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    Posted: January 23 2019 at 6:09pm
British Broad Arrow on the top and W.H.B. Over a Broad Arrow then Crown over R5 over B. No dates. Any ideas?
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i lost all my data on the oilers a number of years ago , its a mid period i think but cannot be certain with what little i see , it would fit nicely in any mkIII* or early no4 , 
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Why trying again?
Did something happen to the original? I can see it fine!
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Shamu, for some reason on this and my cleaning kit post, I can barely see any of the photo?????
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That's odd I see it fine?
What browser are you using?
(I'm on Firefox)
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my iPhone with Safari but it works elsewhere fine. The picture that you posted I think of your S marked rear sight on my thread about my No. 4 Mk. 1 showed up the same way but I just thought it was maybe an enlarging glitch! I really don’t use my desktop very much now. Just use iPhone!

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It sounds like some kind of compatibility issue
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Yeah, Ihave that problem sometimes!😉
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Does the oiler have a flat bottom and is able to be stood on end?
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Hi.  Thanks for the answers. Yes, it has a flat bottom and will stand on its own!
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I'm guessing WW1 through early WW2 manufacture.
From what I've read they were used & reused & replaced if they were lost or damaged so you could have the brass, the black Bakelite & the clear plastic all side by side.
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Flat bottom = Mk.IV oil bottle, 1906 - 1950

W.H.B = W.H. Briscoe & Co., Ltd., 51 Park Street, Birmingham.

They produced 
150,000 during the Great War (1914-1918).



The bottles are called oilers, which is actually a bit of a misnomer. Originally they were intended to carry petroleum jelly (Vaseline), hence the spoon inside the lid to scoop it out. 
Jelly for protecting the metalwork, Rangoon oil for lubricating the moving parts.

No doubt simple lubricating oil quickly became the stuff to use for both cleaning and lubricating.
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i have both a black and red bakelite version in my accumulation , i have not seen the clear c, anyone have one they can post a photo of ? 
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Here you go, sorry its not better!
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ok , thats cool - is one ive never seen before , obviously newer vintage than anything ive ever owned , it would be one i might add if i had occassion to get a newer rifle i think tho 
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Can anybody identify this oiler?  Posted it once before without success. Perhaps one of our new members might know.

It is marked to BSA and apart from its length is exactly the same as a Mk.IV. Fits into a butt trap, but once there there is no room for the pull-through.





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