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    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of...

    Yes, that was my opinion also. And in view of the heavy repolish and worn bluing I suspect it was used for many years, and probably fired a good many rounds in its current state.
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    Always wise to be cautious, and wiser to listen...

    Always wise to be cautious, and wiser to listen to the voices of experience, but one is still free to think for oneself.

    Without hearing Peter's opinion on this particular rifle, I wouldn't know...
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    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed...

    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed after leaving military service and is therefore likely to be safe to shoot?
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    And assuming that the marks and associated...

    And assuming that the marks and associated standards and practices over the years have not changed - as this rifle was probably sentenced just after WWII I would think - then what do we have?

    A...
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    Before removing the existing and original barrel,...

    Before removing the existing and original barrel, you or your gunsmith could check the headspace; that might provide a clue.

    I expect if the rifle was actually unsafe it would have been scrapped...
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    Sentenced for what though? That is what...

    Sentenced for what though? That is what separates the wall hangers from the "restorables".
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    That's an Old Soldier Sahib! I've got one...

    That's an Old Soldier Sahib!

    I've got one the same from the same year that had an FTR in '32 IIRC.

    The "Z" on the Nock's Form is probably a sentencing mark; I forget whether it's "BLR" or...
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