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    A little while ago I was trying to explain to a...

    A little while ago I was trying to explain to a member of the younger generation what "National Service" was. I explained that it was compulsory, no ifs or buts, provided you passed the medical. I...
  2. Could you provide some evidence to back-up this...

    Could you provide some evidence to back-up this statement, please?

    WWA Ltd ask for photo I.D. to confirm age. Knives
  3. My reading and interpretation of Post Office...

    My reading and interpretation of Post Office rules is that the only knives that they won't ship are the ones that are banned under UK law? (Which shouldn't be shipped anyway to/within the UK.)...
  4. Thanks Bob, fascinating.

    Thanks Bob, fascinating.
  5. Is the engine still in running order at the...

    Is the engine still in running order at the museum?
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    Will .303 magazines fit in the Italian .30-06...

    Will .303 magazines fit in the Italian .30-06 magazine transit box?
  7. Thread: Diamond T?

    by Flying10uk
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    Diamond T?

    When sorting through some things today I came across this image which is not captioned. Is it a Diamond T?

    Perhaps someone can confirm exactly what it is please?
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    Yes that's correct and one of my late grans who...

    Yes that's correct and one of my late grans who worked/helped out in a Red Cross hospital, in the UK, during WW1. Somewhere I have a photo of here dressed in a Red Cross nurse's uniform although she...
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    Both my grandfathers were 14 years old when WW1...

    Both my grandfathers were 14 years old when WW1 ended and there were British soldiers of that age serving in WW1, I believe, against all the rules, but not my grandfathers. Wind forward to WW2 and...
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    I copied the pics from original 1950's prints...

    I copied the pics from original 1950's prints that are captioned on the back.

    According to my late father, when John D. first came back, on one occasion, he decided to walk round Clacton wearing a...
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    1950's New York

    While sorting through a few things recently I came across these photos of 1950's New York which were taken by a chap who worked with my late father when my family was in business in the 1950's. The...
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    Yes, this is what I am implying and it's the same...

    Yes, this is what I am implying and it's the same with any hard to find thread for obsolete machinery.

    I would suggest that with a small size screw such as 3/16" B.S.F. and using a 2 B.A. nut, if...
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    Make some or get someone to make a pair for you?

    Make some or get someone to make a pair for you?
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    When I get chance I'll try to remove the black...

    When I get chance I'll try to remove the black paint so we can see what's below.

    I also have a couple of large "standard" steel ammunition tins one of which resurfaced at the same time as the...
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    Thanks for the replies chaps. When would this...

    Thanks for the replies chaps. When would this type of chest have first started being produced?
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    Old Wooden Ammunition Box

    I have this wooden ammunition box which had been mislaid for some time until I found it yesterday behind something else. It was sourced by my grandfather during WW2 for use as a first aid box and, as...
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    2 threads to be careful of are 1/2" BSW and 1/2...

    2 threads to be careful of are 1/2" BSW and 1/2 UNC because there is 1 t.p.i. difference between the 2 and try mixing them and you'll strip the threads, even though the threads are close enough to...
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    David I don't know how much practical experience...

    David I don't know how much practical experience of thread and screw cutting you actually have.

    Perhaps you have access to a vast stock of obsolete screws and nuts of every imaginable size and...
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    I shouldn't lose too much sleep over the capital...

    I shouldn't lose too much sleep over the capital litters in the title, Eddie, but in grammatical terms, I'm not too sure about the exclamation mark at the beginning.
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    I remember back in the 1980's someone using a...

    I remember back in the 1980's someone using a "serious plumbing grade soldering iron" to "build" himself one of those self assembly computer kits that use to be on the market. I'm not sure that he...
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    If it's new, unopened and unused why put Vietnam...

    If it's new, unopened and unused why put Vietnam in the title, unless there is documentary evidence to prove that this particular knife was stored in a US military warehouse, in Vietnam during the...
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    Hang on a minute, we were in the EU for over 40...

    Hang on a minute, we were in the EU for over 40 years, meaning, rightly or wrongly, over 40 years of EU law taken into UK law. When we finally left the EU we could have removed all EU law from UK law...
  23. Thread: Co-Op-Bomb

    by Flying10uk
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    Co-Op-Bomb

    I was watching a documentary this evening about the battle of the Somme and heard reference to the "Co-Op-Bomb", referring to the "Mills Bomb". I have never heard this expression used before but the...
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    All depends on how much torque is put on the...

    All depends on how much torque is put on the nut/thread.

    If memory serves me correctly 2BA will fit 3/16 B.S.F.

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  25. They were first made during WW2 as a cheaper and...

    They were first made during WW2 as a cheaper and easier alternative to the first pattern F/S fighting knife.

    Which ever forces needed a fighting knife would have received it, such as, Commandos,...
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