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    ARVNs.

    ARVNs.
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    No, there is a nice hole in the hole below the...

    No, there is a nice hole in the hole below the turret wear an anti-tank round of some sort did what it was supposed to do. Given that there are other destroyed armoured vehicles in the background,...
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    Hull pierced, hatches still shut, still smoking...

    Hull pierced, hatches still shut, still smoking --- you really don't want to know how bad that is going to smell.
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    Go here: Parts List Schematic | Numrich...

    Go here: Parts List Schematic | Numrich

    They have most of what you will need to restore the rifle. It's worth doing!
  5. Thread: 1,000 Gun Raid

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    This the firearms equivalent of the fishing reel...

    This the firearms equivalent of the fishing reel guys -- https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopify.com/
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    Their were ROK Marines, and the ROK Tiger...

    Their were ROK Marines, and the ROK Tiger Division in Vietnam. I went through Tiger Divison's base camp during one of my
    travels' in 1968. Their discipline rivaled that of the British Army circa...
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    Flying is a potentially dangerous activity as all...

    Flying is a potentially dangerous activity as all of us who fly, or have flown, know too well. We've all lost friends to aircraft accidents or mishaps that were not their doing. I had a mate with...
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    Well done that man!

    Well done that man!
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    There is, or was, a website that listed all the...

    There is, or was, a website that listed all the WWII bases, Aussie and Allied, and their locations and current data. You'd have to google it since I haven't looked for it in a number of years.
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    There are two things about turning aback to the...

    There are two things about turning aback to the departure runway with an engine out in a multi-engine aircraft. First, turning into the 'dead' engine can - as in almost always - cause a spin since...
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    Heat casualty?

    Heat casualty?
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    My guess why they're smiling? Mr. Armour Support...

    My guess why they're smiling? Mr. Armour Support or Mr. Air Support is busy kicking somebody's derriere into oblivion, and they like what they see.
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    Or as my old mate Robert Trupp, aka 'Bobby...

    Or as my old mate Robert Trupp, aka 'Bobby Gripweed' - a Barnaby Boy of old, would say, 'Bull's wool!'
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    That's the only one I've ever seen. Tah.

    That's the only one I've ever seen. Tah.
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    At a guess, possibly a Free French Forces soldier...

    At a guess, possibly a Free French Forces soldier to act as an interpreter.
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    When you say 'live round', do you mean one that...

    When you say 'live round', do you mean one that has been chambered but not fired?

    Can you post a picture of a fired case?
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    Good plan. Having spent some time with 40mm...

    Good plan.

    Having spent some time with 40mm grenade launchers back in the day, which have a higher velocity than a rifle grenade, I can tell you horizontal fire is not recommended.
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    That is definitely a posed for the press photo. ...

    That is definitely a posed for the press photo. Just think how far a rifle grenade aimed horizontally will go before its trajectory puts in on the ground.
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    I would think they make a ballistic sample....

    I would think they make a ballistic sample. (fired bullet W/ rifling marks, and the fired case) then they do a by calibre computer data base search comparing rifling marks, extractor marks, firing...
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    I believe the gap is there for a purpose. Wood,...

    I believe the gap is there for a purpose. Wood, unlike plastic, swells when wet since moisture is absorbed into the grain. Oiling the wood is also done to preserve the wood and reduce swelling....
  21. And yet the original, hand-written War Diary of...

    And yet the original, hand-written War Diary of the 48th Highlanders (15 Battalion CEF) states they were issued 'Enfield rifles" in February 1915 shortly after arriving in France from England where...
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    Seeking the truth of the matter, one is...

    Seeking the truth of the matter, one is confronted with obscuration and the fog of time. Will that particular truth be known? Perhaps not.
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    So what I hear you telling me is that you like...

    So what I hear you telling me is that you like the Ross rifle. Actually so do I. Think it is a great rifle. That said, I believe, as one whose grandfather crawled with a rifle through the mud at...
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    Where shall we begin? Here? The Ross Rifle...

    Where shall we begin?
    Here? The Ross Rifle Scandal - Canada History and Mysteries
    Here? Forces with History -- Official Blog of Robert W Mackay: Sam Hughes and the Ross Rifle
    Here? Ross Rifle |...
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    The 'Dak' has to be the greatest aeroplane ever...

    The 'Dak' has to be the greatest aeroplane ever to be built. Of that, there can be no doubt.

    One thing to remember about the Transport pilots who flew each of the 'drops' is that most of them...
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