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  1. Is that a Long Branch No4 you're looking at? If...

    Is that a Long Branch No4 you're looking at? If so, the indentation is made by a hardness testing machine.
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    Hopefully the bore is in as good condition as the...

    Hopefully the bore is in as good condition as the exterior?

    Your bolt may be a substitution as the finish does not at all match that of the barrel and receiver.

    I wouldn't worry about it...
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    So they shouldn't be out in the sun then? And...

    So they shouldn't be out in the sun then? And keep the butt into the shoulder when crawling? :confused:
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    I think I've seen them all too Georg, but we...

    I think I've seen them all too Georg, but we should recall that they represent only a tiny fraction of the 250 odd that made it to France.

    Can we conclusively say they were all cut flush with...
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    The style in which the stocks were cut was...

    The style in which the stocks were cut was probably a matter of personal or battalion preference. Some battalions, indeed divisions, reportedly did not permit cutting down of stocks; thus not much...
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    This is the kind of behind the scenes censorship...

    This is the kind of behind the scenes censorship and social control we are going to see much more of in future. In Canada, the Lieberal heir-apparent, former central bank governor of Canada and the...
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    Lots of South African emigrants in Canada. ...

    Lots of South African emigrants in Canada.

    Latter-day trekkers I guess you could call them.

    It's over, demographically and in every other sense.

    Africa will be China's "problem" in future...
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    Only brass butt plate I have seen on a No4(T)...

    Only brass butt plate I have seen on a No4(T) were those on two trials No4(T)s I owned. Brass tends to be reflective - not a good choice for a sniper - unless he's given to reflection.;)
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    Looks like one of the Italian-made No32s. ...

    Looks like one of the Italian-made No32s.

    The cradle numbering with the serial number is highly odd. Is this seen on other ex-Italian military No4(T)s, or did someone decide this would a nice...
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    On of 79 Irish contract sets acc. to IDS.

    On of 79 Irish contract sets acc. to IDS.
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    Dove Cottage again.

    Dove Cottage again.
  12. Looks much better Mr. Humble, though I feel a...

    Looks much better Mr. Humble, though I feel a modern scope on a vintage rifle is like putting slicks on mag rims on a Bentley. Sorry! ;)
  13. Too late now Northof60! :ugh:

    Too late now Northof60! :ugh:
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    Here it is, Luke Tippins' finest! Looks like...

    Here it is, Luke Tippins' finest!

    Looks like the photos have been redone to avoid the problem areas pointed out the last time. Perhaps a new trigger guard next time? ;)
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  15. Thread: Not often seen

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    Soon to be banned in Castro's Canada I suppose:...

    Soon to be banned in Castro's Canada I suppose: too much muzzle energy etc.
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    The really important question is, does it have...

    The really important question is, does it have the lens brush?? :lol:
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    Quite something isn't it? That's Wordsworth's...

    Quite something isn't it? That's Wordsworth's Dove Cottage. It's a place for a poet, like the Dordogne
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    13 weeks to get a medical degree at $55. a week....

    13 weeks to get a medical degree at $55. a week.

    The Civil War of the United States: Mary Edwards Walker, born November 26, 1832

    And don't forget the grave-robbing for cadavers for dissection...
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    I believe we had a previous thread about this...

    I believe we had a previous thread about this rifle on auction, with a suitable exposť.
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    No....

    No....
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    Timeless place, was there in 2012.

    Timeless place, was there in 2012.
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    And I think the rifle closest to the camera also,...

    And I think the rifle closest to the camera also, and what is more something I have not seen before - what looks like a patch let into the forend to eliminate the recess for the long range dial sight.
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    IMHO it would be a pity to D&T an original rifle...

    IMHO it would be a pity to D&T an original rifle now, but yours so your choice. Some have made up a cantilever mount to go into the express sight dovetail, as well as the dovetail on the bridge you...
  24. Gents, I know of course that snipers like other...

    Gents, I know of course that snipers like other soldiers did sometimes put their names on scope cases etc, I've had at least one myself, (Busch Visar), but one's home address is not part of a...
  25. Thread: Type 38 Story

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    There are several accounts of multiple rounds of...

    There are several accounts of multiple rounds of .303 being fired through .280 Rosses with no catastrophic results;about ten rounds in one case and that shooter apparently wasn't able to discern that...
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