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  1. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    I see, I happened to just look at this photo and...

    I see, I happened to just look at this photo and it looked like there was some denting on the front edge.
  2. Thread: Ross Parts

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    Nice work! Would like to see more photos...

    Nice work! Would like to see more photos...
  3. Carl Zeiss Jena Prismatic MG sight - Turkish markings?

    Anyone seen one of these before? I have not. From the hand-engraved script markings I know is very early, well before WWI

    Not certain it's for MGs, but certainly looks like it. 5x...
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    I would suggest the reason is obvious: a sporter...

    I would suggest the reason is obvious: a sporter restored using reproduction parts.
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    So do I, but I suspect it means pre-production...

    So do I, but I suspect it means pre-production model.

    It's not stamped, it's cut in with a pantograph engraver BTW.
  6. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    Unfortunately none of the photos show the actual...

    Unfortunately none of the photos show the actual junction of the barrel and the front face of the "body". The damage the front edge of the front pad probably happened when the barrel was changed,...
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    I notice that the cheekrest has been moved back...

    I notice that the cheekrest has been moved back and bubba had a go at the front pad screw, but thankfully gave up. Mismatching I assume from the early date of the scope (prob. 1942)
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    Quite. Letter stamps are often more than Bubba's...

    Quite. Letter stamps are often more than Bubba's income will permit. :)
  9. Thread: IWS bracket

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    This correct, as per our PMs. Thanks again...

    This correct, as per our PMs.

    Thanks again those that bought them.
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    I believe some have identified that as a stylized...

    I believe some have identified that as a stylized maple leaf actually, though it looks more like a combination of the two - which could well have been the idea - after all it was the with the C Broad...
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    Yes, I feared that was what you meant: the detent...

    Yes, I feared that was what you meant: the detent plunger & spring retaining screw for the windage drum, and it's projecting "housing" have been ground away? That would be quite a bit more of a job...
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    If you want to save it maybe take a piece of...

    If you want to save it maybe take a piece of brass flat bar of the right thickness and profile the edge to match the bolt head guide, insert under the remaining rail and get the missing bits built up...
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    Well gentlemen, the truth lies in between the two...

    Well gentlemen, the truth lies in between the two poles, but I was going to ask damuralt if he has read Iriam's book?

    As for Hughes, being called "Drill Hall Sam" that would be because he had so...
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    Acetic acid is the active ingredient in vinegar.

    Acetic acid is the active ingredient in vinegar.
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    After church on Sunday we got to stop at the news...

    After church on Sunday we got to stop at the news stand to pick up our weekly Look and Learn and buy an ice cream sandwich with our 25 weekly allowance. Sounds funny now, but learn we did....
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    "Seek and you shall find."

    "Seek and you shall find."
  17. I've read their diary for February 1915 here...

    I've read their diary for February 1915 here I don't see any mention of Enfield or Ross rifles, only that rifles and equipment were inspected on February 20th at Caestres at 12 noon. Can you...
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    I think I like the Lee Enfield just as much...

    I think I like the Lee Enfield just as much actually, perhaps more, but the Ross Rifle story is not as simple as it is made out to be; that is the point I am trying to make.

    However, complexity...
  19. This is what passes for intelligent comment on the Ross Rifle?

    This is painful to read.


    The Ross rifle wasn’t adopted in 1914; not even the Mk.III variant.



    The Ross Mk.III was replaced in mid 1916, not 1915. That said, new examples continued to be...
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    Sure, start there by all means, as those are...

    Sure, start there by all means, as those are typical secondary sources where the same old stuff is regurgitated again and again. And it suffices for people who have little knowledge of firearms or...
  21. Get the picture of one in your mind and keep...

    Get the picture of one in your mind and keep rummaging through parts boxes at the shows. If you want to really try, show photos around the tables and ask.
  22. Never say never, but never seen before AFAIK. ...

    Never say never, but never seen before AFAIK. There doesn't look to be any sign that the butt trap door has been slid back and forth much, which would suggest it hasn't been on the rifle that long,...
  23. Thread: MkIII B Ross

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    It's possible unmarked stocks were made up in the...

    It's possible unmarked stocks were made up in the UK in WWII, or supplied from Canadians stores. We know from the "Wood Goes to War" film that P14 stocks were made at that time. MkIIIB was issued...
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    Where isn't political influence a factor? ...

    Where isn't political influence a factor? Wherever it isn't economic influence is there instead.

    I've read a little history myself, have even ferreted out the odd bit here and there.
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  25. Could you post the numbers on the bracket here? ...

    Could you post the numbers on the bracket here? They've been matched up before...
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