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I was placing a 54R extractor on a spare Vickers lock and noticed this marking on top of the extractor. It appears to be "WLN". Does anyone recognize this marking? Oh, take a look at the second picture. It will make any knowledgeable Vickers owner/shooter cry uncontrollably. It also looks like I'm also in need of a .303 gib, gib spring, and gib retainer plate. Any ideas where I can get these?



 

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I was placing a 54R extractor on a spare Vickers lock and noticed this marking on top of the extractor. It appears to be "WLN". Does anyone recognize this marking? Oh, take a look at the second picture. It will make any knowledgeable Vickers owner/shooter cry uncontrollably. It also looks like I'm also in need of a .303 gib, gib spring, and gib retainer plate. Any ideas where I can get these?



Brian at BRP Guns will have them. In the very unlikely case he doesn't, I would have spares.
 

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You can try Alistair Ballantine as well. His e-mail is [email protected] and he's a great guy with a lot of spares. You also need to get those dirty machine gun parts off the cover of that book... don't you know those are collectible now and go for $250 on up? LOL :D
 

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I was placing a 54R extractor on a spare Vickers lock and noticed this marking on top of the extractor. It appears to be "WLN". Does anyone recognize this marking? Oh, take a look at the second picture. It will make any knowledgeable Vickers owner/shooter cry uncontrollably. It also looks like I'm also in need of a .303 gib, gib spring, and gib retainer plate. Any ideas where I can get these?



Does not look like a standard military marking or manufactures marking. Font type looks a little funny also.
 

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There's only 1 guy I know that has done a bunch of those. Bob (William?) ? Naess

I would ask him if he marked parts.
 

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There's only 1 guy I know that has done a bunch of those. Bob (William?) ? Naess

I would ask him if he marked parts.
The one I have that is modified by Bob (Robert) Naess is unmarked. But that is a good point, maybe whoever modified the extractor initialed it.
 

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The one I have that is modified by Bob (Robert) Naess is unmarked. But that is a good point, maybe whoever modified the extractor initialed it.
Dolf did another one for me. He did not add any markings to it.
 

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I just found this old thread and changed the foto-suck-it links to Postimg. Now my pictures are visible. The question still remains; who manufactured this 54R Vickers extractor?
 
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