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    We've seen those letters dipped in paint used to...

    We've seen those letters dipped in paint used to put scope numbers on No.8 cases for example post-WWII.

    It may have been gauged for Factory Repair at one location and then failed inspection...
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    Might have been done to clear the rear pad on a...

    Might have been done to clear the rear pad on a No.4(T). Would have needed some sort of improvised clamp going over the rear pad and securing with the typical "thumb screw" to take the place of the...
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    The problem is that this Bisonite or whatever...

    The problem is that this Bisonite or whatever they used had to approximate the dimensions and relative positions of the previous wood surfaces, which meant the wood was often roughly chiselled out to...
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    There's another interesting facet to this story...

    There's another interesting facet to this story of the H&H contracts: why would they be seeking thousands of scopes and rifles from Canada at all if 800 a month were coming out of H&H?

    This begs...
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    There is much there for further research. Do you...

    There is much there for further research. Do you know if any of the primary documents cited still exist?



    This curious statement implies some deadline for such "consideration"; do we know when...
  6. Thread: Heydrich's car

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    It's a book I read in university, so can't...

    It's a book I read in university, so can't remember much more about it, but one might think an ex-chemical weapons scientist would be able to bring some expertise to the matter.

    Biological and...
  7. Thread: Heydrich's car

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    Interesting case that. Heydrich was killed with...

    Interesting case that. Heydrich was killed with a biologically contaminated grenade IIRC. One of the Czechs in the team sold out the others and that is how they were tracked down. Col. Moravec...
  8. Just do a search for "how to take a screenshot"....

    Just do a search for "how to take a screenshot". ;) Many keyboards have a dedicated key, usually in the upper right area.
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    Did you make a copy?

    Did you make a copy?
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    Zeiss was no doubt keeping a close eye on...

    Zeiss was no doubt keeping a close eye on developments abroad and pursuing them in the usual systematic fashion. For service use the Grubb design would be much preferable I suspect, especially as...
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    Yes, the more you drank the more believable it...

    Yes, the more you drank the more believable it would seem.:D
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    A little more. The Burghers never did have to...

    A little more. The Burghers never did have to worry about Sir Howard Grubb's sight turning every Tommy into a marksman, and of course neither did the Germans!
    Grubb died in 1931 and apparently it...
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    Came across this recently.

    Came across this recently.
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    "I seen the victims and the damage done, Another...

    "I seen the victims and the damage done,
    Another hole or two in some old gun,
    gone, gone, gone, the value's done."

    With apologies to Neil Young.:lol:

    Know anyone with a TIG welder?

    As per...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=34116&pa...

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=34116&page=1
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    Looks like an "old sweat" for certain, but the...

    Looks like an "old sweat" for certain, but the marks on the Nock's Form would be worth looking at too. My guess would be written off post-WWII as not worth FTR. A long and varied life you can be...
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    Or you can just a screen shot, post it into MS Paint and crop it however pleases you.
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    "Incredibly rare", in fact I've never seen...

    "Incredibly rare", in fact I've never seen another with the three funky little screws behind the objective shade, and the fact that the objective shade locking screw itself is missing fits with the...
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    Fellow some of us around here knew who passed a...

    Fellow some of us around here knew who passed a few years back used to talk about stuff he'd found in Belgium when he worked there in the 70s: Feisler Storch made into a henhouse, FSJ helmets nailed...
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    The "fine adjustment backsight" reference is...

    The "fine adjustment backsight" reference is slightly odd, since it was simply a standard No.4 Rifle backsight!
    A conscious or unconscious hold-over from the description of the No.3 MkI*(T)...
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    I suspect auction fever can strike most strongly...

    I suspect auction fever can strike most strongly when the bidders are either part of a relatively small group or from relatively small area, or else of course present in person. There is a...
  22. I have several, from a few quarts to about five...

    I have several, from a few quarts to about five gallons and your best bet is to look for an older commercial machine by Branson, Quantrex, L & R, Bendix etc. The Chinese machines are reportedly not...
  23. Thread: scope mounts

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    My recollection is that the Parker Hale one piece...

    My recollection is that the Parker Hale one piece mount was stated in the (1931?) catalogue to have "been designed by us during the war"; the implication was that they submitted it - one assumes -...
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    "All men die, but few men truly live."

    "All men die, but few men truly live."
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    Canadians are said to be famous for apologizing,...

    Canadians are said to be famous for apologizing, but I can assure you Canada Post does not use the term "sorry" in any context.

    But of course the habit is more popular in certain linguistic groups...
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