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    Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have the time...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have the time to spend looking at auctions. I have a line on a detailed but nonmilitary service manual. He has a spare copy he's sending so I'll have to see if it's...
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    M84 telescope Tech Manual

    Is TM 9-6131 for the M84 scope available anywhere? I have a good friend in Canada looking for a copy. He has one of the Italian M1D rifles. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Brian
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    I like both of your rifles Mr. Clark. I have two...

    I like both of your rifles Mr. Clark. I have two 1903A4 snipers. One with a Lyman like yours except an M82. The other with a Weaver M73B1. The Lyman is so much better that I seldom shoot the one with...
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    This is the right time of the year to finish wood...

    This is the right time of the year to finish wood in the South. I get three times the work done in half the time using good old Mother Nature.

    I think I'm repeating myself again but here goes....
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    Boiled linseed oil is more like varnish with...

    Boiled linseed oil is more like varnish with chemical driers. Get some raw linseed oil that will oxidize with age and color the wood a bit in the process. A reasonable color match was all that was...
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    It doesn't look to me like it's been treated...

    It doesn't look to me like it's been treated badly overall. Even the excellent condition Maltby rifles can sometimes look a bit on the rough side. That's what tells me they're original and haven't...
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    Hmm, I never thought of that. They both have the...

    Hmm, I never thought of that. They both have the low machining at the right of the body for the Trials cut off.

    ---------- Post added at 04:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:06 PM...
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    I built my clone in the late 1980's using an...

    I built my clone in the late 1980's using an early good quality Entreprise Arms receiver and new Australian barrel. The only Canadian parts that were unobtainable. I had six of the C1 sniper scopes...
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    They did early on Rog. I have two ROFM 1941 in...

    They did early on Rog. I have two ROFM 1941 in pretty much factory original condition with walnut. I also have '42 date in the same condition and it's in beech.
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    The woodwork looks honest and correct to me. ROF...

    The woodwork looks honest and correct to me. ROF Maltby used many different British contractors for both wood and metal parts. You'll find them with Savage metal parts installed too mid to late war....
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    The late, great Hook Boutin told me that he liked...

    The late, great Hook Boutin told me that he liked to fill them with Devcon during the NM/M21 bedding process for added strength. In military service, they will crack from the selector relief cut to...
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    You must be thinking C No.7Mk.1 Jim as all the...

    You must be thinking C No.7Mk.1 Jim as all the British No.7Mk.1 and No.9Mk.1 rifles have bayonet lugs. Canadian rifles don't have them.
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    BS1749 BS2182 Both solid barrels.

    BS1749
    BS2182

    Both solid barrels.
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    Fake?! They all had to be fitted. Seldom do they just...

    They all had to be fitted. Seldom do they just drop on perfectly although it does happen once in a blue moon. My guess is the one pictured is an aged repro but could be wrong. Why not just fit it...
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    I think the OP was confusing "N.C." as...

    I think the OP was confusing "N.C." as "non-corrossive" instead of nitro cellulose. It's the erosion in the leade or throat of the barrel from cordite that causes instability of boat tail...
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    I still have several nos stripped British...

    I still have several nos stripped British No.7Mk.1 boltheads available. The small parts are the hard part.
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    Curious as to whether the 180 grain soft points...

    Curious as to whether the 180 grain soft points are a flat base. The trajectory will be close to the factory sights and if they are flat base, will most likely perform better than the PPU 174 grain...
  18. The new reproduction woodwork from Prestigious in...

    The new reproduction woodwork from Prestigious in Canada lack all the metal fittings. The forends are inletted on the sides for the tie plate but not inletted at the rear or drilled for the rivet.
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    Yep, they were marked on top of the breech with a...

    Yep, they were marked on top of the breech with a variety of "U-Broad Arrow" ownership marks. Some big and distinctive, some small but distinctive if you look close!

    I kept one ROF Fazakerley...
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    1959 - A2381

    1959 - A2381
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    I didn't know he was a left hand shooter!

    I didn't know he was a left hand shooter!
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    I think jona is confusing the six groove Savage...

    I think jona is confusing the six groove Savage barrels with the post WW2 Canadian Arsenals six groove barrels in post #11 which were rifled on Bren gun tooling that went to CAL from Inglis after the...
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    Maybe it's a German made scabbard for the Colt M7...

    Maybe it's a German made scabbard for the Colt M7 bayonet. I have one here but I'll have to root it out to see if it's got the same markings. They may have sourced the metal here and assembled them...
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    I've got plenty of them. All new old stock...

    I've got plenty of them. All new old stock original.

    Brian

    bdlltd@bellsouth.net
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    CCM = Canadian Cycle and Motor Company, Limited ...

    CCM = Canadian Cycle and Motor Company, Limited

    They made the steel caps used producing the Long Branch woodwork.
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