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    If I was you I'd go back and find out if the rest...

    If I was you I'd go back and find out if the rest of it can be located.

    Who says rocking horses don't feel the call of nature? :lol:
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    That's a very fine example, especially for a 1915...

    That's a very fine example, especially for a 1915 production. Congrats. Should be deadly accurate.
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    SOE was a bit of a cowboy club like the OSS, some...

    SOE was a bit of a cowboy club like the OSS, some say. Also seems to have been full of marxists of various stripes, and aroused the violent resentment of other similar organizations IIRC, M16 in...
  4. Thread: For Scale

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    The trouble with wheeled tankers is that they...

    The trouble with wheeled tankers is that they land, connect a bunch of hoses and pump the water or retardant aboard in what, 10 or 15 minutes? Flying boats skim down the surface of whatever body of...
  5. I know at least one person who was active at that...

    I know at least one person who was active at that time and has an unusual degree of knowledge and expertise in the "hardware" side of things. From his statements you bought your own rifle and if you...
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    British Columbia is not very flat. The Mars...

    British Columbia is not very flat. The Mars operated here for decades with eminent success and efficiency.

    The Hawaii Mars has nav equipment that allows it to fly down a valley full of smoke in...
  7. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    "Things were done in the midnight sun no tongue...

    "Things were done in the midnight sun no tongue will ever tell", and much closer to the opposite Pole as well.:D

    It was Churchill after all who said that in war truth must be surrounded by a...
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    I'll let those with larger Ross collections speak...

    I'll let those with larger Ross collections speak to that, but myself I don't remember seeing cases like that out of a commercial Ross before.

    The info from the IODE is not clear on whether this...
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    Strange that a prize rifle from 1908 would be...

    Strange that a prize rifle from 1908 would be reamed out like that, unless an owner had it done, perhaps on hearing all the jazz about jams etc.

    I think this is your man: Charles Douglas Bryden...
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    Was there ever a training exercise that could...

    Was there ever a training exercise that could reveal "those unexpected events that occur in real warfare"? Training is not "real warfare".

    Tarawa was another piece of carelessness wasn't it? Why...
  11. Thread: For Scale

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    That is what surprised me about the video of the...

    That is what surprised me about the video of the firetruck driving along that one lane road while the forest burned around them: the engine didn't quit from lack of oxygen. There would be enough in...
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    I wouldn't worry, the other side said, thought...

    I wouldn't worry, the other side said, thought and did far worse, and in some cases still does.
  13. Looks like the D&T precedes the conversion, which...

    Looks like the D&T precedes the conversion, which is probably why it was chosen: already ruined from a collector's point of view. SMLE's have been done, so why not M91's?

    A pointless round...
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    I can't see a few less digits in a stamp...

    I can't see a few less digits in a stamp simplifying production, but one other thought occurs: change was rapid in small arms in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and Ross may have thought it...
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    Surprising that it survived naval service in that...

    Surprising that it survived naval service in that good a condition. Someone must have taken care of it; perhaps it stayed in the lockup as a result.

    "Fish belly mag" needed, they no doubt put the...
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    I would agree 100%. The open "cutouts' in the...

    I would agree 100%. The open "cutouts' in the top of the body for the focusing dials would fill with water pretty quickly.

    They could have had the R.E.L. Telescope, Observing, Sniper's, with...
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    Chutney anyone? :lol:

    Chutney anyone? :lol:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeNmSOEgQY. ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeNmSOEgQY.

    They were built to operate on salt water.

    From Sproat Lake to Sydney would be probably two legs with stops in Hawaii and maybe Fiji. A couple of...
  19. The Model 30 is built from M1917 actions which...

    The Model 30 is built from M1917 actions which explains the resemblance. The M17 is directly copied from the Pattern 14, which is directly copied from the Pattern 13, so there's the family history. ...
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    Could be many different problems, but "CCleaner...

    Could be many different problems, but "CCleaner" is a decent freeware utility that will clean up a lot of the most obvious junk that accumulates. Will also clean up your registry.

    It's worth...
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    Fake?! Ask Pavel how he's doing these days.

    Ask Pavel how he's doing these days.
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    My personal guess without checking any secondary...

    My personal guess without checking any secondary sources would be that Sir Charles wanted to associate the rifle more with his "M10" sporter in .280, or at least have the same receiver markings on...
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    Compared to other cases seen, it is very well...

    Compared to other cases seen, it is very well used, so I suspect it went overseas in WWI or WWII. No numbers visible funnily enough.
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    Wouldn't be a cause for any concern in a Ross...

    Wouldn't be a cause for any concern in a Ross MkIII. People have filled the barrels with pebbles and sand, filled a case with pistol powder and still not blown one up.

    This Sgt. Carey was...
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    To what extent is this an inevitable burn off of...

    To what extent is this an inevitable burn off of a long accumulated "fuel load"?

    The world is getting warmer; it started about 1830.
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