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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...
  2. 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...
  5. 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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    Refinishing a lovely old Lady - properly.

    Interesting rifle, a Hobart based Tasmanian Garrison issue. Lovely. The timber is English walnut, and will be exceptionally tough.

    I'm going to describe my understanding and experience, and not...
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    Glad a wisened gentleman of knowledge got in...

    Glad a wisened gentleman of knowledge got in before me. The bloke on the right is correct, the bloke on the left is... a liability. Maybe No 2 on the BAR team? ;)
  15. Fake?! Ha ha ha...! That "T" stamp can be seen from the...

    Ha ha ha...! That "T" stamp can be seen from the Dark Side of the Moon!

    Nice try: Fail. :thdown:
  16. Blue?

    Blue?
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    TOET Skills

    I might be speaking out of turn, here, and you can shoot me down if you care.

    You'll probably find any ex-Servie (well, Army at least and for those that have Marines, I'll include them out of...
  18. Agreed, very much so.

    Agreed, very much so.
  19. Beware the promises of a certain Northern...

    Beware the promises of a certain Northern American located source. Promises and delivery do not seem to match what many would consider "reasonable" it has been noted. Works, eventually but not in...
  20. Well said Bruce, spot on. Can't agree more with...

    Well said Bruce, spot on. Can't agree more with you. :thup:
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    Savannah1948, I'll buy in to your suggestion...

    Savannah1948,

    I'll buy in to your suggestion about the rifle possibly belonging at one time t the 41st Bn AIF. The typo was noted, you've decimated the Battalion! The other 900 blokes would be...
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    Gil, Doesn't matter too much about the...

    Gil,

    Doesn't matter too much about the Committee's decision in any case. I do hope they agree, rightly, with you.

    The important thing is young Edward Anniss is remembered by you and many more...
  23. Your rifle was made in 1932 then. :thup:

    Your rifle was made in 1932 then. :thup:
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    A bloke's gotta be lucky sometimes... :thup

    A bloke's gotta be lucky sometimes... :thup
  25. For Sale: Lee Enfield butt stock bolt leather wad reproduction

    Leather butt stock bolt wad (washer) reproduction for all Lee Enfield rifles.

    New hand made reproduction of WAD, Leather item No BB 0777.

    Main photo, below, shows light (new) washer alongside...
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