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  1. Thread: BLETCHLEY PARK

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    I have read about Bletchley Park. It is indeed...

    I have read about Bletchley Park. It is indeed one of the most important sites in British WWII history.
    I definitely want to visit when I get time in the UK.
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    If an original L42 is way out of your price...

    If an original L42 is way out of your price range; it may be worth looking for an L39A1. Basically the same rifle with target sight's and no box of accessories; but same hammered barrel and calibre...
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    I understand it's new manufacture; as are the...

    I understand it's new manufacture; as are the Fairburn Sykes copies for similar money.
    It's one thing making a replica of a known article, such as the Fairburn Sykes. But inventing a completely new...
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    D-Day fighting knife?

    The SARCO website is showing D-Day fighting knives for sale for less than 30 dollars.

    I have never seen any reference to such a knife; it seems a bit too cheap for something special and a bit too...
  5. Thread: War movies

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    "Paths of Glory" by Stanley Kubrick; filmed in...

    "Paths of Glory" by Stanley Kubrick; filmed in 1957 with Kirk Douglas. This film was banned in France at the time; due to it's portayal of the execution for cowardice of French troops.
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    Can you find the PPU ammunition in texas. It's a...

    Can you find the PPU ammunition in texas. It's a good factory load and the brass is good for reloading.
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    Regarding the original post from Chubbs; a photo...

    Regarding the original post from Chubbs; a photo of the trigger guard may be useful. To ensure that it is not bent!
    I know Peter mentioned some people bend the thing to bodge the trigger. But I...
  8. Thread: Help Identify

    by 30Three
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    A very interesting thread Muffet. Some very brave...

    A very interesting thread Muffet. Some very brave people served SOE and the Resistance.
    It's great that you can piece together the history of your relatives.
    If you do get to France; let me know!
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    Life is still good generally Muffet. It's always...

    Life is still good generally Muffet. It's always busy for me at work. My Enfield collection is slowly increasing. Picked up a very nice 1918 SSA made peddled scheme MkIII* that was made into a .22...
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    So if we've fitted a replacement bolt to a used...

    So if we've fitted a replacement bolt to a used receiver; and got reasonable contact on both lug's and head space is good.
    Would you recheck the contact area after firing ? and if so; how many...
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    Muffet. Thank you for taking the time to show us...

    Muffet.
    Thank you for taking the time to show us the effects of poor bolt contact. The photos of the bent cases are worth seeing.
    Very interesting stuff!
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    WWI shell and lighter.

    I picked up a couple of nice items during the holiday.
    Firstly : I found a Trench Art lighter made from a 1916 37/85 small shell case.
    A week later I found an empty 37/85 case. both are February...
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    A few more photos of the camp They made up a...

    A few more photos of the camp
    They made up a convoy to tour the local villages and country side which included a couple of the Sherman tanks and Halftracks, loads of 6x6 trucks, Jeeps and Harley's...
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    Great show for liberation memorial

    Our local town organised a military camp and parade for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation. Some really impressive pieces were present. More vehicles than in Paris for their...
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    It had a similar effect in France as well.

    It had a similar effect in France as well.
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    Flying 10; I am aware that there is a difference...

    Flying 10; I am aware that there is a difference between 75mm and 3" .
    But seeing as we don't know if it's been measured with a micrometer or just an imperial tape measure across the base; I just...
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    You say its 3" diameter. That's not far off 75mm....

    You say its 3" diameter. That's not far off 75mm. Just a thought that it could be an American production 75mm for the French Field Gun of that calibre.
    I have a 75mm shell case by Remington for the...
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    Local French Resistant

    I had the pleasure of spending last Saturday morning in the company of one of our neighbours.
    He is 97 years old and he was a member of the local French Resistance group. I went to repair his old...
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    Regarding Post #7. If you have a spare bolt for...

    Regarding Post #7.
    If you have a spare bolt for your .410 SMLE shotgun; would it need to be numbered the same as the shotgun to be legal? Seeing as it will also fit a .303
  20. Thread: No4 Mk2

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    If it's very good condition; regarding the barrel...

    If it's very good condition; regarding the barrel and has matching numbers etc. It's probably worth the 900 with that rear sight fitted.
    If you want to shoot "Tir Arme Reglementaire" (service...
  21. On Wednesday evening I could not get home because...

    On Wednesday evening I could not get home because our street was closed off by Police. A construction site crew had uncovered a WWII bomb. This was under the school playground thats being dug up in...
  22. Thread: 1918 SMLE .22

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    Heres the butt stock disc. 101716 This rifle...

    Heres the butt stock disc.
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    This rifle also has a steel butt plate with a gunmetal trap for the oil bottle. According to Skennerton these were by Linley & Co as part of the peddled scheme
  23. Thread: 1918 SMLE .22

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    1918 SMLE .22

    I recently picked up a very nice 1918 SMLE .22 trainer. It is an SSA peddled scheme rifle that has been rebarrelled in .22
    I have not been able to work out the butt disc markings. If anyone can help...
  24. Certainly lucky to not have sustained worse...

    Certainly lucky to not have sustained worse injuries. But it is illegal to use metal detectors without a licence in France. Normally you have to an archeologist and have a valid reason to use it.
    ...
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    When you look a the Mulberry harbour parts that...

    When you look a the Mulberry harbour parts that are still in the water at Arrowmanche; it's fair to say that the British concrete is fairly robust as well.
    The German submarine pen's however are...
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