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  1. No.32 Mk1 to add

    Just acquired a W watson No.32 Mk1 Serial No. 14103 dated 1943 - just in case anyone has the rifle.
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    Although the last two batches were cast with...

    Although the last two batches were cast with malleable iron because I organised that bit of the process. Therefore the last batch are made precisely to the military specifications. Get them whilst...
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    Brace and bit

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    Ross 1910 mkIII unissued stock

    Maybe Gordon needs some un-numbered wood to complete his barreled action?
    I don't think this wood has ever been on a rifle. No numbers on the butt where the serial number would normally be but an...
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    L42A1 ammo

    GGG 144 grain is good stuff - works well in my L42A1.
  6. Thread: M85 at 1,000 yds

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    M85 at 1,000 yds

    Its a long time (12 years) since I managed to shoot my M85 at 1,000 yds. I'd had the scope off and back on since then so a zero session at 300 yards and 600 yards was required. I had to refer to...
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    Savage No.4 Mk1(T) scope tin

    I recently acquired this very rare Case Sighting Telescope No.8 Mk1 by Belrrys Electrical Co., Although a nice early 1941 dated tin (always interesting to see these 1941 dated tins when the official...
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    Savage marked scope tin 0C6903

    I have the above scope tin - an early BE Ltd 1941 dated tin. A Savage serial number 0C6903 is stenciled on the outside but no scope number.101413101414101413101414
  9. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    Pads

    I picked up two sets but one is stamped E and 44 - never seen that before. Maybe Peter Laidler can tell us?101392101393
  10. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    Savage marked scope tin

    Here is an early BE Ltd 1941 dated tin with Rifle Serial No. 0C6903.101386101387
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    Slings for Krags

    I'd heard about that use of these early Mills slings for the Krag but apparently there is very little documentary or photographic evidence. How long is your sling? Mine is about 43.5 inches - a bit...
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    Sling, Rifle, Web, G.S. (Mark 1)

    A very early sling which was accepted into service on 31st Jan 1901. An interesting date in that it pre-dates the introduction of the SMLE in 1902. On 13 Nov 1903 the sling design was altered so that...
  13. Mauser Es340B and fitting of Lyman Super Targetspot scope help needed

    I'd like to fit a Lyman Super Targetspot scope to a .22 Mauser Es340B. I don't want to alter the rifle so I wondered if anyone has come across adapters that will fit the grooves and then mount a...
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    Winchester A5 scopes and the Canadians

    By all accounts the Canadians seemed to rate them and retro-fitted them to Ross Rifles in the field so they can't have been that bad.
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    G150 Compass for L42A1 sniper CES

    I picked up a couple of G150 Prismatic compasses (British military) that would form part of the CES for the L42A1 sniper rifle. Unfortunately one of them is missing the Prism and thumb ring assembly....
  16. 1907 Bayonet - Unit marked I.C. help identify

    Hi Guys
    I purchased a Sanderson made (July 1918 in Pattern 14 leather equipment bayonet frog) 1907 bayonet in its matching scabbard. Both are unit marked I.C. I was hoping the C might be a G and...
  17. SMLE Training Sight - help needed to identify?

    I picked this up today. I was told it is a training sight for the SMLE. It fixes over the Nose Cap. Can anyone shed any light on this? I've never seen one before. It does magnify very...
  18. Thread: Armourers Vices

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    Boxes Tool - Armourers Pics

    I've seen different ways to attach the vice. One with a separate metal base plate. I'd not previously seen one with a big block of wood to secure the vice!9606396064
  19. Winchester 74

    I was aware that the Winchester 74 with 42 scope and PH Moderator was the rifle shown in the SOE catalogue but wasn't sure if other rifles were also set up by Parker Hale. The proportion of the 4...
  20. Parker Hale contracts during WW2 for Winchester .22 rifles fitted with silencers

    Gill
    I wondered if you have any records as to what Winchester .22 rifles by model were supplied by Parker Hale on a contract dated 06.10.41. They supplied 2066 rifles but a mixture of single shot,...
  21. Thanks Brian - someone your side of the pond will...

    Thanks Brian - someone your side of the pond will be receiving something to unwrap at Christmas.
  22. Exporting from UK and importing in to USA a ten round Enfield 7.62mm Magazine

    Is anyone aware of any customs regulations that would prevent me sending a ten round Enfield 7.62mm magazine to the USA? Can I just declare it as such on the customs label or are there additional...
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    Gill Please could you send me the layout for the...

    Gill
    Please could you send me the layout for the foam for an M85. I've got an L96A1 transit chest but want to use it for my M85.

    Many thanks

    Nigel
  24. I think it is a combination of ramp...

    I think it is a combination of ramp height/profile and barrel harmonics. I once shot a .303 Martini Artillery carbine in a 200 yard rapid fire competition. With MkVII ammo and sight set to lowest...
  25. Sticky: Gill Do the records indicate how many M85...

    Gill

    Do the records indicate how many M85 rifles were built and is that something you can share? Also any idea how many Bremmer Arms AR15 .22LR were made?

    Thanks

    Nigel
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