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    Forgot to include a big Thank You! With your help...

    Forgot to include a big Thank You! With your help and Wally G's, successfully found what I was looking for.

    Sorry this is coming so late.
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    I am happy each time I see an old war horse but...

    I am happy each time I see an old war horse but back into action. Hate that all the history is turned into so much scrap.
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    Are there any particular dealers who have decent...

    Are there any particular dealers who have decent stock of parts? Wouldn't mind finding a MkI butt plate with folding shoulder tab.
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    Best supplier of parts for L4's in UK?

    Ey'up!

    Any suggestions for locating small parts for the L4 while in the UK? Leeds area.

    Specificaly looking for 7.62 extractors plus spring and spring bar. Would also take some Mk I Bren parts...
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    Looking very nice. What process did you use to...

    Looking very nice.

    What process did you use to refinish the butt plate and tab?

    I have a new butt stock on the way and want to refinish my original finish butt plate, et al. stock metal. I am...
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    Great work Erik3D. I am curious, once done,...

    Great work Erik3D.

    I am curious, once done, can this type of drawing be put into a CNC Milling station and run to produce a finished product? What once would have been laborious on the old...
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    Value? Thanks BAR. You realize, that within the Unites...

    Thanks BAR. You realize, that within the Unites States, it could possibly sell to any state in the Union. BUT I won't mess with shipping anything to California any more. Too many hurdles and hoops....
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    Value? BAR, thank you for that link. So our friends...

    BAR, thank you for that link. So our friends North of the Border may have been the location of it's restoration, then possibly imported by Century? I guess it would not be too hard to have a stock...
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    Value? It had been suggested to me that India used to...

    It had been suggested to me that India used to make Lee Enfield stock sets for sale on the world market. If that is the case, could this be teak? Would teak work as a stock set for a rifle in .303?
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    Value? Value and explanation of condition?

    I THINK this is a refurbished BSAC (1915) SHTLE, MkIII? But I have never really studied the Lee Enfiel's vast varieties and nomenclatures. I usually purchase on model, bore condition and that overall...
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    I have another reply to this thread, with regards...

    I have another reply to this thread, with regards to the barrels.

    I was told by Len, when I purchased my L4, that the barrels were actually 1919 Israeli barrels, that he somehow fits inside the...
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    Aukland, You may be better off starting a new...

    Aukland,

    You may be better off starting a new thread, under the semi auto section. This thread is pretty old. And Project Guns, even though the web site was still up last time I looked in 2020,...
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    So what country will these be sold in? I hate and...

    So what country will these be sold in? I hate and resent the fact U.S. officials no longer let barrels into the country. Absolutely arbitrary rulings. Otherwise, we might very well have some semi...
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    Djandj.... WallyG got my .308 L4 running with...

    Djandj....

    WallyG got my .308 L4 running with the suggestion of cutting the striker coil only. Now, ours are a little different animal, but the L4 and the SA .308 converted MkII are pretty close....
  15. For Sale: Military Training Chart- Lewis Gun /WW II Home Guard New Zealand

    I have what May or May not be a period piece or just reproduction of a WWII training poster for the Home Guard in New Zealand. I have been informed the originals has a cotton mesh backing. This one...
  16. Value? Right, no cotton mesh, so possibly a reprint? The...

    Right, no cotton mesh, so possibly a reprint? The paper seems naturally aged. I bought it back around 1980's I suspect (or whenever eBay was getting going) and I think it may have come to me from New...
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    French Sniper

    I am usually HIGHLY SKEPTICAL whenever I see these "French Sniper Rifles", especially the 49/56's. I recall when a lot of the sniper scopes were brought in, probably late 80's, early 90's, and they...
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    Old MREs

    They drop their nutritional value greatly after 10 years, but as long as the packaging is still intact, I have had MREs from the mid 80's with no ill effect. Some of the items turn bland and...
  19. Value? Military Training Chart- The Lewis Gun. Poster-New Zealand

    Well, I do not recall the history of this poster. I have owned it since around 1980. Can't readily find another thru an internet search. It is printed one side, black ink on off white paper. Nothing...
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    In response to this observation, I have had the...

    In response to this observation, I have had the SAME issues on guns that came directly from Historic Arms. What I don't get is how Len can build a gun and not have headspace set PERFECTLY, from his...
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    Browningautorifle, et al. I tried the oiled...

    Browningautorifle, et al.

    I tried the oiled cartridges for both Wolff copper washed steel and brass cased PPU. Ran perfectly. I was pleased. Now the trick is to come up with a better oiling...
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    I am moving on to my MkI Historic Arms Bren next....

    I am moving on to my MkI Historic Arms Bren next. Have sold the Mk III. I will miss it greatly. I loved the shorter barrel. Just can't find them any more. I did keep my very beautiful Mk I.

    Will...
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    Thank you all for your responses. BAR, that is...

    Thank you all for your responses.

    BAR, that is a reassuring if not timely information. I will now proceed to use up my WWII era ammo and enjoy it. I should hope that split necks do not lead to...
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    Interesting side note, which will not be 100%...

    Interesting side note, which will not be 100% accurate but hopefully have some validity. Thru a quick conversation with a friend in the UK, a woman, I mentioned to her that I had been shooting my...
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    Ammo types and the semi auto Bren

    I wanted to start a conversation, and possibly a data base, no matter how limited, associated with the semi auto Bren. The purpose is to possibly come to some conclusion on what types ammo work best...
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