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    Big dollar big boy's toys. Very, very neat stuff.

    Big dollar big boy's toys. Very, very neat stuff.
  2. My section commander in basic had been on the...

    My section commander in basic had been on the ranger course in 1971 or 72, first Canadian in decades so he wasn't failing no matter what. He came back with a skin disorder that the military couldn't...
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    Put it about where I was suggesting, I'd go a...

    Put it about where I was suggesting, I'd go a $100CDN and maybe a bit more. Sugar plum deals don't interest me. Guys that suggest pie in the sky either...
  4. I got immersion foot myself, that took a minute...

    I got immersion foot myself, that took a minute to sort out too. Wonder what bug he got?
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    Sounds like a 20mm x 138mm B Solothurn. I have a...

    Sounds like a 20mm x 138mm B Solothurn. I have a drill round I can show you...but the headstamp eludes me. Is this the shape of it?
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    Yes, all is well here. This one is. I...

    Yes, all is well here.



    This one is. I don't know if these guys are negotiable and I'm thinking your example is local and just a "Guy you know"? I still wouldn't go the moon. Maybe half...
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    Easiest to show you this... ...

    Easiest to show you this... ...
  8. OK, pictures of pictures. There was no digital...

    OK, pictures of pictures. There was no digital in 1980 so...here's the damage from gunfire and the old cathedral itself but no shot of the red brick wall. You can see the door arch and the little...
  9. Was sort of my point. I guess I better dig out...

    Was sort of my point. I guess I better dig out my pics today and try to show you guys what I'm talking about. I'll have to take pictures of pictures. It looks like restoration carried on and they...
  10. Yes...my dad was there and other friends that...

    Yes...my dad was there and other friends that told me they stood there and watched the US bombers do their first strikes. Canadians sat there for one year on that front. I haven't had the chance to...
  11. No I guess not but the rest of the city by...

    No I guess not but the rest of the city by comparison... I walked around inside and you'd never know. I only saw one bullet mark inside on the marble beside a burial so went out that door and saw...
  12. I was told at one time it had been used a a nav...

    I was told at one time it had been used a a nav point so it had been spared but when you look at the surrounding area, it just didn't take a direct hit. One side was almost entirely red brick though...
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    Too much campin' in the snow...(or Veld)... ...

    Too much campin' in the snow...(or Veld)...



    Trade name "Aleve"...helps a great deal.
  14. I've been there...and they had to do lots of...

    I've been there...and they had to do lots of repairs to that cathedral with red brick and concrete. Lots of bullet pockmarks left and damage left to remind them.
  15. Cleaning rod at hand...

    Cleaning rod at hand...
  16. Nice, standin' around in a swamp.

    Nice, standin' around in a swamp.
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    Nice piece, all Canadian marked too.

    Nice piece, all Canadian marked too.
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    I had the .40 Hi Power too. I really liked it. ...

    I had the .40 Hi Power too. I really liked it. That was before arthritis though. I had to let them all go...
  19. Those look like the shape of the front band being...

    Those look like the shape of the front band being left on during refinishing (parkerizing)...
  20. Just about perfect. How does a rifle like that...

    Just about perfect. How does a rifle like that escape, miss everything that took place during those years. Somme and so forth, Dunkirk et al...all the rest? How would the man that finished...
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    I can imagine you trying to explain indirect fire...

    I can imagine you trying to explain indirect fire with the GPMG to him then...
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    Nice sling, first I think I've seen marked to...

    Nice sling, first I think I've seen marked to Savage.
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    Nice piece. I remember when they cost $800 in...

    Nice piece. I remember when they cost $800 in original condition with bayonet...some time ago now. Nice...
  24. I always like the looks of the long '98. Too bad...

    I always like the looks of the long '98. Too bad they are mostly unavailable now.
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    I don't know, I suppose. The link describes them...

    I don't know, I suppose. The link describes them but they escape me.



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