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  1. I use one of those slip on pads, works every time.

    I use one of those slip on pads, works every time.
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    Checking in with an old friend is worth while...

    Checking in with an old friend is worth while even if it is decades since he was called for higher duty.
  3. Newcastle, hold the rifle not shouldered with the...

    Newcastle, hold the rifle not shouldered with the finger on the trigger. The space between the butt plate and your upper arm at the elbow will tell you how much you need to add to the butt to...
  4. The LE were made for relatively short men, thus...

    The LE were made for relatively short men, thus the butt fits the man, often with bulky clothing in wet/cold weather. Fit a longer butt or a boot and the eye relief should correct itself.

    Average...
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    Nice to warn the opposition that you are running...

    Nice to warn the opposition that you are running out of belts, firing only tracer at the end.
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    'Buttons' on the jacket wrong, reversed image.

    'Buttons' on the jacket wrong, reversed image.
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    The historical value of the find is going to be...

    The historical value of the find is going to be far less than the real value of the gun. Historical value will be for the family it belonged to or the reason for it being hidden, etc.

    It might be...
  8. Left sided side-cars for driving on the left side...

    Left sided side-cars for driving on the left side of the road, as in South Africa?
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    Your wife is definitely a keeper.

    Your wife is definitely a keeper.
  10. Used in North Africa would be the same colour as...

    Used in North Africa would be the same colour as the forces they were part of, otherwise it would be too easy to identify them. In Ethiopia/Abyssinia where they operated on their own to a large...
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    Report on range performance, that is the deciding...

    Report on range performance, that is the deciding factor.
  12. Value? Vintage Hunter, we're both right. It depends on...

    Vintage Hunter, we're both right. It depends on your point of view. To me it is a tool to use in competition, to others it is a collectable item in its own right to add joy to a collection. I'm...
  13. Value? In the target shooting sport rifles are...

    In the target shooting sport rifles are 'improved' to meet the match or sport rules and regulations. The barrels are often changed when they are 'shot out', other parts changed as regulations...
  14. Value? They sure are impressive, not ugly at all. The...

    They sure are impressive, not ugly at all. The value in the complete rifle will be in how good the barrel is still. If the barrels are 'shot out' they will be good enough for reasonably accurate...
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    It might be ejection and not extraction. Check...

    It might be ejection and not extraction. Check the ejection cycle, it seems that the problem starts when ejection starts.

    On the other hand the LE was designed to be cycled without lifting the...
  16. Add some pictures and somebody will come along...

    Add some pictures and somebody will come along with some knowledge.
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    Pictures would help to get answers.

    Pictures would help to get answers.
  18. Used to fire 9mmP in my S&W Victory when 38S&W...

    Used to fire 9mmP in my S&W Victory when 38S&W wasn't immediately available. Not recommended but it works.
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    Ask the military. They store firearms for...

    Ask the military. They store firearms for decades, sometimes with lots of rust preventative. Springs usually not under tension. No loose screws that can get lost.

    Long term storage? Good oil...
  20. Looks like a sight for target shooting. Others...

    Looks like a sight for target shooting. Others will be along to explain better.
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    Guns that old don't have to be babied just...

    Guns that old don't have to be babied just because the're old. I would replace the springs with standard new ones as they do deteriorate over time. I would also shoot standard factory ammo.

    I...
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    Any good gunsmith should be able to make one.

    Any good gunsmith should be able to make one.
  23. Go back to the LGS and ask them to find out from...

    Go back to the LGS and ask them to find out from the previous owner if he still has the chest the rifle came in, and any other accessories the rifle may have.
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    Agreed with BAR. In our campaigns in south...

    Agreed with BAR. In our campaigns in south Angola you went out and didn't return for 3-6 months. Very dry area except rainy season; no shops or roads, no internet, no phone reception. You use...
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    The Fins have a long rifle history. You will...

    The Fins have a long rifle history. You will find they converted their Mosins to just about any reasonable calibre you can think of; wildcatted the 7,62x54R to many unheard of calibres.
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