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  1. By means of a sample of evidence of my...

    By means of a sample of evidence of my frustration and failure to comprehend the attitude of some when it comes to cleaning, inspecting, repairing, lubricating and preserving, the attached photo is...
  2. Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this...

    Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this running before responding. Good insight coming through.

    The only observation I can make is, no matter how hard one tries to hit middle ground, some...
  3. Maintenance and the Collecting of Milsurps

    I write this thread with the aim to learn and understand. Your input and views will be helpful and may assist others, so please share your thoughts.

    Recently Iíve bought several items from...
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    Was the lounging prop of choice for the many...

    Was the lounging prop of choice for the many "security guards" and "police" I frequently saw in Cagyan de Oro, Philippines in the mid 90's when I worked there. Usually the muzzle was rusted and was...
  5. F10, I'd suggest that 'cost' was actually an...

    F10,

    I'd suggest that 'cost' was actually an investment. But I realise what you mean... ;)
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    Bruce, Yes, I've been in contact with Steven...

    Bruce,

    Yes, I've been in contact with Steven in the recent past. Apparently the hobby business of making great bullets was not as attractive as full time, long contract paying work. No jokes...
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    G'Day Pat, a great response, overall. As an...

    G'Day Pat, a great response, overall. As an Enfielditis carrier (I don't suffer from it... I breed it) I concur with your assertions of how the .303 case changes. Dramatically, in many perfectly...
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    Picking up on Alan and Muffet's seemingly...

    Picking up on Alan and Muffet's seemingly different approaches, I'd suggest to those sitting on the sidelines, that this relevant and interesting discussion about exact inaccuracies demonstrates the...
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    Mick, Muffet is the man to describe the...

    Mick,

    Muffet is the man to describe the history of Centrals in detail for you.

    I've just pulled out a Central No 4 (the last and most common) used in Target Rifle discipline and the patents on...
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    Hey, Abitnutz, I'd like to follow Jim's...

    Hey, Abitnutz, I'd like to follow Jim's acknowledgement and congratulate you on:

    1. Your manner of researching first, then asking
    2. Your appreciative communication
    3. Your listening and...
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    Sportco, or Sporting Arms Company Pty Ltd was an...

    Sportco, or Sporting Arms Company Pty Ltd was an Adelaide based firearms manufacturer that sprung up after WWII. It made local, cheap .22LR working rifles for farmers and hunters. Seizing on the...
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    "£1800....... xxxx me! "

    That's an unequivocal: "NO!"

    :lol:
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    Jim, it's interesting how some people demand you...

    Jim, it's interesting how some people demand you provide them with information that you may well have spent years researching and collecting yourself, without so much as a "thank you" or their own...
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    Would be interesting to know the head stamp code.

    Would be interesting to know the head stamp code.
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    Just fantastic to see the people who made these...

    Just fantastic to see the people who made these superb machines. Outstanding, thank you for sharing this N of 60! :thup:
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    Aha! I see the fatal limitation in your approach....

    Aha! I see the fatal limitation in your approach.

    Trying to apply sense to the British Army Committees... :banghead:
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    Eagle, great outcome, well done. More...

    Eagle, great outcome, well done. More importantly than the good shooting was you and the rifle were out having fun. :thup:
  18. Bill, Came across your post and thought I...

    Bill,

    Came across your post and thought I might was well contribute, since no one else has.

    Despite the abundance of access to data and information, there seems to be a distinct lack of...
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    I'm struggling with the vision of a Garand on a...

    I'm struggling with the vision of a Garand on a hoist, getting an oil change, new brake pads and a replacement fan belt...

    Maybe I'm missing something here... :D

    (sorry M14msgt, couldn't help...
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    Thank Muffer, you just keep all that know-lidge...

    Thank Muffer, you just keep all that know-lidge to yourself and leave us bozos in the dark then... ;)

    Your semi-cryptic response has filled in the blanks at least. :thup:
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    Muffer, That's an interesting anomaly. Any...

    Muffer,

    That's an interesting anomaly. Any knowledge or info on what possessed Lithgow to use that symbol over the serials in such a defined period?

    The Bible doesn't mention that quirk, but...
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    Ok, Muff, I'll volunteer the first dumb...

    Ok, Muff, I'll volunteer the first dumb question...

    With the ?, are these known Lithys and original barrels, or has there been some changes to the working parts? In particular, barrels?

    Options...
  23. Thread: 42 Maltby

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    I'm inclined to the False Negative Rate. ...

    I'm inclined to the False Negative Rate.

    Methinks an enterprising REME craftsman found the sights on this rifle were slightly out of whack when it was in a training Battalion. It was found that...
  24. Thread: Playtime

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    6 O'clock hold, but with the Figure 12, the...

    6 O'clock hold, but with the Figure 12, the aiming mark (or figure) is 'balanced' on the tip of the foresight blade.
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    I can't add to Bruce In Oz's message about the...

    I can't add to Bruce In Oz's message about the P14/M17 Barrel being locally manufactured. Haven't come across any stocks of said trial. A couple of local smiths are able to produce a profile same as...
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