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    WTB: Ross Rifle Bayonet - DA 245

    Taking a flyer here in trying to mate up an HMS Canada/Almirante Latorre Mk III Ross with its matching bayonet. Will be stamped DA 245 on the crossguard. Thanks.
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    Hey vykkagur. Just back from the show. The dealer...

    Hey vykkagur. Just back from the show. The dealer I was thinking of is currently out of stock, but there was a used copy on another table. I picked it up on spec. I'll send you a private message with...
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    There's a local (Calgary) bookseller who is...

    There's a local (Calgary) bookseller who is always at the shows here and has had copies of the RRS on his table. Don't know what he's asking, though. Next show is in January. I can take a look and...
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    Very cool! Have forwarded the information on to...

    Very cool! Have forwarded the information on to the local club.
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    Hey Brian. I'd be keen to learn more about the...

    Hey Brian. I'd be keen to learn more about the Ross rifles brought in from Turkey. To avoid taking this thread off-topic, if you have more info you can share, maybe start a new thread. As for the...
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    Ah..another lover of wayward mutts. :thup: ...

    Ah..another lover of wayward mutts. :thup:

    Nice score. I would have picked up that Mosin as well, as rifles like that call to me at the shows too. And assuming they're checked out, I certainly...
  7. Thanks all. I'm going to try to get back for...

    Thanks all. I'm going to try to get back for another, better, look at the Trapdoor.
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    I spent a portion of the past weekend with Rob at...

    I spent a portion of the past weekend with Rob at the BMF Alberta shoot. Great fun. He indicated he has four projects in the queue so there will be more great videos to come.
  9. Trapdoor newbie w/ one picture - of buttplate markings

    Came across a Springfield Trapdoor rifle (not a carbine) today. Not knowing what were the important features to note, I took only one photo. I couldn't see a year of manufacture, but likely wasn't...
  10. x2 on the Fulton's mount. Got mine from Brian....

    x2 on the Fulton's mount. Got mine from Brian. Very easy to mount and rock solid.
  11. #1oilman is correct. If you can time your visit...

    #1oilman is correct. If you can time your visit to hit the big show, who knows what you might find to take back with you. :)

    But if your dates are fixed, there are indeed a few of us here on...
  12. Thread: MLE Mk I

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    Congrats. Canadian markings on the MLE? Photos? ...

    Congrats. Canadian markings on the MLE? Photos?

    Hank usually has a bunch of his various repro clearing rods at the big Easter show here in Calgary, not usually at the smaller shows, though.
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    Congrats on the purchase. They are a bit hard to...

    Congrats on the purchase. They are a bit hard to come by. The break at the wrist is quite common as, apparently, many were deliberately broken at that point to render them 'deactivated'. Any markings...
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    This is sad news, and marks a big loss to the...

    This is sad news, and marks a big loss to the military history and collecting community. I, and I'm sure many here, have several of his books on our shelves. He was passionate about the field, and a...
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    Sticky: Sad news. Clive's death is a big loss to the...

    Sad news. Clive's death is a big loss to the military collector's community. I, and I'm sure many here, have several of his publications on our bookshelves. He was clearly passionate about military...
  16. Mr. Laidler - your single-shot SA80 experience in 1993

    A friend was clearing out some of his old firearms magazines (the printed kind) and never one to turn away reading materials about firearms, I took them off his hands.

    In the Dec. 1993 issue of...
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    Ain't that the truth.

    Ain't that the truth.
  18. New Edition of "Carvings from the Veldt" - carved Anglo-Boer War firearms book

    Just got word from Dave George out of Australia that the third edition of his book, "Carvings from the Veldt", will be coming hot off the press in December and is available for purchase. He has...
  19. Thanks Eaglelord. Appreciate the link. Though I...

    Thanks Eaglelord. Appreciate the link. Though I can't be sure, it looks like that may be P'37 web gear.
  20. BAR, it was me that put them together...as I...

    BAR, it was me that put them together...as I stated in my original post I acquired them separately. But the holster is one designed to work with the P '08 W.E. not the later Pattern .37, which is...
  21. Canadian-marked inter-war Patt. '08 web belt and holster

    Recently picked up the two Patt. '08 W.E. pieces pictured, separately (I'm a sucker for anything marked with a C-broad arrow). The belt is M.E. Co. marked, dated 1927, with a Canadian C-broad arrow....
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    CodFan..that is one crisp Long Branch. Absolutely...

    CodFan..that is one crisp Long Branch. Absolutely spectacular.

    Sneaking in on the last day of January with my most recent purchases (one of which, truthfully, arrived just before the end of 2015)...
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    Very nice. Tough to come by in that original...

    Very nice. Tough to come by in that original shape.
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    Oh very nice. A military cadet, with nice crisp...

    Oh very nice. A military cadet, with nice crisp markings. C-broad arrow plus cadet corps markings. Is the stock intact at the wrist. Many were broken there, deliberately, it appears.

    Great little...
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    Congrats again on the purchase. I feel your pain...

    Congrats again on the purchase. I feel your pain on the ammunition side. Some did show up in the U.S. in the last few months, based on posts online (scooped up right away) but nothing here, north of...
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