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  1. I have one that also hasn't been through the...

    I have one that also hasn't been through the Weedon "pick 'n pull" and the question yours reminds me of is: were these rifles that were sold before WWII, rifles from the general stock that somehow...
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    "Fish Belly" five round mags were more or less...

    "Fish Belly" five round mags were more or less the standard fitting on "Lee Speed" sporters.

    Done mostly for aesthetics and differentiation from military models I expect.

    And some sportsmen...
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    By that you mean the Mikasa? Kongo was the last...

    By that you mean the Mikasa? Kongo was the last IJN ship entirely built in Britain IIRC.

    Probably would have been a good place to build the new RN ships, seeing as the industrial roles are...
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    Bolt a replacement by the look of it?

    Bolt a replacement by the look of it?
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    Isn't that ironic! Mikasa's former opponent at...

    Isn't that ironic!

    Mikasa's former opponent at Tsushima the cruiser Aurora is still afloat in St. Petersburg.

    I just had a look at her Wiki page and it says some of the armour (main belt?) was...
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    Would have been hard to choose, but QE was in...

    Would have been hard to choose, but QE was in both wars so that would tip the hat IMHO.

    Just looking at a few photos of KGV: striking the damage done to her bows by collision with a destroyer,...
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    Ah temptation! :D

    Ah temptation! :D
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    Should have been HMS Queen Elizabeth moored where...

    Should have been HMS Queen Elizabeth moored where the Belfast is today. Pity Dreadnought wasn't preserved either.
  9. A 50/50 mix of mineral spirits and BLO can be...

    A 50/50 mix of mineral spirits and BLO can be very good for restoring and protecting old faded paint.

    IIRC Hornby-Triang was one of the companies featured on "The Trouble-Shooter" with Sir John...
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    That sight is quite a contraption, and getting...

    That sight is quite a contraption, and getting your hand behind to reach the cocking handle must have been interesting.
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    Them's the ones! :D

    Them's the ones! :D
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    Sticky: If that information is anywhere it is probably in...

    If that information is anywhere it is probably in the NRA archives. The NRA Museum is probably a treasure trove of information, but I have the impression they survive on a minimal budget and with...
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    Sticky: Definitely Humphreys; had one very similar so...

    Definitely Humphreys; had one very similar so marked. He is said to have made the first sight bridge for the Ross Mk.II as well. Early sights were very much "hand-made".

    Here's the "arm" for...
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    Have the markings been scrubbed off the ocular...

    Have the markings been scrubbed off the ocular (eye-end) housing?

    If not, and if it's an original rig, it's a rare and expensive set.

    Specialized info here.
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    Looks better than the cougars with dentures.

    Looks better than the cougars with dentures.
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    It's not a sporterized military rifle, it's a...

    It's not a sporterized military rifle, it's a factory sporter.

    Only one scope was more or less "factory": the Goerz Pernox.
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    Neither of those ladies was the the late Queen....

    Neither of those ladies was the the late Queen. ;)

    The second photo is the Princess Elizabeth on board a RN ship - on checking I see it is described as HMS Vanguard in 1947 on the way to South...
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    As for why the Gallipoli campaign failed, I've...

    As for why the Gallipoli campaign failed, I've long believed it had too many enemies in the UK to prosper; mostly all those whose first priority was keeping Russia out of the Bosphorus and the Med. ...
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    A great lady, a great monarch and probably the...

    A great lady, a great monarch and probably the equal of the first Elizabeth, though not so sorely tried. Sans peur et sans reproche.

    I wonder if she was pushed out early as George V apparently...
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    When it's not called a 1907 action, it's called a...

    When it's not called a 1907 action, it's called a Scotch Deer Stalker. There was no such thing as a "Red Deer Stalker", and you're mistaken: the "Scotch Deer Stalker" refers only to this 1907...
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    In the memoirs of "Colonel Henri" of the Abwehr...

    In the memoirs of "Colonel Henri" of the Abwehr he claims to have arranged and captured many weapon drops as a result of Abwehr and SD penetration of the Resistance and SOE. What the Germans did...
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    There are other effective "herbal" antiseptics of...

    There are other effective "herbal" antiseptics of course. Have read that garlic juice was used in WWI to good effect and of course honey itself being hygroscopic is an excellent antiseptic. Have...
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    Looks as dry as ... ! :eek:

    Looks as dry as ... ! :eek:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmiE0A34tw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmiE0A34tw

    Some goods ones though!;)
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    That is very interesting indeed. We know that...

    That is very interesting indeed. We know that 60% of the deaths in the 2nd Boer War were due to disease, mostly apparently from the failure to provide sanitary drinking water supplies: the so-called...
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