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    Should be No4 butt plate. Zamak was used in WWII...

    Should be No4 butt plate. Zamak was used in WWII due to lack of brass. Somebody replaced the trapdoor.
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    The ammunition might be worth more to a...

    The ammunition might be worth more to a collector.

    Many pictures of the markings on the Rifle would allows the experts to comment.
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    You probably have a No 1 Mk III [SMLE], No 4 Mk I...

    You probably have a No 1 Mk III [SMLE], No 4 Mk I and a No 5 [Jungle]. No 1 has the description on the wrist right hand side, No 4 on the body left side, No 5 left body.

    Do a search on the...
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    Owner's initials?

    Owner's initials?
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    Adventure and drama. Africa or Africa related,...

    Adventure and drama. Africa or Africa related, especially South Africa and Rhodesia. Not hunting stuff. Some today, some going back centuries. Some about Egypt thousands of years ago. All good...
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    Agree with the steel ball bearing saga, except it...

    Agree with the steel ball bearing saga, except it was a large one.
  7. Just love the cameraman's camera back logo!

    Just love the cameraman's camera back logo!
  8. If you don't shoot the rifles the inside...

    If you don't shoot the rifles the inside condition of the barrel doesn't matter. If you do shoot them, the question is how accurate is it? If accuracy is about 3 inches at 100m that is just about...
  9. Still is an awesome place. Best country in the...

    Still is an awesome place. Best country in the world to live in I still believe.

    It might be a good time for that hunt, prices should be highly negotiable in this Covid time.
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    Value? The No 1 has been worked on a lot, the wood fit...

    The No 1 has been worked on a lot, the wood fit is very [too] good, metal redone. I agree with BAR, the wood is too light for a No 1 but never say never for an LE.
  11. Handsome rifle with that stock.

    Handsome rifle with that stock.
  12. Might be a good buy if you want a shooter. First...

    Might be a good buy if you want a shooter. First check the barrel.
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    Usually some brisk shooting cleans most of the...

    Usually some brisk shooting cleans most of the rubbish out.
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    Makes me think of my great-grandfather's axe,...

    Makes me think of my great-grandfather's axe, absolutely the same one he used, except the handle's been replaced five times and the head three times. Or so the saying goes... It is absolutely...
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    We know the why of the 'volley sights' but the...

    We know the why of the 'volley sights' but the practical use in WWI is vague or non-existing to say the best about it. It is all conjecture. Training pamphlets and recorded combat use doesn't seem...
  16. Compare the dimensions of the Mauser cartridges...

    Compare the dimensions of the Mauser cartridges with many many other cartridges and you will find a common head and rim size, including the 45ACP. The same with many big game cartridges.
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    I would love to see more facts about the volley...

    I would love to see more facts about the volley fire being used in WWI and since. I have read about the possibilities but would really like to read about it being actually used in combat. Possibly...
  18. Sound feasible as long as you ensure the loads...

    Sound feasible as long as you ensure the loads are safe. Check bullet diameter., load, etc first. Others will be along to discuss further.

    Keep in mind there were three different 7,7 rounds and...
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    Just checking - you mean brazed as in welding...

    Just checking - you mean brazed as in welding not braised as in cooking?
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    The Enfield rifles don't have an ejector as we...

    The Enfield rifles don't have an ejector as we would expect it to have. It is done by the body of the action. Others will be along to explain better.
  21. Sales gimmick?

    Sales gimmick?
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    My limited experience of 'old' rifles is that...

    My limited experience of 'old' rifles is that they shoot well and usually better than the operator. I think it is a perception that 'old' rifles didn't shoot well because that is what we expect of...
  23. What would make it a 'tanker' revolver? What...

    What would make it a 'tanker' revolver? What makes it different from other Enfield Mk2 revolvers?
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    An old rifle doesn't mean a poor shooting rifle. ...

    An old rifle doesn't mean a poor shooting rifle. It is what it is.
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    Also have my doubt about an 'officer's trench...

    Also have my doubt about an 'officer's trench pistol'. Doesn't fit in with my understanding of what officers carried in the trenches in WWI and how. Such good condition too.
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