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Jul 29 17 7:42 AM
Jul 29 17 8:14 AM
WR No. 7134
I think the bore will clean up just fine Richard. Only had time to give it a light, soft brushing out and a drop of oil. Still need to fully strip the action as there's plenty of gunk still in there.
The spliced in Buffalo horn tip.
Aug 2 17 9:30 AM
Improving slowly with a vinegar soak then 4 days with caustic solution.
Just need to work on getting it bright now.
Aug 7 17 9:34 AM
Aug 7 17 6:03 PM
Veteran of the Regiment
Aug 12 17 9:34 AM
Sort of going back to my opening question as to the ZAR & OVS being / not being the same.
Still seen very few images of OVS rifles on line, but plenty of ZARs.
The question now is on the lines of can I assume all WR supplied ZARs to have the Francotte action, or was it a mixed batch? Then, of the OVS, is the same likely to apply or being a much smaller order might they all be WR own production?
Aug 12 17 12:33 PM
Aug 12 17 11:06 PM
Thank you for the information. Very interesting to now better understand the range and diversity of arms sent out there. I shall keep looking in the hope of finding other examples to add to the collection.
Just checked the book availability and there are copies out there but at £400+ that's one book I'll have to do without.
Next, once the brass arrives, is a shoot against another member's WR ZAR carbine at the club range.
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