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    I agree. The only interesting feature is the...

    I agree. The only interesting feature is the early - or perhaps late production ocular housing.
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    Scope is original, base is not = repro.

    Scope is original, base is not = repro.
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    Yes, and his Dutch engineers under General...

    Yes, and his Dutch engineers under General Eblé(?) held up with their hands the bridge over the Beresina by which he escaped. Napoleon had previously ordered Eblé to destroy his mobile forges as...
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    And with "one born every minute" the wait usually...

    And with "one born every minute" the wait usually isn't too long.
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    The month digit looks to be a mis-strike. Either...

    The month digit looks to be a mis-strike. Either a 1 turned clockwise 90°, or a 7 turned upside down and held on the wrong angle.

    As it doesn't appear to have been erased I would doubt there is...
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    Not the brightest design was it? The rattling...

    Not the brightest design was it? The rattling about probably wouldn't do the adjustment drums/knobs much good either.
    And the fabric no doubt got wet and stayed that way for too long. They...
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    Yes, the "LC" quite likely was put on at the...

    Yes, the "LC" quite likely was put on at the factory by 1917.

    Production or at least assembly of rifles seems to have continued into 1918 as well, despite the expropriation of the factory and the...
  8. Thread: Ross Sniper

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    The film footage with the scoped Ross is fake as...

    The film footage with the scoped Ross is fake as tits on a bull. The character holding the rifle clearly doesn't have a clue, and proceeds to fumble the loading while he fakes the kick of the rifle....
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    And your firing pin problem sounds like a weak...

    And your firing pin problem sounds like a weak firing pin spring. I've noticed that on quite a few Rosses. You could find a comparable spring or try getting the original re-tempered.
  10. Thread: SMLE No1 MkV

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    There was probably plenty of Japanese-made .303...

    There was probably plenty of Japanese-made .303 around, not to mention the vast stocks captured in 1941 and probably little used by the Japanese. The battlefields would have been gleaned by the...
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    The Templars had to go: they combined a military...

    The Templars had to go: they combined a military monastic order answerable only to the Pope, an international banking and credit system, and a private army, with a proscription against usury!
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    You're quite right! I must have been falling...

    You're quite right! I must have been falling asleep there: Large Chamber it is. :dunno:

    Usually the numbers banged into the MkIII's issued to the Royal Navy are preceded by a couple of letters,...
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    Whatever you do, don't clean it more than that. ...

    Whatever you do, don't clean it more than that. Might have lived with a Kar98 at some point and the bolts were swapped by perhaps heirs who didn't know any better. Ask around if you can.
  14. Thread: Gew 98 Scope?

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    If you want an original you will pay a lot and...

    If you want an original you will pay a lot and wait a lot. If you want repro's, they are out there - at least of the mounts.
  15. Thread: SMLE No1 MkV

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    Given the aperture sights and higher quality...

    Given the aperture sights and higher quality peace time production, you have to wonder why these weren't issued for sniper or marksman use, particularly early WWII. They have a reputation for high...
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    Photos exist showing the strap tied or taped to...

    Photos exist showing the strap tied or taped to the scope tube in front of the turrets. This would prevent the caps being lost, but also prevents the sliding forward of the objective lens cap which...
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    Proving once again that "DP" reflects "PURPOSE"...

    Proving once again that "DP" reflects "PURPOSE" not necessarily condition.
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    The "loving care" NOT of the War Department/Royal...

    The "loving care" NOT of the War Department/Royal Navy in WWI. To be serious though, the L.C. denotes the establishment where the rifle was issued.
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    Interesting case. The "estimate" of 85K PSI to...

    Interesting case. The "estimate" of 85K PSI to blow the "breech-cap" off the threads is presumably based on the manufacturer's estimate of what pressure would cause the threads to shear off as they...
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    Something like the last words King Herod heard. :D

    Something like the last words King Herod heard. :D
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    Probably there is no 100% definitive answer, but only our best informed guesses at this point.

    It is mentioned in TRRS that several Quebec gunsmiths were assembling Rosses from parts acquired...
  22. Thread: Gew 98 Scope?

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    Given the mismatching numbers and the quality of...

    Given the mismatching numbers and the quality of the handwork, that looks like a low-mid grade sporterization to me, but Mausers aren't my field really.

    WWII Waffenampt on the extractor collar.
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    Have never seen a front cap so short; has it been...

    Have never seen a front cap so short; has it been cut short by someone?

    Not a maker I'm familiar with, but overall looks genuine.
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    After prolonged soaking, try holding the stripped...

    After prolonged soaking, try holding the stripped receiver in your left hand and striking the receiver ring with a soft hammer (plastic, lead, leather, wood) This will caused a "whipping" vibration...
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    Interesting piece. (expand the image for full...

    Interesting piece. (expand the image for full size)
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