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    The 'bnz' is original (made in the Steyr factory...

    The 'bnz' is original (made in the Steyr factory in Austria) but the '43' stamp below it, is not original, it's clearly been overstamped over the remains of the original 43 with a different font...
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    That looks fabulous.....:dancingbanana: Its...

    That looks fabulous.....:dancingbanana:

    Its been 23 years since I've been on my skis, and I still miss it :(
  3. The Section 5 RFD that will have to handle the...

    The Section 5 RFD that will have to handle the import will know whether it will need to go for proof or not, prior to passing onto the OP.

    OP, have you contacted a UK Section 5 RFD yet?
  4. Yes, I'm pretty sure it will still have to be...

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it will still have to be imported by a UK Section 5 RFD, as it's a Section 7, but whether it does have to then go for proof being a Sect. 7.1 rather than a 7.3, is another...
  5. No idea. Given it can't ever be sold to be fired...

    No idea.
    Given it can't ever be sold to be fired in the UK, I would assume it wouldn't need proofing, especially given the criteria laid down to be accepted as Section 7.1......but, that's an...
  6. Section 7.1 means it can't be shot/fired so...

    Section 7.1 means it can't be shot/fired so presume it wouldn't require proof?

    Section 7.3 is for shooting.
  7. I don't think he did, as I have had the same...

    I don't think he did, as I have had the same issue for past 2 days, and I never changed anything either.....?

    All sorted now, once I found out what button you were talking about.
  8. I was in my local country sports shop the other...

    I was in my local country sports shop the other week, picking up a few slabs of 12g for clay bashing, and among a handful of SMLE in the rifle for sale rack there was a No.4, that was labelled up as...
  9. Sticky: Nathan, the person that taught me to shoot as a...

    Nathan, the person that taught me to shoot as a teenager would have known your Dad, as he was a fellow D11 Instructor at the time the Enforcer was introduced. Sadly, 45 years later I can't remember...
  10. Thread: Advice on No4 T

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    Just to reinforce what Roger wrote, my 4T is an L...

    Just to reinforce what Roger wrote, my 4T is an L block from 1944, and doesn't have a low Mk.3 scope number, yet it's only about 60-100 odd digit's in serial number from two of the six 4T's that was...
  11. Thread: Advice on No4 T

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    The various factories producing the K98k in...

    The various factories producing the K98k in Germany and Czechoslovakia before and during WW2, did the same thing, but they applied a suffix letter (or double letter) to each block of 9999 rifles...
  12. Thread: 1975 L42A1

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    Yep, almost certainly the same one. This time,...

    Yep, almost certainly the same one.
    This time, no detail close up shots have been uploaded..... :rolleyes:
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    That's pretty close in number, so while you can't...

    That's pretty close in number, so while you can't be even close to 100% certain, there's a fair chance your rifle was also originally a Lufty issue as well.
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    Obviously each arm of service accepted large...

    Obviously each arm of service accepted large batches of rifles from each factory at any given time, but it's not a given that they were all from distinct serial number blocks, although by default its...
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    Auction house BS. Because your rifle was...

    Auction house BS.

    Because your rifle was re-stocked you are missing your arm of service acceptance stamp to know whether it was originally Heer, Kriegsmarine or Luftwaffe that originally accepted...
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    Shame a potential all matching rifle, was...

    Shame a potential all matching rifle, was re-barrelled, and re-stocked and thus its now no longer matching....but that was probably done back decades ago, when an all matching untouched K98k wasn't...
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    Very low number..... :)

    Very low number..... :)
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    Interesting about the Arnhem related grenade...

    Interesting about the Arnhem related grenade launcher.............and how that ended up in the Balkans. Must have gone with German troops when pulled back into Germany, and someone took it east, and...
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    When you say a few inches long, do you mean just...

    When you say a few inches long, do you mean just a couple of inches, or do you mean 10 or 12.5 inches as per the video shown in previous post?

    If you really mean just a few, then its either a real...
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    What's the story about the K98k that I can see,...

    What's the story about the K98k that I can see, just above the No.4T facing the opposite way?
  21. Thread: GSXR BARN FIND

    by GeeRam
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    Well, that looks like a good buy. However I...

    Well, that looks like a good buy.

    However I know the square root of FA about Jap bikes, as I only ever owned British, Italian and American ones.
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    Well, that's looks like a lovely rifle and lovely...

    Well, that's looks like a lovely rifle and lovely CES as well..........congratulations :super:
  23. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Wow. Thorp sounds like a lovely person on so...

    Wow.
    Thorp sounds like a lovely person on so many levels....not.
    But he clearly still has some connection to this dealer then.....or knows a lot less than his ego thinks it does......otherwise he...
  24. Thread: Moore Leather

    by GeeRam
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    I believe from information received by someone...

    I believe from information received by someone else a while ago, that used to be in touch with him, that he did indeed emigrate to NZ.
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    Aah............that kind of explains a lot...

    Aah............that kind of explains a lot :runaway:
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