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  1. As important as knowing the order of disassembly...

    As important as knowing the order of disassembly is having the right tools. Buy a set of hollow ground screwdrivers or driver bits. The Chapman Manufacturing Co. set number 9600 is a basic gunship...
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    Look closer at the D. It is an E and D super...

    Look closer at the D. It is an E and D super imposed for EnfielD.
  3. Post your pictures and question on...

    Post your pictures and question on militaryhorse.org premier site for cavalry specific topics.
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    Patrick, I've been told the first Chassepot...

    Patrick,

    I've been told the first Chassepot bayonet was a push and twist socket, quickly replaced by the brass hilted sword type that we're all familiar with and at least one site lists one like...
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    Chassepot socket bayonet

    I've gotten mixed information about this bayonet. It has been identified as a Gendarmerie bayonet and a Cadet bayonet. I trying to find a firm answer and a value.
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    Any...
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    Thanks to all, especially Roger. I found the...

    Thanks to all, especially Roger. I found the seller you referenced. My google foo must have been awol the first time I looked. With the right tap the part wouldn't be too bad to make as a piece of...
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    What is the size

    of the rear nosecap screw on a No.1 MkI***? The vertical screw that goes into the nut embedded in the fore stock. I have to fabricate the nut. I thought it was a 2BA but it isn't.
    The rifle is a...
  8. For what it's worth, .303Br will not chamber in a...

    For what it's worth, .303Br will not chamber in a gun chambered in .303 Savage.
    Here's the two rounds side-by-side,
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    Bruce, This was more a function test for the...

    Bruce,
    This was more a function test for the rifle. Not my only Enfield so I wasn't expecting 1/2MOA at 1000 yards. Actually I was quite pleased with this outing given it was conducted with...
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    Range report

    First off, get the alibis out of the way. Iím old enough I canít see iron sights any more. Long distance glasses let me see the target, middle distance vision (computer distance) let me see the front...
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    This has been languishing in the back of the safe...

    This has been languishing in the back of the safe for many, many years. While dirty and dark, I'm optimistic about the condition of the barrel. Hope to get a brush and some patches stuck into it next...
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    Sigh, not the answer I hoped for but the one that...

    Sigh, not the answer I hoped for but the one that I was pretty sure would be given. One the one hand it is nice to have my suspicions confirmed by my betters and realize I have actually learned a...
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    SMLE rebuild or fakery?

    I'd like opinions on this SMLE in regards to its history. Here is what I know. It is a Century Arm import, probably from the '80s or '90s. until a few days ago it was still coated in cosmoline, or...
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    Early Savage was Mk1. Several Savage Mk1s have...

    Early Savage was Mk1. Several Savage Mk1s have been found converted to T specs by Holland & Holland but never scoped.
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    I'm in the US. The safety spring screw will work...

    I'm in the US. The safety spring screw will work for the larger but needs to be shortened by 3-4 threads. For the smaller front one I've pressed the reverse-slot front sight clamping screw into...
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    PH5D and No.8 assistance

    Can anyone tell me the specs for the mounting screws?
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    FWIW I have 0C769 a scope less T that appears to...

    FWIW I have 0C769 a scope less T that appears to have never been issued. It has all the expected H&H marks including S51 to the butt stock. I believe that OC1 is similarly marked but I'll let its...
  18. Invest in a tube or jar of RIG, Rust Inhibiting...

    Invest in a tube or jar of RIG, Rust Inhibiting Grease. Apply a thin coat and get on with life. RIG is available at most gun shops.
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    Next eye exam get the doc to give you readings...

    Next eye exam get the doc to give you readings for near, middle (sometime called computer distance) and far. Have them give you a single lens prescription for the middle distance prescription. This...
  20. I think you'll find that you have better accuracy...

    I think you'll find that you have better accuracy with standard velocity ammo anyway. Certainly the case with the Martini_Henry smallbore conversion, Mk IV .22 and No.* I shoot.
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    Seem to recall reading somewhere that the leather...

    Seem to recall reading somewhere that the leather funnels were either Vickers MG or Bren gun kit. Am I misremembering?
  22. The superimposed CV looks not unlike the Vickers...

    The superimposed CV looks not unlike the Vickers Crayford mark that was used on some of the Vickers P1907 bayonets.
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    I agree, but the term has also come to refer to...

    I agree, but the term has also come to refer to guns that have had parts renumbered during a legitimate arsenal overhaul such as an FTR. Finnish captured and reworked Soviet MNs for example. I would...
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    Thanks all for the help. Once I knew what size...

    Thanks all for the help. Once I knew what size screw was required it got much easier. A #3-48 is fairly easily persuaded to work. As Patrick suggested, some oil and some patience. It's pretty close...
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    Thanks all. Just knowing now what size it is is a...

    Thanks all. Just knowing now what size it is is a big help.
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