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  1. Sticky: Roy, When he mentioned he had these No 42 scopes...

    Roy,
    When he mentioned he had these No 42 scopes for sale, and knowing they have no turrets, I did wonder myself how easy it would be to use them in the traditional way.
    I am not a great lover of...
  2. Sticky: ARMALON and its engineering capability MUST be...

    ARMALON and its engineering capability MUST be second to none in this country, having seen the specific lathes Peter has there on site on a recent visit.

    For the enthusiast..................He has...
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    Daan...............probably just as the Chinese...

    Daan...............probably just as the Chinese came into the MOD supply chain:D
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    Always taught to hold the rifle firmly, you...

    Always taught to hold the rifle firmly, you certainly can't do that with plastic, especially in wet weather:madsmile:
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    John, Have to agree 1973 was pre plastic crap. ...

    John,
    Have to agree 1973 was pre plastic crap.
    We started to identify CROWS...."new" lads as we called them, by their black plastic issue rifles, cos they couldn't get any of us sensible lot, (who...
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    Yes definately a UN tour by 1 PARA in 1976.;)

    Yes definately a UN tour by 1 PARA in 1976.;)
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    Yes, thanks for that Jim. Timelines and our...

    Yes, thanks for that Jim. Timelines and our memories often go crazy and I often mix tours in NI up as we did so many like lots of Regiments.
    Shooting teams were selected dependent on where the...
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    Jim, Thanks for that mate. Can't remember 1 PARA...

    Jim,
    Thanks for that mate. Can't remember 1 PARA doing a UN tour in Cyprus in 1973, I know elements of 2 PARA were there in 1974 during the Turkish Invasion filling sandbags on route back from...
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    Interesting, must have preferred him as an...

    Interesting, must have preferred him as an actor.;)
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    I often wonder if Gary Cooper did Yorky credit in...

    I often wonder if Gary Cooper did Yorky credit in the Sergeant York film he portrayed him in.
    He gave and played the impression of being "one sandwich short of a picnic" which I am sure he was not...
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    Sticky: Sadly not, I will PM you the Museum bank details.

    Sadly not, I will PM you the Museum bank details.
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    Sticky: Jeff, Email sent back via Gmail.;)

    Jeff,
    Email sent back via Gmail.;)
  13. Sticky: Very simple conversion once the .22 liner is out....

    Very simple conversion once the .22 liner is out.
    Bit of advice...............keep the barrels and working parts clean as always, and it will run like a dream, takes two minutes tops.;)
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    My favourite weapon of all time the Gatling Gun,...

    My favourite weapon of all time the Gatling Gun, bolstored by the fact I was present at Fort Bragg when the armourer had one apart on an exchange visit many years ago, and as I have said on this site...
  15. Shame there's a pond between you and this darn...

    Shame there's a pond between you and this darn pandemic .......and of course the HMRC to contend with!!
    Well done to all, nice to see they are as close as can be!;)
    Real shame they didn't have...
  16. John, I have emailed you some of the history on...

    John,
    I have emailed you some of the history on the competition, which the German side of my family could never win. The prizes speak for themselves, and if you bought one of the Emilio Somazzi, of...
  17. Sticky: Steve, Yes they are still available, if you...

    Steve,
    Yes they are still available, if you contact Peter Sarony at Armalon Arms direct with your requirements
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    Mark, Could you put up the relevant page please....

    Mark,
    Could you put up the relevant page please. I was sure it had to be an artilleryman's piece. Imagine carrying that around in addition to all the MG spare parts wallets etc for a Vickers.;)
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    HEAVY MACHINE GUN PIECE OF KIT

    Wondering if anybody has any images or proof that this device was used by Heavy Machine gunners to ascertain the height of a distant house to lay fire down.
    It is a fairly weighty item in immaculate...
  20. Sticky: The M85 had an illustrious career and would have...

    The M85 had an illustrious career and would have served in "some" Police Forces, as the Lee Enfield Enforcer dwindled in interest in some of those Forces who had more money to spend.

    Nuff said on...
  21. Sticky: Merry Christmas, A great present to start the...

    Merry Christmas,
    A great present to start the New Year off.

    Entry 113 PH Ledger.................Parker Hale M85 S/N 00178F was built on the 27th August 1987 mounted in a Green NATO McMillan...
  22. Steve, Nice piece regardless mate, seen some...

    Steve,
    Nice piece regardless mate, seen some service in its time.
  23. Good chance to try the images. Here's a Finnish...

    Good chance to try the images. Here's a Finnish soldier with an example of the rifle sling in colour hope it helps.
  24. Well done Dave:thup:

    Well done Dave:thup:
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    So my appeal to those that haven't yet signed up...

    So my appeal to those that haven't yet signed up as a "Contributing Member", think about that one question you asked back in the day or even getting one answered today by someone who charges you...
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