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    Without getting into less obvious details,...

    Without getting into less obvious details, wouldn't the solid bolt handle be a giveaway?
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    I have no shares in Nivea, but acqueous cream...

    I have no shares in Nivea, but acqueous cream from the dispensing chemist was too fluid! Any moisturizing cream should work.

    It's the water content that matters. And of course it smells nicer on...
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    In a word: Yes. - But I must qualify that with...

    In a word: Yes.

    - But I must qualify that with "more or less, depending on the exact size of the ball" - i.e. the seating depth.

    The ball should be seated so that it is just below the chamber...
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    I did that with my No1MkV. The results were...

    I did that with my No1MkV. The results were awful!

    It seems to me that the SMLE barrel is so whippy that it really needs the complete fore-end assembly to calm it down. Maybe there would have...
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    We had something similar before. ...

    We had something similar before.

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=71074&highlight=winged+wheel

    It is an emblem of the Reichsbahn. The Reichsbahn was established in 1920 (check!) and...
  6. The SM backsight types were replacements, and...

    The SM backsight types were replacements, and used on civilian target rifles. Military rifles were not supposed to be altered, and thus the only acceptable micrometer backsight was the Västerös...
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    It looks like countersinking, not counterboring....

    It looks like countersinking, not counterboring. The muzzle proobably had bad cord wear (i.e. one-sided abrasion) and the countersinking was done to even up the profile.
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    The following is publicly available - ...

    The following is publicly available -

    Coronavirus Update (Live): 18,283,830 Cases and 693,773 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic - Worldometer

    and puts the USA in 10th place (478 deaths per...
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    I had this trouble a couple of days ago with an...

    I had this trouble a couple of days ago with an apparently unused clip. I think it is just excessive spring pressure from the clip, so I'm going to take the offending clip and deliberately ease it...
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    I shall try that a.s.a.p. !!!

    I shall try that a.s.a.p. !!!
  11. Yuck !!! Some interior decorators really do go...

    Yuck !!! Some interior decorators really do go over the top!
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    Ex Crab, thanks for the confirmation: Take the...

    Ex Crab, thanks for the confirmation:
    Take the price you paid (converted into euros), stick a "1" in front, and there you have todays's price range for Garands.

    Better than money in the bank,...
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    Well you guys over there are obviously spoilt for...

    Well you guys over there are obviously spoilt for choice when you can afford to discuss whether a Garand shooter is worth $900!

    Over here that would be a steal. Add on 50% and hope you're lucky....
  14. The obvious answer to the scope picture range...

    The obvious answer to the scope picture range problem is - if you are going to shoot at a couple or three kilometers, you wouldn't zero your scope at 200 yards to start off with. An army sniper would...
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    The 480gn bullet will probably be more accurate...

    The 480gn bullet will probably be more accurate than the 405gn. The service load was a 405gn bullet, but a 500gn load was introduced for target/competition shooting (it's mentioned in Frasca & Hill,...
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    I think your best bet is to go to SwissRifles...

    I think your best bet is to go to

    SwissRifles

    and ask on the appropriate forum. If nobody there can suggest a source, then you are probably looking for unobtainium.
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    OK, but it still looks like dark blue, white and...

    OK, but it still looks like dark blue, white and red to me. Must be the lighting of the photo.
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    1) Enemy markings? Who says? Red, white and blue...

    1) Enemy markings? Who says? Red, white and blue markings must be fairly numerous. Unit identification helps to narrow down the geographical possibilities.

    2) If indeed enemy markings, then could...
  19. PM sent to Low & Slow - the SVT40 is progressing,...

    PM sent to Low & Slow - the SVT40 is progressing, but not yet ready for the general public!
  20. Yes, it's the emblem of the Deutsche Reichsbahn....

    Yes, it's the emblem of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. DR over a winged wheel (not a wreath)

    See Wacker & Görtz "Handbuch Deutscher Waffenstempel", P310, bottom row, center, on a Walther M/4 pistol.
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    Both brain cells present and functioning:cheers:...

    Both brain cells present and functioning:cheers:

    https://www.milsurps.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=108484&d=1590570029

    That's uncanny! How did you guess?
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    Admirable perseverance to produce a splendid...

    Admirable perseverance to produce a splendid result!
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    It's the "joining the dots" effect of the optical...

    It's the "joining the dots" effect of the optical recognition system in the human brain. The ability to recognize a shape from fragments sometimes leads to the erroneous interpretation of fragments...
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    "If I hadn't shanked the last shot (low right),...

    "If I hadn't shanked the last shot (low right), the group would have been 2.25" x 3.5"."

    Funny how often it's the last shot. When I learnt to shoot - which was before "black rifles" were invented"...
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    I can't find my records at the moment - that's...

    I can't find my records at the moment - that's what happens if you tidy up the workshop!

    However, IF my memory is correct, your rifle was originally made in St. Etienne (S) in 1869, and upgraded...
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