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    Yes, that explains a lot. I knew I was missing...

    Yes, that explains a lot. I knew I was missing something. Thank you!
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    Kokura mark vs Koishikawa mark

    Hi all! I have just acquired my first Japanese rifle. It is a Type 38 long rifle. The serial number is preceded by a series 25 symbol and followed by the four canon ball Koishikawa mark. Well that's...
  3. Thank you martin08. I looked at it again and the...

    Thank you martin08. I looked at it again and the front sight was definitely wrong. I had not noticed it the first time. I am going to pass. It is at a local gun shop to which I will return so if...
  4. Yet Another Is it a real Trapdoor Carbine or Cut Down Rifle?

    I am looking at a Springfield model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine made in 1886. There are many things that make it look correct. The trigger guard is correct, the stock does not appear to have had the...
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    It doesn't get any better than that. I more or...

    It doesn't get any better than that. I more or less told him that and he seems quite happy. Thanks again for all of the help and interesting information.
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    Thank you all! As always the amount of knowledge...

    Thank you all! As always the amount of knowledge here is fantastic. Answer a question and get an education! Thank you it can be a bit complex for the rookie.
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    No4 Mk2 Bayonet Question

    A good friend of mine was recently given a very nice No4 Mk2 dated 7/49. He asked me what bayonet would be correct. Old Mr. "knows just enough to be dangerous" and with out doing any research said,...
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    Ah, maybe that's why it seems so tight. Is it the...

    Ah, maybe that's why it seems so tight. Is it the "font" they used or just the way the numbers were stamped tipped you off it was a replacement? Well that and the fact it had no assembly number on...
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    Serial number on one side of the bolt handle,...

    Serial number on one side of the bolt handle, nothing on the other. I will check other locations mentioned for serial number.
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    Thanks to all for the feed back. Very...

    Thanks to all for the feed back. Very interesting. I bought Charles Stratton's book on SMLE rifles. Lots of good stuff in fact it had a diagram of the rear sight slide allowing me to take it apart...
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    Sorry Homer still too much of a novice to be...

    Sorry Homer still too much of a novice to be sure. There is a number on the right rear of the action T3973. Every other number I see matches the serial number which is E 2032. Is there another...
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    I used Privi Partizan 174 grain FMJ. I...

    I used Privi Partizan 174 grain FMJ. I apologize, I know I will get this wrong but the gun smith that checked the head space made a big deal out of using the correct head space gauge. British spec....
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    Second Enfield First No1

    Been looking for a No1 for a while I have seen several which were really beat and a couple I passed on which it turns out I was too ignorant to realize what finds they were. Saw this nice Lithgow at...
  14. Lithgow No1 Mk3* Rear Sight Adjustment Question

    The first milsurp I ever purchased was a 1944 No4 Mk1* Long Branch. I have since purchased many other milsurps but only had the one Enfield. I had wanted some variety of No1 Mk3. A friend of mine...
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    Thanks and yeah I think it's probably got a third...

    Thanks and yeah I think it's probably got a third of its parts from each manufacturer. Not sure about the stock, it has the "P" in a square and what looks like a San Antonio arsenal mark on the left...
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    Thanks yes taking down Xmas decs in January....

    Thanks yes taking down Xmas decs in January. Extension ladder de-extended dropping fat boy 12 feet down on the concrete broke my left leg in two places. No fun. This is my 1917 Eddystone. One thing...
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I must apologize I...

    Thanks for all of the replies. I must apologize I ask a question then disappear. I have tons of pics and will post them this weekend. And again thank you all for the info. I had broken my leg and...
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    Thanks all! I had not paid as much attention as I...

    Thanks all! I had not paid as much attention as I should have to the bayonet. Lots of very interesting stuff. In the past I was mostly interested in the gun and the bayonet was more of an after...
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    1913 Markings Question

    I had been looking for a 1917 bayonet to go with my recently acquired M1917. My son said he’d found one in my price range on eBay and bought it for me as a gift (maybe he meant his price range). It...
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    Thanks, I had read some place that the two groove...

    Thanks, I had read some place that the two groove was about as accurate as the others but there was a pressure difference as in lower pressures with the two groove so I guess that means there would...
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    Well that makes me feel better. It is a two...

    Well that makes me feel better. It is a two groove and in very good shape.
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    My First M1917 and I have a barrel question

    Brought home my first M1917 yesterday. It was manufactured by Eddystone and based on the serial number it was manufactured in the fall of 1918. The barrel has a fairly clear J.A. stamp on it. Then...
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    Photos

    I went to take a look at it today. Very nice probably the stock has been refinished maybe the whole thing. The action is smooth the trigger feels great. I couldn't do too much with it but I have...
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    Thanks much browningautorifle! I'm such a rookie...

    Thanks much browningautorifle! I'm such a rookie when it comes to all this. I'd seen a lot of arguments on YouTube about the .308 and it was confusing at best.
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    .308 Garand Question

    I'm going to take a look at a Garand tomorrow that is reportedly chambered in .308. It is a Harrington & Richardson and I'm told it was manufactured pretty near the end of production. I have heard...
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