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    I'm still hunting for a can for mine Warren when...

    I'm still hunting for a can for mine Warren when you want to part with her!!
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    The chest is a converted Bren which happened...

    The chest is a converted Bren which happened early in the war, but by the end? The chest markings also are non-standard, but then I have never seen a TP sniper chest.
  3. One has the marking disc rack number repeated on...

    One has the marking disc rack number repeated on the breech ring, one is blank and the third has this unit(?) number.
  4. First, my mistake, all are 1922 dated, the 1924 I...

    First, my mistake, all are 1922 dated, the 1924 I mentioned earlier is my NZ SMLE Mk III conversion to .22. The 5/22 rifle pictured is the one with the 1925 barrel, matching. All three were .22...
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    Up front, I do not know. P in a circle does have...

    Up front, I do not know. P in a circle does have the same type of inspectors stamps as the No.5 & 7 bayonets from Poole. The regular P also has multiple inspector marks, but of a different type. ...
  6. Just looked at my three examples that are stamped...

    Just looked at my three examples that are stamped like yours, all have matching barrels. All are NZ marked two with '22 disc dates with '21 dated barrels, the '24 has a '25 dated barrel so either it...
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    My bad guys. I should have worded it "only early...

    My bad guys. I should have worded it "only early UK maker" as BSA and Faz did not start until mid-late 1944 (best guess on No. 5 production). Received my second COVID vaccine yesterday and felt...
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    No. 4 "Singer" sights revisited

    Late X-mas present arrived via snail mail today. Took only one month to get to half way across the country as a first class package.

    With the recent discussion on the Singer style rear sight this...
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    From what I recall from earlier conversations the...

    From what I recall from earlier conversations the "B" stamp on Savage bodies by the serial number was placed there due to earlier parts interchangeability and fit problems with the magazine. The "B"...
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    I have a picture of a 1907 dated SMLE Mark I*,...

    I have a picture of a 1907 dated SMLE Mark I*, II*, III, and IV, I know a 1907 CLLE exists but my picture sucks. A 1908 Enfiled MLE Mk I* exists so there might be a 1907 too? COVID boredom has me...
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    From what I found it looks like there were a few...

    From what I found it looks like there were a few 1907 dated Enfield CLLE produced. Just trying to find a better picture of it. Also hunting for a LSA and BSA Mark III butt cartouche without...
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    1907 dated Enfields

    I know they exist but I am trying to find a picture of a 1907 dated Enfield made/converted CLLE and 1907 Enfield made MLE.

    Anyone a proud owner?
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    The exact number of SMLE Mark I's produced by...

    The exact number of SMLE Mark I's produced by Enfield in 1903 is unknown but I can tell you it is at least 2,500. Most were upgraded throughout their service life, many like yours to an SMLE Mark...
  14. Thread: Naval SMLE Help

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    Thanks, have dropped both a note. Hopefully,...

    Thanks, have dropped both a note. Hopefully, they have some there that is bored and wants to do some digging!
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    Love it, always want to learn. So it might be...

    Love it, always want to learn. So it might be from a Canadian unit. I pulled out "Defending the Dominion" and there was a "mixed" order of 1,400 MLM's from the UK delivered in the summer of 1895...
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    True! The 1901 butt date definitely would show it...

    True! The 1901 butt date definitely would show it was still in use then and would have had the rod removed. (if the South Africian's were following England's upgrades) However, the groove was just...
  17. Thread: Boer War Vetern

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    From Wikipedia, hopefully, someone from S.A. has...

    From Wikipedia, hopefully, someone from S.A. has better info!



    Cape Mounted Riflemen (1878–1913)

    Finally in 1878, the FAMP were fully militarised, as a unit of the Colonial Forces, and...
  18. Thread: Boer War Vetern

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    Boer War Vetern

    This girl arrived last month and I just had time to take a few pic's before the "big storm" here in the NE USA.

    1895 BSA MLM Mk II, all matching in vg+ shape, readable cartouche, sadly, it did not...
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    Here is a tough one to beat. Very lucky s/n for...

    Here is a tough one to beat. Very lucky s/n for some who are into that. Unfortunately, I was outbid on this beauty project over the weekend. A nice piece of history.
  20. Thread: Naval SMLE Help

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    Definitely "P.N." as I have two rifles marked...

    Definitely "P.N." as I have two rifles marked this way. Unfortunately, there is next to no information that I can find on Navy small arms repair.
  21. Thread: Naval SMLE Help

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    Many thanks, I have been turning the internet...

    Many thanks, I have been turning the internet upside down but have not been able to find out anything about Naval small arms, for some reason everyone likes battleships!
  22. Thread: Naval SMLE Help

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    Naval SMLE Help

    I am trying to document my Naval SMLE's, can someone help interpret stamped on the barrel, left side:

    P.N. 3 12.09

    I assume it is either Plymouth or Portsmouth, Naval yard 3, December 1909?
    ...
  23. Thread: Pre-WW I SMLE

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    WTB: Pre-WW I SMLE

    Looking for a SMLE Mk I, I*, I**, I*** with original wood stocks. No urethane, Indian rebuilds or Irish rebuilds with SMLE III sight protectors.
  24. If you would have asked this question in a month...

    If you would have asked this question in a month I could give you all the info, but in writing my book I am only up to 1906. So first variation LoC 11715, 1903 (bottom), second is LoC 13577, 1906...
  25. Thread: SMLE Photo help

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    SMLE Photo help

    Does anyone have a BSA or Sparkbrook SMLE Mk I action that has not been upgraded. I need a photo of the receiver markings.

    Thanks!
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