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  1. Nope, butt marking disc on a No5....., me neither...

    Nope, butt marking disc on a No5....., me neither and I have seen one or two No5's towards the end of the 60's in Malaya a lot of the new replacement woodwork was simply converted No4 woodwork. It...
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    To say that there isn't a lot of info about these...

    To say that there isn't a lot of info about these bayonets on this very forum beggars belief.............. If I was you I'd take the grips off it, put the screws and nuts back in and send it to...
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    Good to hear from you again Muffer. But back...

    Good to hear from you again Muffer.

    But back to the original thread. The trouble with 'home gunsmiths' using scotchbrite or even fine sandpaper etc etc is that they will insist in rounding off...
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    Luckily, yoiu, me and Muffer were all of the same...

    Luckily, yoiu, me and Muffer were all of the same serving era BAR so we're all on the same wavelength so to speak. Talking of which, ain't heard from Muffer for a while. Where are you Muffer?
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    Brian is right. Our linseed tanks were...

    Brian is right. Our linseed tanks were pleasantly warm to hot when you put your hands into it. If you are bent on health and safety etc etc and didn't take kindly to the work practices in our big...
  6. The real problem with the old Taylor Hobsons, the...

    The real problem with the old Taylor Hobsons, the Kershaws, Watsons and PB's is one of economics! If you are offered a pair cheap and they need anything doing to them then it's simply not worth...
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    Definately beech or birch I would say and I think...

    Definately beech or birch I would say and I think that a lot of these last Mk2's came out with VERY pale natural wood. Obviously hot linseed dipped of course but I say that it probably came as a...
  8. Personally, I would say that it is a worn or...

    Personally, I would say that it is a worn or totally washed-out standard sling that's had a hard life in the tropics and faded as did everything! Used to find that everyone kept an old spare one in...
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    The later guns had the facility for the screw-on...

    The later guns had the facility for the screw-on or dimpled triggermech cover which made the trigger mech covers interchangeable between Mk2 and 3 guns. If a Mk2 had screws and dimpled recesses then...
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    No2 revolver and No4 rifle but they were roll...

    No2 revolver and No4 rifle but they were roll impressed. They were just a continuation of the older No1 rifles
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    The crown, date and Enfield logo took 12 minutes...

    The crown, date and Enfield logo took 12 minutes to engrave using the pantograph engraver so was the first thing to go in about Sept/Oct 1940 (at the end/start of the C-D number range). during the...
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    For Sale: Mk5 Sten Gun butt, plain, brand new

    Have 2x Mk5 wood Sten gun butts for sale. Bare, no fittings to replace the old tat on yours. 20 each UK postage paid
    Peter Laidler
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    Dating one to within a few years is very fraught...

    Dating one to within a few years is very fraught because some early features such as the cocking handle were upgraded - as were the screws v dimples, solid v fabricated sears etc
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    That was ours, the mine on the beach. The train...

    That was ours, the mine on the beach. The train ambush was filmed at the old sidings at GEMAS. Yep, must see it again when a bit of nostalgic humour comes along

    The top picture there is Selerang...
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    A few of our blokes were extras in The Virgin...

    A few of our blokes were extras in The Virgin Soldiers, filmed in Malaya in 1968/9. The ones playing on the beach were all from the LAD. You can tell who were the real crunchies as they were all...
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    Mmmmmm....., Re your last para, I'm not quite...

    Mmmmmm....., Re your last para, I'm not quite sure that you are on the same page as me regarding our tanks Sunray. I'm sure that they both use the same main L7 Ordnance
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    The problem is that, as I see it, tanks are a...

    The problem is that, as I see it, tanks are a status symbol of the past. If you thought that MILAN spelled the end of the road for tanks, then JAVELIN certainly has put paid to them. Look at it...
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    Yes Jim. I remember everyone trying to skive off...

    Yes Jim. I remember everyone trying to skive off the mil training periods, using all sorts of rubbish excuses....., the sick, lame and lazy, the clerks and the cooks with more important jobs to be...
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    It's a bit like pulling teeth but did anyone else...

    It's a bit like pulling teeth but did anyone else get the joke in thread 8 where I referred to a magicians wand for 'cunning stunts' and the .410 shot for 'stunning xunts'? Oh well......., I tried !
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    I think that we had a few cack-handers or left...

    I think that we had a few cack-handers or left eye dominant shooters but as I seem to recall, in the 60's and well into the 70's, the MT wing sadists (the Military Training Wing) trainers didn't...
  21. They certainly weren't junked!!!! They were...

    They certainly weren't junked!!!! They were relatively valuable and classed as V&A, Valuable and Attractive stores and subject to close security. They would always be repaired except when the crap...
  22. My advice would verge between tread VERY...

    My advice would verge between tread VERY carefully and don't bother yourself. You will be dealing with sintered cheap aluminium alloy, part threaded radiuses, left hand threads 10BA x 3/32" long...
  23. As a little bit extra, the frame was machined etc...

    As a little bit extra, the frame was machined etc etc but WITHOUT the cover plate screw or axis pin holes. A side plate was hand finished by skilled bench fitters to exactly fit a revolver frame. ...
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    We used to call them 'cack-handers'. I'd...

    We used to call them 'cack-handers'. I'd forgotten about the 84mm Charlie Gee Jim. The gun with the biggest bang you could ever imagine. Incidentally, it was the Mk2 Bren flash eliminator that was...
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    It's just that the little things remind you. The...

    It's just that the little things remind you. The other day it was a call from a friend about Bren barrel nuts and I remembered a small MI (that's a miscellaneous instruction) that came out that...
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