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    There was a Churchill AVRE on the Robins Lodge...

    There was a Churchill AVRE on the Robins Lodge a/t range at Thetford in the 1980s.
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    Those Savage Normal-length butts are out there...

    Those Savage Normal-length butts are out there somewhere. They still aren't scarce (here, at any rate).
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    Sometimes the pin will come out easily. Others, I...

    Sometimes the pin will come out easily. Others, I have not been able to shift it before the punch bends.
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    Sending them guns that they actually want, as...

    Sending them guns that they actually want, as opposed to 'miscellaneous junk that we dont need' is probably better. Here in Europe, the war is already sucking in ammo, and ammo-manufacturing...
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    It's most unlikely that service rifles, in war,...

    It's most unlikely that service rifles, in war, would be fitted with the commercial match sight (which is less than robust). Never say never, with Enfields. But not likely.
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    Pretty much what we expected.

    Pretty much what we expected.
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    I wrote this piece some years back, abased on the...

    I wrote this piece some years back, abased on the account in the History of the Ministry of Munitions (and saw it reproduced elsewhere without acknowledgement)



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    Standard Small Arms receiver?

    Standard Small Arms receiver?
  9. Thread: Willy's MB

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    6 Volts, 12V or 24?

    6 Volts, 12V or 24?
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    I was going to say the same; aluminium was a...

    I was going to say the same; aluminium was a fairly new and exotic metal at the time, and this probably dates to much later.
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    I think it's just one of the ordinary...

    I think it's just one of the ordinary pre-1914/Home Guard ones which somebody has modified with a tongued buckle.
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    Lincoln Jeffries patented the well-known air gun...

    Lincoln Jeffries patented the well-known air gun design which BSA sold at one time.

    Steelhouse Lane was at the heart of the Birmingham Gun Quarter. Very likely the name just indicates a retailer...
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    The King inspecting British industry

    Can you see what the craftsman is working on?



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  14. Thread: Correct sling?

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    https://www.milsurps.com/attachment.php?attachment...

    https://www.milsurps.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=123794&cid=1&stc=1 These gents of the 2nd (V) Durham Light Infantry in 1903-08 timeframe were pictured at their annual camp, with Metfords.
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    I've got an Australian one here somewhere which...

    I've got an Australian one here somewhere which is rivetted.
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    Pretty close to No.7 BA, for those outside the NA...

    Pretty close to No.7 BA, for those outside the NA continent.
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    BA's are usually a better match for things like...

    BA's are usually a better match for things like this, as long as the length of thread engagement is not too much.
  18. Thread: LEE METFORD

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    The suitcase on our ones had the space in it for...

    The suitcase on our ones had the space in it for the No.4 bracket, but no bracket.
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    You should see the black powder proof markings they smear all over 1890s antiques!
  22. It would have to be proved, either way (unless...

    It would have to be proved, either way (unless its been UK proved in the past, and not obviously out of proof). As s.7[1] guns 'could' be fired, and they can migrate between the two categories....
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    Sometimes just changing between the stamped band...

    Sometimes just changing between the stamped band and the milled band is enough to make it fit.
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    As I recall, York would only consent to his story...

    As I recall, York would only consent to his story being filmed if Cooper played him.
  25. The third I've not seen before, and from the US...

    The third I've not seen before, and from the US field jacket and water bottle, it's probably the same as the first two; 41 Cmdo in Korea, which was entirely outfitted with American weapons and...
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