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    I'm reasonably certain this was one of a the...

    I'm reasonably certain this was one of a the 'truck guns' made by various gunsmiths in South Africa 30-35 years ago. The No 4 rifles were readily available, R1/R4 folding stock, shotgun pistol grip,...
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    A Browning HiPower about 1 200 shots before it...

    A Browning HiPower about 1 200 shots before it stops working. Military ball.

    An FAL needs new gas cyinder, unlocking bar, serious scrubbing and cleaning after about 4 000 shots. Didn't stop...
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    Mannlicher looks good on a shorter rifle.

    Mannlicher looks good on a shorter rifle.
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    That folding stock looks like the Galil/R4. If...

    That folding stock looks like the Galil/R4. If it is R4 the stock should be longer than the standard Galil to fit the larger size of SA soldiers. Mounted infantry used Galil/R4 rifles, and before...
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    Used to see similar ones decades ago in South...

    Used to see similar ones decades ago in South Africa, mainly farm use at short distances, in and out of a truck, sheds, lands, etc. Used an FN para or Galil folding stock. Pistol grip generic for...
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    Should be a No 4 Mk 2 if manufactured in 1949. ...

    Should be a No 4 Mk 2 if manufactured in 1949. Trigger not fixed to the trigger guard but hung from the body.

    You have two options: the easy one is to replace the stock; the difficult one is to...
  7. One youtube and romanticised movie does not...

    One youtube and romanticised movie does not reveal what the situation was in Kenya at that time. There is much more to it than appears, quite complicated, and not a rebellion I believe. I'm not...
  8. There's a lot more to the that period of history...

    There's a lot more to the that period of history than appears at first glance; a lot of it not very good. However, eliminating the Mau Mau in the bush one by one took an incredible amount of time...
  9. Wildcat cartridge. Probably reloaded necked down...

    Wildcat cartridge. Probably reloaded necked down 30-06. Seemed to be well known about 80 years ago. Commercially known as 256 Newton
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    Steel shank screwed in too, between heel and toe

    Steel shank screwed in too, between heel and toe
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    1. Consider adding an extension to the catch,...

    1. Consider adding an extension to the catch, allows you more leverage.
    2. Check the sides of the magazine isn't bulged and sticking to the trigger guard. Light attention with a small hammer should...
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    Says discarding sabot [DS] on the sabot, with the...

    Says discarding sabot [DS] on the sabot, with the T indicating tracer.

    The sabot provides obturation, grip on the rifling, spin, etc in the barrel. As soon as it leaves the muzzle the normal...
  13. There has been some discussion bout fixing the...

    There has been some discussion bout fixing the mags. Do a search and more information should make itself available.
  14. LE mags often need adjustment to feed reliably. ...

    LE mags often need adjustment to feed reliably. Might be a bit loose and too low to pick up rounds, lips bent, etc. Careful bending of the feed lips, etc should solve the problems. Mags aren't bad,...
  15. Looks like DeLisle carbine-ish

    Looks like DeLisle carbine-ish
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    Why not keep Grandpa's gun as is, except for...

    Why not keep Grandpa's gun as is, except for cleaning it? It won't be Grandpa's gun the moment you start changing things, but a built up gun that used to be Grandpa's gun. However, it's yours and...
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    Pictures would make it very easy to decide. ...

    Pictures would make it very easy to decide.

    Sounds like one of the ex SADF rifles sold to members before the new government took over. Should have a bayonet with it.
  18. Lots of photos will allow the experts to provide...

    Lots of photos will allow the experts to provide better advice.

    Magazine fed? Do you mean a detachable magazine? Mauser bolt actions were never intended to have detachable magazines. So...
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    Muzzle brakes usually have expansion chambers...

    Muzzle brakes usually have expansion chambers inside as part of the design. The holes and slots are additional to the braking effect, directing the gases.
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    Possible solution 1. Cock hammer. Removes...

    Possible solution

    1. Cock hammer. Removes some effort required to draw back the slide.
    2. Grip slide with weak hand, holding weak arm and hand close to body.
    3. Grip frame with strong hand as...
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    Polish and French makes sense, the number of...

    Polish and French makes sense, the number of Polish and French pilots in the RAF.
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    The butt plate fit isn't right for that price. ...

    The butt plate fit isn't right for that price. Fore end seems to be rounded over on the edges from enthusiastic sanding.
  23. Thread: Deer choke?

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    Rifled slugs work fine with normal shotgun...

    Rifled slugs work fine with normal shotgun barrels, but check with the manufacturer too. Do some range work to see where the slugs print at your preferred shooting distance.
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    Ovidio, the hot gas going into gas cylinder to...

    Ovidio, the hot gas going into gas cylinder to work the action erodes the metal if you don't clean it properly and often. Even had carbon tubes around the holes in the gas cylinder. Armourer called...
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    That really doesn't look like sin to me. They...

    That really doesn't look like sin to me. They tend to shoot loose after about 5 000 shots, clean the gas cylinder regularly, check for flame cutting.
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