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    ouch

    Just clean up the lenses and replace the post and cross hair.
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    Here is an original Flanders flap. I have had it...

    Here is an original Flanders flap.
    I have had it for about 50 years and there are two or three others that I cannot find,,but they are somewhere here!!!!
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    They are probably using the horizon sighting...

    They are probably using the horizon sighting method when shooting at the train.
    The picture gets blurry when I try to expand it and I cannot see the rear sight close enough.
    Same system used with...
  4. I also have an interesting piece being a boxed...

    I also have an interesting piece being a boxed MARTIN'S Galilean sight with a regimental number and a partial name on the outside of box.
    Under the baize lining was the full name and again the...
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    I think the insurance companies had something to...

    I think the insurance companies had something to do with it, according to some of the insiders....
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    To the best of my knowledge in talking to Val...

    To the best of my knowledge in talking to Val Forgetts son, they got the works in two lots.
    John Appleton got a few but down the food chain so to speak
    Same as Brian Dick, but I do stand corrected...
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    I've repaired a couple of L1A1 scopes in the last...

    I've repaired a couple of L1A1 scopes in the last year or so and they have been what the guys in the UK would call BOG STANDARD...
    They were horrible, with broken screws, beavered screws, lenses...
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    Same thing with the War and Peace show or...

    Same thing with the War and Peace show or BELTRING to the great unwashed.:)
    I used to hit it almost every year and then they move to Folkestone then back to Paddock Wood and now with the covid I...
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    Fake?! Same MO they tried on me. Also the same money...

    Same MO they tried on me.
    Also the same money transfer site. VENMO
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    That particular gun IS IN CANADA... It is a most...

    That particular gun IS IN CANADA...
    It is a most fascinating bit of kit!!!
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    Looking for rifle No. AS9382

    This rifle will not probably be in Canada ..
    Serial number of the rifle is as above, scope number is 8702
    scope was a kit bag bring back and number is on the mount.
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    Let me see if if I can find the contents list for...

    Let me see if if I can find the contents list for my chests.
    I have both an A & B.... complete..
  13. It is in the UK Buying it is not the problem....

    It is in the UK
    Buying it is not the problem.
    Getting it here is the problem at less than a first class seat !!!
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    WTB: A Lyman Alaskan scope in any condition....

    Looking for an Lyman Alaskan that I can cut up for an experiment.
    It can be bent. run over by the ATV or used to beat a bear over the head.
    As long as it resembles and Alaskan and it has the OG...
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    Some very nice Lahti's there and what looks like...

    Some very nice Lahti's there and what looks like one Canadian contract 45.
    Might also be a Colt .455 RAF contract.
    Very nice!!!!!
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    Brass on the British No.7 Steel on the Canadian...

    Brass on the British No.7
    Steel on the Canadian No.7's
    and steel on the British No. 9 with one Zamac.
    Brass on the No.5 trials in .22
    and of course rubber on the No.8
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    Just got one of the short lens caps in today....

    Just got one of the short lens caps in today.
    I'll pop off the markings shortly.
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    I reverse engineered the Mk. III scope for them...

    I reverse engineered the Mk. III scope for them and it looks like they chose to ignore a lot of it.
    I think ease of manufacture and use what was left from the Mk.1/ II production was the the plan....
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    The letter does not specify if it is both or just...

    The letter does not specify if it is both or just one.
    Just the British bitching about " the pads not being soldered and the screws coming loose."
    I will see if I can find the letter and post it....
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    In looking closely at the cheekpiece and the...

    In looking closely at the cheekpiece and the grain I think it is beech.
    The plugs look a bit like maple or poplar.
    The only provenance on it is that I have had it since before dirt was invented and...
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    The original Longbranch rifles did not have the...

    The original Longbranch rifles did not have the pads soldered on.
    They were just screwed and that was it.
    The British wined, moaned, bitched and ****ed about it and numerous letters went back and...
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    At long last, the picture of the P14 cheek piece....

    At long last, the picture of the P14 cheek piece.
    It MIGHT be beech by the grain and hopefully someone can ID the wood
    We had a huge book on wood species at the wood club but someone needed it more...
  23. This is why you do not roam around the Golan...

    This is why you do not roam around the Golan heights
    That is the Golan Heights in the background
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    Found some pictures, and now just have to find...

    Found some pictures, and now just have to find how to transfer them here. :madsmile:
    stay tuned...
    You now have a picture of the repro MK.3 scope less tube.
    Some parts are not included but one of...
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    The turret rims are about 1/2 the size of a...

    The turret rims are about 1/2 the size of a normal 32 turret.
    The range drum springs are not sufficient, in my estimation. (I just had one recently on the bench totally stripped down)
    The detents...
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