• 1945 Armourers Training Notes (Donated by Peter Laidler)

    1945 Rifle & Pistol Armourers Training Notes

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    1945 Rifle & Pistol Armourers Training Notes
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    Note: Original manual provided courtesy of Advisory Panel member Peter Laidler (click here). Manual was scanned with thanks to ~Angel~.

    1945 Miscellaneous Armourers Training Notes

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    1945 Miscellaneous Armourers Training Notes
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    Note: Original manual provided courtesy of Advisory Panel member Peter Laidler (click here). Manual was scanned with thanks to ~Angel~.


    Observations: by Peter Laidler

    Here are 1945 copies of some Armourers training notes that list hundreds of snippets of good info. It is very old and the paper is a bit thin and torn. I use it for some of the info I get. The only problem with this info is that everyone soon becomes a theoretical expert! But the practice is a whole new ball game. You can only get that by doing it. Not just once or twice........., but HUNDREDS, if not thousands of times for years. ...... Kind regards, Peter Laidler

    1. 1945 Rifle & Pistol Armourers Reference
    2. 1945 Miscellaneous Armourers Reference


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    Collector's Comments and Feedback:

    1. Peter makes an excellent point, which over the years of browsing the Internet, I've always wanted to comment upon myself. The Internet is loaded with “wannabee” experts, who pick up and read an old manual, then suddenly become oracles of knowledge about these old milsurps.

    In fact, the reverse is true. The most valuable and reliable knowledge comes from years of experience, augmented by academic training and manuals.

    I’m not trying to marginalize the contribution of manuals and training précis, but after 17 years of military service myself (now retired), it was always clear to me that they were just a starting (or reference) point along the journey of becoming more than just a theoretical expert, who can cut-n-paste information garnered from a book.

    I also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Peter for his many contributions to the collector community, unselfishly and graciously sharing his accumulated knowledge based upon real world experience! .....
    (Feedback by "Badger")



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