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    There is always the right way, the wrong way, and...

    There is always the right way, the wrong way, and then, of course, the French way, which won't be close to any of the first two.
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    We're belabouring the point. However. If the...

    We're belabouring the point. However. If the butt plate was so crucial in shine, I'm certain it would have been replaced before being issued, or there would have been an instruction to the effect...
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    Preparing includes darkening anything reflecting....

    Preparing includes darkening anything reflecting. Except glass such as the telescope and binocular lenses. Crawling with protective stuff over all reflecting surfaces including barrel, bolt,...
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    Sticky: Awesome collection!

    Awesome collection!
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    Thanks Cinders. I doubt the brass butt plate...

    Thanks Cinders.

    I doubt the brass butt plate would reflect in sniper use. Snipers shouldn't be where their equipment reflects anything and the butt plate should be tight against the shoulder.
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    Pity nothing before 1989.

    Pity nothing before 1989.
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    I have read about lack of the gap in the wrist...

    I have read about lack of the gap in the wrist socket leading to chips, but in shooting thousands of rounds through my No 1 Mk III* and No 4 Mk II that don't have the gap I have yet to see it...
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    Travelling is still fun but the accompanying...

    Travelling is still fun but the accompanying regulations, quarantine, etc, isn't.

    Looking forward to being bothered.
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    Sticky: Some more information on the Rhodesia sniping...

    Some more information on the Rhodesia sniping rifles would be really nice.
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    AFAIK, a lot of people aren't leaving South...

    AFAIK, a lot of people aren't leaving South Africa, except if the emigration process has been completed. The emigration process is lengthy, involved, includes a lot of money and quite challenging...
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    I don't have the pessimistic view other people...

    I don't have the pessimistic view other people have of South Africa. Still the best country in the world to live in. Except for the politicians.

    The violence was cause by faction politics in the...
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    And what would that be?

    And what would that be?
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    There are, do a search on the forum for MAS,...

    There are, do a search on the forum for MAS, Berthier, Gras, etc.
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    Maxim ammunition box, according to Google. ebay...

    Maxim ammunition box, according to Google. ebay says 39.00.
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    Those Jeeps are a bottomless pit, especially if...

    Those Jeeps are a bottomless pit, especially if you want them to be restored to original spec. You never recoup the time and money, but they are fun. Try restoring a CJ2A if you want a real...
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    Boar! boer? Huge difference. boar=pig,...

    Boar! boer? Huge difference. boar=pig, boer=farmer

    Quite right, mountain guns didn't help much as the Boers didn't much believe in being on mountains, more in the way of being light mounted...
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    The No 1 Mk III* makes an excellent short rifle. ...

    The No 1 Mk III* makes an excellent short rifle. Shorten barrel; shorten the bayonet monstrosity about 25mm and reposition; remove top wood and plug clip slots; slim down fore stock so its flush...
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    Owen gun - Wikipedia...

    Owen gun - Wikipedia

    "Two horseshoe magazines were constructed in the field, of 60 and 72 rounds. Little information exists as to the success of these experiments.[11]"

    11. "History of the Owen...
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    Advice? More photos will help, especially of all and any...

    More photos will help, especially of all and any markings.

    Looks like a sleek percussion model of the photo in the wiki.
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    Thank you Rob. Definitely not authenticity. ...

    Thank you Rob. Definitely not authenticity.

    That's why I want the overall dimensions, so I can make one. I'll follow your recommendation.

    The best I can see on the drawing is an overall length...
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    Thank you, got that, the measurements are blurred...

    Thank you, got that, the measurements are blurred and I can't read them.
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    LE cheekpiece dimensions

    I want to add a cheekpiece to my No4 MkII to use with the scope. The dimensions on the drawings in the library are unclear, can anyone give me the dimensions please, in inches or metric. Height,...
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    There is no reason not to believe in nuclear...

    There is no reason not to believe in nuclear powered planes. Technology might eventually manage them. Or spacecraft where weight isn't a restriction. Think on it a while.
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    Soldiers don't care about dropping a round, as there are many more where that one came from.
  25. Living off the enemy by that time was an art as...

    Living off the enemy by that time was an art as nothing else was really available. The area around Ventersdorp is still relatively empty.
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