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    I doubt it very much. at the time of the major...

    I doubt it very much. at the time of the major shipment (1940) the Kriegsmarine had few ocean-going U-Boats and had not yet built up their presence on the French Atlantic Coast.
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    I move in those circles and they are coming...

    I move in those circles and they are coming under increasing pressure to dispose, destroy, deactivate. In case they should "fall into the wrong hands".
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    BUT THE M1917s WERE NOT LEND LEASE EITHER. They...

    BUT THE M1917s WERE NOT LEND LEASE EITHER. They were all bought and paid for by the UK Government as well. The vast bulk of them in in 1940 and few more in in 1941. Both transactions pre-dated the...
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    It was Birmingham Proofed at some point post 1954...

    It was Birmingham Proofed at some point post 1954 (the actual date is "coded" in the crossed sceptres) so that is the point at which it entered the UK civilian market place.
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    My experience is that for the tightest groups in...

    My experience is that for the tightest groups in a Lee-Enfield the most important characteristic of the bullet is that it has a flat base. All of my Lee-Enfields shoot tighter with them.
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    What a find. Well done. BTW, it's odd that with...

    What a find. Well done. BTW, it's odd that with those post1954 Birmingham Proof marks that this one doesn't even have an "England" mark.
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    GRRRRRRRRR! For once and for all - those P14s...

    GRRRRRRRRR! For once and for all - those P14s were NOT Lend Lease. They were bought and paid for during the Great War - over two decades before the Lend Lease Act. We always owned the bloody...
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    However the US economy was massively bigger than...

    However the US economy was massively bigger than it was before the war whereas the British one was in ruins - both economically and physically.

    BTW, as to Home Guard arms it could be thought of at...
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    I think that we need to get this straight. As...

    I think that we need to get this straight.

    As has been said the Great War P14s contracts were let by the British Government to the three factories and were bought and pid for. There was no reason...
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    Value? Until the pix arrive, who knows what you have?

    Until the pix arrive, who knows what you have?
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    The brand has been owned by Gamo for some time...

    The brand has been owned by Gamo for some time now.
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    I suspect that it is the availability of head...

    I suspect that it is the availability of head space gauges in the US that cause the fixation with head space on that side of the pond - often to the exclusion of things that actually count! It's...
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    The War Finish .38 Mk.IVs slug differently to the...

    The War Finish .38 Mk.IVs slug differently to the commercials. (I don't have the numbers handy.)
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    I would be intrigued to hear how one "Proofs" a...

    I would be intrigued to hear how one "Proofs" a bayonet.

    Or are the marks actually inspection marks? (The "bend test" mark being only one of them.)
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    Still? I don't think ever. London belongs the...

    Still? I don't think ever.
    London belongs the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers and IIRC Birmingham to the Guardians.
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    Are you sure about that?

    Are you sure about that?
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    It's essentially a monopoly anyway. (US law does...

    It's essentially a monopoly anyway. (US law does not require 100% market share for a company to be dominant.)

    In my opinion, the Proof Houses are long past a need for reform. They use...
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    Nope. Austrian Gendarmerie. Not quite the same...

    Nope. Austrian Gendarmerie. Not quite the same thing.
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    EFD never have the cheapest Enfields in the show...

    EFD never have the cheapest Enfields in the show and they often have some much more expensive "esoteric" items. Seth Ellet is the place to go.

    Having not been on top form for a while now, I only...
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    When visited the Davis Monthan AFB neat Tucson...

    When visited the Davis Monthan AFB neat Tucson about ten years ago, there were dozens/hundreds of F111s just sitting there in the desert.

    As to handing stuff back. There were two US spec. F4s...
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    Are you sure that was not the A J Parker site,...

    Are you sure that was not the A J Parker site, rather than Parker-Hale Alan. Those pictures look awfully like those taken of that site. (Armoury Works, Birmingham)
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    It's because some people want brag about owning...

    It's because some people want brag about owning something that no one else has; which more likely if the item is clearly impossible. For example the "Spandau" Lugers. (Only found in the US.)
  23. Good news for those of us who own one. I'm...

    Good news for those of us who own one. I'm thinking of disposing of mine, a scruffy BSA Mk.1, c/w a Mk.1M Bren in a box with all the bits. I guess I should ask a good price for it.
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    Nope. It was NOT a rocket. It was propelled by a Ballestite cartridge fired from the rifle. I have fired the 94 Grenade (Energa) from both types of launcher, the No.4 (Mk.1, BTW. I never came...
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    It was common practice in CCF contingents (and I...

    It was common practice in CCF contingents (and I guess the army for that matter) to ensure that "Parade" or "Drill Squad" rifles all had lovely brass butt plates that could be "bulled". So they got...
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