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  1. I think Marlborough Hall is part of the Defence...

    I think Marlborough Hall is part of the Defence Academy at Shrivenham. I wasnít aware they had a firearms collection but good to know. I would like to know what else they hold.
  2. Yeah it sounds like the SASC collection at...

    Yeah it sounds like the SASC collection at Warminster (which is where some of Peters photos will have been taken as he was there).

    SERCO are a civilian contractor with fingers in many military...
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    My suspicion would be that the Ď11H 353í would indicate the 353rd revolver of the machine gun section of the 11th Hussars of WW1 as that is how they were marked.
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    Itís unusual for the MOD to undertake such requests, or to have access to the material. Was it the SASC you contacted? Although part of the MOD, they are more likely to be helpful than higher level...
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    I think They were sourced from the USA.

    I think They were sourced from the USA.
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    2500 miles they estimate on originals but the...

    2500 miles they estimate on originals but the repro set that Stefan has had made will likely last a little longer. A lot will depend on the road surface and how they are looked after but I donít see...
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    Stefan de Beul makes a repro set using better...

    Stefan de Beul makes a repro set using better materials than the original so this is the European solution to the problem. The Israeli tracks occasionally turn up and are a little more than Stefans,...
  8. I think you can ignore the numbers, I think Peter...

    I think you can ignore the numbers, I think Peter L said they actually made little difference. If you have some that are tight, try placing sand paper on a surface plate or glass surface and then...
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    So after all these years, Iíve only gone and done it! Thanks to Andyís thread from .... years ago I was inspired to buy a halftrack and itís taken me this long to get everything in place. Not much...
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    What a mess. It may have been more believable if...

    What a mess. It may have been more believable if a 4 year old child hadnít stamped those spurious makings!!

    And the story, wow. Someone should point out that the England marking is an import mark...
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    Comments above.

    Comments above.
  12. I think RRPG is referring to the projectiles not...

    I think RRPG is referring to the projectiles not the round when he says that Ball and tracer projectiles are legal, which he is correct. A complete round is classed as live under section one or five...
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    It should be like WallyG has said however if the...

    It should be like WallyG has said however if the gun is a reweld or with a combination of different calibre parts then who knows. You could try a thin layer of putty on the barrel breech face and...
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    If youíre using an original Mk2 in .303, you wonít get a metric FAL mag to fit, the body needs some serious modifications for it to fit. Just stick to the ZB39 mags.
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    No4 sniper chest

    Iíve just seen that Apex in the USA has found in his recent mass purchase, a No4 sniper chest. Any one know why it would be painted yellow? Heís likely open to offers/willing to sell if anyone in the...
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    And when they do come up for sale they are very...

    And when they do come up for sale they are very expensive!

    Iíve not got any of the double size cut sways but I do have 3 SKN Brens, a Cutaway Lithgow Vickers, a Cutaway Enfield revolver, a Cutaway...
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    National Archives temporarily free.

    Iíve just received this from work if anyoneís interested.

    The National Archives have ceased charging for downloads during Covid-19, so the standard charge of £3.50 a download has gone. All you...
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    These 1919 double size cutaways appear to be...

    These 1919 double size cutaways appear to be based upon 1919A6s but I never see them with a bipod.
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    Wow, I read the 78í/79Ē as 78 foot to start with.

    Thereís a well known Militaria dealer currently selling a Bren Mk 1 magazine that is in fact not. I thought briefly about emailing him but decided...
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    Itís my gut feeling that this is a repro, someone in Europe was making these to original specs and were fully functional. Some were imported and deactivated and offered on the collectors market. I...
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    All production Sten barrels were of the same...

    All production Sten barrels were of the same diameter stock, the Mk2 and Mk5 guns had the barrel bushes pinned in place. Machine time was the main cost in wartime and minimising waste. To machine a...
  22. The Mk1 Bren magazine had the same issue and if...

    The Mk1 Bren magazine had the same issue and if you can find a very rare Mk1 mag, they usually display dents to the front. The Mk2 mag (Or Moded Mk1*) had a an auxiliary spring at the front which...
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    Middle one is not British and appears to be a...

    Middle one is not British and appears to be a modified Possibly French barrel judging by the chamfered chamber end.

    The pin hole is to lock the bushing to the barrel rather than barrel nut. The...
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    You also need the L shaped spring to.

    You also need the L shaped spring to.
  25. I agree, it looks like Indian DP wood on a decent...

    I agree, it looks like Indian DP wood on a decent rifle. I notice the sight protector appears to be back to front.
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