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21 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

I would’ve tried firing it. 
hence the reason I had wrist surgery today. :blink:

So how are you doing?

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Saw something similar done to a Mosin-Nagant, attributed to an insurgent, so I have to agree with Sixgun Sheridan!

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5 hours ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

Imagine the flamethrower flash on that. I suspect it's a weapon that was cut down by an insurgent somewhere to get the drop on one of his colonial rulers.

More likely a crook in London.

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On 9/24/2020 at 10:36 PM, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

Looks like something found in a police evidence room.

Yeah, in Lahore, Mombasa or Aswan.

 

There's GOT to be a story behind it, I'm not sure that I want all of the details, though.

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19 hours ago, Tom Bullweed said:

It looks like the mag cutoff is intact.  

 

Those very old Cordite rounds would be 'flashy'.

 

 

From the cocking piece I think it is a No. 4, not a Mod. 1 and so didn't have a magazine cutoff.

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1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

From the cocking piece I think it is a No. 4, not a Mod. 1 and so didn't have a magazine cutoff.

They did away with the mag cut off in the early war variants of the No.1MkIII.  By the time the No1MkIII☆ was introduced, it was gone.

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I think it is a modified sappers Lee Enfield for use in tunnels.

 

https://militaryantiquesmuseum.com/bxd0019-wwi-british-army-sappers-modified-no-1-mkiii-enfield-rifle-1916-dated.19216.archive.htm

 

I have seen these in the movie Hill 60.

 

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Beneath_Hill_60

 

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About calling upon miners....

 

when the Soviet Union wanted Metro systems for Moscow and Saint Petersburg, miners were brought from everywhere in the country and when they needed miners to dig a tunnel under Chernobyl reactor #4 , miners were again brought in from around the country.

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