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    +1 for Lithuanian GGG...that stuff is amazing.

    +1 for Lithuanian GGG...that stuff is amazing.
  2. Thread: 1903a3

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    Advice? And yet there are very few pictures of M1903A3s...

    And yet there are very few pictures of M1903A3s in actual service overseas during WW2. So help me, I've seen more pictures of A3s in the Vietnam theater 20+ years later. If the seller meant that it...
  3. Peter, any though of writing a book on British...

    Peter, any though of writing a book on British L1A1s and their service history?
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    Subcontractor for Maranyl SLR furniture?

    Hi guys,

    I was going to put some Maranyl furniture on one of my SLRs, and took a look for markings. I've seen other pieces marked by Enfield with 1980s dates, but the stock and handguards in this...
  5. I remember probably fifteen years ago I made an...

    I remember probably fifteen years ago I made an odyssey to a certain major Midwestern-US arms dealer, accompanied by an older friend who specialized in Lugers (my fault)...while he was pawing through...
  6. Thread: RFI SLR mag

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    I have a later RFI mag (RFI 84) and it has no NSN...

    I have a later RFI mag (RFI 84) and it has no NSN number.
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    I like the Garand in birch...they seem kinda...

    I like the Garand in birch...they seem kinda underappreciated to me. As I've so often told people, the average Garand's service life goes far beyond a few years in the early 1940s.
  8. Thread: Trinity Site

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    A childhood classmate of mine had a relative who...

    A childhood classmate of mine had a relative who was a guard at the Trinity site during the test. He brought some trinitite from the blast site to chemistry class...in person it's pretty...
  9. Thread: My SLR

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    A friend here in the States had a similar story...

    A friend here in the States had a similar story of a classmate from when his Basic class was training on Garands, back in the early 60s. His words, "Never knew a man could actually LEVITATE like...
  10. Wow, I thought there were more than 1,000 SLRs on...

    Wow, I thought there were more than 1,000 SLRs on the civvie market in NZ??
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    Professional game hunters/cullers can as well,...

    Professional game hunters/cullers can as well, but as I understand it you have to be doing it on a full-time basis to qualify. Though I also understand some have gotten around this by registering...
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    Well, if you could find a proper rear sight,...

    Well, if you could find a proper rear sight, clip-loading top cover, carry handle, Canadian-or-metric non-sand-cuts bolt carrier, and walnut furniture (or at least some of it), you could convert a...
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    I look at it as "get what works, till you can...

    I look at it as "get what works, till you can find what's 'right' ".

    If it's any consolation, C2/L2 parts are no less difficult to find here in the States. Most (all?) of the unique parts were...
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    M1903 Springfield stocks made prior to 1928 (the...

    M1903 Springfield stocks made prior to 1928 (the end of regular production) were finished with a red dye called logwood as part of the production process. As I understand it, logwood is available in...
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    That is remarkable...especially since their last...

    That is remarkable...especially since their last No. 4 rifles, from around the same time as the struggling SLR and Sterling programs, look to be very well made.

    I recall seeing another pic of a...
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    You mean Malaysian ammo? I haven't seen any...

    You mean Malaysian ammo? I haven't seen any Aussie surplus even on the secondary market in some time, save for the occasional bando, 160 round box (or even 800-round crate) at silly prices.
  17. Thread: WW11 rebuild

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    I know that the Hatcher hole was added to...

    I know that the Hatcher hole was added to low-number 1903 receivers in Marine hands when they were rebuilt...not sure if that was done to high-number receivers as well.
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    Looks like a FAL (towards the left, below the...

    Looks like a FAL (towards the left, below the SIG) may be there as well.
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    Some of their early builds were made from...

    Some of their early builds were made from war-reserve rifles from Britain and New Zealand, and can be true works of art. Unfortunately, the quality control on their later receivers fell to the point...
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    C1s (at least the later C1A1 furniture) may not...

    C1s (at least the later C1A1 furniture) may not have had that problem. Early Canadian furniture followed the Australian pattern...the later C1A1 stocks did not have the wood narrow down into that...
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    No relief cut under the rear sight...I missed...

    No relief cut under the rear sight...I missed that.

    All of the Buena Park/ABNI receivers were Australian pattern. The vast majority of Entreprise's in-house inch receivers were Australian pattern...
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    Is there a small "ABNI" stamped in the area of...

    Is there a small "ABNI" stamped in the area of the locking shoulder?

    Early Entreprise receivers were made by an aerospace machine shop called ABNI in Buena Park, California. They are identified...
  23. LOL, indeed! I wonder why they felt the need...

    LOL, indeed!

    I wonder why they felt the need for so much venting...assuming they don't have a go-fast switch grafted on to it, I can't imagine the solid handguards getting *that* hot in normal...
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    Original L1A1 barrels are getting hard to find...

    Original L1A1 barrels are getting hard to find now. Seems to me that British ones are most common, with Australian following distantly. Canadian barrels in any condition are simply nonexistent.
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    I'm curious, are there any "official" numbers on...

    I'm curious, are there any "official" numbers on how many of NZ's L1A1s stayed in NZ, as opposed to being exported to the US or elsewhere?
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