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    Always sad when we loose another fellow collector...

    Always sad when we loose another fellow collector Roger, but great haul mate!

    Reminds me of that great Jonny Cash song, "One piece at a time" about building his own Cadillac.

    It's got a great...
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    It all depends how bad it is, if it's a clean...

    It all depends how bad it is, if it's a clean (black with grime and grease) in preparation for refinishing, I use 3M red scotchbrite, in conjunction with clean water. It's not aggressive, so it...
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    Same here, if it's a new milsurp to me, complete...

    Same here, if it's a new milsurp to me, complete strip clean, inspection for any potential faults and research any markings etc.

    Bolt guns and AR/Fal types with readily accessible bolt groups,...
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    All good points Ron, perhaps just get a nice...

    All good points Ron, perhaps just get a nice (cheap and plentiful) 37 pattern sling while looking for a WW1 original.

    Two options for a sling, the rare and very collectable WW1 canvas sling with...
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    Nice looking rifle. The rear top wood is only...

    Nice looking rifle.

    The rear top wood is only held on by spring clips, just carefully lift it up and off, that will tell you if the barrel is original to the rifle. A two digit date marking will...
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    When a good mate of mine was 'a free man' he had...

    When a good mate of mine was 'a free man' he had a Deac Bren gun in pride of place in his living room, since he was captured, it's out of the question, Camp Commandant has very different views...
  7. Thread: Air theives

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    Had the very same response F10, "here's your...

    Had the very same response F10, "here's your crime number, now leave us alone"

    It really does seem like they just don't give a ****.
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    I would agree that there are solutions to...

    I would agree that there are solutions to repairing it.

    But, as it's a Beech stocked Faz 49 dated rifle and most of the available NOS replacement woodwork is also Faz, Beech and 49 dated (at least...
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    That's a real engineering approach Ron! The sort...

    That's a real engineering approach Ron!
    The sort of thing my father would have done.

    Looks very strong indeed, bloody good job.
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    I would concur with the crowd, send it to Brian...

    I would concur with the crowd, send it to Brian to fit a NOS replacement.

    It can be coloured to match your rifle and Brian will fit it correctly!

    It's not worth the effort, unless you have the...
  11. Thread: Air theives

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    Really sorry to hear this Ron, I feel for you...

    Really sorry to hear this Ron, I feel for you mate.

    I live in a small town too, (idyllic English Cotswold town on the surface), local Drug dealers ply their trade without any fear of the law and...
  12. I think it's a Martini based police Greener riot...

    I think it's a Martini based police Greener riot shotgun Jim.
  13. Welcome home Gil, glad you had a good time...

    Welcome home Gil, glad you had a good time mate...

    The whole post war British colonial withdrawal, is a fascinating period of our history, mistakes were made, yes, but on the whole it was carried...
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    Great info Inland,thanks. It's always the way way...

    Great info Inland,thanks. It's always the way way when you buy a new milsurp and you have no idea what to accept accuracy wise.

    Appreciate all the feedback guys, I'm trying to develop a good...
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    Thanks for the info guys, I wanted to have a...

    Thanks for the info guys, I wanted to have a rough idea what to expect accuracy wise.

    The bore on mine looks 'ok', a bit of wear and the odd bit of frosting (as you would expect from a well used...
  16. Cheers Jim, I've often wondered if Norinco would...

    Cheers Jim, I've often wondered if Norinco would import some straight pulls to the UK.

    Currently, the only M14 option we have here are a few well used ex Israeli Defence Force M14's.

    The newly...
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    M1 Carbine accuracy

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what the official acceptable accuracy (group size at 100yds) for new carbines in WW2?

    For that matter, what do Carbine owners consider average group size to be at...
  18. Some seriously impressive work there USGI, you...

    Some seriously impressive work there USGI, you did a fantastic job of rebuilding the stock.
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    I once asked Phil to build me up a Maltby No4mk1...

    I once asked Phil to build me up a Maltby No4mk1 from a barreled action Roger, he went above and beyond, even down to a Maltby bolt head and trigger guard.

    For an extremely reasonable price too......
  20. I've always found these Norinco M1A's...

    I've always found these Norinco M1A's interesting, I assume they are licensed copies?

    How close do they conform to Milspec?
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    Top chap Phil....

    Top chap Phil....
  22. I would concur with Roger,the flaming bomb...

    I would concur with Roger,the flaming bomb inspection marks were applied at the factory, as the rifles were paid for and contracted by the US Government, so they required the same legally defined and...
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    Did the Santa Fe arms examples originally come...

    Did the Santa Fe arms examples originally come from the huge Parker Hale/ Interarms buy Brian?
  24. I feel your pain Jim, I've got arthritis in my...

    I feel your pain Jim, I've got arthritis in my lower back, hips and hands, particularly through the thumb joints...

    Not fun! Prone shooting is out, it hurts like a bitch these days, so it's out...
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    Probably not, virtually all the Carbines have...

    Probably not, virtually all the Carbines have been through overhaul and ended up as a parts mix anyway from what I have seen so far.

    Assuming it's mechanically sound, you could start with a...
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