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    Much appreciated John, Yep could do depending on...

    Much appreciated John, Yep could do depending on dates etc, I'll be a tax payer again on the 20th Sept, (Contracting for United Utilities, you will remember them as North West Water)
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    Thanks Gil, Thats not a bad price, I'm just short...

    Thanks Gil, Thats not a bad price, I'm just short of the barrel insert which John is happy to help out when I'm ready to back engineer etc, I've still no workshop at present so limited to what I can...
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    I was wondering about the price, just wonder what...

    I was wondering about the price, just wonder what the original HK kit would go for in its box with original mags etc..... ??
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    The butt plate on my own No4T has been blackened...

    The butt plate on my own No4T has been blackened at some point, very dark around the edges but (no pun intended) I doubt a Sniper would be pointing the butt towards the enemy, more chance of getting...
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    Left handed M1917...... very rare

    Left handed M1917...... very rare
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    These Two were in the same rack at one point and...

    These Two were in the same rack at one point and bear different butt plates, rack no7 is mine, but still like to get in touch with the person who has rack no5 ? Also worth making a note of the...
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    Probably a good idea Alan, But I'm guessing the...

    Probably a good idea Alan, But I'm guessing the market has been flooded now so probably not cost effective for the makers and the so called "reputable" dealers that John mentions.

    I bought a Mk3...
  8. I dare say it may appear again in better shape...

    I dare say it may appear again in better shape and with a quillion, but with a hefty price tag.
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    Anyone counted the spring coils ? also look close...

    Anyone counted the spring coils ? also look close at Mick's, 5th Batt and Alan's springs the gauge of the wire, Like I mentioned in a previous post more beef to them. Not a dead cert to an original...
  10. Not Sure when Lithgow stopped with the Quillion,...

    Not Sure when Lithgow stopped with the Quillion, have seen 1914 made ones, which was a year after the UK stopped production, if you take the grips of you could weld a quillion on, lot easier than...
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    Morning John, back when they were made it was all...

    Morning John, back when they were made it was all imperial, so the spring wire and the mandrel it was formed on would be imperial too, probably very hard to tell but I would guess the spring would...
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    The easiest way to to tell is the last bit in the...

    The easiest way to to tell is the last bit in the assembly, the spring......... the wire and diameter will tell the original from a fake..... always look outside the box.
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    Is nothing real anymore ???

    Is nothing real anymore ???
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    Think the date is correct John, uniform is pre 37...

    Think the date is correct John, uniform is pre 37 pattern, Train is a very elaborate target retrieval system system for a TA unit, but back then they were better equipped than the Modern TA unit so...
  15. I cant get the pics up but, a good few years ago,...

    I cant get the pics up but, a good few years ago, there was a picture of Germans with SMLE rifles, I'm sure they were Luftwaffe ?
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    Outstanding, If only we could back in time...

    Outstanding, If only we could back in time John.... or up sticks and go across the pond.

    If anyone is interested and read the letter, Burtonwood is not far from me, approx 5-6 miles, was still...
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    Thanks for that Mark, took me a while a to...

    Thanks for that Mark, took me a while a to decipher and digest the whole legislation, even contacted another forum member to make sure I'm not loosing the plot.
    I just cant understand the logic in...
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    I get to shoot a Military Issue (Pre Glock)...

    I get to shoot a Military Issue (Pre Glock) Browning HP, about twice a year of all the pistols we can use my preference is always the Browning, we went through a few thousand rounds last time,...
  19. A different case here I'm afraid when it comes to...

    A different case here I'm afraid when it comes to condition, Its all very well paying a high premium for a something that requires restoration, but when the time comes to sell no one wants it, or the...
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    Back on the mend John, but been a roller coaster...

    Back on the mend John, but been a roller coaster since I got Covid last year, just when you think your doing good another door slams in your face, had the squirts for just under 3 weeks due to...
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    Yes John, got it on Monday, see post No 29

    Yes John, got it on Monday, see post No 29
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    I remember watching the news and seeing the first...

    I remember watching the news and seeing the first old Girl get her Jab in the UK, only seems like yesterday, but now over 25 million done, I'd of thought the countries like Spain, Portugal, Greece...
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    Had my Jab on Monday, (Oxford astra Zeneca) i was...

    Had my Jab on Monday, (Oxford astra Zeneca) i was told I'll probably feel the side effects more as I've had Covid, well come Tuesday afternoon I was on my arse, totally floored me, just flue like...
  24. Can the OP post any better pics and some close...

    Can the OP post any better pics and some close ups, also of the scabbard, shame the condition of the blade, handle looks good but need close up. I know a man who could possibly sort the blade if its...
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    Thanks Andy.

    Thanks Andy.
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