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    Worse when wet!

    Worse when wet!
  2. Interesting there's no videos on the...

    Interesting there's no videos on the cleanup..............it would have been caked in the 1870's!!
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    :madsmile::madsmile: Yes Jim forgot about those...

    :madsmile::madsmile: Yes Jim forgot about those headaches. The amount of times I had to tell units they had the nets upside down.............they didn't even realise there was a right and a wrong...
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    First obvious question size and colour? If its...

    First obvious question size and colour? If its manageable and you have the space, open it right out and leave it in your garden for the next month, you'll be surprised at the result.
    The Arctic ones...
  5. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to clear an IA...

    I certainly wouldn't have wanted to clear an IA in a tube as hoards of opposing forces charged at you with their bayonets fixed................"No Pressure then"!!
    The cleaning regime MUST have been...
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    Sticky: New link for ordering the second batch of books...

    New link for ordering the second batch of books if interested via the museum:

    https://www.paradata.org.uk/article/snipers-down-south-book
  7. How Does a Gatling Gun Work? - YouTube...

    How Does a Gatling Gun Work? - YouTube
  8. THE GATLING GUN - WHAT A FORMIDABLE WEAPON OF ITS TIME

    In July/August of 1861, Gatling developed the a multi barreled gun that was 2.21 feet long and weighed a total of 170 pounds.
    The only variance with machine guns as we know them today, was the...
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    Kev, A company I dealt with for many years. ...

    Kev,
    A company I dealt with for many years.
    Papworth Hospital besides being known around the world as a Heart Hospital, since moved to Addenbrookes in Cambridge, was in fact a Sanitorium during...
  10. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Gil Boyd
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    Melanie, If you put up the S/N of an alledged...

    Melanie,
    If you put up the S/N of an alledged L42, I along with two others on this site hold that information. We will in return, IF, it is on the original conversion lists, provide you with the...
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    Yes both Neesoon and Seletar camps had strong...

    Yes both Neesoon and Seletar camps had strong REME units.
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    Just talking to Peter L about Britains Small Wars...

    Just talking to Peter L about Britains Small Wars edition on TV on the weekend about Malaya, where we both served.
    In my opinion they were the "Good old days" running around the sweaty jungle...
  13. Thread: Should I Go?

    by Gil Boyd
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    Ovidio, As Jim says the bluing looks...

    Ovidio,
    As Jim says the bluing looks unbelievable, and finished as if it came straight out of the factory in 1942 which I doubt, however, I knew a collector in Luneburg, who did that to his whole...
  14. Sticky: Peter, Some good news and some bad. There...

    Peter,

    Some good news and some bad.

    There is NO trace of L42A1 rifle serial number A39231

    There is however a record of L39 rifle UE69A 311 sent to Donnington on the 6th March 1970.
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    Cinders, Meant to say...........neighbours who...

    Cinders,
    Meant to say...........neighbours who wanted one similar were quoted 1800 GBP in lockdown. Suffice it to say, he bought a new rifle instead, not that his wife was pleased :lol::thup:
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    We have two British Short hair breed. One is...

    We have two British Short hair breed. One is totally grey and the other like a mountain cat, silver with black stripes and akin to the Whiskers Cat food advert. She cost me more than my first...
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    Flying10UK, Cinders is correct in that,...

    Flying10UK,

    Cinders is correct in that, feeding the fire of fake weapons is not what we are about, however, experience is the key to handling any Military produced weapon, regardless of country of...
  18. Tatou, Well it could be, it was issued to the...

    Tatou,
    Well it could be, it was issued to the 123rd Cavalry Regiment, which would explain such a pronounced 123 stamp and the D ring, albeit the rifle is stamped 1894!

    The 3rd Infantry, Kentucky...
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    Bob, Sadly so many tales like that during WW2...

    Bob,
    Sadly so many tales like that during WW2 where we lost some tough brave young souls to stupid ill conceived ideas on carrying weapons in ALL weathers, which was often the killer on landing!
  20. Promo, 28:32 on;)

    Promo,
    28:32 on;)
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    So, So, difficult in WW2 as men found their own...

    So, So, difficult in WW2 as men found their own way of packing on the pounds. Some placed their rifles under the chest straps as we did here in the UK, but, unless you have jumped, you'll know how...
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    Flying10uK, Yes REME/ACC/RE would have worn...

    Flying10uK,

    Yes REME/ACC/RE would have worn the Gurkha badge as part of whatever Gurkha Rifles they were attached to during the Malayan Emergency. Was it 2 Gurkha Rifles perchance?
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    30Three, The sad reality is, that both...

    30Three,

    The sad reality is, that both Governments are now making all aspects of travel and business as difficult as they can, like a game of one upmanship. The cancelled Submarine contract from...
  24. Interesting article and well researched. Look at...

    Interesting article and well researched. Look at 28:23 the soldier top right in the black & white photo. Looks almost like a Sterling / Sten he's holding!! Can't think of a side magazine fed German...
  25. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Roger, The term "Bag of Nails" comes to mind...

    Roger,
    The term "Bag of Nails" comes to mind :lol:
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