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    The tin kit was for the No.5 carbine that did not...

    The tin kit was for the No.5 carbine that did not have a butt trap and the sub machine guns.
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    112917112918Pictures of the carrying handles...

    112917112918Pictures of the carrying handles encountered on BREN chests.
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    Carrying handles were web and steel.

    Carrying handles were web and steel.
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    112367 Very early unaltered to 1*. From...

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    Very early unaltered to 1*. From the P. M. R. Breakey collection.
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    112217112218112219112220 It took an hour to...

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    It took an hour to find this one. There are more but things got mixed up following an unplanned reorganization. If published, please acknowledge the P.M.R. Breakey...
  6. Nostalgia item from the past for Canadians and US

    I found this in the back of a drawer. Late 60's to early 70's.

    Memories.

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    For what it is worth, the chain staple for the...

    For what it is worth, the chain staple for the magazine link was centered on the trigger guard. The later models had the staple off set on the trigger guard and were for the breech cover thong.
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    Austrian Model 1850 carbines

    Can someone identify this converted percussion carbine with two stock bands as to which country used it? I know the US bought carbines converted to percussion and had loading rods added under the...
  9. Three different versions of the No.32 Mk1 Tel. Stg. adjusting tool

    I was sorting through my collection of No.32 Mk1 tools as was surprised to find that there was some variation. Variations shown are with screw size and location. I have never seen one broad arrowed...
  10. Thread: L59A1 worth ?

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    Navy arms had a number of L59A@s when they...

    Navy arms had a number of L59A@s when they imported the batch of L42 and L39 7.62mm rifles. I included two L59s in the group I purchased. They were in rough shape but they were there and of...
  11. RIA ???????? RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) ?

    RIA ???????? RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) ?
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    Golden State Arms made No.5 carbines from No.1...

    Golden State Arms made No.5 carbines from No.1 and No.4 rifles. Some barrels will be roll stamped, "Golden State Arms." No importers markings.

    Navy Arms West Virginia No.5s were made from...
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    First production went to the Michigan State...

    First production went to the Michigan State Police. I have the lowest number of the ones purchased.
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    Remove sling bow and screw from the forestock...

    Remove sling bow and screw from the forestock band. Spread band bow and move forward. Rear handguard can be rotated up and out. Any gluing near the barrel should include aluminum foil on the...
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    Save your money with Bady's book. It is full of...

    Save your money with Bady's book. It is full of errors.
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    The markings are commercial, non military, proof markings. The rifle was exported to UK and proofed and later imported by Braverman.
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    It remained in stock, unsold until the patent was...

    It remained in stock, unsold until the patent was granted and then it was remarked as such.
  18. Ball size: use a set of drill bits to find one...

    Ball size: use a set of drill bits to find one that fits the hole or fitted to the notch in the bottom of the sight. That will give you a diameter.
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    Front sight appears to be from a Mossberg .22...

    Front sight appears to be from a Mossberg .22 caliber rifle.
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    109057109058 I originally thought the rifle and...

    109057109058 I originally thought the rifle and fixture were coaxial training devices for artillery pieces. My rifle is commercial, not military and came from Faris. It actually is part of a...
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    One a visit to the Pattern Room, Herb Woodend...

    One a visit to the Pattern Room, Herb Woodend showed me a beautiful No.1 Mk1 that was absolutely perfect. He was totally happy with it as they had bought it at auction using their limited ...
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    Absolutely wonderful!

    Absolutely wonderful!
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    I have run into several "Advanced Collectors" who...

    I have run into several "Advanced Collectors" who informed me that they only collect original condition guns with no import markings etc. It must be as it left the factory.

    I asked then if they...
  24. Thread: Stock stain

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    Brian, Joe LeCouffe told me he had read (of...

    Brian, Joe LeCouffe told me he had read (of course could not remember the source) that during WWII, beet juice was added to the hot linseed oil baths. For what it is worth. best, p.
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    Importers resist telling where their stock comes...

    Importers resist telling where their stock comes from. None of your questions have solid answers. Some buyers angst over import markings and some don't. I think they add to the history of the...
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