replaced.

    I doubt there was much new...
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    Those who had secured a U.K. university place (a...

    Those who had secured a U.K. university place (a much smaller section of the population in those days) could opt to defer their National Service until after they had graduated - although many...
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    Sometimes we forget that the technical advisor is...

    Sometimes we forget that the technical advisor is just that - he can only 'advise' and if the director decides he is not going to do it that way then his will prevails. Sometimes it's money, sometime...
  5. People seem compelled to unscrew this item, and...

    People seem compelled to unscrew this item, and later it unscrews itself and falls off. I have been called on to replace this several times.

    If it really is faulty (spring broken) then I...
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    We are going to be seeing a lot more plastic guns...

    We are going to be seeing a lot more plastic guns in the movies, if a certain trending news item is any guide.
  7. Bear in mind that they will not do your research...

    Bear in mind that they will not do your research for you. At most they will explain how the system for getting access works.
    You will need two forms of ID, one of which will be your passport, since...
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    These screw picquets were used in huge numbers by...

    These screw picquets were used in huge numbers by both sides in WW1. Made of wrought iron. With a tommy bar through the loop it was possible to screw them into the ground at night instead of making...
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    That's the usual London proof marks applied on...

    That's the usual London proof marks applied on commercial sale.
  10. The contract ledgers SUPP 4/45, 4/46, 4/47,...

    The contract ledgers SUPP 4/45, 4/46, 4/47, 4/101, 4/310, 4/311 were all ones that I looked at.



    SUPP 4/45 titled ‘SMALL ARMS’


    SUPP 4/46 titled ‘ORDNANCE 3’

    All...
  11. Thread: Cooling Barrels

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    A brass rod of the right diameter would bleed...

    A brass rod of the right diameter would bleed more of the heat out of a barrel.
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    They will be for double rifles, regulated for the...

    They will be for double rifles, regulated for the Mk. VI bullet.
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    This one is one of the open-top ones that has...

    This one is one of the open-top ones that has been converted with an extension to carry the turret.
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    There was Belgian production of this tripod after...

    There was Belgian production of this tripod after the war. A friend of mine had one - I borrowed it for many years. Eventually he wanted it back.
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    I had A15579 with F57 FTR on it. This, too,...

    I had A15579 with F57 FTR on it. This, too, lacked the cutoff hinge 'lump'.
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    I think you will end up drawing your own.

    I think you will end up drawing your own.
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    Figure 2, 3, 5, 6 and 4A targets, from Small Arms...

    Figure 2, 3, 5, 6 and 4A targets, from Small Arms Training, Volume V (War Supplement), Small Arms Ranges - Layout Safety & Equipment (1945).

    This was termed Vol.5 to jive with Small Arms...
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    Army 4 foot and 6 foot classification targets...

    Army 4 foot and 6 foot classification targets from Small Arms Training, Volume V (War Supplement), Small Arms Ranges - Layout Safety & Equipment (1945).


    ...
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    Figure 2 target, from the Musketry Regulations...

    Figure 2 target, from the Musketry Regulations 1909 Pt.2

    https://www.milsurps.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=120382&cid=1&stc=1
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    Moisin one that somebody's modified?

    Moisin one that somebody's modified?
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    Any pre-1945 magazine seems to be priced at three...

    Any pre-1945 magazine seems to be priced at three figures these days, even the East German ones, - and the MeC-Gar ones will probably work better.
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    It got sent back to have the hold-open added at...

    It got sent back to have the hold-open added at some point, which many (but not all) did.
  23. They would have had to get more brackets made,...

    They would have had to get more brackets made, and the receivers machined to take them.
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    Often story lines are 'inspired' by (reasonably)...

    Often story lines are 'inspired' by (reasonably) current news events.
  25. The British assessed Winchester as the least...

    The British assessed Winchester as the least cooperative, and most argumentative of all three makers. Eddystone were assessed as the most helpful and willing to make requested changes (evidence given...
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