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  1. Fortunately the faker's dreams far outstripped...

    Fortunately the faker's dreams far outstripped his capabilities......
  2. Hi Simon. Yes, I think I still have Pete's...

    Hi Simon. Yes, I think I still have Pete's article somewhere. In fact, fellow forummer Nigel & I were with him when he found the bullets - they came from a site in the Ypres Salient. It was a great...
  3. Oddly enough, purely from dismantling hundreds...

    Oddly enough, purely from dismantling hundreds (possibly into the thousands by now) of WW1 303 rounds I have got a definite view on who produced the better quality cartridge cases, & when. Kings...
  4. WW1 Ground Dug 303 MkVII bullet base stamps.

    I've been filling the empty days over the last few months by (amongst other things) working my way through a large quantity of ground dug WW1 vintage 303 ammo that I seem to have accumulated over the...
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    Good points Promo. Mind you, I am sure many of us...

    Good points Promo. Mind you, I am sure many of us have come across a rifle that has perhaps changed hands from the original person who brought it back, or bought it when first surplussed, only to end...
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    Another thought................when you mention...

    Another thought................when you mention canting & the vertical post deviating off to the left, do you mean that with the horizontal hairs truly horizontal the post deviates to the left (this...
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    I would agree with what Surpmil & Warren have...

    I would agree with what Surpmil & Warren have suggested; there are several possible explanations for your problem. However, I have now come across a few instances where the anti-rotation pin slot at...
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    When you think that a clean WW1 dated SMLE (& I...

    When you think that a clean WW1 dated SMLE (& I don't mean complete with volley sights & all the trimmings) can fetch 750 GBP, it makes this rifle quite reasonable by UK standards.
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    Thanks superbee. I've just had a look at the...

    Thanks superbee. I've just had a look at the earlier & these latest photo's, & I don't want this to turn into a witch hunt against this rifle, but there are some issues that I would hope to have...
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    I understand only too well! If you need a...

    I understand only too well! If you need a reproduction base for the Ross project let me know. I had a few made a couple of years back......
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    Thanks Lorne. I haven't fitted the Ross guard...

    Thanks Lorne. I haven't fitted the Ross guard yet, but will get round to doing it shortly. I have a lovely 1913 produced recipient rifle for it!

    Yes, I've been lucky enough to turn up a few...
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    Many thanks toxophilus. Those additional photo's...

    Many thanks toxophilus. Those additional photo's are a great assistance. Having better quality close ups unfortunately opens a further can of worms, at least IMHO.

    The scope appears matched to...
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    The rear pad has probably been modified by filing...

    The rear pad has probably been modified by filing to take the radius off the lower edge so as to make it 'fit' on an 'angled ledge rifle body. Looks like they didn't quite get it right.....
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    The appearance of the bases varies quite...

    The appearance of the bases varies quite considerably. I've probably only ever seen about 12 to 15 myself, the majority now dismounted from their rifles, although a few still in situ as well, over...
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    Roy, I've always taken it that those very few...

    Roy, I've always taken it that those very few rifles that for whatever reason did not get sent back to the UK to be stripped for usable spares at Weedon now form the sole reservoir of original...
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    I got to take a quick look at the pictures very...

    I got to take a quick look at the pictures very late last night. I could only see a couple of photo's - of the complete rifle viewed from either side - which is not ideal. Mind you I'm pretty bad...
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    119257 Here's a few more sets. I leave the...

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    Here's a few more sets. I leave the drilling of the two 4BA screw holes to the end user so as to permit of the maximum lateral adjustment, in case anyone was wondering why the flat of the...
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    They're Whitehead Brothers mounts for the SMLE...

    They're Whitehead Brothers mounts for the SMLE that I think Lorne of Ross Rifle Restoration makes. I also still have some available from my most recent little production run. I bought a replacement...
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    Have to admit, having now seen the better...

    Have to admit, having now seen the better photo's of the pads with scope bracket off, it's nowhere nearly as nicely done as I initially thought. But as alluded to above, you just wouldn't expect to...
  20. These ok?

    These ok?
  21. Here's mine FWIW. In the artificial light the...

    Here's mine FWIW. In the artificial light the blue looks pretty slatey.
  22. And to think I've wasted hundreds of pounds on...

    And to think I've wasted hundreds of pounds on the ingredients over the years........I could've just bought a bottle of Pepsi Max!
  23. I think the number on the bracket is actually...

    I think the number on the bracket is actually that of a 43 BSA rifle......I think it starts 'AL........' but the A is poorly struck.

    Good point re the finish on the bracket belonging to the OP. I...
  24. To better illustrate what I am trying to say, the...

    To better illustrate what I am trying to say, the bracket in the two photo's is a genuine Rose Brothers that had suffered greatly whilst in India. It was covered in several layers of paint with rust...
  25. I think the oil blacked finish would look more...

    I think the oil blacked finish would look more appropriate with your scope than a 'perfect' sprayed on coat of suncorite. However, you could always try dabbing on the well diluted...
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