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    G'Day 'Groper, Welcome aboard, a few of your...

    G'Day 'Groper,

    Welcome aboard, a few of your fellow Countrymen frequent these pages. Even a few for 'the other country' too...!

    Enjoy. :thup:
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    Yeah, I'd believe anything with Flea Bay... its a...

    Yeah, I'd believe anything with Flea Bay... its a scam that works for them and their mates PayPal first and foremost.

    Remember in this woke world: "Guns are evil"
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    SS, the trick is, naturally, to remove the slack...

    SS, the trick is, naturally, to remove the slack (tolerance) in the timber/steel fitting. The butt should be a near on interference fit into the socket. It should require a little 'persuasion' to...
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    [/COLOR]I collected bayonets for 20 years and...

    [/COLOR]I collected bayonets for 20 years and have spent the last 50 years trying to match up my bayonets with each's rifle. THAT'S how I wound up with 5 #4s. THEN, I realized that 2 of my 1017...
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    Bill, Precisely. Leather washer stopped the...

    Bill,

    Precisely. Leather washer stopped the brass oil bottle form rattling and making unwanted noise and damaging the brass bottle.
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    Pat, Agree with your sentiment. I guess the OP...

    Pat,

    Agree with your sentiment. I guess the OP is actually situationally unaware of the social pressure they've placed on asking questions, expecting answers and not responding in reasonable time....
  7. WTB: Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1 rear sight leaf - Savage made

    G'Day Milsurps community, I'd like your help.

    I'm looking to buy a Savage made No. 4 Mk 1 rear sight leaf, complete. Its going on an almost new rifle, so seeking very good condition item, please....
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    I recall the evil liquid repellent was useful...

    I recall the evil liquid repellent was useful only for starting a wet hexamine tablet in the jungle as it was wonderfully flammable (or perhaps degreasing a transfer case access cover on a Series 3...
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    Its got me thinking of Frank Spencer (from Some...

    Its got me thinking of Frank Spencer (from Some Mothers Do 'ave 'em... sit com of the '70s, starring the extremely talented Michael Crawford)

    Guess that's just me...! :D
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    I'm voting this the best comment I've seen his...

    I'm voting this the best comment I've seen his year! Brilliant! :rofl:
  11. Thread: Book Review

    by 22SqnRAE
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    An that excellent comment, Duke, is exactly why...

    An that excellent comment, Duke, is exactly why soldiers defend freedom and our way of life. To let 5 year olds enjoy being children and grow up in a better world. :thup:
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    Jim, Isn't it because the Q Wallers need...

    Jim, Isn't it because the Q Wallers need something to count? Surely new, shiny, good stuff is more 'fun' counting than the dusty, dirty old stuff... Well so it seemed when I was in...

    Present...
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    Australia went to Korea with '37 Pattern webbing....

    Australia went to Korea with '37 Pattern webbing. Enough said.

    When we were alongside other troops with better stuff, we commonly 'found' some of their stuff to issue to our Diggers. In New...
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    I doubt if I have the stamina to hold on that...

    I doubt if I have the stamina to hold on that long...
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    Can we just have some images of a target...

    Can we just have some images of a target punctured by the said rifle to work on please?
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    No 1 Mk III Thread Sizes - Equivalences

    I've done some research and come up with the following table of equivalences. I have note checked all to confirm, yet.

    Hope this is a good start for others.

    ...
  17. WTB: Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1 Bayonet and Scabbard

    I'm looking for a No 4 Mk1 (cruciform) bayonet and scabbard in good condition.

    Please PM me with what you might have on offer and let's start a conversation.

    Thanks for your interest,
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    Gentlemen, Thank you all. I'll avoid going...

    Gentlemen,

    Thank you all. I'll avoid going sequentially through the list, but I am very appreciative for each and every personal contribution.

    Peter, you certainly got around in the 60's!...
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    G'Day Frederick303, this is an excellent piece,...

    G'Day Frederick303, this is an excellent piece, thank you for the time and knowledge sharing. Just the type of info I was hoping for.
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    Information on No 4 Mk 1* in NZ Service

    G'Day All,

    I'm hoping that I might be able to extract some detailed knowledge from the wider, knowledgeable community about the No 4 Rifle in Kiwi service.

    Of recent times, we in Australia have...
  21. Thread: Pikes Peak

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    I'd wager that with years of experience and...

    I'd wager that with years of experience and developed skill that you'd probably be a damn sight safer than the majority who hop on one. :thup:
  22. What a great project. There's a similar one going...

    What a great project. There's a similar one going with a fellow from Oz interested in learning about the many Lithgow made SMLEs kicking around.

    It's a long project, you won't be getting your...
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    Well Don, looks like you safe in the next Zombie...

    Well Don, looks like you safe in the next Zombie attack...;)
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    I believe that was probably the unsweetened...

    I believe that was probably the unsweetened condensed milk.

    Prior to joining the Army, I only ever drank black tea. Most farmers did where I came from. After needing the sugar kick form the brew...
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    Bob, Good point. I 'spect that why many...

    Bob,

    Good point. I 'spect that why many original photos of the era showed the SOP to be "Paint a 'kn big white star on every horizontal and vertical surface that will accept the standard 44"...
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