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    It would not have had a civilian proof whilst in...

    It would not have had a civilian proof whilst in service.

    Just remember that proof testing is simply the firing of one 'over pressure' cartridge, it does not check for (for example) headspace, it...
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    Penultimate sentence in a long post by Peter...

    Penultimate sentence in a long post by Peter Laidler about DP, Z, ZF, BER etc :


    I’ve been an Armourer for a couple of years and while I or your local gunsmith could examine one and give it a...
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    As I understand it Z (alone) was condemmed as not...

    As I understand it Z (alone) was condemmed as not repairable by base workshops OR the factory, whilst ZF was unable to be repaired at base workshops but could be repaired by the manufacturer....
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    Yes, ZF is condemmed but repairable by the...

    Yes,
    ZF is condemmed but repairable by the original factory.
    BER is another 'mark' meaning 'Beyond Economical repair' (financially cheaper to scrap and issue a new rifle.

    Z is condemmed and not...
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    Manufactured at the Enfield factory. Served in...

    Manufactured at the Enfield factory.
    Served in South Africa (arrow in the U = SA ownership mark)
    The Z on the barrel means it has been condemmed at base workshops.
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    Welcome to the world of LE's. The main thing...

    Welcome to the world of LE's.

    The main thing to remember is that these were the last of the Victorian era 'hand built' rifles. Do not expect parts from one rifle to fit another (particularly the...
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