Search:

Type: Posts; User: mrclark303; Excluded Forums: Milsurp Knowledge Libraries (READ ONLY)

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Thread: SA80

    by mrclark303
    Replies
    16
    Views
    286

    I've never really understood how an obviously...

    I've never really understood how an obviously deeply flawed firearm like the L85A1 could go through all the necessary checks and balances and be accepted for service...

    It really does seem like 'a...
  2. Lovely looking example, that's a keeper!

    Lovely looking example, that's a keeper!
  3. Thread: SA80

    by mrclark303
    Replies
    16
    Views
    286

    Good point Brian, Give anyone an Armalite...

    Good point Brian,

    Give anyone an Armalite variant and the controls are intuitive and fall naturally to hand, they become comfortable with the firearm very quickly.

    The L85 is an absolute dogs...
  4. Replies
    7
    Views
    243

    Heathrow has changed a bit guys, I certainly...

    Heathrow has changed a bit guys, I certainly didn't get an SMLE wielding Bedouin welcoming committee the last time I flew in. Also note the lack of coffee bars and ample parking...

    Also note the...
  5. Replies
    8
    Views
    119

    Does the same go for IWM London Gil? I guess...

    Does the same go for IWM London Gil?

    I guess it's only the MOD controlled collections,
    (Leeds Royal Armoury too) that keep live collections these days.

    Both with very strictly controlled...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    119

    What chassis is this vehicle built on guys, M113?...

    What chassis is this vehicle built on guys, M113?

    With you on the eye watering waste of money Gil.

    I've a mate working as a traveling engineer, his company makes very high end measuring and...
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    284

    Well, before the SF knife we used the BC41...

    Well, before the SF knife we used the BC41 (Birmingham Castors 1941, is a plausible reason for the BC41 designation) fighting knife, a rather nasty, agricultural looking, brutal piece of kit!

    I...
  8. Replies
    10
    Views
    452

    L42 pricing seems to be slowly deflating after...

    L42 pricing seems to be slowly deflating after hitting a high mark in the early double digit thousands here in the UK.

    ---------- Post added at 08:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:35 AM...
  9. Replies
    11
    Views
    533

    Looking forward to seeing a pics of your repair...

    Looking forward to seeing a pics of your repair...
  10. Replies
    7
    Views
    458

    Absolutely fascinating, those special rifles on...

    Absolutely fascinating, those special rifles on the table would be worth a fortune, the Canadian lightweight etc....

    I had the opportunity to inspect a LB light weight trials rifle at Warminster...
  11. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,145

    I've seen a few of your mounts over the years...

    I've seen a few of your mounts over the years Roger, beautifully made and finished.
  12. Thread: War movies

    by mrclark303
    Replies
    14
    Views
    404

    Try the 1958 John Mills Dunkirk film for size,...

    Try the 1958 John Mills Dunkirk film for size, beats last year's efforts hands down.

    The amazing gliding Spitfire with 3 hours worth of ammo that constantly attacked the Germans with a dead...
  13. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,145

    Lovely looking build, it should shoot very well....

    Lovely looking build, it should shoot very well.
    I can't quite see from the pictures, is the barrel stepped like the the later L42's, or is it an earlier barrel?

    Any markings on it?
  14. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,550

    A common mistake, I made that one when I was 15,...

    A common mistake, I made that one when I was 15, a lesson learnt well! I prepared my first restored rifle woodwork, smothered it in BLO and left it for a few days .... came back to a rock hard mess...
  15. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,550

    The great thing about red scotchbrite is that...

    The great thing about red scotchbrite is that correctly used, it will only remove the old built up crap from the grain and won't affect edges, markings or anything else.

    This built up crap is a...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    233

    Nice project piece and a very attractive wall...

    Nice project piece and a very attractive wall hanger when completed

    Dare I ask what the bore is like?

    Looking forward to seeing the results of your considerable efforts...
  17. Replies
    2
    Views
    119

    BBC Lost Films of WW2

    Afternoon all,

    I was watching with fascination the first part of a new BBC series featuring Lost films of WW2.

    One short clip featured a factory in the Midlands making No4 woodwork.

    I took...
  18. Thread: 42 Maltby

    by mrclark303
    Replies
    7
    Views
    243

    Ditto,I second it, 'Friday Night Ride' it is,...

    Ditto,I second it, 'Friday Night Ride' it is, let it be officially entered into the Enfied resource along side 'DP' for Dublin Police.
  19. Replies
    13
    Views
    299

    I only have an overview of the Sniders, but I...

    I only have an overview of the Sniders, but I must admit, I always considered that the MkIII examples were manufactured as Breech loaders with new steel barrels?

    Always something to learn....
  20. Replies
    15
    Views
    821

    You tend to see a lot of Lithgows butt marked...

    You tend to see a lot of Lithgows butt marked with 45 dates, here in the UK.

    I've always assumed the Australians embarked on a post war FTR, as the coachwood (and barrels) have certainly been...
  21. Replies
    1
    Views
    272

    NZ Lithgow outing

    Just because I never need an excuse to show pictures of my Antipodean lady....

    Spent a hugely enjoyable day yesterday with a fellow Milsurper, converting live into empty with our L1A1's in the (...
  22. Replies
    15
    Views
    821

    I agree Roger, superb looking Lithgow!

    I agree Roger, superb looking Lithgow!
  23. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,389

    I was I the motor trade for 20 years Peter, so I...

    I was I the motor trade for 20 years Peter, so I will add ' it's got to give a bit' and 'technical tap' to 'gently swage the top and 'grind a small amount from'
  24. Replies
    20
    Views
    767

    Well done, great job so far.. It's important...

    Well done, great job so far..

    It's important to rescue and renovate these rare carbines when possible, I applaud your efforts.
  25. They certainly go cheap in the UK... ...

    They certainly go cheap in the UK...

    Interesting rear locking rifles.

    The May 1940 example was probably unissued, or perhaps Police issued, as it rolled off the production line as France...
Results 1 to 25 of 119
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4
Service Publications