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  1. I remember you mentioning that before. Makes me...

    I remember you mentioning that before. Makes me wonder if it was one of those cases of "get rid of it" by walling it up somewhere in the basement, or was it all packed away in expectation of a...
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    Yes, and starting at only $3000. US:rolleyes: ...

    Yes, and starting at only $3000. US:rolleyes:

    UK proofs, but not sure if post-WWI or WWII. Can't see why they needed to bother as it already had a Canadian Proof, which if I'm not mistake was 24...
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    Can't tell you anything about the marks, except...

    Can't tell you anything about the marks, except that likely to be inspection stamps, but the stock/handguard have shrunk considerably and would benefit from raw linseed oil applied generously and...
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    Well that's interesting, so Zimbabwe sold off a...

    Well that's interesting, so Zimbabwe sold off a bunch of old weaponry as South Africa has been doing recently? Z.A. can also be Zuid Afrika of course, but I'm not contesting your assertion.

    Still...
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    The year at least can be seen on the left side...

    The year at least can be seen on the left side off the barrel over the chamber: '16, '17 etc. (under the handguard)
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    I know nothing about that, but would have thought...

    I know nothing about that, but would have thought the damage would be done in the chamber area(?)



    That's because we're so agreeable! :D

    "You'll soon get used to her looks said he, and a...
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    No question that was once a No4(T) IMHO. Now...

    No question that was once a No4(T) IMHO. Now it's a tragedy or a farce depending on the angle of viewing. :D

    Certainly the first time we've seen a "M" for metres marking on a MkII scope scale -...
  8. Thread: Out of Nowhere

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    And that 60,000 probably represents a million or...

    And that 60,000 probably represents a million or more citizens you don't have today. Canada had just a few thousand more deaths, though we did finally wise up and introduce conscription in late...
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    The photos.

    The photos.
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    No fear, it wouldn't even pass inspection by a...

    No fear, it wouldn't even pass inspection by a blind man as a L42. The only interesting aspect, other than the 1955 dated No.8 Case, is the "ZA" marking below the boltway so proudly outlined in...
  11. A disappointingly small volume that; perhaps...

    A disappointingly small volume that; perhaps reflective of how much was passed on in those days without documentation?
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    Value? Interesting Brian; did those rifles with the SN...

    Interesting Brian; did those rifles with the SN added to the wrist have any indications of a common post-war service? How did that Greek refinish compare to Dulite blue?
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    Advice? The "F.T.R" marking tells us it went through a...

    The "F.T.R" marking tells us it went through a Factory Thorough Repair at Fazackerly and that explains the markings on the receiver wall.
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    Always nice to find a restorable "T" If you...

    Always nice to find a restorable "T" If you decide to repair the missing sight "ears" I've got a few junk Savage actions and I could zip-disk you off a pair. ;) Since the finish is so nice on your...
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    One is a find, two is remarkable! Any indication...

    One is a find, two is remarkable! Any indication of where they've been? I have two here, but they are restoration projects.
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    Value? Make that three out of three... :lol: :runaway: ...

    Make that three out of three... :lol: :runaway:

    Enjoy your original rifle zh75. Fast service and a definitive answer. ;)

    Hardness tester marks on underside of LB receiver - two different sizes...
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    Value? Typical Long Branch hardness test marks on small...

    Typical Long Branch hardness test marks on small recoil lug of bolt - not usually this many though.
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    Poole made a fine product as those excellent...

    Poole made a fine product as those excellent photos show. Have one here with the same markings as the right hand example. As tight a slide as any MkI backsight I've handled, and tighter than most....
  19. Thread: P14 Advice

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    The best reference I'm aware of is Skennerton's...

    The best reference I'm aware of is Skennerton's "The U.S. Enfield".

    Pick a couple up while they're so modestly priced perhaps?
  20. Remarkable to find any SMLE of that age in such...

    Remarkable to find any SMLE of that age in such original condition. A veritable time capsule in fact.

    From the 1910 date of the rifle and the marking disc it seems reasonable to conclude that...
  21. Thread: News of PL

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    Michael Doyne: a number of his friends are in...

    Michael Doyne: a number of his friends are in touch with him of course. You'd best ask one or two of them by PM if you want further details. Start with our senior members in the UK perhaps?
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    "Diplomacy; the art of a telling a person to go...

    "Diplomacy; the art of a telling a person to go hell in such a manner that he asks for directions". :D

    Someone had a go and gave up: note the little wear spots where a no doubt repro front pad sat...
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    Value? The only time serials were added to the wrist of...

    The only time serials were added to the wrist of the butt was on the No4(T)s and that is not a "T" so some civilian has added it. And probably the number under the forend too, if the stamps are the...
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    Value? The bolt is either original or a service fitment;...

    The bolt is either original or a service fitment; look at the "L" stamp. Compare with other Long Branch No4 bolts. Notice the original machining marks around the serial number?

    I just pulled...
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    Value? I'd say there is some chance that is a cold blue...

    I'd say there is some chance that is a cold blue attempt, sometimes funny yellow tints appear. But it is possible that some banzai bozo did indeed attempt to soften the lugs, fiddle with them and...
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