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  1. The rings on this one are filed indian or chinese...

    The rings on this one are filed indian or chinese "original" production
  2. yet another fake sniper with fraudulent markings

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/957311871

    Another train wreck
  3. There are a number of known serials well below 36L

    There are a number of known serials well below 36L
  4. good find, it appears to be real - and the...

    good find, it appears to be real - and the provinance is probably as close to the best we could find.

    I don't like the "scope" number on the butt stock though - 79 years is a long time though.
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  5. This is not the 270, 280, 280/30 series. This...

    This is not the 270, 280, 280/30 series.

    This is 7mm Rem Mag loaded into a (308 Win) short action case and necked down to .277.

    Does anyone really believe 7 Remington Mag would be a good...
  6. another rifle adopted without real user input. ...

    another rifle adopted without real user input.

    When I heard the concept, my first thought was "there is no free lunch".

    So many upcoming problems it will be impossible to keep up.

    If you...
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    The rifle serial number alone should tell you to...

    The rifle serial number alone should tell you to "run away".
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    I would recount the grooves in your barrel. I...

    I would recount the grooves in your barrel. I would be surprised if it isn't a 6 groove.

    Why would the "T" stamp be puzzling? Although your pictures are not very clear, it appears you have a real...
  9. There was an outcry a few years ago when the...

    There was an outcry a few years ago when the public found out that the Canadian War College was training Chinese General Officers...and there was another outcry when the public found out that the CF...
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    I'm a little confused regarding your change from...

    I'm a little confused regarding your change from 1941 to 1942.

    There should be numerous 1941 receiver dated Long Branch actions in the 1L prefix range? In fact I probably own at least 1 or 2...
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    Dubious is putting it politely. The thing that...

    Dubious is putting it politely.

    The thing that scares me is that as people pick the errors apart in these rifles, the ones on the production line will improve until it will be VERY difficult to...
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    Sticky: from the original post:...

    from the original post:
    90L8219........................................nco zzo..........................Butt shows scope number 227C, no scope presently

    which is interesting because 90L8212 rings...
  13. Pretty much any modern sporter should outshoot a...

    Pretty much any modern sporter should outshoot a No4T.

    For some crazy reason I have more No4Ts than sporters...
  14. My Grandparents had popular science and Popular...

    My Grandparents had popular science and Popular Mechanics from the 30s thru the early 70s.
    The duplex 7.62 resulted in several articles in the early 60s (along with some really cool submarine...
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    Actually C.No7's do not have bayonet lugs on the...

    Actually C.No7's do not have bayonet lugs on the barrel, hence the source of Tiriaq's question.

    someone may have sourced a real C.No7 barrel and re-marked the action....or sleeved a .303 barrel...
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    Faked markings. Looks to be a Long Branch No4...

    Faked markings.
    Looks to be a Long Branch No4 which had the markings scrubbed and new markings added.
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    I have a charger in my accumulation, but I could...

    I have a charger in my accumulation, but I could only afford 1 of the 5 rounds in it...
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    More accurate production estimate would be: ...

    More accurate production estimate would be:
    18,000 MkI Vs 942,0012 MkI*
  19. repro scope and mount "antiqued to deceive" on GB

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/938092549

    repro scope and repro bracket "antiqued" to deceive
  20. Thread: M85 00391f

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    M85 00391f

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/933475896

    pretty good photos - and transit with accessories.

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    is a BESA extractor the same as a 7.92 Bren?

    is a BESA extractor the same as a 7.92 Bren?
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    I am not sure how to answer the question except...

    I am not sure how to answer the question except to say "no I don't have documents".

    I will climb down from my high horse and restate as
    "if your C.67 sniper has a Jostam pad, you better look at...
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    Exactly what I said. SAL manufactured a "Clone"...

    Exactly what I said. SAL manufactured a "Clone" of the Jostam pad for the sniper program.

    A good sign of something being hinky is a Jostam pad in this circumstance.

    They used a different...
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    On a C.No.67 scoped rifle, the only...

    On a C.No.67 scoped rifle, the only unconventional thing about the woodwork is the butt stock. (pics from the recent Bruce Gorton estate auction in NZ)
    and if you have a Jostam pad on your stock -...
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