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  1. Could it be one of these? .303, I know but they...

    Could it be one of these? .303, I know but they seem to have done .30s as well. Think I see a Canadian ownership mark on the receiver ring.

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  2. Not supposed to go out at the moment for anything...

    Not supposed to go out at the moment for anything except essential supply runs.
  3. slipped my mind, with all that's been going on...

    slipped my mind, with all that's been going on recently. Will look for it (no light in there so will have to do it in daylight). It's about half a mile from the house.
  4. I've got one like this somewhere. A piece of...

    I've got one like this somewhere. A piece of sophistication that got dropped.
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    C.E. Welstead was a British contractor for this...

    C.E. Welstead was a British contractor for this part.
  6. Thread: 1908 Ishapore

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    Rear sight wings are the wrong way round. Not...

    Rear sight wings are the wrong way round.

    Not surprisingly, once ordered to transfer rifles to their late enemies, the British ordnance establishment used to opportunity to offload all their old...
  7. Rum jar?

    Rum jar?
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    I found careful selection of brand to improve...

    I found careful selection of brand to improve this somewhat (Eley Club being the least worst) but the only real answer was a new bolthead.
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    Quite a few of these things got modified for...

    Quite a few of these things got modified for other actions when the changeover to 7.62 took place . They were expensive and people were reluctant to discard them, also there might not be anything...
  10. I will have to search in the garage, think that's...

    I will have to search in the garage, think that's where it probably is.
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    or preferably one of these. ...

    or preferably one of these.



    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/large-4.jpg
  12. It should have a hallmark on it showing when it...

    It should have a hallmark on it showing when it was assayed, somewhere.
  13. I bought one many years ago that turned out to...

    I bought one many years ago that turned out to have the fabric rotted - the front buckle tore through the webbing. Might have some salvageable parts in it, if I can find it.
  14. I used the bracket [buckle] from a British 1937...

    I used the bracket [buckle] from a British 1937 Left or Right pack strap. It slipped a bit, a 1944 -pattern webbing buckle might have been better.
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    They seem to have gone through some evolutions. ...

    They seem to have gone through some evolutions.



    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/large-1.jpg https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/large-2.jpg
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    Me, too. I've still got it, somewhere.

    Me, too. I've still got it, somewhere.
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    I was the one who supplied him with a couple of...

    I was the one who supplied him with a couple of page scans which I had, in turn, been passed by someone else who found them, I. Patrick, I think.


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  18. Thread: P14 thread size

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    They did indeed use the gunmakers specials -...

    They did indeed use the gunmakers specials - probably one of the reasons why it took so long to get production up and running.
  19. Thread: AIR BAG FAULT

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    It has to be an explosion, nothing else would...

    It has to be an explosion, nothing else would produce the volume of gas quickly enough. Hearing loss is the price you pay.
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    Altho' this is a BSA No.9, similar brackets...

    Altho' this is a BSA No.9, similar brackets existed for the Short rifle.



    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/01/standard-1.jpg
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    No.4 based baton round gun

    Anyone else notice this apparently baton round projector being used in India this week?


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    Someone else in the background has...
  22. The prismatic sights seem to have been popular...

    The prismatic sights seem to have been popular souvenirs - perhaps because they could be quickly stowed away in a pack and weren't too bulky.
  23. Thread: Mystery Item?

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    In wartime, many units had to improvise stores...

    In wartime, many units had to improvise stores out of whatever was lying around. So, yes, Home Guard, cadets, schools, local military units.
  24. Thread: Mystery Item?

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    It's an aiming disc; the instructor looks through...

    It's an aiming disc; the instructor looks through the hole at the pupil aiming his rifle at his eye to see if the alignment is correct.

    Musketry (·303 and ·22 cartridges), by E. John Solano--a...
  25. Is that the original M1917 tripod, and not the...

    Is that the original M1917 tripod, and not the more commonly seen M1917A1?
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