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    Saw hundreds of No4 's boxed at Seletar in...

    Saw hundreds of No4 's boxed at Seletar in Singapore in 1973 if that helps.
    NZ were in charge of the camp in those days, not sure why as it was always an RAF camp.

    I was just a British soldier...
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    Interesting subject the V1 or Vengeance Weapon,...

    Interesting subject the V1 or Vengeance Weapon, and logged quite comprehensively at the IWM Duxford.
    It was indeed launched from a modified Heinkel He 111 bomber, and underslung under the fuselage...
  3. Well Dirty Doc, Lot there to pick...

    Well Dirty Doc,
    Lot there to pick from.............not really sure what you want to hear.
    But I suppose I'll leave it to someone your side of the pond, as serial numbers washed out in any country,...
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    Jim, Could be they were destined for Ireland,...

    Jim,
    Could be they were destined for Ireland, but it could also be that because he was Irish, I am putting 2 and 2 together.
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    Uhhhhhhhh Jim, ..................everybody???...

    Uhhhhhhhh Jim, ..................everybody??? That old Gun Boat diplomacy is coming back to haunt us Brits, not many friends left I'm afraid, so in answer to my question who knows the truth!!
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    THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

    Read the facts surrounding this little "try on". He alledgely had a Sig Sauer P226 blank firing handgun, with a barrel converted to fire live ammunition was the first weapon to be discovered, which...
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    Anglo clearly used some fine measurements to make...

    Anglo clearly used some fine measurements to make theirs stand out from the rest
    GGG was the only thing mine fired without too much hassle, but I must admit never tried my own loads.:thup:
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    Waco, Is that my old rifle? Did you get it from...

    Waco,
    Is that my old rifle? Did you get it from Simon, Hythe sight and all?
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    Sadly, poor Winston has a lot to answer...

    Sadly, poor Winston has a lot to answer for......................but as always hindsight is a wonderful thing!!
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    Those collaborators certainly had a very rough...

    Those collaborators certainly had a very rough time after the war. All for a bit extra....amazing what they would do for scraps
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    :lol::lol: See the Aircon unit is all doors and...

    :lol::lol: See the Aircon unit is all doors and hatches open in that heat!!
  12. Thread: What uses

    by Gil Boyd
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    Cinders, There'll be nothing wrong with it. I...

    Cinders,
    There'll be nothing wrong with it. I have a Parker Hale tin of oil used in the Boer War still good!!
    The tins worth more than the oil ha ha:lol:
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    For interest and clearly the P14's came in later....

    For interest and clearly the P14's came in later. Here are two images of the RMLI one in Ostend WW1 and the other dated 1914:
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    :lol::lol::lol: Brian yes spot on with that...

    :lol::lol::lol: Brian yes spot on with that observation.

    John, Don't start me off. I regret selling mine last year, it was a real pain in competitions. Straight pulling anything, when the barrel...
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    Oscar Foxtrot, If he was issued it in WW2 highly...

    Oscar Foxtrot,
    If he was issued it in WW2 highly probable something was changed, bearing in mind its a early 2oth century weapon.
    Keep it as clean as it is and try and shoot it if you can, all...
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    John, Looking out for that De Lorean with all...

    John,
    Looking out for that De Lorean with all the kit in it................that'll get me back in time accurately!!
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    Geoff, Ditto.................with all the...

    Geoff,
    Ditto.................with all the politics surrounding guns here, it can only get worse. WW2+ Motorcycles much more enjoyable. No phones, no nagging, no shopping whooppee One life Live...
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    Might seek out a legal US range next time I'm...

    Might seek out a legal US range next time I'm over where I can shoot a "proper" SLR, I know where there are a few that side of the pond in ex Police hands ;)
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    John, Regardless...............oh for building a...

    John,
    Regardless...............oh for building a time machine. :lol:
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    Green, has the serial number batches there, but...

    Green,
    has the serial number batches there, but I think this like many, has been made up from other dated parts, just a feeling in my water as I look at that one solitary photo supplied, so will...
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    Quite interesting these values on pieces that...

    Quite interesting these values on pieces that make up these wonderful old sniper kits.
    I would never have imagined that a leather strap in itself, regardless of its length would EVER be worth that...
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    Probably a 1915 model from the markings. A look...

    Probably a 1915 model from the markings. A look on the other side would be helpful?
    Do all the serial numbers match and are there any crossed out WD or QP markings with the crows foot centre?
  23. Thread: New Book

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    usabaker, He's probaly a deadly NAVY SEAL or...

    usabaker,
    He's probaly a deadly NAVY SEAL or RANGER and doesn't want to give his Enid Blyton side away when story telling, you mustn't knock him cos he looks like Buffalo Bill.:lol::lol::lol:
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    "Man and Rifle as one";)

    "Man and Rifle as one";)
  25. Thread: BIG BOYS GUNS

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    Sadly, Tanks scare the **** out of me. Remember...

    Sadly, Tanks scare the **** out of me.
    Remember in Germany on exercise once when a group of lads had bivoaced against an embankment when a tank came over the top crashing down on the kit.
    Luckily...
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