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    It's an early M10 with the ramped extractor slot....

    It's an early M10 with the ramped extractor slot. Original serial number would not have been 2556 though; that is spurious. Rear sight and charger bridge is ex-military and obviously heavily...
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    Judging by the fonts and overall appearance...

    Judging by the fonts and overall appearance something that was done long, long ago IMHO.
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    EnfieldC, you'd be well advised to dig hard to...

    EnfieldC, you'd be well advised to dig hard to find out where the pads went. Some misguided civilian removed them, and they may still be around somewhere.

    The pad bearing surfaces were machined...
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    On page 59 there is a photo of a Canadian...

    On page 59 there is a photo of a Canadian sergeant slinging a cut down No.4(T) over his shoulder which is oddly identified as one of the experimental SAL sniper rifles with a "sporting" stock and...
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    And as for removing these "buggy whip" barrels as...

    And as for removing these "buggy whip" barrels as they are sometimes called, once the locking screw is removed, a few blows with a soft face mallet on the receiver around the chamber area usually...
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    From the damaged slot in the barrel-locking screw...

    From the damaged slot in the barrel-locking screw it looks like they figured out the barrel threading in the end. The chambers of these rifles were enlarged when hard-extraction issues appeared...
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    The concept is totally foreign to him, and to...

    The concept is totally foreign to him, and to most of the rest of the world. You were certainly not lacking in courage to raise the matter at all; the appearance of conformity to what were once...
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    Looks entirely original to me. One can see that...

    Looks entirely original to me. One can see that staking the rear pad screws really depended on where the slots happened to align, as in some positions there was really nothing to stake into without...
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    Does this rifle have the slot cut in the bolthead...

    Does this rifle have the slot cut in the bolthead guide rail? The slot is easily damaged as you will see in this photo, and sometimes the burrs created by rough handling can impede the travel of...
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    Can only say "well done". I've noticed your keen...

    Can only say "well done". I've noticed your keen scholarship here over the years, so congrats on putting it down on paper. So many of the best-informed sadly do not, and their knowledge dies with...
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    Almost certainly originally fitted to a ex-trials...

    Almost certainly originally fitted to a ex-trials No.4rifle - which you will find are described here on this site. The first 1403 No.4(T)s were assembled at RSAF Enfield in 1940(?)-41/42 on those...
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    I just use the three basic grits: coarse, medium...

    I just use the three basic grits: coarse, medium and fine. They are colour-coded. Yes, you do have to watch the heat/colour carefully, especially as you get near the edge and as the edge gets...
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    It's ironic that Monte Carlo butt stocks were...

    It's ironic that Monte Carlo butt stocks were proposed by Long Branch - S.A.L. in 1944, successfully trialed in the UK, then never adopted for the No4(T) or L42, and even ignored while this similar...
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    Haven't seen that double staking of the pad screws before; Indian habit Roger?
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    When it comes to sharpening it, use an angle...

    When it comes to sharpening it, use an angle grinder with the Walter Quick-Step bonded abrasive pads: they produce a suitable convex bevel with a near razor edge, and very quickly. Ensure the part...
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    "Shall we ever forget?" The last line answers...

    "Shall we ever forget?"

    The last line answers the question: those who remembered are gone, with very few exceptions.

    Only those who are for reasons sometimes unclear even to themselves,...
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    Roger, it was just a tangential thought on my...

    Roger, it was just a tangential thought on my part. ;)
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    It appears to be a cupro-nickel jacket over a...

    It appears to be a cupro-nickel jacket over a lead core which is visible in this photo.

    "Hark the herald angels sing,
    Kynoch's pills are just the thing."

    And would probably cure many more ills...
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    I don't remember ever seeing exactly those...

    I don't remember ever seeing exactly those markings on a Mk.I/2 conversion: too deep and too neat, and no mention of where and when the work was done.

    Is this perhaps a conversion done in the...
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    I would bet your deduction is correct that if the...

    I would bet your deduction is correct that if the bolt was not fully forward, the spring expended most of it's energy in first closing the bolt, then striking the primer.

    I happened to see an...
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    I'd have to say that I find the REL 7x50s to be...

    I'd have to say that I find the REL 7x50s to be decidedly underwhelming and I have a pair that are more or less new in the case. They are like the 6x30s a rework of a US design I believe.

    Some...
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    "Ammunition Column 54th Brigade Royal Field...

    "Ammunition Column 54th Brigade Royal Field Artillery"? Interesting piece, but if it was a WWI issue for scoped rifles, I would suggest the markings are not related to such use.

    Certainly not...
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    Not a bad idea since wasn't another actor killed...

    Not a bad idea since wasn't another actor killed the other day when live ammo somehow got loaded into a weapon on set?
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    When dry-fired how does the speed of the...

    When dry-fired how does the speed of the firing-pin's travel and force of impact appear to you, compared to other surplus arms such a Lee Enfield? Quite a few MkIII Rosses seem to have quite weak...
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    Good plan Jim!:D

    Good plan Jim!:D
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