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  1. Ah well, you see, after the vast majority have...

    Ah well, you see, after the vast majority have been cleaned up by those who don't want to dirty up their gunsafes, clothes etc, those still smothered in Cosmoline are going to become RARE!

    And one...
  2. I get the best results with the Hornady type 3130...

    I get the best results with the Hornady type 3130 180gn round-nose bullets. The long cylindrical section gives much better guidance in the typical more-or-less worn military chamber throat than any...
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    It seems to be highly refined linseed oil + a...

    It seems to be highly refined linseed oil + a staining agent (I don't have the recipe). Look on the Lee Enfield forum, and you will find plenty of info on the original linseed oil based treatment. If...
  4. Congratulations on what could turn out to be an...

    Congratulations on what could turn out to be an even better bargain than you thought!

    The stock could be greatly improved by a bit of TLC, and the bore could be improved by some elbow-grease....
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    Glad to be of help. Now stop worrying and get it...

    Glad to be of help. Now stop worrying and get it to shoot!
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    The good news: It's fixable. Over here in...

    The good news: It's fixable.

    Over here in Mauserland I would get a bottle of Scherell's gunstock oil.
    I have no connection with the shop linked below, the link is just exemplary - to save me the...
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    "Specific questions - could a stock cartouche...

    "Specific questions - could a stock cartouche SWP/1883 be correct for this rifle? If I'm interpreting some online databases correctly, the serial should date to 1884"

    No Problem!

    According to...
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    This thread suffered from a glitch that seems to...

    This thread suffered from a glitch that seems to have been caused by my previous post #6, in which I posted a link to the Proof Act of 1868 that introduced the VGP (London) or VBP (Birmingham) proof...
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    Could you please explain that? What is the...

    Could you please explain that? What is the difference to the mark introduced in 1868? The width of the depression for the cartridge - far more than required for a .303 case - makes me rather think...
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    Lou, you need to know in which direction the...

    Lou, you need to know in which direction the off-centre lies. Hard to tell when the case has been extracted!

    Up/down direction can be a result of an error in the block closing position. Left/right...
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    The depression that accepts the cartridge and...

    The depression that accepts the cartridge and guides it into the chamber looks like a proper piece of machining. Combined with the genuine-looking stamp and one could say that the top surface is...
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    Brewer, if you want to shoot an M71/84 or an M71,...

    Brewer, if you want to shoot an M71/84 or an M71, then you should know that the sights settings mean that you can hardly get on target at 100 yards, even using a 6 o'clock hold. You will almost...
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    No such person. It's (in German)Kaiser Franz...

    No such person.
    It's (in German)Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment, 3. Ersatz Kompanie, Waffe Nr. 8
    (in English) Emperor Franz Grenadier Guards Regiment, 3rd Replacement/Reserve Company, Weapon...
  14. Yes, I agree that is a rarity. No hint of it in...

    Yes, I agree that is a rarity. No hint of it in Ball. So until someone comes up with a better solution, I suggest that it is an originally Argentine 1891 carbine that was acquired by Peru, and either...
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    I wouldn't get too involved in trying to recreate...

    I wouldn't get too involved in trying to recreate a plausible history for this one. Rivets in the woodwork are a sure sign of very irregular use way outside any military organization. It looks to me...
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    Sorry to be picky, but in the interest of anyone...

    Sorry to be picky, but in the interest of anyone trying to find the location on a map, it is "Arromanches".

    - I agree about the submarine pens! Similarly resilient relics are the old flak towers...
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    Forget both of them!

    It is unlikely that the Steyr M95 is in the "normal" 8mm Mauser chambering. The M85 was originally built in the chambering 8x50R, and can take a 0.323" bullet. However, the case diameter is much...
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    Never done it, and wouldn't try. It might work...

    Never done it, and wouldn't try. It might work with a piece of antique saw-cut veneer. But modern knife-cut veneer is made with a device that functions rather like a gigantic pencil-sharpener, which...
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    I wish you luck in your search. Conscientious...

    I wish you luck in your search.

    Conscientious repair work is very time-consuming = expensive. A good stockmaker can make so much money producing a new fancy stock for a hunting rifle that he will...
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    Thanks for the photo series Geoff. Two years ago...

    Thanks for the photo series Geoff. Two years ago I took a detail photo of the muzzle of the gun with the barrel sloping downwards (your 2nd and 3rd photos).

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    It seems to have a cap that...
  21. "Seller Answer: That is what we found where it...

    "Seller Answer: That is what we found where it was made from the stamps on the rifle.must have been some secret arsenal that was not supposed to exist."

    What a load of twaddle! A claim supported...
  22. I have one. PM sent.

    I have one. PM sent.
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    This phrasing, or something similar, is the basic...

    This phrasing, or something similar, is the basic lie to oneself used by many people starting down the slippery slope that ends in outright fraud. It cannot be "returned" to a configuration (as a...
  24. My crystal ball does not work at that range! If,...

    My crystal ball does not work at that range! If, however, you were to be so accommodating as to post a couple of photos...
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    Any refinishing hurts collectable values,...

    Any refinishing hurts collectable values, because, from the collecting point of view, it is a falsification.

    Rifles were not made to look pretty, but to shoot ... and you were talking about a...
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