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  1. I have created a database with roughly 2,000 No.4...

    I have created a database with roughly 2,000 No.4 (T) rifles, scopes, scope cases and brackets. Every time a serial numbered set or any numbered components pop up for sale or are mentioned as being...
  2. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: It appears that this is a standard positioning of...

    It appears that this is a standard positioning of the lock (firing pin etc) to show that the weapon is empty. With the Maxim and Vickers machine guns, one could easily leave a weapon loaded by...
  3. As well, you now want to find an original U.S....

    As well, you now want to find an original U.S. M1907 sling. Ideally one dated 1918 with brass claws, but a WWII one with steel claws will also be fine.
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    For the data collectors, the rifle is serial...

    For the data collectors, the rifle is serial number AB7897. It is also marked M47 (BSA Shirley) 1943. The scope number on the wrist is 6927. Rifle has the "TR" and "S51." It does not have the "S" or...
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    Mk. I modified sights , which had the battle...

    Mk. I modified sights , which had the battle sight removed, were used on No. 4 Mk. I (T), No. 4 Mk. I (T. LESS TELESCOPE) and No. 4 Mk. I* (T) and examples seen include those made in Britain, in the...
  6. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: Lee Enfield - you are right. I should use big...

    Lee Enfield - you are right. I should use big screen to check photos, not mY iPhone!

    It looks like the top of the lock is sticking up, out of position.
  7. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: I am puzzled by the unusual rear sight on the...

    I am puzzled by the unusual rear sight on the M.G. 08/15 sitting by itself.
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    Superb score. Yes, do ask about scope case (steel...

    Superb score. Yes, do ask about scope case (steel or canvas), wooden rifle chest "No. 15 Mk. I" and even the M1907 U.S. leather sling (dark leather, original, often dated 1918, with brass claws). Do...
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    I do not know the seller, but it appears that...

    I do not know the seller, but it appears that they like to use the word “airborne” a little loosely. If the scope has provenance of airborne use, that should be provided.

    I have an actual...
  10. It is a Pattern 1914 sling. Note that it is NOT...

    It is a Pattern 1914 sling. Note that it is NOT specifically for the Patt’14 rifle but used on SMLE (later in 1926 called No.1 Rifle), Patt’14 (in 1926 renumbered No. 3 rifle) and later No.4 rifles....
  11. A friend at this same auction left his bidding...

    A friend at this same auction left his bidding card unattended on his chair for awhile. When he returned I told him that I had used it to buy everything that came up while he was gone, according to...
  12. Rob (stencollector) helped me to get an extremely...

    Rob (stencollector) helped me to get an extremely rare C No. 67 Mk. I scope by R.E.L. to complete my 80L8xxx Long Branch sniper rifle which is the version that had been equipped with that model....
  13. There is not nearly enough information to form a...

    There is not nearly enough information to form a proper conclusion.

    A mismatched bolt on a Lee-Enfield is a VERY SERIOUS problem form a collector's point of view and would break most possible...
  14. The bracket having the matching serial number to...

    The bracket having the matching serial number to the rifle & bolt is a good sign, suggesting that it is indeed a matching set. The puzzle is if "21466" is not stamped onto the top of the butt, just...
  15. RobD: So entered. Sadly there are no matches...

    RobD: So entered. Sadly there are no matches showing up as yet.

    Do make a posting on ~Angel's~ 'Match Making' - also on Milsurps.com https://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48 The more...
  16. The low priced one was a mismatched set, and...

    The low priced one was a mismatched set, and lacked the accessories.

    Can anyone verify the serial number of this No. 4 Mk. I (T)? Enfield - 4MK1-Rifle Firearms Auction Lot-2622 Dec. 1 2018...
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    If you leave your chest alone it will remain all...

    If you leave your chest alone it will remain all original. Peeling later paint is typical. These chests are scarce in your part of the World, but fairly common in Canada.

    Original C No. 7 22 MK....
  18. Sticky: A 1986 is also listed as A 1689 later in their...

    A 1986 is also listed as A 1689 later in their listing. Obviously one is wrong but RIA only show one photo and it does not show the SN.
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    Sticky: A small typographical error there superbee -...

    A small typographical error there superbee - Serial number is 90L8109 not 80L ...
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    We will buy it regardless of the season! ...

    We will buy it regardless of the season!

    Looking forward to its release.
  21. Long Branch sniper No.4 Mk. I*(T) with C No. 67 Mk. I scope

    I am happy to announce that I have finally reached substantial completion on my Long Branch No. 4 Mk. I*(T) fitted with an R.E.L. C No. 67 Mk. I scope here in Richmond, B.C., Canada.

    The rifle...
  22. Library and Archives Canada has now scanned ALL...

    Library and Archives Canada has now scanned ALL of the soldiers’ personal files and they are ONLINE and FREE to view.

    Each person’s file starts off with the document they signed when they joined....
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    For the record, the scope was made by U.I.C., is...

    For the record, the scope was made by U.I.C., is serial number 150, the rifle serial number on the bracket was E39446, the bracket was made by Dalglish (N92) and the scope clamps were numbered R549...
  24. The serial numebered magazine for L42A1 T32281...

    The serial numebered magazine for L42A1 T32281 has turned up. I do not know who got the rifle from the Bob Faris collection.

    The magazine is presently on rifle AT0291, a mismatched 1943 BSA...
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    For restoration of a Long Branch experimental...

    For restoration of a Long Branch experimental SCOUT SNIPER RIFLE: Butt (likely has built in cheek-rest Monte Carlo style and may have chequered pistol grip), fore-end (short, with chequering),...
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