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    Roy, I have put your name on one. I need to machine some 2BA screws for the pads and then they are about ready to ship.

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    Brilliant. Will start looking for another Winchester!

    Many thanks

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    Congratulations on getting that into solid metal - never a simple process. It would be interesting to see one of these shot extensively as I wonder how long it would take the front base to work loose, if not simply shear the offside screw. As long as the solder held out I suppose, as once that let go it would be all over for the screw(s).

    Why they chose to make that front base so unnecessarily narrow is a mystery to me. The larger spigot diameter was presumably incorporated to attempt to compensate for the greater weight of the bracket compared to the No32 type, but the minimal attachment of the base undoes it all IMHO.

    Drawing dated 25th of May 1940: 15 days into digitus extractus!



    If most of the No3(T) rifles hadn't been abandoned in Franceicon it would have made some sense to use the P14 with the No32 as it was already in service and provided for from a stores and maintenance point of view.

    I suspect this drawing and the others done around the same time reflect a consideration of the options, one of which was the No4, which ended up being chosen for obvious reasons post-Dunkirk.

    Those thousands of SMLE snipers scrapped post-WWI would have come in pretty handy in 1940-43.

    Promo's build is the benchmark that others will be compared to and that won't be easy to match.
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    The mount looks excellent & congratulations are due! I was lucky enough to get a set from Promo when he had a limited number made up, although it's still not fitted to a rifle as yet. I have a suitable spare Winchester P'14 so I've really no excuses....

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