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    Just spoke to a man that knows. Brand new butt,...

    Just spoke to a man that knows. Brand new butt, either dark or pale 80. Or you can have two used but easily and readily restoreable for 50. Other woodwork......... how many tons do you need he...
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    Mmmmmmm.......... I'm sure that we all know how...

    Mmmmmmm.......... I'm sure that we all know how to find the centre if you don't mind me saying F10. It's just physically slitting using hand tools - on site and across a small diameter compound...
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    Mission creep....., er, creeping in! We have...

    Mission creep....., er, creeping in! We have already ascertained that the Mk1 butts are available quite readily in various other parts of the world It's just whether the person wants to pay for...
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    Cal50 has already stated the obvious. There are...

    Cal50 has already stated the obvious. There are butts in the UK - I know a few - but getting one across the pond will cost a few 's
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    What you have is an Enfield made No2 Mk1* (or...

    What you have is an Enfield made No2 Mk1* (or 1/1) pistol

    Biit of advice for you. If it's reliability you want, then that's the gun for you. But I advise against using it in any shooting...
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    There is a lot of photographic evidence to show...

    There is a lot of photographic evidence to show later production Mk1 Brens with Mk1 butts fitted from new. The Mk1 butt was declared obsolescent at some date unknown, probably when Enfield ceased...
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    Or even better still, if you are into originality...

    Or even better still, if you are into originality or concourse examples in your collection, forget all of the above. Just cut the short screw in half, sit cut end in lathe, square off, centre and...
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    The theory and practice of springs in relation to...

    The theory and practice of springs in relation to SMG's is quite complicated and strange. At a point it's one of the areas where at a certain frequency, something strange happens. I will do a bit...
  9. The white MA logo is MECAR as I recall. It took...

    The white MA logo is MECAR as I recall. It took many years and tears for the military to finally sink in that you'\d never get enough dynamite into a 556 cartridge to hurl an effective rifle...
  10. Personally, as soon as I saw the FNR stamped...

    Personally, as soon as I saw the FNR stamped markings I thought that they were too recent. If you see stamp markings on rifle woodwork, after a year or so, the wood seems to close down on the marks...
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    You're right BAR, it was meant to bear the weight...

    You're right BAR, it was meant to bear the weight of your shoulder or chest. The same tool had loads of uses on the Bren and BESA too.. Buffer nut, pistol grip, No1 and 2 pistol chamber scrubber...
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    I could write a book about things stuck in...

    I could write a book about things stuck in barrels. But an even BETTER book about the antics of the blokes attempts to get the even greater amount of stuck stuff out again before they just HAD to...
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    Nigels photo shows the commercial 'de-luxe'...

    Nigels photo shows the commercial 'de-luxe' version of the BRACES, hand, Armourers. The real McCoy were a tad more agricultural!!! No fancy wood top bit to push on....., it was just a round...
  14. Fitting grooved instead of plain....... Why?

    Fitting grooved instead of plain....... Why?
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    Nope......., still a bit perplexed. So for the...

    Nope......., still a bit perplexed. So for the L1 barrel, the 303 pullthrough is OK - as we all know. That's because...... anyway. But for the gas cylinder the .303 pullthrough is a no-no. That's...
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    There was a little paste-over amendment for the...

    There was a little paste-over amendment for the caption as I recall. But, as they say in all the polite circles, xhit happens
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    I'm a bit puzzled as to why a .303 pullthrough...

    I'm a bit puzzled as to why a .303 pullthrough won't work in a 762! Or am I missing something?
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    We had the originals for that handbook and a...

    We had the originals for that handbook and a zillion others and the photo is upside down. So it would have been correct as first envisaged but the printer rotated the photo so the bottom scope...
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    Yes, it's what we called a 40/70 version with a...

    Yes, it's what we called a 40/70 version with a shorter barrel and radar directed.
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    There was no insect repellent in the known...

    There was no insect repellent in the known universe that would keep Aussie based midges amd mossies based around the Caungra area/Shoalwater bay away from me. They made an automatic beeline for me....
  21. If it's the sight that I am thinking about, it is...

    If it's the sight that I am thinking about, it is a commercial update of the Mk1 No4 sight. Not UK military issue except that a mickey mouse variant was fitted to the P-H L81 rifle, which used the...
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    We always understood that the wood handle ones...

    We always understood that the wood handle ones were issued for the tropics because the insect repellent simply melted the plastic handles and by the time you had brushed the sights clean the handle...
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    The Precistas were pretty reliable but there were...

    The Precistas were pretty reliable but there were only a couple of contracts with them due to being a tad more expensive. The CWC's were said to be waterproof - in that they let the water IN but...
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    That's amazing........... I knew I'd written something up some time ago and it wasn't here but blowed if I could find it. Anyway, there it is, duplicated plus a bit extra.

    Reminds me of the old...
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    The 44 pattern bino cases were a bit of a joke...

    The 44 pattern bino cases were a bit of a joke because they were just too small to fit a pair of No2 binos!!!! Well, you could get them in if the case was wringing wet through (which it often was...
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