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    Would it be a motorcycle scabbard? Pure...

    Would it be a motorcycle scabbard? Pure speculation.

    The finish on the material looks like it needs to be painted or is mounted internally in a vehicle.

    Interesting find and question...
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    728, In short - not really. Lotsa...

    728,

    In short - not really. Lotsa "...but's..."

    The vinegar does need to be good quality, hence reasonably strong to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Watered down cheap and nasty...
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    SSG - that little blemish is but a mere scratch (...

    SSG - that little blemish is but a mere scratch ( somewhat like the Black Knight facing off the determined King Arthur... The passing of Terry Jones is channeling here..)

    Clean the timber...
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    Good suggestion Bill, you know that will create...

    Good suggestion Bill, you know that will create an "ah-ha" for some quiet readers. :thup:
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    David, you're absolutely spot on. Thank you....

    David, you're absolutely spot on. Thank you. Buggered if I know what happened there. Verdigris was exactly what I was thinking and managed a 't' instead. The power of suggestion, hey? Well, I feel...
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    Alan, a good point and I recognise my comment was...

    Alan, a good point and I recognise my comment was potentially obscure.

    I've and example of both No 8 and No 9. The 8 was specifically chosen as a UK sourced version and not a Kiwi one. There's...
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    Bill, Please don't see this as a pedantic...

    Bill,

    Please don't see this as a pedantic 'dig' just want to make sure that others wanting to search for the details found them easy enough.

    I am grateful for the redline spell check on my...
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    These beauties are very rare in the Antipodes and...

    These beauties are very rare in the Antipodes and I was fortunate enough to pick one up last year for a small fortune. It is built on a Savage No 4 Mk 1* body. The added attraction, to me, is that so...
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    Bill, Mostly spot on. Spelling is Vertigris. ...

    Bill,

    Mostly spot on. Spelling is Vertigris.

    Easily removed with lemon juice and sea salt solution or good quality white vinegar.

    :thup:
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    :rofl: Well, that's just one facet of...

    :rofl:

    Well, that's just one facet of understanding Enfields. Some words that you immediately lose from your vocabulary are: "always" and "never"

    Welcome to the curious and confusing world of...
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    A good question. In eucalypt forests, you'll see...

    A good question. In eucalypt forests, you'll see regrowth in 2 years, as Cinders says, but the bulk of the scrub won't be back to 'healthy' status until at least 5 years. Around the 7-10 year mark...
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    By means of a sample of evidence of my frustration and failure to comprehend the attitude of some when it comes to cleaning, inspecting, repairing, lubricating and preserving, the attached photo is...
  13. Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this...

    Thanks for the comments, folks, will leave this running before responding. Good insight coming through.

    The only observation I can make is, no matter how hard one tries to hit middle ground, some...
  14. Maintenance and the Collecting of Milsurps

    I write this thread with the aim to learn and understand. Your input and views will be helpful and may assist others, so please share your thoughts.

    Recently Iíve bought several items from...
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    Was the lounging prop of choice for the many...

    Was the lounging prop of choice for the many "security guards" and "police" I frequently saw in Cagyan de Oro, Philippines in the mid 90's when I worked there. Usually the muzzle was rusted and was...
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    F10,

    I'd suggest that 'cost' was actually an investment. But I realise what you mean... ;)
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    Bruce, Yes, I've been in contact with Steven...

    Bruce,

    Yes, I've been in contact with Steven in the recent past. Apparently the hobby business of making great bullets was not as attractive as full time, long contract paying work. No jokes...
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    G'Day Pat, a great response, overall. As an...

    G'Day Pat, a great response, overall. As an Enfielditis carrier (I don't suffer from it... I breed it) I concur with your assertions of how the .303 case changes. Dramatically, in many perfectly...
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    Picking up on Alan and Muffet's seemingly...

    Picking up on Alan and Muffet's seemingly different approaches, I'd suggest to those sitting on the sidelines, that this relevant and interesting discussion about exact inaccuracies demonstrates the...
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    Mick, Muffet is the man to describe the...

    Mick,

    Muffet is the man to describe the history of Centrals in detail for you.

    I've just pulled out a Central No 4 (the last and most common) used in Target Rifle discipline and the patents on...
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    Hey, Abitnutz, I'd like to follow Jim's...

    Hey, Abitnutz, I'd like to follow Jim's acknowledgement and congratulate you on:

    1. Your manner of researching first, then asking
    2. Your appreciative communication
    3. Your listening and...
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    Sportco, or Sporting Arms Company Pty Ltd was an...

    Sportco, or Sporting Arms Company Pty Ltd was an Adelaide based firearms manufacturer that sprung up after WWII. It made local, cheap .22LR working rifles for farmers and hunters. Seizing on the...
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    "£1800....... xxxx me! "

    That's an unequivocal: "NO!"

    :lol:
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    Jim, it's interesting how some people demand you...

    Jim, it's interesting how some people demand you provide them with information that you may well have spent years researching and collecting yourself, without so much as a "thank you" or their own...
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    Would be interesting to know the head stamp code.

    Would be interesting to know the head stamp code.
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