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    Not even as a shooter. This one would be all in at $150 for me and that's what the major parts are worth. The forestock is a #4 wood, I'd bet on it. Yes, I saw he was in Cowichan or Cow bay... I wouldn't bother with this mess at all. Too much to choose from.
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    As a shooter it looks OK. As a No5 rifle, doubtful.

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    "A lot of these guns are faked..." I've never even seen photos of a "fake" one, because of course the unique parts are too rare and too expensive to reproduce. "Approximate simulations" maybe, but nothing that would fool a person who was even moderately informed.

    Anyone else seen any?

    Our friend has lots of interesting information in his videos, but there are many, many small(?) errors of fact I notice. For example, describing the lightening cuts that were reputedly the source of the "wandering zero" as being "under the stock", when they are not, etc. etc.

    This really makes me wonder about how accurate the information is in other videos!

    For example, he made a video about the Martello Tower on the Plains of Abraham at Quebec, asserting that it was a Frenchicon fortification which Sir Charles Ross used as a backstop for testing rifles out of some sort of ethnic animus, blah, blah, blah. The whole thing was a complete travesty and probably some nonsense made up by someone he encountered there. I get the feeling the "get this week's video out" imperative has taken over. (you can see a note has since been added to the video description - I guess someone pointed out who built Martello Towers!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    "Approximate simulations" maybe, but nothing that would fool a person who was even moderately informed.
    I think they meant faked, not a real reproduction that could fool. Like you write...
    Regards, Jim

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    Am I the only one noticing that it's marked as a Faz on the left flat of the receiver but as a BSA on the left wrist? Check the pics #6 & #7. Bolt is solid but could have been replaced. If it's a real No5 there's just too much wrong with it to be worth the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    Am I the only one noticing that it's marked as a Faz on the left flat of the receiver but as a BSA on the left wrist? Check the pics #6 & #7
    i noticed it too. and as i was reading this thread i noticed no one else brought it up. for a secounfd i thought maybe i was wrong in my line of thinking until i saw your post. lol thanks bud. but yes i have a legit BSA no5. so i immediatly noticed the m/47 bit. and then i thought wait a sec... its also marked faz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpchachee View Post
    i noticed it too. and as i was reading this thread i noticed no one else brought it up. for a secounfd i thought maybe i was wrong in my line of thinking until i saw your post. lol thanks bud. but yes i have a legit BSA no5. so i immediatly noticed the m/47 bit. and then i thought wait a sec... its also marked faz...
    The "F.T.R" marking tells us it went through a Factory Thorough Repair at Fazackerly and that explains the markings on the receiver wall.
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    ah yes i didnt catch that until you pointed it out.


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    wrong...

    Looks like No.4 wood...Check for the lightening cuts...

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