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  1. I've always found it amusing that the Bren bag is...

    I've always found it amusing that the Bren bag is 3 times larger than the MG42 bag...
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    Strangely the LB rears always seem to have been...

    Strangely the LB rears always seem to have been soldered - but I have seen several early LB fronts which did not show solder.

    I have had to re solder the front pad on my 71L .303
  3. Sticky: Well the photo is a No4MkI rather than MkI* ...

    Well the photo is a No4MkI rather than MkI*

    Stock photo perhaps?
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    Yes, there are lots of 1943 LB No4T rifles out...

    Yes, there are lots of 1943 LB No4T rifles out here.

    Between the members of this site I know of 4 or 5.
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    Ron, is the BSA matching? In answer to your LB...

    Ron, is the BSA matching?

    In answer to your LB questions
    1. there are (known) LB snipers serial numbered within 5,000 of your stated serial number.
    2. I do not have that rifle, nor that scope...
  6. I have access to about a dozen LB 1941's so I...

    I have access to about a dozen LB 1941's so I will troll thru them to see if the highest serial numbers are near our target area.
    1L3794 is a 1941 MkI
  7. I trolled thru the stickied LB serial number...

    I trolled thru the stickied LB serial number thread:
    highest 1941 MkI:
    1L3851
    1L4798
    1L6926

    Lowest 1942 MkI*:
    1L4072
    1L5979
    1L6797
  8. You've got to be near the cross over - is the...

    You've got to be near the cross over - is the receiver date 1941 or 1942?
  9. Your rifle is serial number 15,110. I believe...

    Your rifle is serial number 15,110.

    I believe 0L5 (serial no. 5) sold recently at auction
  10. Sticky: Hello Promo, I recently ran across a Parker Hale...

    Hello Promo,
    I recently ran across a Parker Hale 1200 rifle stated to be marked as Canadian Centennial "1867-1967"

    serial numbers for these guns so far:
    Z-28507 "100 Years Canada 1867-1967"...
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    Sticky: I note that the "matching LB" L42 sold for the...

    I note that the "matching LB" L42 sold for the lowest price :rofl:
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    I've never seen one "in the wild" - but I've only...

    I've never seen one "in the wild" - but I've only looked at maybe a few hundred "T"s...

    I have seen a number that people (with varying degrees of skill) modified for that purpose.
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    Sticky: serial number 10,937 I agree with the good...

    serial number 10,937

    I agree with the good Doctor - appear to be Italian proof marks.
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    "many errors" ? Other than several of the...

    "many errors" ?

    Other than several of the photos being miscaptioned, I'm not sure "many errors" is justified?

    Perhaps you can point a few out for discussion?
  15. Sticky: Gil, what is the lowest M84, m85, m86, m87...

    Gil,
    what is the lowest M84, m85, m86, m87 action by serial number?
    what are the highest?

    the documents you hold, is there a specific period of time which they cover?

    Thanks
    D
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    got a photo of your rifle with the TG installed?

    got a photo of your rifle with the TG installed?
  17. I picked up a BSA manufactured No4 barrel dated...

    I picked up a BSA manufactured No4 barrel dated 1953? (1950's anyway) about 2 years ago.
  18. I can't recall what the serial number ended up...

    I can't recall what the serial number ended up being - I can reach out to the fellow who bought it to see...

    I'm of the understanding that the 1950's No4Mk2 rifles with no manufacturers markings...
  19. I had a 1947 BSA for a while, that I bought due...

    I had a 1947 BSA for a while, that I bought due to the markings...

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=47488
  20. Sticky: Well, that certainly implies that the m84/86/87...

    Well, that certainly implies that the m84/86/87 actions are all numbered together - and also implies a much lower production total than expected.
  21. Sticky: In the records you hold, are there any m84/86/87...

    In the records you hold, are there any m84/86/87 actions with the same numbers?

    I'm wondering if this series of rifles are all numbered consecutively, with only the letter designator to indicate...
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    Just remember that mags are wear items - i like...

    Just remember that mags are wear items - i like to circulate a group of them and keep another group in "replacement" reserve.

    I would break your 21 mags into 3 groups (after inspecting them for...
  23. Sticky: Interested in the sequence of things - Gil,...

    Interested in the sequence of things -

    Gil, if the earliest M85 was 26th November 1986, when is the earliest:

    M84
    M85 11.26.86
    M86
    M87
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    Usually 1911 magazines with 2 holes in the base...

    Usually 1911 magazines with 2 holes in the base plate are IPSC magazines and the holes are there for the installation of rubber bump pads.

    IPSC utilizes rapid mag changes and when the mags drop...
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    your pictures look to me like corrosion and...

    your pictures look to me like corrosion and pitting - a so called "dark" bore.

    If you want to try to remove carbon, go to your local hardware store and buy CLR -

    wet patch with CLR, but do not...
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