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    Looking forward to seeing a pics of your repair...

    Looking forward to seeing a pics of your repair...
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    Absolutely fascinating, those special rifles on...

    Absolutely fascinating, those special rifles on the table would be worth a fortune, the Canadian lightweight etc....

    I had the opportunity to inspect a LB light weight trials rifle at Warminster...
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    I've seen a few of your mounts over the years...

    I've seen a few of your mounts over the years Roger, beautifully made and finished.
  4. Thread: War movies

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    Try the 1958 John Mills Dunkirk film for size,...

    Try the 1958 John Mills Dunkirk film for size, beats last year's efforts hands down.

    The amazing gliding Spitfire with 3 hours worth of ammo that constantly attacked the Germans with a dead...
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    Lovely looking build, it should shoot very well....

    Lovely looking build, it should shoot very well.
    I can't quite see from the pictures, is the barrel stepped like the the later L42's, or is it an earlier barrel?

    Any markings on it?
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    A common mistake, I made that one when I was 15,...

    A common mistake, I made that one when I was 15, a lesson learnt well! I prepared my first restored rifle woodwork, smothered it in BLO and left it for a few days .... came back to a rock hard mess...
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    The great thing about red scotchbrite is that...

    The great thing about red scotchbrite is that correctly used, it will only remove the old built up crap from the grain and won't affect edges, markings or anything else.

    This built up crap is a...
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    Nice project piece and a very attractive wall...

    Nice project piece and a very attractive wall hanger when completed

    Dare I ask what the bore is like?

    Looking forward to seeing the results of your considerable efforts...
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    BBC Lost Films of WW2

    Afternoon all,

    I was watching with fascination the first part of a new BBC series featuring Lost films of WW2.

    One short clip featured a factory in the Midlands making No4 woodwork.

    I took...
  10. Thread: 42 Maltby

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    Ditto,I second it, 'Friday Night Ride' it is,...

    Ditto,I second it, 'Friday Night Ride' it is, let it be officially entered into the Enfied resource along side 'DP' for Dublin Police.
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    I only have an overview of the Sniders, but I...

    I only have an overview of the Sniders, but I must admit, I always considered that the MkIII examples were manufactured as Breech loaders with new steel barrels?

    Always something to learn....
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    You tend to see a lot of Lithgows butt marked...

    You tend to see a lot of Lithgows butt marked with 45 dates, here in the UK.

    I've always assumed the Australians embarked on a post war FTR, as the coachwood (and barrels) have certainly been...
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    NZ Lithgow outing

    Just because I never need an excuse to show pictures of my Antipodean lady....

    Spent a hugely enjoyable day yesterday with a fellow Milsurper, converting live into empty with our L1A1's in the (...
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    I agree Roger, superb looking Lithgow!

    I agree Roger, superb looking Lithgow!
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    I was I the motor trade for 20 years Peter, so I...

    I was I the motor trade for 20 years Peter, so I will add ' it's got to give a bit' and 'technical tap' to 'gently swage the top and 'grind a small amount from'
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    Well done, great job so far.. It's important...

    Well done, great job so far..

    It's important to rescue and renovate these rare carbines when possible, I applaud your efforts.
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    They certainly go cheap in the UK...

    Interesting rear locking rifles.

    The May 1940 example was probably unissued, or perhaps Police issued, as it rolled off the production line as France...
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    Blimey Geoff, that's a job and a half mate! Up...

    Blimey Geoff, that's a job and a half mate!

    Up to my neck in it at the moment too.
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    I would have to agree, looks like the original is...

    I would have to agree, looks like the original is lurking under there to me..

    Great find by the way!
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    Great stuff Geoff, all heading off to help the...

    Great stuff Geoff, all heading off to help the breed survive...
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    Personally I love both rifles, both beautifully...

    Personally I love both rifles, both beautifully designed and highly usable platforms.

    The first time I had the opportunity to handle and field strip an M1 Carbine, I was struck by the simplicity...
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    Hi Roy, by you might want to take a look at...

    Hi Roy, by you might want to take a look at Geoff's thread....

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=68496&p=458681#post458681

    That's one rare rifle you've bagged there, well done.
  23. Fal related perhaps?

    Fal related perhaps?
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    A very collectable piece of kit on a beautiful L1!

    A very collectable piece of kit on a beautiful L1!
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    Very nice set up, looks great!

    Very nice set up, looks great!
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