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    "Z" indicates nitrocelulose powder charge (ie....

    "Z" indicates nitrocelulose powder charge (ie. Not cordite).
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    case head failure resulting in a "double feed"

    case head failure resulting in a "double feed"
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    British .30-06 aircraft guns (Browning MkII...

    British .30-06 aircraft guns (Browning MkII ie)"MG40")
  4. There are no known LB snipers in the 72L block...

    There are no known LB snipers in the 72L block (not even experimental).

    The engraving for the serial number on the spring bar is an obvious fake.

    the base mount is (in my opinion) 95% probably...
  5. Thread: Butt plate

    by Lee Enfield
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    Bren Gun Butt MARSTAR CANADA...

    Bren Gun Butt MARSTAR CANADA
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    Which bases do you have?

    Which bases do you have?
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    106482 The lowest commercial Mk5 so far...

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    The lowest commercial Mk5 so far (Serial # 152)...and in the US - should have been manufactured c.1967/68 ...possibly early enough to be transferable in the USA depending on when it was...
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    I had a "post war" dated "commercial" BSA No4MkI...

    I had a "post war" dated "commercial" BSA No4MkI which had the D6E inspectors stamp in the conventional No4T location.

    Raises the question of whether the rifle was returned to BSA by H&H, or was...
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    N95 is unlikely to be effective as the N95 is for...

    N95 is unlikely to be effective as the N95 is for filtering particulates (ie. dust)
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    The aluminum top cover was just stupid. The...

    The aluminum top cover was just stupid.

    The bipod on the barrel (of the originals) was just stupidity illustrating a lack of end user input.

    The bolts and firing pin issues...need i say...
  11. Sticky: Could it have been one of the XL42 rifles which...

    Could it have been one of the XL42 rifles which was converted to L42A1 standard and reshipped after trials?
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    The published story of the invasion indicates...

    The published story of the invasion indicates that an L42 was used to delay an Argy ship.

    I have also seen photos that seem to indicate that the British had at least 1 L42 on the island prior to...
  13. I've seen several of that design bracket (on...

    I've seen several of that design bracket (on guns) - all advertised as original.
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    Long Branch No4 T snipers appear to have had the...

    Long Branch No4 T snipers appear to have had the Rings (partially at least) numbered right from "day 1".

    My understanding is that the instruction to number the rings of British No4 T rifles was...
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    Had to have been more than that. I've seen at...

    Had to have been more than that. I've seen at least 50, and I'm a long way from Inglis.

    I would think during the 2 year period it would be at least 2 per day.

    The one I continue to own is...
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    I would think repaired rear tube from No.53?

    I would think repaired rear tube from No.53?
  17. Thread: no4t

    by Lee Enfield
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    In the not so clear photos of the scope mount, i...

    In the not so clear photos of the scope mount, i think it resembles one of the "Italian" type repros which has been worked over.

    Perhaps clearer focus photos would be possible?
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    I like the Patt. 51 bren pouches, they make great...

    I like the Patt. 51 bren pouches, they make great supply pouches for hunting.
  19. .455 because of the British acceptance markings....

    .455 because of the British acceptance markings.

    If you remove the Grips, there should be a capital "E" stamped on the frame.

    Post WW1 barrel due to the re-inforce against the frame (1919 and...
  20. Sticky: Any sign of serial number 02134c ?

    Any sign of serial number 02134c ?
  21. Your New Service was built as a .455 in the...

    Your New Service was built as a .455 in the 1914-16 period.

    The barrel is from the end of production (mid 1930's to early 1940's).
    It's not factory Bluing.

    Many NOS spare parts (barrels and...
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    Rob, look again at the timeline: 8 July '44,...

    Rob, look again at the timeline:

    8 July '44, they enquired on 4,000 "instruments" to be delivered by April '45.

    August '44 they are disappointed to learn that April '45 is not realistic.

    I...
  23. Sticky: I'm not Gil, but the M86/M87 was marketed to...

    I'm not Gil, but the M86/M87 was marketed to Military, Police and Civilian purchasers.

    The only military adoption of which I'm aware was Canada as the C3A1.

    Numerous M86/M87 rifles for sale in...
  24. Sticky: https://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp/fullCata...

    https://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=S0320+++4100+&refno=++147534&saletype=
    That is NOT an M85, it is an M86/M87

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    As usual I was looking for something else and...

    As usual I was looking for something else and stumbled across the document.

    I believe i made a copy, haven't been able to relocate it yet.
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