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  1. "Swapped" sounds like a deliberate action. So in...

    "Swapped" sounds like a deliberate action. So in the sense of bolts being deliberately mixed up - I doubt it.
    But accidentally mixed up as a result of bolts being shipped separately from the rifles...
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    A photo of the barrel channel would be helpful,...

    A photo of the barrel channel would be helpful, as you are likely to find a more natural wood surface there.
  3. May need fixing

    "My understanding is that the muzzle should be centered in the nose piece opening."

    Well it certainly should be. Check the fore-end wood. Maybe it's warped downwards. Although I generally agree...
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    Where is the breech-block axis pin? Cocking...

    Where is the breech-block axis pin? Cocking indicator has been removed. What happened to the axis? Some serious fudging seems to have been carried out here. In this context, the all-too-crisp crossed...
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    "How would you suggest to call it in German?" ...

    "How would you suggest to call it in German?"

    A very good question. I'm puzzled as well. It's one of those cases where a 1:1 translation doesn't really exist, as it depends on the application....
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    I would define it as follows: If the...

    I would define it as follows:

    If the protruding threaded end of a screw has been spread in order to prevent it coming loose, then that is peening.
    If the metal surrouding the screw head looks as...
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    "I'm betting the whole thing was red hot and then...

    "I'm betting the whole thing was red hot and then they quenched it in a pail of water. "

    - Which could mean that the steel is now partially glass-hard where it was fully quenched, varying to...
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    Looks like it's one full turn short of being...

    Looks like it's one full turn short of being properly breeched-up.
    - See 3rd photo in 2nd row.
  9. There are so many Swedish Mausers around in...

    There are so many Swedish Mausers around in first-class condition that I would not waste a thought on one with a rusty barrel. The Oberndorf-made Mauser is much rarer, and if everything else were the...
  10. Tatou, I am lost in admiration for your...

    Tatou, I am lost in admiration for your perseverance and skill!

    Keep on with what is turning into a "sticky-worthy" thread!

    Patrick
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    "Whacked on the recoil plate with a large plastic...

    "Whacked on the recoil plate with a large plastic mallet and it ended up in two pieces"

    A tip for the next one you try: The word is "peening", not "forging" ! And you will never peen steel with a...
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    I haven't a clue where to buy surgical rubber...

    I haven't a clue where to buy surgical rubber tubing.

    So I use an old inner tube from a bicycle tyre.
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    You may be thinking of this emblem Wikizero -...

    You may be thinking of this emblem

    Wikizero - Royal Automobile Club

    which apparently shows a winged Mercury.

    ---------- Post added at 06:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:02 PM...
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    Anzac15 - Remove the butt, then you should find a...

    Anzac15 - Remove the butt, then you should find a serial number on one of the tangs ( I forget which one)

    Another possibility is the front face of the receiver.

    Anyway, you have to get the wood...
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    Well I think I've got some plausible answers. The...

    Well I think I've got some plausible answers. The trouble is, I haven't yet understood just what the question is. Too many aspects all jumbled together. But I reckon that most of my rifles, having...
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    Condition, condition, condition.... And...

    Condition, condition, condition....

    And "rifling is a bit dark" isn't very helpful. You need to clean the bore first to make a good evaluation. But stop, wait a minute, if it comes up crisp and...
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    This sort of thing Antique Bakelite Book Form...

    This sort of thing

    Antique Bakelite Book Form Double Ended Vesta Case FEU New York Hamburg #V50 | eBay
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    The only parts specifically called "recoil plate"...

    The only parts specifically called "recoil plate" that I am familiar with are on revolvers, to stop the cartridges - other than the one being fired - from flying back out of the cylinder because of...
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    It's New-York-Hamburg 6.W.Co.(?)M.S.No.10 ...

    It's

    New-York-Hamburg 6.W.Co.(?)M.S.No.10

    No. as abbreviation for Number is an English usage.

    So what is supposed to indicate that it's German?
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    "My guess is there was weird things happening in...

    "My guess is there was weird things happening in the turnover from 1903 to modified to A3/A4 production - using up whatever supplies they could get hands on."

    Nothing wierd at all. Just a...
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    Without getting into less obvious details,...

    Without getting into less obvious details, wouldn't the solid bolt handle be a giveaway?
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    I have no shares in Nivea, but acqueous cream...

    I have no shares in Nivea, but acqueous cream from the dispensing chemist was too fluid! Any moisturizing cream should work.

    It's the water content that matters. And of course it smells nicer on...
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    In a word: Yes. - But I must qualify that with...

    In a word: Yes.

    - But I must qualify that with "more or less, depending on the exact size of the ball" - i.e. the seating depth.

    The ball should be seated so that it is just below the chamber...
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    I did that with my No1MkV. The results were...

    I did that with my No1MkV. The results were awful!

    It seems to me that the SMLE barrel is so whippy that it really needs the complete fore-end assembly to calm it down. Maybe there would have...
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    We had something similar before. ...

    We had something similar before.

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=71074&highlight=winged+wheel

    It is an emblem of the Reichsbahn. The Reichsbahn was established in 1920 (check!) and...
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