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  1. John R. were he still with us, could tell lots of...

    John R. were he still with us, could tell lots of Lever Arms stories as they went back a long way. (his posts can be found by searching this forum)

    Can14, you say you got six 1941 MkI's? Were...
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    So you would take issue with the use of the word...

    So you would take issue with the use of the word "center" as the punch is not marking a center for drilling?

    You could so, but then you are left only with "punching" which around here at least...
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    IIRC some of the Chilean rifles were OVS rifles...

    IIRC some of the Chilean rifles were OVS rifles that were never delivered.
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    Pretty good for a windy day. Has not Peter...

    Pretty good for a windy day.

    Has not Peter said in the past that on a still(?) day, consistent hits on a Hun Head at 1000 yards were achieved?
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    Staking was a common British practice and...

    Staking was a common British practice and probably widespread in the British Commonwealth as a result.

    In North America we would call staking "center-punching".

    Peening in the context of...
  6. I was getting all set there to ask you if you...

    I was getting all set there to ask you if you wanted a Long Branch chest to put them in!
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    Alison's not a natural one I see, but I share...

    Alison's not a natural one I see, but I share your enthusiasm in her case! ;)
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    A third of India is controlled by Maoist rebels...

    A third of India is controlled by Maoist rebels today; mostly from the have-not castes. Despite the huge birth rate, what future does Hinduism have against the Chinese steamroller with a fifth...
  9. Sounds like those of us who want obsolete or...

    Sounds like those of us who want obsolete or unique screws had better jump to it.
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    Well done. I would ditch that fabricated trigger...

    Well done. I would ditch that fabricated trigger guard as it is a Long Branch product and while it may or may not be part of the rifle's service history, as you've restored the rifle from a sporter...
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    Indeed, and more than that: those who have had...

    Indeed, and more than that: those who have had liberty can have it trained out of them until their descendants forget what it was.

    There is a fundamental incompatibility between Islam and...
  12. A familiar course of events. The loss of...

    A familiar course of events.

    The loss of knowledge is the tragedy alright.

    It's a pity there isn't a venue online to connect artisans with those who could understudy/work for them. Young...
  13. Interesting that the same practice wasn't...

    Interesting that the same practice wasn't followed with the No4(T) to L42 conversions, if only because near-new No4(T)s were plentiful enough on the civilian market, and unlike whatever regular No4...
  14. Thread: ENFORCER 298

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    Allow me to respectfully suggest that manuscripts...

    Allow me to respectfully suggest that manuscripts can always be written with utter frankness and left sealed with a suitable archive or three with instructions that they are not to be opened until a...
  15. That is a pity - no successor?

    That is a pity - no successor?
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    Interesting. Luke R. Tippins was a school master...

    Interesting. Luke R. Tippins was a school master in Manningtree, Essex, who was a marksman and rifle enthusiast and later became a dealer in firearms, particularly target rifles. He had a son who...
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    So what does the charcoal do? I wouldn't have...

    So what does the charcoal do? I wouldn't have thought it would be very good at drawing out the heat. A close fitting brass rod of as long a length as possible in the barrel, and wrapped with some...
  18. While Long Branch and Savage adopted the...

    While Long Branch and Savage adopted the "squircle" cutout.

    Interesting question whether the smaller cutout/relief of the Mk.2 bodies/receivers had any effect on their flex and "compensation". ...
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    Which loop?

    Which loop?
  20. Maltby was the only UK maker to stamp their...

    Maltby was the only UK maker to stamp their markings deeply on the left side of the receiver. They also used a stylized "M" in various places. The FTR markings etc. will be electro-pencilled,...
  21. For Sale: Long Branch 7.62mm DCRA conversion barrel.

    Has been on a rifle, but bore appears literally new. Typical CA 7.62mm markings near muzzle and grey parkerized finish, with no bayonet lugs.

    $375. shipped in Canada.

    For other places...
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    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of...

    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of the heavy repolish and worn bluing I suspect it was used for many years, and probably fired a good many rounds in its current state.
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    Never understood why they didn't line the damn...

    Never understood why they didn't line the damn things with rubber to stop the scopes rattling around.
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    Should be Base Workshops Singapore, March 1956. Many years ago I had a similar mark on a No5 butt and this was Peter's explanation of it.
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    Presumably these rolled down the cliff at some...

    Presumably these rolled down the cliff at some point, and perhaps out onto the sands as well?
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