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    Carden Lloyd with Berthier LMG (not .303?)

    Vickers Berthiers in 7,65 were used by several Latin American Countries (Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay) especially during the Gran Chaco War of the early 30s.

    Could this "gun tractor" be an offering by...
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    BTW, "BNP" means "Birmingham Nitro Proof", NOT...

    BTW, "BNP" means "Birmingham Nitro Proof", NOT "British etc". ( founded 1813)

    The London Proof House ( Worshipful Company of Gunmakers of the City of London)
    is an Intertwined "CP".

    As...
  3. Thread: Riparazione

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    Riparazione Means Repair

    The Exact Translation of Riparazione is "Repair" But it also means Reconstruction ( of a bridge, road, mechanical implement) or even "Reparations" ( as after a War, or in a court cases.)

    The Latin...
  4. Thread: M91 long rifle

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    Torino M91.

    Very nice find. A dew extra Points:
    1. Serialing of Bolts ended in WW I...with wartime production, it was found that the interchangeability of bolts was so good, that there was no need to...
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    More Carcano Conversions...

    The Austro-Hungarians in WW I converted M91 rifles and Carbines to use either 6,5MS or 6,5 Carcano. The Rifles were done by "AZF" ( Artillery Workshops in Vienna) and Marked
    "It. u. Gr." ( Italien...
  6. Thread: Shortened SLR

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    Shortie Full Auto L1A1

    Well, I have built Two of these, sacrificing Two Lithgow (Aussie) SLRs...for Movie Use

    First, Barrel was shortened in Lathe to 1 inch past Front sling swivel Barrel Lug; Then
    Trigger mechanism...
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    .303 MkVII FB solid Brass CNC projies...wt. 154grn.

    Solution to your "Boattail" and diameter problems.
    Get AV Ballistics Tech Services CNC turned Mark VII profile ( but 154grain) Projies.

    Made of Half-hard 60/40 brass, on the same principle as the...
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    Posed Potato Digger Photo...

    The Photo is Posed, probably no where near the purported battle site...Note there is NO Belt exiting the Gun's RHS...the 95 used a cloth belt very much similar to the Later Browning M1917 and M1919...
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    Armoury Field Workshop...New Guinea or Dutch East Indies?

    That photo with the KNIL Madsen ( 6,5x53R M95 cartridge) is neat...obviously captured from Japanese Troops, which prized them for their versatility.

    I have a "Biscuit tin" of 6,5 ammo, with Dutch...
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    Looks like a spoterised Type I ( Carcano for Japan in 6,5T38)

    The Trigger guard and floorplate is typical of the Italian-Made Japanese Navy "Type I " (as in Italy) Ordered by Japan and delivered in 1939-40 by Ship and then Submarine.

    They used a Modified...
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    The P14s with Brass or Copper tag in butt across...

    The P14s with Brass or Copper tag in butt across Disc are Dutch Post-WW II, (Indonesian Independence) and sold off by Indonesia in the 1980s ; hence the Atrocious Barrels. I have two, a P14 complete...
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    Case Body, Now correct Hinges and Latches...

    Some of the Latches used on Transit cases are Particularly hard to replicate or even find commercially ( ie, either the overlock loop ones, or the rotation Key types used on Bren Gun Boxes etc....
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    Turkish Peabody Martini?

    In 1911-12, Italy went to war with Turkey, and occupied what is now Libya, several of the Turkish (Greek) Dodecanese Islands, and Rhodes. Rifles captured, Besides the M1903 Mausers, included M1887 BP...
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    Dutch East Indies: SAU CIE stands for Saupers...

    Dutch East Indies: SAU CIE stands for Saupers Companie ( Sappers Company, ie, Engineers)
    (The Dutch language has many Military Terms of either French or German Origin.)
    I have a M95 Dutch Carbine...
  15. Thread: A hopeless case?

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    SMLE barrel will screw into a No5 action, but...

    SMLE barrel will screw into a No5 action, but extractor slot and sights will be upside down (180 degrees out of synch)...so " No BONO" ( or "bu Hao") depending on your Language.

    Yes, a sporter or...
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    HV Accepted Rifle

    Yes, definitely an Austrian Republic Conversion (HV Heeres Verwaltung), of 1936.

    And since the Bolt is not EP'd, probably never went to Bulgaria, but remained in Austria/Ostmark during the war, or...
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    Further to Bruce in Oz (Brisbane,) we make cases...

    Further to Bruce in Oz (Brisbane,) we make cases for 6,5x53R from .303 When we can get
    them ( all major Brands are "dried up" here...Win, Rem, and Prvi...only S&B available and they are problematic...
  18. Thread: 98 KAR questions

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    Firstly, if it was a "Proper" 8,15x46R Wehrmanns...

    Firstly, if it was a "Proper" 8,15x46R Wehrmanns Gewehr Conversion, it would have ( German)Civilian Proof Marks on the Barrel/Receiver. (Also to protect the Owner from Criminal prosecution).

    Has...
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    "Citadel" and "Khartoum" marked MEs were...

    "Citadel" and "Khartoum" marked MEs were assembled in those places with English made Parts, after assembly/repair of MEs finished in Britain...about 1905-1910.
    The Egyptians scrubbed most of the...
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    Because RSAF Enfield, and the "Trade" wanted a...

    Because RSAF Enfield, and the "Trade" wanted a Monopoly on both screw manufacture and repair of their Firearms...a form of "Gun Control ante-diem" in Colonial Empire.

    Hence the "Enfield Inch" and...
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    No4 Magazine Body, was the Last Design of...

    No4 Magazine Body, was the Last Design of Magazine for the SMLE No1 Mark III*...Nothing to do with the "Rifle No.4" of the 1930s. No4 Rifle Magazines have NO number on them, and have a different...
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    It is hard to believe that P14 Production rifles...

    It is hard to believe that P14 Production rifles are Now 100 years old ( 1916-17) and our stupid govts won't consider them antiques ( anything else over 100 years old is considered an Antique (Cars,...
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    Britsh Proof on Garand: Commercial.

    The British (Commercial) Proof marks only prove that the said rifle passed "in trade" through the UK. It has Nothing to do with "Lend-Lease."

    Interarms (Sam Cummings) set up in England in order to...
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    The 1916 Federov "Avtomat" is considered the...

    The 1916 Federov "Avtomat" is considered the beginning of the "Assault Rifle" story. It was specifically conceived for a Lighter cartridge (Lighter than 7,62x54R), the Japanese 6,5x50SR; it was...
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    Dutch (KNIL) East Indies Military reloads. Given...

    Dutch (KNIL) East Indies Military reloads. Given where they came from, Primers are probably dead by now. Primer is .199" (5mm) Roth Patent (Flash Hole thru anvil).

    The Flash hole is much smaller...
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