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  1. Thread: Cartridges II

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    When NZ began production of the 7.62x51 cartridge...

    When NZ began production of the 7.62x51 cartridge at the Colonial Ammunition Company (CAC) in Auckland in 1960, the first batch included the NATO symbol (a cross in a circle) and later batches had...
  2. What I have done with great success over the...

    What I have done with great success over the years is to go over the stock (stripped of metal parts) with a heat gun to bring the oils and grime to the surface before wiping off with a rag soaked in...
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    Yep, the NFC is mind blowing!

    Yep, the NFC is mind blowing!
  4. I got a Jeep pedal car when I was 4 (1951) but...

    I got a Jeep pedal car when I was 4 (1951) but within a year I had grown too much and my legs were too long to pedal it. Off it went to some other kid. When I got older I lusted after the real thing...
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    1853 Sharps Carbine research

    Does anyone have a copy of 'American Military Shoulder Arms' volume III who could assist me please? I am after a scan of page 228 which apparently has a specific reference to 1853 Sharps Carbines...
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    It is the stock mounting plate for the Mk V Sten...

    It is the stock mounting plate for the Mk V Sten which has a wooden stock.
  7. Go to a good hardware shop and buy a quality set...

    Go to a good hardware shop and buy a quality set of conventional screwdrivers. They are miles better that the replaceable tip sets, regardless of brand. This comment is made after 50 years of...
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    I think that photo was either taken in NZ or...

    I think that photo was either taken in NZ or possibly New Caledonia as NZ troops in the Solomons wore US HBT uniforms with the field cap. The lemon squeezers were usually non-combat items. My father...
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    I cannot imagine the SAS marking their weapons so...

    I cannot imagine the SAS marking their weapons so conspicuously, especially when you consider the clandestine nature of their activities. I suspect SAS means 'Spuriously Applied Stamps'!
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    Steve McQueen?

    Steve McQueen?
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    All information is welcome, and as my enquiry was...

    All information is welcome, and as my enquiry was related to the action which is common to both rifle and carbine, most useful. I just checked the Spencer Shooting Society site but never found a...
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    Hi Mike. My carbine is in good working order,...

    Hi Mike. My carbine is in good working order, breech block comes right up, etc. but it has the gap. It is in the 50,000 range and I was wondering if the gap was common to guns in this serial number...
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    1860 Spencer carbine question

    I have a Civil War 1860 Spencer carbine in my collection and have a question regarding the lever. My example has the tail of the lever about 3/8" away from the stock when the action is closed. Most...
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    The boar is a big boy! I would say 400-450...

    The boar is a big boy! I would say 400-450 pounds. Definitely .30/06 material.
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    I have owned about 8 TSMG's including 2 ex-IRA...

    I have owned about 8 TSMG's including 2 ex-IRA '21's, and worked on a good few as well. I only have a tidy M1 Thompson now.
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    As above. The '21 barrel is also serial numbered...

    As above. The '21 barrel is also serial numbered while the WW2 production barrels were not. The WW2 barrel is probably Savage manufacture.
  17. It was probably caused by a small piece of swarf...

    It was probably caused by a small piece of swarf in the holding jig which prevented the part being clamped in the correct position. Perhaps by a tired operator at the end of a long shift.
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    SRS check on 1853 Sharps carbine

    Gentlemen
    I have just obtained an 1853 slant breech Sharps carbine and would appreciate any help. It is serial number 17861 and is apparently mentioned on page 228, American Military Shoulder Arms,...
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    At high school in the early '60's we had 2...

    At high school in the early '60's we had 2 ranges; 25 yards for the No8 .22's and a 300 yard range for everything else. We shot No4 .303's mostly but also used Brens, Vickers and Sterlings, plus...
  20. Thread: ANZAC Day

    by Woodsy
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    The commemorations here were a little more low...

    The commemorations here were a little more low key than normal because of Covid but still well attended. As usual, an early morning salute was fired from the lookout above our small town by the 25...
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    So the wheel has come full circle in the past 70...

    So the wheel has come full circle in the past 70 years! The British-designed .280/30 cartridge was rejected in favour of the 7.62x51, which in turn was replaced by the 5.56x45 (which went through a...
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    A nice rifle and a timely posting. Due to a...

    A nice rifle and a timely posting. Due to a decline in smallbore target shooting here in the past few years I have just got onto a clump of Martini BSA target rifles (4x Model 12's, 2x model 12/15's,...
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    Nice one Kevin! You are still finding good items.

    Nice one Kevin! You are still finding good items.
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    OK. I just couldn't imagine someone going to that...

    OK. I just couldn't imagine someone going to that amount of trouble for a de-act!
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    It is not a Lithgow receiver. It is clearly...

    It is not a Lithgow receiver. It is clearly marked UE which is Enfield.
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