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    At least the Chinese repros have stamped...

    At least the Chinese repros have stamped lettering as the originals!
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    Sad to say, those very same streets would...

    Sad to say, those very same streets would probably have been totslly bare in 1918, with many miners joining the Royal Engineers and the Tunnel Units!
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    FILM FROM THE LAST CENTURY

    There's a few young men featured in these films of 1901 who didn't relaise what was coming in 1914.
    Really good quality with unblurred movement capturing the coal miners of the day of all ages!!
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    I can confirm as an aforementioned "POLICE...

    I can confirm as an aforementioned "POLICE MARKSMAN" that the rifles had more Parker Hale stuff attributed to them, then any other at the time.

    They did in fact come with the strap shown above as...
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    Yes Peenemunde was hammered by all Air Forces...

    Yes Peenemunde was hammered by all Air Forces including the Americans, but they still delivered a massive blow to London whilst it operated from there.
    The delivery method was then swithced by...
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    breakeyp, Malta only had the Royal Malta...

    breakeyp,
    Malta only had the Royal Malta Artillery Regiment so not them mate!;)
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    Saw hundreds of No4 's boxed at Seletar in...

    Saw hundreds of No4 's boxed at Seletar in Singapore in 1973 if that helps.
    NZ were in charge of the camp in those days, not sure why as it was always an RAF camp.

    I was just a British soldier...
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    Interesting subject the V1 or Vengeance Weapon,...

    Interesting subject the V1 or Vengeance Weapon, and logged quite comprehensively at the IWM Duxford.
    It was indeed launched from a modified Heinkel He 111 bomber, and underslung under the fuselage...
  9. Well Dirty Doc, Lot there to pick...

    Well Dirty Doc,
    Lot there to pick from.............not really sure what you want to hear.
    But I suppose I'll leave it to someone your side of the pond, as serial numbers washed out in any country,...
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    Jim, Could be they were destined for Ireland,...

    Jim,
    Could be they were destined for Ireland, but it could also be that because he was Irish, I am putting 2 and 2 together.
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    Uhhhhhhhh Jim, ..................everybody???...

    Uhhhhhhhh Jim, ..................everybody??? That old Gun Boat diplomacy is coming back to haunt us Brits, not many friends left I'm afraid, so in answer to my question who knows the truth!!
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    THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

    Read the facts surrounding this little "try on". He alledgely had a Sig Sauer P226 blank firing handgun, with a barrel converted to fire live ammunition was the first weapon to be discovered, which...
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    Anglo clearly used some fine measurements to make...

    Anglo clearly used some fine measurements to make theirs stand out from the rest
    GGG was the only thing mine fired without too much hassle, but I must admit never tried my own loads.:thup:
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    Waco, Is that my old rifle? Did you get it from...

    Waco,
    Is that my old rifle? Did you get it from Simon, Hythe sight and all?
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    Sadly, poor Winston has a lot to answer...

    Sadly, poor Winston has a lot to answer for......................but as always hindsight is a wonderful thing!!
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    Those collaborators certainly had a very rough...

    Those collaborators certainly had a very rough time after the war. All for a bit extra....amazing what they would do for scraps
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    :lol::lol: See the Aircon unit is all doors and...

    :lol::lol: See the Aircon unit is all doors and hatches open in that heat!!
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    Cinders, There'll be nothing wrong with it. I...

    Cinders,
    There'll be nothing wrong with it. I have a Parker Hale tin of oil used in the Boer War still good!!
    The tins worth more than the oil ha ha:lol:
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    For interest and clearly the P14's came in later....

    For interest and clearly the P14's came in later. Here are two images of the RMLI one in Ostend WW1 and the other dated 1914:
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    :lol::lol::lol: Brian yes spot on with that...

    :lol::lol::lol: Brian yes spot on with that observation.

    John, Don't start me off. I regret selling mine last year, it was a real pain in competitions. Straight pulling anything, when the barrel...
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    Oscar Foxtrot, If he was issued it in WW2 highly...

    Oscar Foxtrot,
    If he was issued it in WW2 highly probable something was changed, bearing in mind its a early 2oth century weapon.
    Keep it as clean as it is and try and shoot it if you can, all...
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    John, Looking out for that De Lorean with all...

    John,
    Looking out for that De Lorean with all the kit in it................that'll get me back in time accurately!!
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    Geoff, Ditto.................with all the...

    Geoff,
    Ditto.................with all the politics surrounding guns here, it can only get worse. WW2+ Motorcycles much more enjoyable. No phones, no nagging, no shopping whooppee One life Live...
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    Might seek out a legal US range next time I'm...

    Might seek out a legal US range next time I'm over where I can shoot a "proper" SLR, I know where there are a few that side of the pond in ex Police hands ;)
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    John, Regardless...............oh for building a...

    John,
    Regardless...............oh for building a time machine. :lol:
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