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    Reproductions exist.

    Reproductions exist.
  2. Thread: M1917 Tool

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    Gauge to measure the height of a sight from the...

    Gauge to measure the height of a sight from the center of the bore???
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    B&R's book has far better pictures and was...

    B&R's book has far better pictures and was published in two books, one for revolvers and one for auto pistols. Higher price for better pictures. It still would not hurt to have both revolver books.
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    Steyr manufactured martini henry???

    A friend has a martini henry rifle with Steyr shield markings. I sent him pictures of a Guerdes and he says his gun does not look like that. He is photo challenged so I don't have pictures.
    So...
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    115428115429 Over the...

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    Over the years studying the Lee Enfield and British Ordnance you can't say never as has been mentioned here. Regarding No.5 Mk1 serial numbers, pictured is my...
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    Button ?

    Button ?
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    Note that the forestock is a Mk1 that has been...

    Note that the forestock is a Mk1 that has been modified to Mk2 by fitting a transverse screw and nut (?) to hang the trigger. Hardly an approved conversion.
  8. Pin size/taper can be determined by taking a set...

    Pin size/taper can be determined by taking a set of number drills and using them on both sides to determine the difference in diameters. A machinist can then cut the taper on a lathe.
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    Dates of issue on on the top of the disc and rack...

    Dates of issue on on the top of the disc and rack numbers at the bottom.

    Issued June 1900
    7th Dragoon Guards
    Rack/inventory number 06

    Very nice.
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    The tin kit was for the No.5 carbine that did not...

    The tin kit was for the No.5 carbine that did not have a butt trap and the sub machine guns.
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    112917112918Pictures of the carrying handles...

    112917112918Pictures of the carrying handles encountered on BREN chests.
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    Carrying handles were web and steel.

    Carrying handles were web and steel.
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    112367 Very early unaltered to 1*. From...

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    Very early unaltered to 1*. From the P. M. R. Breakey collection.
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    112217112218112219112220 It took an hour to...

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    It took an hour to find this one. There are more but things got mixed up following an unplanned reorganization. If published, please acknowledge the P.M.R. Breakey...
  15. Nostalgia item from the past for Canadians and US

    I found this in the back of a drawer. Late 60's to early 70's.

    Memories.

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    For what it is worth, the chain staple for the...

    For what it is worth, the chain staple for the magazine link was centered on the trigger guard. The later models had the staple off set on the trigger guard and were for the breech cover thong.
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    Austrian Model 1850 carbines

    Can someone identify this converted percussion carbine with two stock bands as to which country used it? I know the US bought carbines converted to percussion and had loading rods added under the...
  18. Three different versions of the No.32 Mk1 Tel. Stg. adjusting tool

    I was sorting through my collection of No.32 Mk1 tools as was surprised to find that there was some variation. Variations shown are with screw size and location. I have never seen one broad arrowed...
  19. Thread: L59A1 worth ?

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    Navy arms had a number of L59A@s when they...

    Navy arms had a number of L59A@s when they imported the batch of L42 and L39 7.62mm rifles. I included two L59s in the group I purchased. They were in rough shape but they were there and of...
  20. RIA ???????? RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) ?

    RIA ???????? RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) ?
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    Golden State Arms made No.5 carbines from No.1...

    Golden State Arms made No.5 carbines from No.1 and No.4 rifles. Some barrels will be roll stamped, "Golden State Arms." No importers markings.

    Navy Arms West Virginia No.5s were made from...
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    First production went to the Michigan State...

    First production went to the Michigan State Police. I have the lowest number of the ones purchased.
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    Remove sling bow and screw from the forestock...

    Remove sling bow and screw from the forestock band. Spread band bow and move forward. Rear handguard can be rotated up and out. Any gluing near the barrel should include aluminum foil on the...
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    Save your money with Bady's book. It is full of...

    Save your money with Bady's book. It is full of errors.
  25. The markings are commercial, non military, proof...

    The markings are commercial, non military, proof markings. The rifle was exported to UK and proofed and later imported by Braverman.
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