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    In the case of the above, the battery was used by...

    In the case of the above, the battery was used by the RAF...... it was the reason the casemate No 4 was in bits.
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    Patrick I did notice it, The actual construction...

    Patrick I did notice it, The actual construction looked like it has a liner with sections of reinforce, (bigger tube sections fitted over it) If you noticed the step ups they were all numbered.
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    Well spotted Bob, Not many know there are indeed...

    Well spotted Bob, Not many know there are indeed two bridges, the original is part of the Museum.

    When I was traveling on the Wednesday I was about an hour from my camp site, I took a break and...
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    The casemates in post one were actually only just...

    The casemates in post one were actually only just completed before The 6th June, a handy publication called "The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer" by Orep editions, OREP Éditions
    has a few arial...
  5. Picked up mine a few weeks back, 1916 ...

    Picked up mine a few weeks back, 1916

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/05/2960yBI-1.jpg
    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/05/Zq9b3Hy-1.jpg...
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    Gil, I've a few more pics to post but on a...

    Gil, I've a few more pics to post but on a separate thread, its where I was looking for what was on a WW2 map, although some of the big structures are still there a few I guess were demolished etc. ...
  7. Rob, The light stone was only the lower half of...

    Rob, The light stone was only the lower half of the vehicle colour, ........

    Early UK WW2 vehicles would of left the factory in Khaki, 42-44 Service brown then olive drab, even though its a 42...
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    The Guns of Longues Sur Mer

    I mentioned the above place in another post, but was lucky to be over in Normandy last week, although some of my transport let me down the Citroen Berlingo carried on, so managed to get to a few...
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    Mike, I've had quite a few apart but as for...

    Mike, I've had quite a few apart but as for servicing only ever cleaned them and replaced lens etc, Charlies correct on the inside paint breaking down, you can go chasing your own tail trying to sort...
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    As Gil said, The Guns are Navy ones (150mm) not...

    As Gil said, The Guns are Navy ones (150mm) not all the guns were German though, a lot of captured French ones were used the Longues-Sur-Mur were Skoda made ones.
    Great place to visit, I found out...
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    Gil, I checked one over and it needed a few...

    Gil, I checked one over and it needed a few bits.... but the barrel is all there, even got the numbers of each Gun, apart from the first one, although it suffered some damage that was down to us........
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    Got an old pair with now as I type, used them...

    Got an old pair with now as I type, used them yesterday at the Longues-Sur-Mer Battery........ Gil you will be glad to know its a preserved site
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    Gill, It is a shame, but think its down to lack...

    Gill, It is a shame, but think its down to lack of education....... when we were walking back to the car park we discovered one that is well out of eyes view now fully overgrown apart from the...
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    That was my mate, I went round the left side and...

    That was my mate, I went round the left side and just hoped up and walked round on the small ledge, thats me with my feet sticking out on one of the previous pics, He give me a bunk up but I did warn...
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    Bunker hunting in Calais

    I mentioned sometime back I would be returning to Calais, A mate of mine was after a tax night so was a perfect opportunity to kill some time, must admit I never realised what is buried in the sand...
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    I would say the bracket is the real deal or a DRP...

    I would say the bracket is the real deal or a DRP one, repro ones are too symmetrical etc, the bracket caps have the grind marks etc were its been finished.
  17. Value? I never knew about magazines on ebay.........

    I never knew about magazines on ebay.........
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    The finish looks to be original, as Warren points...

    The finish looks to be original, as Warren points out, the repro's are all based on Mk11's. Wonder if it was an Example of what the Mk3 was going to be like or what the finish needed to be etc? maybe...
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    The H&P you could probably could get £1200 at a push maybe even more? I haven't seen one for a long time for sale and as they say, they don't make them anymore, as for the other two I couldn't say,...
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    Will do HoH, I've just bought another WD bike but...

    Will do HoH, I've just bought another WD bike but unfortunately I don't have time to pick it up, cure the niggles and repaint in time. But it will be ready for next year along with the Matchless....
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    There is an article regarding posting pictures...

    There is an article regarding posting pictures but if you send it to me I'll post it for you.
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    I'm hoping to get to Normandy next week, unsure...

    I'm hoping to get to Normandy next week, unsure if I'll catch the celebrations though, but will try, I'll be in the van with the AJS in the back, the van acts as a mobile workshop and camper............
  23. Value? The H&P magazine is the one with the big pice...

    The H&P magazine is the one with the big pice tag, I'd say around £800-1000, I had mine for sale some time back but had no takers, kept it in the end. The gutted one you say looks like its got the...
  24. They look good, but think they lack the contours...

    They look good, but think they lack the contours of the originals, the early SMLE for ends where very thin, and never had a straight contour on the underneath, there was a profile just before the...
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    F10, yep the the triangle toolbox is rare item...

    F10, yep the the triangle toolbox is rare item but not as much as the square one which was only for a WD/C many fitted to the WD/CO but not correct for this bike. the WD/C had a right side fitting...
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