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    A prisoner exchange you say Kev.. Well, funny...

    A prisoner exchange you say Kev..
    Well, funny you should say that, I happen to have two Fal .22 conversion mags, could certainly use some additional inch pattern examples.

    I was thinking of...
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    The RFD I used has been defunct in the UK for a...

    The RFD I used has been defunct in the UK for a few years now unfortunately.

    Mine originally came via the Fal-Files group buy ( you will need to see if this is still going, I'm somewhat out of...
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    Thanks Inland, that's great information.

    Thanks Inland, that's great information.
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    The repros certainly have their place as you can...

    The repros certainly have their place as you can take them to the range without having to worry about sun fading (or getting soaked from a UK perspective).
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    Ohh, that I like, as our wives keep telling us "...

    Ohh, that I like, as our wives keep telling us " it's all about accessorising"
    When spending money on matching shoes etc..

    Well, the same applies to the M1A1!

    I've got to get one of those.....
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    Looking very nice indeed!

    Looking very nice indeed!
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    I don't know Gil, I'm guessing some government or...

    I don't know Gil, I'm guessing some government or other ownership mark that was removed on surplus, possibly European police force maybe?

    I really can't see why anyone would bother to be honest...
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    Ditto TenOC, sounds like the same stock! Mine...

    Ditto TenOC, sounds like the same stock!

    Mine had a cartouche removed too... Curious....

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    You can just...
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    Here's the Birch M2 set of clothes for the M1A1,...

    Here's the Birch M2 set of clothes for the M1A1, prepared, coloured down and treated to one week of raw linseed oil treatment.

    Front band spring ordered with a spare oiler and sling, so the rifle...
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    I can quite understand if you want to keep them,...

    I can quite understand if you want to keep them, rare things these days, but I would appreciate the measurements when you get a chance (including depth) so I can make a couple.
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    Nice one Chuck, if you are thinking of thinning...

    Nice one Chuck, if you are thinking of thinning the herd, let me know.
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    Thanks Charlie, very interesting indeed. there's...

    Thanks Charlie, very interesting indeed. there's a huge amount of information out there, and the European aspect seems to be a story waiting to be told.

    We have clearly just scratched the surface...
  13. Very true Shaun, if anything it's worse with...

    Very true Shaun, if anything it's worse with vehicles, they literally die if there not used regularly.
  14. My pet hate on a milsurp .... Quite often the...

    My pet hate on a milsurp .... Quite often the varnished look is purely down to incorrect use boiled linseed oil, eventually giving the wood a hard Glos finish...

    To be fair, I think this mainly...
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    I've only ever seen one example and that's the...

    I've only ever seen one example and that's the stunningly restored B26 in the Utah Beach Museum.

    It looks good enough to fire up and fly away!
  16. I mainly collect Milsurps firearms, I too always...

    I mainly collect Milsurps firearms, I too always strip, study, carefully clean and lubricate them.

    That way you conserve these pieces and develop a deeper understanding of them.

    My recently...
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    Cheers Chuck, I await with interest. Randy, many...

    Cheers Chuck, I await with interest.
    Randy, many thanks for the information.
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    Discussing the Tiger tank .... You only have to...

    Discussing the Tiger tank .... You only have to stand in front of one and it's a seriously impressive piece of kit, facing one down in WW2 Tank combat, must have been absolutely terrifying!
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    It's a case of buyer beware and do your homework...

    It's a case of buyer beware and do your homework first I guess Charlie.

    And get specific pictures sent.

    No point spending a small fortune only to discover it's correct, but badly cracked at the...
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    I think they are real Gil, Italy appears to be...

    I think they are real Gil, Italy appears to be both a former user and destination for former foreign Military Aid examples.

    Judging by the absolutely filthy state of mine when I bought it, they...
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    I saw this and nearly fell off my office chair! ...

    I saw this and nearly fell off my office chair!

    M1 parachutists-Football Folding Para Carbine Folding Stock-ww2 (4) CD. | eBay

    How much!
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    M4 bayonet you say ... It's on the list Charlie,...

    M4 bayonet you say ... It's on the list Charlie, as a dyed in wool Milsurps collector, I make a point of not buying anything I can't fit a bayonet on!

    The exception being my wifes .22LR BSA...
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    Cheers Charlie, I'll take a proper look when I...

    Cheers Charlie, I'll take a proper look when I get to my office, I'm on my phone at the moment and the stocks don't show, only stock parts.
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    Re the M2 stock Charlie, it's an unused and...

    Re the M2 stock Charlie, it's an unused and unissued Birch example, missing the spring catch.
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    You've got it Charlie, it's the spring for the...

    You've got it Charlie, it's the spring for the band.

    There are a few on eBay, France, Norway and Italy...

    Last piece of the puzzle mate...

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