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    It is surprising that the Afghans didn't copy the...

    It is surprising that the Afghans didn't copy the scopes in the Khyber Pass same as the rifles--might get some interesting random collections of stampings and letterings that way! The C Broad is...
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    That publishing group in Russia has some...

    That publishing group in Russia has some incredible books. I have that one on Mosin bayonets as well as two on the MN rifles themselves, and on on the SVT40. There is also a book on the SKS, and...
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    I like the Hudson's Bay blanket it is sitting on!

    I like the Hudson's Bay blanket it is sitting on!
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    Now the only thing you need to do to make it look...

    Now the only thing you need to do to make it look original is (unfortunately) paint the business end of it red. All the Canadian issue M17s were painted with red to differentiate them from the P14s...
  5. Thread: Ross Parts

    by boltaction
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    MY concern with this is the Ross factory...

    MY concern with this is the Ross factory cartouches being put on the stocks. I am all in favour of restoring sporterized rifles, but things like proof marks and factory marks are things which were...
  6. This article you have appropriately dissected is...

    This article you have appropriately dissected is a great example of where some modern journalism has gone--little research, lots of broad sweeping statements, little fact or substance. Kind of like...
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    Yes, those were the last Rosses produced. Most...

    Yes, those were the last Rosses produced. Most as best I can tell went to the Middle East after service with the British. Pretty much all of the ones I have seen have a large serial number stamped...
  8. For Sale: WWII German Schiessbecher Gewehr grenatgerat grenade launcher

    Selling my Gewehr Grenatgerat (Schiessbecher) set. Complete, in its leather pouch. Levelling bubble in the sight portion is intact. Has the adjustment tool. Serial number of the launcher does not...
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    Some Neill optical sights

    Here are some photos of a Neill sight I picked up many years ago. Fascinating article, and sheds some good insight (no pun intended) into these sights.

    Ed
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    Looks like it spent a few years down the left...

    Looks like it spent a few years down the left hand hole of a two seater outhouse. Or in the bottom of a horse trough. Or up in a hayloft. Poor thing!

    Ed
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    Indeed. Separate weapons drops was one of the...

    Indeed. Separate weapons drops was one of the things which cost the German parachute regiment so heavily at Crete.

    Ed
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    I think the only "airborne" stuff associated with...

    I think the only "airborne" stuff associated with that scope is the horses*** flying in the description.

    Ed

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    That is very cool! Wonder if the bullet was...

    That is very cool! Wonder if the bullet was nearly spent or it it passed through another clip first? I wouldn't have thought one cartridge would stop a close range bullet. Reminds me of the movie...
  14. Thread: Pls delete

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    Pls delete

    Never mind
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    Unfortunately in this day and age of scandal...

    Unfortunately in this day and age of scandal sheet press and shoddy journalism, it seems that "innocent until proven guilty" is a thing of the past. At least for firearms charges. It is the same...
  16. Thread: Enfield No9

    by boltaction
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    Do you need a closeup photo of the sight--would...

    Do you need a closeup photo of the sight--would that help at all?

    Ed
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    Very nice bevy of deadly Hungarian beauties...

    Very nice bevy of deadly Hungarian beauties there! I picked up a very clean one recently but sadly the scope turned out to be a mismatch.

    Ed
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    In fact, that is more or less where I found it,...

    In fact, that is more or less where I found it, back in the 1980's and I have hung onto it since, along with other odds and sods like spare Ross barrel bands, target sights, various parts for FNC1,...
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    Should you have problems getting it from New...

    Should you have problems getting it from New Zealand I also have a spare up here in Canada......sold off my Mk I***'s etc to just concentrate on Canadian issue ones and still have spares for the...
  20. Good morning: I am not familiar with the peening...

    Good morning:
    I am not familiar with the peening but have to admit I haven't looked closely at my various Mk III to see if they have it or not. It may well have been something done in the field to...
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    I know Watts & White's Bayonet Book has been out...

    I know Watts & White's Bayonet Book has been out of print for ever, but how about Bayonets from Janzen's Notebook? Is that still in print?
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    My concern with Facebook is who is mining the...

    My concern with Facebook is who is mining the information about what you have. There has just been too much lately about sale of personal information, and people can track who you are and where you...
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    Uniquely modified Ross bayonet

    So, having collected Rosses for over 20 years I have run across most variations of things, and certainly have seen my share of chopped and Bubba'd bayonets as well as rifles. This one I couldn't...
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    I was looking through my photo files for some...

    I was looking through my photo files for some other gun photos and happened across the folder (mis-labeled :) ) of photos for this trials rifle. I have uploaded them to that Dropbox folder--they are...
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    I could spend a year's salary in a pretty short...

    I could spend a year's salary in a pretty short time feeding that sucker!

    Ed
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