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  1. I haven't heard the media mention "Blast-Lung...

    I haven't heard the media mention "Blast-Lung Injury" at all but presumably some of the casualties in Beirut have this condition and presumably some have sadly died from it. Sometimes a casualty who...
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    Have a look where the bayonet interfaces between...

    Have a look where the bayonet interfaces between the mortice slot on the bayonet and the bayonet lug on your rifle. There has to be a certain amount of clearance between the two or the bayonet would...
  3. Probably about time to have some bagpipes. -...

    Probably about time to have some bagpipes.

    - The Black Watch [4K/UHD] - YouTube
  4. I would say that the WW1 German belt buckle is...

    I would say that the WW1 German belt buckle is desirable because it is complete, undamaged and unmessed. It doesn't look particularly special, to me, just a bog standard belt buckle, with the usual...
  5. There is nothing unusual to have a piper at the...

    There is nothing unusual to have a piper at the front of a column for a Scottish or Canadian Scottish regiment. Scottish regiments have a very long and very proud history.

    The various Scottish...
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    I'm thinking things such as being "asked" by...

    I'm thinking things such as being "asked" by one's employer to be "chipped".

    One can imagine some of the responses that a "company chip inserter" may get from employees when he/she says, to...
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    I think that some of Orwell's predictions were...

    I think that some of Orwell's predictions were frighteningly accurate.
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    I would check the end of the mortice slot for any...

    I would check the end of the mortice slot for any hard compacted dirt/rust/etc which at first glance may appear to be part of the bayonet.

    Sometimes it is necessary to remove the bayonet catch...
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    A notorious alternative use for bayonets, by...

    A notorious alternative use for bayonets, by soldiers from any nation, is as hammers. If a soldier needs a hammer, in the field, but doesn't have one available, something that a soldier often does...
  10. Alternative suggestion; "Shock-absorbing,...

    Alternative suggestion; "Shock-absorbing, longitudinal deflection buffer"
  11. Thread: Book

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    If one really must purchase a copy of that book...

    If one really must purchase a copy of that book and if one can only think of one place of looking on the World Wide Web, then one will just have to pay the prices being asked for the "wares" that one...
  12. The main thing, in my opinion, is not to leave...

    The main thing, in my opinion, is not to leave the rubber soaking in whatever you use to clean the Cosmoline off with. "Panel Wipe" should be ok if you wipe it on and wipe it off, immediately, which...
  13. Bomber Boys, PBS America, UK Freeview Channel

    I have been watching some fascinating programs this week which was filmed mainly on a disused base in southern Ontario, Canada and the final part of the mini series would appear to be tomorrow...
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    Ref post 12: Quick-grip clamps are quite good...

    Ref post 12: Quick-grip clamps are quite good and they come in various sizes, makes and price ranges. The one thing that they all have in common is that they can be used one handed.

    How To Clamp...
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    Don't try to hide your wood working skills.

    Don't try to hide your wood working skills.
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    Thanks for the replies chaps. This looks like it...

    Thanks for the replies chaps. This looks like it may be the one: Early Pre War Reichsbahn Officials Collar Tab Insignia - German Railway Cloth Metal Insignia - Jessen's Relics Military Memorabilia
    ...
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    Fiebing's leather dye, the alcohol version, not...

    Fiebing's leather dye, the alcohol version, not the water based version, works very well as a wood dye if you want a wood dye. They do it in a good range of colours.
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    Mystery Winged Badge

    Is anyone able to tell me the origin and exactly what this badge is for, please? It was sold to me as WW2 German but I wasn't convinced that it was before I purchased it and am still not because it...
  19. Zeljava Air Force Base, The former Yugoslavia

    I have been aware of the existence of this underground former airbase in what was Yugoslavia for some time but the documentaries etc in which I have seen it featured have only really shown what is...
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    German soldier holding Garands, "Mochten Sie ein...

    German soldier holding Garands, "Mochten Sie ein Garand? Nur 50 Reichsmark."
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    US soldier holding K98 saying, "Almost like our...

    US soldier holding K98 saying, "Almost like our 1903 Springfield."
  22. Thread: Fairbain

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    Sometimes the handle and cross-piece have...

    Sometimes the handle and cross-piece have markings and perhaps your's does too?

    Some of the F/S knife scabbards that I have seen have been in significantly worse condition than the example shown...
  23. Thread: Fairbain

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    The scabbard looks a bit "new" to be WW2 but I...

    The scabbard looks a bit "new" to be WW2 but I wouldn't like to say if it is or isn't a repro from the photos. Some people will say that it is genuine and others that it is a fake, difficult to say...
  24. Thread: Fairbain

    by Flying10uk
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    Sykes

    Sykes
  25. Thread: Newbie Help

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    Whoever had it chrome plated didn't do it for no...

    Whoever had it chrome plated didn't do it for no reason. As has been suggested it was likely done for parade use.

    Back in the 1970's a friend of the family use to display his collection of...
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