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    I have a couple, I will attempt to measure and...

    I have a couple, I will attempt to measure and report back.

    I have seen around 3 variations, would you have a photo?
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    The initial rifles were selected for conversion...

    The initial rifles were selected for conversion in a similar manner.

    That quickly presented problems.

    Then they assembled snipers separately in the tool room or model shop.

    You could...
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    the actual answers to your questions are complex,...

    the actual answers to your questions are complex, but...if you're building a fake/repro, why reproduce the markings exactly "correctly" ?

    there are plenty of photos on this site, (and even in this...
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    Look for a tint (orangish or greenish i think) in...

    Look for a tint (orangish or greenish i think) in the extractor cut, where it doesn't look right as a brass case.

    If i can find the one in my collection i will post a photo.

    Chinese 7.62 x 51...
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    Chinese, highly corrosive, they went so far as...

    Chinese, highly corrosive, they went so far as faking the packing slips, packets, and wooden cases.

    Supposedly it was the ammo they sent with the faked US manufacterer marked M14's (2 known...
  6. Remove the centre band and lift the handguard...

    Remove the centre band and lift the handguard from the front.
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    There was sound, but the 40mm's cancelled it out...

    There was sound, but the 40mm's cancelled it out along with everyones hearing...

    Not an ear pluh to be seen...crazy
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    The original waffle mags were aluminum. The...

    The original waffle mags were aluminum.

    The current repros are steel.

    The waffle pattern was dropped because the horizontal indentations were found to reduce stiffness and increase flex of the...
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    Well, being as they only manufactured about...

    Well, being as they only manufactured about 88,000 C1/C1A1/C2/C2A1 rifles i question anyones ability to store 500,000 of them...
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    Aluminum m16 mag to steel AK mag ??

    Aluminum m16 mag to steel AK mag ??
  11. Most people think they are jostam's. No one...

    Most people think they are jostam's.

    No one has done any research that i'm aware of.
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    It is very common to find early guns which had...

    It is very common to find early guns which had the markings "corrected" in service. Specific to this rifle, I've seen a number of FTR marked early Savage "T" rifles with similar TR markings stamped....
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    looks like a good deal. forget the swivel as a...

    looks like a good deal. forget the swivel as a "potential flag" - it's a replaceable part.

    I'd be more interested in whether it retains it's original barrel (probably originally 6 groove).
    ...
  14. Like with most things, governments tend to prefer...

    Like with most things, governments tend to prefer to own production & guarantee supplies when they can.

    The short answer is that if a "C.67" stock has a red Jostam pad on it, it's been replaced....
  15. ] I know 4 people with complete "C.No.67"...

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    I know 4 people with complete "C.No.67" snipers. Other than Colin, none of them are willing to allow photos to be published.

    Colin's stocks are both incorrect, the stock on his 80L is a...
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    Sorry I am not familiar with your firearm,...

    Sorry I am not familiar with your firearm, however I would note that clipping coils actually increases the spring rate of a coil spring.

    The Math Behind Cutting Coil Springs - EATON Detroit Spring...
  17. I think that you are looking at pictures of...

    I think that you are looking at pictures of "suncorite" paint refinished British scopes.

    I believe they were originally blued as well.
  18. There are known standard blued, black, green and...

    There are known standard blued, black, green and khaki finished C.No67MkI(c.no32mk4) scopes.

    The black one clearly shows as a wrinkle paint similar to early Brit no32s and Sterling SMGs. I took a...
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    The model shows harpoon (1977) missle launchers...

    The model shows harpoon (1977) missle launchers and a phalanx ciws (1980) so I'm not sure that the sign is correct as that would date the model into 1980 at the earliest.

    She was towed to refit in...
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    Mr. Cosign26 thank you for reminding me of one of...

    Mr. Cosign26 thank you for reminding me of one of the fine gentlemen who have shaped my life. I trust that you have helped many in a similar fashion.

    An (long ago) employer of mine volunteered for...
  21. Apparently Colt changed to hot salt bluing during...

    Apparently Colt changed to hot salt bluing during ww2.

    S&W soldiered on until approx. 1970...
  22. I don't believe that they built many chests -...

    I don't believe that they built many chests - possibly this was for the tool room guns??

    I note that the designation is "C.A.L. 9mm Carbine - Long Branch", which leads me to believe that this may...
  23. It's not a "rust blue", it's what S&W called...

    It's not a "rust blue", it's what S&W called "Carbona / Carbonia" bluing, using an oil mixture, sperm whale oil, "Tar pitch" and bone charcoal ect.

    The American Gas Furnace Co. Supplied the...
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    By and Large, "Barrel Break-in" is code for...

    By and Large, "Barrel Break-in" is code for accelerated wear and early replacement.

    5-10 rounds of ammunition and running a patch down the bore should be more than necessary.

    I would only use...
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    Sticky: Colin, you must have received much better photos...

    Colin, you must have received much better photos than were on their website?
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    it sure looks like the rings are numbered to me?
    what is the scope number stamped on the butt?
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