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    Come on Tom............ You're handling and...

    Come on Tom............ You're handling and firing that like it's a 10 year old kids toy!!!!! Take it off the tripod, get down behind it, grip it like your life depends on it (because it does) and...
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    I have been asked if I would like to pass comment...

    I have been asked if I would like to pass comment on this thread. But after reading DB's thread (above) and to keep the thread diplomatically sound, I'll keep any other views to myself thanks very...
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    Thanks for that and good to speak.. Cameras were...

    Thanks for that and good to speak.. Cameras were a BIG no-no in Malaya and SVN. We occasionally had the Army KAPE teams (KAPE = Keep the Army in the Public Eye) come around our units. I think it...
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    Why don't you just do what most of the snipers...

    Why don't you just do what most of the snipers I've ever known, seen and come across do? In REAL life, they just wrap an old face veil or scrim netting/sacking tied around the rifle and tie it with...
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    Like I said, I never saw or was aware of FTR'd...

    Like I said, I never saw or was aware of FTR'd L1A1's. Notifications such as this would come through in a little restricted booklet titled 'information for Quartermasters' or within the Misc...
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    I don't recall seeing UK FTR marked rifles but...

    I don't recall seeing UK FTR marked rifles but what we did see a lot of, in the Far East were Base Workshop details stamped into the butts, such as BWS and date or 13FWT ( 13 Field Workshop Taiping...
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    My friend who has a Dingo told me that the best...

    My friend who has a Dingo told me that the best thing he ever did was gut all of the electrical gubbins. Keep the trunking and protective stuff but revert to simple 12v car electrics. Keep the...
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    Who were JU? Jelallabad something?

    Who were JU? Jelallabad something?
  9. My only experience of this bag was in use on the...

    My only experience of this bag was in use on the Bren in the Saracen APC turret. Alas, I never saw it actually USED because it only took approx 1 1/2 mags of empties or 40 spent cases and it was...
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    It's early days yet, but

    It's early days yet but by employing a computer company that can recover the non-recoverable, they have recovered from an old PC the complete Bren book. This and the photos were deemed lost in...
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    L39 A1's. Don't forget that initially, it was...

    L39 A1's. Don't forget that initially, it was proposed to use the remaining ex Fazakerley Mk2 bodies to 'new build' the No4T rifles using these new bodies and barrels to a new standardised spec. In...
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    Lads........., if I may..... A lot of what I'm...

    Lads........., if I may..... A lot of what I'm going to say is recorded in Mark Stamps 'The .30" No2 pistol'. We were TAUGHT the 9mm No2 pistol as apprentices but to see a No2 PISTOL (not a .380...
  13. He will be back, given a bit of time. The long...

    He will be back, given a bit of time. The long and expensive appeals process has started (against a couple of the counts) and the first appearance with savvy Barrister, thumping the table with her...
  14. Yes, Marlborough Hall houses the MoD scientific...

    Yes, Marlborough Hall houses the MoD scientific or technical collection. Warminster hold the USER technical collection
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    And iIF it was original as per the similar...

    And iIF it was original as per the similar Sterling process, it would have been done OVER grey phosphate and not white metal.
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    Never seen that factory finish on a/any Sten Gun....

    Never seen that factory finish on a/any Sten Gun. I would say done afterwards for reasons best known to whoever....
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    Constant removal and replacing of that screw and...

    Constant removal and replacing of that screw and nut caused it to dig deeper and deeper into the fore-end until the nut was bottoming out. We used to have a repair for that by drilling out the hole...
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    The red paint on the rifle is a sure sign to me. ...

    The red paint on the rifle is a sure sign to me. We would splosh the ZF or Z-UF on the rifle in a dob of red or yellow paint. That and the other marking should be a red flag I'd suggest. DP...
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    Not sure about the UK pads being dowelled Warren....

    Not sure about the UK pads being dowelled Warren. Or did you mean the REL pads? Dowelling was tried with 6 or so UK examples to prevent the front pads from working loose but as I seem to recall...
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    That reminds me......... Shaggy dog story coming...

    That reminds me......... Shaggy dog story coming up. About 20 years ago I got into conversation with a US visitor, visiting an old deserted USAF base here in Southmoor. She had a lot of her dads...
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    We referred to our uniforms - such as they were -...

    We referred to our uniforms - such as they were - as JG's or OG's, Olive greens. One of the photos shows it well and it hadn't changed although we always had two water bottles
    As I recall it, the...
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    Lost in the translation Al. Those were old what...

    Lost in the translation Al. Those were old what we called Ordnance part numbers superseded by the MoS numbers starting with the VAOS code of B1 etc etc and then the NSN 13 figure numbers. Because...
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    That'll be a nice read. Very few British left...

    That'll be a nice read. Very few British left when I was there. The last UK Infantry were the KSLI who left in 1968 and most operations were with the Malay Police and Army. 4 and 6 Royal Malay...
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    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of...

    No Alan....... The parts list is a list of parts. It is not a list of AVAILABLE parts. I might have misinterpreted what you said above (thread 22) but the body was not available with or without...
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    Kevin 'bluddy' Wilson was one of my favourite...

    Kevin 'bluddy' Wilson was one of my favourite Australians
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