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    We can't import them to the USA. They've been...

    We can't import them to the USA. They've been banned since 1988-89. Thank Bush 41 for that.
  2. The Enfield .38-200 No.2Mk.1* double action only...

    The Enfield .38-200 No.2Mk.1* double action only revolver was designed for tank crews so the hammer spur wouldn't catch on things inside the tank. A load of complete and utter crap/mythology that...
  3. Thread: No4 MK1 T

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    It's obviously an original No.4T cobbled up with...

    It's obviously an original No.4T cobbled up with an original bracket, telescope, and CES. It's value lies in the sum of the parts. I don't think there's a snow ball's chance in Hades that it left...
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    I hate to rain on everyone's parade but the "S51"...

    I hate to rain on everyone's parade but the "S51" alone being restamped on the butt makes me suspicious of this one. There's no legit reason other than fakery to do that and I've never seen it...
  5. The original factory finish is phosphate,...

    The original factory finish is phosphate, (Parkerizing), with baked Suncorite paint applied. The "No.5Mk.1" marking on the left body side was engraved afterwards so should show as bright or brown...
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    Try alcohol based stain on beech woodwork. Your...

    Try alcohol based stain on beech woodwork. Your problem will be solved. Just make sure you wear gloves because it will stain your fingers for sure if you don't.
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    capt14k, I have to wonder who perpetrates some...

    capt14k,

    I have to wonder who perpetrates some of this mythology. Import marking criteria was put in place in 1968 and is the same for ALL firearms unless a marking variance is applied for and...
  8. Thread: Stock stain

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    Anything is possible in a pinch I reckon! It...

    Anything is possible in a pinch I reckon! It would certainly work.
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    I was told that Armourer's workshops had a powder...

    I was told that Armourer's workshops had a powder that was added to the warmed tanks of raw linseed oil. No one seems to know exactly what it was but my money is on ground Alkanet root as bomdoc...
  10. You can do a pretty good touch up with Oxpho Blue...

    You can do a pretty good touch up with Oxpho Blue from Brownells. Just clean as BAR suggests above, degrease the spot that needs touch up and apply according to the instructions.
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    It should be straight and level. Use a piece of...

    It should be straight and level. Use a piece of plate glass and adjust as needed. Make sure the front guard screw collar is fitted correctly.
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    The problem is probably throat erosion caused by...

    The problem is probably throat erosion caused by cordite ammo combined with Mk.8 boat tail projectiles which is what PPU and S&B ball ammo is loaded with. If you need a replacement barrel, get one of...
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    It looks like a Fazakerley. Itís been heavily refinished in Indian service. The markings on the butt socket have been reapplied. The sky is the limit with Indian rifles.
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    There are at least two legit L8T rifles in the...

    There are at least two legit L8T rifles in the USA. Both are listed in ďArmourerís PerspectiveĒ. One is a trials rifle listed in the text and the other a later one thatís pictured. I imported them...
  15. Yeah, I've heard it all too. I learned early in...

    Yeah, I've heard it all too. I learned early in life to let it roll off my back although there were a few in school that didn't let up for the duration. I was never a big guy and remember how some of...
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    In British and Commonwealth service, barring out...

    In British and Commonwealth service, barring out with a file or using a cancellation stamp was the norm when telescopes were swapped out or upgraded. That way, the history of the weapon was somewhat...
  17. I was at Harmony Church. We considered Sand Hill...

    I was at Harmony Church. We considered Sand Hill condos in those days. They tore down all of the asbestos filled WWII barracks back in the late 90's I think. I remember when they were doing it as I...
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    Your rifle looks honest with lots of character....

    Your rifle looks honest with lots of character. Give it some tlc, get some ammo and enjoy.

    The spare wood is Pakistani. Probably Turkish walnut.
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    30Three, You probably need a set of .308/7.62...

    30Three, You probably need a set of .308/7.62 match gauges. The L39/L42 gauges are 1.628 Go and 1.635 No-Go.

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    Guys who are serious shooters that want a 7.62...

    Guys who are serious shooters that want a 7.62 Lee Enfield should buy or build one on a No.4 action that isn't worn out. Even then, you're stressing them to the max so you must adhere to the military...
  21. Oh yes. One example: I got a groin pull that took...

    Oh yes. One example: I got a groin pull that took forever to heal since most were afraid to go to sick call! I had a mean blond hair, blue eyed E6 who nicknamed me Limp Dick. I was just getting...
  22. "Brain Dead" would be more appropriate at times...

    "Brain Dead" would be more appropriate at times me thinks!

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    I'll never forget the big black orderly that was...
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    The SMLE stock bolt locks into a metal plate...

    The SMLE stock bolt locks into a metal plate inletted at the rear of the forend in most but not all SMLE production. So if you try and remove the butt before removing the forend, it will shatter...
  24. The USA never ratified the UN Small Arms Treaty...

    The USA never ratified the UN Small Arms Treaty when it was signed by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State during the Obummer administration. Trump's UN ambassador and former Governor of South...
  25. It's nice to be considered a "Brain" by some....

    It's nice to be considered a "Brain" by some. Been called a lot of things by others! It's the one thing I've never been accused of though in reality. After all, I'm in the gun trade!

    Of course,...
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