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    Interesting, as when they first came out in 1931,...

    Interesting, as when they first came out in 1931, 4 rounds in a designated clip was the norm, to prevent stoppages, then they tried single shots, but with everything Military they soon wanted a more...
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    I love the Bofors Gun.........simplicity...

    I love the Bofors Gun.........simplicity personified especially with the Bren additive!!

    Machine Gun Fires Shells (1940) - YouTube
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    Getting there.......here is another striaght...

    Getting there.......here is another striaght handled variant Royal Navy WW1
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    I would definately go for 1950's from my...

    I would definately go for 1950's from my experience...........was he purchance in the Royal Marines as they often over embellished their bullion wire on wings. Only cos they were so pleased to get...
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    Agreed, It would probably have had a keep bolt...

    Agreed, It would probably have had a keep bolt with an eyelet on the end to release it quickly, but in rough seas it would be set to a given position and secured IMHO. Still think its a searchlight...
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    Anything is worth a try. Only those who actually...

    Anything is worth a try. Only those who actually used it though will probably know what it is. How did you come by it maube that could be a better angle of attack to its identity?
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    The slide mechanism would be for opening or...

    The slide mechanism would be for opening or clsoing the size of the beam IMHO...........
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    As you squeeze the ratchet or trigger, and let...

    As you squeeze the ratchet or trigger, and let go, does it stay on the hole you select? The black stamp is a typical "in service check" stamp. Your handle would be for Bridge mounting with that hole...
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    John, I believe it is the side handle for a...

    John,

    I believe it is the side handle for a Royal Navy ALDIS lamp. The alternative is the side handle for the Royal Navy FRANCIS lamp. See what you think, its just ringing so many bells but can't...
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    Nice to see the recoil is sent all the way to her...

    Nice to see the recoil is sent all the way to her feet :lol:
  11. Sticky: Roy, Sadly the procedures that Peter adopted to...

    Roy,
    Sadly the procedures that Peter adopted to change the design to his own, and thereafter manufacture them during COVID19 took its toll. The price in my humble opinion knowing the detailed work...
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    Hope he knows a good double glazing...

    Hope he knows a good double glazing salesman......goes to show good quality ballistic glass can even stop Klashnikov rounds fired by inexperienced attackers.
  13. Sticky: Roy, The good news is, and something on John...

    Roy,

    The good news is, and something on John and my wishlist was that...............they work and cross match to any H&K pieces as well as the old magazines. As you can see from the images the...
  14. Sticky: Keeping the old girl snug and warm on route to...

    Keeping the old girl snug and warm on route to the range AGAIN!!
  15. Sticky: L1A1 SELF LOADING RIFLE 7.62MM / L12A1 .22 CONVERSION CHALLENGE

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    John Clark and Gil Boyd, both members of Milsurps and avid L1A1 rifle lovers, set about the particularly vexing challenge of finding a Gunsmith/Engineer in the UK, who could produce a...
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    FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

    Two Military ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL metal rifle cases (HEAVY DUTY) double handled, resprayed and refoamed after service on upper deck of Jackals in Tan, UK Buyers only as they are heavy. Should fit...
  17. Sticky: Nigel, As these were the only records that...

    Nigel,
    As these were the only records that survived that I hold from Eddie Taff and Bill Smallwood, I would have to hazard a fairly reliable guess, and I appreciate for histories correctness, that...
  18. Thread: L42A1

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    Cheap start........wonder where thats going to...

    Cheap start........wonder where thats going to end up. Could be a bargain for someone, if noone else see's it on the other side of the pond. No good us over here in the UK looking at it, the taxes...
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    Kev, I probably would at the right price which...

    Kev,
    I probably would at the right price which wouldn't be the current high prices for a complete L42A1 rifle without the ancillaries.

    Agreed action L42A1 stamp is correct and practically...
  20. ALL Taliban captured stated, the Medics whether...

    ALL Taliban captured stated, the Medics whether they were male or female were their priority as a target ..................Operational FACT
  21. My son transferred out of The Parachute Regiment...

    My son transferred out of The Parachute Regiment to the Royal Army Medical Corps and did two tours of Iraq and five tours of Afghanistan.
    He often says, "some" not all of the girls under his command...
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    Would you buy it?

    Would you buy it?
  23. Steve, I think its a new female boss trying to...

    Steve,
    I think its a new female boss trying to make a fresh statementof intent. I saw a very fit, young looking U.S starred General the other day with loads of braid................could that be it....
  24. I am re enlisting so I can be their...

    I am re enlisting so I can be their boss............."now where are those divorce papers when you want them" :lol:
  25. :lol::lol:Good job I was 2 PARA :surrender: See...

    :lol::lol:Good job I was 2 PARA :surrender:
    See the OC as she leaned out of the plane looked to be carrying a well padded sniper rifle
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