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  1. Thread: SA80

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    I shot an HK416 years ago too and the only...

    I shot an HK416 years ago too and the only impressive feature was how cool it ran with the piston system during sustained automatic fire. Many get all excited about the piston systems that have been...
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    The British BSA No.7Mk.1 bolt assembly is unique...

    The British BSA No.7Mk.1 bolt assembly is unique and not even close to interchangeable with the LB No.7Mk.1 or P-H No.9Mk.1. The BSA No.7Mk.1 is a repeater and has a much more sophisticated bolt and...
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    The Canadian made Diemaco/Colt Canada, L119A1 SFW...

    The Canadian made Diemaco/Colt Canada, L119A1 SFW is the go to weapon and has been for many years. I saw racks full of new ones at the Birmingham Proof House when I was there in 2009. I know the guy...
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    I had the sets produced by AJ Parker back in the...

    I had the sets produced by AJ Parker back in the early 1990's, (did the deal with Edna!), when Springfield Sporters imported the load of unfinished rifles. I had 25 sets made, (it took a year to get...
  5. That would be a No.2Mk.IV*. A common .22 trainer...

    That would be a No.2Mk.IV*. A common .22 trainer conversion. What information are you looking for?
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    The most prevalent factory No.4 replacement wood...

    The most prevalent factory No.4 replacement wood on the commercial market for the past several years has been South African contract beech. I had a stock pile years ago for both No.4 Mk.1 and Mk.2 as...
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    Lets set the record straight. The shipment of...

    Lets set the record straight. The shipment of No.7 parts was sent by USPS Priority Mail, not FedEx and they will not insure anything going to the UK to this day. FedEx and UPS will not do licensed...
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    I think yours is legit British manufacture Mike....

    I think yours is legit British manufacture Mike. I bought several thousand rounds of it when it was cheap and cheerful. The Chinese counterfiet stuff is all in copper washed steel cases if memory...
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    Don't forget that you'll need an ATF Form 6...

    Don't forget that you'll need an ATF Form 6 import permit to legally import any gun parts to the USA that are over $100 wholesale value.
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    OK, I can accept that other legit military...

    OK, I can accept that other legit military organizations may have numbered the tops of the bolt handles with an electric hand engraving tool. I don't accept the "Bubba" analogy though.

    I've...
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    That's it BAR, Carborundrum. My set is grey....

    That's it BAR, Carborundrum. My set is grey. There are several different shapes and sizes. They aren't the white Arkansas type.
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    I use a fine stone that's about .25" or so wide...

    I use a fine stone that's about .25" or so wide and 4" long. I'm not sure what kind of stone it is. It's part of a machinist's tool chest I inherited when I was young.
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    I'm guessing you are referring to fitting an SMLE...

    I'm guessing you are referring to fitting an SMLE bolt head for headspace or cleaning up the cocking piece? I use fine wet/dry sandpaper with a drop of oil on a piece of plate glass.
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    That's a definitive answer John but I just looked...

    That's a definitive answer John but I just looked at all of my CMP purchase '03 and '03A3 rifles again as described earlier. All are Greek returns purchased in 2001-2002. They all have four numbers...
  15. Value? I can't find the FNR markings in any of my...

    I can't find the FNR markings in any of my reference books. A wild *** guess would be an Indian or West Asian police force. It's certainly a nice rifle that hasn't seen much use.
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    Thanks Chuck. I'd heard that they just degreased...

    Thanks Chuck. I'd heard that they just degreased them and dipped them but didn't know for sure. It looks good either way and changing it would alter the interesting history of the rifles.
  17. Value? They aren't that scarce. No import stamps usually...

    They aren't that scarce. No import stamps usually means that the rifle was surplused prior to the 1968 Gun Control Act. In the case of the No.4, your rifle may well have been culled by the military...
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    The wood had more than it's fair share of...

    The wood had more than it's fair share of handling marks. It also sports the Greek black finish. I seldom sand woodwork but since my CMP purchases are not for resale, I decided to clean up the...
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    There were lots of No.4's sent to the Greeks from...

    There were lots of No.4's sent to the Greeks from Canada too. I imported a couple hundred in 2001 that were former Greek Army Reserve issue. All very nice and well looked after except for handling...
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    Cosine26, You'd better read my post again. ...

    Cosine26, You'd better read my post again.

    I'll stick to my statement that the OP's rifle is a Greek return, just like mine. At any rate, he's flown the coop. Nuff said!

    Brian
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    Well, I don't know who the "guys" are at the CMP...

    Well, I don't know who the "guys" are at the CMP forum but my Remington 1903A3 is a RIA, (Rock Island Armory) rebuild and it has the most beautiful zinc Parkerizing just as it left the arsenal before...
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    Check directly with Susan Fraser at Collector...

    Check directly with Susan Fraser at Collector Grade Publications. I think she still has some copies available. She's carrying on as best she can since Blake's passing.
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    In thread #12, I pointed out that the finish "T"...

    In thread #12, I pointed out that the finish "T" marking was applied to the right side of the body. Colin Stevens has pointed out my brain fart in a PM and it should read, "left side of the body". Of...
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    A small observation is the polish and number...

    A small observation is the polish and number engraved on the top of the bolt handle. I bought four 1903 and one 1903A3 from CMP in the early 2000's and they all have this. My guess is it's a legit...
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    Frederick, It may seem odd but it certainly...

    Frederick,

    It may seem odd but it certainly was done and the stamps are seldom standard unless applied at the BSA factory or H&H. As I said, early rifles didn't have any of the standardized...
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