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    And iIF it was original as per the similar...

    And iIF it was original as per the similar Sterling process, it would have been done OVER grey phosphate and not white metal.
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    Never seen that factory finish on a/any Sten Gun....

    Never seen that factory finish on a/any Sten Gun. I would say done afterwards for reasons best known to whoever....
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    Constant removal and replacing of that screw and...

    Constant removal and replacing of that screw and nut caused it to dig deeper and deeper into the fore-end until the nut was bottoming out. We used to have a repair for that by drilling out the hole...
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    The red paint on the rifle is a sure sign to me. ...

    The red paint on the rifle is a sure sign to me. We would splosh the ZF or Z-UF on the rifle in a dob of red or yellow paint. That and the other marking should be a red flag I'd suggest. DP...
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    Not sure about the UK pads being dowelled Warren....

    Not sure about the UK pads being dowelled Warren. Or did you mean the REL pads? Dowelling was tried with 6 or so UK examples to prevent the front pads from working loose but as I seem to recall...
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    That reminds me......... Shaggy dog story coming...

    That reminds me......... Shaggy dog story coming up. About 20 years ago I got into conversation with a US visitor, visiting an old deserted USAF base here in Southmoor. She had a lot of her dads...
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    We referred to our uniforms - such as they were -...

    We referred to our uniforms - such as they were - as JG's or OG's, Olive greens. One of the photos shows it well and it hadn't changed although we always had two water bottles
    As I recall it, the...
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    Lost in the translation Al. Those were old what...

    Lost in the translation Al. Those were old what we called Ordnance part numbers superseded by the MoS numbers starting with the VAOS code of B1 etc etc and then the NSN 13 figure numbers. Because...
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    That'll be a nice read. Very few British left...

    That'll be a nice read. Very few British left when I was there. The last UK Infantry were the KSLI who left in 1968 and most operations were with the Malay Police and Army. 4 and 6 Royal Malay...
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    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of...

    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of parts. It is not a list of AVAILABLE parts. I might have misinterpreted what you said above (thread 22) but the body was not available with or without...
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    Kevin 'bluddy' Wilson was one of my favourite...

    Kevin 'bluddy' Wilson was one of my favourite Australians
  12. Iraq bought the first large export batch of No2...

    Iraq bought the first large export batch of No2 Mk1 revolvers in the mid30's. All were commercially proofed instead of military proofed and some early ones came back during GW2 as BP says. We had a...
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    Mmmmmmmm.... I don't recall there being a...

    Mmmmmmmm.... I don't recall there being a 'proper' way to carry them. I carried mine in the holster on my right side because I'm right handed, with the landyard loose around our necks, really so...
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    Talking of Oz terminology, when I came back to...

    Talking of Oz terminology, when I came back to England, even my mum and sister couldn't understand what I was talking about. Even today I put my strides on in the morning or feel a but crook...
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    Agree with DRP. The engraved markings are...

    Agree with DRP. The engraved markings are Canada/REL without any shadow of doubt. Problem number 1 would be lack of any form of stop rings. Without stop rings it WILL slide within the mount during...
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    I have seen one or two over the years since I...

    I have seen one or two over the years since I joined as a very young apprentice Armourer in January 1963. I have to say that while I seem to have lead a rather sheltered life and didn't seem to get...
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    Tell me about it DRP. Maybe in Australia barrels...

    Tell me about it DRP. Maybe in Australia barrels weren't available as a separate part. But to be honest I don't ever recall seeing a No4 in the Australian military. except in a classroom in...
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    I don't know where the author of your documents...

    I don't know where the author of your documents got his info from Alan. The No4 barrels are suffixed with the letter C as not supplied separately. NOT so, we used to order them 10 at a time! The...
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    Next Summer

    Next Summer
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    It used to be said that if you need a bayonet on...

    It used to be said that if you need a bayonet on a sub machine gun, then you REALLY do need a bayonet!!!!! The last means of true mechanical defiance..

    I have never seen the colour illustrations...
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    I have to say that I never saw or even heard of...

    I have to say that I never saw or even heard of something like this in my time, from Cadets at my boarding school in 1960 or so onwards. 2 mags wasn't going to make a difference as BAR says. ...
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    At the start of the programme the MoD requirement...

    At the start of the programme the MoD requirement was codified along with the number required, almost 1100. The main Ordnance depots were ordered to submit their stocks of No4T's to Enfield (via a...
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    What is very interesting are the small amendments...

    What is very interesting are the small amendments , especially the fully amended booklet (1802 above) dated up to 1955 and includes the strange 'safety or anti rebound thinggy....... Quite how it...
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    Anyone get the serial number of the early A...

    Anyone get the serial number of the early A prefix Bren?
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    It's a home made lash-up. I could list what's...

    It's a home made lash-up. I could list what's wrong Tyler but my computer doesn't contain enough ink. Sorry, but that's the way it is I'm afraid.
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