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  1. Classic Arms (Witbank): Collectable and modern...

    Classic Arms (Witbank): Collectable and modern guns, mail orders auctions

    Follow the auctions.
  2. The statute of limitations always interfere with...

    The statute of limitations always interfere with reporting such memorabilia. However, the synthetic tubes the 81 mm mortar bombs came in made excellent mugs. Turned the carrying handle around, cut...
  3. Doubt if there are any or more in South Africa. ...

    Doubt if there are any or more in South Africa. Most of the rifles were commandeered in both world wars to serve in the military or just to prevent rebellion. So they would have been absorbed in...
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    Over penetration is why you don't find 7.62x25...

    Over penetration is why you don't find 7.62x25 pistols in the West. Automag 357 and 44. There are many wildcat necked cartridges but there is little demand. There are some necked revolver...
  5. Post #2. Note the many off centre firing pin...

    Post #2. Note the many off centre firing pin marks on the primers. I found my No 1 Mk 3* was like that and never had the slightest problem in shooting.
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    Modern? My first shots were in 1987 IIRC. No...

    Modern? My first shots were in 1987 IIRC. No super duper ammo yet but I agree with the green tips. And I agree with your comments, well put.
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    The composition of the steel determines the...

    The composition of the steel determines the penetration. Ordinary steel is relatively soft and needs treatment to be hole resistant = armour. Thus shooting plates on a range means the plates have to...
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    Without hands on I would think the dents in the...

    Without hands on I would think the dents in the small plate are normal ball. The other holes might be any similar size bullet. Possibly testing penetration on armour?
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    Pro and con. It allows us who search for...

    Pro and con.
    It allows us who search for information another avenue to explore for answers, links, fora, and websites.
    Makes you 'easy' to find meaning there might be money in people contacting...
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    Looks like a posed photo.

    Looks like a posed photo.
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    Two groove barrels are just as good as any other....

    Two groove barrels are just as good as any other.

    Flat base bullets might solve the problem.
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    Sticky: Poll: The poll results show about equal interest - LE...

    The poll results show about equal interest - LE 62%, Mosin 55%, Mauser 73%, and US 63%, when you add the %. Indicates the number of firearms most produced, used and widespread, which are/were easily...
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    Quite so.

    Quite so.
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    I haven't ever seen or heard of any No5 in SA...

    I haven't ever seen or heard of any No5 in SA service; it's not impossible but highly unlikely. More photos showing numbers, etc, would help.

    None of the armourers I knew in my time in the...
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    The serial number is strange for an SA action. ...

    The serial number is strange for an SA action. Only seen six figure serial numbers.
  16. My little experience with one was very good. ...

    My little experience with one was very good. Light, accurate, easy to handle, friendly rifle. Wish I'd managed to spirit it away.

    It wouldn't have lasted this long in combat if it wan't good.
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    Will do. Still in lockdown too. Hopefully...

    Will do.

    Still in lockdown too. Hopefully start shooting this year sometime, probably about August or September. Loading all I can to be ready when the shooting range is open again.

    Sunny...
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    I would love to have more detail. I really need...

    I would love to have more detail. I really need two of them for practical rifle matches.
  19. You are comparing ME energy only in this example...

    You are comparing ME energy only in this example under a very restricted set of conditions,nothing else. As soon as anything changes, such as a different lot number service issue ammo, or different...
  20. Thread: The MG08

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    Sticky: Usually moved in pieces. Tripod, sled, gun....

    Usually moved in pieces. Tripod, sled, gun. ammo, sights, water, etc.
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    Living off rat packs for months become boring. ...

    Living off rat packs for months become boring. Eating real food afterwards made for exiting bowel movements for a while.
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    Looks made from another magazine, straight to...

    Looks made from another magazine, straight to about halfway down, three nicks/dents about quarter way down. Like to have one for competitions.
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    Again, just awesome!

    Again, just awesome!
  24. Good brass cleaner is per 5 litre hot water,...

    Good brass cleaner is per 5 litre hot water, teaspoon dish washing liquid and a teaspoon tartaric acid. Mix well, add brass let it stand couple of hours. Stir a couple times. Rinse with clean...
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    Just awesome!

    Just awesome!
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