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 Post subject: Brass Unit Disc No1MkIII
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 14:32 pm 
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I am in the process of restoring a 1916 BSA No1 MkIII rifle. Sadly, sometime in the past someone has decided that the forearm should be cut to make a sporter. Fortunately, the barrel and the rest of the rifle itself has been well taken care of by its former owner. Now that I have it and all of the pieces to restore it to its former glory, I find myself lacking one hard to obtain piece, the unit marking disc for the buttstock. Would one of you fine chaps have a source for these in the UK? I can obtain a reproduction here in he US but I would prefer to use all original pieces.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:01 am 
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I don't recall ever having seen a definitely original one for sale that was unmarked. Another option is to buy an original marked one and countersink it on the reverse. I think that's what may have been done here:

http://www.dugout-militaria.com/product ... product=59

Or buy a UK made repro. :) Assuming these are made in the UK:

http://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/product_i ... ucts_id=62

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:11 am 
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Thanks! It looks like the Dug Out ones are originals.


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