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    No backup copies of the forum from previous years...

    No backup copies of the forum from previous years exist?

    They've just gutted the reference and financial value of your forum. Sue 'em:bash:

    I wonder if they're screwing over other customers...
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    Pity. Thinking man too.

    Pity.

    Thinking man too.
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    Hollywood couldn't resist a sneer at the South or...

    Hollywood couldn't resist a sneer at the South or Southerners even then.

    York was a brawler and drinker who overcame all that well before he ever joined the Army:

    Christian | Sergeant York
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    Sticky: Your photo links are dead.

    Your photo links are dead.
  5. Which post number in that thread contains your...

    Which post number in that thread contains your photos?
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    The fact that so many went through UK FTR in the...

    The fact that so many went through UK FTR in the 40s and 50s, including to Mk1/2 status, proves that was not the case.

    Would be interested to see reproduced whatever evidence there is that War...
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    And now we need only know which barrels are...

    And now we need only know which barrels are "N.C." and which are not! ;)

    And I assume "N.C." refers to "non-cordite" or "no cordite"?
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    The crudest stitching I have seen on a piece of...

    The crudest stitching I have seen on a piece of web equipment. Perhaps an experimental pattern locally made up?

    Similar stamps have been seen on Canadian fabric and web equipment, but not clear...
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    One can think of other scenarios in which such a...

    One can think of other scenarios in which such a stamp might be applied, such as intended exports that never were exported for some reason, or rifles overhauled for NATO (or non-NATO) allies etc. ...
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    It's an early M10 with the ramped extractor slot....

    It's an early M10 with the ramped extractor slot. Original serial number would not have been 2556 though; that is spurious. Rear sight and charger bridge is ex-military and obviously heavily...
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    Judging by the fonts and overall appearance...

    Judging by the fonts and overall appearance something that was done long, long ago IMHO.
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    EnfieldC, you'd be well advised to dig hard to...

    EnfieldC, you'd be well advised to dig hard to find out where the pads went. Some misguided civilian removed them, and they may still be around somewhere.

    The pad bearing surfaces were machined...
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    On page 59 there is a photo of a Canadian...

    On page 59 there is a photo of a Canadian sergeant slinging a cut down No.4(T) over his shoulder which is oddly identified as one of the experimental SAL sniper rifles with a "sporting" stock and...
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    And as for removing these "buggy whip" barrels as...

    And as for removing these "buggy whip" barrels as they are sometimes called, once the locking screw is removed, a few blows with a soft face mallet on the receiver around the chamber area usually...
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    From the damaged slot in the barrel-locking screw...

    From the damaged slot in the barrel-locking screw it looks like they figured out the barrel threading in the end. The chambers of these rifles were enlarged when hard-extraction issues appeared...
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    The concept is totally foreign to him, and to...

    The concept is totally foreign to him, and to most of the rest of the world. You were certainly not lacking in courage to raise the matter at all; the appearance of conformity to what were once...
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    Looks entirely original to me. One can see that...

    Looks entirely original to me. One can see that staking the rear pad screws really depended on where the slots happened to align, as in some positions there was really nothing to stake into without...
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    Does this rifle have the slot cut in the bolthead...

    Does this rifle have the slot cut in the bolthead guide rail? The slot is easily damaged as you will see in this photo, and sometimes the burrs created by rough handling can impede the travel of...
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    Can only say "well done". I've noticed your keen...

    Can only say "well done". I've noticed your keen scholarship here over the years, so congrats on putting it down on paper. So many of the best-informed sadly do not, and their knowledge dies with...
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    Almost certainly originally fitted to a ex-trials...

    Almost certainly originally fitted to a ex-trials No.4rifle - which you will find are described here on this site. The first 1403 No.4(T)s were assembled at RSAF Enfield in 1940(?)-41/42 on those...
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    I just use the three basic grits: coarse, medium...

    I just use the three basic grits: coarse, medium and fine. They are colour-coded. Yes, you do have to watch the heat/colour carefully, especially as you get near the edge and as the edge gets...
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    It's ironic that Monte Carlo butt stocks were...

    It's ironic that Monte Carlo butt stocks were proposed by Long Branch - S.A.L. in 1944, successfully trialed in the UK, then never adopted for the No4(T) or L42, and even ignored while this similar...
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    Haven't seen that double staking of the pad screws before; Indian habit Roger?
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    When it comes to sharpening it, use an angle...

    When it comes to sharpening it, use an angle grinder with the Walter Quick-Step bonded abrasive pads: they produce a suitable convex bevel with a near razor edge, and very quickly. Ensure the part...
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    "Shall we ever forget?" The last line answers...

    "Shall we ever forget?"

    The last line answers the question: those who remembered are gone, with very few exceptions.

    Only those who are for reasons sometimes unclear even to themselves,...
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