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  1. Bashing a bit of hose around the muzzle to fit...

    Bashing a bit of hose around the muzzle to fit the rasped-out nosecap is the traditional "shade-tree" practice.

    IF the barrel is "free floated for most of its length, the other "high-tech" method...
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    Avro Anson help needed

    Anyone out there willing to share information on the "wooden" components of the Anson"

    First up, the big mainplane spars.

    Specified timber type and dimensions?


    Cheers
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    Interesting, slightly speculative, link:

    Sinking of the Moskva: Damage Assessment - YouTube
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    Active Danish Air Force station?

    Active Danish Air Force station?
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    But WAIT!, There's MORE!! Visit to Denmark A...

    But WAIT!, There's MORE!!

    Visit to Denmark A Military and a Viking Museum and YES! A Baker - YouTube
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    A museum visit

    This place looks good.

    Juterbog Military museum - rare vehicle visit. - YouTube
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    Wasn't the 8 x 56R Portuguese a smokeless rehash...

    Wasn't the 8 x 56R Portuguese a smokeless rehash of the 8mm Guedes cartridge?

    The 8 x 56R "Hungarian@? As in the 8 x 56R Steyr? MUCH more lively loading than the Portuguese, Fired in the dinky...
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    Here in Oz, the 6.5 x 52 ammo was a...

    Here in Oz, the 6.5 x 52 ammo was a "crap-shoot", (literally and metaphorically) back in the early 1970s. 7.35 at the time was a collector's rarity.

    Because BOTH cartridges use "odd" size...
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    Been there, done that, no T-shirt. When I got...

    Been there, done that, no T-shirt.

    When I got my K-11 about ten years ago, ammo was strictly a collectors thing. Lots of stuff is like that here in the Antipodes. The bulk GP-11 ammo that seems to...
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    Not all there? (The sling, that is!)

    Not all there? (The sling, that is!)
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    Does it have the standard follower assembly, or...

    Does it have the standard follower assembly, or something more "compact"?
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    There are "limits" on primer protrusion because...

    There are "limits" on primer protrusion because too much WILL pierce the primer cup. EVERY time a primer is struck, the brass is stretched and "work-hardened". Too much stretch and it will fracture....
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    The original screws are specified as having this...

    The original screws are specified as having this thread: .096"dia x 56tpi

    If you enjoy a miniature engineering challenge and have the toys, go for it.

    Or contact Brian Dick, etc. who probably...
  14. Has anyone gone nuts and tried sizing DOWN...

    Has anyone gone nuts and tried sizing DOWN commercial .276" (.270) to .268"??

    .276 to .268 is not a big change.

    More consistent concentricity than "bumping up" .264 to .268"??

    Mr. Corbin...
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    The Good Old Days

    18th Century "Home Brew" rifle docco.

    Gunsmith of Williamsburg (1969) - YouTube
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    .223 extractor? A "tweaked" extractor for the...

    .223 extractor?

    A "tweaked" extractor for the No. 2 .22RF trainers should also work; already heat-treated and blackened.

    Hope to get a "faux" No5 or similar style up and running this year.
    ...
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    The general idea

    This will give you the concept

    The sear in these semi-auto Uzis only acts on the linear striker, NOT the bolt, which is free to close after each shot. To "really" avoid "Rock 'n' Roll", carefully...
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    The method used in the semi-auto Uzi variants...

    The method used in the semi-auto Uzi variants uses two springs. and an "axial" / linear striker.

    Food for thought?
  19. Bren / Universal Carriers in WW2 German service.

    Some time ago this subject came up with a couple of vehicle buff friends.

    One subject was the use of thee vehicles as a "scaled-up" version of the cute little "Goliath" remote-controlled...
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    Those bayonets SHOULD be "close". They were...

    Those bayonets SHOULD be "close".

    They were made using copies of the original Lithgow drawings, for both the bayonet components and the gauge for the final form of the blade.

    The bit of history...
  21. L1 A1 muzzle thread is 9/16 x 24, RH. FN also...

    L1 A1 muzzle thread is 9/16 x 24, RH.

    FN also made a whole bunch of "export" models of the "Metric" FAL some of which actually looked like the L1A1. The one I had in the early 1980s had a...
  22. I seem to recall that as the same thread on a G3,...

    I seem to recall that as the same thread on a G3, as well
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    The saga continues: “Instructions for...

    The saga continues:

    “Instructions for Armourers, 1931” (Brit issue, War Office 30th September 1931), Part II,SMALL ARMS, Chapter 1, RIFLES, Section1- Stripping and Re-assembling, Section 14 (iii),...
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    Ideally, you do NOT need to wallop the screw very...

    Ideally, you do NOT need to wallop the screw very hard to "stake" it, however.....Murphy was an optimist.

    Drilling out the screw ends may be a peculiarly Australian thing, (something about bigger...
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    Yep, Cinders; that is why I haunt places like...

    Yep, Cinders; that is why I haunt places like this and quite few other; swapping information, scrounging electronic copies of user and service manuals for reference, paying back when I can, making...
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