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    Posted: November 03 2020 at 6:59am
A couple days ago I got an e-mail from Prestigious Wood Stocks about new products. They are now making new Mk I and Mk III fore-ends with the cutouts for the volley sights. I am very excited about this. I will finally be able to get a proper fore-end for my 1906 Mk I***! I have a lot going on so I'll have to wait to order around the first of the year but it sure makes me excited.
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Yes, I'm stoked about this. The MkI handguards are supposed to be available by the end of the week as well.
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No kidding? YES!!!
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Good news!
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Excellent products, got my B grade No5 forestock and hand guard a month ago, couldn`t find a mentionable flaw in either, the A or select or what ever the top grade stocks are called, must be scary beautiful!
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I bought their B grade No 1 Mk III* fore-end and a set of B grade handguards and the only thing I could find on any of them was a couple very small chips. They are apparently very serious about quality control.
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The MkI handguards are now up as well. Just ordered a big batch of wood.
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I am so giddy it isn't even funny! I just checked..... $329 US for a full Mk I wood set, including having the marking disc hole in the butt..... YES!!!!
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

I am so giddy it isn't even funny! I just checked..... $329 US for a full Mk I wood set, including having the marking disc hole in the butt..... YES!!!!

When you think that a complete SMLE contract price with BSA was 75/- (three pounds fifteen shillings)

At todays exchange rate that about $5

How things change
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Some thing's are just worth the extra cost... just to have them available is huge!
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Maybe, but what was the average wage back then?
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Well, I got a little impatient and missed out, but he's posted a sale code. "NO1 MK1" not sure how much it takes off.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Maybe, but what was the average wage back then?

Dock labourer was 7 shillings per day (35 shillings / week)

Bakers were 28  to 38 shillings per week

A complete SMLE = ~ 2weeks wages.
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That's about the cost here right now.
Of course back then they were new!
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Originally posted by WilliamS WilliamS wrote:

Well, I got a little impatient and missed out, but he's posted a sale code. "NO1 MK1" not sure how much it takes off.


I just got the email notification. The code takes off 17%.
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Almost makes me want to buy a set then hope to find a decent MkI to put in it.
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