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  1. Thread: Arnhem

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    And carrying a different Sten, or is the...

    And carrying a different Sten, or is the fore-grip removable?
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    The belt loop is pristine: never used.

    The belt loop is pristine: never used.
  3. The attack at the end is pretty clearly a...

    The attack at the end is pretty clearly a training scene, but if the caption about a sniper and 70 yards from the German front line was true, one can see how losses due to snipers were so high.
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    North Carolina you say? IMHO what...

    North Carolina you say?

    IMHO what distinguished Churchill aside from his breadth of vision and great wit & power of expression, was his moral courage; the rarest kind.

    This was demonstrated...
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    Most likely a case of "this is our project and we...

    Most likely a case of "this is our project and we need to keep working on it as we haven't got anything else to work on at the moment and we need to look busy."

    I've referred to this book...
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    Can't speak to the "rawness" of the product, but...

    Can't speak to the "rawness" of the product, but I've picked up far more RLO than I should gratis from a local recycle centre over the years in pails from 1L to 4L and artist's bottles as well. Try...
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    The grinding work is miserable too. You'd think...

    The grinding work is miserable too. You'd think it could have been set up in a jig at least.
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    Interesting repair in your second photo: the wood...

    Interesting repair in your second photo: the wood used must have been harder than walnut as the latter has worn down (see around the cross-pin) whereas the repair has not. Could be partly different...
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    Very interesting photos. Some careful hand...

    Very interesting photos. Some careful hand fitting of that forend around the rear face by the look of it. Almost looks like the sides of the forend are a bit fuller than normal from the front of...
  10. The problem is the paperwork required to ship a...

    The problem is the paperwork required to ship a scope out of the USA, even temporarily. Zeiss USA was hit with a large fine for doing just that, and that's more than ten years ago.

    Mac702, is...
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    A Mk.III? This one? ;)

    A Mk.III? This one? ;)
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    The extra examiner's marks are interesting - they...

    The extra examiner's marks are interesting - they might suggest the maintenance on the No4(T)s was done at Enfield during the war? It would make sense.

    IIRC Peter gave the date when those No.8...
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    An interesting man and firm:...

    An interesting man and firm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stanley_(inventor)

    Finally closed down only in 1999.
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    Ross Target Rifles and Target Shooting...

    Ross Target Rifles and Target Shooting
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    Not really the scenario I was referring to it's...

    Not really the scenario I was referring to it's true, but not impossible.

    British and French forces in Italy during World War I - Wikipedia

    Stuff does get traded around post-war, particularly...
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    Can't speak to that, but if you have your photos...

    Can't speak to that, but if you have your photos still it would nice to see them in the thread again.
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    From the mounts I'd suspect it was a WWI trophy...

    From the mounts I'd suspect it was a WWI trophy that was re-used post-war (on a sporter obviously). Over the years several such turned up on ebay.de, and one or two absolutely pristine sets as well....
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    Some of the full-bore target shooters back in the...

    Some of the full-bore target shooters back in the day were 3lb hammer & pipe wrench guys. I've got a couple of "dead bodies" here that show all the signs of prolonged attack with blunt instruments....
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    Well, I wouldn't want to stretch that bow too...

    Well, I wouldn't want to stretch that bow too far; the political class had nothing to offer remotely comparable to WSC, and the general mood among them was bleak, albeit stoic.

    Sir Edmund Ironside...
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    I'd agree that the Mk.III./M1910 action is a...

    I'd agree that the Mk.III./M1910 action is a better choice all round. Not as aesthetically pleasing as the Mk.II/1905 perhaps, but massively strong; only the Arisaka's are said to be comparable.
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    Clever cartoon; both the bravado of weakness and...

    Clever cartoon; both the bravado of weakness and an expression of sheer resolution. The "great man theory" of history is no longer fashionable, but without him, the "logic" of Britain's strategic...
  22. Can you post a photo of the foresight base? ...

    Can you post a photo of the foresight base?

    Does it have a concave/half round groove in one side?

    If so, that also suggests a made-up piece as those bases were made to accept Gallilean sights...
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    Interesting. Do we have records to confirm that?...

    Interesting. Do we have records to confirm that?

    Do you know anything about the history of this particular rifle?
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    CNC would make easy work of the barrel threads. ...

    CNC would make easy work of the barrel threads. Drawings exist online IIRC.

    The holes show that a charger bridge and sight base was fitted at one time.

    Probably not worth trying to build up;...
  25. Overall it appears to be an M10 .280, even to the...

    Overall it appears to be an M10 .280, even to the barrel profile, but clearly those markings on the barrel don't fit that hypothesis.

    Is there a serial number on the barrel just above the stock...
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