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    That is very interesting indeed. We know that...

    That is very interesting indeed. We know that 60% of the deaths in the 2nd Boer War were due to disease, mostly apparently from the failure to provide sanitary drinking water supplies.

    An...
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    He took a spear through the head. That diagonal...

    He took a spear through the head. That diagonal scar is the mark, and I believe there was one on each side. Lost a few teeth IIRC, but somehow escaped death by infection. Luck or a strong immune...
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    Nicely done that receiver. Far better than most,...

    Nicely done that receiver. Far better than most, though the removal of the safety is a bit bizarre.
  4. Short for "pamphlet" if I understood correctly;...

    Short for "pamphlet" if I understood correctly; it's an Americanism we've adopted in Canada.
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    "Pity you couldn't hold on until the game was...

    "Pity you couldn't hold on until the game was over Dear!"

    But then you wouldn't have had any further siblings I suppose! ;)
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    Someone playing about with a laser engraver? Two...

    Someone playing about with a laser engraver? Two different fonts, and nothing else is as precise.

    "Turn right to move MPI right" seems like an easy way to remember. "Turn right to add height"...
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    It seems to be pretty clear from his statements...

    It seems to be pretty clear from his statements that Hitler, and some of the Nazi leadership wanted a modus vivendi with Britain. Hitler at least stated that he would give up all overseas ambitions...
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    Wherever it is from, you wouldn't want one...

    Wherever it is from, you wouldn't want one through your head.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/08/rfburtonlifetime-1.jpg
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    The chickens of Loos, the Somme, Passchendaele...

    The chickens of Loos, the Somme, Passchendaele and the rest came home to roost in WWII. A nation's biological resources are a fixed quantity, and when they are squandered past a certain point the...
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    The two digit number would logically be an...

    The two digit number would logically be an inventory number and Small Arms School makes sense in that respect also.
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    For that price it should have the correct small...

    For that price it should have the correct small aperture on the sight, but nice to see what they looked like when new, isn't it?
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    Sadly, more and more common; unrecognized...

    Sadly, more and more common; unrecognized strokes? Even before Covid I knew several machinists who were real craftsmen, but whose work suddenly went to pot - and worst of all, they were clearly...
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    The .280 single shot back position rifles were...

    The .280 single shot back position rifles were used in different matches from the .303s. There was never any issue with the .280 except when a barrel was found to be a few grains over-weight and...
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    It's very poorly done fake of a combination that...

    It's very poorly done fake of a combination that never existed.

    I would treat the seller's other listings with extra caution from now on.
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    Winter in July would take some getting used to.

    Winter in July would take some getting used to.
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    Typical "masthead light/lamp" by the look of it. ...

    Typical "masthead light/lamp" by the look of it. Hauled up and down by the top loop on lines running through the side loops.

    Lots of soot inside; needs a good clean.
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    Ludendorff, was it Ludecke or Winterbotham who...

    Ludendorff, was it Ludecke or Winterbotham who referred to him being found aprés la guerre dancing naked around the carcass of a horse sacrificed in some fanciful nordic occult ceremony?

    No...
  18. Thanks Warren! Email reply sent. Looked at...

    Thanks Warren! Email reply sent. Looked at Surplus Shed's online catalogue a few weeks back, but no listing for CB that I could find.
  19. Can you post a photo of the rifle?

    Can you post a photo of the rifle?
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    ArtioZen, I've never torn one down, but knowing...

    ArtioZen, I've never torn one down, but knowing the preference for "making do", I wouldn't be surprised if these Aldis scopes have some lenses common to their rifle scopes. Interesting lead tag...
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    Yes, a new one on me as well.

    Yes, a new one on me as well.
  22. Timely comments as I have to re-cement an...

    Timely comments as I have to re-cement an objective doublet from a Winchester A5. Haven't found a source of CB locally yet; might try some made for artists use.
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    How many offers so far? ;) It's an Aldis...

    How many offers so far? ;)

    It's an Aldis "No.4" and was originally fitted to a SMLE in an enlarged PPCo. offset mount.

    Here's a photo of the same setup.
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    Huguenot stock Cinders?

    Huguenot stock Cinders?
  25. So they did, and all through the war too. If he...

    So they did, and all through the war too. If he was shot in the chest while in the trench that would tell you how far up above the parapet he was. The sort of thing people used to do on both sides...
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The SMLE 1903-1989