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    Thanks for your reply Gill, interesting stuff. I'll PM you with details.


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    Hi Gill any record of 00232F, a friend of mine is negotiating the purchase of this one.
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    Hi Simon,

    M85 Rifle Serial Number: 00232F was manufactured and finished on the 8th of April 1987 by Eddie Taff
    No Scope fitted customer to source
    Shooting 12.8mm at 100 yards with 10 rounds
    Fitted with NATO Green stock
    Sold to Bundeswehr, Germanyicon
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    Cheers Gil I will pass it on

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    Last edited by Simon P; 11-04-2014 at 04:20 PM. Reason: noticed only one L for Gil
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    Parker Hale M85

    This is the PH M85 Rifle; Serial Number: 00232F
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    I'm now jealous........

    A friend of mine used make the actions for AI before they went bust and he has a really nice L96 with the action engraved L96A1 Factory Demonstrator
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    Simon, it would be nice to see a pic of the L96 marked Demonstrator! That is a rare animal.

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    Unusually deep green that, or it could be the light, almost as if the user subdued the lighter green with something to darken the colour.........quite unique. Looks spot on though, I'm sure there is long life left in the barrel.
    Good find
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    Looks like it has had a coat of T cut polished to take out the scuffs and scratches. The finish looks waxy, nice though it makes it look nice and clean.

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