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    Thanks for the additional information guys....

    Thanks for the additional information guys.
    Apologies; yes it appears that the shell has been fired. The primer in the case is unfired.
    So it must have been put together at some point.
    I picked...
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    WW2 20mm Anti Aircraft shell

    I picked up this German 20mm anti aircraft shell at a local brocante on Sunday.
    It is unfired obviously and has been neutralised.
    1937 manufacture, if I'm reading the stamps correctly....
  3. Thread: Enfield No9Mk1

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    Bear; that's a good looking bayonet. I have a...

    Bear; that's a good looking bayonet.
    I have a couple of No9 Bayonets with scabbards that I picked up in a small collection of bayonets a few years ago.
    I did not realise that they were dificult to...
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    A clearer photo of the left side of the receiver;...

    A clearer photo of the left side of the receiver; as well as the bolt rail and trigger guard screw, untouched since build in 1944. ( I have since stripped the rifle to inspect for rust and condition...
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    That's an interesting article. Personally I have...

    That's an interesting article.
    Personally I have never heard of No4 for rifles being handed in at the end of the war; but I suppose that is likely that some weapons may have been. I have not seen...
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    RIP Queen Elisabeth II

    Very sad news today from the UK.
    Her majesty Queen Elisabeth has passed away.
    She was 96 years old and the longest serving British Monarch.
    May she rest in peace!
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    I think that the news report is pure fabrication....

    I think that the news report is pure fabrication. Just another way to stir up more anti French feeling due to all the Brexit immigrant bull!

    If there is any kind of system to destroy the missile...
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    The Sea Fury is a fabulous aeroplane. The 18...

    The Sea Fury is a fabulous aeroplane. The 18 cylinder radial is a piece of engineering art!
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    If you are going to remove the woodwork to...

    If you are going to remove the woodwork to examine the trigger function; please ensure that you remove the wood carefully as per the correct method.
    Once the metalwork items are removed.
    The wood...
  10. Thread: I Never Scream

    by 30Three
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    What a wonderful family memoire! Thany you for...

    What a wonderful family memoire!
    Thany you for sharing; it brought a smile to my face!
  11. Maybe I'm lucky! My wife just surprised me with...

    Maybe I'm lucky!
    My wife just surprised me with a Wheeler Trigger weight gauge for my birthday last weekend.
    I didn't even ask for anything; but we were both shooting a Service rifle competition...
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    It's a brilliant Churchil quote; but actually...

    It's a brilliant Churchil quote; but actually from 10th November 1942; after the 8th Armies expulsion of the Afrika Corps from North Africa.
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    We had a quiet 6th of June this year. But both...

    We had a quiet 6th of June this year.
    But both wife and I competed in a Service Rifle Competition at the weekend. Where I was using my ex Resistance No4Mk1; and sparing a thought for all the brave...
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    37-85 mm WW1 shell's and oddities!

    What started out as a chance find in a brocante sale a few years ago; with a basic 37-85 shell case; has slowly evolved into a mini sub collection.

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    A small piece of WW1 history!

    At the weekend I found an interesting little piece of WW1 history.
    A civilians I.D; pass for military areas close to the front.

    Surpirised by the condition of this small piece of paper; it...
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    Nice to see some schools waking up to the...

    Nice to see some schools waking up to the educational value of proper informed and safe firearms use.
    There were far less issues with firearms when kids were taught how to shoot and compete with...
  17. Thread: Ducatista's

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    I rode down to Rimini for the World Ducati...

    I rode down to Rimini for the World Ducati Weekend back in 2000 on my 900 Suprlight (I must have been young then!). I started out from Menton (South of France)
    Met with an old friend who rode from...
  18. An important point reported by France 24, who...

    An important point reported by France 24, who were discussing this issue. If the ship sunk due to a fire on board that was not caused by a missile strike; why did the Russians move all the other...
  19. Thread: 1911 Day

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    A question for the military guy's! Was the idea...

    A question for the military guy's!
    Was the idea of "double tap" shooting used prior to introduction of the 9mm pistol or earlier with the older .45ACP pistols?
  20. Thread: 1911 Day

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    First competition in over 2 years coming up this...

    First competition in over 2 years coming up this weekend with the 1911.
    Should be fun even without enough practice.
  21. Thread: 1911 Day

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    When you think of a pistol; it is always the 1911...

    When you think of a pistol; it is always the 1911 .45 Colt that springs to mind.
    Such a great piece of engineering. There are few things from over a century ago that remain competitive in today's...
  22. Thread: Willy's MB

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    It has no painted markings or regimental ID...

    It has no painted markings or regimental ID anywhere as far as I can see. But it does have the French Army serial number, which can tell us if it's Army, Gendarmerie, air force etc.
    I've not gone...
  23. I don't think the Putin's ideal of his military...

    I don't think the Putin's ideal of his military capability is anywhere close to the reality. Even if the quality and quantity of the equipment is up to spec'; if the troops lack motivation; they will...
  24. Thread: Willy's MB

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    125432125433125434 A few more photos.

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    A few more photos.
  25. Thread: Willy's MB

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    So I have had time to find out a bit more and...

    So I have had time to find out a bit more and examine the details of this Jeep.
    It is a typical French Army mix of parts. Running gear and chassis are Willys, but the body is Hotchkiss.
    It was...
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