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  1. Oh aye, nowt but moors here and anxious sheep. ...

    Oh aye, nowt but moors here and anxious sheep. If you see some one in DPM they are probably off poaching.

    Thankfully I've always been too fat and bookish to be tempted to play dress up, mind It...
  2. UK Workshop made assault ladder and breaking tool.

    I've been trying to think of a way of not sounding like a complete Walt and not come up with a way so please forgive me and be gentle.

    I'm getting rid of my collection so have been digging things...
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    There are some bits that ebay won't let me put...

    There are some bits that ebay won't let me put up, I've a box of bayonets ( I even had to remove that word when I was putting up some bayonet frogs and manuals that also taught bayonet fighting...
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    Selling up my Bren Collection

    Not sure if this is the right place but as it's mainly Bren related I thought it would be most relevant here.

    After many years collecting in a minor way I'm selling off my collection. I thinned...
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    DD(E) 2712 received and passed on, Thanks very...

    DD(E) 2712 received and passed on, Thanks very much!

    ATB

    Tom
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    PM sent, let me know if the images come through i...

    PM sent, let me know if the images come through i a usable form please.

    ATB

    Tom
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    Ah, what you need is the factory drawing,...

    Ah, what you need is the factory drawing, D.D.(E). 2712 03/01/1941 Holder, Filling Magazine Bren .303" Mk II Which should be held at the Royal Armouries Library at Leeds in the Pattern Room...
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    Er....https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/201...

    Er....https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/06/Lsqeeop-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/06/f6pSIIs-1.jpg

    Held at Leeds


    DDEIP3815 13/11/1944 Bren .303" -in Mk 1...
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    I will pass it on to him Peter. Cheers! ATB ...

    I will pass it on to him Peter. Cheers!

    ATB

    Tom
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    Karkee webb covers the leather tab quite nicely ...

    Karkee webb covers the leather tab quite nicely

    Pattern 1937 Web Equipment

    near the bottom of the page. I've a unissued one floating about.

    we've been thinning out the collection and just...
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    Er, if its any use I copied DD(E) 3713 which I...

    Er, if its any use I copied DD(E) 3713 which I believe is the parts needed to convert a Mk II tripod into a Mk 2*, about 22 sheets of drawings plus a General assembly drawing and a bunch of lists for...
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    Well folks, its arrived and im pretty damn...

    Well folks, its arrived and im pretty damn pleased with it,

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2018/10/zkqZjME-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2018/10/YmHKU2N-1.jpg
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    Well thanks for the heads up! I showed the add'...

    Well thanks for the heads up! I showed the add' to herself (who's birthday it is today) and without batting a eyelid she ordered me a Mk 3 barrel! OK I have been whinging about wanting a barrel...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/12/7...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/12/7yy5s93-1.jpg

    I cant find a note of the serial but this was the L2A1 I sold on last year with the bits to go with By any chance is it the same one...
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    Coo! Got two of them sitting in a draw waiting to...

    Coo! Got two of them sitting in a draw waiting to go on my kiwi A4 and 1945 MK 3 when I finally get round to having them cosmetically restored, with pistol grips and carrying handles to match. And I...
  16. Sorry, another correction, that's the part number...

    Sorry, another correction, that's the part number of the MK 2 twisted wire rod, not its drawing number, C1/SM 120.

    ATB

    Tom
  17. Sorry, I had that one open too long in editing so...

    Sorry, I had that one open too long in editing so lost some stuff.

    The MK 5 rod was later used with UK L3 Brownings, I think it was introduced in LoC C1526 of 1944 for the Bren. It cost a little...
  18. The "correct" for UK chests was the MK II B BD...

    The "correct" for UK chests was the MK II B BD 2553 S.A.I.D. 1075 which if I remember correctly is just the MK 2 for the Vickers, Maxim and Lewis introduced in LoC 17581 in 1915. The MkII B was...
  19. It's for the Vickers I think. ...

    It's for the Vickers I think.

    http://www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk/acc-sightingkit.htm

    ATB

    Tom
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    Ah well, that's what comes of me believing what I...

    Ah well, that's what comes of me believing what I read in Wikipedia!

    Allied-occupied Austria - Wikipedia

    There's references to the rearming being done in secret at first and the manpower being...
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    Gendarmerie (Austria) - Wikipedia...

    Gendarmerie (Austria) - Wikipedia

    Straight after the war the British and then the Americans raised "special" police troops with heavier weapons than the regular police to counter any Russian back...
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    i Wonder how long it was before they were given...

    i Wonder how long it was before they were given less Germanic looking uniforms? That photo must have been from imeditley post war.

    ATB

    Tom
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    Well, the wife's put my copy on eBay a couple of...

    Well, the wife's put my copy on eBay a couple of days back, I was having a big clear out and she did a bunch of manuals on last week. Unfortunately she's seen how much US dealers are asking for it...
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    No idea, they all seam to have them. ...

    No idea, they all seam to have them.

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7123/997/1600/helipad%201.jpg

    I was wondering if it's some part of a vehicle or AA mount that they found a way to cobble...
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    Cheers for the pic Kev, its the clearest one of...

    Cheers for the pic Kev, its the clearest one of the Owen foregrip mod ive seen, normally theres a hand in the way. I wish i was a machinist as that would look right nice on my Mk 3! It just so...
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