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  1. Thread: For Scale

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeNmSOEgQY. ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeNmSOEgQY.

    They were built to operate on salt water.

    From Sproat Lake to Sydney would be probably two legs with stops in Hawaii and maybe Fiji. A couple of...
  2. The Model 30 is built from M1917 actions which...

    The Model 30 is built from M1917 actions which explains the resemblance. The M17 is directly copied from the Pattern 14, which is directly copied from the Pattern 13, so there's the family history. ...
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    Could be many different problems, but "CCleaner...

    Could be many different problems, but "CCleaner" is a decent freeware utility that will clean up a lot of the most obvious junk that accumulates. Will also clean up your registry.

    It's worth...
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    Fake?! Ask Pavel how he's doing these days.

    Ask Pavel how he's doing these days.
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    My personal guess without checking any secondary...

    My personal guess without checking any secondary sources would be that Sir Charles wanted to associate the rifle more with his "M10" sporter in .280, or at least have the same receiver markings on...
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    Compared to other cases seen, it is very well...

    Compared to other cases seen, it is very well used, so I suspect it went overseas in WWI or WWII. No numbers visible funnily enough.
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    Wouldn't be a cause for any concern in a Ross...

    Wouldn't be a cause for any concern in a Ross MkIII. People have filled the barrels with pebbles and sand, filled a case with pistol powder and still not blown one up.

    This Sgt. Carey was...
  8. Thread: For Scale

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    To what extent is this an inevitable burn off of...

    To what extent is this an inevitable burn off of a long accumulated "fuel load"?

    The world is getting warmer; it started about 1830.
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    Anyone recognize parts of this? ;)

    Anyone recognize parts of this? ;)
  10. One has to remember that most of these sets never...

    One has to remember that most of these sets never got to France. They were used for training in WWII, and possibly some in WWI in the UK. My post was referring to the fact that the armourer...
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    Ask the fellow you bought it from what he...

    Ask the fellow you bought it from what he remembers about the auction: were there parts as well? Find the auctioneer if you can and ask, with photos in hand. Some people have amazing memories, some...
  12. Thread: For Scale

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    Someone ought to call Coulson Aviation. There...

    Someone ought to call Coulson Aviation. There are two Martin Mars sitting around up here with nothing to do. One ready to go with the most up-to-date navigation and flight control technology and...
  13. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    The lessons supposedly learned at Dieppe could...

    The lessons supposedly learned at Dieppe could just as easily have been learned by experiments and exercises on UK beaches. What the Armies had for experiments and research in combined operations I...
  14. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    Indeed, we are all entitled to logical deduction...

    Indeed, we are all entitled to logical deduction should we wish to avail ourselves of it.

    As for Dieppe, it was a sop to Stalin's angry demands for a Second Front, a way of cooling the Americans'...
  15. Thread: Enfield Envoy

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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/0...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/0QnZ4UJl-1.jpg

    Interesting as that is the very late production Mk2 without the cutoff block.
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    That man needs a haircut Sergeant-Major!

    That man needs a haircut Sergeant-Major!
  17. Add details and prices you'll really have...

    Add details and prices you'll really have something interesting and useful.
  18. The best ideas always win? Sadly not. ...

    The best ideas always win? Sadly not.

    http://www.2worldwar2.com/mosquito.htm



    Makes one wonder how many tens of thousands of aircrew needn't have died.

    And then there was the little...
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    How much was it? Worth asking lots of questions...

    How much was it? Worth asking lots of questions as the rifle may have been in the collection or estate and not been recognized as related to the scope.

    Nice of you to offer, kudos!
  20. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    Yes, it would have been pretty dicey to to be...

    Yes, it would have been pretty dicey to to be unable to read the Kriegsmarine's codes for a while, and the greatest danger would have been them noticing that their losses had suddenly gone down...
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    The flash and bang would probably dissuade all...

    The flash and bang would probably dissuade all but the hungriest Ursus Maritimus.
    And for those more determined individuals there would be no need to aim off.
  22. Thread: No32 Mk1 scope

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    If the rings are parallel with the bore the setup...

    If the rings are parallel with the bore the setup is not correct. The two axes must coincide. I think Peter's books give the details.
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    The bolt is post-war production and had it been...

    The bolt is post-war production and had it been fitted to the rifle in British service I think we can fairly say both would have been refinished at that time.

    The stamps struck on in the careless...
  24. Thread: Dieppe Raid

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    The student of cryptography in history will note...

    The student of cryptography in history will note that capturing the enemy's code books is only of use when he doesn't know you've captured them. Where this was the case in WWI for example, the...
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    Yours have certainly seen much less use than...

    Yours have certainly seen much less use than many. One thing lacking from our knowledge is the anecdotal reports of those who actually used the. Must be plenty of officers from the 50's still...
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