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  1. Fake?! Auction photos show the scope bracket caps are...

    Auction photos show the scope bracket caps are number 1, 2, but the bracket is numbered 66, 67. Front pad screws have either loosened or not been staked in place in their new position.
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    Re-stamped to match barrel serial number by a...

    Re-stamped to match barrel serial number by a non-armourer. If it was a complete rework then I would have at least expected the letter prefix of the serial number to be on the relevant stamped parts...
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    Standard A Category licence requirements are 16...

    Standard A Category licence requirements are 16 years or older, secure lock up for firearms in house, police check and basic interview by arms officer and a referee check of one family member and one...
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    All semi-auto sales pulled today from online...

    All semi-auto sales pulled today from online auctioneer 'Trademe' for the time being. Too bad if you want a new shotgun for the up coming duck season or have a rabbit problem.

    "We are halting the...
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    Unsure at this stage, but it will eventually come...

    Unsure at this stage, but it will eventually come to light. I expect a tightening of gun laws to follow.
  6. Junk P14 sporter to No.3 T(A) a work in progress

    I’ve been reading a few threads lately about restoring rifles or scoring a steal of a deal on hard to come by rifles. This post is about my best score to date, which almost wasn’t!

    In November of...
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    One with rifling marks, and one without. Not a...

    One with rifling marks, and one without. Not a mid air collision as many on the internet have previously suggested. I think I have seen that particular bullet collision in the Gallipoli Museum in...
  8. Thread: COMING SOON!

    by Kiwi
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    My five year old son saw that picture in the book...

    My five year old son saw that picture in the book a few nights ago (he wanted it as his bedtime story) and it caused a lengthy discussion about why it isn't OK to put a barrel in your mouth. We are...
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    For future reference, here are the listings...

    For future reference, here are the listings pictures and description:

    Early Savage production in 1942. All matching numbers, all Savage parts. Bore is very good plus. Possibly one of the early (T)...
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    Peter, I assume the bath treated multiple stock...

    Peter, I assume the bath treated multiple stock parts, so what was the process to ensure previously hand fitted parts on a rifle did not get mixed up with another rifle? The fore-end was numbered,...
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    The leaf spring, cross screws and nut are all...

    The leaf spring, cross screws and nut are all interchangeable. The smaller M1917 sight will fit the Pattern 1914 rifle, but not be the correct height when the sight is elevated. I should have a...
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    Beat me to it Roger. My money is on the NZ 'Lemon...

    Beat me to it Roger. My money is on the NZ 'Lemon Squeezer'.

    https://www.armymuseum.co.nz/kiwis-at-war/did-you-know/malone-and-the-kiwi-lemon-squeezer-hat/
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    I've got a spare one. Send me a PM.

    I've got a spare one. Send me a PM.
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    Appears to have the correct rear leaf sight....

    Appears to have the correct rear leaf sight. Better pictures required please. It if was a conversion, then need to see the left side of the butt socket as that is where the markings were applied.
  15. Australian Low Mount Pattern 1918 (AUST.) Scope

    If any one is interested, I found this listing for a low mount scope numbered to Rifle 71864.
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  16. Thread: No5 Enfield ?

    by Kiwi
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    Each to their own, but why risk damaging the...

    Each to their own, but why risk damaging the flash hider Ron? If it were my rifle, and there is nothing wrong with the flash hider, why risk damaging it. Snip the hand guard ring and braze it back...
  17. Thread: No5 Enfield ?

    by Kiwi
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    Peter Laidler covered this off in 2013: "Off...

    Peter Laidler covered this off in 2013:

    "Off thread a little bit....... But the ring, retaining rear handguards used to rust through at the bottom and the book stated that the flash eliminator...
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    I have a H.B.M.Co No.32 Mk1 scope numbered 9537....

    I have a H.B.M.Co No.32 Mk1 scope numbered 9537. The scope bracket is numbered numbered to rifle 14C3293.
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    I am looking for Scope Number 15943 to go with...

    I am looking for Scope Number 15943 to go with Rifle 15C4921. The rifle is currently mismatched with a H.B.M.Co No.32 Mk1 scope numbered 9537 and has a bracket numbered to rifle 14C3293.
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    The rifle certainly has some components that are...

    The rifle certainly has some components that are not WWI vintage (rear handguard is a Lithgow WW2 made item and the rear leaf sight cap is one of the later styles and not the more common WW1...
  21. Thread: Israeli No.4T?

    by Kiwi
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    I liked that rifle better that the PPCo set up....

    I liked that rifle better that the PPCo set up. Probably would have had more interest if the photos were better.
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    SMLE PPCo scoped set up rifle

    This sold last night on our local online auction site.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1830673034&archive=1

    Anyone want to give their views on this one? Looks to be a 1918...
  23. Thread: My 1917.

    by Kiwi
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    Nice looking rifle. How does it shoot?

    Nice looking rifle. How does it shoot?
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    I've run into the same problem. A lump of 2x4...

    I've run into the same problem. A lump of 2x4 knock some sense into the front sight. For the super stubborn there is a front sight puller available similar to a m1 carbine sight puller. It works a...
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    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is/was the...

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is/was the purpose of the round?
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