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    I was planning on removing the complete foresight block and leaving the barrel full length unless it impinged so much on the line of sight that shoot was very difficult. I was also going to start with the hand-guard removed and the fore-end left full length. I'm trying to resist doing anything that's irreversible, bar some drilled and tapped holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Does the plaque show any signs of the reputed fire?
    Plaque is in great shape. Story is it was in a second fire??

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    Well, story is the rifle "went missing" from the museum where it was displayed(?) and the plaque resurfaced later.

    There was a story put about that the rifle was "destroyed in a fire", so the condition of the plaque is material to that.
    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." W.L.S.C..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marksman View Post
    I was planning on removing the complete foresight block and leaving the barrel full length unless it impinged so much on the line of sight that shoot was very difficult. I was also going to start with the hand-guard removed and the fore-end left full length. I'm trying to resist doing anything that's irreversible, bar some drilled and tapped holes.
    If you've got a decent, complete full length MkIII there I would not D&T myself; severe loss of value would result.. There should be some cut downs out there yet.
    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." W.L.S.C..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Well, story is the rifle "went missing" from the museum where it was displayed(?) and the plaque resurfaced later.

    There was a story put about that the rifle was "destroyed in a fire", so the condition of the plaque is material to that.
    I`ve heard a couple other stories as well. Hopefully the rifle turns up someday.


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