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    It is a British barrel made by V.S.M and stamped...

    It is a British barrel made by V.S.M and stamped H.V. for the MkVII upgrade. I haven't borescoped it but eyeballing it it looks clean and in good condition.

    At the recommndation I am staying away...
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    Thanks for the info CINDERS, really helpful! ...

    Thanks for the info CINDERS, really helpful!

    I'm definately not new to reloading and do cover off on all case prep every reload except for trimming which happens every several reloads, but then...
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    SMLE Mk III* Reload Information

    Ok, so I have a heap of PPU 174gr FMJ factory ammunition just as starter ammo for the new old rifle and I plan to keep the PPU cases to reload as from what I've read they reload very well. What I'm...
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    The 174gn Highlands changed their branding to...

    The 174gn Highlands changed their branding to PPU. I have several boxes of the 174gn HPBT FMJ PPU stuff and that comes in at about $26/20. Not cheap but it's a starting point as it seems as close to...
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    Ladder Target Testing - How To

    In preperation for reloading .303 Brit, I was hoping someone could clarify the correct use of the Ladder Target.

    As I understand it, I could be way off here, is that the target is set up at 25...
  6. WTB: Pattern 1907 (stamped 1917) SMLE Bayonet

    Chasing a Pattern 1907 (stamped '17) SMLE Bayonet.

    Found the perfect buy in the UK but they have told me they can't ship to Australia as it will be seized by Customs :crying:

    Wanting something...
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    Cheapest by far so far but out of stock DAMMIT!

    Cheapest by far so far but out of stock DAMMIT!
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    That's what I thought. Was it ommon for a British...

    That's what I thought. Was it ommon for a British peddled firearm to have parts made in Australia?
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    Any idea what the BA on the Bolt stands for? ...

    Any idea what the BA on the Bolt stands for?

    The markings on the bolt that I have worked out so far, and correct me if I'm wrong, are:

    BOLT
    • Serial Number *****
    • Proof Mark - Crossed...
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    I guess that's case closed on this thread. Thanks...

    I guess that's case closed on this thread. Thanks mate!!
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    Thanks browningautorifle! Makes perfect sense....

    Thanks browningautorifle! Makes perfect sense. Assuming the 360 is the manufacturier serial number?
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    Knox Form Markings

    Well, I've be delving into the Ian Skennerton books to decypher the markings on my new acquisition but hit a roadblock with some markings on the Knox Form. The letters V.S.M and numbers 360 are...
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    Revisiting the past

    I just received my MkIII* and I need a piling swivel AND screw for it. Anyone have a spare that they'd be happy to sell and post to me in Australia?

    As per the second post in this thread, it's the...
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    Mark threads as read

    Just wondering if there is a way to mark all your unread threads as read without opening every thread individually. I have nearly 200 unread threads that I have gone through and picked out what is...
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    Thanks Patrick, very informative. I'll definately...

    Thanks Patrick, very informative. I'll definately be going witht he 50/50 mix to treat the timber!
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    Pitures have been updated to a new gallery with a...

    Pitures have been updated to a new gallery with a correct title. I couldn't edit my original post with the updated link sorry.

    Enfield 1917 SMLE MkIII* - Album on Imgur
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    I am already finding that this forum is very...

    I am already finding that this forum is very friendly and open to sharing information. I am scouring posts for anything that may help and can safely say "winning". I did compare some LE stripping...
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    Very impressive! Nice to see so many peices cared...

    Very impressive! Nice to see so many peices cared for and unbutchered.
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    Wow that sounds interesting, though noting that...

    Wow that sounds interesting, though noting that it appears my woodwork has been refurbished, I don't think I'd be lucky enough to find any hidden gems. Would certainly be interested to see what sort...
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    Thanks mrclark and CINDERS, your input is really...

    Thanks mrclark and CINDERS, your input is really appreciated, I am definately a newb in this field and anything anyone can tell me is information that I welcome.

    As I posted in response to a...
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    So for someone that's about to oil up a dry...

    So for someone that's about to oil up a dry stock, whats the difference between using BLO, RLO or a BLO/Turps mix?
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    I've been advised that the action, bolt and nose...

    I've been advised that the action, bolt and nose cap all match. To look at it I would also assume the wood had been refurbished at some point.

    ---------- Post added at 05:46 PM ---------- Previous...
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    Sticky: New to the group

    G'day all, been lurking a while and finally purchased my first SMLE.
    I live near Canberra Australia, ex-military, regular shooting, Range Officer and Firearms Instructor.
    Hoping to learn plenty...
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    First SMLE - What can you tell me

    Hi all, been lurking a while so finally joined and here is my first post.

    I just bought a 1917 SMLE III* and waiting to take delivery (interstate) but would like to press my luck here and see if...
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