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    This rifle was in use for about 18 months (1954 -...

    This rifle was in use for about 18 months (1954 - 1956) and had Its barrel replaced after 10,407 rounds and has fired a total of 17,320 rounds after which it was returned to RSAF Enfield due to the...
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    The standard long cover was fitted to the X8E2...

    The standard long cover was fitted to the X8E2 unit optic sighted rifles

    The half stripper clip loading cover was fitted to the X8E1 rifles.

    The X8E3 was an X8E1 fitted fitted with the American...
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    Well were coming out of lock-down here and we...

    Well were coming out of lock-down here and we have been very lucky with the low number of deaths and cases over all. Something that can be put down to being an island and being able to close off the...
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    Not the L1A1 Rifle, but the FN X8E2 Trials Rifle

    Not the L1A1 Rifle, but the FN X8E2 Trials Rifle
  5. Hello Everyone, Due to the announcement made...

    Hello Everyone,

    Due to the announcement made by the N.Z. Government today on the COVID-19 Virus where the country will go into lockdown from Wednesday 25th March 2020 for 4 weeks.

    We have made...
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    Australian CLEANING KIT, 7.62 mm Rifle, Mk. 1...

    Australian CLEANING KIT, 7.62 mm Rifle, Mk. 1 (1005-66-100-2015) "Section Cleaning Kit"

    Early
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/03/zGmjU4M-1.jpg

    Late...
  7. The pdf version of the catalogue was sent out by...

    The pdf version of the catalogue was sent out by email last night (New Zealand Time). If your email address was added to our database than you should have received it. If you haven't, please check...
  8. An email was sent out to all the email addresses...

    An email was sent out to all the email addresses we have on Saturday NZDST. If you have given us your email and didn't receive the update email, please first check your junk/spam folder then contact...
  9. If you send an email to info AT militaria DOT Co...

    If you send an email to info AT militaria DOT Co DOT NZ and ask to be put on their email notification, you will then get notifications and the e-catalouge.
  10. Some New toys coming up for LIVE auction in April 2020

    Thought I would share these photos we have just taken for an LIVE auction here in New Zealand in April. Its reported that the items were from the collection of a renown sniper collector in the deep...
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    no Live rounds or drill rounds were to be used...

    no Live rounds or drill rounds were to be used when undertaking this form of training
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/C...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/CFQnkDP-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/ncFGZo4-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/01/LiQJcwI-1.jpg
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    Unfortunitly only the one. There are however...

    Unfortunitly only the one. There are however about 6 C1, C1A1, and C2 rifles at the NFC Leeds
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    Fitted to an ex OPP C1A1 rifle ...

    Fitted to an ex OPP C1A1 rifle

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/12/rq6BwZs-1.jpg
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    This is the PVS 502 mount ...

    This is the PVS 502 mount

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/12/Q2zJ9Zb-1.jpg

    Not sure on what the value is for these now.
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    The original cleaning kit as supplied from the...

    The original cleaning kit as supplied from the Lithgow Small Arms Factory with each rifle was the Cleaning Kit Roll, Combination Tool, Tube of XG340 Graphite Grease, Cleaning Brush, 4x2 Flannelette. ...
  17. The tubes of grease could be either:- GREASE,...

    The tubes of grease could be either:-

    GREASE, XG340, 3/4 oz. tube
    NSN: 1005-99-960-2483

    GREASE, Graphite, XG-264, 3/4 oz. tube
    NSN: 9150-99-220-5175
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    Its a British Flash Eliminator that has been...

    Its a British Flash Eliminator that has been modified. The rear portion of the flash eliminator has been removed, probably to allow it to fit on the barrel which is tapered. The threads have been...
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    There are a number of trials magazines made by...

    There are a number of trials magazines made by Enfield for the X10E1 / L4A1 7.62mm Bren Guns. The X3E1 has a standard FAL type bottom plate, The X3E2 had the L1A1 type bottom plate.

    If your...
  20. That's possible, maybe we sold them some surplus...

    That's possible, maybe we sold them some surplus carrying handles after they had them removed and returned to base workshops.?

    Here's some photos showing some of the various handguard repairs...
  21. The NZ pattern carrying handle didn't appear...

    The NZ pattern carrying handle didn't appear until about 1980, the earliest photo Ive seen is on a rifle in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe where the Kiwis were there for the independence change over.

    How...
  22. Australia started production of the laminated...

    Australia started production of the laminated handguards in 1967, originally using British supplied metal pieces fitted to Australian made laminates. Once Australia has set up production they made...
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    ohh goodie those images will help id the 100 odd...

    ohh goodie those images will help id the 100 odd locking shoulders I found under a rock
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    John, if you can post pics of covers I will let...

    John, if you can post pics of covers I will let you know whats original. I think the main issue is there are a lot of covers out there at were from the SAWES equipment. The covers didn't need to be...
  25. Don't beat yourself up about it. Your right it...

    Don't beat yourself up about it. Your right it all comes down to perception. In a lot of private companies you would simply replace what is worn, why not the customer is paying for it and most...
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