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    China's death toll...

    China's death toll much higher than reported?
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    Interesting rifle, but the last photo is the...

    Interesting rifle, but the last photo is the wrong way round. Could you fix that?
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    There's nothing like a complete lockdown here,...

    There's nothing like a complete lockdown here, nor can there be anywhere I suggest: people have to go out to buy the necessities and there are some tasks and obligations that cannot be avoided or...
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    Unfortunately here in North America there are...

    Unfortunately here in North America there are apparently no such efforts to involve the populace in a volunteer effort.

    Nor is there any apparently organized attempt to support the vulnerable or...
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    It was nothing but fun and the work of minutes! ...

    It was nothing but fun and the work of minutes!

    With the first name and initial at least it would be much easier to track him down, definitely.
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    Interesting isn't it how the most obvious...

    Interesting isn't it how the most obvious question: what can people do to improve their immune response, and therefore their ability to survive this without medical intervention, is utterly absent...
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    How about the "I -37" or is it "J"? Troop and...

    How about the "I -37" or is it "J"?

    Troop and number?

    And what manner of dog sir?:D
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    Here's the real story: 48 men KIA or DoW and 49...

    Here's the real story: 48 men KIA or DoW and 49 dead of disease.

    214 sent home due to disease!

    That was the true scandal of the war.
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    For those troubled by moral and intellectual...

    For those troubled by moral and intellectual confusion, this may be a good time to binge watch Prof. Jordan Peterson videos.
  10. Good spot. So undoubtedly one of the many rifles...

    Good spot. So undoubtedly one of the many rifles brought up from the USA as Lend Lease in WWII. AFAIK none of those .3006 rifles were taken to the UK or used there by Canadian troops, so probably...
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    I don't have the book, it's a scan held at...

    I don't have the book, it's a scan held at Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Wayback Machine.

    There's nothing in the nominal roll on p.267 that suggests he was wounded and he's not...
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    My guess also. Later to become the 11th Hussars...

    My guess also. Later to become the 11th Hussars of Light Brigade fame.

    The captive ramrod always suggests cavalry or naval use.

    Let me see...Malamute perhaps? :D
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    Here...

    Here and here.

    You can see they don't have that Zimmerman mark listed, though it seems to be the most common.

    As for the date, it looks like 1900 to me. So, Stenson may have done some act...
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    The maker is a silversmiths named Zimmerman.

    The maker is a silversmiths named Zimmerman.
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    Now that we've seen the photos, personally I...

    Now that we've seen the photos, personally I can't see any way in which the bolt head could escape the guide rail when the bolt is closed and the rifle is fired.

    Nor can I see any way for the bolt...
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    "S" - now there's one that didn't occur! ...

    "S" - now there's one that didn't occur!

    What's the date hallmark? A compass for use on the veldt perhaps?

    The use of the eszett for "ss" is a rather peculiar affectation, though the "cavalwy"...
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    Turning up the heat and opening a window most...

    Turning up the heat and opening a window most distant from one's bathroom(?) extraction fan(s) and getting some through-flow of air can help, depending on the outside air quality of course, but if...
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    I wouldn't conclude anything from snap-caps not...

    I wouldn't conclude anything from snap-caps not feeding; they're not really meant to, unless they are the same size and shape as dummy or "drill rounds". .303 drill rounds used to be cheap and...
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    If you've got a decent, complete full length...

    If you've got a decent, complete full length MkIII there I would not D&T myself; severe loss of value would result.. There should be some cut downs out there yet.
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    The date hallmark should help, but is it "F.J."...

    The date hallmark should help, but is it "F.J." or "F.V." or even "F.I."?
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    The main body is machined from one piece? Or is...

    The main body is machined from one piece? Or is the root of the handle brazed or silver soldered on? I can see it's one piece in the photo, I think.
  22. Not my thing at all, but Ironwood Designs in CA...

    Not my thing at all, but Ironwood Designs in CA makes some nice furniture for the AK series. Good to deal with too.
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    I shouldn't have said that as it was bound to bring out the inner Ian Botham in you pommy ------------s. :p:D

    Sorry Son! ;)
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    Congrats. Allow me to suggest you take the...

    Congrats. Allow me to suggest you take the backsight off and run it through an ultrasonic cleaner with a strong degreaser. I can see encrusted dirt there. Then dry with heat and dunk in thin oil...
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    Well, story is the rifle "went missing" from the...

    Well, story is the rifle "went missing" from the museum where it was displayed(?) and the plaque resurfaced later.

    There was a story put about that the rifle was "destroyed in a fire", so the...
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