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    My bad, it's a "D" stamped with a broken or badly...

    My bad, it's a "D" stamped with a broken or badly worn stamp that matched both body and barrel. The stamps on the back of the bolt handle, rear sight and nose cap are nearly as bad but readable....
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    Thanks for the comments. I'd like to know what...

    Thanks for the comments. I'd like to know what the thick oil based product smerdon42 refers to is and was it used for tropical service on wood during WWII. My interpretation is probably not but I...
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    SAF Lithgow Mk.III*

    A question for my Australian brothers. I acquired a decent but well used '42 Mk.III* that's matching throughout and in spec. including the forend. It strikes me as a rifle that's seen service in the...
  4. A bead blast and Parkerize with manganese...

    A bead blast and Parkerize with manganese phosphate is about all you can do to bring it back to military spec.. I've done a few over the years and still own one 4CH. The only way you can tell it's...
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    It's the bible.

    It's the bible.
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    Caveat Emptor!

    Caveat Emptor!
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    Yes, the welded bar is present. Itís a sling bar as far as I know.

    Charged for time but not ammo.

    ---------- Post added at 06:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:18 PM ----------

    It...
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    The first weapons to leave the British small arms...

    The first weapons to leave the British small arms factories as original with phosphate and baked Suncorite paint applied were Mk.5 Sten guns. Guessing mid to late 1944. Full blown FTR programs after...
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    I forgot to mention earlier that I've never seen...

    I forgot to mention earlier that I've never seen real Suncorite on an Ishapore rifle. I'm not sure what kind of black paint they used, (perhaps whatever was in the cupboard?). If it comes off with...
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    Test a small spot with a q-tip and some denatured...

    Test a small spot with a q-tip and some denatured alcohol, (methylated spirits), to see if it comes off. If itís baked on properly, the solvent wonít touch it. Iíve seen many Sht. Mk.II trainers and...
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    I'd just dress it up as well as possible and dunk...

    I'd just dress it up as well as possible and dunk the repaired spot in a manganese phosphate bath without refinishing the entire slide.
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    I sold a reprint 1982 L1A1 EMER for many years....

    I sold a reprint 1982 L1A1 EMER for many years. I'm out of stock now except for a shop copy. I did enquire to my printer as she has the master on behalf of BBD but she never replied and I've been so...
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    I agree to a point although I wouldn't call it...

    I agree to a point although I wouldn't call it "love". I rescued quite a few.
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    NOS RFI SMLE barrels at Sarco

    I had email with MGDave at Sarco yesterday about another parts inquiry and thought to ask about the current supply of SMLE barrels. He told me there are only ten or so left in stock so you...
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    You can probably get it from the Numrich/GPC...

    You can probably get it from the Numrich/GPC website.
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    Is the bolt matching serial number to the rifle?...

    Is the bolt matching serial number to the rifle? What kind of ammo are you using?

    Check and make sure the bolt head is screwed in fully. Overturn from the right hand locking lug, (the long one),...
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    I had a 1915 Colt 1911 that had the US Property...

    I had a 1915 Colt 1911 that had the US Property and 1911 U.S. Army markings horribly defaced at some point. Basically gouged out with a file. Since it was a 10% finish pistol with the only...
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    The short answer is yes. They should float from...

    The short answer is yes. They should float from the bearing at the reinforce forward.
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    Iíve got a bucket full of them. How many do you need?
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    Here's the report. The muzzle, throat, and...

    Here's the report.

    The muzzle, throat, and two groove bore are well in spec. The bolt, (mismatch), locking lugs bear evenly in the body and headspace is fine. Bolt head overturn is in spec. I had...
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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...
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    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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