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    Marking on leather?

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    I'm asking this on behalf of a colleague who's posted this on the HBSA members forum - can anyone identify the S-two-arrows stamp? On a Sam Brown and a .303 bandolier
  2. I still have a couple of lengths of 1941 dated...

    I still have a couple of lengths of 1941 dated twine which would be suitable for transit chests; yours for the price of the stamp if you PM me.
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    Gallipoli and dysentery

    I was intrigued to come across this, which I didn't know, though others may be familiar with it. [Dysentery is a form of infectious diarrhoea, can be severe or fatal, and characteristically causes ...
  4. Garandy, have you had a look at this? Weapons:...

    Garandy, have you had a look at this?
    Weapons: Slings
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    Gil, I just had a word with Charlize [en in...

    Gil, I just had a word with Charlize [en in Afrikaans, nogal] and she tells me she fancies you, too.
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    Here's South Africa's most famous scout, Danie...

    Here's South Africa's most famous scout, Danie Theron, with his bicycle. He led Theron se Verkenningskorps (Theron's Reconnaissance Corps), and twice crept through the British encircling lines at...
  7. I used Canada balsam or equivalent for gluing...

    I used Canada balsam or equivalent for gluing coverslips to microscope slides of blood smears or tissue sections. its used widely. Modern equivalents are transparent for decades, older products may...
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    A question for Australian collectors

    Can anyone comment on the unusual sling arrangement on these MLE Mk I rifles? Can you identify the unit? The date is probably 1902, they are wearing their QSA medals.
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  9. My LEC1 is from the same batch; same marking,...

    My LEC1 is from the same batch; same marking, rack number only 3 higher than yours!
    I also thought that 4 H = 4th Hussars, but if I am wrong, I would be happy to be corrected.
    Rob
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    126975...
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    Have you got access to another No4 rifle, so you...

    Have you got access to another No4 rifle, so you can compare lengths of the barrels and of the fore-ends?
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    As far as I know, the 1st - 4th Battalions KRR...

    As far as I know, the 1st - 4th Battalions KRR all fought in the South African War 1899-1902 -- but not the 7th Battalion, which was a militia battalion.
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    Hal, I'm happy to take detailed pics of the bits...

    Hal, I'm happy to take detailed pics of the bits you are making up - like the extractors etc. I guess. PM me if you get stuck.
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    Hal - any success?

    Hal - any success?
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    BS1283 - superbly rebuilt by Phil Rose - solid...

    BS1283 - superbly rebuilt by Phil Rose - solid barrel
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    I'm thrilled if I can make a 6 inch circle at 200...

    I'm thrilled if I can make a 6 inch circle at 200 yards.
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    And when I've taken out the stock bolt, I'd grind...

    And when I've taken out the stock bolt, I'd grind off the square section at the end so no poor soul screws up the fore end in future.
    Wood is getting scarce, and personally I've not known a bolt...
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    Hal, See for example, HOLTS Auctioneers...

    Hal,
    See for example,
    HOLTS Auctioneers
    MARCH 2022 SEALED BID AUCTION
    Lot 14205, Lot 14215, Lot 14219
    Look at the estimates - not much for the whole rifle+magazine
    Ask one of the forummers who...
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    do you mean 6" (six inches) at 1040 yards? Or 6'...

    do you mean 6" (six inches) at 1040 yards? Or 6' (six feet?)
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    Here's my 5c worth: If you clamp a 1 inch...

    Here's my 5c worth:
    If you clamp a 1 inch broomstick in the cradle in place of the scope, you' may get a quick idea whether your cradle is parallel to the bore. I imagine a 1 inch copper tube could...
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    On...

    On https://rifleman.org.uk/Enfield_Rifle_No.9.html:
    1957 A531
  21. Thread: Correct sling?

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    slings

    Daan,
    yes, it is certainly true that mounted infantry when on horseback using a rifle bucket needed either a short strap from the nosecap to the upper arm, as shown here;
    or a long sling.
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    by RobD
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    Photos from the South African war show MLMs have...

    Photos from the South African war show MLMs have a sling from butt to nosecap, and MLEs from butt to middle barrel band. Sometimes both types are seen in a single regiment. A buff leather sling like...
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    Mark, the skull and crossbones decal appears to...

    Mark, the skull and crossbones decal appears to go under the cheek piece, is that correct?
    If so, it might possibly mean the cheek piece is a later addition.
    Can you send the usual photos of the...
  24. I note this site - very reasonable price, I...

    I note this site - very reasonable price, I thought.
    Reproduction, Metal Hardware Set for Chest No15 Mk1 (No4(T) Sniper Rifle)
  25. I'm not an expert on the exact dates but I do...

    I'm not an expert on the exact dates but I do recall that in South Africa, by 1967 the FN (FAL) was our combat rifle and No 4s were relegated to the part timers (commando system). The SA police had...
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