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    :rofl:

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  2. And the blade adjustment tool for the No.4...

    And the blade adjustment tool for the No.4 doesn't work on the No.5 and the special ones for the No.5 are made of unobtanium..... :surrender:
    Fortunately, I haven't had need to changing mine, as it...
  3. Thread: BSA M20

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    Yeah, happy times, had good fun with that,...

    Yeah, happy times, had good fun with that, alongside a group of others with WD bikes and other vehicles in our group that represented the veterans of the 43rd Recce.

    It was restored but not a full...
  4. Thread: BSA M20

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    You're getting me all nostalgic for when I had my...

    You're getting me all nostalgic for when I had my WD-M20........

    Here's me about 20-21 years ago :o with my 1940 WD-M20.
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    My Mum's older sister narrowly missed being...

    My Mum's older sister narrowly missed being killed/injured on 14th March 1945, when the last V1 to land west of the centre of London (air-launched) landed on the RAOC factory in Greenford, killing 14...
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    Found my Kerr sling, I had kept it :thup:

    Found my Kerr sling, I had kept it :thup:
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    I think I might still have one, which I took off...

    I think I might still have one, which I took off my de-act M1A1 Thompson when I sold it before the de-act laws changed, but it may have gone with all the rest of my militaria which I sold to a dealer...
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    I had been hoping to go down on the Tuesday, not...

    I had been hoping to go down on the Tuesday, not only for a wander around on the search for a few odds n ends, but also because Tuesday was 20 years to the day since my friends then 17 year old son...
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    That's what I was think when I saw the slings....

    That's what I was think when I saw the slings.
    Can't make out the red painted fore ends though in the photo.

    One of our rifle club members is very into the history of the HG, and will point him...
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    Those 'Germans' were Irish......hence the use of...

    Those 'Germans' were Irish......hence the use of the No.4, as it had only just been withdrawn from front line service in the Irish Defence Force when the Blue Max was filmed.
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    :mad::mad::mad:

    :mad::mad::mad:
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    Shotgun ammo... Its here... ...

    Shotgun ammo...

    Its here...

    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ammunition/shotgun-ammo/?prefn1=gauge&prefv1=.410%20Bore&brand=.410Bore

    Converting L-E's to .410 single shot was common here in UK...
  13. What an 'orrible thing to do to a 1918 BSA...

    What an 'orrible thing to do to a 1918 BSA SMLE...... :banghead:
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    If a reputed proof fired only Savage (the least...

    If a reputed proof fired only Savage (the least sought after in UK by a collector) is 1k then a similar condition Maltby (quite high sought after by collectors) has to min 1.5k, surely?
    (I do...
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    :move eek: It would be several thousand pounds...

    :move eek:

    It would be several thousand pounds here in the UK, considering I've seen the odd unfired '55 dated Mk2 selling for 1500+ in the UK.
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    Hellcat was very benign to fly compared with...

    Hellcat was very benign to fly compared with other carrier fighters of the time, such as the Corsair, and its excellent handling qualities, ruggedness and easy of maintaining along with it being a...
  17. Thread: Savage Sniper

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    Or was it just pure random which 'less telescope'...

    Or was it just pure random which 'less telescope' rifles remained unfinished?

    As Simon at Highwoodclassic has had a lovely 'less telescope' T for sale for a while now, and its a '44 dated N serial...
  18. Steve does indeed........however, these SA HD's...

    Steve does indeed........however, these SA HD's were not ever WD, nor lend lease supply, as they were ordered direct by the Union of SA, and before US entered the war, hence they were built as HD...
  19. Yes, BS381C - 361 is the right one. Also, its...

    Yes, BS381C - 361 is the right one.

    Also, its very likely these were all made in the USA in either a standard civilian colour, (or if production after Jan/Feb 1942) in US Army No.9 Olive Drab and...
  20. Correct (or any ex-British colony area)

    Correct (or any ex-British colony area)
  21. OK, scrap that, just checked my book on wartime...

    OK, scrap that, just checked my book on wartime motorcycles, and noted that SA bought a load of 1200 side-car outfits and 750 solo, all civilian models as the order was direct with HD before USA...
  22. As Peter says, same as British Army. From 6...

    As Peter says, same as British Army.
    From 6 October 1941, a letter was issued by Staff Duties Branch of GHQ Middle East Forces concerning the policy on painting of vehicles in view of the shortage...
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    I know, I've got everything they've were issued...

    I know, I've got everything they've were issued with in the loft - and you forgot the Trouser, Parachutist which was unique issued airborne kit.

    The 1st and 6th AB vets I knew 20 years ago are...
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    Aren't they jumping into France tomorrow, the 5th...

    Aren't they jumping into France tomorrow, the 5th June?

    I see not too many of the guys in British kit are wearing boots, crunchy :D - no doubt for safety reasons, as unlike the US, we deemed a...
  25. Thread: No.32 mk3 maybe

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    I think that's a very likely explanation IMHO.

    I think that's a very likely explanation IMHO.
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