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    The short answer is yes. The higher pressure...

    The short answer is yes. The higher pressure round caused many front pads to shoot loose. That 3 lb scope and bracket trying to move forward under recoil will do it.
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    The nos RFI barrels are available and they are...

    The nos RFI barrels are available and they are not terribly expensive as I already said. Now's the time to acquire them for current or future projects if in need. Making SMLE barrels from scratch is...
  3. I restored that rifle for a forumer who went by...

    I restored that rifle for a forumer who went by the handle "Seaspriter" from a completely destroyed and incomplete pile of shite several years ago. It's done to MoD spec including correct rustproof...
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    flocass1, I wish your friend good luck and will...

    flocass1, I wish your friend good luck and will help any way I can. I've one question though. Why not just breech up your SMLE rifles with the nos RFI barrels from Sarco. I've breeched up quite a few...
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    Get three new screws and fit them, remove the...

    Get three new screws and fit them, remove the pad, degrease, flux, tin both the pad and body with soft solder, then solder it by heating from the body side and tightening the screws at the same time....
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    Check the left hand locking lug to see if there's...

    Check the left hand locking lug to see if there's a distinct drag mark when it rides over the sear. Also check the safety and make sure it's installed correctly. I see so many bolt assemblies sent...
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    I bought 10k rounds many years ago and I'm still...

    I bought 10k rounds many years ago and I'm still using FNM 72-2 Mk.7z to range test rifles. It's excellent. We tested it against Greek HXP and South African PMP when preparing for Robert Maze's range...
  8. I blamed myself for pushing the brass one more...

    I blamed myself for pushing the brass one more time when it should have been discarded. I know it's not the rifle's fault. It's what we call "operator failure" here in the south! Anyhow, I think if...
  9. I remember pushing a batch or brass one time too...

    I remember pushing a batch or brass one time too many in my youth. Every head popped off from a 50 round case guard box while at the public range in Volusia County, FL. I had an old timer, (me now!),...
  10. A harsh lesson about sticking sharp tools into...

    A harsh lesson about sticking sharp tools into the chamber of any rifle. Once you score the chamber, you will have big time extraction problems. Anyone who reloads for the .303 British, please,...
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    The original spec is .0008 thick platinum wire.

    The original spec is .0008 thick platinum wire.
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    All the speculation is great but useless. Take my...

    All the speculation is great but useless. Take my advice, go to BRP or APEX, buy the .310 and .307 plug gauges. If they respectively enter the barrel more than .25", your barrel is out of spec and...
  13. Those canvas 1956 pouches were one of the best...

    Those canvas 1956 pouches were one of the best all around pouches the Army ever issued. They'll even hold 25 12 Gauge shotgun shells.
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    Guessing your barrel has been fired more than...

    Guessing your barrel has been fired more than it's fair share with Mk.7 cordite ammo. Try switching the 174 SMK for the Sierra 180 grain Pro-Hunter or another flat base equivalent. Boat tail...
  15. You'll have better results using an alcohol based...

    You'll have better results using an alcohol based stain like Chestnut Ridge. It works on old dark wood as well as new unfinished. Try Dollar General clear ammonia for cleaning and degreasing which...
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    Value? The three ROF Maltby rifles all have it. I know...

    The three ROF Maltby rifles all have it. I know they've been inspected and cleaned prior to reserve storage but they strike me as pretty much factory original. I also have a ROF Fazakerley, ('43...
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    Value? I need to add that I was wrong about it being...

    I need to add that I was wrong about it being reblued. The finish appears original after a closer look. The heat discoloration on the bolt body was a concern but I see nothing that tells me it's been...
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    I agree with Roger and Rob on this one. It looks...

    I agree with Roger and Rob on this one. It looks like it's stocked in Savage birch too.
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    The ones I imported were also labeled as yours....

    The ones I imported were also labeled as yours. Same batch of rifles from C.O. of course except via Canada.
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    Itís actually worse than some of them cosmetically. Nothing a little tlc wonít fix. If the barrel gauges in spec, send it here for Parkerizing as there appears to be no finish left. Itíll be lovely.
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    The Dulite blue that was used on Savage and Long...

    The Dulite blue that was used on Savage and Long Branch No.4's as well as many other military weapons at the time in North American production wasn't that durable to start with. That's why it was...
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    It looks like a nice, original rifle to me. I...

    It looks like a nice, original rifle to me. I donít think itís a Fazakerley FTR from what I see. Itís seen service and has seen an Armourerís workshop a time or two Iím sure. Thatís why the cocking...
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    Please don't be offended but why do you feel like...

    Please don't be offended but why do you feel like you need to replace the cocking piece and front sight guard? If your bolt assembly is set up properly and functions correctly, for God's sake, leave...
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    Roger is correct. Bluing was standard until later...

    Roger is correct. Bluing was standard until later 1950 production when Parkerizing became the norm. Many wartime Long Branch rifles were Parkerized during Canadian FTR programs in the 1960's and...
  25. Yes, it was imported to the USA from Canada....

    Yes, it was imported to the USA from Canada. Individual members of the DCRA carried in, (if local), and sent their competition rifles, (in this case a Fulton regulated No.4Mk.2), to CAL for...
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