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The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are
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ahhh , that is a nice one , i have a 42 in nearly that condition , i do not think these have been re-arsenaled , i did find some that were but you can tell right away by the blackened blades 
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Holy cow, that scabbard is nice! I have never seen a scabbard that looked that good.
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

Holy cow, that scabbard is nice! I have never seen a scabbard that looked that good.


I have the '44 Lithgow rifle that goes with it and just as nice.
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Superb!
Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually
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That scabbard looks brand new.
Recently I have been restoring a rather shabby bayonet that I had all the metal parts hydroblasted, including the scabbard.
I then re blued the metal using a commonly available gun blue.
The leather I cleaned using a solvent similar to "Brake clean" It removed years of build up and stripped all of the old oil out of the leather. It ended up very clean, but also dry, so I used an Australian leather boot polish "Dubbin" It made the leather soft & pliable again and brought the colour back to life.

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there are vintage replacement scales out there - mostly see the ausie SLAZ versions but they are very nice , i picked up a set way back and they replaced the cracked/broken ones that came with mine very nicely , 
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Methinks MJ11 actually lives in a museum!
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i agree , there is a reason he was friends with some of the folks we have briefly discussed like john suky , 
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You make my blush.


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Well, you do tend to make some of us green with envy, MJ Wink
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