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    From when I looked at it a couple of years ago,...

    From when I looked at it a couple of years ago, as I really fancied one myself, its just pot luck as to the origin of the bits that they are assembled from.
    I also believe that LuxDefTec no longer...
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    Italy.

    Italy.
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    Value? What..........!!! Surely this wasn't recently,...

    What..........!!!

    Surely this wasn't recently, as no one in their right mind any time in the last decade or more would think that a good idea :banghead:

    Could be a good candidate for fitting a...
  4. Aah, Jerry Yagen's place at Viginia...

    Aah, Jerry Yagen's place at Viginia Beach......... :cool:

    That means you are also lucky enough to be close to one of the 3 airworthy examples of one of WW2's greatest aircraft, the DH Mosquito.
  5. This is the sound a real, original Fw190 makes...

    This is the sound a real, original Fw190 makes with its original BMW801 radial engine.

    The only original and airworthy Fw190 in the world.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PviNlOwihIw
  6. OK, that's 3 people making 4T chests then :lol: ...

    OK, that's 3 people making 4T chests then :lol:

    Valmont was the expensive one, as noted, but the other value one I was thinking of was the guy that makes all sorts of WW2 era ration boxes and...
  7. I believe there's actually 2 people making 4T...

    I believe there's actually 2 people making 4T chests. One is basic and good value (cheap) and the other is VERY expensive, but of a very high and authentic quality, and identical to the originals,...
  8. There's someone in the UK already making nice...

    There's someone in the UK already making nice repro transit chests for the 4T, so if you are going to buy, I'd look to see if they will do a L42 as well. At least they'll have a better idea of what's...
  9. But thats because that particular Spit is a...

    But thats because that particular Spit is a glorious Griffon engine version, and the Fw190 is one of the new build Flugwerke 190's fitted with a nasty Chinese licence built version of the Russian...
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    And up until one or two years ago, Bisley didn't...

    And up until one or two years ago, Bisley didn't look any different :lol:

    There's every possibility that my late father might have encountered that Queens Sgt when my Dad was with the Queens for a...
  11. Thread: BYF 44

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    Nice.:thup: It's not a full Kreigsmodell K98,...

    Nice.:thup:

    It's not a full Kreigsmodell K98, its a Semi-Kreigsmodell, as it has a bayonet lug, band spring and the butt take-down disc, etc.
  12. Thread: War movies

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    Always remember him most with Burton, Harris and...

    Always remember him most with Burton, Harris and Moore in The Wild Geese, playing a South African mercenary.
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    This is my understanding as well. Vehicle use as...

    This is my understanding as well. Vehicle use as well. I think the idea of the side sling mount was to avoid catching on webbing/equipment/vehicles etc.

    And remember the first people to appear to...
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    Would be awkward doing rifle drill and carrying...

    Would be awkward doing rifle drill and carrying rifle at the slope with the sling hoop on the left side of a No.5, as the sling would be on the underside of the rifle when at the slope?
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    Not to mention the numerous uniform and kit...

    Not to mention the numerous uniform and kit howlers.......and don't get me started on actors hair length.

    Awful film.
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    PPU no longer list flat base bullet ammo for...

    PPU no longer list flat base bullet ammo for .303, only the 174 gn FMJ BT.

    In the UK we only have 2 options for factory 303 ammo, either the PPU or Sellier & Bellot 180gn FMJ BT.
    Never seen any...
  17. Thread: 42 Maltby

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    You forgot... Fffin' New Rifle :D

    You forgot...

    Fffin' New Rifle

    :D
  18. :thup: Most likely 6th AB then, and dropped at...

    :thup:
    Most likely 6th AB then, and dropped at Normandy or Op.Varsity (or both)
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    It couldn't be answered in the other thread about...

    It couldn't be answered in the other thread about it, so doubt it will be in this one.
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    Only mod to the issued Denison smocks I've heard...

    Only mod to the issued Denison smocks I've heard about it the creation of a vertical pocket on the rear hip side to hold the spotting scope.
    And that was probably likely on done by a sniper that had...
  21. The father of one of my friends from junior...

    The father of one of my friends from junior school days (early 70's) was a WW2 Para. My friend was a late and surprise addition to the family, his two brothers were 10+ years older, and his Dad had a...
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    The one my grandfather dug into their garden was...

    The one my grandfather dug into their garden was still there until around 1970. I can remember it as a young child wanting to play in it, but wasn't allowed as it was in pretty bad condition by then.
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    I've very luckily got a 'L' butt on my No.5, and...

    I've very luckily got a 'L' butt on my No.5, and I've seen one on another that was for sale.
    I've heard it that 90% were standard, with the remaining 10% of production comprising the non-standard S...
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    :rofl:

    :rofl:
  25. And the blade adjustment tool for the No.4...

    And the blade adjustment tool for the No.4 doesn't work on the No.5 and the special ones for the No.5 are made of unobtanium..... :surrender:
    Fortunately, I haven't had need to changing mine, as it...
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