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  1. an example of straight up fraud No4T on GB

    ULTRA RARE BSA Shirley No.4 MKI T WW2 Sniper Rifle .303 Museum Quality! - Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com : 911312511

    an example of straight up fraud No4T on GB

    pretty much everything on...
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    "Walking Fire" was the term of the day. The...

    "Walking Fire" was the term of the day.

    The intention was to install the Pederson device into every rifle, then go "over the top" out of the trenches and fire from the hip while advancing to the...
  3. 240,000 /365 would give you a reasonable estimate

    240,000 /365 would give you a reasonable estimate
  4. Not a chance. Long Branch had pantograph...

    Not a chance. Long Branch had pantograph engraving machines (before the data block roll stamp 1941 and early 1942 N0.4 receivers are engraved, [as are 1944 C.No7 receivers] not rolled).

    I have...
  5. Unfortunate that someone took an interesting gun...

    Unfortunate that someone took an interesting gun (does the bolt serial number match the receiver?) and tried to fraudulently "improve" it.

    I suspect that in an effort to clean an oil soaked stock...
  6. That receiver shows some interesting machining or...

    That receiver shows some interesting machining or forging flaw on the rear portion of the action.

    I believe that "TEST" and the sideways C^ have been added post service to increase saleability.
    ...
  7. Thread: FTR No4

    by Lee Enfield
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    Here is a photo of the 1943 Long Branch FTR'd at...

    Here is a photo of the 1943 Long Branch FTR'd at Maltby.

    My understanding is that Maltby shut down by 1946? so there was a very narrow window when this could have been done. Notice the typical...
  8. Thread: FTR No4

    by Lee Enfield
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    I have/had a (1944?) Long Branch which has FmTR...

    I have/had a (1944?) Long Branch which has FmTR markings.
    Dated 1945 IIRC. I will try to dig it up.

    Hopefully I didn't sell it.
  9. Thread: Ouch

    by Lee Enfield
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    Gas trap?

    Gas trap?
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    "Factory Repair" - usually India or Pakistan

    "Factory Repair" - usually India or Pakistan
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    Ozymandias BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY I met a...

    Ozymandias
    BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a...
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    I would take RogerP's reassurance over...

    I would take RogerP's reassurance over Skennerton's in this case.
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    I've been of the opinion that part of the reason...

    I've been of the opinion that part of the reason that BSA became the exclusive supplier was due to the receiver contour change at Maltby and Fazakerly.

    But it might be totally coincidental...
    ...
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    Nice Triple Lock. Well done markings, most of...

    Nice Triple Lock.

    Well done markings, most of the ones I've seen were scratched with a jack-knife...
    So looking at the Regimental History the revolver must have been marked pre-1937...

    17TH...
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    Looks just like the typical SSG69/ Kriko pattern,...

    Looks just like the typical SSG69/ Kriko pattern, also used on the PH m86/87 wood and m85 McMillian stocks.
  16. Rebuild it! Cannot have been many marked that...

    Rebuild it!

    Cannot have been many marked that way...

    Jan 20th to Dec 10th

    is the barrel dated?
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    Sticky: Late member John R...

    Late member John R https://www.milsurps.com/member.php?u=1591 told me about seeing Long Branch No4Ts "in stores" in Rhodesia.

    The info regarding Savage rifles was IIRC in "The British Sniper"
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    Sticky: Colin, I have to disagree with pretty much...

    Colin, I have to disagree with pretty much everything you have said.

    A No4 with the pads fitted is a "finished" conversion, not a partially converted, not an incomplete rifle, nor is it a rejected...
  19. There was nothing to be gained by telling the...

    There was nothing to be gained by telling the truth.

    Unfortunately there was nothing they could have done to rescue the crew at the time.

    It explains the impetus to develop the air mobile DSRV...
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    I have seen some (incorrectly) converted S&W 2nd...

    I have seen some (incorrectly) converted S&W 2nd models which had the recoil shield thinned. This removes the headspacing step (allows more cartridges to drag) and thins the firing pin bushing.
    ...
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    Has it been altered, or just re cylindered?

    Has it been altered, or just re cylindered?
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    Japanese sub gun had a similar mag.

    Japanese sub gun had a similar mag.
  23. I have 2 examples in my cartridge collection -...

    I have 2 examples in my cartridge collection - with different headstamps.
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    The good news is that even without seeing it...

    The good news is that even without seeing it myself I can state that by the serial number alone, I would give it an 80% chance of being real.
  25. The Boers were so short of ammunition that they...

    The Boers were so short of ammunition that they paid their soldiers for fired cartridge brass salvaged from the battlefield.
    They had pricing based on which cartridge it was (.577/450, .303, 7x57,...
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