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    If you can forgive the messed with flipper, this is an interesting Carbine. It belongs to a good friend of mine in Christchurch, N.Z. Mike.

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    Nice early Inland trigger housing with dog leg hammer.

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    Always enjoy your pics Mike.
    What do you think happened to the rear flip?

    Cheers,
    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    What do you think happened to the rear flip?

    Cheers,
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    Hi Charlie,

    The rear flip was replaced by a block that fitted into the rear dovetail, which was in turn threaded in the top of the block to allow for the mounting of a skope.
    This rifle spent it's post war days in New Zealandicon being used to hunt wild pigs in the native bush of New Zealand.
    I guess we are lucky that the mounting of the scope was done in this manner, rather than the alternative, which saw some rifles drilled and tapped directly into the metal work

    Regards
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    Thank you Mike! Have you run into Al Brass yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hollinger View Post
    Thank you Mike! Have you run into Al Brass yet?
    If you mean Alistair Brass of Christchurch New Zealandicon, I know him.

    My family has a MB as well, and I have a Chev C8ax.
    I meet up with Alistair at most MVCC and Militaria events here in Christchurch, and local towns as well, was talking to him three weeks ago.

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    Announcement Wow!!!

    That is the one!

    No shame Alister Brass!!!
    [imgw]http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww241/BillHollinger/Lola/P4220127.jpg[/imgw]

    Do you know Jon Rogers also???
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    Paul Fitzgerald (USAicon), Jon Rogers (OZ) and Frank Berg (Norwayicon)

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    Alister in the middle and Jon next to him (behind my son Jeff, kneeling next to Lee Ermey)
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    Talking Sorry about the highjacking!

    Mike, I'm so sorry we highjacked your thread! Won't happen again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hollinger View Post
    Mike, I'm so sorry we highjacked your thread! Won't happen again!
    Funny I was just thinking the same thing

    Sorry but have not met Jon Rogers, it looks like he lives on the West Island of New Zealandicon

    I will get the thread back on track later tonight, when I hope to add another photo, after consultation with Mike for some input.

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    Hello and welcome billyvan,
    Nice to meet any friend of Mike's.
    I agree your so lucky that's how they mounted the scope.
    Such a early collectible carbine.
    I can't tell from the pictures but is the leaf missing?
    Would it be possible to install a reproduction leaf and spring for now, until a real one could be located?
    Finding just a real Flip leaf seperate would be tough I'd imagine.
    But buying a cheap repro flip and pulling the leaf, spring and pin would keep the cost down.
    I bought 3 real flip sight bases from a dealers junk box. I still haven't used them but will probably have to buy a few cheap repro sights just to rob the leafs from them.
    Thanks for sharing this one with us.
    I enjoy reading the info our fellow collectors in NZ pass on to us.
    Wish I could spend a year or two over there in search of the secret US training bases. Tunnels, caves and all built to help train the ally forces...kept top secret.

    This is a true story passed on to me from a buyer of a old outboard motor I sold on Ebay a few years ago, in 1996.
    He lives in Australiaicon and stumbled upon a buried cache of crated US arms on a friends 5000+ acre ranch. Their Range Rover fell into it.
    He said all were crated and included M1A1s, Carbines, pistols, Garands and Thompsons. Along with Ammo, magazines, rations ...etc. Thought to have been stashed for a possible invasion by Japanicon.
    I used his exporter here in the states to ship out the motor. But it took so long for him to get it, that the time has expired for him to leave me feedback. He got it and was happy with it but I didn't think to save his E-mail address.
    After they had some whacko over there shoot a bunch of people at some Tourist attraction the gun laws changed, he and his friend had to turn in there treasures to the authorities.
    I have no record of his name or contact info. I wish I was able to contact him to gather more information about their finds. He had documented a lot of information on the find and had heard of another find along a nearby coast.
    I wish there was a way I could go back thru my sales to find him again. But without him being able to leave feedback, no record exists that I know of.

    Happy Collecting...Keep Searching !!
    Cheers,
    Charlie

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