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    A 1937 Pattern frog for the 1907 Pattern bayonet....

    A 1937 Pattern frog for the 1907 Pattern bayonet. Possibly a recent put together.

    Pattern 1937 Web Equipment
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    I was under the impression that the WWII covers...

    I was under the impression that the WWII covers were intended for stowing a rifle in a vehicle. Is this true or were they a more general issue item?
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    At last some pictures. The Mk2 cocking handle is...

    At last some pictures. The Mk2 cocking handle is a repro I added.
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    Hi Peter,

    For some reason I can’t upload them from my iPad. It has a screw on MkI trigger mechanism cover, but also holes for a MK2 cover. It came with a Mk5 cocking handle.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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    It’s a feature of the earlier guns. I think it was deleted in early/mid 1940 and replaced with the Enfield cypher. Earlier guns are usually more desirable from a collector perspective. Dealers like...
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    Dating Fazakerley MkII Sten

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could give me an approx date of manufacture for a Fazakerley made MKII Sten: serial number F011055

    Thanks
    Mark
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    Dummy Sten bolts

    Came across these on the Canadian ‘Collectors Source’ website:

    http://www.collectorssource.com/sten-gun-bolt-aluminum-dummy.html

    It occurred to me that these might be of interest to UK owners...
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    Reproduction Sten cocking handles

    I don’t think this has been mentioned on here before and thought it might be of interest. Someone is making reproductions of the pre-Mk5 type Sten cocking handles:
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    I live close to Stansted Airport and on Friday...

    I live close to Stansted Airport and on Friday afternoon Marine One plus another Sea King flew by my house heading south in convoy with 3 Chinooks and a small British police helicopter bringing up...
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    Resurrecting an old thread... There’s another repro Sten silencer on the market:

    MKII (S) Sten Silencer for Deactivated Sten

    Looks like they’ve got the length right, but the end cap wrong. :(
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    I was under the impression that they were...

    I was under the impression that they were assembled at the factory. They were supplied in boxes with the fuze / detonator assemblies in a separate tin. The guy on the ground only had to unscrew the...
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    ‘Panzer’ means ‘armour’. In the tank context it is a contraction of ‘Panzerkampfwagen’ = ‘armoured fighting vehicle’. The word ‘tank’ started off as a cover name, then became a nickname and ended up...
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    New made P14 and SMLE dial sight parts: Lee...

    New made P14 and SMLE dial sight parts:

    Lee Enfield rifles for sale - EFD Rifles - the Lee Enfield rifle specialists
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    A No.5 bayonet ‘could’ have been used with a variety of WWII and postwar British bayonet frogs, of which there are many. Then remember that there were fittings to carry bayonets on the side of 1944...
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    Those pouches have been causing confusion for...

    Those pouches have been causing confusion for years due to a UK dealer selling them as ‘Home Guard Thompson pouches’ back in the past. Off the top of my head I thought they were Danish Madsen SMG...
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    If you can live with repros, you can get a...

    If you can live with repros, you can get a striker, spring and centre tube here:

    Inert Accessories | Dugup

    I’ve bought various things from them in the past for Mills bomb restoration projects...
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    Yes, they are theoretically an SAS issue item: ...

    Yes, they are theoretically an SAS issue item:

    Infantry Equipment, Pattern 1958

    Although no doubt many non-SAS personnel would have found reasons to acquire them.

    My set here:
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    There's a third type that predates the nylon...

    There's a third type that predates the nylon type. It was made of the same butyl rubber material as the early 1970's trials webbing set. (1975 PLCE - aka '1972 Pattern') Here's my one.
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    I purchased some non-pressure bearing Webley...

    I purchased some non-pressure bearing Webley revolver components from them a few years back without issues. I’d have thought the yardstick was whether the component required has to be modified on a...
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    Try asking D&B Militaria as they’ve had a large quantity of deact Sterlings and may have some extra parts.

    Also, Marstar in Canada sell them:

    Marstar Canada - Complete Receiver Endcap (STR-019)
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    Israeli issue British made No.6 bayonet I believe.

    Israeli issue British made No.6 bayonet I believe.
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    2000, Beltring, £38 - quite a good price even then. ;-)
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    How about a replica cutaway? Inert Rifle...

    How about a replica cutaway?

    Inert Rifle Grenades | Dugup

    I don't think it's illegal per se to export an inert grenade from the UK. I suspect sellers just don't want the hassle of it being...
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    It reminds me a great deal of the British 1796...

    It reminds me a great deal of the British 1796 Pattern light cavalry sabre.
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    A six inch or so slot on the underside of the...

    A six inch or so slot on the underside of the breach end and a rod welded inside. They don’t look too bad.
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