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    In a related, but contrasting incident... Mum was...

    In a related, but contrasting incident... Mum was in the WAAF during the war, and she told me that at one point during the Blitz period she happened across a group of people in the street gathered...
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    [QUOTE=Bob Womack;539046]It's magnesium pretty...

    [QUOTE=Bob Womack;539046]It's magnesium pretty brittle?

    Don't know about mag wheels, but I have to wonder how many people were killed by those M151A1 death traps?

    My first vehicle after I...
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    Simon, Yes. Back in the early '90's the...

    Simon,

    Yes.

    Back in the early '90's the government of South Africa disposed of their Lee-Enfield spares and accessories. It was a huge lot, purchased through the efforts of a British arms...
  4. A bit of a correction is in order, at least as...

    A bit of a correction is in order, at least as far as the example cited is concerned. It is not marked, "D /l\ D over 2" as mentioned, but the reverse - " 2 over D /l\ D".

    Also, lest there be any...
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    Well I don't know anything about AI, but I did...

    Well I don't know anything about AI, but I did know Jeff John. In 1992 he was the chief buyer for the famous Pony Express gun shop in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles. He was a bit...
  6. Old tanker has already mentioned what I was going...

    Old tanker has already mentioned what I was going to add to this discussion. In SF we also referred to to these pocket knives as "Demo" knives, as they were an integral part of the demo kit.
    ...
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    A rolled up poncho attached to the butt pack....

    A rolled up poncho attached to the butt pack. Both items were impractical, miserable bits of kit to to use or wear, but at least the brass buckle of the pistol belt (waistbelt for my fellow Brits)...
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    Thanks Promo, but I think you may have me...

    Thanks Promo, but I think you may have me confused with Skwan, the original poster.

    My example is no longer matching, as per my first post, but it is complete, thanks to a fine-adjustment rear...
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    Promo, Mea culpa! This faux pas of mine is an...

    Promo,
    Mea culpa! This faux pas of mine is an embarrassing example of the type of problems one can expect with the advent of age-induced brain-fade and CRS. My mind apparently jumped a cog when I...
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    Promo, Judging from the questions you have...

    Promo,

    Judging from the questions you have asked regarding my last post, apparently you have not viewed the Ian Skennerton video entitled, "Lithgow's first production .303 Sniper Rifle", which...
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    Skwan, Thank you so much for posting this...

    Skwan,

    Thank you so much for posting this video. You have inadvertently resolved an issue I have had with one of the items in my collection for years! Being the anal collector I am, when I...
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    Martin, Lovely little pistol! According to...

    Martin,

    Lovely little pistol!

    According to Page 154 of Gordon Bruce's excellent, "Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols", your example was manufactured in June of 1912.

    Cheers,

    Terry
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    BEAR & browning, Not to worry gents, as hard...

    BEAR & browning,

    Not to worry gents, as hard as the "Easily Offended" may try, Fort Bragg's illustrious history won't be diminished by what I'd wager is a temporary name change. In the interim, to...
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    Can't help but wonder, how many years has it been sitting in that case cocked?
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    Fake?! Have to agree with Surpmil. This interesting...

    Have to agree with Surpmil. This interesting thread prompted me to pull my example out of the safe for a comparison of its butt markings. Acquired 25 years ago from the long gone and much missed, Red...
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    Gents, Now I know I'm getting old, half deaf...

    Gents,
    Now I know I'm getting old, half deaf and my eyes dim, but I can't be the only one who has noticed that the photo of the muzzle does not show Canada's C broad arrow property mark stamped in...
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    It was surprising to see that there was any...

    It was surprising to see that there was any question as to the identity of these interesting bits of Enfield history. The intertwined "ED" Enfield logo after the "N" is more prominent in my...
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    To his credit, the seller does admit that is a...

    To his credit, the seller does admit that is a No. 42 Mk 1 telescope in this transit chest, but the "complete" CES it contains has elements that represent a bit of a put-together fantasy. Even so,...
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    For fear of getting too far off topic, I will end...

    For fear of getting too far off topic, I will end this line of discussion with a thanks to Jim for posting a photo of what seems to be a much later model of the antique Emerson re-breathers we were...
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    Jim, Next you will be telling me they no...

    Jim,

    Next you will be telling me they no longer use Emerson re-breathers!

    Cheers,
    Terry
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    Inter-service equipment issue?

    Gents,
    Surprisingly enough, this USN Mk 2 Fighting Utility Knife is exactly the same type knife and scabbard that was issued to our class when we attended the US Army Special Forces Underwater...
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    A.G., You are most welcome. Ah, yes, the...

    A.G.,

    You are most welcome.

    Ah, yes, the CYP/NIC "No. 5" Rifles - another rather unpleasant memory from the past.

    Live and learn, eh?
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    Also bears a striking similarity to the bitsas...

    Also bears a striking similarity to the bitsas made up from South African spares and flogged by Victoria Trading Company in Vermont in the early 1990's.
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    Surpmil, Good observations. Being the very...

    Surpmil,

    Good observations.

    Being the very condition-anal collector I was back then (actually made the horrible mistake of turning down a Ross Mk III sniper with Warner & Swasey telescope...
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    Lance, Not so sure about that, but you have...

    Lance,

    Not so sure about that, but you have awoken the joy of digging out things in the collection I haven't looked at in years.
    Thought perhaps others may also be interested to see the Energa...
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