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    Salutary, very wise words there Doc.........

    Salutary, very wise words there Doc.........
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    The machinery for your rifle WAS British! It...

    The machinery for your rifle WAS British! It came from BSA. They were required to retain and maintain the old No4 manufacturing capacity on a care and maintenance basis for 10 years after the last...
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    As a bit of an aside to the thrust of the thread,...

    As a bit of an aside to the thrust of the thread, the only Indian troops that turned their backs in Malaya were the Garwalhis (sorry about the spelling) who were referred to by all as 'The Galloping...
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    Interesting. No wonder that we'd never seen...

    Interesting. No wonder that we'd never seen them. Introduced and declared obsolete on the same day. You have to do it that long winded way to bring the item onto the VAOS list and codify it before...
  5. If I was you, I would rethink things........ The...

    If I was you, I would rethink things........ The correct eye relief is where you get the FULL sight picture - the full field of view! If you get whacked by the sight, that is a gentle reminder that...
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    Not as simple as that Dan........ The...

    Not as simple as that Dan........ The unfortunates on the other end of the incoming can't see the tracer and even if they can, they know that as soon as the 81's get the map coordinates, they'll be...
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    I like your turn of phrase Brian! In Australia...

    I like your turn of phrase Brian! In Australia we had plenty of sayings/phrases like that, that I quickly learned! When I got back to the UK, they thought I was talking in a foreign language!
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    When we were test firing the minigun we fired...

    When we were test firing the minigun we fired them non stop until the barrels were as bald as the proverbial badgers ar5e. Fired out to sea at an RAF range, the bullets went, well...., simply...
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    While I don';t do them any more, the mechanics...

    While I don';t do them any more, the mechanics part of our instrument course was forever and as for the optics, I bluffed my way through it all - in much the same way as I semi-learned and bluffed my...
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    Sterling did the same, just converted 32...

    Sterling did the same, just converted 32 rounders. The good news for Sterling was that they could utilise damaged magazines that had come i from nations who had sent their L2's in for...
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    Thought so. But on the stand-alone AA tripod it...

    Thought so. But on the stand-alone AA tripod it was sightless, using tracer. I liked tracer with the GPMG and the Vickers. Used to load the last 10 in the belt with tracer just to show the gun...
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    Raised sights eh? I don't recall ever seeing...

    Raised sights eh? I don't recall ever seeing mention of raised sights being made for or available for the drum. Surely, if such were available, they'd be part of the drum kit. I always thought...
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    Strangely, while I had access to the DGIOB...

    Strangely, while I had access to the DGIOB Director General, Indian Ordnance Board papers relating to the Sten gun, I never saw any mention of this very short magazine. You can actually see that it...
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    WTB: No5/L1A1 bayonet scabbard

    Don't need the spring or mouthpiece - or even the frog button. Slight dents acceptable. Need for a small conversion project so being a bit tatty with parts missing doesn't matter. PM me
    Peter...
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    If I remember correctly, goiung back a few years,...

    If I remember correctly, goiung back a few years, of the three that we had at Warminster and the two at Shrivenham, they were all different in some way of another either mechanically, internally or...
  16. Brian is correct. The spring forces the rim...

    Brian is correct. The spring forces the rim against the shallowing sidewall of the body and causes the extractor to act as a fulcrum to eject the case.
  17. The Sterling book is being reprinted and upgraded...

    The Sterling book is being reprinted and upgraded by Pen and Sword books as we speak. New info regarding the Sterling Company and its demise plus some from James Edmiston and lots more about the...
  18. Mmmmmmmm, news to me Strangely. But I could be...

    Mmmmmmmm, news to me Strangely. But I could be wrong
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    I have never seen that film before. Obviously...

    I have never seen that film before. Obviously made at Hythe, at the Small Arms School hence SASC on the shoulder titles there (SAS on the rear of the 15cwt truck). If my friend Maurice Fogwell was...
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    I can't seem to put SPT/54 into a steel manufacturer category. Not saying that it isn't of course but it's not the usual ones we see like CF etc etc, Interesting.
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    We used to just strip a couple of clips or pick...

    We used to just strip a couple of clips or pick up a slack handful of ammo in our right hand (or left hand if you were one of the cack-handers), hold the mag on our left knee and slip the rounds in,...
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    To be honest Al, he is asking the ' my car won't...

    To be honest Al, he is asking the ' my car won't start, what's the matter with it' question. Simply too little info to proceed further.................
  23. DE1** = Enfield Mk1/2 SPT 54 don't know but...

    DE1** = Enfield Mk1/2
    SPT 54 don't know but Police something, 1954
    Yes, 45 = year or production
    Hands of Thor, the barrel strap is too tight. But remember after a bit of use it will(?) loosen up....
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    The FIRST question is this. How hard is it to...

    The FIRST question is this. How hard is it to lift the bolt. If it is hard then that is primary extraction and is so, it is without doubt a chamber problem.
  25. They look very nice for Mk2's. There is a short...

    They look very nice for Mk2's. There is a short article about the various binos on this forum if you look hard or if someone can point to it. The Mk2's didn't have desiccation screws or stop-down...
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