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    Hellcat was very benign to fly compared with...

    Hellcat was very benign to fly compared with other carrier fighters of the time, such as the Corsair, and its excellent handling qualities, ruggedness and easy of maintaining along with it being a...
  2. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    Or was it just pure random which 'less telescope'...

    Or was it just pure random which 'less telescope' rifles remained unfinished?

    As Simon at Highwoodclassic has had a lovely 'less telescope' T for sale for a while now, and its a '44 dated N serial...
  3. Steve does indeed........however, these SA HD's...

    Steve does indeed........however, these SA HD's were not ever WD, nor lend lease supply, as they were ordered direct by the Union of SA, and before US entered the war, hence they were built as HD...
  4. Yes, BS381C - 361 is the right one. Also, its...

    Yes, BS381C - 361 is the right one.

    Also, its very likely these were all made in the USA in either a standard civilian colour, (or if production after Jan/Feb 1942) in US Army No.9 Olive Drab and...
  5. Correct (or any ex-British colony area)

    Correct (or any ex-British colony area)
  6. OK, scrap that, just checked my book on wartime...

    OK, scrap that, just checked my book on wartime motorcycles, and noted that SA bought a load of 1200 side-car outfits and 750 solo, all civilian models as the order was direct with HD before USA...
  7. As Peter says, same as British Army. From 6...

    As Peter says, same as British Army.
    From 6 October 1941, a letter was issued by Staff Duties Branch of GHQ Middle East Forces concerning the policy on painting of vehicles in view of the shortage...
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    I know, I've got everything they've were issued...

    I know, I've got everything they've were issued with in the loft - and you forgot the Trouser, Parachutist which was unique issued airborne kit.

    The 1st and 6th AB vets I knew 20 years ago are...
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    Aren't they jumping into France tomorrow, the 5th...

    Aren't they jumping into France tomorrow, the 5th June?

    I see not too many of the guys in British kit are wearing boots, crunchy :D - no doubt for safety reasons, as unlike the US, we deemed a...
  10. Thread: No.32 mk3 maybe

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    I think that's a very likely explanation IMHO.

    I think that's a very likely explanation IMHO.
  11. Late War Kriegsmodell K98

    See here for comprehensive info on the Kriegsmodell and Semi-Kriegsmodell versions of the K98 made in the last 6 months of the war.

    http://www.latewar.com/

    :thup:
  12. The late war 45 stuff has their own devotees...

    The late war 45 stuff has their own devotees among K98 collectors, so can be just as collectible.

    The actions were just as strong, they cut back on stamped items on later guns, where they could,...
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    Daks Over Normandy

    And here's a photo of That's All Brother landing at Prestwick, Scotland a few days ago after its trip over from the USA, in preparation for the mass DC-3/C-47 formation and mass para drop on the 75th...
  14. Thread: No5 Survey

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    Actually, mine was originally a 'S' butt, but I...

    Actually, mine was originally a 'S' butt, but I was in the fortunate position to be able to effect a swap for a 'L' butt that was on another No.5. Makes it much nicer to shoot.
  15. Thread: No5 Survey

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    Yes, my mistake, mine is marked L on the topside,...

    Yes, my mistake, mine is marked L on the topside, having just checked.
    The old grey cells are getting a little fuddled with age :lol:
  16. Thread: No5 Survey

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    Wow.... we've only had a handful of No.5 posted...

    Wow.... we've only had a handful of No.5 posted on here, and yet, your's and mine are only 1010 number apart from the same months production, and are now seperated by about 4000 miles :thup:


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    When I bought mine, it was fitted with a 'S'...

    When I bought mine, it was fitted with a 'S' marked short stock, which I hadn't spotted till after handing over the money......and it was indeed, quite unpleasant to shoot, and awkward. However I was...
  18. Thread: No5 Survey

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    Details of my No.5

    Manufacturer: Faz
    Date of manufacture: 1/47
    Date on barrel: No, but serial number matching
    FTR: No
    Serial number: Z1573
    Serial no on magazine: No
    Serial no on fore end: Yes, matching.
    No5...
  19. Thread: Panzer 2 turret

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    That will be Mosquito B.35 TA661 being very...

    That will be Mosquito B.35 TA661 being very slowly reconstructed by the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association at Windsor, Ontario. It was one of a number of Mosquitoes acquired by Spartan Air...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
  21. Thread: Panzer 2 turret

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    :yikes::yikes: Speechless......:bow:

    :yikes::yikes:

    Speechless......:bow:
  22. Thread: No5 Survey

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    There's a surprise :rofl:

    There's a surprise :rofl:
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    900-1000 seem to be about the going rate for them now.
    I paid 850 for mine, and that was 3 years ago. One of our club members paid 1100 for his '44 dated one about 2 years ago, but it had a...
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    Yep........let alone bother to get their facts...

    Yep........let alone bother to get their facts right.

    They did an article today about how UK, Australia and Canada have revised their firearms laws and how we're now all so much safer in these...
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    I'd be going back to check out that K98 sniper as...

    I'd be going back to check out that K98 sniper as well, and see if it looks like it could be a real one.......and whether they'd take 500 bucks for that as well :super:
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