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    That looks great! Nice old warhorse. Mine is a slightly younger brother to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejohn View Post
    That looks great! Nice old warhorse. Mine is a slightly younger brother to yours.
    Seriously beautiful, but shouldn't it have the black anodized butt plate? BTW, I saw a Long Branch micrometer sight at the last local gun show, and the guy wanted (wait for it!) $100.00!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrence_n View Post
    Seriously beautiful, but shouldn't it have the black anodized butt plate? BTW, I saw a Long Branch micrometer sight at the last local gun show, and the guy wanted (wait for it!) $100.00!!!
    A '42 "should have" a grey dimac/zamacicon alloy butt plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejohn View Post
    That looks great! Nice old warhorse.
    Nice rifle but others will pick up the split in the wrist and also the bottom section pushing into the wrist behind trigger guard screw, it looks like a peg mark at 1:00 oclock on the wrist there should be a very small gap between the wrist strap and wood Peter L or Brian D will no doubt offer support I would look up the thread for fitment of the Butt as further use may exasperate the split just trying to assist

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Nice rifle but others will pick up the split in the wrist and also the bottom section pushing into the wrist behind trigger guard screw, it looks like a peg mark at 1:00 oclock on the wrist there should be a very small gap between the wrist strap and wood Peter L or Brian D will no doubt offer support I would look up the thread for fitment of the Butt as further use may exasperate the split just trying to assist
    That didn't look right to me either. The buttstock was loose when I acquired the rifle. I tightened the bolt, which cured the loose stock, but it seems to be drawn in too far.

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    The butt socket is actually a taper which squeezes down on the butt. As you pull it up, it tightens up in the taper. You need to take the shoulder back so that when the butt is what we Armourers call xxxxing tight, there is a gap, the width of a junior hack-saw blade, all around between the butt socket and the butt shoulder.

    While it's apart, glue the split section and reinforce it with a peg too and it'll last forever

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    Talking of early Long Branches, I just bought a Long Branch 1941 No.4 Mk.1/2. I will post photos when it turns up. The serial number is 0L34XX. Some photos are here:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=456309774

    The owner has confirmed that he bought the rifle from the importer (AIM) in 2004, and has not changed any parts. If I screwed up, please don't let me know - at least not until after Christmas :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinecracker View Post
    Talking of early Long Branches, I just bought a Long Branch 1941 No.4 Mk.1/2. I will post photos when it turns up. The serial number is 0L34XX. Some photos are here:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=456309774

    The owner has confirmed that he bought the rifle from the importer (AIM) in 2004, and has not changed any parts. If I screwed up, please don't let me know - at least not until after Christmas :P
    The bolt was replaced, probably when converted to MkI/2 specs. At least the LB MkI cocking piece seems to have been swapped over though.

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    I was about to post that.

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    Had a heart attack on the price,

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    about $1330US
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