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    My maternal Grandmother's older brother was KIA...

    My maternal Grandmother's older brother was KIA going over the top in the first wave out of the trenches of the 7th KOSB, on the opening day of the Battle of Loos, 25th Sept 1915, chances are that...
  2. Yes, just the other day the episode of World At...

    Yes, just the other day the episode of World At War covering the Blitz was being shown on Freeview TV, and there was the interview with a couple that where she described losing both her children and...
  3. I might have been lucky then, as this morning I...

    I might have been lucky then, as this morning I got sent a photo of the one my mate ordered for me, which arrived at his place in California yesterday, and it looks NOS from the photo, and from his...
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  5. Well I shot 900 yrds at Bisley with my 4(T)...

    Well I shot 900 yrds at Bisley with my 4(T) yesterday with my club, and I was the only one not using a battle rifle all the others were shooting 7.62 HB target No.4's with PH5C aperture...
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    Our club 300 yrd shoot isn't till Remembrance...

    Our club 300 yrd shoot isn't till Remembrance Sunday (assuming we're not in another lockdown by then) so I'll probably just take the No.5 and K98k to that one....although with my eyes, there's high...
  7. Thread: BLUE MAX

    by GeeRam
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    I know that feeling...:rofl: Or everyone using...

    I know that feeling...:rofl:

    Or everyone using 1873 SAA's when the setting is supposed to be just after the end of the Civil War.
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    Back in the 1990's I knew a good few veterans of...

    Back in the 1990's I knew a good few veterans of Operation Epsom, all from the other division involved, 43rd Wessex Division, they were mostly all involved in the battle for Hill 112.
    I was involved...
  9. Thread: BLUE MAX

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    It was filmed entirely in Eire, so all the extras...

    It was filmed entirely in Eire, so all the extras were serving Irish Army, and they had shed loads of Lee-Enfields over there at the time........I doubt there were many G98's in Eire in the mid 60's....
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    Well I shot 900 yrds at Bisley with the 4(T) this...

    Well I shot 900 yrds at Bisley with the 4(T) this morning, but heat haze at the temps climbed into the high 20's was an issue for the guys shooting 7.62 HB target No.4's with PH5C aperture...
  11. If its a caked in cosmoline as the OP mentioned,...

    If its a caked in cosmoline as the OP mentioned, they'll think its pre-lubed :rofl:
  12. Being an ex-pat Londoner, he's already informed...

    Being an ex-pat Londoner, he's already informed me that he's going to mark it up as a "Rubber Butt Plug"

    :slap:
  13. I messaged my mate in California, and he sent a...

    I messaged my mate in California, and he sent a screen shot back confirming he had the right thing and he's now ordered one for me.
  14. Its a problem I'd like to have as I wish I could...

    Its a problem I'd like to have as I wish I could get hold of a NOS butt pad for a No.5.

    An old mate of mine used to use the dishwasher to clean his engine parts when rebuilding his motorbike...
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    :crying: Mind you, you could buy a 3 bed...

    :crying:

    Mind you, you could buy a 3 bed semi-detached for about 10k.....and good old 5 Star leaded fuel was about 50p per gallon.
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    My late mother used to work there.

    My late mother used to work there.
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    Well spotted sir, you have very good eyes...! ...

    Well spotted sir, you have very good eyes...!

    Now, you've mentioned it, I can just see the tiny bit of of the butt side plate where it wraps under the toe of the butt stock.....!!

    That makes it...
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    Well, its got a cupped butt plate, so likely not...

    Well, its got a cupped butt plate, so likely not much more than 18 months old. Afrika Korps supply route to North Africa was pretty strangled by late 42/early 43, so probably from any re-supply that...
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    Looking at the terrain, most likely Battle of...

    Looking at the terrain, most likely Battle of Kasserine Pass in Feb 43, which was the first battle between US and German/Italian ground troops IIRC.

    I visited the area 20 years ago, and even then...
  20. I was there too, they 'hit' right in front of...

    I was there too, they 'hit' right in front of where I was standing......

    The crowd just went silent......millisecs later all you could here was the clatter of hundreds of motordrives clattering...
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    The Greek HXP 303 stuff is most likely from the...

    The Greek HXP 303 stuff is most likely from the stuff made for the MOD in the early 1980's for the cadet force who were still using the No.4, so its not even 40 years old.
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    I found this mark-up online of a standard 303...

    I found this mark-up online of a standard 303 zero target, with added check dims, and was wondering if there's a mathematical formula for calculating the ranges from the zero point or existing 300...
  23. Thread: ENFIELD .45acp

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    I have that problem with my 4(T) at 900 yrds on...

    I have that problem with my 4(T) at 900 yrds on the electronic targets.....so have stopped shooting with my club at that distance, as has another member with a P17 (although I would have thought...
  24. From that NAO report, it appears we haven't...

    From that NAO report, it appears we haven't bought much in the way of any ordinance yet.....so, that might still be wishful thinking :madsmile:
  25. That's why the RN/RAF have the ski-ramp for...

    That's why the RN/RAF have the ski-ramp for take-off, and are training for using the SRVL (Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing) method rather than the vertical landing method used in the Harrier days.
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