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    Many officers wore their lanyard through the...

    Many officers wore their lanyard through the epaulette on the same side (normally left) so that any shoulder weapon could be used without it tangling or interfering with the lanyard.
    Just a choice...
  2. THE SNIPER RIFLE THAT WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE THEORY BACK IN 1998

    Sad that in this period Parker Hale went through its sell off to Bremmer Arms/Modular Industries and nothing ever came of both these projects otherwise things may have been so different in Military...
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    So going by what Peter says, my rifle which...

    So going by what Peter says, my rifle which recieved a direct hit on the action whilst being carried across LCpl Nige Eyers back on the battle of Tumbledon mountain where he received his injury...
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    Nice one mate................LEST WE FORGET

    Nice one mate................LEST WE FORGET
  5. Thread: The trio

    by Gil Boyd
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    Cinders, "Show me yours I'll show you mine"

    Cinders,
    "Show me yours I'll show you mine"
  6. I think the way the world is going, many...

    I think the way the world is going, many countries are becoming more insular, and gun awareness is always a good thing, and has to be responsibly taught, if we are to be a better place.
    Lets see how...
  7. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh........that must be what the...

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh........that must be what the Russians are doing it for, lol :bow:
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    Giove, Not likely to see an angry man in the...

    Giove,
    Not likely to see an angry man in the Navy are they.............except on a pub crawl in Genoa :lol:
  9. I chuckled when I saw the article, as my sister...

    I chuckled when I saw the article, as my sister in law is a teacher in Suffolk for 4-5 year olds, and has 25 in her class, 7 of which, she has to change their nappies on a regular basis!!!:D
  10. RUSSIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN TAUGHT TO STRIP/ASSEMBLE AK47's

    Russian students to be taught how to assemble AK-47s in themed lessons - Business Insider

    Clearly feel threatened by someone:madsmile:
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    Not in this Kingdom anyway, the only time that it...

    Not in this Kingdom anyway, the only time that it ever got traction here briefly, was when the RAF Regiment had a new boss who wanted all Royal events rifle carriers to have shiny bayonets!;)
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  12. Thread: Scimitar

    by Gil Boyd
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    One big problem in the early days as they were...

    One big problem in the early days as they were being trialled at Long Valley in Aldershot was the tracks came off and rode over the turret taking anyone's head off as they sat out on the lip!
  13. Thread: Scimitar

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    Sadly John, Just weren't used to their true...

    Sadly John, Just weren't used to their true potential on that occasion. Things could have gone Pete Tong during the war, and they, as the reserve would have been used to Supplement the PARA's/Royal...
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    Value? Roy, I would agree on price just for the rifle...

    Roy,
    I would agree on price just for the rifle at 3K but the L42 is what people are willing to pay for them as with many many rifles currently.
    I say good luck to you Mike and I am sure someone...
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    Value? View Post

    Mike,
    Go for 3500 - 4500 thats fair beyond all measure, and my experience on the rifle itself. Good luck;)
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    Value? Oh well on that basis........everything including...

    Oh well on that basis........everything including the kitchen sink can't miss the centre of a figure 12 at 600m metres and a great war story to boot. Its yours for 15K. :thup::lol:
  17. Mick, We used to wear them that way on the...

    Mick,
    We used to wear them that way on the border because the old Vietnam hand me down body armour was worn under the PRA smocks and to wear the 58 or 44 pattern yokes were a nightmare. Looked...
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    Value? Mick, Absolutely not about in the 70's but gaffa...

    Mick,
    Absolutely not about in the 70's but gaffa tape and face veil did the job admirably. Yes the old ASAHI issue 35mm which I had in the Int Section. Great little camera and things always looked...
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    Value? The reality was you used matt green sniper tape...

    The reality was you used matt green sniper tape and broke up all surfaces that reflected anything, so it really is, as Peter says immaterial what colour the wood was ;)
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    Value? Promo, Yes sometimes its eye catching when done...

    Promo,
    Yes sometimes its eye catching when done like that, but if the rifle has good clean blonde wood now, I would leave it as it was.
    My L42 was written off during the Falklands War and brought...
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    Value? Mike, Ask on here mate, you will get an honest...

    Mike,
    Ask on here mate, you will get an honest value IMHO from members, but Richard at Devizes would also balance that out with an good value.
    Its on the list and a good 71 bring back to life...
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    Value? Certainly any provenance would help the value,...

    Certainly any provenance would help the value, and any digging around on the serial number, which you can PM me and I will search the records we hold for you if you wish, to give you some indication,...
  23. Old Tanker, It was on Youtube until recently,...

    Old Tanker,
    It was on Youtube until recently, but sadly taken down. I will see if there is another way of letting you get access abroad.
  24. Mick, Quite right in terms of the bedding....

    Mick,

    Quite right in terms of the bedding. When we built Bessbrook in 72-73 to accomodate Scouts and Sioux choppers in the Primary School at the top end of the village, it was solid scratchers not...
  25. Thread: Scimitar

    by Gil Boyd
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    Geoff, As well as..............another story....

    Geoff,
    As well as..............another story.
    When I interviewed Brigadier David Morgan OBE Commandant of the 1/7th Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles down in the Falklands for my book, he never...
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