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  1. Well Lawrence, at the risk of offending you and...

    Well Lawrence, at the risk of offending you and receiving the same condescension as you have given Patrick and Jim - both respected individuals, by the way - I will tell you that your canteen is...
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    Whatever you use, go lightly, do not drown the...

    Whatever you use, go lightly, do not drown the leather. The best products are the above recommended lanolin, or PURE neatsfoot oil.

    At all costs, avoid anything that contains petroleum products...
  3. Pedantic? Not at all, quite correct actually. ...

    Pedantic? Not at all, quite correct actually. Collectors often mistakenly call the British web sling either P08 or P37. The web rifle sling - correctly called "Sling, rifle, web, G.S. (Mark I)...
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    Sorry musketshooter, but I have to disagree, it...

    Sorry musketshooter, but I have to disagree, it has no similarity to the US M1855 sling. Both Northern and CS forces used that pattern sling.

    As I said in my post above, Bulgarian dating to the...
  5. While I cannot identify the maker of the P14...

    While I cannot identify the maker of the P14 sling shown, I can say that it was actually part of the leather P39 leather equipment set of British WW2 service. The P39 set was a copy of the British...
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    Post WW1 Bulgarian for their use of the M95,...

    Post WW1 Bulgarian for their use of the M95, certainly not for Austria-Hungary, the A-H sling used no hook and was wider with a standing loop on one end for adjustment and a buckle on the other end...
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    A very lucky find. You have a French M1853...

    A very lucky find. You have a French M1853 Carabine à tige, not a "Minie rifle". The French did no adopt the Minié ball for military use until 1857, two years after the U.S. switched from the round...
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    As the tang says, it is a Model 1840, the first...

    As the tang says, it is a Model 1840, the first purpose built French military musket. The M1822 was a flint musket with a standard front action lock. Remove the lock from the musket and check, the...
  9. The correct animal intended to be taken by the...

    The correct animal intended to be taken by the Gew71/84 Mauser is a human being. Not being flip, just stating a fact.
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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    Yes, a M1840/42 bayonet.

    Yes, a M1840/42 bayonet.
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    You have a rifle musket that has been converted...

    You have a rifle musket that has been converted post military service to a shotgun for the civilian market. If the barrel is still it's original length (39 inches long) it could have a forearm...
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    The sling adds nothing to the value, it is not an...

    The sling adds nothing to the value, it is not an Enfield sling so adds nothing. The bayonet and scabbard are worth about $25.00. The price he places on the rifle, bayonet and ammunition seems very...
  14. The reason this version was adopted was to save...

    The reason this version was adopted was to save on weight. In the Swiss Army, bicyclists were front line troops (just as they were in all European armies who had bicycle troops) and were expected to...
  15. I've been interested in those for a while, can...

    I've been interested in those for a while, can you show pics of what you received?
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    They are Turkish, actually quite common here in...

    They are Turkish, actually quite common here in the U.S., they came in with the (then) inexpensive Turkish military firearms and bayonets in the late '80s and early '90s.
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    The seller's tag is a little strange, this was...

    The seller's tag is a little strange, this was not done for WW2, Turkey did not participate in the Second World War. The conversions were done either during WW1 or shortly thereafter. They do exist...
  18. Thread: 1886 Enfield

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    Good suggestion RobD.

    Good suggestion RobD.
  19. Thread: 1886 Enfield

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    It may be best to look for a damaged stock with a...

    It may be best to look for a damaged stock with a usable forearm if that is all you need. Original Snider-modified P53 stocks, if you can find one, are very expensive.
  20. Thread: 1886 Enfield

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    Agreed Ridolpho, aspen80, are you sure the date...

    Agreed Ridolpho, aspen80, are you sure the date on the lock wasn't 1866?
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    The common British webbing sling, was part of...

    The common British webbing sling, was part of neither the P.08 nor P.37 gear. It was accepted into British service as the Sling, rifle, web, G.S., Mark I on January 31, 1901 under the List of...
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    Lay flat bucket?

    Well Peter, I had one.......
    :madsmile:
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    And there's here: 21-28: 1907 Bayonet No. 1...

    And there's here:

    21-28: 1907 Bayonet No. 1 Scabbard Kit - BRP CORP Store

    Original spare parts that can easily assembled into functional scabbards at a reasonable price.
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    (1) The pouch is not British, the hardware...

    (1) The pouch is not British, the hardware (buckle and lift the dot fastener) is U.S. in style and if the color is OD as you said in post #7, it is an American bag but for what purpose I have no...
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    100% original, no indications whatsoever that it...

    100% original, no indications whatsoever that it is not right.
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