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    Awesome is the only word I can find.

    Awesome is the only word I can find.
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    Very interesting. Could you please refer me to...

    Very interesting. Could you please refer me to some reading material about this, I would love to know more of the machiavellian thinking that created such a rifle.
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    Not made here is an important part of military decisions.
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    Magazine feed lips?

    Magazine feed lips?
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    Could easily be India or Burma.

    Could easily be India or Burma.
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    The 30 round magazines were a relatively 'loose'...

    The 30 round magazines were a relatively 'loose' fit and the weight of the magazine and extra 10 rounds caused some deforming of the magazine. I base this on hundreds of rounds I fired with an R1,...
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    They wouldn't be grouping like that if enemy fire...

    They wouldn't be grouping like that if enemy fire was a threat. Look at their attitude - waiting for orders away from direct threat, smoke break during movement halt.

    Beats walking.
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    Sticky: Interesting the low serial numbers. What...

    Interesting the low serial numbers. What happened to them?
  9. Thread: The MG08

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    Sticky: Second photo. Later in the war? The whole group...

    Second photo. Later in the war? The whole group just exudes that well worn/over used feeling.
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    Think on the feed, watering, currying, etc. They...

    Think on the feed, watering, currying, etc. They get tired too. But it still beats walking.
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    No, the travel of the shell arms it a distance...

    No, the travel of the shell arms it a distance from the muzzle to prevent too early activation, ie in the barrel or too close. IDK what a bullet in the barrel with the shell would mean.
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    Shortening the barrel would have been an improvement.
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    The nickname Ronson is a post WWII affectation.

    The nickname Ronson is a post WWII affectation.
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    Some minor discrepancies in the military history...

    Some minor discrepancies in the military history there.

    Good to know that the movement of a rifle in 6 Armd Div was so minutely recorded that the whereabouts of one rifle was known.
    I doubt that...
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    The hats, clothing, equipment shout Australia.

    The hats, clothing, equipment shout Australia.
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    I've always wondered why commercial/sporting...

    I've always wondered why commercial/sporting LE/etc always have the ten round magazine. I would have expected them to be sold with a flush fitting magazine.
  17. You can buy sporters by the ton...

    You can buy sporters by the ton...
  18. Thread: Cartridges

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    The Vergueiro wasn't really a Mauser, entirely...

    The Vergueiro wasn't really a Mauser, entirely Portuguese designed by Vergueiro and only manufactured by Mauser. Commonly known in South Africa as the Portuguese Mauser or pencil Mauser [due to the...
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    Bolts and receivers don't match. Rear sights don't match.
  20. Thread: Cartridges

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    8x50R Siamese Mauser 8x50R Austrian Mannlicher

    8x50R Siamese Mauser
    8x50R Austrian Mannlicher
  21. Interesting photos. Five different guns?

    Interesting photos. Five different guns?
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    You have the right way, the wrong way, and the...

    You have the right way, the wrong way, and the French way, which isn't anything like the first two.
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    Must say having a cap like that is impressive...

    Must say having a cap like that is impressive enough, even without the bomb.
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    Handle of the pick. The head should be in the...

    Handle of the pick. The head should be in the bag tied to the handle. Seems to be just lying against his leg.
  25. Thread: Cartridges

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    Any more information about the target shooting...

    Any more information about the target shooting with that 9,3x53 cartridge?
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The SMLE 1903-1989