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    Next Summer

    Next Summer
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    It used to be said that if you need a bayonet on...

    It used to be said that if you need a bayonet on a sub machine gun, then you REALLY do need a bayonet!!!!! The last means of true mechanical defiance..

    I have never seen the colour illustrations...
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    I have to say that I never saw or even heard of...

    I have to say that I never saw or even heard of something like this in my time, from Cadets at my boarding school in 1960 or so onwards. 2 mags wasn't going to make a difference as BAR says. ...
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    At the start of the programme the MoD requirement...

    At the start of the programme the MoD requirement was codified along with the number required, almost 1100. The main Ordnance depots were ordered to submit their stocks of No4T's to Enfield (via a...
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    What is very interesting are the small amendments...

    What is very interesting are the small amendments , especially the fully amended booklet (1802 above) dated up to 1955 and includes the strange 'safety or anti rebound thinggy....... Quite how it...
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    Anyone get the serial number of the early A...

    Anyone get the serial number of the early A prefix Bren?
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    It's a home made lash-up. I could list what's...

    It's a home made lash-up. I could list what's wrong Tyler but my computer doesn't contain enough ink. Sorry, but that's the way it is I'm afraid.
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    Value? I 'acquired' a superb Asahi Pentax Spotmatic...

    I 'acquired' a superb Asahi Pentax Spotmatic camera with a lens (was it 1.2, .4 or .6,) that you could almost take pictures in the dark with. My friend Al 'acquired' a Minolta SRT101 that he said...
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    Value? Chaps.........., please....... The colour of the...

    Chaps.........., please....... The colour of the wood makes no difference and made no difference to us at the sharp end of the Armourers shops, believe me. We fitted or re-fitted what was available...
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    I never saw them as Bren sling hooks

    I never saw them as Bren sling hooks
  11. Thread: Scimitar

    by Peter Laidler
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    But don't forget that this was a Jaguar engine -...

    But don't forget that this was a Jaguar engine - when Jaguar were owned by Brtish Leyland
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    Yes although I've only used oil on and inside the bolt
  13. Thread: Scimitar

    by Peter Laidler
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    The complaint about the Scimitar was that it was...

    The complaint about the Scimitar was that it was neither fish nor fowl. Not big enough gun or range to compete with armour and insufficient armour to defeat even the most mediocre anti-tank in the...
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    That is EXACTLY how to do it, as per thread 5...

    That is EXACTLY how to do it, as per thread 5 pointer above. The No4 and 5 are the same. Done hundreds of 'em!
  15. Yes, that is exactly the stuff. It is medium...

    Yes, that is exactly the stuff. It is medium thickness as opposed to GRAPHITED grease which is runny.
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    TerryLee, my post, thread 8 overleaf, to which...

    TerryLee, my post, thread 8 overleaf, to which you refer, post 16, was meant to be a joke!
  17. It's always remembering when you have got a Sten...

    It's always remembering when you have got a Sten gun that no matter what else and how expensive the other blokes gun is or you COULD have had, it's all you've got. And you can only klll a man so...
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    Wood repairs. There were usually two responses...

    Wood repairs. There were usually two responses when the AMP (that's the Average Member of the Public). The first was he with a long face who'd mutter ' oh...... look at those patches'. Then there...
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    They all got the same magazines from the same Ministry of Supply. In REAL life, you got 10 magazines that worked well with YOUR issue Sten and kept them and the gun together. End of problem. ...
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    As a matter of interest, one of my last bosses...

    As a matter of interest, one of my last bosses refused to sign off the L86 LSW for service........ But someone did!

    I'm minded to ask Clarkie above the following. If the current but oh-so-slow...
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    Roger, in answer to yours at Q6, yes, they did...

    Roger, in answer to yours at Q6, yes, they did according to a dealers table I saw recently. DP =- Durban Police. The OTHER DP only relates to the UK apparently
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    1800....... xxxx me!
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    Dunno Roy. Wot's he asking? At the right price...

    Dunno Roy. Wot's he asking? At the right price and with a fixer with spares handy it could be worth a punt as they say. But looking at it again the range and deflection thumbscrews just need...
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    No need I'd say. They would be simplicity itself...

    No need I'd say. They would be simplicity itself to back engineer. Or a letter to BMS&T
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    Let the dog see the rabbit chaps...... It...

    Let the dog see the rabbit chaps...... It started its life as a Mk1 and someone in the past has chopped off the anti-rotation block AND the underside of the locking segment collar rings in order to...
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