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    It might be helpful now to hear from people who...

    It might be helpful now to hear from people who own standard BSA 1943 rifles. It seems to be on quite a few 4T's, as observed, but is it also on non-4T rifles? It looks like it was done at the same...
  2. Evening/Morning D! ...

    Evening/Morning D!
    Yes, I'll try to find the photo showing the NZ example - of the three pictures I have of these mounts that was the one I couldn't find, though I'm sure...
  3. Stephen Sambrook...

    Stephen Sambrook and his contributors have already done a lot of the heavy lifting, so check the credits and bibliography if anyone has a mind to dig further![/QUOTE]

    You're quite right...
  4. Morning D! Some fascinating material there. I...

    Morning D! Some fascinating material there.

    I see your point about the patent issue/marking with the 'modified PPCo/Bartle?' dovetail rings fitted to the Aldis scopes with prism modification, but...
  5. Taking this line of thought a little...

    Taking this line of thought a little further........if you look at the contract details (post number 65) - the entry dated 30/09/16 refers to a contract placed with Aldis Brothers to 'Fit Telescopic...
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    I'd not heard of alkanet I'm ashamed to say, but...

    I'd not heard of alkanet I'm ashamed to say, but I'm going to get a packet & do a little experimenting this summer. It seems to be readily available on that internet auction site......
  7. Surpmil, I'm so glad you chimed in with your...

    Surpmil, I'm so glad you chimed in with your post. I was willing you to do it!

    And, Promo, whilst I didn't find the photo I was looking for, I found two more of the SMLE/Aldis/Overbore claws. One...
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    Any manufacture of 4T, including those converted...

    Any manufacture of 4T, including those converted to L42's other than BSA Shirley rifles are scarce. Only relatively few Maltby, Savage, Long Branch, & Trials rifles, were converted to 4T's, & very...
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    We must have been typing at the same time!

    We must have been typing at the same time!
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    Do you have more info on this rilfe? Any photo's?...

    Do you have more info on this rilfe? Any photo's? The serial number alone suggests it may be an early Maltby rifle, in which case you will not see M47C on it, nor the TR & so forth. Further, a large...
  11. Promo, this possibility has cropped up in...

    Promo, this possibility has cropped up in discussion before (though not, I think, on the forum) - it is entirely possible the rings were made by another company, & I too, would be interested to see...
  12. May I start Thursday with an apology & an...

    May I start Thursday with an apology & an explanation? To borrow Madzi's expression, I've just had a 'eureka moment', at least in a minor sense....

    I was pretty certain that both the Aldis scopes...
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    You might well be correct Alan, but my...

    You might well be correct Alan, but my assumption, & it is only my assumption, but based on having had a few SMLE's in my hands over the years, is that the marking was applied to all barrels that...
  14. May I humbly make a suggestion? It would not...

    May I humbly make a suggestion? It would not resolve all of the confusion over scopes made by PPCo by any means, but it would help. Perhaps if we referred to the Hensoldt derived PPCo produced scope...
  15. Many thanks; for a rather dry subject you have...

    Many thanks; for a rather dry subject you have put it very well indeed! As you say, sometimes a picture helps. The M prefix serialled scope? Yes, I suspect it is likely indicative of a rifle taken...
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    I think the HV SC became a standard marking on...

    I think the HV SC became a standard marking on barrels produced for MkVII ammunition, although I'm not absolutely sure on this & would welcome confirmation. It wouldn't have that elusive 'ER' cypher...
  17. Gosh, I had to lie down after that! I quite agree...

    Gosh, I had to lie down after that! I quite agree with the drift of your deductions above. I suspect the rings were soft soldered with the scopes disassembled. I concur with your points about the...
  18. Hello Mick. Well, your old pal Mr Sambrook has...

    Hello Mick. Well, your old pal Mr Sambrook has produced quite an impressive book, if not one that is light reading! There is not a great deal about rifle scopes, but there is some, & some information...
  19. Hi Promo. I wondered when you would chip in! I'm...

    Hi Promo. I wondered when you would chip in! I'm not going to dwell on the many different types of claw mounts that existed in Germany in the WW1 era - you know far more about the numerous variations...
  20. Thanks lmg15, you have considerable insight into...

    Thanks lmg15, you have considerable insight into the manufacturing side of things! In fact, when I got the Aldis over bore claw mounts made about six or seven years ago the machine shop managed to...
  21. In truth there are so many questions that can be...

    In truth there are so many questions that can be asked about WW1 designs & production, but I have fired a couple at IDS to see if he has any comments to make. Specifically, if he has any ideas about...
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    Thanks chaps. Yes, I remember that thread, but...

    Thanks chaps. Yes, I remember that thread, but this seems to be slightly different in that the marks definitely look like two little speech marks, & so far as I can recall from limited personal...
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    I've seen a fair few, but now only have one BSA...

    I've seen a fair few, but now only have one BSA 1943 4T marked with the two little 'speech marks' as you indicate (AS prefix). I checked a couple of standard BSA 1943 No4 stripped bodies (not 4T's) &...
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    Aren't those two different rifle butt sockets...

    Aren't those two different rifle butt sockets Alan? The first does look like it could be 1945, but the second definitely looks like 1943, at least to me.
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    Likewise, never seen one dated later than...

    Likewise, never seen one dated later than 1944.....
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