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    No 1 Mk III Thread Sizes - Equivalences

    I've done some research and come up with the following table of equivalences. I have note checked all to confirm, yet.

    Hope this is a good start for others.

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  2. WTB: Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1 Bayonet and Scabbard

    I'm looking for a No 4 Mk1 (cruciform) bayonet and scabbard in good condition.

    Please PM me with what you might have on offer and let's start a conversation.

    Thanks for your interest,
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    Gentlemen, Thank you all. I'll avoid going...

    Gentlemen,

    Thank you all. I'll avoid going sequentially through the list, but I am very appreciative for each and every personal contribution.

    Peter, you certainly got around in the 60's!...
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    G'Day Frederick303, this is an excellent piece,...

    G'Day Frederick303, this is an excellent piece, thank you for the time and knowledge sharing. Just the type of info I was hoping for.
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    Information on No 4 Mk 1* in NZ Service

    G'Day All,

    I'm hoping that I might be able to extract some detailed knowledge from the wider, knowledgeable community about the No 4 Rifle in Kiwi service.

    Of recent times, we in Australia have...
  6. Thread: Pikes Peak

    by 22SqnRAE
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    I'd wager that with years of experience and...

    I'd wager that with years of experience and developed skill that you'd probably be a damn sight safer than the majority who hop on one. :thup:
  7. What a great project. There's a similar one going...

    What a great project. There's a similar one going with a fellow from Oz interested in learning about the many Lithgow made SMLEs kicking around.

    It's a long project, you won't be getting your...
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    Well Don, looks like you safe in the next Zombie...

    Well Don, looks like you safe in the next Zombie attack...;)
  9. WTB: Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 3 or Mk 1 rear sight leaf - Savage made

    G'Day Milsurps community, I'm in need of your help.

    I'm looking to buy a Savage made No. 4 Mk 1 or 3 rear sight leaf, complete. Its going on an almost new rifle, so seeking very good condition...
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    I believe that was probably the unsweetened...

    I believe that was probably the unsweetened condensed milk.

    Prior to joining the Army, I only ever drank black tea. Most farmers did where I came from. After needing the sugar kick form the brew...
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    Bob, Good point. I 'spect that why many...

    Bob,

    Good point. I 'spect that why many original photos of the era showed the SOP to be "Paint a 'kn big white star on every horizontal and vertical surface that will accept the standard 44"...
  12. Thread: New Book

    by 22SqnRAE
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    And that, Steve, is the problem, right there. You...

    And that, Steve, is the problem, right there. You had the knowledge and experience, so you offered it. The person posing the question had access to data and information but couldn't connect that with...
  13. Glad you mentioned he "should" have, as it needs...

    Glad you mentioned he "should" have, as it needs to be full commitment to the outcome, not just enthusiastic participation... ;)

    As has been said before, you can't fix stupid with duct tape or...
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    A fair and reasonable question, Josh. There's...

    A fair and reasonable question, Josh.

    There's plenty of Lee Enfields in the tropics of Australia that regularly get upwards of 75% humidity and 34 (real) degrees for four to five months of the...
  15. Bob, Excellent story. It means a lot to you...

    Bob,

    Excellent story. It means a lot to you and that makes it all worthwhile with your uncle's connection. That'll do me. :thup:
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    Ed, Sorry to say that I don't have the...

    Ed,

    Sorry to say that I don't have the dimensions of the longer locking lug on the "*" marked bolt.

    You'd appreciate that a "*" marked bolt goes in a "*" marked receiver, and it is possible to...
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    G'Day Ed, I'll see if I can assist you with a...

    G'Day Ed,

    I'll see if I can assist you with a few points.

    1. The British Army has always had only 2 headspace gauges issued to the Armourers from REME: 0.064" "Go" and 0.074" "No-Go." There is...
  18. Glad the young fellow is still wandering around...

    Glad the young fellow is still wandering around capable of talking about it. He still has his life and most of him intact. That's a good outcome, considering the alternate. He'll have a very...
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    I'd be pretty happy with that. But being a...

    I'd be pretty happy with that. But being a service rifle, I'd be inclined to stick with the 150gr pills. But that's just me, not pushing you away from that good result.
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    Any support to local apiarists to keep bee stocks...

    Any support to local apiarists to keep bee stocks healthy and active has to be a good cause. Good idea, Bruce :thup:
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    Comparison of Wax vs Linseed Oil timber finish

    Lenny,

    Here are a couple of photos to try and show the difference between plain linseed oil and linseed with wax.

    The No 4 Mk 1/2 is dressed in birch, and has a lovely 'fishscale' through the...
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    Lenny, Heaps! You'll do three rifles with...

    Lenny,

    Heaps! You'll do three rifles with that The trick is to use enough to fill the pores, not clog up your working.

    Recall that it's being cut with 1/3 portion of oil and turps, so will...
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    Y'reckon James had any troubles with the...

    Y'reckon James had any troubles with the "wandering zero?" :runaway:
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    [QUOTE=Florey55;455162]Now I have a question...

    [QUOTE=Florey55;455162]Now I have a question about linseed oil. Why would you use a 50/50 oil and turps mix as opposed to just oil. Or the quick drying linseed oil? The one with the drying...
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    Florey55, Thanks, just sharing what I've...

    Florey55,

    Thanks, just sharing what I've leaned, tried and seen. The motivation is preservation of the rifle in valid condition, while protecting. The timber gets a much better look when waxed,...
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