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    Peter - The UKicon version of the parts list agrees with you (unsurprisingly !!)

    Barrels were available separate to the body, but the body was not available without the barrel.
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    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    All Britishicon service bolt actions had a body with one exception that being the MkIII and IIIB Ross which had a receiver as stated in the list of changes.

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    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of parts. It is not a list of AVAILABLE parts. I might have misinterpreted what you said above (thread 22) but the body was not available with or without anything. It was the master component, the m/c. If for some strange reason you submitted an indent/demand for a body or m/c - from any weapon, the demand would come back with a snott-o-gram demanding an explanation.

    As a bit of an aside, mistakes did happen occasionally and you'd get numbers of VAOS prefixes slightly wrong and you could end up with 10 bayonets instead of 10 pullthrough weights. Obviously a simple error of course....... But alas, not for a m/c. There was ONE exception to this rule. The body for the .50 short M8C spotting rifle was available as an accountable 1043A spare for technical reasons and the fact that the actual M8C's never actually belonged to the UKicon but were leased

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of parts. It is not a list of AVAILABLE parts. I might have misinterpreted what you said above (thread 22) but the body was not available with or without anything. It was the master component, the m/c. If for some strange reason you submitted an indent/demand for a body or m/c - from any weapon, the demand would come back with a snott-o-gram demanding an explanation.
    You are confirming what I said "the body is not available as an individual item". To be supplied with the body you needed to requisition a 'complete body and barrel' (eg BB8556) assembly, but you could requisition a separate barrel (eg BB8557)
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    Lost in the translation Al. Those were old what we called Ordnance part numbers superseded by the MoS numbers starting with the VAOS code of B1 etc etc and then the NSN 13 figure numbers. Because of that, you had the strange situation where very old and obsolescent Mk5 Sten guns had some new NSN's for the butt plates, sling loops, foresights and protectors etc etc


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