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  1. Another "What have I got my hands on" thread!

    I was on an online auction site and my bid won these two blades. I'm not totally clueless when it comes to military cutlery and I have some information already, but anyone able to provide more...
  2. Thank you all!

    I was in communication with Mr. Shadbolt, and he was most helpful. So! Here's the consensus. My dagger was indeed Indian Army issue originally. Probably sold out of surplus and finished in bright...
  3. Here's another, "What have I got here?" thread. Fairbairn-Sykes 3rd. pattern dagger

    OK, here's another head-scratcher that I'm trying to research. It's a 3rd. pattern
    Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife, that's a given. The stamps on the cross guard indicate that it was Indian Army...
  4. Thread: What the!

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    It appears to be a "bubba" job where someone...

    It appears to be a "bubba" job where someone wanted to get rid of the extra barrel length and bayonet lugs. I've seen them before on other sites. The .308 rifles I've seen still had the full length...
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    Thanks Jim, but I'd pretty much come to same...

    Thanks Jim, but I'd pretty much come to same conclusion. I'd love to know definitively which tank, and that's my question as well as a probable value.
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    R.E.L. TANK SCOPE?

    Originally I'd posted this in the "Vintage Military Gear" forum, but perhaps it's most appropriate here. I think it's a gunsight for an armoured vehicle given the gradients on the reticle, but...
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    R.E.L. 1942 Scope info

    I have a chance to pick up an R.E.L.sighting scope which I assume is for an armoured vehicle of some sort. It's in very good shape, and the reticle is marked with gradients on the left that say...
  8. A buddy of mine, years back, used to tow a 75 lb....

    A buddy of mine, years back, used to tow a 75 lb. magnet behind his row boat when he went fishing in some of our Canadian fresh water lakes. Needless to say, he kept his hooks and lures well away...
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    As I heard it, Long Branch made 30 prototypes for...

    As I heard it, Long Branch made 30 prototypes for trials. The serial number on the one I saw was prefixed by an "X" (presumably for experimental) and then 2 digits. Again, from what I heard, one is...
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    Many years back, I had a chance to purchase a...

    Many years back, I had a chance to purchase a Long Branch #5 for (catch this!) $500.00. I did a little research, went back early the next day, and it was sold. Mind you, I was much younger and a...
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    Thank you for that bit of information. Now that...

    Thank you for that bit of information. Now that is something I didn't know and given the age of the sword, that's entirely possible.
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    Pattern 1827 Naval Officer's sword

    I've got me a bit of head-scratcher here. It's an English Pat.1827 naval sword, for the most part, but has a "hybrid" blade and I've not been able to find another one like it in my research. It was...
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    Pattern 1827 Naval Officer's sword

    I'm in the process of researching information on this sword. From what I've been able to glean thus far, it probably dates from the William IV era as the pipe back pattern was changed prior to Queen...
  14. You have a Birmingham Small Arms Co. (BSA Co.)...

    You have a Birmingham Small Arms Co. (BSA Co.) Mk.1 No.III* Lee Enfield imported from England by (I believe) Centennial Arms Ltd. in Vermont. The upper handguards have the wooden "wings" either...
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    [QUOTE=bombdoc;422019]Peter Dyson in UK stocks...

    Done! And thank you Jim!
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    WTB: Snider Enfield 3 band parts needed

    I'm in the process of attempting to restore a Mk.II* Snider Enfield back to shooting condition. I need a 5" brass butt plate. I bought a "donor" carbine at a gun show and (like an idiot) I didn't...
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    Snider Enfield Restoration

    I have a nice 3 band Snider Enfield Mk.II* that I'd love to put back to rights. I've done some Lee Enfields over the years, but this one is proving to be more of a challenge. I contacted IMA as...
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    Okay, though I sold the rifle at local gun show...

    Okay, though I sold the rifle at local gun show and this thread is now moot, I thought I'd share what I've learned in my research. Tinning was a U.S. military method of protecting arms from...
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    [QUOTE=Patrick Chadwick;419463]I apologize if...

    [QUOTE=Patrick Chadwick;419463]I apologize if this sounds cynical, but what is the evidence for a GAR connection? In a country proud of its "freedom to bear arms", there is not and never was any...
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    Grand Army of the Republic rifle

    I attended an auction and picked up some very nice and unusual pieces. I'm in the process of researching and gathering information, but I thought I'd share one of them with my fellow military...
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    Thanks to all of you for your input, but when I...

    Thanks to all of you for your input, but when I sort this all out I seem to get a lot of "probables". Now, to add to the mix, a pretty knowledgeable guy at a local gun show states pretty...
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    I've got some oddball .303 ammo. I still have...

    I've got some oddball .303 ammo. I still have 300 rnds. of the FNB stuff in the box, an unopened 48 rnd. box of D.I. Mk VIIz, 3 rnds of Aussie MQ stuff, and a box of 10 hunting rnds made by Imperial...
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    OK, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the DI...

    OK, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the DI ammo is Berdan primed (hence, not reloadable) and it's the DIZ ammo that is Boxer primed.
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    Thank you all for your input. Based on your...

    Thank you all for your input. Based on your input, I did a Google search for "Owen submachinegun bayonet" and saw lots of my scabbards in the pics. As Mr. Laidler pointed out, the combination is...
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    N0.7 Mk.1/L Bayonet

    Well, here's a "head-scratcher"! I recently acquired the above mentioned bayonet in pretty good shape. Though not exactly rare, they aren't that thick on the ground either (at least not...
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