Lets see those .303's

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by PA_RIFLEMAN303, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. 45Auto

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    Here are a few more .303's:

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    From the top down: Canadian M1905 Ross w/US Property marks under a packet of Canadian ammo along with a U.S. marked bayonet. A No.5 made in 1945 w/bayo. An unissued No. 4 MKII from 1955 (that's not the bayonet which came with it, but an interesting and proper bayonet for the post war No.4)
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    Some not-exactly-.303's: A 1965 Indian made 7.62 Nato rifle, and an Indian ".410 Musket" converted/built in 1948. There is also a 1945 vintage Indian bayonet pictured with them.
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    A few more: 1917 vintage No.1 MKIII* by BSA. 1924 vintage No.1 MKV. No. 1 MKIII* made in Australia in 1942 (I'm on the lookout for a proper WWII Australian mag for this one).
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    A sported Ross

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    Sported No4
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    An "ERA" Pattern 14

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    Another ERA Pattern 14, with that God-awful Suncorite paint

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    wow them are really nice.I would love to have one.
  6. Buffalochip

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    I don't know Jack... I think the middle bottom looks like a .308 carbine, not a 303.
  7. jack404

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    only if it was a lithgow conversion , no ishapores here ( there are some lithgow convertions to 7.62 but not many and are collectors within themselves )
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    The magazine looks rectangular, rather than angled.
  9. jack404

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    thats the semi auto ( thought you where on the one above it )

    we designed a semi auto based on the LE i'll get mine outta the safe and show you some pics

    ( PS its NOT a charlton its a Lithgow )
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    mine is similar to the lower one but takes the almost square mag ( similar to the FN mag )
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    there where 17 variants of these over the period , i have a 1945 variant based called the howell , sadly lithgow did not approve it but the UK home guard said they'd have some but that died too ..

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    this one was fitted for the bren mag
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    and another variant that the south africans liked

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    this one is called the reider
  13. JLA

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    sigh.. I miss my no. 4
  14. jack404

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    and there where some 20+ magazine designs , i have 3 here that match nothing , they where hand made by the artificer ( metal smith in army speak ) to test but never went beyond that
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    got another batch heading to marstar JLA i've two never seen the light of day outside there paper and cosmoline world ( 1949 make)
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