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  1. Updated and new details added. 149 - Matching...

    Updated and new details added.

    149 - Matching Lower, Barrel and Breech Block. Bipod and Piston Ext are Enfield.

    151 - Enfield Bipod and Breech Block

    153 - All matching, no second barrel
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    Thanks gents, Iíve pretty much done as described except I think Flying10 has identified my issue, to much heat! My steel turns black so I shall try less heat and see if that works. I shall report...
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    How to soft solder?

    Not a how to, but a request to tell me how to.

    Iíve been trying to soft solder mild steel and having zero luck! Iíve got good clean metal and can get the solder to adhere to one piece but not...
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    It could have been donated/taken in to service in...

    It could have been donated/taken in to service in an emergency (WW1, Post Dunkirk etc.) or perhaps it was a commercial sale to foreign military who follow British practices.

    I suppose it could...
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    It must have been filmed in the USA as the gun...

    It must have been filmed in the USA as the gun body is made of a Mk2 front (gas vent/cylinder and barrel locating peg) and the rear is obviously Enfield Mk1.
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  6. Updated and new details added. 149 - Matching...

    Updated and new details added.

    149 - Matching Lower, Barrel and Breech Block. Bipod and Piston Ext are Enfield.

    153 - All matching, no second barrel

    181 - Matching Barrel and Barrel nut,...
  7. Thanks Kev, I've got that number, its one of...

    Thanks Kev, I've got that number, its one of Pauls from Enfieldguns.com (or it was)
  8. Updated and new details added. 149 - Matching...

    Updated and new details added.

    149 - Matching Lower, Barrel and Breech Block. Bipod and Piston Ext are Enfield.

    153 - All matching, no second barrel

    181 - Matching Barrel and Barrel nut,...
  9. Thanks for that Kev, I'll add those details.

    Thanks for that Kev, I'll add those details.
  10. Some noted details so far. 149 - Matching...

    Some noted details so far.

    149 - Matching Lower, Barrel and Breech Block. Bipod and Piston Ext are Enfield.

    153 - All matching, no second barrel

    181 - Matching Barrel and Barrel nut, lower...
  11. Thread: BIPOD

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    From what Iíve read, there is a role pin that should hold the bipod to the missing part. As this part allows the gun to be swivelled on the bipod, this role pin is the week point and shears,...
  12. Thread: BIPOD

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    When I say improved, thatís what the US call it when they weld the 2 sides of the pivot. The one you have has obviously broken so not an improved version lol.
  13. The ZB certainly do but I will need to check my...

    The ZB certainly do but I will need to check my Mk1 to see if that has any FF marks.
  14. Thread: BIPOD

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    Itís the improved M249 Bipod with a part missing.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/11/normal_53653EF772D34E1C91E2BDBC6FB19851j-1.jpg
  15. Thread: Bren Vest

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    I think they were supposed to be for offensive...

    I think they were supposed to be for offensive manoeuvres, whether the name ĎAssault Vestí is another hype like the Jungle Carbine I donít know but it kind of makes sense for the gunner to have mags...
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    I call it a body, but I suppose as said it...

    I call it a body, but I suppose as said it changes with context. Sometimes in some context, i.e. the logistics chain it was called (later in service) ĎThe master componentí. As long as itís not...
  17. Some people will know due to the DP markings and...

    Some people will know due to the DP markings and the holes in the barrel but these holes were often welded closed (but usually still just visible).

    Serial ranges appear to be split roughly, C6274...
  18. Looking for Irish Bren and ZB Serial Numbers

    Hello chaps,

    I'm just adding to the serial database details of the Irish DD Bren Mk1 and ZB guns.

    Would anyone be willing to pass on what the Serial No. of their Mk1 DD Bren or ZB is?

    For...
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    Super, Iíve been looking for a copy for years that wasnít going to cost the earth.

    I sent you a PM regarding STENs and your finest memories.
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    Whenís that new edition due out Peter?
  21. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Thereís an early type that has extra pockets and the later without (I think, but Iím far from an expert).
  22. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Did you get it from eBay recently? For what...

    Did you get it from eBay recently?

    For what itís worth, I think it is genuine as quite a few of this variation have turned up with provenance and in experienced collectors articles. It has been...
  23. Thread: Bren Vest

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    Does it have a small broad arrow stamp and 2...

    Does it have a small broad arrow stamp and 2 numbers like Ď29í?
  24. Thread: BIPOD

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    I think this is more 1970s onwards judging by the...

    I think this is more 1970s onwards judging by the use of spring pins
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    Lots of Lanchesters were sold off in WW2 so it...

    Lots of Lanchesters were sold off in WW2 so it would make sense for the new owners to simply translate the British manual into their own language.

    Iíd imagine you will also find them in Egyptian...
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