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  1. Interesting question as at some point the finish...

    Interesting question as at some point the finish for such parts became oil blackening with what appears to be some sort of lacquer over it(?)

    Presumably this would have been much less work and...
  2. Well done! Now, did the Home Army get any...

    Well done! Now, did the Home Army get any No4(T)s by air delivery?
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    Is this "crime-show" supposed to reflect an...

    Is this "crime-show" supposed to reflect an actual event or just some of the usual agit-prop?
  4. Unless it's been stored in an outbuilding or...

    Unless it's been stored in an outbuilding or under a house somewhere in the American southwest, ie: in a desert, I'd say it hasn't been messed with in a VERY long time.

    If it hasn't been stored...
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    Depends really on how much you want to invest, or...

    Depends really on how much you want to invest, or your skill and equipment levels. A sporterized Mk.II (1905) unless the metal is in very good shape, is maybe common enough or of low enough value...
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    The two tapered rails on the back of the bracket...

    The two tapered rails on the back of the bracket were filed down until the base, mounts and rifle were collimated in the horizontal plane and square to each other in the vertical place. Once that...
  7. That is a good point that the rifles were...

    That is a good point that the rifles were apparently accepted before being condemned not long after. I don't know the ins and outs of it, but the problems were so serious and numerous that...
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    Of course they did have them, but if just marking...

    Of course they did have them, but if just marking a few sacrificial receivers why bother to set them up in a pantograph?

    I'd want to take a good look all over the receiver before claiming to be...
  9. Reminds me of one or two car shops I've been in...

    Reminds me of one or two car shops I've been in (briefly) Five gallon buckets full of the fastenings they couldn't remember where to put back!

    A sure sign to take your vehicle somewhere else.
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    The C Broad Arrow is of course totally...

    The C Broad Arrow is of course totally superfluous nonsense, but the "TEST" part may have some plausibility in that the cosmetic defect on the receiver wall MIGHT have caused a rifle or receiver to...
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    Mines are an under-rated weapon even today I...

    Mines are an under-rated weapon even today I suspect. There were some major surprises in Japanese mine use in WWII, similar to their torpedoes as I learned recently while reading this book. For...
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    Glad it was of interest. The NY'er is...

    Glad it was of interest. The NY'er is increasingly on the left, but it is at least somewhat intelligently so. The article is only one perspective, but as you noted the final analysis is what effect...
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    Type XXI U boats in particular, but much too...

    Type XXI U boats in particular, but much too little, much too late.

    Had D-Day failed atomic weapons would have probably been used in Europe, and the Soviets would never have got as far west as...
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    Yes, more or less continuous war since 1980 has...

    Yes, more or less continuous war since 1980 has thoroughly radicalized a society that was relatively peaceful before, and somewhat liberalized in the urban centres. Just as the overthrow of...
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    The dovetail rail is a dead giveaway of post WWII...

    The dovetail rail is a dead giveaway of post WWII origins. Otherwise the design is much the same as the pre-war/wartime Hensoldt Duralyts, though I don't believe the aluminum alloy tube model was...
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    I'll look that one out Cinders. The Canadian...

    I'll look that one out Cinders.

    The Canadian conscripts who got to the front in 1918 were mostly found serviceable it seems; once there you don't have much option but to pull your weight or...
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    I entirely agree about leaving them alone. "War...

    I entirely agree about leaving them alone. "War is [often] a Racket" ,as General Smedley Butler USMC titled his book long, long ago!
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    The greatest debacle since Dunkirk?

    Certainly the most impressive abandonment of military equipment since Dunkirk.

    About 120 modern a/c as well, and best of all, biometric details of just about all Afghans who "worked with the...
  19. Goes well with the petroleum residues in the tin...

    Goes well with the petroleum residues in the tin the tea gets made in. ;)

    Besides, lead poisoning is common enough on active service anyway.:ugh:
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    Incalculable and irreparable harm was done...

    Incalculable and irreparable harm was done Britain and the Commonwealth by the idiotic policy of voluntary enlistment. A policy designed to ensure that the best were killed while the morally and...
  21. You have the makings there of an interesting...

    You have the makings there of an interesting study of the metallurgy of WWI rifle ammo. All it needs is an xray spectrometer for the analysis!

    Some of the stuff was rubbish and it would be...
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    "He's a cheery old card", said Harry to Jack, As...

    "He's a cheery old card", said Harry to Jack,
    As they marched up to Arras with rifle and pack,
    But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

    Trench art was I would think mostly the work of...
  23. Very nice and a bargain for $199.95 US Pity we...

    Very nice and a bargain for $199.95 US Pity we can't get them to do some .303 barrels as well, preferably in a blued finish.
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    In the second photo the McGowan profiling job is...

    In the second photo the McGowan profiling job is FAR better than the original Remington. The rot was setting in even then I guess.
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