Re: Showin' off
Originally Posted by bbqznbeer
You've got a Canadian '41 Longbranch ?
That was the first year of production for them and are getting somewhat rare.
They started production with the Mk1 ( bolt removal was done by a plunger type of catch , rear of the receiver ) then went to the Mk1* ( bolt removal is a cut-out of the bolt rail near the breech ) . Much the same thing when Savage / Stevens were making No4's for the cause.
Not pre-war though
Remember that the British Commonwealth was at war in '39 and Canada was very much part of the Commonwealth then.
I had a '44 Longbranch. I know that the British Empire was at war in Sept 39, by "prewar" I meant the style of rear sight, i.e., the flip up sight that was adjustable for range instead of the wartime production 300m/600m peep sight. Both the SMLEs I owned had the 300m/600m sight.
History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges - Cicero
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams
Last edited by bcj1755; 04-19-2010 at 05:03 PM..