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    I see what you mean, not a thing out there! ...

    I see what you mean, not a thing out there!

    The last batch that hit the UK trade in any number, all seemed to be ex Indian examples with the typical refinishing and ishy screw.

    I've taken my...
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    I bought mine from Georg (Promo) of this parish a...

    I bought mine from Georg (Promo) of this parish a couple of years ago for very reasonable money, Georg is an absolute gentleman to deal with.

    Imported it and she's lovely, post on here somewhere....
  3. Thread: Barrels

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    I was too slow off the mark last week when a...

    I was too slow off the mark last week when a lovely looking Lithgow SMLE came up, not sure of the date, but clearly a post war refurb, coachwood stocked, hole cut foresight ears etc for 250 ......
  4. Well, their later L1A1 and L2A1's were marked SPF...

    Well, their later L1A1 and L2A1's were marked SPF 'rack number' some I have seen have only had SP and a number.

    Just a possibility....
  5. I'll hazard a guess at Singapore Police Force....

    I'll hazard a guess at Singapore Police Force....
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    No doubt the gunners and RAAF Huey crews saved...

    No doubt the gunners and RAAF Huey crews saved the day Ron.

    The troops gave an excellent account of themselves, but running out of ammo and a force of overwhelming numbers would have inevitably...
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    Just for fun, here's a good friend and fellow...

    Just for fun, here's a good friend and fellow Milsurper putting the Carbine through its paces on Wednesday.

    He rather enjoyed it, it's one of those rifles that always puts a stupid smile on your...
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    Film Danger Close

    Hi all,

    I don't know if anyone else has posted regarding this excellent film yet, but I watched the Australian film Danger Close the other night, about the ANZAC battle at Long Tan, its an...
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    Hmm, I know exactly what you're saying Inland,...

    Hmm, I know exactly what you're saying Inland, but, as the tape works, I'm reluctant to modify any part of a rare original!

    I think I'll monitor the situation and see how it works....
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    The L59A1 is a case aside, as it falls foul...

    The L59A1 is a case aside, as it falls foul regarding it being an official deactivation. That means it has to be deactivated to whatever the latest revolving door specifications the Home office...
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    Same here, I have a few cutaway Firearms... ...

    Same here, I have a few cutaway Firearms...

    All regarded as non Firearms by my Police force after checking.

    The only advice I was given was to purchase them through an RFD (paper trail covering...
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    I wonder if anyone has an L59A1 on their...

    I wonder if anyone has an L59A1 on their certificate Shaun?

    In the UK it falls between the licencing gaps, I would say "deactivated by other means" Licencing probably wouldn't agree.

    The...
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    Providing it looked ok after inspection, I would...

    Providing it looked ok after inspection, I would be sorely tempted to put a few rounds through it, even if it was just the once!

    It's such an interesting piece, I've had the pleasure to own or...
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    A couple of pieces of insulation tape added to...

    A couple of pieces of insulation tape added to the rear and it's solid in the stock with no movement, I've only got 25 rounds left of .30 carbine, but I'll see how fast the tape compresses.
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    Shes already on here, here's my thread... ...

    Shes already on here, here's my thread...

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=69194
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    Thanks mate, I'll carefully investigate options,...

    Thanks mate, I'll carefully investigate options, I might try the carefully applied electrical tape to the recoil plate route and see how that works first.

    If that works, I'll leave as is and...
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    BSA production information.

    Hi all,

    Like many of us, we start with an interest in a particular Milsurp, from there, as our interest grows, we dig into the history and manufacture.

    My main interest is British service...
  18. That certainly is a beautiful rifle.....

    That certainly is a beautiful rifle.....
  19. Ah, didn't spot the round bolt! Close, but no...

    Ah, didn't spot the round bolt!

    Close, but no cigar!
  20. I'm no expert Mike, being a somewhat recent...

    I'm no expert Mike, being a somewhat recent convert to all things M1 Carbine.

    But this example appears to be a very nice and desirable Carbine with correct early features.

    Type 1 barrel band....
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    Is that a No4 butt?

    Is that a No4 butt?
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    A warm welcome to the forum! If it was part of...

    A warm welcome to the forum!

    If it was part of the refurbished 1945 Lithgows, it would certainly be matching numbers.

    It would also clearly show a Lithgow ftr date on the butt in this format...
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    Absolutely, love my C stocked A4 build, I haven't...

    Absolutely, love my C stocked A4 build, I haven't shot her in a long while, I must get and shoot her soon.....
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    Cheers Pickax, it makes me shudder when I hear of...

    Cheers Pickax, it makes me shudder when I hear of people using aggressive chemicals on old Milsurps, when usually all that's needed is a non invasive treatment like red scotchbrite and water and a...
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    Is that the same swivel as the examples found on...

    Is that the same swivel as the examples found on Martini Carbines Simon? Im sure my AC11 Carbine swivel is identical to that....
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