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    Some details on the 'Launcher' The bracket was...

    Some details on the 'Launcher'

    The bracket was fitted to the end of a Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifle and held a No23 Grenade which was fitted with a rod screwed into the base plate.
    The No 3...
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    I think that the confusion is partly (totally)...

    I think that the confusion is partly (totally) down to the UK Government who (on their website) as late as the end of 2019 have said :

    Section 8 of the 1988 Act is an evidential provision and does...
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    Or : 106731 106732 106733

    Or :

    106731

    106732

    106733
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    Mine : RFI Cup, S&B Mounting 106729

    Mine :

    RFI Cup, S&B Mounting




    106729
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    Yes, Sorry - my mistake. More info ...

    Yes, Sorry - my mistake.

    More info




    Invoice and all sorts of paperwork - quotation to the MOD for No8 parts.
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    I'm sure many will of heard of 'Industrial...

    I'm sure many will of heard of 'Industrial Archaeologists' (folks who break into old factories to take photos etc of what is left)

    Here are some pictures of the Parker Hale factory several years...
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    I bought mine from an RFD auction house, before...

    I bought mine from an RFD auction house, before it was offered for sale, the auctioneer made a big 'speech' about the legality (or otherwise) of the SKN Armourers Training Aid 'rifles'. He had...
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    There are frequently examples at an auction I...

    There are frequently examples at an auction I regularly attend - they now generally make around 150 + 25% buyers premium.
    I picked on up at the Auction a few years ago for 30 missing bolt and...
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    I would not want to pay money based on the value...

    I would not want to pay money based on the value of an 'original' that turned out to be some ones made-up bitsa.
    On balance I think it is the latter.

    I may be missing a 'once in a life time' very...
  10. It was originally a British 'invention' that was...

    It was originally a British 'invention' that was picked up by the Indians.

    Whilst we in the UK basically used it as a 'repair / strengthening' screw, the Indians eventually introduced it for all...
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    If it is any help ; "On the balance of...

    If it is any help ;

    "On the balance of probabilities I wouldn't have it as a gift".
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    Fazakerley are 'no better' than BSA, and in some...

    Fazakerley are 'no better' than BSA, and in some respects worse. Quality control was a very big problem at the Fazakerley factory and labour problems were rife.


    In full military trim it would...
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    According to the Proofmaster of the Ishapore...

    According to the Proofmaster of the Ishapore factory the first 7.62 version of the No1 Mk3 was produced in February 1965

    Extract

    A bolt action rifle similar to the SMLE Mk. III*, modified to...
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    Picture 3 is :-

    Picture 3 is :-
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    This one ? Can be found here : The SMLE...

    This one ?

    Can be found here :

    The SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield) .303 Infantry Rifle
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    F52 = Barrel year NP 18 ton = BNP 18 tons per sq...

    F52 = Barrel year
    NP 18 ton = BNP 18 tons per sq inch (Civilian Proof test when it was sold into the UK Civilian gun market)
    2xxx = 2.222" = cartridge length

    Should be 303" calibre marking in...
  17. We were looking to emigrate out to Australia but...

    We were looking to emigrate out to Australia but I failed the interview.

    When asked the question "do you have a criminal record", I replied "No, sorry, I didn't realise it was still a requirement".
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    You have missed out another possibility : As...

    You have missed out another possibility :

    As it left the factory
    As it was modified by MOD Armourers in Malaya
    In Civilian service.

    Peter Laidler has said a number of times that when he was...
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    Thank you - stay safe and don't take any more...

    Thank you - stay safe and don't take any more risks than are absolutely necessary.
  20. RIFLE No.7 Mk I Although a No.7 Mk I, the...

    RIFLE No.7 Mk I
    Although a No.7 Mk I, the British version is very different from it's Canadian counterpart. This rifle was a conversion of an existing No.4 and is interesting in that a BSA...
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    Yup : 1944 BSA manufactured in the 'Shirley'...

    Yup :

    1944 BSA manufactured in the 'Shirley' factory (Birmingham)
    Sold out of service into the UK Civilian gun market and Civilian proof tested (BNP mark = Birmingham Nitro Proof)
    Imported into...
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    There was some discussion (a few years ago) where...

    There was some discussion (a few years ago) where Peter Laidler said that the CORRECT nomenclature for the Navy built ones was "N9" (not No9)

    There has been a suggestion that the No9 were actually...
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    M 56 = Cheney & Son Ltd., Willenhall

    M 56 = Cheney & Son Ltd., Willenhall
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    The Red-Stripes would reinforce the thinking that it is using 'old' Indian DP woodwork.
    Indian DP rifles were marked with Red bands (for those who 'had difficulty seeing' the DP markings).


    "I...
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    Its a fairly early Long Branch (Canadian) made...

    Its a fairly early Long Branch (Canadian) made No4 Mk1

    It is the 93,311 rifle they made.

    The CCW & CEW are the subcontractors name (initials) who made those parts. I'm currently on my boat , so...
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