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    More to it than meets the eye...

    More to it than meets the eye initially............................. BLUFFER DNA test proves Vietnam man is not missing Army sergeant - News - Stripes
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    MISSING SOLDIER IN VIETNAM

    Man Living In Vietnam Claims To Be Missing Prisoner Of War
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    One has to assume the Bren was mounted and has...

    One has to assume the Bren was mounted and has tracer rounds in the mag to give them the "on target" with the Bofors??
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    I meant ot say that of course but assumed many...

    I meant ot say that of course but assumed many would still rely on the reliable "one off keys" hidden in places your wifes would know, and the spares in case they forgot when the time came:lol::bow:
  5. Sticky: Ah...........so where did they come from any idea?

    Ah...........so where did they come from any idea?
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    ................................................an...

    ................................................and what did he do with his Enfield?
  7. Sticky: Roy, Good luck with them, hope they make a bit...

    Roy,
    Good luck with them, hope they make a bit more....they should!;)
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    Even if its a reminder for one member on here,...

    Even if its a reminder for one member on here, its been worth the tale
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    WHEN DO YOU CALL IT A DAY?

    We ain't getting any younger, and its great to see the younger element on the site availing themselves of the knowledge of so many experienced people in the shooting world, who, by their very being,...
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    Fairly sure it was: 27 District Workshop REME -...

    Fairly sure it was: 27 District Workshop REME - Warminster, but some of our rifles when we were 16 PARA Brigade went through Bordon;)
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    Yes, in terms that it was fitted with an M85 stock and is in .223 all the Cadets were prefixed CGP.
    With reference to the first one you say was advertised as 7.62, very unusual to see that S/N...
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    Bill tells me he has every leaflet and booklet...

    Bill tells me he has every leaflet and booklet ever produced by PH, and is leaving them to me in his will. He says his loft is creaking:lol:
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    I've sent them to Bill Smallwood.............no...

    I've sent them to Bill Smallwood.............no doubt he fell over many of those brochures in his years there!!
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    Ha Ha.........great stuff there Cinders, good...

    Ha Ha.........great stuff there Cinders, good sound reliable bedtime stories in there then?
  15. Jim, I remember Police Forces in the UK when the...

    Jim,
    I remember Police Forces in the UK when the wall came down, everyone being strapped for cash at the time, and what we did was to buy a load of those TB3's I showed above.
    They were bought in...
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    John, WHY would they do that, as surely it is...

    John,
    WHY would they do that, as surely it is the correct provenance for the rifle?
  17. Sticky: Miche, Good news and bad news. PH Rifle...

    Miche,
    Good news and bad news.
    PH Rifle numbered C09547 there is absolutely no trace.

    However, PH rifle numbered CGP0005 is recorded in one of the books Bill Smallwood rescued from the fire and...
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    ahhhhhhhhh................with the illusive...

    ahhhhhhhhh................with the illusive Spitfires!! Sorry to much cynicism for a Monday!
    With these PARA stocks, having seen some really good copies, mostly hailing from the States you have to...
  19. Lawrence, Amended post Just had a chat with...

    Lawrence,
    Amended post

    Just had a chat with Bill he has a screw for that sight, and will let me know how to expedite its delivery to you!! The wonders of this site, "In life its not what you...
  20. My suggestion would be to try via email or phone:...

    My suggestion would be to try via email or phone:

    Norman Clark Gunsmiths Limited
    19 Somers Rd,
    Rugby
    CV22 7DG
    UK

    Phone: 0044 1788 579651
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    Chris, This might help. The Longest Day dummies...

    Chris,
    This might help. The Longest Day dummies used were actual plastic US Paras

    During WWII, these “Paradummies“ descended like real parachutists with a self-igniting explosive charge on...
  22. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    Not wrong there John. Michael Wittmann (22 April...

    Not wrong there John.
    Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War.
    He is known for his ambush of elements of the British 7th...
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    Forgetting the ridiculous price, I just don't...

    Forgetting the ridiculous price, I just don't think that is the pucker kit mate only IMHO, it looks fabricated and made to look older!
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    We have several in our museum collection as you...

    We have several in our museum collection as you would expect being Parachute Regiment, however, each has its own tale. A clever idea for WW2 and one that did have limited effect at night especially...
  25. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    Paul, Tells me, its only those that are close up...

    Paul,
    Tells me, its only those that are close up or filmed shooting their rifles/guns that the weapon is in fact a real blank firing one, the rest are wood/rubber combo's.........budget again!!
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