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  1. The British Army MUST have left thousands of...

    The British Army MUST have left thousands of Lee's in Africa as a whole, what with all the campaigns it was engaged in before WW1.
    These early examples, heavily marked with some really interesting...
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    Especially Jim if you are the one hung up with...

    Especially Jim if you are the one hung up with boot prints all over your back!:ugh:
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    I remember he spent most of his time at...

    I remember he spent most of his time at Netheravon freefalling. He was an RAF Regiment Officer before transferring into 2 PARA.
    I didn't know him personally, but did some historical stuff on his...
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    Certainly a fear I have had for many years and I...

    Certainly a fear I have had for many years and I am sure I'm not alone.
    Some of the scribble MUST have been done by men on moonshine or its equivalent, or they have the DT's and served with a Bomb...
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    ...................and to think men were trained...

    ...................and to think men were trained to lay on barbed wire so others could run over them.:bow:
    Sod that for a game of soldiers :lol:
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    Very moving and lots of smoke in eyes I can tell...

    Very moving and lots of smoke in eyes I can tell you, lost some good friends there.........but as the saying goes "Paratroopers don't cry" which unfortunately isn't true, as I one night on a night...
  7. In answer to the question, I would say that the...

    In answer to the question, I would say that the Irish Contract rifles do have a soft spot in the United States and well worth seeking out, because of the sheer heritage of many U.S families with that...
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    This photo shows the use of 7.62 LMG mags on L1A1...

    This photo shows the use of 7.62 LMG mags on L1A1 rifles during the attack on Goose Green.
    Dave Parr on the left holds the rifle, wounded and casevac'd out of the fight a week earlier asked to...
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    BATTLE FOR GOOSE GREEN

    Last night and today was the 38th Anniversary of the Battle for Goose Green in the Falklands War where 450 men of The Second Battalion The Parachute Regiment defeated an overwhelming dug in and...
  10. Well Frank, I had the pleasure of being a guest...

    Well Frank, I had the pleasure of being a guest onboard when you were offshore on Malta in 1967. Great ship, great crew.....................great times of the past.
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    Sgreg, Totally agree on trying to obtain the...

    Sgreg,
    Totally agree on trying to obtain the finer details on the makeup of the L42A1 rifle, and what manufacture marks should be on them, is for the Lee Enfield section mate, another expert area to...
  12. Thread: L1A1 VIDEO

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    Nice one:thup:

    Nice one:thup:
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    Take it to a professional firearms expert/dealer...

    Take it to a professional firearms expert/dealer if you are unsure about the action. NEVER take a chance!
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    Sgreg, Your Lee Enfield L42A1 rifle serial...

    Sgreg,
    Your Lee Enfield L42A1 rifle serial number 13328 was batch number 50 delivered to Donnington Secure Building 69/671 on the 20th January 1972 as part of a batch size of 28.
    Gil
  15. Jim, Thanks for that. Just shows what a simple...

    Jim,
    Thanks for that. Just shows what a simple little old gun it was all round, laying lead down when it was needed.
    Its all education, and I never knew LUGER had such a beast on the operational...
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    Certainly armour piercing rounds used in the...

    Certainly armour piercing rounds used in the thicker plate there John, which as I said earlier was not uncommon as they stepped up their weaponry from the .303 to .50 and others in the rear turrets...
  17. Amazing and simple using gravity to feed the...

    Amazing and simple using gravity to feed the rounds like the Owen SMG and inverting the Lugers upside down. Cocking them must have been a pleasure upside down. Would love to see one of those rattling...
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    Real shame he wasn't taken out by the two snipers...

    Real shame he wasn't taken out by the two snipers could have saved thousands of allied lives and brought the war to an earlier end!! That and the Satchell bomb at the Wolfs Lair put down by the great...
  19. Jim, Yes also its sister which had two magazines...

    Jim,
    Yes also its sister which had two magazines side by side with two actions, incredible piece of engineering.
  20. FURRER M1919 SMG BASED ON THE LUGER PISTOLE 08

    I suppose being half German I should have taken more of an interest into one of the worlds finest machined pistols before now. I bought a book sometime ago on the LUGER and its origins and found some...
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    Yes with Golfers and fishermen allowed to take...

    Yes with Golfers and fishermen allowed to take back their sport (for the time being) until the 2nd wave, us range men have been denied. A simple solution to managing a range, leave it with the RO...
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    I believe they moved over to tracer at the same...

    I believe they moved over to tracer at the same time as armour piercing rounds when they were having a real job hitting the night fighter targets at night from the rear of the Lancs. This was the...
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    RAF Babdown Farm 1939-1948 situated just South of...

    RAF Babdown Farm 1939-1948 situated just South of Tetbury in Gloucestershire.

    RAF Babdown was built in 1939/ 40 as a satellite station for RAF Hullavington and was in the main originally a grass...
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    John, Better on here rather than texting. Some...

    John,
    Better on here rather than texting. Some facts not commonly known. My dad was RAF based at Gransden Lodge Airfield which was a Lancaser Pathfinder field about three miles from where I live...
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Pete thats how you spell...

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Pete thats how you spell B.......cks I was wondering. I think its a sales pitch that 22 SAS one BFPO 44 was Gutersloh as well, but heyho who knows how many Post Offices we had over...
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