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  1. Funny thing about armourers they are not subject...

    Funny thing about armourers they are not subject to just putting spurious markings on a rifle for no good reason willy nilly there was a set procedure to follow and it had to be done no questions no...
  2. There was one over here for around $3-4K never...

    There was one over here for around $3-4K never found out if it sold
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    Thanks for the doco 30three; ...

    Thanks for the doco 30three;
    They were scathing of Jellicoe going so far as to say "The only person who could have lost the British fleet (War) in a day" in...
  4. According to Skennerton's Books I & II "The Broad...

    According to Skennerton's Books I & II "The Broad Arrow" the armourers marking of EY denotes - Only to fire ball ammunition in case of emergency.
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    When I decide to go back to shooting my 303's...

    When I decide to go back to shooting my 303's again I am trying these out have a set home here (For rifles with open sights) as my eyes suffered allot operating cranes for 28 years you cannot move...
  6. Thread: 6th June

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    Your quite right there Jim...

    Your quite right there Jim...
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    Bit smaller bang

    My Mills 36 (1941 on the base plug) with grenade launcher plate Pic #3 shows dis-assembled with internals I procured a copy of the initiator fuse.
    These 36's when they do come up fetch reasonable...
  8. Thread: 6th June

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    That is rather alarming Gil given the state of...

    That is rather alarming Gil given the state of the recently released footage in the very early 2000's of the so called "Tic Tac's".
    According to the info contained in the book which is only brief...
  9. Thread: 6th June

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    It may be buried somewhere Gil but they had leaps...

    It may be buried somewhere Gil but they had leaps on us with some of the gear they devised they had 000's tonnes of Sarin gas, they had a flying saucer believe it or not a 40,000 feet in 4 minutes...
  10. Thread: 6th June

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    6th June

    6th June 1944 the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. Bless them all for the task they had to do. RIP.
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    I've often wondered on that day just how many...

    I've often wondered on that day just how many others may have been entitled to the MOH and yet no witnesses survived so they could receive it as there would have been heroic deeds all along those...
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    Accounts I have read regarding the use of the...

    Accounts I have read regarding the use of the bayonet in WWI our chaps in the AIF were very adept at using it in close quarters as the Turks and the Germans found to their peril some of the close...
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    Hood never got the refurbishment and up grade to...

    Hood never got the refurbishment and up grade to her deck armour hence as Daan stated she was only a Battle cruiser not a Battleship even though her guns may have been adequate to take on the...
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    25Pdr Smoke projectile I had a 25Pdr case so...

    25Pdr Smoke projectile I had a 25Pdr case so found this one up in Perth for it sadly the fuse is all but destroyed still looks pretty good when sat in the shell not the thing to drop on ones foot.
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    Yes the famous saying "There is something wrong...

    Yes the famous saying "There is something wrong with our bloody ships today" perhaps the greatest naval battle in history and one with appalling losses on both sides though the Brit's in this...
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    Aussie issue I think 2 x 2" Mortar H.E rounds had...

    Aussie issue I think 2 x 2" Mortar H.E rounds had these a while they are in what I consider pristine condition both are inert and have inert fuses as well not sure on ones tail fin being 1942 vintage...
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    3" Mortar

    Change for a bit J & S (3") 10Lb mortar 4/44 with transport plug, fuse and the initiator got this a while ago a nice clean example with all the pieces apart from the bags (Obviously) it has the...
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    Thanks Jim appreciate the feedback

    Thanks Jim appreciate the feedback
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    Its all a bit worrying a lady who works with my...

    Its all a bit worrying a lady who works with my wife her brother caught Covid o/seas where he died of it 49 Y/O yes we can all go on about the spanish flu and past pandemics but it seems this little...
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    37mm M16 1941 B in a diamond which I take for...

    37mm M16 1941 B in a diamond which I take for Birmingham manufacture may be incorrect Projectile is boattailed flat base on driving band Lot 154 1941 - OWS - 37mm - M54, Fuse P A. 2 - 42 PD M66 Lot 2...
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    Talked to my GP yesterday do not get a choice its...

    Talked to my GP yesterday do not get a choice its the Astra Zeneca or nothing that's how our govt rolls as under 50's can get the Pfizer so its take a chance on what's happened to a few others with...
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    The Astra Zeneca here has been responsible for...

    The Astra Zeneca here has been responsible for around 8 blood clot cases one lady from near where I live went into intensive care in Perth at one stage they were talking about removing her spleen...
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    Other obscure stuff

    Thought I would share some of the more obscure military gear I have accumulated along the way.
    This little gem is a SICUT survival knife designed by Keith Spencer and put into the survival kit by...
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    2pdr No.1 Mk 2 think this one has been chopped as...

    2pdr No.1 Mk 2 think this one has been chopped as the correct length for the MKII round is 158mm however I will get around to attaining a correct one was there a shortened version of the round.
    I...
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    Bit of a rare one a 105mm Leopard 1 brass case...

    Bit of a rare one a 105mm Leopard 1 brass case took a while to get one about 9 years thing is not much comes up in the way of this type of gear.
    There is the arms & armour society but most of them...
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