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    Very good thought! I agree, the next to last...

    Very good thought! I agree, the next to last symbol is the "type" symbol, so we now have

    ? ? Type 2

    I'll have another look at the Kanjis, Kanas etc.
  2. Well, we both only have the photos to go by, so...

    Well, we both only have the photos to go by, so it's hard for me as well! But it's something that can be checked quite easily without expensive equipment - just a bit of careful setting-up.

    I'm...
  3. Shoot first, alignment check after

    Two (hopefully helpful) comments:

    First, as has been pointed out right from the start: don't get agitated until you have given it a fair trial on the range. Short distance (50 or 100), off a sand...
  4. A word of caution: that "N" marking is more than...

    A word of caution: that "N" marking is more than a century old. A problem with the RB mechanism is, that if anything is worn in the interlocking of the two block elements on their pins, this results...
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    In fact, I don't think it's original. Follow...

    In fact, I don't think it's original.

    Follow my motto and LOOK at what you see.

    What you see is a stock disk. But LOOK at its surroundings. There are no less than 3 positions where wood has...
  6. Astonishing, jsne, you really are very lucky!

    Astonishing, jsne, you really are very lucky!
  7. Not quite run-of-the-mill. The fact that it seems...

    Not quite run-of-the-mill. The fact that it seems never to have had the usual script on the spine and French inspectors marks makes it rather uncommon. Whether that would translate into enhanced...
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    Possible explanation of Google flop

    I think that you might have got AACKAN in any language!

    The attached picture shows how I suspect the Google algorithm interprets the markings. It seems to me that it just desperately attempts to...
  9. Thanks gew8805. And for the benefit of...

    Thanks gew8805.

    And for the benefit of Lawrence and others, may I point out that I have no knowledge whatsoever of canteens, Civil War vintage or otherwise. My judgement was based on observation...
  10. Man, jsne you are lucky!

    Man, jsne you are lucky!
  11. Wood, leather, cloth ... they all age merely by...

    Wood, leather, cloth ... they all age merely by exposure to the air.

    That cloth/webbing doesn't look any older than me.

    My guess: post-WW2
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    OK Roger, don't keep it a secret. What site?...

    OK Roger, don't keep it a secret. What site? Which seller?
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    The carving appears to be decoration. The painted...

    The carving appears to be decoration. The painted symbols are so far off any katakana or kanji symbols that I wonder if they are even of Japanese origin.
  14. Try looking at the site for which I already...

    Try looking at the site for which I already posted a link. You will find that there were, for example, bayonets made in England (and maybe other sources) that were delivered too late to be of use to...
  15. A replacement K98a barrel in good shooting order...

    A replacement K98a barrel in good shooting order may be considered to be unobtanium. You're about a century too late to find a new one.
    If a barrel should turn up, it will have been removed from a...
  16. ??? Not sure what you mean by that. But I...

    ??? Not sure what you mean by that.

    But I repeat. Your bayonet is - as far as I can tell from your photos - a Chassepot bayonet. The quillon/muzzle ring/screw arrangement is identical to my...
  17. Go here to see the large number of subtle...

    Go here to see the large number of subtle variations according to manufacturer, country, period etc.

    The 1866 Chassepot
  18. Sorry, don't get that. Mine looks near enough the...

    Sorry, don't get that. Mine looks near enough the same - for instance the flat-top "3" with a very strong curl below.
  19. Looks OK to me

    Well if it isn't a Chassepot bayonet, it's a remarkably good imitation!

    Seriously, I just checked your photos against my example, and stylistically it seems to match, even counting the grooves in...
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    Able to fire in pitted chambers... Now there's an...

    Able to fire in pitted chambers... Now there's an argument for making foil cartridges!

    On the other hand, I don't suppose they're very good for reloading...
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    That's an interesting market development. As I...

    That's an interesting market development. As I noted in a recent post, good No4 Mk2s are now fetching prices over here that are not much less. Can it be that the "wrap premium" is fading away?
  22. I can understand that if a barrel is screwed into...

    I can understand that if a barrel is screwed into a receiver by the sort of person who believes in tightening up wheel nuts until he hears a satisfying screech, then the force involved will create an...
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    Shooters of RBs please note: the sighting notch...

    Shooters of RBs please note: the sighting notch at the end of the sight leaf has a slope on the far end. The vertical surface should be towards the shooter, to provide a sharper sight picture. As...
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    Sorry to be picky, but what's Irish about it? ...

    Sorry to be picky, but what's Irish about it?

    According the Charles Stratton, the "Irish contract" rifles were in the range PF 309348-PF 359347. Unfortunately, a ridiculous habit has arisen of...
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    That matches with what I would have estimated -...

    That matches with what I would have estimated - at least up until now.
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