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  1. RS2 186

    Note the precise style of the marking - the Imperial German Army was very picky about this!

    R cursive
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    S
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    2 (slightly smaller font size than the S)
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    186 ( slightly smaller font size than...
  2. Carbine bayonet band - how tight and where?

    I have a carbine with which I have won a couple of competitions and been well placed in others. Everything is OK except the barrel band, on which I had to fix the screw with a twist of wire in the...
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    What Gilevi has done (and very well too) is...

    What Gilevi has done (and very well too) is cleaning. Rust was never part of the original finish! He has removed what was NOT intended to be there.
    But be cautious - to go further and reblue a part...
  4. No.1234 was forever No.1234

    Didier, the photos in your post #26 show that the number was re-stamped, with the same number as before, over the original marking, which was obviously judged to be inadequately legible.

    As the...
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    Well my information was that the CIE stands for...

    Well my information was that the CIE stands for Companie. I.e. they were given to the French in WW2 and later passed on by the French to the North African colonies. No-one now seems to know what the...
  6. A few years ago I took part in a BDMP competition...

    A few years ago I took part in a BDMP competition for scoped .22s. A BR50 competition. Who would use a military trainer for that?
    The No. 8 came 6th in a field of 38, with 245/250, beating about...
  7. - does the fact that the ejector screw is absent...

    - does the fact that the ejector screw is absent from this n° 4 receiver show that it was never actually used on a Lee-Enfield service rifle during WW2?


    Redundant query! WW2 was long over in...
  8. Thanks to all! Cinders got it - and is in...

    Thanks to all! Cinders got it - and is in agreement with Adrian on the Victorian Rifleman Forum.

    BTW, in my CCF they didn't let us get our paws on bayonets either. Which is why I was sceptical...
  9. Thanks guys, for the response. No school would...

    Thanks guys, for the response. No school would have had anything like 900 weapons ... but a university?
    On the Victorian Rifleman forum, the University of Cambridge was proposed.

    Cinders, could...
  10. It's definitely U.C - note the serif at the open...

    It's definitely U.C - note the serif at the open top of the "C". Here's the link:

    https://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=14475771
  11. 7680 is the number. 882 should be 8,82 - the...

    7680 is the number. 882 should be 8,82 - the measured bore size.

    If you want to smarten it up, use electrolytic cleaning, which does not remove any steel/iron, just rust.

    Do use NOT bead...
  12. URGENT - Marking on Pattern 1907 bayonet

    A dealer over here is offering a P1907 Enfield bayonet marked

    U.C
    O.T.C
    901 (not quite clear, as everything has been lined out)

    It has a tag attached: University College, Officers Training...
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    This is a "negative proof": The German word...

    This is a "negative proof":

    The German word for an officer's commission in use in the period of interest was "Offizierspatent". If I search for "Offizierspatent kaufen" (i.e. "buy a commission")...
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    "I only have the butt plates..." Sorry to be...

    "I only have the butt plates..."

    Sorry to be picky, but how do you know that they are even off Mausers?

    Before worrying about the markings, let's see a couple of photos of the buttplates - on...
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    "a directory somewhere of all the various...

    "a directory somewhere of all the various markings"

    Optimist! I have a book with over 400 pages, which you're hardly going to find online. And that's only German military/police markings. As...
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    My cynical view of this one: "Buy the gun, not...

    My cynical view of this one: "Buy the gun, not the story".

    Forget the fanciful interpretation. It's just a bitsa with a host of different numbers on the various parts. My '71 looks like a wreck,...
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    The "R" at top right on the sight leaf denotes a...

    The "R" at top right on the sight leaf denotes a RIFLE sight. A Carbine would be marked "C" in this position. See Frasca & Hill "The .45-70 Springfield" Chap. 14-2 P.158. The serial number is from...
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    One of Bubba's worst

    Just "heavily sanded"? You think that's a problem?

    How about SAND-BLASTED?

    118511118512118513

    It should have been firewood years ago, but I keep it as representing something near 100% on the...
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    For ancient British handguns I recommmend that...

    For ancient British handguns I recommmend that you go here:

    British Military Handguns - Page 2 - British Militaria Forums

    for a lot of practical expertise.


    BTW. My personal experience is...
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    Well it certainly looks like an assemblage of "as...

    Well it certainly looks like an assemblage of "as new" parts to me. The story could be true - the unfinished stock, without the bolt takedown ring and sling cut-out could hardly have come from...
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    The No.7 has been to Germany before going to the...

    The No.7 has been to Germany before going to the USA.The marking is from the importer:

    Waffen Wagner, Metzelstraße 1, 54290 Trier
    Tel. +49 651 42754

    As German gun dealers are required by law...
  22. Fake?! It's a bitsa

    "...But the serial number is gone and no signs of grinding or filing..."
    -or it was never there!

    Bannerman (?) "bitsa", I think.:( Made up from parts that were rejected/scrapped/surplus and was...
  23. That's why I don't have a borescope

    Those pics are a good argument for not buying a borescope! It just worries you but doesn't make the rifle any better.:madsmile:

    Seriously, that looks like a case of clean...shoot...clean...shoot...
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    Been there, done that. This is a "oldie" problem....

    Been there, done that. This is a "oldie" problem. And the solution is a 4BA screw eased in. Take an ordinary 4BA mild steel screw - not a high-tensile one - of the appropriate length, grease it well...
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    "I have also accumulated a large stock of BA,...

    "I have also accumulated a large stock of BA, UNF, metric, Whit, BSF and cycle fasteners over the years."

    With 400 sq ft available! Try harder. :D

    "I don't say the above to brag..." Neither do...
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