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    Andy, Minimum usage requirements? You should have...

    Andy, Minimum usage requirements? You should have the T On a collectors slot.
    You can still use it and can put in for a required amount of ammo for demonstration etc.
  2. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    With thanks to Roy, I blew these pics up etc and...

    With thanks to Roy, I blew these pics up etc and it has been bead blasted ( the reason the No4 etc is a bit harder to see as this is only etched and after a few sessions in the blast cabinet they...
  3. Thread: Bren Tripod

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    WTB: Bren Tripod

    As in the title, looking for the tripod if anyone has a complete one or parts of. I'm in the UK so don't want the hassle of Shipping , import etc.
    So needs to be a UK seller.
  4. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    There is, which I thought an original 4T out...

    There is, which I thought an original 4T out there which was made up took like a L42, it was sold at Scotarms same time as the rifle I mention in my previous post, it did have the correct scope etc...
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    Totally agree Georg, problem with Knock ups in...

    Totally agree Georg, problem with Knock ups in the UK, they gain providence on the circuit, Even a very reputable and famous gunshop on a famous range, have been known to knock up something and punt...
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    Much appreciated John, Yep could do depending on...

    Much appreciated John, Yep could do depending on dates etc, I'll be a tax payer again on the 20th Sept, (Contracting for United Utilities, you will remember them as North West Water)
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    Thanks Gil, Thats not a bad price, I'm just short...

    Thanks Gil, Thats not a bad price, I'm just short of the barrel insert which John is happy to help out when I'm ready to back engineer etc, I've still no workshop at present so limited to what I can...
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    I was wondering about the price, just wonder what...

    I was wondering about the price, just wonder what the original HK kit would go for in its box with original mags etc..... ??
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    The butt plate on my own No4T has been blackened...

    The butt plate on my own No4T has been blackened at some point, very dark around the edges but (no pun intended) I doubt a Sniper would be pointing the butt towards the enemy, more chance of getting...
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    Left handed M1917...... very rare

    Left handed M1917...... very rare
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    These Two were in the same rack at one point and...

    These Two were in the same rack at one point and bear different butt plates, rack no7 is mine, but still like to get in touch with the person who has rack no5 ? Also worth making a note of the...
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    Probably a good idea Alan, But I'm guessing the...

    Probably a good idea Alan, But I'm guessing the market has been flooded now so probably not cost effective for the makers and the so called "reputable" dealers that John mentions.

    I bought a Mk3...
  13. I dare say it may appear again in better shape...

    I dare say it may appear again in better shape and with a quillion, but with a hefty price tag.
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    Anyone counted the spring coils ? also look close...

    Anyone counted the spring coils ? also look close at Mick's, 5th Batt and Alan's springs the gauge of the wire, Like I mentioned in a previous post more beef to them. Not a dead cert to an original...
  15. Not Sure when Lithgow stopped with the Quillion,...

    Not Sure when Lithgow stopped with the Quillion, have seen 1914 made ones, which was a year after the UK stopped production, if you take the grips of you could weld a quillion on, lot easier than...
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    Morning John, back when they were made it was all...

    Morning John, back when they were made it was all imperial, so the spring wire and the mandrel it was formed on would be imperial too, probably very hard to tell but I would guess the spring would...
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    The easiest way to to tell is the last bit in the...

    The easiest way to to tell is the last bit in the assembly, the spring......... the wire and diameter will tell the original from a fake..... always look outside the box.
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    Is nothing real anymore ???

    Is nothing real anymore ???
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    Think the date is correct John, uniform is pre 37...

    Think the date is correct John, uniform is pre 37 pattern, Train is a very elaborate target retrieval system system for a TA unit, but back then they were better equipped than the Modern TA unit so...
  20. I cant get the pics up but, a good few years ago,...

    I cant get the pics up but, a good few years ago, there was a picture of Germans with SMLE rifles, I'm sure they were Luftwaffe ?
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    Outstanding, If only we could back in time...

    Outstanding, If only we could back in time John.... or up sticks and go across the pond.

    If anyone is interested and read the letter, Burtonwood is not far from me, approx 5-6 miles, was still...
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    Thanks for that Mark, took me a while a to...

    Thanks for that Mark, took me a while a to decipher and digest the whole legislation, even contacted another forum member to make sure I'm not loosing the plot.
    I just cant understand the logic in...
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    I get to shoot a Military Issue (Pre Glock)...

    I get to shoot a Military Issue (Pre Glock) Browning HP, about twice a year of all the pistols we can use my preference is always the Browning, we went through a few thousand rounds last time,...
  24. A different case here I'm afraid when it comes to...

    A different case here I'm afraid when it comes to condition, Its all very well paying a high premium for a something that requires restoration, but when the time comes to sell no one wants it, or the...
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    Back on the mend John, but been a roller coaster...

    Back on the mend John, but been a roller coaster since I got Covid last year, just when you think your doing good another door slams in your face, had the squirts for just under 3 weeks due to...
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