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Slightly sporterized.

 

 

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Looks like something found in a police evidence room.

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

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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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Good. Thank you. Typing on my phone is  a bi...hassle. :D

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3 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

Terrible thing to do to a SMLE

I know. I wonder if it’s up for adoption? ;)

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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.

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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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It looks like the mag cutoff is intact.  

 

Those very old Cordite rounds would be 'flashy'.

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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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On 9/25/2020 at 3:58 PM, Utah Bob #35998 said:

More likely a crook in London.

But aren't guns illegal in the UK???

 

Texas Lizard

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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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On 9/25/2020 at 3:58 PM, Utah Bob #35998 said:

More likely a crook in London.

 

I don't think most crooks in London are smart enough to work a hacksaw.

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