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  1. He's wearing the badge of the Old Contemptibles...

    He's wearing the badge of the Old Contemptibles Association, and he sounds like he could still drill a squad given a chance.

    So many of the veterans especially of that generation were...
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    Have a 1941 MkI here in the 0C59-- range.

    Have a 1941 MkI here in the 0C59-- range.
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    Indeed the scope is almost certainly an original....

    Indeed the scope is almost certainly an original.

    As for the rifle, one has to bear in mind that Clive Law found out that there were 177 new bases made up between 1937 and 39, as the stores...
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    Perhaps these were a non-returnable item, and a...

    Perhaps these were a non-returnable item, and a short-term issue at that?

    After all, they wouldn't be of much use unless plenty of scrim or vegetation was attached, and once it was, who would...
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    Interesting piece. It may be a WWII rework for...

    Interesting piece. It may be a WWII rework for Canadian Army use from the serial number added to the barrel and the replacement stock.

    The case is totally spurious of course.
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    Too bad the stock has been "restored", but...

    Too bad the stock has been "restored", but appears to be an interesting transitional piece from the MkII to MkIII.

    Except for the aperture screwed onto the leaf, the sight appears to be a standard...
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    Would a scan of the photo be possible?

    Would a scan of the photo be possible?
  8. I suspect they make what they used to make for...

    I suspect they make what they used to make for the Italian or other European governments, and no more.
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    Probably the same reason there's so many vids of...

    Probably the same reason there's so many vids of those cranes tipping over.

    I had a boat moved by a Hiab truck recently; kid had no spreader despite being told ahead of time. Fortunately I'm...
  10. Thread: C3a1 project

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    I'm not a C3 fan, but that's very impressive...

    I'm not a C3 fan, but that's very impressive work!:thup:
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    It's had a long, hard life, and has seen some...

    It's had a long, hard life, and has seen some neglect even after the FTR by the rust on the barrel reinforce.

    Is the bolt serial numbered to the action? If electro-pencilled it's probably a...
  12. And as on Crete, sometimes others found it first,...

    And as on Crete, sometimes others found it first, or covered it with fire and picked off those drawn to the bait.
  13. Thread: The MG08/15

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    Sticky: Night sight or muzzle cover on the left hand...

    Night sight or muzzle cover on the left hand rifle?
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    The "EY" marking being "Emergency Use Only". ...

    The "EY" marking being "Emergency Use Only". Draw your own conclusions from that.
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    All the same to me Ian!;) Could be a bird -...

    All the same to me Ian!;) Could be a bird - there is what might be the representation of an eye - even a few indentations that might be an allusion to feathers there on the 'shoulder'. The 'head'...
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    The menuki look a bit like one of Hiroshige's...

    The menuki look a bit like one of Hiroshige's waves behind that shell and the fat little fellow might be Hotei, a good luck deity IIRC.

    Or maybe Bodai Daruma, but Hotei is sometimes shown with...
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    Once you've done the chamber cast you'll know if...

    Once you've done the chamber cast you'll know if you have a wildcat based on the .280 case or something else.
  18. Thread: Kettenkraftrad

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    We're the wrong people to ask, it's your...

    We're the wrong people to ask, it's your countrymen you want to ask.

    And at this late date, I suspect the only Krads or parts that are going to be found will be in farmers barns or fields or...
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    What did a sporterization involve in that case? ...

    What did a sporterization involve in that case?

    By the way, knowing there had been a large gunshop in Vancouver, BC, from the late 1800s to at least the 1930s, named Tisdall's, and it being an...
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    I was assuming a Mk.2 on the basis of that...

    I was assuming a Mk.2 on the basis of that tapered concavity at the front of the bevel/shoulder below the markings: a feature I always took to be unique to Mk.2's, but perhaps I'm mistaken about...
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    There may be a quite decent No4 Mk2 under the...

    There may be a quite decent No4 Mk2 under the Tremclad brush-job and hashed up wood. The scratchings may be Bubba's attempt to redo what he had painted over, or perhaps a POF rifle pretending to be...
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    So what does the "CTN" refer to then?

    So what does the "CTN" refer to then?
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    A lot of those rifles came into Canada thirty or...

    A lot of those rifles came into Canada thirty or so years ago. Some without scopes, some without even bases. I had a stripped barrelled receiver at one point with the flat and two up one down holes...
  24. The issue with the dents is that they make it...

    The issue with the dents is that they make it extremely difficult to get the scope apart if it ever needs to. At one time I had a set of drifts made for doing that on No32 tubes. On the other...
  25. I'd respectfully suggest that your second and...

    I'd respectfully suggest that your second and third paragraphs be confined to a PM sent to the man himself.

    And no offence intended of course.:cheers:
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