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Originally posted by MJ11 MJ11 wrote:

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Don't love them either but they were the premium infantry of their time.
Poorly politically led.

What a waste of fine infantry in lost causes.

The training cycles were so short but severe and punitive could be a death sentence.

I was surprised that in the 1960's we were training for WW1 with over the top and under the wire and live machine guns.  The last had two casualties on dead. What did that letter sound like to the families.

Then we were sent to the Central High Lands along the Cambodian border. One night busting bush we fell out onto a 20 foot wide hard scrabble road. And could smell exhaust from diesel motors. I crossed the road and got into the bush and saw a lite tank go by. A few trucks passed and we busted bush for at least ten of the longest minutes of my life.

You never know what fate will give you.




no you dont , but back then you pretty much knew where you might be , i wish it had been different - life delivers what we get , 

you are so right - "What a waste of fine infantry in lost causes." , 50,000 american lives lost for a lost cause , then the survivors to get treated as they were coming home , its an unforgivable moment in US history 
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You always have good stuff MJ
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Not the best rifle in my collection, but one of the more interesting. Destroyed by the British during the Boer War and resurrected by a tribesman in the NE Transvaal.


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terrylee if only they could talk.


2K after Simo's rifle in the next run.
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Originally posted by Enfield trader Enfield trader wrote:

You always have good stuff MJ


You had a big hand in this. What 15 years ?


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Had to be closer to 20 years now - I should have kept that one as even with the cut barrel it was a shooter 

Maybe some day I can get it back 😉
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Anything is possible but you should have seen the bill for the new re barrel and I had the the new old stock 1944 barrel. And the Peter Laidler's re-furbed 1945 #32 scope with a new erector set and lens set.

As soon as I'm able I will tune the 1945 magazine up as it's a single shot now.

Roger Payne provided the bracket through one of his friends as he has quit production recently.Like three years ago after 35 years of making the best brackets. I have only had to scrape one for range. with .003" for right wind age. That says lot over the years.


There are a lot of built in tuning moves in the copies but Roger's brackets are within 1 MOA most of the time.
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1936 NRA TROPHY rifle.



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is that an M1922 ? i have one of those , mine is far from a collector version , but it shoots real fine and i like it a lot , 
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Wink1936 NRA 3006 Trophy rifles.

I still have the original front sight sleeve and blade.

The tube or glob front is useless. No mater what the reticule I tried covers the center of the target. I tried the whole range of inserts and never found any comfort or accuracy. From 100 to 300 i failed the course.


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That's interesting, we had circular retcules where they were sized to form a "doughnut" round the black!
Didn't they?

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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You planning on using that or is it up for sale by any chance...
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7.62X51 Spanish FR-8's


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Two brand new 91/59 carbines.


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