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    And that was my point.......as the first photo's...

    And that was my point.......as the first photo's posted by the OP clearly showed the M47C and the 1" marking......(not a 1*)
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    The BSA M47C code is clearly visible in the...

    The BSA M47C code is clearly visible in the photographs.
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    The Law book was considered the reference bible...

    The Law book was considered the reference bible for many years, in the absence of anything else, but does contain outdated and incorrect info, so has been 'superceeded' in that regard by the Karem &...
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    It will depend on when in 1940 it was made. The...

    It will depend on when in 1940 it was made.
    The cupped butt plates started to be introduced in very late 1940, so generally a 1940 rifle will be a flat butt plate.
    A Gustloff Werke makers code is...
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    Not easy to do that when there's been so few on...

    Not easy to do that when there's been so few on the market since then :)

    I've only seen one put up by Highwood Classics on his website that already had a reserve set against it with no price, so...
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    It was wartime..... I learnt many years ago...

    It was wartime.....


    I learnt many years ago in collecting this sort of stuff..........to never say never when it comes to markings on wartime old poop and pie crust :lol:

    Oddities abound...
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    Wow, that 20746 Mk.3 is very close to my scope,...

    Wow, that 20746 Mk.3 is very close to my scope, mine is 20780 :)
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    That's about the going rate for them over here,...

    That's about the going rate for them over here, when they come up for sale. Most I've seen one for sale was 1400 (AUS$2500) and that was a couple of years ago. Whether it sold for that or not is...
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    Jeez mate.......glad to hear you're still with...

    Jeez mate.......glad to hear you're still with us, and fair play to the missus for dragging your arse to ED :bow:

    As said, good job it happened just after the bike ride and not during :eek:
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    The Kings African Rifles were equipped with No.5...

    The Kings African Rifles were equipped with No.5 during their service in Malaya in the '50's and was still largely equipped with No.5's when disbanded in 1963.
    Those No.5's from that source are...
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    It says they are out of stock on their website...

    It says they are out of stock on their website though....?
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    They sold out of them late last year IIRC. ...

    They sold out of them late last year IIRC.

    ---------- Post added at 07:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:22 PM ----------



    Can't recall seeing any with decent bore's for sale under...
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    I would expect that Lithgow were the last to make...

    I would expect that Lithgow were the last to make brand new 303 SMLE barrel's......I guess, they have long since scrapped all their original Mk.3 machinary?
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    Armalon are the only ones in the UK that could do...

    Armalon are the only ones in the UK that could do it, as they have all the old Enfield and Parker-Hale equipment.
    They've just built a batch of straight-pull L1A1 SLR's from parts kits and new...
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    Lothar-Walther make barrels for SMLE.....a mate...

    Lothar-Walther make barrels for SMLE.....a mate of mine used to own a rebuilt SMLE that had been fitted with a new L-W barrel by a UK gunsmith.
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    Yep, 1st Airborne Division were re-equipped with...

    Yep, 1st Airborne Division were re-equipped with No.5's that they took to Norway in spring of 1945.

    Photo's existing of 52nd Div troops with No.5's in Holland in November 1944.
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    Except they were never designed for the...

    Except they were never designed for the Jungle.......

    Should be referred to the Mountain or Airborne Carbine if anything...... :lol:

    First used in action by 52nd Lowland Division in Holland in...
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    You'll be amazingly lucky if that happens. Is...

    You'll be amazingly lucky if that happens.

    Is the mag that came with the No.5 number matching?
    If so, I would just keep tuning it until it feeds well, rather than fitting another one, that will...
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    How they been stored for the past 70 odd year...

    How they been stored for the past 70 odd year most likely.

    I've seen similar on old unused rubber face masks of the WW2 British Army gas respirators......they go exactly the same way if you look...
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    That looks exactly like the one I got from Apex...

    That looks exactly like the one I got from Apex which arrived here in the UK yesterday, but I haven't as yet done anything with it......actually your's look like it's less white than mine, but I'm...
  21. Thread: L59A1 worth ?

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    As an FAC holder I wouldn't want to put that to...

    As an FAC holder I wouldn't want to put that to the test......!
    Would a RFD sell one though, now in 2020, as it can't be UK proofed and it can't have a UK de-act proof stamp without being further...
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    :lol: I know that never get it finished...

    :lol: I know that never get it finished feeling.......

    Good to know the repro's are lasting a bit longer than originals. As you say, they aren't a thing for doing a lot of miles in, because of the...
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    Certainly not the second one :D

    Certainly not the second one :D
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    Gulp....... And you don't get much mileage out...

    Gulp.......

    And you don't get much mileage out of them either from memory........presume you have access to a low lowder then for carting the thing about?
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    Well done that man.......... :super: What's...

    Well done that man.......... :super:

    What's the track supply situation like now, are they being reproduced now by someone, as when I was messing about with ex-mil WW2 vehicles in the early 90's,...
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