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  1. Thread: Scope tin on sale

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    Not in the Uk, as far as I am aware. Definitely a...

    Not in the Uk, as far as I am aware. Definitely a gap in the market... Those for sale in France are much more expensive: see United Kingdom - A.A.S.
    Rob
  2. Thread: Stock Disk ID?

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    EnglishmanCA, I was interested in your "Rule 303"...

    EnglishmanCA, I was interested in your "Rule 303" disc, and I found an interesting article on Wikipedia which gives the origin of the phrase in a different light... as a South African, I found it an...
  3. Thread: Stock Disk ID?

    by RobD
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    Stock Disc

    According to http://martinihenry.com/units.htm

    A.A. = Armament Artificers, though 1920 seems a bit late to use an antique name for REME - or have I got this all wrong?

    Rob
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    Tsquared Just a suggestion - could you post some...

    Tsquared
    Just a suggestion - could you post some close-up pictures of the trigger/sear/cocking piece setup without the wood in place?
    Maybe it will be obvious where the error lies.
    Rob
  5. Thread: No.4 Sight Block

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    jeez, Peter Do you know the Skeeter Davis song...

    jeez, Peter
    Do you know the Skeeter Davis song "I've forgotten more... than you'll ever know"?
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    Here's a more lazy suggestion: Whilst I fully...

    Here's a more lazy suggestion:
    Whilst I fully agree with the advice about wax, for such an early rifle the semi-gloss finish it has right now doesn't seem like a major crime.
    And the wood grain...
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    I suspect the coloured bands = a unit flash; two...

    I suspect the coloured bands = a unit flash; two of the colours are in the national flag, and are used, for example, in the Indian Air Force fin flash.
  8. Thanks, Sunray - I had the article "Harleys in...

    Thanks, Sunray - I had the article "Harleys in Khaki", thanks for posting it on the forum.
    That article mentions 156 drab olive-green 1200 cc Harley-Davidsons with side-cars ... &....another order...
  9. Yes, it is a 1200cc "U" model, plus left-sided...

    Yes, it is a 1200cc "U" model, plus left-sided sidecar - uniquely South African, I understand.
    Many thanks for those useful suggestions, everyone.
    Rob
  10. Paint Colour of South African vehicles North Africa WW2?

    Dear Forummers
    my brother is restoring a South African 1942 Harley Davidson; does anybody know the correct tone of the paint he should use for a vehicle used in North Africa / Ethiopia?
    many thanks...
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    You may find some of the bits you need here Lee...

    You may find some of the bits you need here
    Lee Enfield rifles for sale - EFD Rifles - the Lee Enfield rifle specialists
    Rob
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    Nice ideas - can you explain your oil blackening...

    Nice ideas - can you explain your oil blackening method step-by-step?
    Rob
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    Thanks, folks - plenty of good ideas there. Rob

    Thanks, folks - plenty of good ideas there.
    Rob
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    How to thin blueing?

    I have an LEC 1 which is lovely in every respect except that some of the parts [magazine, nosecap, barrel band] have for no obvious reason been polished and deeply re-blued. Nicely done in a blueing...
  15. Roy, IMHO you did nothing wrong: published Crown...

    Roy, IMHO you did nothing wrong: published Crown copyright material has protection for 50 years from date of publication [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_copyright].
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    And so ad infinitum...

    And so ad infinitum...
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    "That is what the Butt-Hole and oil bottle is...

    "That is what the Butt-Hole and oil bottle is for"

    Is that a quote from Carry on up the Khyber?
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    Case bulges

    I am not an expert, but have shot .303s all my life and regularly shoot 6 examples [ME, LEC, MLE x2, SMLE, No4]. In the past I have certainly had one .303, a MLE, which stretched cases a lot, and...
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    SA acceptance stamp would be a U with a broad...

    SA acceptance stamp would be a U with a broad arrow inside it [not just a U on the bolt head which is something different].
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    Dear Newcastle, re: "ID discs in the stock that...

    Dear Newcastle,
    re: "ID discs in the stock that are very similar.... Both have a KA stamp and one has 7.38 below it and the other 11.38..."
    The numbers will be month/year, i.e. July 1938 and...
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    I have an Edwardian penny [coin] transfixed with...

    I have an Edwardian penny [coin] transfixed with an 8mm Mauser bullet which I am sure has been made up as a souvenir. Call me a cynic, but I am just the tiniest bit suspicious about the two bullets...
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    Ridolpho's hit the nail on the head. In the UK,...

    Ridolpho's hit the nail on the head.
    In the UK, fitting a new or replacement bolt would also mean compulsorily submitting the rifle for Proof. If it passed Proof, that would give considerable...
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    Englishman, I am intrigued about the steam box,...

    Englishman, I am intrigued about the steam box, can you explain the design? How does it fit over the fore-end and seal, and how do you generate the steam - is it just a tube coming off the spout of a...
  24. Thread: Lee Sporter

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    Mike, 700 is a really good price for that. Lee Speeds were made in different "grades" of quality of finish and I think yours may be the top grade.
    A word of advice - one I've given before on a few...
  25. Thread: Lee Sporter

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    I agree. I would far rather see henry r's...

    I agree. I would far rather see henry r's testicles in a hydraulic press than see you tap that rifle for a scope. A lot of 1890s rifles shoot high with 1940s or later ammo, and if you reload rounds...
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