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  1. I went on Amazon and bought the Kindle version of...

    I went on Amazon and bought the Kindle version of that book as it does look good. However, another one caught my eye, "Eastern Inferno: The Journals of a German Panzerjager on the Eastern Front...
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    REALLY sad. There was a major demand for those...

    REALLY sad. There was a major demand for those W&S scope cases after Star Wars came out...... looks like a set of Swiss ammo pouches next to it maybe?

    Ed
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    We need to enjoy these while we can. I have an...

    We need to enjoy these while we can. I have an early CF one and a private purchase one done up by CAL in C2 style, with a heavy barrel and bipod. Apparently, back in the good old days (pre Turdeau...
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    Thanks for a reply which is actually germaine to...

    Thanks for a reply which is actually germaine to the question being asked! I was hoping I might find out something about the history of this Fosbery but sounds like probably not! Oh well, it will...
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    As per my original post, I have asked, but...

    As per my original post, I have asked, but haven't heard anything. According to their website (on which they sell bespoke clothes as well as a top of the line Land Rover with Holland & Holland...
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    Holland & Holland records?

    I recently acquired a Webley and contacted Richard Milner about it. The Webley day book entry indicates it was sold to Holland & Holland in 1904. I contacted them about it but haven't heard...
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    Yup. No one here said movies were documentaries....

    Yup. No one here said movies were documentaries. However, if a movie is SUPPOSED to be somewhat historically accurate, I think it is the duty of the director to ensure it is as accurate as...
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    Good advice but not while working out......:)

    Good advice but not while working out......:)
  9. Thread: War movies

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    Have to agree with Saving Private Ryan being a...

    Have to agree with Saving Private Ryan being a powerful film. It's kind of an anti-war movie but I have always liked "Too Late the Hero", probably mostly because it depicts the war in the Pacific...
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    "The Blue Max"

    Was watching this on TV this morning while working out, and while there were a number of anachronisms, the one which struck me the most was the trench scene of the start of the German...
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    CMR International

    Just a question about whether anyone is familiar with this company in England, CMR International, and whether they have good stuff and are reputable?

    Thx

    Ed
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    Agreed. That said, it could be a receiver from a...

    Agreed. That said, it could be a receiver from a Mk II** and a bolt from an earlier pattern Mk II or even a sporter. It is after all a bitser so anything goes..............

    Ed
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    It is surprising that the Afghans didn't copy the...

    It is surprising that the Afghans didn't copy the scopes in the Khyber Pass same as the rifles--might get some interesting random collections of stampings and letterings that way! The C Broad is...
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    That publishing group in Russia has some...

    That publishing group in Russia has some incredible books. I have that one on Mosin bayonets as well as two on the MN rifles themselves, and on on the SVT40. There is also a book on the SKS, and...
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    I like the Hudson's Bay blanket it is sitting on!

    I like the Hudson's Bay blanket it is sitting on!
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    Now the only thing you need to do to make it look...

    Now the only thing you need to do to make it look original is (unfortunately) paint the business end of it red. All the Canadian issue M17s were painted with red to differentiate them from the P14s...
  17. Thread: Ross Parts

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    MY concern with this is the Ross factory...

    MY concern with this is the Ross factory cartouches being put on the stocks. I am all in favour of restoring sporterized rifles, but things like proof marks and factory marks are things which were...
  18. This article you have appropriately dissected is...

    This article you have appropriately dissected is a great example of where some modern journalism has gone--little research, lots of broad sweeping statements, little fact or substance. Kind of like...
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    Yes, those were the last Rosses produced. Most...

    Yes, those were the last Rosses produced. Most as best I can tell went to the Middle East after service with the British. Pretty much all of the ones I have seen have a large serial number stamped...
  20. For Sale: WWII German Schiessbecher Gewehr grenatgerat grenade launcher

    Selling my Gewehr Grenatgerat (Schiessbecher) set. Complete, in its leather pouch. Levelling bubble in the sight portion is intact. Has the adjustment tool. Serial number of the launcher does not...
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    Some Neill optical sights

    Here are some photos of a Neill sight I picked up many years ago. Fascinating article, and sheds some good insight (no pun intended) into these sights.

    Ed
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    Looks like it spent a few years down the left...

    Looks like it spent a few years down the left hand hole of a two seater outhouse. Or in the bottom of a horse trough. Or up in a hayloft. Poor thing!

    Ed
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    Indeed. Separate weapons drops was one of the...

    Indeed. Separate weapons drops was one of the things which cost the German parachute regiment so heavily at Crete.

    Ed
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    I think the only "airborne" stuff associated with...

    I think the only "airborne" stuff associated with that scope is the horses*** flying in the description.

    Ed

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    That is very cool! Wonder if the bullet was...

    That is very cool! Wonder if the bullet was nearly spent or it it passed through another clip first? I wouldn't have thought one cartridge would stop a close range bullet. Reminds me of the movie...
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