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  1. Lance, FWIW I suspect my thoughts would have been...

    Lance, FWIW I suspect my thoughts would have been much the same as yours.
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    That's useful info Son............I have a HT...

    That's useful info Son............I have a HT double chest in my loft somewhere, but had never got round to figuring out how the rifles fitted in. The chest came twenty-odd years ago when a pal & I...
  3. Sticky: Could the chest have had two previous occupants?...

    Could the chest have had two previous occupants? The label refers to the Lyman TP scope yet the serial number on the card on the end of the chest is for a CNo67 rifle (something that has eluded my...
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    No, I can't claim credit for any pix in this...

    No, I can't claim credit for any pix in this thread; perhaps Alan's?

    Warren, thanks for your pic of the various .22's (& for the No32 grat pointers which have safely arrived!). I had not heard of...
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    Yes, it's demystified me a little, too. I was...

    Yes, it's demystified me a little, too. I was aware (via a collector friend who had had an example of both) of there being 'two versions' of the .22 No5 rifle, that differed in several minor...
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    I'm no expert on these either, but I wonder if it...

    I'm no expert on these either, but I wonder if it could be the bolt head for the No5 .22 prototypes..........I think I might even have a similar one somewhere myself. I believe the CNo7 had a similar...
  7. And of course, as soon as you put it up above the...

    And of course, as soon as you put it up above the parapet/shell hole, you might as well ask the enemy to mortar you.......
  8. Indeed, no doubt quite rare. However, I too...

    Indeed, no doubt quite rare. However, I too needed my smelling salts when I saw the vendor's expected sale price. This sale reminds me of a hard learned lesson from many years ago, when an older...
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    Back in the day I had a really talented machinist...

    Back in the day I had a really talented machinist who made some clicker plates for Mk3 scopes for me. Peter may recall him - he was a real eccentric, but there was no doubting his skill. In fact, he...
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    It was one of only 421 examples ever...

    It was one of only 421 examples ever made...........I've no idea how many have survived intact, but it can't be more than a few dozen, I'd think.:(
  11. Sticky: Hi vintage scope. I'm sorry you've waited a year...

    Hi vintage scope. I'm sorry you've waited a year & a half for a response to your question........I'm afraid I don't look at stickies very often, as a rule! Re the bracket thumb screws, I don't know...
  12. Yes, it's a real find. And also nice that the...

    Yes, it's a real find. And also nice that the original wood (or most of it) still exists. I used to own a 39L not too far away in serial number.
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    And if the original short & long shanked screws...

    And if the original short & long shanked screws get bxxxxxed up, there's an old dodge that PL mentioned some time back that I have used most successfully on a couple of occasions; replace the...
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    No worries!:thup:

    No worries!:thup:
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    Because the stock was originally made (& marked)...

    Because the stock was originally made (& marked) in 1916/17 when the official designation of the rifle was the Pattern '14. The system changed in 1926 when the P'14 rifle became known as the Rifle...
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    It looks like you have a stock set off a Rifle...

    It looks like you have a stock set off a Rifle No3 Mk1* (T) A. It is not off the 'common' P'14 sniper rifle that bears the Model 1918 scope on over bore claw mounts, but from one of the 421 rifles...
  17. You took the words right out of my mouth there!

    You took the words right out of my mouth there!
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    Sorry, in case of confusion, in my previous post...

    Sorry, in case of confusion, in my previous post I said that the rifle I used to own 0C4335 was a RSAF conversion. I did not mean the OP's rifle, which is the subject of this thread, was a RSAF...
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    The scope tin lid markings look rather like...

    The scope tin lid markings look rather like others I've seen on kit that has spent time in the land where my favourite dish (curry) comes from!"
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    Andy, I've pm'ed you. You can use gentle warmth...

    Andy, I've pm'ed you. You can use gentle warmth to free things up & it may work, but be very careful. Canada Balsam starts to melt at 39 degrees. That's only slightly above body temperature!

    The...
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    Giancarlo, I think Brian & the others are right...

    Giancarlo, I think Brian & the others are right on the nail. The scope is a commercial Alaskan 'All Weather' in a sleeved original Rose Brothers bracket. You can see the 'JG' examiner's mark...
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    Looks real enough to me. Horrible sanding to wood...

    Looks real enough to me. Horrible sanding to wood & gobby repaint to metalwork, but real all the same. As smle addict said, we could debate when the receiver side wall T was applied & we'd never know...
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    Concerning the butt swivel machined out recess,...

    Concerning the butt swivel machined out recess, IIRC Peter L mentioned some time ago that some contract woodwork manufactured for foreign governments was produced by modifying existing No4 butts. The...
  24. We'll never know for sure, but suspect he is a...

    We'll never know for sure, but suspect he is a sniper..........the other paras in the background are not so festooned with outline disrupting hessian cammo strips.
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    Yup, Bangalores were a great positive...

    Yup, Bangalores were a great positive development. Mind you, they did eventually get instantaneous fuses that did what they were supposed to.........they just didn't have them in time for the Somme....
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