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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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  20. The SM backsight types were replacements, and...

    The SM backsight types were replacements, and used on civilian target rifles. Military rifles were not supposed to be altered, and thus the only acceptable micrometer backsight was the Västerös...
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    It looks like countersinking, not counterboring....

    It looks like countersinking, not counterboring. The muzzle proobably had bad cord wear (i.e. one-sided abrasion) and the countersinking was done to even up the profile.
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    The following is publicly available - ...

    The following is publicly available -

    Coronavirus Update (Live): 18,283,830 Cases and 693,773 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic - Worldometer

    and puts the USA in 10th place (478 deaths per...
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    I had this trouble a couple of days ago with an...

    I had this trouble a couple of days ago with an apparently unused clip. I think it is just excessive spring pressure from the clip, so I'm going to take the offending clip and deliberately ease it...
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    I shall try that a.s.a.p. !!!

    I shall try that a.s.a.p. !!!
  25. Yuck !!! Some interior decorators really do go...

    Yuck !!! Some interior decorators really do go over the top!
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