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  1. 1) Enemy markings? Who says? Red, white and blue...

    1) Enemy markings? Who says? Red, white and blue markings must be fairly numerous. Unit identification helps to narrow down the geographical possibilities.

    2) If indeed enemy markings, then could...
  2. PM sent to Low & Slow - the SVT40 is progressing,...

    PM sent to Low & Slow - the SVT40 is progressing, but not yet ready for the general public!
  3. Yes, it's the emblem of the Deutsche Reichsbahn....

    Yes, it's the emblem of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. DR over a winged wheel (not a wreath)

    See Wacker & Görtz "Handbuch Deutscher Waffenstempel", P310, bottom row, center, on a Walther M/4 pistol.
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    Both brain cells present and functioning:cheers:...

    Both brain cells present and functioning:cheers:

    https://www.milsurps.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=108484&d=1590570029

    That's uncanny! How did you guess?
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    Admirable perseverance to produce a splendid...

    Admirable perseverance to produce a splendid result!
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    It's the "joining the dots" effect of the optical...

    It's the "joining the dots" effect of the optical recognition system in the human brain. The ability to recognize a shape from fragments sometimes leads to the erroneous interpretation of fragments...
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    "If I hadn't shanked the last shot (low right),...

    "If I hadn't shanked the last shot (low right), the group would have been 2.25" x 3.5"."

    Funny how often it's the last shot. When I learnt to shoot - which was before "black rifles" were invented"...
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    I can't find my records at the moment - that's...

    I can't find my records at the moment - that's what happens if you tidy up the workshop!

    However, IF my memory is correct, your rifle was originally made in St. Etienne (S) in 1869, and upgraded...
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    ... Well, did you look at what I mentioned? ...

    ... Well, did you look at what I mentioned?
    About 2cm from the bottom of your photo in Post #15, at about the same level as the nipple boss.

    It was a serious suggestion.
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    The real Kabul Arsenal

    The Anglicized spelling varies.

    Try Machine Khana / Machin Khana / Mashin Khana.
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    It may be a "genuine fake" !!

    Andy, I don't know the Dari word for "recycling", but I reckon that Ali Bubba and his colleagues in and around Kabul practically invented recycling as applied to guns. Now filing up a complete rifle...
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    ...anyway, I think we're talking slightly at...

    ...anyway, I think we're talking slightly at cross-purposes here!

    The "sort-of-kind-of-Arabic-ish-script" is that within the "tombstone" mark right in the center of our photo. That would be the...
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    That's a tough one. The first letter (i,e the...

    That's a tough one. The first letter (i,e the rightmost one!) looks like the sound "9ayn".
    The final letter (the leftmost one!) looks like "mim".

    The problem with the middle letter is that the...
  14. Thanks Surpmil, that matches. CGB....GA is...

    Thanks Surpmil, that matches. CGB....GA is identifiable, as is the final C from the line above, in the correct position.
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    That is a lovely stock. You were very, very lucky...

    That is a lovely stock. You were very, very lucky to find that one.

    And the final result is ... splendid!
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    Please post it on the forum intended for such...

    Please post it on the forum intended for such purposes!

    WTS/WTB/WTT (Want to Sell, Buy or Trade) Forum
  17. Dick, one gets sadly used to the "I've got an old...

    Dick, one gets sadly used to the "I've got an old gun, what is it?" queries that are never followed up by proper information.

    However, one perseveres for the sake of those who are seriously in...
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    There is a technique called "reflectance...

    There is a technique called "reflectance transformation imaging" that is used by archaeologists to bring up old inscriptions. YouTube has some examples. For many of the inquiries we get here, it...
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    If you are referring to the faint marks that can...

    If you are referring to the faint marks that can be seen about 1 cm below the "3 short rivets" decoration, then I agree. A curved script line beneath an almost scrubbed-out emblem.
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    A photo would help...

    A photo would help...
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    (...which is carried over to the bottom of the...

    (...which is carried over to the bottom of the barrel, interesting as you can't see it...)
    That makes it less likely to be decoration, anf more likely to be structure, i.e. Damascus.

    The barrel...
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    Time to get serious

    I belong to that group of "older people with pre-existing conditions" who are more endangered than the average and likely to lose out when it comes to triage.

    So this is not a joke, not a rant,...
  23. That could be heavy copper deposits. Can be...

    That could be heavy copper deposits. Can be removed with a suitable solvent. But Jim has said it all - ACWOTAM to try to turn it back into a military configuration M1917.
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    Fake?! Would it be possible to put a brake in the...

    Would it be possible to put a brake in the software? Something on the lines of a new member not being able to use the PM function for a probationary period and not before making several contribution...
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    Gil, I truly regret having to say this, but the...

    Gil, I truly regret having to say this, but the virus has not peaked. For anyone who is interested in the statistics (collated by Johns Hopkins and the WHO, I understand), please go to Worldometer
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