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    Being an A.C.U. (Auto Cycle Union) Approved...

    Being an A.C.U. (Auto Cycle Union) Approved helmet, meaning that the helmet pictured in post 1 could be used in UK motorcycle sport perhaps suggests that it offered a little more protection to the...
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    I've also got 2 pairs of goggles which I'll have...

    I've also got 2 pairs of goggles which I'll have to dig out and photograph.
  3. Were any "dummy/decoy airfields" ever built in...

    Were any "dummy/decoy airfields" ever built in the USA a few miles from the real airfield? Hundreds were built in England during WW2 with the purpose of drawing the Luftwaffe away from the real...
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    Early 1950's Motorcycle Helmet

    While looking in my attic recently I came across my late father's early 1950's motorcycle helmet which I thought others here may like to see since there are a few bike enthusiasts on this forum. I...
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    It looks like that the receiver, of the smg on...

    It looks like that the receiver, of the smg on the video, was made just by welding or screwing 2 pieces of 40mm x 40mm x 3mm standard,welded seam, box section steel together. Likewise the grip and...
  6. You got 2 WW1 original 1907 bayonets, a Sanderson...

    You got 2 WW1 original 1907 bayonets, a Sanderson and a Wilkinson, which are 2 of the more common manufacturers. They are not in pristine condition but they are over 100 years old and have probably...
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    There you go, I thought someone would be along...

    There you go, I thought someone would be along with the answer.
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    No, but metric mags are said to fit imperial...

    No, but metric mags are said to fit imperial rifles but not the other way round. I've never tried it.
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    I would suggest being patient because your...

    I would suggest being patient because your original post was only 3 days ago and you have to give people time to respond.

    You will probably find that the answer varies between manufacturers.
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    Yes, but in practice the two threads will fit...

    Yes, but in practice the two threads will fit together fine, without needing to be forced together. When I last measured the external diameter of a 0 BA thread it was 6mm diameter.
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    My 2 repro Para Helmets

    Here are my 2 repro WW2 German para helmets which I purchased 2nd hand off eBay but they were in new condition. They are both basically the same repro helmet by the look of it but one of the previous...
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    No need, I managed to purchase a copy of the...

    No need, I managed to purchase a copy of the G.o.D. a few years ago when I was lucky enough to see one at an affordable price.

    I was just wondering whether or not to get this edition as well.
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    Are the criticisms on some of the Amazon reviews...

    Are the criticisms on some of the Amazon reviews of this book regarding the reproduction of some of the original text and images, from the original book, in this new book unfounded?
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    What markings has it got?

    What markings has it got?
  15. Nope, a tripod extension. (Mainly used for firing...

    Nope, a tripod extension. (Mainly used for firing over high hedges.)
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    I purchased a late unissued example in near mint...

    I purchased a late unissued example in near mint condition a few years ago on the basis that there is a finite number of unissued examples in existence and they will only get less common. I would...
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    Yes that's what I thought.

    Yes that's what I thought.
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    Is it an original stock or a reproduction?

    Is it an original stock or a reproduction?
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    I found that an oil based clear varnish worked ok...

    I found that an oil based clear varnish worked ok without bubbles or blistering when applied with a small, fine modeller's paint brush. The sort of varnish that you may use when decorating your home....
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    It would be somewhat amusing if the original...

    It would be somewhat amusing if the original owner turned out to be another "Richard Todd" and not the actor, but not for the successful bidder.
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    There must be thousands of pieces of kit and...

    There must be thousands of pieces of kit and clothing etc in collections that the owner is unaware of the fact that the object once took part in a famous battle or was once worn by a famous person...
  22. Have you removed the detachable mount adapter to...

    Have you removed the detachable mount adapter to check for markings?
  23. Thanks for the replies and information, chaps.

    Thanks for the replies and information, chaps.
  24. British Airborne Forces Drop No4 rifles in containers?

    Over the weekend, by chance, I just happened to catch the very tail end of a 1960's made WW2 film involving British airborne forces. I didn't catch the name of the film but it did show a jump onto a...
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    It's probably worth speaking to the auction house...

    It's probably worth speaking to the auction house before the auction and explaining the situation to them. A worst case scenario is that they can do nothing to help. Unless one ask it will never be...
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