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    Have a look at the inletting for the trigger...

    Have a look at the inletting for the trigger guard on the underside of the forend - at the front, where the front trigger guard screw passes through, there will probably be a steel plate set into it....
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    The bits of abrasive paper are a common finding -...

    The bits of abrasive paper are a common finding - they were used to 'tighten up' a loose fitting rear guard. Same principle with the barrel band.

    Seen a lot over here on rifles formerly used by...
  3. In short it is only the Mk1/2 upgrades that are...

    In short it is only the Mk1/2 upgrades that are linished & re-serialled. Those left in Mk1 configuration retain their original markings & serial numbers.
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    Mine too........though I'm sure she didn't have a...

    Mine too........though I'm sure she didn't have a clue what she was taking on when she married me...........but we've survived thirty years!
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    Well, it's looking pretty impressive so far....

    Well, it's looking pretty impressive so far. Can't believe you've done all that with so few specialised tools.........& in the bathroom!:thup:
  6. I'm not aware of a lot of info on the rifles that...

    I'm not aware of a lot of info on the rifles that saw service in India TBH Pete. People ask questions about them on this forum from time to time, so it might be worth trawling the relevant archived...
  7. I'd be interested to see it.

    I'd be interested to see it.
  8. It looks a real one to me, but there are two...

    It looks a real one to me, but there are two caveats.

    Firstly, it is not in original WW2 trim as it has seen Indian service. Some of the 4T's used by the Indians were converted to Mk1/2 trigger...
  9. Hi Warren. The Vickers did cross my mind,...

    Hi Warren. The Vickers did cross my mind, especially with the manufacturer's mark. Many thanks. Yes, I only have about a hundred of them so I can spare you a couple.....!;)
  10. What did you do during the great corona virus lock down granddad?

    Why, I counted No4 foresight blades.........didn't everyone?!?

    Actually a serious question here............in amongst the thousands of split dovetail 015 & 030 blades there was a few of assorted...
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    We probably retained a modest number against the...

    We probably retained a modest number against the (unlikely but not impossible) future need for some.......

    The UK MoD used to have extensive storage facilities, but with progressive sell-offs...
  12. I'm not sure I know what a 'Savage Trials rifle'...

    I'm not sure I know what a 'Savage Trials rifle' is.......but AFAIK they all bore the 'US Property' mark, although some have subsequently had it removed. This very subject crops up periodically in...
  13. Thanks chaps. Scout Sniper, you have keener eyes...

    Thanks chaps. Scout Sniper, you have keener eyes than I! True, it does not look like there is a scope serial number on the butt, though did Ian mention that it was a replacement? Even so, if it was...
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    I don't know a lot about the discharger cups but...

    I don't know a lot about the discharger cups but some years ago, I managed to have a look at a fair few, both in the UK & in France, & most of them had S&B marked adapters, with a variety of...
  15. On re-reading my comments I may have been a...

    On re-reading my comments I may have been a little over critical of this rifle four years ago. It does look to be an original rifle, but it has been tarted up a bit here & there. We can't say for...
  16. Hi Roy/Strangely Brown, ...

    Hi Roy/Strangely Brown,
    I heard an (anonymised) account from mutual dealer acquaintance recently that sounded very similar to your (Roy) experience. It's...
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    There are a few books that contain a little...

    There are a few books that contain a little information, but none that I am aware of that contain a lot! There's bound to be something in The LES, but I doubt there'll be the comprehensive info that...
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    Thought these might be of interest, though not...

    Thought these might be of interest, though not cup dischargers. The one in the poorest condition is also the rarest. I have never seen one before exactly the same. It is fabricated from two separate...
  19. Re post #11. Roy, I don't know how much the...

    Re post #11. Roy, I don't know how much the situation has changed amongst newer dealers, or if new guidance has been received, but there was always an unwritten agreement that firearms being...
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    If it's very early I don't think you can place...

    If it's very early I don't think you can place too much reliance even on the examiner's marks, although a D6E on the Knox might persuade me a little...! I would not expect to see it in the 'usual'...
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    Paul, it might be a slight over simplification,...

    Paul, it might be a slight over simplification, but it's close enough: the EU parliament (democratically elected like our own, & at the time containing UK MEP's) came up with the 2016 EU standards,...
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    Hi Geoff. Unfortunately Dave & I were second in,...

    Hi Geoff. Unfortunately Dave & I were second in, because Edna's niece had delegated the disposal of the stock & machinery. Once the family realised that the assests were being sold too cheaply they...
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    And an armourer would have 'touched in' the scar...

    And an armourer would have 'touched in' the scar with suncorite....
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    It's actually Alfred J Parker's premises in...

    It's actually Alfred J Parker's premises in Birmingham. I was there then with a pal of mine when Edna's niece & great nephew offered us the lot. Maybe I should have said yes....

    but there were 19...
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    Thanks. The bracket is definitely a modern copy &...

    Thanks. The bracket is definitely a modern copy & the cradle clamps have been numbered on the wrong side; the sequential numbers should be on the right side of the bracket as you pull the rifle into...
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