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    Life is still good generally Muffet. It's always...

    Life is still good generally Muffet. It's always busy for me at work. My Enfield collection is slowly increasing. Picked up a very nice 1918 SSA made peddled scheme MkIII* that was made into a .22...
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    So if we've fitted a replacement bolt to a used...

    So if we've fitted a replacement bolt to a used receiver; and got reasonable contact on both lug's and head space is good.
    Would you recheck the contact area after firing ? and if so; how many...
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    Muffet. Thank you for taking the time to show us...

    Muffet.
    Thank you for taking the time to show us the effects of poor bolt contact. The photos of the bent cases are worth seeing.
    Very interesting stuff!
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    WWI shell and lighter.

    I picked up a couple of nice items during the holiday.
    Firstly : I found a Trench Art lighter made from a 1916 37/85 small shell case.
    A week later I found an empty 37/85 case. both are February...
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    A few more photos of the camp They made up a...

    A few more photos of the camp
    They made up a convoy to tour the local villages and country side which included a couple of the Sherman tanks and Halftracks, loads of 6x6 trucks, Jeeps and Harley's...
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    Great show for liberation memorial

    Our local town organised a military camp and parade for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation. Some really impressive pieces were present. More vehicles than in Paris for their...
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    It had a similar effect in France as well.

    It had a similar effect in France as well.
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    Flying 10; I am aware that there is a difference...

    Flying 10; I am aware that there is a difference between 75mm and 3" .
    But seeing as we don't know if it's been measured with a micrometer or just an imperial tape measure across the base; I just...
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    You say its 3" diameter. That's not far off 75mm....

    You say its 3" diameter. That's not far off 75mm. Just a thought that it could be an American production 75mm for the French Field Gun of that calibre.
    I have a 75mm shell case by Remington for the...
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    Local French Resistant

    I had the pleasure of spending last Saturday morning in the company of one of our neighbours.
    He is 97 years old and he was a member of the local French Resistance group. I went to repair his old...
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    Regarding Post #7. If you have a spare bolt for...

    Regarding Post #7.
    If you have a spare bolt for your .410 SMLE shotgun; would it need to be numbered the same as the shotgun to be legal? Seeing as it will also fit a .303
  12. Thread: No4 Mk2

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    If it's very good condition; regarding the barrel...

    If it's very good condition; regarding the barrel and has matching numbers etc. It's probably worth the 900 with that rear sight fitted.
    If you want to shoot "Tir Arme Reglementaire" (service...
  13. On Wednesday evening I could not get home because...

    On Wednesday evening I could not get home because our street was closed off by Police. A construction site crew had uncovered a WWII bomb. This was under the school playground thats being dug up in...
  14. Thread: 1918 SMLE .22

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    Heres the butt stock disc. 101716 This rifle...

    Heres the butt stock disc.
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    This rifle also has a steel butt plate with a gunmetal trap for the oil bottle. According to Skennerton these were by Linley & Co as part of the peddled scheme
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    1918 SMLE .22

    I recently picked up a very nice 1918 SMLE .22 trainer. It is an SSA peddled scheme rifle that has been rebarrelled in .22
    I have not been able to work out the butt disc markings. If anyone can help...
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    Certainly lucky to not have sustained worse injuries. But it is illegal to use metal detectors without a licence in France. Normally you have to an archeologist and have a valid reason to use it.
    ...
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    When you look a the Mulberry harbour parts that...

    When you look a the Mulberry harbour parts that are still in the water at Arrowmanche; it's fair to say that the British concrete is fairly robust as well.
    The German submarine pen's however are...
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    This has been an interesting post. I can see the...

    This has been an interesting post. I can see the rifle is in fabulous condition; but how can you be sure that it is unfired apart from proofing? Unless you've personally picked it up from the proof...
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    In the very first picture of the casemate with...

    In the very first picture of the casemate with the demolished gun and barb wire fence. You can see the forward part of the barrel in the fore ground to the right.
    I visited a couple of times in the...
  20. Thread: 1918 SMLE .22

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    Yes a magnet does stick to it. I have found a...

    Yes a magnet does stick to it.
    I have found a reference in Skennerton's "The Lee Enfield" on page 177. Regarding the introduction of the shorter "Bantam" butt. Apparently some of these had cast...
  21. Thread: 1918 SMLE .22

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    1918 SMLE .22

    I recently bought a 1918 peddled scheme SMLE MkIII* .22 trainer.
    It is not marked No2MkIV* but appears to be that specification. It has a one piece .22 barrel; not sleeved.
    What I do find...
  22. Thread: D-DAY IMAGE

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    The organisation of the whole operation is...

    The organisation of the whole operation is staggering; from the Mulberry harbour and the Pipe Line Under The Ocean (PLUTO) to supply fuel. Men, material by boat etc.
    Bringing it all together to...
  23. The main ceremonies were today in Normandy; the...

    The main ceremonies were today in Normandy; the one yesterday was the British ceremony; possibly to allow President Trump and other's to be able to attend both.
  24. Pleased to see that President Macron did infact...

    Pleased to see that President Macron did infact make it to the D-Day celebrations in Normandy. It seems the radio report last weekend was wrong! or possibly he was advised to change his mind.
  25. Still too many Collaborator's!! However we...

    Still too many Collaborator's!!

    However we will be visting Normandy for the weekend. Could not make it on the 6th; with work and school etc. But we will pay our respects a few day's late.
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