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  1. Yep - the reason for that "EY" should be causing...

    Yep - the reason for that "EY" should be causing you a lot more concern than what might have been done to the Broad Arrow. Needs an opposite arrow to denote "sold out of service" - so could be a...
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    OP - might want to find yourself a book like "Lee...

    OP - might want to find yourself a book like "Lee Enfield No.4 and No. 5 Rifles" by Charles Stratton. I have no clue what level of authority he is. Page 64 is a table showing a listing of the nine...
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    I can not really identify what your on-line...

    I can not really identify what your on-line vendor may have sold you - an FYI - from Charles Stratton book "Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles" - he identifies nine different configurations of No. 4...
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    Thank you for those options - had not thought to...

    Thank you for those options - had not thought to try that.
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    M1917 rear sight spring screw

    Apologies if I should have been able to find this, but have not!! So asking for knowledge about the U.S. Model of 1917 rifle. As per Charles Stratton book, the little screw that anchors the flat...
  6. Thread: P14 Advice

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    Italian made stocks - purchased from Numrich - I...

    Italian made stocks - purchased from Numrich - I bought one set from them using the part numbers they give for the M1917; they also list or at least used to list stock sets for the P14 with a...
  7. Thread: M1917 Tool

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    So, what is that? Not an M1917 barrel - perhaps...

    So, what is that? Not an M1917 barrel - perhaps a jig to set the height of the front sight insert - although there was a selection of front sight insert heights - so perhaps a factory jig to set all...
  8. Thread: P14 Advice

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    Breath taking prices shown for those books, in...

    Breath taking prices shown for those books, in those links!!! I did get one of them in August 2019. A bookstore in Australia as a seller on eBay - was $C 99.50 mailed to me. Information quite...
  9. I suspect that Swede stock could be "made to...

    I suspect that Swede stock could be "made to work", or at least "good enough". My Father had a M1917 in 30-06 - the original stock was broken off at the wrist before he bought it - a determined...
  10. I will make some guesses. Oveido arsenal, I...

    I will make some guesses. Oveido arsenal, I think was in Spain. That is a small ring Mauser. So likely chambered in 7x57 Mauser, as a guess. First picture - that marking slot on the barrel...
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    You do not mention, but I presume it is chambered...

    You do not mention, but I presume it is chambered for 7x57 Mauser?

    So, from table in "Mauser Military Rifles of the World" 5th edition, there were 37,000 Mausers made/sent to South African...
  12. Yes, I ended up with the stock, and then both a...

    Yes, I ended up with the stock, and then both a front and a rear handguard.
  13. I received an Italian made set from Numrich (Gun...

    I received an Italian made set from Numrich (Gun Parts Corp) in April 2019. Decent looking - should not be "mistaken" for the original military finish, etc. It was drilled for the lower band...
  14. Thread: P14 Advice

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    I have been working on a number of them here in...

    I have been working on a number of them here in Manitoba. I found it difficult to find authorative references, compared to stuff that was written about M1917's, but have been going mostly from...
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    I have cleaned up half dozen older milsurps that...

    I have cleaned up half dozen older milsurps that found their way here. Not sure which foaming bore cleaner you are using - I use WipeOut, and let it soak overnight - then three dry patches. For...
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    P14 parts - type font used?

    Hello. I am working through several P14 and an assortment of parts. I am noticing at least two fonts were used on maker's marks - a "serif" font with the tails on the letters, and a "sans serif"...
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    Your pictures are showing an "asterisk" - a...

    Your pictures are showing an "asterisk" - a "star" stamp. So look at rear of your barrel - should be a groove cut into what used to be a flat face - around the chamber, about 90 degrees. Leads to...
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    Swede mauser cleaning rod thread size

    Working with a Carl Gustaf m96 stock converted to m38 size. The cleaning rod turned up missing, so want to shorten one for an m96 to m38 length and re-thread. Really curious what that thread is...
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    I have several of those rifles here - had the...

    I have several of those rifles here - had the same question - a 4BA cap screws turned in snugly, with fingers, all the way through - at least it did on the two I tried. Nominal dimensions of 4BA is...
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    The part you show in third picture in Post #10...

    The part you show in third picture in Post #10 with the "R" is commonly called the "cocking piece". It is attached to the rear of the firing pin, slides within the bolt plug / bolt sleeve, has a...
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    In my very limited experience of 3 or 4 examples,...

    In my very limited experience of 3 or 4 examples, I do not think the screw that you show in Post #5 is the correct screw for a M1917 or P14 front band. The ones on hand here have larger bodies, than...
  22. Looking for help for a P14 (?) maker's mark

    I have been working through a collection of mixed P14 and M1917 parts, trying to identify which goes where. I have reference books by Skinnerton, Ferris, Stratton, Harrison and probably a few others...
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    I just found that J.C. Harrison book on...

    I just found that J.C. Harrison book on Amazon.com, but the not-so-helpful vendor does not ship to Canada. At least I have a lead!!

    Regarding previous post, I have found the same as you mention...
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    As alluded to in earlier posts, the Go and NoGo...

    As alluded to in earlier posts, the Go and NoGo gauges are used when installing a barrel. To check if rifle is still "within spec", then one uses a Field gauge, which is longer than the NoGo gauge. ...
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    Looking for P14 reference material

    I am working with a number of Pattern 1914 (P14) rifles. So far I have a "W", an "ERA" and two "RE". I am having not much luck trying to find reference material that details which parts got marked...
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