Yes I would like a all original sniper rifle also. I think the ross rifle in sniper form would be the one I want. Very rare and probably have to remortgage the house to afforc one.Nice old wood there.
One of these days I'm going to find an excuse to buy an old historically significant "sniper" rifle... all original, un-messed-with. I just haven't really locked on to which one I want yet.
I won't waste your time with reasons and links to data on loading for the #1MkIII but ods are boat tail bullets won't work well in an original or later barrel if it was shot with MkVII surplus or service munitions. It may seem to preform adiquitly at short range but will fall off quickly. I hope I'm wrong but historically it is factual.
I hate it when that happens. I worked 38 hours over the last 3 days and am stumbling around like a zombie. We're planning to shoot at the range today and I do not expect much but at least I won't be at work. Rebearing the rear diff - that's some real wrenchin' there. I'm staring at a couple of lower control arms that aren't managing to install themselves.