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April 03, 2009, 19:03
carry handle, that is ... ?
thanks guys ...
April 03, 2009, 19:09
Looks like 2nd type aussie.
April 03, 2009, 19:13
thanks ... :D
NZ L1A1 Collector
April 04, 2009, 05:40
No, the carrying handle is British not Australian. Australians never had the double ferrule.
Have a look at this thread HERE (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=258196)
April 04, 2009, 09:35
Wood, non rotating, double metal ferrules. = Brit ...
you're correct ... :( ... now you have to find me an Aussie handle ...
April 04, 2009, 09:49
Can you tell what the wood is? The open pore grain looks like walnut to me, not Australian coachwood.
Also, FWIW, if it has double ferrules and they are split on the edges and bent down over the wood, it is Indian. The Australian/Brit handles I've seen have the ferrules smoothly crimped. Also on the Indian, the wood will look like Mahogany.
April 04, 2009, 13:38
Ok ... now I know what it is ... :eek:
good thing it's not on a good rifle ... :wink:
maybe this will help:
compared to known Coachwood ...
smooth crimps - not coachwood - looks like walnut to me -
gotta be a Brit ... thanks Guys !! ... who wants to trade ? ... :biggrin:
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