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  1. It's very interesting and I would love to have...

    It's very interesting and I would love to have seen some pics of the Maltby haul!

    "I see wonderful things" As Howard Carter would have said....

    Many of these WW2 factories and facilities were...
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    Absolutely, some great news in rather dark times,...

    Absolutely, some great news in rather dark times, the prodigal son returns!
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    I was just about to suggest Ishapore reworks and...

    I was just about to suggest Ishapore reworks and scrubbing.....

    I looked at a typical Ishapore reworked No4 early last year belonging to a mate, virtually no original markings or subcontractors...
  4. Absolutely superb Georg, wonderful addition to...

    Absolutely superb Georg, wonderful addition to your collection, like Jim I would love to see that one up close.

    I wouldn't touch or change a thing, just clean and oil!

    That's a very rare museum...
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    I use a very similar set up, bought on eBay for...

    I use a very similar set up, bought on eBay for 6 and use it with my phone and inspection mirror at the muzzle, in conjunction with the built in light turned down to minimum.

    I tend to use the...
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    Absolutely, I certainly wouldn't have got my M1A1...

    Absolutely, I certainly wouldn't have got my M1A1 Carbine if the Italians hadn't stored it...

    The only live examples here (excluding the handful imported in 2018) are the small number in certain...
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    A very Happy new year to all our fellow...

    A very Happy new year to all our fellow milsurpers!

    Here in the UK we now have two vaccines available and they are planning to ramp up to reach 2 million a week by the end of January, happy days!
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    What amazes me Georg, is the fact that the...

    What amazes me Georg, is the fact that the Italians kept all this gear until very recently!

    Most over European countries got rid of surplus WW2 equipment years ago...

    Why on earth would they...
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    It's curious, a lot of Carbine parts I get my...

    It's curious, a lot of Carbine parts I get my hands on in the UK come from France and Italy, Walnut and beech stocks etc.

    I would think the availability of early parts would largely depend on how...
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    On a related thread, I seem to recall reading...

    On a related thread, I seem to recall reading that captured .303 Bren guns were used by the Germans in POW camps.

    It would make sense to use captured SMLE's for similar duties, i.e much carried...
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    What a stunning example,lovely, I would very...

    What a stunning example,lovely, I would very happily give her a good home....

    "However, the groove was just whispering to me to fill it..... I could not resist....."

    Said the Vicar to the...
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    "it led me to a lesbian porn site, don't think...

    "it led me to a lesbian porn site, don't think that's the answer" It is the answer, just too a different question!
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    Here in the UK national lockdowns have given way...

    Here in the UK national lockdowns have given way to regional measures.

    Rates are increasing, UK deaths are over 60,000.

    Still, 'so' many people here are taking the p*ss and not protecting the...
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    Excellent idea, do you guys think I've got enough...

    Excellent idea, do you guys think I've got enough time to buy a dog and train it to retrieve 'the right' type of rifle in the time left before Santa arrives?
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    Just like my M1A1 Georg, those Italians keep...

    Just like my M1A1 Georg, those Italians keep coming up with interesting classics!
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    Good catch Georg, she's a lovely early example!...

    Good catch Georg, she's a lovely early example! You certainly manage to get your hands on some great rifles!

    Any idea re the origins of the batch?
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    Could be Jim, or 1971.....

    Could be Jim, or 1971.....
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    Nice save....!

    Nice save....!
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    Interesting Jim, never seen an rubber 1A1, must...

    Interesting Jim, never seen an rubber 1A1, must be for film work I would guess?
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    Rather rotten L1!

    Hi all, I came across this picture online and wondered what the story was.

    As we can see, the L1A1 is in a later spec with plastic and three slot flash hider, but looks like it's been buried for...
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    Don't worry about it Charlie, we all make...

    Don't worry about it Charlie, we all make mistakes and it came from flagging up a genuine concern.....
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    Exactly the same Bob, thanks for posting... ...

    Exactly the same Bob, thanks for posting...

    ---------- Post added at 12:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:17 AM ----------



    It could well be Charlie, very lightly stamped.....
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    Type III Walnut stock markings

    Morning all,

    I've managed to get my hands on an alternative stock for my M1A1.

    I've already got a pot belly post war Birch stock, but I wanted a WW2 example to go with it.

    I received a nice...
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    Very interesting piece Charlie, thanks for...

    Very interesting piece Charlie, thanks for posting mate....:beerchug:
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    I must admit, I saw it, thought 'might be good'...

    I must admit, I saw it, thought 'might be good' (tempering my expectations by the strange Netflix mix of excellence and appalling), I saw it was animated and stopped....

    I shall try again....
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