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    Well, after being locked away inside for the past...

    Well, after being locked away inside for the past 8 days, I started to feel fluey and coughy yesterday, and again today, so starting to feel a bit nervous given I'm knocking on the door of...
  2. I've been looking for one for years without any...

    I've been looking for one for years without any luck.

    I used to collect a lot of British and US militaira back in the 90's (mostly sold now) and still know a lot of UK dealers, so have a long...
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    I agree. I think we've got it wrong, and I...

    I agree.

    I think we've got it wrong, and I think a harder, but ultimately shorter duration full lockdown, would have produced a better outcome, as we can see elsewhere. Look at South Korea,...
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    Yes, this is a problem, and I'm lucky in now...

    Yes, this is a problem, and I'm lucky in now having a garage, and when I plan my next supermarket run early next week, I will be doing it before I need any of the contents, and I will be leaving the...
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    Sadly, as you say, the USA's spiraling stats...

    Sadly, as you say, the USA's spiraling stats don't bear out any evidence of this wonder cure....but what does a talk show host know :rolleyes:

    Trump is saying it will not last months because of...
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    Vast majority of UK population can't grasp what...

    Vast majority of UK population can't grasp what social distancing means.....as they are simply too selfish and frankly too thick, which is why this country will be in a serious mess within 2-3 weeks....
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    I doubt it. But, I also don't understand why...

    I doubt it.

    But, I also don't understand why the NHS/Govt haven't put measures in place to provide for NHS staff. They should have made arrangements for priority online deliveries to NHS staff at...
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    It looks like it could be AV22121.....? ...

    It looks like it could be AV22121.....?

    However, that first 2 would tally with a Faz made No.4............surely not likely for a late war 4T....?
  9. Thread: MILSURPS - NBC

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    Syria

    Syria
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    A well known dealer in the UK just recently sold...

    A well known dealer in the UK just recently sold a Maltby made 4T.
  11. Value? I would think one of the couple of well know...

    I would think one of the couple of well know specialist RFD's in the UK known for selling very nice examples of the 4T would have your example on their website for in excess of 7.5k, so I would...
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    That's a wonderful 4T.....:clap:

    That's a wonderful 4T.....:clap:
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    Material is poor, way too thin compared with...

    Material is poor, way too thin compared with original, and the colours are not quite right, plus a few detail inaccuracies. They are cheap and perfect for the reenactor market though which is the...
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    The ones sold by SOF are the Kay Canvas repro's...

    The ones sold by SOF are the Kay Canvas repro's already mentioned. They are awful as repro's go.
  15. The Vickers drop bag was on a long line, so once...

    The Vickers drop bag was on a long line, so once chute opened, the drop bag was released from the chest and it dropped down and hung on the long line under you, with you just hoping that you'd not...
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    There are no good repro Denison smock available...

    There are no good repro Denison smock available in the UK. The Kay Canvas ones are rubbish and they are the only ones available as far as I'm aware.

    Your only option will be one of the USA makers,...
  17. They didn't even put the Vickers in a drop...

    They didn't even put the Vickers in a drop container :lol:

    It was wrapped in a special padded drop bag and strapped across the chest!
  18. Thread: no4t

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    Very nice :thup:

    Very nice :thup:
  19. No, its the same. The bags used to be cheap...

    No, its the same.

    The bags used to be cheap and easily available 20+ years ago, there were 1000's of them surplus in surplus shops around the globe. I can remember seeing literally piles of them...
  20. Nope, dial sight case for the Vickers was a large...

    Nope, dial sight case for the Vickers was a large metal box like an ammo box with internal support frames, to protect the dial sight assembly. Early versions were wooden.

    See my above post above...
  21. Thread: no4t

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    The markings will tell you. Left side of the butt...

    The markings will tell you. Left side of the butt socket, if it has M47C stamped above the serial number, it was made at BSA Shirley, as most last war 4T's were. If its not M47C marked, its likely a...
  22. Its the leather case for the spare parts & tools.

    Its the leather case for the spare parts & tools.
  23. Thread: no4t

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    As said, post some detailed photo's, but if...

    As said, post some detailed photo's, but if you've owned it 25 years, it's most likely real anyway, as 25 years ago there was no real need or demand to repro them, as nice ones could be had for...
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    :bow: What a lovely old '73, and amazing to be...

    :bow:

    What a lovely old '73, and amazing to be in one family for so long too....:thup:
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    That's just a random theory proposed by an...

    That's just a random theory proposed by an ex-chem weapons scientist, because of the mods made to the anti-tank grenade. No evidence exists to support it, or no evidence exists available to the...
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