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Topic: Scam?
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Scam?
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 6:31am
There is a No4 Mk1 (non matching) for sale locally that my buddy is (was) interested in. Dude wants $550 CDN. He asked me to check it out. Two things immediately got my Spidey senses tingling. There is about an inch space between the nose of the stock and the front site. And the big one. It has black "tiger stripes" applied on the furniture. It is a full wood stock. The stripes looked weird, so I e-mailed the dude. He confirmed my thoughts... They were applied with a hand torch! When asked, he said he'd read that this was done during the war in jungle fighting. I told buddy to walk away.



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Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 6:50am
The work of Bubba Shuckems

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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 8:42am
Done during the war in jungle fighting?
The scene: British Battalion #5 advancing on a German Panzer Division.
A Bloody HeII Robert's! What's the bother? It seems that I have forgotten to blow torch Tiger stripes on me Enfield. Let's find one of those crazy Yanks with a flamethrower shall we? A few hours later.....
Carl!!! Theres two Brits here in need of your cigarette lighter!!!
It doesn't look right. I forgot to remove the magazine before he started to apply the stripes.....
You think the command officer will notice? Sod off Roberts!!!


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 9:10am
That rifle should be held away with a 10 foot pole.

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 10:25am
One part of me says to e-mail him and call him on it. The other parts says, if someone buys it on that story, shame on them. I have no dog in this fight, but these are the kind of sellers I dislike.


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 10:25am
Honkytonk.  The front sight has been fitted over the bayonet lugs.  I found the rifle. Lightly sand the burn marks and feather it into the unburned wood and then apply some dark mahogany stain...


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 10:27am
Goosic. That is the rifle. I totally agree with your assessment on the front sight and I know I could bring that stock back to life. It's the story he tried to sell me when I asked him about the stripes.


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 10:47am
There is an individual on ePay who has a No7MkI/L bayonet who has made it known to all prospective purchasers that it was in fact used at the Battle of Arnhem in a paratrooper assult.  The Battle of Arnhem was in September of 1944. The No7MkI/L was not in mass production until mid 1945. Buy the weapon not the story...


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 12:48pm
Im not sure but I don`t think there are bayo lugs on it.
Looks like the barrels`s been shortened, and the barrel crown looks funny.
Probably a barrel shortened sporter this guy or someone`s put military wood back on in hopes of getting big bucks.

Only a fool....... LOL


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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 3:05pm
If you must tiger stripe a rifle do it properly!
Wrap tarred rope round it & let it sit, then linseed the stains to blur the edges.


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Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 3:12pm
Well at least it wasn't shortened into a "Tanker" rifle used to fight Rommel in North AfricaWink

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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 4:38pm
Tankers,Paratroopers, and Carbines Oh my!!!


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 4:48pm
I like the shorty, probably issued to super stealthy paratroopers trained to do house to house, FIBUA Wacko
And with that stock, wouldn`t feel any kick at all

Unless those are yours Goosic, then they`re super cool. Beer



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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 5:06pm
I absolutely do not lay claim to any of them. I like the middle one however...


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 5:14pm
i was afraid to ask .....but then i kinda didnt think those were up to your standards of quality - your work is very classy 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 25 2020 at 5:38pm
Sweet baby Jeebus on a rubber crutch!
Evil Smile Angry
Its supposed to be a SUBTLE browning, not bloody charcoalling! Its also supposed to be done from further back so the edges are a bit subtle!
That's bloody horribule!



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Posted By: Stanforth
Date Posted: January 26 2020 at 5:15am
Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

There is an individual on ePay who has a No7MkI/L bayonet who has made it known to all prospective purchasers that it was in fact used at the Battle of Arnhem in a paratrooper assult.  The Battle of Arnhem was in September of 1944. The No7MkI/L was not in mass production until mid 1945. Buy the weapon not the story...

A couple of years ago a friend of mine looked at a Swedish Sniper rifle on a dealers stall. He was told that it had come from a house in Germany at the end of WW2 and was kept by the person who brought it to UK until a few weeks ago.
My friend, who is a Firearms dealer and well versed in sniper rifles, pointed out 2 letters (EK) stamped on the scope mounts. They were his initials and he had built the rifle some weeks earlier.

Buy the weapon not the story.


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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 26 2020 at 8:20am
I like the carbine!

Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Tankers,Paratroopers, and Carbines Oh my!!!


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