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  1. Thread: Mule

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    Yeah, no airbags either! Just AIR!

    Yeah, no airbags either!

    Just AIR!
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    In a military system, there is a huge logistical...

    In a military system, there is a huge logistical tail . Every battalion has some sort of workshop element, to handle weapons, vehicles, radios, generators, etc.

    In an operational environment,...
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    Theoretical exercise

    Having a chat with a few fellow ex-armourers a while back.

    The subject of "product-improving" various weapons came up, as usual, but the main topic was the M-60 GPMG.

    The U.S. military seems to...
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    There is also what was termed the 'Section...

    There is also what was termed the 'Section Cleaning Kit". These usually ended up with a member of the machine-gun group. This had a multi-section steel rod, brushes / jags and a ruptured-case...
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    Interesting Swede Bolt

    I was ratting through a box of long tucked away Mauser sundries looking for a 96 Mauser extractor for a friend.

    I found two; one all on its lonesome and the other on a complete bolt assembly.
    ...
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    Commercial Swedish Mausers

    I was ratting through a box of long tucked away Mauser sundries looking for a 96 Mauser extractor for a friend.

    I found two; one all on its lonesome and the other on a complete bolt assembly.
    ...
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    That photo showing the rear of the chamber looks...

    That photo showing the rear of the chamber looks odd. You should be able to see a clearly-defined "collar" in the body, just behind the actual barrel face. The barrel should not be touching this...
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    There is something DEFINITELY awry if the...

    There is something DEFINITELY awry if the bolt-head "jumps" up on firing. There should be a section of the guide-rail still engaging the bolt-head. Furthermore, the extractor should be in the...
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    Piling Arms seems to have gone out of fashion at...

    Piling Arms seems to have gone out of fashion at some point.

    Personal weapons and personal responsibility prevailed, apparently.

    Tasked for some non-shooty job? Take your rifle with you. Place...
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    I thought that the 111* did away with all that...

    I thought that the 111* did away with all that extra fruit, (like Volley sights, magazine cut-offs, adjustable rear-sights, etc..), to the point that, whilst the forging for the nose-cap still had...
  11. "Rifle never went to Burma is why. Bet it has...

    "Rifle never went to Burma is why.

    Bet it has century import marks on the muzzle

    "They imported from another country "

    That'll do it every time.

    Buy the gun, not the story!!
  12. A nice rifle with a scratched-up butt-plate might...

    A nice rifle with a scratched-up butt-plate might indicate a lot of use on a parade-ground (possibly gravel-topped) and little "active" use, i.e., being bumped in and out of vehicles, knocked against...
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    I was wondering about that "left-folding" butt. ...

    I was wondering about that "left-folding" butt.

    Is it possible that some clever person simply drove out the roll-pin that retains the two butt "tubes' and then plugged the rear-end back in,...
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    At least of those XM-21 kits "stowed away' and...

    At least of those XM-21 kits "stowed away' and ended up here in Brisbane, in the armoury of one of the Regular infantry Battalions. I last saw it over twenty years ago. I knew what it was but had...
  15. Thread: STG57

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    What bullet were you using? GP-11 ammo has an...

    What bullet were you using?

    GP-11 ammo has an "unusual" bullet that has a VERY short parallel section and the ogive is a Secant type. Thus, it starts decreasing in diameter immediately in front of...
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    The "DA" headstamped stuff is WW2 Canadian, and...

    The "DA" headstamped stuff is WW2 Canadian, and is both Mercuric-primed and "corrosive". Quick guide; if the primer cups are copper-coloured, the primers will be Mercuric-based. The corrosive thing?...
  17. Are you sure you want to open and fire off what...

    Are you sure you want to open and fire off what is probably "collectors" ammo, especially in its original, sealed packaging?

    The biggest problem most people make for themselves is they do not...
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    Found it: Oz "oversize" post WW2 bolt-heads ...

    Found it:

    Oz "oversize" post WW2 bolt-heads

    Part Number Body length Size No.
    B1/BAA 3425 0.635” 5 ( "Standard" size)
    B1/BAA 3426 0.636” ...
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    What numbers and / or letters are on the...

    What numbers and / or letters are on the bolt-head?

    Asking because, in the early 1950's, Lithgow made a short run of "over-length" bolt-heads; a concept similar to normal practice on the No4...
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    Just wondering: Has it ever been a "Range" rifle?...

    Just wondering: Has it ever been a "Range" rifle?

    Folks used to do some "unusual" things to their target Lee Enfields; some of them extremely dangerous. Triggers, sears and cocking-pieces got all...
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    As for the BFS: Mr. Stanley, and no doubt...

    As for the BFS:

    Mr. Stanley, and no doubt others, makes a perfectly good, large screwdriver with a SQUARE shank. These are commonly available at all big, green, blue, orange etc. hardware sheds...
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    Regarding "roll-your-own" cannelures: The tool...

    Regarding "roll-your-own" cannelures:

    The tool instructions:

    https://www.ch4d.com/Media/files/manuals/12000.pdf

    A video:

    Bullet Swaging : Cannelure Tool - YouTube
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    Definitely an "aftermarket" sight blade. Also...

    Definitely an "aftermarket" sight blade.

    Also interesting is the apparent lack of the tiny extra "window" at the top of the "muzzle hole" in that nose-cap, and the decided lack of a number on it....
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    One problem that seems to be overlooked is that...

    One problem that seems to be overlooked is that Eucalypts are, in general, "fire climax" species. Their seed pods are so tough that it takes a "warm-over by a "moderate" and fast-moving fire to crack...
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    In Australia, they were still in service, (and...

    In Australia, they were still in service, (and with proper maintenance), with Cadet forces until the early 1970's. I last fired one in a Cadet service match in 1974.

    Then, with the abolition of...
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