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    I make it 23 on the originals Geoff, 28 on mine I...

    I make it 23 on the originals Geoff, 28 on mine I think....

    Certainly a thicker gauge wire used mate, another good indicator and top tip!

    The thing that niggles me to a degree, is that people...
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    Thanks for adding to the examples Mick, much...

    Thanks for adding to the examples Mick, much appreciated. We have a great repro and genuine selection in the thread now as reference, plus some excellent information. Invaluable for research.
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    Looks like a lovely rifle, great to have a RAAF...

    Looks like a lovely rifle, great to have a RAAF example too.
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    Interesting stuff... When I started this...

    Interesting stuff...

    When I started this thread, it was to try to illuminate possible post WW1 use of the flaps.

    We've moved on to adding some excellent reference material for a little known...
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    Interesting Geoff, so what are we looking for...

    Interesting Geoff, so what are we looking for with the wire mate?

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    So.... Does anyone have clear close up...
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    Obvious fakes I'm afraid Roger, I'll take them...

    Obvious fakes I'm afraid Roger, I'll take them both off your hands though....

    They look good to me, a few more to add to the database. Many thanks for sharing Roger...

    So experts, do Rogers and...
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    I'm sure that happened a lot. The flap blanks the...

    I'm sure that happened a lot. The flap blanks the sight picture, so you can't accidentally fire the rifle with it closed.

    Though it would raise the pressure if fired closed a tad, it would simply...
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    Thanks 5thBatt, yours looks to be in excellent...

    Thanks 5thBatt, yours looks to be in excellent condition..
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    Come on down Roger, the price is right! Love...

    Come on down Roger, the price is right!

    Love to see some pics, if yours is original, it would be interesting to compare to mine and perhaps place pics in the knowledge library. Detailed pics of...
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    Hey, I only paid 50, so ho hum, it's a very good repro. Thanks for that info Andy.

    Looks like someone was 'slightly economical' with the truth shall we say and had gone to some effort to add age,...
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    Here's my example, it appears to be correct??...

    Here's my example, it appears to be correct?? Bought about 6 years ago from World wide Arms and sourced by them from Nepal, as I recall...

    It cost me 49 at the time.

    If the group agree its an...
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    Sounds like fun guys.... ---------- Post added...

    Sounds like fun guys....

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    Many thanks for the pics, proving beyond doubt that the flaps saw service in...
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    Good spot Ron! What a fascinating image! It...

    Good spot Ron! What a fascinating image!

    It has to be at least a 60 round magazine and it must have been 'very' top heavy!
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    Great pics! 250 mile crawl home in slow traffic...

    Great pics! 250 mile crawl home in slow traffic this morning, what joy!
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    Black and white picture of a rustic gate on the...

    Black and white picture of a rustic gate on the coastal path, just south of Barrow .... If Victor Charles has made it this far, we are in deep trouble!
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    A break in the Lake District

    Hi all, just finishing up a break at my in-laws apartment in the Lake District. Just the tonic, wide open space, few people (if you avoid the tourist traps), nothing puts problems into perspective...
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    So, thoughts on the flaps guys, has anyone seen...

    So, thoughts on the flaps guys, has anyone seen any other pictures of the flap in use post WW1?

    I have a Mayers made example on my 1917 Enfield.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. So we have no...

    Thanks for the feedback guys. So we have no reason to doubt the attributed 1938 date.

    I seem to remember that the flaps were declared obsolete after WW1?

    To me, this suggests a TA unit, they...
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    Also noticed, the far rifle does have the...

    Also noticed, the far rifle does have the transitional forend, with the volley sight dish area in evidence, suggesting a 1916/17 production rifle.
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    Flanders mud flaps, post WW1 use.

    Hi all,

    I came across a picture of troops training in 1938 with SMLE's, curious thing, on closer inspection, all the rifles have Flanders mud flaps fitted...

    When were the flaps made obsolete?...
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    Sounds like something people should write to...

    Sounds like something people should write to their MP's about Gil..

    The government needs a little pressure applied and I can't think of a better cause.

    I'm sure if Boris made a personal call to...
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    I believe Keystone stocks were used primarily for...

    I believe Keystone stocks were used primarily for arsenal rebuilds, I don't think any were used in A4 production?? I picked up mine from a supplier in Holland, who had NOS Keystones about 6 years...
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    Would I be right in saying this is a large safety...

    Would I be right in saying this is a large safety Lug replacement bolt Chuck?
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    I did put a bid on the box in an effort to secure...

    I did put a bid on the box in an effort to secure it from being turned into a coffee table .... Unfortunately, bidding sailed 'way past' what I was prepared to pay...
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    Japanese Katana NTHK docs translation

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    I'll throw this one out there for advice .... Despite having an old friend who lives in Japan with a Japanese wife and kids (promise of translation, but two years later nothing!) and...
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