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    Breda Meccanica Brecia Here are some spare...

    Breda Meccanica Brecia

    Here are some spare magazines for you

    BREN Mk2 BMB 30-06 7.62 MAGAZINES BOX Genuine militaria
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    Is that a short forend, 27.5" Enfield Heavy...

    Is that a short forend, 27.5" Enfield Heavy format barrel?

    Round format or standard knox form?
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    Your scope predates the Canadian C3 Kahles zf69...

    Your scope predates the Canadian C3 Kahles zf69 contract scopes.

    New spacers were available on Epay recently.
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    R-21221 is an actual C3, great score! Is the...

    R-21221 is an actual C3, great score!

    Is the zf69 serial numbered in the 158xxx range?
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    Italian .30-06 Brens? Are they scratch built or...

    Italian .30-06 Brens? Are they scratch built or conversions?
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    This illustration was unfortunately created by...

    This illustration was unfortunately created by someone who doesn't understand that the pressure levels quoted are in 2 different systems of measure.

    Enforcers/L42s ect are not MAG58s - sniping...
  7. The B-3 inside a circle sounds like a Maltby...

    The B-3 inside a circle sounds like a Maltby inspectors marking - likely the rifle was manufactured at Maltby.
  8. You indeed have a "Lee Enfield" No4MkI...

    You indeed have a "Lee Enfield" No4MkI manufactured during WW2 in the UK, Factory Thorough Repaired at Fazakerly in 1949
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    It's a real No4MkI(T) which has been centre...

    It's a real No4MkI(T) which has been centre bedded - that's likely the source of the Fulton's markings.

    In it's previous life, it was a target rifle, probably Service Rifle "A"

    On early guns...
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    Does the magwell have flanges on it?

    Does the magwell have flanges on it?
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    I have 1942 mkI"T" Savages with 6groove, 1945...

    I have 1942 mkI"T" Savages with 6groove, 1945 dated brit 5groove and 2groove MkI*
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    count the grooves in the barrel. With a serial...

    count the grooves in the barrel. With a serial number that low it probably has a 6groove Savage barrel.
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    This rifle would have been manufactured with a...

    This rifle would have been manufactured with a MkII cocking piece, and a MkII 2 position flip sight - the forend wood could be relieved for the non existant cut off and the bolt knob should have a...
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    Canada did not order anything from the Brits. ...

    Canada did not order anything from the Brits.

    Canada ordered the 2000 Ex1 & Ex2 rifles from FN in June/July 1953 well before the UK and USA ordered their Trials Rifles in Dec 1953.

    The Ex1 &...
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    Your X2E1 bayonet is serial numbered 11877, well...

    Your X2E1 bayonet is serial numbered 11877, well above any Canadian rifle.

    I could only speculate on the e-penned number - but it definitely isn't Canadian.

    given a reminder or 2 I will dig out...
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    There is a lot of BS floated regarding 7.62...

    There is a lot of BS floated regarding 7.62 conversions of the Lee Enfield.

    Simply put, be aware that .308Win and .303 British have identical case capacity of 56 grains of water.

    If you are...
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    Proof firing reduces the life of the parts. ...

    Proof firing reduces the life of the parts.

    Proof firing a single time can in theory be justified - proof firing repeatedly is the ultimate in stupidity.
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    Star wars?

    Star wars?
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    While the X2E1 and Canadian Ex1 bayos are similar...

    While the X2E1 and Canadian Ex1 bayos are similar if not identical, there is a subtle difference in the shape of the latch.

    If a bayonet is marked X2E1 it is NOT Canadian...

    Canadian bayonets...
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    While this is true, we are looking at it thru the...

    While this is true, we are looking at it thru the 2020 lense, not the 1959 lense - in 1959 all the planning was for a full scale nuclear WW3 - which is why the change over to modern small arms...
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    I'll dig an X2E1 bayo out - it looks to me like...

    I'll dig an X2E1 bayo out - it looks to me like yours has had the tip shortened.
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    what does the list of changes para C 7569 say? ...

    what does the list of changes para C 7569 say?

    to "new build" No4Mk2(T) rifles you would have to build new jigs for the Faz action, re-design the rear pad (similar to LB) and set up a new...
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    The c3a1 scope mount 2 forward holes are offset...

    The c3a1 scope mount 2 forward holes are offset left, the rear hole is in line with the bore.
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    Amazing work...i'm glad to see another project...

    Amazing work...i'm glad to see another project c3a1.

    A comment on your bolt - sorry to tell you this, but the c3a1 bolt body is a standard 1200tx bolt with the standard mauser 98 "anti bind" rib...
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    I know the books say that brass was acceptable,...

    I know the books say that brass was acceptable, but I have never seen anything other than blued steel on an original cheek piece.

    Has anyone seen brass?
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