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  1. Please do not try any of what follows as this...

    Please do not try any of what follows as this happened 100 years ago or more, before health and safety was invented.

    Although not connected to the above story the following did happen on the same...
  2. According to my late gran there was a fair amount...

    According to my late gran there was a fair amount of blood because her mother had thrust the walking stick up the spy's nose with as much force as she could muster.

    My gran was 10 years old at the...
  3. The Walking Stick That Ended Up A Spy's Nose in 1914.

    I have mentioned this true story previously but I have not been able to post pictures of the walking stick until now as I have only just rediscovered the stick. Although the story does have an...
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    Vintage Catapult/slingshot

    While sorting through some of my late farther's belongings, recently, I rediscovered, this vintage catapult which dates to the 1940's and is believed to have been made by an uncle of my farther. The...
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    You'll probably find that you need to start off...

    You'll probably find that you need to start off with a file before finishing off with emery paper. If you can find yourself a spare screw that has the correct thread on, if one first removes the...
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    If you don't have access to a lathe you could...

    If you don't have access to a lathe you could file the side of the K98 nut down to fit the hole. Just work slowly and carefully and file a little bit of metal off all the way round the nut.
  7. The Bren Gun does look remarkably well preserved...

    The Bren Gun does look remarkably well preserved considering how long it's been in the ground.
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    WW2 got much closer to the US homeland than many...

    WW2 got much closer to the US homeland than many people care to remember.
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    Unless it's been properly crack tested, in an...

    Unless it's been properly crack tested, in an approved manner, then personally I would assume that any mark seen like what is shown highlighted in post 1 is a crack.

    One of the problems with...
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    A "Motorbikehome"

    The chap seen in this image appears to have resolved the dilemma of owning a motorbike and also wanting to own a caravan but not being in the position to own both at the same time. He has simply...
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    Pic 3 the blade looks to me, with my poor...

    Pic 3 the blade looks to me, with my poor eyesight, like it may have been welded for whatever reason which would mean no chance of a deal from me on that one.

    Personally I'd only be interested in...
  12. The caption at the bottom states that they are...

    The caption at the bottom states that they are "stock photos" and if that's the case it seems a bit pointless having any photos if it's nots what's being offered.
  13. I'd be satisfied just with a few good sniffs of...

    I'd be satisfied just with a few good sniffs of that open chest. Like a fine wine and matured over time I bet all that mature oil and Cosmoline smell divine.
  14. Thank-you for that. My intention is to frame...

    Thank-you for that.

    My intention is to frame the envelope with the note and now that I know the year I can see if I can get hold of one of the Christmas cards if I don't already have one. The...
  15. The envelope that the army nearly blew up.

    An item that has come to light recently is this envelope which was very nearly blown up by the army bomb disposal, I believe, in the early 1970's. What happened is that my family ordered, by mail...
  16. It's worth keeping a look out for Mk1 Patt.37...

    It's worth keeping a look out for Mk1 Patt.37 basic pouches (ammo pouch) which are slightly smaller than the one which you got today but are much rarer. The height of the belt attachments on the back...
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    The way that I understand it is that it was...

    The way that I understand it is that it was common practice for, certainly British bombers, to commence their bombing runs together, stacked at varying heights, and bomb together once over target....
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    With electric vehicles you do get the power...

    With electric vehicles you do get the power instantly combined with fantastic acceleration, assuming that there is any life left in the batteries, compared to the internal combustion engine. Just...
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    I suppose one solution may be to develop a range...

    I suppose one solution may be to develop a range of self contained, portable, charging stations that one could deploy to the battlefield and allow the Challenger 2 - E. to break-off engaging the...
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    Electric Powered Military Vehicles?

    We keep hearing ing the media, in the UK, that motor manufacturers are intending to stop making vehicles with internal combustion engines in the not too distant future but has anyone given any...
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    If you have the butt plate and the butt, I'm not...

    If you have the butt plate and the butt, I'm not too sure what your intentions are with your lathe and cutter?
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    The Western Front, Then and Now

    I have this interesting book, published in 1938, containing many black and white images of the Western Front photographed in 1918 and again in 1938. My copy was purchased new by my grandfather and...
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    Thanks for that, I'm pleased that I wasn't the...

    Thanks for that, I'm pleased that I wasn't the only person to watch the documentary.

    I couldn't quite figure out what was going on with loading the rounds hence the thread here.

    Thanks for all...
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    Ok thanks chaps for that. What sort of era would...

    Ok thanks chaps for that. What sort of era would you think? Thanks
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    It was late when I wrote the post. The question...

    It was late when I wrote the post. The question was/is, are Bofors guns capable of firing single shells/multiple single shells or do the shells always have to be put in clips before firing?
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