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    Thank you, don't go to any trouble, as I say, you...

    Thank you, don't go to any trouble, as I say, you have seen many more 4T than I could dream about, so I'll take your word on them.
    I think I have a Long Branch butt in my box of bits with a Mazak /...
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    Interesting, you have seen way more 4T's than I...

    Interesting, you have seen way more 4T's than I but I have not seen one with a Mazak butt plate - maybe they have all been 'messed with'.

    Did H&H remove the BSA butt plate and replace it with a...
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    Tidy job - put a proper butt - plate on her (get...

    Tidy job - put a proper butt - plate on her (get rid of that 'orrible Zamak and replace it with brass) and she'll be another step closer.
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    I cannot find the documents I thought I had, but...

    I cannot find the documents I thought I had, but I'm pretty sure they were made obsolescent (not obsolete) after WW1

    Obsolescent - will continue in use but will not be replaced when broken...
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    The 'problem' with discussing how to...

    The 'problem' with discussing how to differentiate fakes / repros from originals is that we are telling the bad-guys to to make their fakes indistiguishable from the originals. Its a difficult...
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    Was that Max Boyce ? Oggy, Oggy, Oggy,...

    Was that Max Boyce ?

    Oggy, Oggy, Oggy, ..................... Oi, Oi, Oi !
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    A cukoo in the nest - clear it out immediately,...

    A cukoo in the nest - clear it out immediately, if you send it to me I ensure it doesn't infect the rest of your collection.

    I don't know if the saying is common outside of the UK, and at the risk...
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    118594118593 What makes me dubious about...

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    What makes me dubious about Roger's 'crows foot' is that all of the crows foot marking I have seen have had the 'toes' as single lines, whilst this one is like an outline drawing (two...
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    I have heard of, but never seen the French...

    I have heard of, but never seen the French Reproductions (the J&P ones are manufactured in the Phillipines) your pictures meet the description I have had of the French repros, particularly the crows...
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    This is the text from the advert of one of the...

    This is the text from the advert of one of the repro-sellers :

    PLEASE NOTE; Although these covers would offer little resistance to a bullet and it is likely that in emergencies many rifles were...
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    I have seen documents that have said they were...

    I have seen documents that have said they were maker unmarked, and have said they were maker marked.
    Both were non-original(MOD) documents, just collectors summaries ie :


    The 'Flanders Flap'...
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    There are a lot of reproductions in Europe, there...

    There are a lot of reproductions in Europe, there is a French company making them and a UK company having them made in the Phillipines.

    The UK company are honest in their descriptions (on ebay)...
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    Well "sort of in use" On my 'one of a kind'...

    Well "sort of in use"

    On my 'one of a kind' SMLE with parts from (almost) every continent.
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    It does seem odd - I would not have though that a...

    It does seem odd - I would not have though that a great number survived when records suggest that only 200,000 of the steel version were manufactured.

    The 'Flanders Flap' were manufactured during...
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    This may help : ...

    This may help :

    https://www.rifleman.org.uk/Enfield_Rifle_No.7.html

    I'm not sure that there are any 'original' issued sights left, or what was actually issued.

    Mine has a standard Fazakerley...
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    With a repro label......................

    With a repro label......................
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    I think the response you got on another forum may...

    I think the response you got on another forum may be the nearest :

    It shows those items were owned by the Cookie Monster.
    Ref: Sesame Street, season 5, episode 4.
  18. I thought that seemed an 'odd' thread, 3/16"...

    I thought that seemed an 'odd' thread,

    3/16" Whitworth is normally 24TPI
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    Well it just so happens...

    Well it just so happens ...............................................


    This was a post on the old Jouster forum from December 2008


    This is for the first type of barrel, the heavy...
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    Fake?! Like these ?

    Like these ?
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    Fake?! Doesn't look like a pukka military variation. ...

    Doesn't look like a pukka military variation.

    Grenade launcher brazed onto a No4 bayonet ..........................

    The recoil loads would be all wrong as the mounting would not be central...
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    If you look at it the 'other way up' could it...

    If you look at it the 'other way up' could it possibly be a W in the star ?
  23. Sticky: Bristol Police Delivered 4th March 1974 ...

    Bristol Police
    Delivered 4th March 1974

    Bristol Police purchased 4 Enforcers (Numbers 34, 53, 56, & 179)
  24. A good example of why it is so important to make...

    A good example of why it is so important to make sure that the bolt and body are properly 'matched' together
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    Apart from the 'base model' the Parker Hale ones...

    Apart from the 'base model' the Parker Hale ones were supplied with a 5-round magazine (shown in the old advert I posted earlier)
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