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  1. It was made at Fazackerly, not by Fazackerly. ...

    It was made at Fazackerly, not by Fazackerly.

    Fazackerly is suburb of Liverpool.
  2. 20+ years ago, when I was involved with the AB...

    20+ years ago, when I was involved with the AB Recce Association, I was privileged to have known a number of the 1st AB Recce survivors such as Des Evans, Ken Hope etc., and dear old Chalky White,...
  3. As its matching except the stock, my guess it...

    As its matching except the stock, my guess it might have been a duffel cut bring-back, and at some point once back in USA, instead of repairing the original stock they have replaced it with an uncut...
  4. Echo what has been said above - looks to be a...

    Echo what has been said above - looks to be a potential matching un-messed with rifle - :clap: photos of the bolt would be nice to see if all matching though.

    If you are really lucky, it maybe the...
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    Looks like a repro to me.......photos are not...

    Looks like a repro to me.......photos are not well taken, but the tube looks to be devoid of any markings whatsoever, and it does have the round head screws, and certainly none of the markings as...
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    Not sure what you mean by opinion of what it is?...

    Not sure what you mean by opinion of what it is?

    It appears to be exactly what it's described as being, i.e a composite scoped M91/30.
    The issue is whether its a composite using genuine parts...
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    I would avoid a post war one. RC's are you best...

    I would avoid a post war one. RC's are you best bet (especially if you find one that hasn't had the waff's peened, as not all of the Soviet factories did it) but even they are getting hard to find...
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    Some could be post war, some with low numbers...

    Some could be post war, some with low numbers could likely be pre-war commercial scopes, having a quick look on ebay. The dodgy guy in Frankfurt has quite a few for sale as per normal. Anything in...
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    Civilian scope almost certainly. Does the...

    Civilian scope almost certainly.

    Does the elevation adjustment ring have markings on it or is it unmarked? Military scope were marked with BDC grads, civie hunter scopes were unmarked. A photo of...
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    Aah....in that case if the bore on that one is...

    Aah....in that case if the bore on that one is OK, it would likely be a great rifle for that most likely.
    I just thought there was a specific reason he wanted an untouched RC.

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    I think the odds on a RC having a matched bolt...

    I think the odds on a RC having a matched bolt are literally one in a million.....

    I would expect that it was a RC, that someone has tried to force match (bolt number) and faked as much as...
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    Well, its the first I've heard of any attempt to...

    Well, its the first I've heard of any attempt to fake a Russian Capture?
    Trying to force match RC's into being original matching, yes, but not faking a RC.
    I suppose given the way RC's are now...
  13. Thread: Medal Ribbons

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    Shouldn't the Italy Star and the reserve medal...

    Shouldn't the Italy Star and the reserve medal ribbons be swapped around, with Italy Star, War medal, defense medal & Reserve medal being the correct order....???
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    Impossible to know. Almost all butt markings...

    Impossible to know.
    Almost all butt markings seen on No.5's were applied by one or more of which ever military they ended up with them after being surplussed/gift aided by the British Army.
    They...
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    As said its CGI...........you could tell straight...

    As said its CGI...........you could tell straight away in the first few secs by looking at the trees.

    Clever though.
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    If its the one I'm thinking of, it was on...

    If its the one I'm thinking of, it was on surplusrifleforum.org
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    Sticky: You've just answered you're own question.... ...

    You've just answered you're own question....

    Supply and demand fix the price, and as you've worked out, the supply isn't there anymore, but the demand is, hence the prices are what they are.
    Even...
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    We see that in the UK already, as for a few years...

    We see that in the UK already, as for a few years now its getting very hard for any shooting club to obtain any sort of bank account, as most of the banks decline to provide once shooting is...
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    Yes, been known about for a while now. ...

    Yes, been known about for a while now.

    Probably why the Regt role is being changed and this new Ranger role as well as RM being used more for what the Regt did. Which was a very strange...
  20. Thread: ENGLAND V ITALY

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    Yep, caught on tv cameras, and still shots were...

    Yep, caught on tv cameras, and still shots were shown in press.
    Being old I can't equate the cheating to win theatricals of modern footie, and Sterlings dive to 'win' that penalty sticks in my...
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    Likewise...:( Back in 2019, I'd pre-booked my...

    Likewise...:(
    Back in 2019, I'd pre-booked my time off work for 2020 with a view to going to it, as I had intended going in 2019, but all the delays brought about by my on-off-on house move that...
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    Yep, maybe the original stock was duffle cut, and...

    Yep, maybe the original stock was duffle cut, and either the end piece was lost or the repair failed at some point and this was a later replacement stock?

    As for the original story, unlikely it...
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    The ex-Charles Church/Dave Price/Ed Russell...

    The ex-Charles Church/Dave Price/Ed Russell Hurricane XII looks great in it's 46 Sqn scheme. Nice to honor an Aussie BoB pilot that was from the local area to Scone.
  24. Most likely yes, been there since 1940. Probably...

    Most likely yes, been there since 1940. Probably disabled and split by a soldier when ammo ran out.
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    Very, very few of them about.

    Very, very few of them about.
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