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  1. Scrape some blood residue out of the nooks and...

    Scrape some blood residue out of the nooks and crannies, send it in to Ancestry with your $75 and see what comes back!
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    Some sort of Sterling variant?

    Found this old print at an estate sale. The "CND" suggests some of sort of Canadian project?
  3. Thread: Ross 35 WCF

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    And for goodness sake don't "restore" anything...

    And for goodness sake don't "restore" anything about it until we see it please.

    The manual is probably unique and a scan of that should be in the public domain if you feel like doing so?
  4. Personally I would want to see close ups of the...

    Personally I would want to see close ups of the tag. ;)
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    A lot of the guns were already old when the...

    A lot of the guns were already old when the current owners got them, and they'll outlive the next batch too.

    I read it as Covid plus no one wants to step up to the plate and take over the leg...
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    If not screwed most likely soldered.

    If not screwed most likely soldered.
  7. A long time now. Comment: over-priced.

    A long time now.

    Comment: over-priced.
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    It's really quite simple: they understand that...

    It's really quite simple: they understand that those without a positive birthrate are dead societies. And besides, they probably plan to populate those places where the locals don't - and why not?? ...
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    And so they stamped some proof marks in it again?

    And so they stamped some proof marks in it again?
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    Hitler Youth in training? They're singing, but...

    Hitler Youth in training? They're singing, but from the state of their fatigues, they are probably fatigued!

    "Tomorrow Belongs to Us"?

    Next week someone else! :p
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    We wouldn't want to encourage racial profiling...

    We wouldn't want to encourage racial profiling you see - either positive or negative. ;)
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    I agree. The only interesting feature is the...

    I agree. The only interesting feature is the early - or perhaps late production ocular housing.
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    Scope is original, base is not = repro.

    Scope is original, base is not = repro.
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    Yes, and his Dutch engineers under General...

    Yes, and his Dutch engineers under General Eblé(?) held up with their hands the bridge over the Beresina by which he escaped. Napoleon had previously ordered Eblé to destroy his mobile forges as...
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    And with "one born every minute" the wait usually...

    And with "one born every minute" the wait usually isn't too long.
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    The month digit looks to be a mis-strike. Either...

    The month digit looks to be a mis-strike. Either a 1 turned clockwise 90°, or a 7 turned upside down and held on the wrong angle.

    As it doesn't appear to have been erased I would doubt there is...
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    Not the brightest design was it? The rattling...

    Not the brightest design was it? The rattling about probably wouldn't do the adjustment drums/knobs much good either.
    And the fabric no doubt got wet and stayed that way for too long. They...
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    Yes, the "LC" quite likely was put on at the...

    Yes, the "LC" quite likely was put on at the factory by 1917.

    Production or at least assembly of rifles seems to have continued into 1918 as well, despite the expropriation of the factory and the...
  19. Thread: Ross Sniper

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    The film footage with the scoped Ross is fake as...

    The film footage with the scoped Ross is fake as tits on a bull. The character holding the rifle clearly doesn't have a clue, and proceeds to fumble the loading while he fakes the kick of the rifle....
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    And your firing pin problem sounds like a weak...

    And your firing pin problem sounds like a weak firing pin spring. I've noticed that on quite a few Rosses. You could find a comparable spring or try getting the original re-tempered.
  21. Thread: SMLE No1 MkV

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    There was probably plenty of Japanese-made .303...

    There was probably plenty of Japanese-made .303 around, not to mention the vast stocks captured in 1941 and probably little used by the Japanese. The battlefields would have been gleaned by the...
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    The Templars had to go: they combined a military...

    The Templars had to go: they combined a military monastic order answerable only to the Pope, an international banking and credit system, and a private army, with a proscription against usury!
    ...
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    You're quite right! I must have been falling...

    You're quite right! I must have been falling asleep there: Large Chamber it is. :dunno:

    Usually the numbers banged into the MkIII's issued to the Royal Navy are preceded by a couple of letters,...
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    Whatever you do, don't clean it more than that. ...

    Whatever you do, don't clean it more than that. Might have lived with a Kar98 at some point and the bolts were swapped by perhaps heirs who didn't know any better. Ask around if you can.
  25. Thread: Gew 98 Scope?

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    If you want an original you will pay a lot and...

    If you want an original you will pay a lot and wait a lot. If you want repro's, they are out there - at least of the mounts.
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