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  1. We've discussed these EY or DP Eddystone P.14s...

    We've discussed these EY or DP Eddystone P.14s before, and IRRC the problems are documented in "The U.S. Enfield" by Skennerton.

    There would have been some excuse if the rifles were being made...
  2. I have some scopes here made before WWI that are...

    I have some scopes here made before WWI that are as bright as a Weaver made 30 years ago, but to each his own.
  3. It's probably been said already, but the Broad...

    It's probably been said already, but the Broad Arrow, which is an acceptance mark of a kind, has been struck through, presumably to indicate the non-acceptance of the rifle(s).

    The rifle has been...
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    SMLE guard is never correct on a No.4, but...

    SMLE guard is never correct on a No.4, but shouldn't be too hard to find a Savage one in similar condition.

    The loop was sometimes removed so it didn't interfere with a swivel sling loop such as...
  5. Thread: 1910 280

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    In these days of water jets it should be easy...

    In these days of water jets it should be easy enough to cut out a wrench for the 1910 action, and get new barrels made.
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    It says a lot for the service of the then Royal...

    It says a lot for the service of the then Royal Mail that eggs would arrive unbroken in a box like that!
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    You hopefully know what the point was about the...

    You hopefully know what the point was about the limitations of training manuals.

    But since you know so much about the Sight, Fixed Line for example, maybe you can explain what the manual means...
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    Very Rare and Mostly Pointless: the Bren Fixed...

    Very Rare and Mostly Pointless: the Bren Fixed Line Sight - YouTube

    I doubt there are as few as "a couple of dozen" survivors - owned one at one time. Reason for rarity being most were left in...
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    And that's probably 25% of those in existence!

    And that's probably 25% of those in existence!
  10. Thread: War Throphies

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    Nice. My father was too young for WWII, but knew...

    Nice. My father was too young for WWII, but knew someone who had served as an Engine Room Artificer and when demob day came, their tools were checked off, any missing were billed to their accounts...
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    Don't watch television so can't help you there,...

    Don't watch television so can't help you there, but did correspond with a chap who was a sniper on Crete and he was out in the sun plenty.

    I own the pams back to 1951, but pams are no more than...
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    Boltaction, have no fear, I am only addressing...

    Boltaction, have no fear, I am only addressing the question of the stock cut!

    The rifle itself I have heard the story on from a person who knows its history very well and it is entirely a...
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    Try black light on the stock in a darkened room. ...

    Try black light on the stock in a darkened room. You may be able to read the marks despite the sanding.
  14. So you meant the punch mark was on the trigger...

    So you meant the punch mark was on the trigger guard, not the body? In that case your question has been answered by the other posters.
  15. Is that a Long Branch No4 you're looking at? If...

    Is that a Long Branch No4 you're looking at? If so, the indentation is made by a hardness testing machine.
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    Hopefully the bore is in as good condition as the...

    Hopefully the bore is in as good condition as the exterior?

    Your bolt may be a substitution as the finish does not at all match that of the barrel and receiver.

    I wouldn't worry about it...
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    So they shouldn't be out in the sun then? And...

    So they shouldn't be out in the sun then? And keep the butt into the shoulder when crawling? :confused:
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    I think I've seen them all too Georg, but we...

    I think I've seen them all too Georg, but we should recall that they represent only a tiny fraction of the 250 odd that made it to France.

    Can we conclusively say they were all cut flush with...
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    The style in which the stocks were cut was...

    The style in which the stocks were cut was probably a matter of personal or battalion preference. Some battalions, indeed divisions, reportedly did not permit cutting down of stocks; thus not much...
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    This is the kind of behind the scenes censorship...

    This is the kind of behind the scenes censorship and social control we are going to see much more of in future. In Canada, the Lieberal heir-apparent, former central bank governor of Canada and the...
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    Lots of South African emigrants in Canada. ...

    Lots of South African emigrants in Canada.

    Latter-day trekkers I guess you could call them.

    It's over, demographically and in every other sense.

    Africa will be China's "problem" in future...
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    Only brass butt plate I have seen on a No4(T)...

    Only brass butt plate I have seen on a No4(T) were those on two trials No4(T)s I owned. Brass tends to be reflective - not a good choice for a sniper - unless he's given to reflection.;)
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    Looks like one of the Italian-made No32s. ...

    Looks like one of the Italian-made No32s.

    The cradle numbering with the serial number is highly odd. Is this seen on other ex-Italian military No4(T)s, or did someone decide this would a nice...
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    On of 79 Irish contract sets acc. to IDS.

    On of 79 Irish contract sets acc. to IDS.
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    Dove Cottage again.

    Dove Cottage again.
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