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    Not sure. I did a google search, but didn't find...

    Not sure. I did a google search, but didn't find anything about things catching fire. For those are can take an hour, I think it will prove very worthwhile, perhaps even a life-saver.

    You might...
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    Some interesting comments from a front line...

    Some interesting comments from a front line doctor in New York. (He has a couple of other videos too)

    FROM NYC ICU: DOES COVID-19 REALLY CAUSE ARDS??!! - YouTube

    And a very detailed...
  3. A large ultrasonic cleaner on your Christmas list...

    A large ultrasonic cleaner on your Christmas list Roger! ;) One needs to have a retired oven or a woodstove nearby to dry the stuff promptly when it comes out of the hot water rinse. And an...
  4. To my knowledge no one has done a No.4(T) bracket...

    To my knowledge no one has done a No.4(T) bracket with a Picatinny rail built in. Using NATO STANAG rings, such as EAW used to make, with an IWS bracket was one option some people pursued.

    Nor...
  5. If you don't want to drill and tap the action,...

    If you don't want to drill and tap the action, S&K made a no-drill scope mount for the SMLE. This subject was discussed here: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=31859

    Your best bet is...
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    Your best bet is to buy or beg permission to...

    Your best bet is to buy or beg permission to rummage through the parts bins at a large supplier like Century or Navy or whoever is still in business.

    Bearing in mind of course that other...
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    He was a brandy drinker for the most part. And...

    He was a brandy drinker for the most part.

    And "community colleges" didn't exist when he died in 1965.

    So, either a clever invention or someone has been taking liberties with his words, not...
  8. Might be more successful if his his hat wasn't on...

    Might be more successful if his his hat wasn't on the wrong way round?
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    Breaking news: the P.T. Barnum School of...

    Breaking news: the P.T. Barnum School of Marketing opens a branch campus in the UK.
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    Looks like a similar concept...

    Looks like a similar concept is out there already: a spacer of a kind to go under the mask(?) and make a better seal.

    Looks like how it would be attached to a disposable mask is up to the user to...
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    Chandler Trench Periscope adaptation of a Long...

    Chandler Trench Periscope adaptation of a Long Lee-Enfield Rifle - Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association

    HBSA WW1 Commemorative Demonstration film - YouTube at 40:44 point.
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    I'll throw this idea out there for anyone that...

    I'll throw this idea out there for anyone that wants to run with it: one of the problems we have is disposable masks that don't fit properly, particularly around the nose and cheeks as they are to...
  13. You have a sporterization of a MkII of some...

    You have a sporterization of a MkII of some variety. If there is a serial number over the chamber then it would have been a commercial target rifle originally. If not, it's a cut-down ex-military...
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    I quite agree. My impression is that few such...

    I quite agree. My impression is that few such rough looking actions are seen converted to T specs, but as we've learned before, never say never!?
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    Yes the backsight is an abomination clearly done...

    Yes the backsight is an abomination clearly done by a Bubba, presumably in civvies, but we *might* be looking at a genuine "T" action which has been "restored" out of service. I suggest the only...
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    Correct and good observation. And the blue looks...

    Correct and good observation. And the blue looks darker and dust much less visible when seen "in the flesh"!
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    The "Ishapore screw"; an appropriate...

    The "Ishapore screw"; an appropriate double-entendre! :D
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    You are right that it is not a true vernier scale...

    You are right that it is not a true vernier scale as it only has a single line, unlike the windgauge which is a true vernier, but when fitted to the Mk.III rifle and firing .303 Mk.VII, each line on...
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    There seem to be several outfits in the UK keen...

    There seem to be several outfits in the UK keen to peddle various "lash-ups".

    Some admit what they are and some pretend not to know.
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    Is the pad screwed straight to the receiver/body...

    Is the pad screwed straight to the receiver/body wall or is there a machined flat under the pad?

    Some armourers liked to add the "missing" stamps as we know from other examples; this can explain...
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    Time to fill a few Tidy Tanks eh? Or will it...

    Time to fill a few Tidy Tanks eh? Or will it have farther to fall??
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    The trajectory of 6.5x55 is much lower than...

    The trajectory of 6.5x55 is much lower than .303BR so the standard MkIII backsight should have more than enough vertical travel. They also have vernier graduations on the side as well as the .303...
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    What's your gas price out there? ----------...

    What's your gas price out there?

    ---------- Post added at 04:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:12 PM ----------



    I'm waiting for someone to do the cartoon of the guy in a trenchcoat...
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    Normally staked pad screws and a fragment of a...

    Normally staked pad screws and a fragment of a "T" stamp would be good signs, but the staking doesn't look right to me. More photos needed as said above.
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    Not one of the Italian reproduction bases even;...

    Not one of the Italian reproduction bases even; those were nicely made.

    Good plinker or deer rifle?

    These days a nice Long Branch No.4 like that could be $800 CAD easily. Not sure what that...
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