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    A lot will depend on where you are. Gunparts...

    A lot will depend on where you are. Gunparts lists No. 7 Rifle parts under No. 4 Mk I parts, that for some reason they insist on listing under SMLE. Been yelling at 'em for that for years and years....
  2. Thread: BLETCHLEY PARK

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    "...a grand manor house..." As I recall, from...

    "...a grand manor house..." As I recall, from whatever the book was, the basement of the manor house was where all the work was done.
    This will help if you're over that way and are looking for...
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    "...have read they are 12TPI..." That doesn't...

    "...have read they are 12TPI..." That doesn't mean much. There are Withworth threads(square) and American that are not the same thing. I'm not sure which the Ross used, but it matters. Rumour has it...
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    "...Handley Page H.P. 42..." Yep. Specifically...

    "...Handley Page H.P. 42..." Yep. Specifically 'Hanno". Don't like using Wikipedia as a source, but they do have pictures. About halfway down.
    Handley Page H.P.42 - Wikipedia
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    "...stamped No 4 Mk 1*/3, Long Branch, 1942..."...

    "...stamped No 4 Mk 1*/3, Long Branch, 1942..." Means the receiver was made in 1942(an early LB at that. Highly likely it has been reblued by somebody not government too). It could have been FTR'd by...
  6. Thread: carbine parts

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    "...below fleecebay prices..." You don't fund the...

    "...below fleecebay prices..." You don't fund the people who want to take our property away from us either.
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    "...only use the FIELD gauge..." That doesn't...

    "...only use the FIELD gauge..." That doesn't actually check the headspace. It only tell you the thing is at less than max.
    Yours closing on the No-Go but not the Field indicates it's safe to shoot,...
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    Never, ever, seen anything remotely like that or...

    Never, ever, seen anything remotely like that or even anything similar. I suspect it's purely invented by Sarco. Or one of their suppliers.
    You'll note there's no mention of which Ally may have...
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    The A-Max bullet isn't designed to expand at all....

    The A-Max bullet isn't designed to expand at all. They're Match bullets. Not made for hunting anything but varmints either.
    Use a cast bullet. A cast bullet will expand or break up at lower...
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    "...you continuously change shoulders when moving...

    "...you continuously change shoulders when moving with a rifle..." Not in The Queen's Service you don't.
    "...The No. 5 was for the..." Originally used by the Paras, but not designed for 'em. It was...
  11. Thread: War movies

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    "...lots of fiction and a distorted story..."...

    "...lots of fiction and a distorted story..." Nearly all war movies are like that. Some are worse than others though. Anything adapted from a Stephen Ambrose novel is a classic example of historical...
  12. "...cleaning correctly and there's no problem..."...

    "...cleaning correctly and there's no problem..." There isn't. Mind you, that doesn't mean doing that isn't a pain in the posterior. Especially to use less than stellar ammo.
    "...Everyone needs an...
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    "...if re-blued or not..." If it was, I suspect...

    "...if re-blued or not..." If it was, I suspect it wasn't recently due to the holster wear on the slide. Dunno if there were pre-war(well U.S. involvement) 1911's that were blued or not. There...
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    Slug your barrel. Not all No. 4 Rifles have a...

    Slug your barrel. Not all No. 4 Rifles have a .311" barrel. They can go to .315" and be considered ok.
    The issue is the American manufacturers don't use the same diameter. Hornady uses .312"...
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    "...an exceptionally large appetite..." Wouldn't...

    "...an exceptionally large appetite..." Wouldn't be permitted. snicker.
    That monster wouldn't be for the PBI. Even a section wouldn't carry something that big. Most likely a unit 'mess' thing....
  16. "...French polish..." Is is a traditional wood...

    "...French polish..." Is is a traditional wood finishing technique. Usually multiple layers of alcohol thinned shellac. I'd be thinking hot water too, but I wouldn't be surprised if the cosmoline has...
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    "...just put the phone down..." Suggest you hang...

    "...just put the phone down..." Suggest you hang up first. There such a thing as the "Do not call list" in England? Doesn't help ending the unsolicited calls, but it gives you a place to whine to....
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    "...That's a lot of sanding..." Not if you have,...

    "...That's a lot of sanding..." Not if you have, or have access, to a belt sander. Or a mill. Lot of that kind of thing depends on who you know and/or what machines you have access to. Even a band...
  19. Thread: Damaged wood

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    Before you do anything, clean it. BLO does not...

    Before you do anything, clean it. BLO does not clean wood. Murphy's Oil Soap or the like, does.
    And before you clean it, look closely at the broken spot to be sure it's not rotted or punky(soft)....
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    "...Does Bubba have no boundaries?..." Absolutely...

    "...Does Bubba have no boundaries?..." Absolutely not. Kid came into the shop and bought one of the 1903A4's we had years ago. Saw the kid with it at the only public range near TO at the time(there...
  21. Thread: Mystery Pouch

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    I don't see any method of attaching it to a belt....

    I don't see any method of attaching it to a belt. Is that just the pictures?
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    Put a piece of paper on it and lightly and gently...

    Put a piece of paper on it and lightly and gently rub it with a soft pencil.
    There's a really good picture of the DC stamp here. Doesn't look like that one.
    Snider Enfield MKII ** Canadian Issue ...
  23. Broken parts drop the value considerably. So does...

    Broken parts drop the value considerably. So does the frosted barrel(frosting is the beginning of rust.) Condition is everything.
    There really isn't much collector interest in MAS rifles, but they...
  24. "...barrel opens up widely after several...

    "...barrel opens up widely after several inches..." That means the barrel is no good. Barrels should not get larger.
    "...will not accept a .22 caliber round..." Which one? It could be a short, long...
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    It's a No. 7 Lee-Enfield. Most No.7 parts are the...

    It's a No. 7 Lee-Enfield. Most No.7 parts are the same as No. 4 Rifle parts. Major difference other than the barrel, of course, is the bolt head and mag(that isn't a magazine. It's a place for the...
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