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    There's something about the engraved serial...

    There's something about the engraved serial number font which looks a bit European, e.g. German... is it just me? Did the European nations e.g. Germany receive any No 4 (T)s after the war?
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    I would think that, if all 4 magazines are not...

    I would think that, if all 4 magazines are not feeding, then it is not likely that all 4 magazines need their lips tweaking. It's more likely the ammo [overall length? contour of the bullet?] or the...
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    Lovely wood - can you post details of who made...

    Lovely wood - can you post details of who made it, their contact details, and the cost?
    I expect you are busy making a brass bolt to go through the draws? That would help stop the two sides...
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    Is this helpful? Reproduction, Metal Hardware...

    Is this helpful?
    Reproduction, Metal Hardware Set for Chest No15 Mk1 (No4(T) Sniper Rifle)104777
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    Its a Snider, off ticket, in obsolete cal. .577"...

    Its a Snider, off ticket, in obsolete cal. .577" - does that make it simpler?
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    How to ship antique firearm from UK to USA?

    I am considering shipping a Snider from the UK to the USA - now, I know it's not a Lee Enfield, but you guys are very expert on this topic and I don't know where else to get info.
    Specifically, do I...
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    Also bear in mind that these days the cost of the...

    Also bear in mind that these days the cost of the rifle will likely be be less than a few hundred rounds of store-bought ammo.
    303 British Ammo For Sale - 174 gr FMJBT Ammunition In Stock by Prvi...
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    You can check prices from Liberty Tree Collectors...

    You can check prices from Liberty Tree Collectors
    https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?pageStyle=h&idcategory=62
    You'll need: Forestock; front handguard; rear...
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    Stunning!

    Stunning!
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    Others will know more, but I reckon that's a good...

    Others will know more, but I reckon that's a good rifle, at a good price. Windage adjustable rear sights often come up on ebay if you wanted one; but once zero'ed by adjusting the foresight blade I...
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    Lovely result! You could blacken the brass...

    Lovely result! You could blacken the brass sunshade with cold blue. Need to remove any lacquer and de-grease first.
  12. I have found an excellent source for tubular...

    I have found an excellent source for tubular spacers on a number of rifles, in the form of old golf clubs. The taper or step design means you can usually get the diameter you want. Old clubs can be...
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    Rugby and Enfields

    I really enjoyed watching today's match in a bar in a little Free State town in the Afrikaner heartland. Oops to keep this on topic: is there a connection between Lee Enfields and Rugby?

    Sorry,...
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    Value? I really love these coy threads "hey guys, what's...

    I really love these coy threads "hey guys, what's it worth?" Such subtle marketing fools me every time, that's for sure.
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    Daan will know better, but I could hazard a guess...

    Daan will know better, but I could hazard a guess that XSAW is a sold-out-of-service mark and stands for: Ex Suid Afrikaanse Weermag [Ex South African Army].
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    Two interesting scoped rifles for sale [ UK]

    I have absolutely no knowledge of the sellers nor the rifles, but it being a dull day I thought I might draw UK forummers' attention to these two - if posting links to guns for sale is not allowed,...
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    Value? Enough. If I never hear about this rifle again,...

    Enough. If I never hear about this rifle again, it'll be too soon.
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    The U with broad arrow certainly would fit with a...

    The U with broad arrow certainly would fit with a SA acceptance mark... though I am used to seeing such markings on the metal rather than the wood.
    I can't comment on the significance of DOW.
    As...
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    I'd be very interested to see the marks on the...

    I'd be very interested to see the marks on the wood that you think may be South African.
    Rob
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    Hmm... the Boer Mauser carbine had the sling...

    Hmm... the Boer Mauser carbine had the sling swivel and saddle ring on the left when issued, so as to avoid the bolt digging in to your back when on horseback.
    But: when shooting, if you hold the...
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    One more

    One more
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    Lee Speed Carbines in ABW

    These Lee Speed carbines turn up in photos of the Anglo Boer War. Attached is a picture of Cmdt-Gen. Jan Smuts [rear, 4th from left] and his men in May 1902; two of the men in front appear to have...
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    Reloading question

    What are the merits of crimping .303 reloads?
    Specifically, does crimping make the ammo significantly more accurate?
    I haven't crimped any of my rifle ammo for years, but I would be interested to...
  24. Rayg Is this also a rifle you are "trying to...

    Rayg
    Is this also a rifle you are "trying to value"?
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    Mr Clark, my suggestion is certainly not what an...

    Mr Clark, my suggestion is certainly not what an armourer would do, that's absolutely certain.
    I await incoming, but, I am feeling immortal, so let me clarify:

    As I read it, Joje is in a...
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