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    The Sea Fury is a fabulous aeroplane. The 18...

    The Sea Fury is a fabulous aeroplane. The 18 cylinder radial is a piece of engineering art!
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    If you are going to remove the woodwork to...

    If you are going to remove the woodwork to examine the trigger function; please ensure that you remove the wood carefully as per the correct method.
    Once the metalwork items are removed.
    The wood...
  3. Thread: I Never Scream

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    What a wonderful family memoire! Thany you for...

    What a wonderful family memoire!
    Thany you for sharing; it brought a smile to my face!
  4. Maybe I'm lucky! My wife just surprised me with...

    Maybe I'm lucky!
    My wife just surprised me with a Wheeler Trigger weight gauge for my birthday last weekend.
    I didn't even ask for anything; but we were both shooting a Service rifle competition...
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    It's a brilliant Churchil quote; but actually...

    It's a brilliant Churchil quote; but actually from 10th November 1942; after the 8th Armies expulsion of the Afrika Corps from North Africa.
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    We had a quiet 6th of June this year. But both...

    We had a quiet 6th of June this year.
    But both wife and I competed in a Service Rifle Competition at the weekend. Where I was using my ex Resistance No4Mk1; and sparing a thought for all the brave...
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    37-85 mm WW1 shell's and oddities!

    What started out as a chance find in a brocante sale a few years ago; with a basic 37-85 shell case; has slowly evolved into a mini sub collection.

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    A small piece of WW1 history!

    At the weekend I found an interesting little piece of WW1 history.
    A civilians I.D; pass for military areas close to the front.

    Surpirised by the condition of this small piece of paper; it...
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    Nice to see some schools waking up to the...

    Nice to see some schools waking up to the educational value of proper informed and safe firearms use.
    There were far less issues with firearms when kids were taught how to shoot and compete with...
  10. Thread: Ducatista's

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    I rode down to Rimini for the World Ducati...

    I rode down to Rimini for the World Ducati Weekend back in 2000 on my 900 Suprlight (I must have been young then!). I started out from Menton (South of France)
    Met with an old friend who rode from...
  11. An important point reported by France 24, who...

    An important point reported by France 24, who were discussing this issue. If the ship sunk due to a fire on board that was not caused by a missile strike; why did the Russians move all the other...
  12. Thread: 1911 Day

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    A question for the military guy's! Was the idea...

    A question for the military guy's!
    Was the idea of "double tap" shooting used prior to introduction of the 9mm pistol or earlier with the older .45ACP pistols?
  13. Thread: 1911 Day

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    First competition in over 2 years coming up this...

    First competition in over 2 years coming up this weekend with the 1911.
    Should be fun even without enough practice.
  14. Thread: 1911 Day

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    When you think of a pistol; it is always the 1911...

    When you think of a pistol; it is always the 1911 .45 Colt that springs to mind.
    Such a great piece of engineering. There are few things from over a century ago that remain competitive in today's...
  15. Thread: Willy's MB

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    It has no painted markings or regimental ID...

    It has no painted markings or regimental ID anywhere as far as I can see. But it does have the French Army serial number, which can tell us if it's Army, Gendarmerie, air force etc.
    I've not gone...
  16. I don't think the Putin's ideal of his military...

    I don't think the Putin's ideal of his military capability is anywhere close to the reality. Even if the quality and quantity of the equipment is up to spec'; if the troops lack motivation; they will...
  17. Thread: Willy's MB

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    125432125433125434 A few more photos.

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    A few more photos.
  18. Thread: Willy's MB

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    So I have had time to find out a bit more and...

    So I have had time to find out a bit more and examine the details of this Jeep.
    It is a typical French Army mix of parts. Running gear and chassis are Willys, but the body is Hotchkiss.
    It was...
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    in 2020 I fitted a Schmitt Bender X6 scope to one...

    in 2020 I fitted a Schmitt Bender X6 scope to one of my No8 Enfields. Because Covid had stopped all our Service rifle competitions. I decided to enter a Benchrest type competition for non Benchrest...
  20. Thread: Willy's MB

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    yes I joined; thanks for the info.

    yes I joined; thanks for the info.
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    Just to update. I've got the Jeep starting...

    Just to update.
    I've got the Jeep starting easily and running well. Took it for the "Controle Technique" which is the French roadworthy cert. It passed easily, so very happy with that.
    It was good...
  22. I assume the best way would be to interrupt the...

    I assume the best way would be to interrupt the command signals; however I have no clue if that is possible!
  23. Thread: Covid prices

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    Trench Art usually refer's to WW1 items modified...

    Trench Art usually refer's to WW1 items modified by soldier's either while on rest or wounded.
    Quite a lot of it is also post war, selling to the families who visited the sights of their fallen...
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    Looks like a great day out!

    Looks like a great day out!
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    That sounds like a great day out. Good shooting...

    That sounds like a great day out.
    Good shooting too!
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