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    I'd say its toast, an old saying many years ago...

    I'd say its toast, an old saying many years ago taught to me, for anything like the above or similar, if it was your car brakes and you had your family in it would you be happy....... NO
    Works all...
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    Good to hear your on the mend, Certainly a worry,...

    Good to hear your on the mend, Certainly a worry, but at least on here we can share the symptoms, Were all firearms owners so more trust here than anywhere else in my opinion, more so than some bimbo...
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    Cheers John and Thanks to all the other members,...

    Cheers John and Thanks to all the other members, John you were the "Member " I mentioned, still a bit tired at times, but just happy no hospital visit (Hope your dads Ok ?) I've only posted here as...
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    Covid Positive, things to watch...

    Afternoon Ladies &Gents, At least one member knows, but I recently tested positive for Covid 19, I'm ok slight cough still, but out of isolation now, other household family members all ok, main...
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    Buy a 58 Patt webbing back pack (cheap enough ),...

    Buy a 58 Patt webbing back pack (cheap enough ), should be able to renew all the the L42 chest out of one.
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    PM sent Rog

    PM sent Rog
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    Not sure on the number on grip, is that a H after...

    Not sure on the number on grip, is that a H after the 11 ?
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    We need pictures........

    We need pictures........
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    Madzi, Can you get any better pics up of the...

    Madzi, Can you get any better pics up of the pads and the TR etc, also the serial on the bracket.

    The serial number would of been barred out normally with an X in service, never seen anything...
  10. Thread: Barrels

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    A UK dealer had a truck full of SMLE barrels a...

    A UK dealer had a truck full of SMLE barrels a few years ago, they were South African take off barrels, I had a few off him, not sure if he has any now.
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    Fort paulo (Hull) Gun Battery auction

    I only got wind of this this morning, its a shame as the whole Fort was for sale, A few interesting items.

    Its a shame as I've also heard the charity who run Coalhouse Fort at Tilbury and the...
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    It sounds to me that you tried to use the Bren...

    It sounds to me that you tried to use the Bren after the rear of the case was ejected but you didn't check the chamber for the rest of he case ? if you remove the barrel should be easy to remove the...
  13. Looks good to me, two scope numbers too, not sure...

    Looks good to me, two scope numbers too, not sure if there may been one under the cocking piece were the wood has lifted etc. may of been heavily barred out.
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    I was four years old when that Guns Review was...

    I was four years old when that Guns Review was published, it was ten years later that I was buying it every month, an outstanding read, I was always absorbed into the first few pages especially Pat...
  15. Thread: BSA WD B40

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    You can just strap it on you back Gil.....look...

    You can just strap it on you back Gil.....look out on ebay for the 320 backpack, these also take one of the rocket pouches that would go on the issue Bergan.

    You need to find a good anchor point...
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    I'm sourcing the panniers Gil, but the main thing...

    I'm sourcing the panniers Gil, but the main thing that will be there is the Clansman 320 Rucksack complete with 320....... I'm trying to find any history of the bike, were it went to and served etc....
  17. Thread: BSA WD B40

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    BSA WD B40

    New to me, its a 1968 BSA WD B40, these were produced to replace the remaining Matchless G3L's and BSA M20's in the Army

    Like most Brit bikes front brake is for show rather than stopping...
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    Very Nice, for anyone looking for any information...

    Very Nice, for anyone looking for any information on any machine Tools , Lathes.co.uk is an excellent site, Tony managed to source a manual for my Henry Milnes Milling Machine.
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    I have had the pleasure of putting a few hundred...

    I have had the pleasure of putting a few hundred rounds through one of those...... lovely condition, also an early L1A1 full wood etc, again all excellent condition.
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    Very nice No5, in the UK they are around £150- £180 condition of yours is excellent though so you could name your own price.
  21. Be interesting what you find out Mick, looking on...

    Be interesting what you find out Mick, looking on Rifleman.org, approx 2000 have already gone to meet there maker......... I guess it revolves around the meaning of "Military Rifle" was it produced...
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    Pete, let us know how you get on in the future,...

    Pete, let us know how you get on in the future, be very interesting. I've mentioned it a few times before, I had the pleasure of a tour of U534 before it was cut up into sections, I was in Birkenhead...
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    Pete, As the named vessels were involved with the...

    Pete, As the named vessels were involved with the crew of U464, there should be some mention of these in there log books etc, the UK National Archives is the first point I'd go to, the fact he was a...
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    Apart from the chests Rog, you should of put your...

    Apart from the chests Rog, you should of put your name on the machines and the attachments/tools, Tom Senior millers demand a good premium, some of the early pics of the premises show the the...
  25. The info he told me is out there on the web, but...

    The info he told me is out there on the web, but it was long ago, This was way back before mobile phones and PC's, ................ there's certain things I don't think should be shared on forums...
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