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  1. I cannot find any online reference at the moment...

    I cannot find any online reference at the moment but I'm sure an earlier version was often seen on pre war Bessa 6x9 cameras along with the usual albada viewfinders of the period.
    Voigtlander were...
  2. Sir Howard Grubb's sight has its design origins...

    Sir Howard Grubb's sight has its design origins in the Voigtlander "Kontur" camera viewfinder, although I am unsure which came first. My money would probably be on the Voigtlander given their...
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    The 44 pattern water bottle cover with 58 Pattern...

    The 44 pattern water bottle cover with 58 Pattern bottle?
    That would have been me in Germany! :cool:
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    After I came out of the army in 1974 I spent the...

    After I came out of the army in 1974 I spent the rest of my working life in the photo trade; mainly the second hand side of it and over the years had quite a few ex military Swift Spotting scopes...
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    I'm reminded of fake Leica cameras from Belarus,...

    I'm reminded of fake Leica cameras from Belarus, one giveaway, (apart from the crude Luftwaffe markings if any) was the colour of the coating on the lenses which was far too blue and never on the...
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    A fellow LERA UK member identified them as...

    A fellow LERA UK member identified them as Portuguese well over 15 years ago at the same time he & I were researching brass Enfield oil bottles.
    Regretfully I don't have his research to share with...
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    Do they have a solid base, i.e. no holes? If...

    Do they have a solid base, i.e. no holes?

    If so I would suggest Portuguese manufacture.
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    More info on Riflemen.org.uk from the site owner,...

    More info on Riflemen.org.uk from the site owner, it would appear that some of my early info from another source wasn't fully correct!

    to avoid further speculation, the Rifleman site has been ...
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    Further to my last post this is a link to the...

    Further to my last post this is a link to the archive section of the website where some of the information still lives.

    Index Welcome Page for the Historic Arms Resource Centre Miniature-Calibre...
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    The site has been down for a couple of weeks now,...

    The site has been down for a couple of weeks now, apparently the host site tried to move it and lost some information. They then tried to move it back and lost more!
  11. I have seen one before at an arms fair, (possibly...

    I have seen one before at an arms fair, (possibly Birmingham or Bisley?) and from memory this was a mod done out of service rather than an "in service" alteration.
    The one I saw didn't have a...
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    The butt disc is simply the owners name and his...

    The butt disc is simply the owners name and his location in southern England (not far from Bisley).
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    Unless you're a member of the Historical...

    Unless you're a member of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) and shoot in their competitions it won't effect you.

    SMLE's are classed as Classic (pre 1919) for competitions...
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    I have found him to be an excellent communicator,...

    I have found him to be an excellent communicator, I just wonder if your emails are going into his spam folder and he doesn't check it?
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    Brindles = John Light. Geoff I will at some...

    Brindles = John Light.

    Geoff I will at some stage do a potted history on John Light and Brindles for the forum.
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    Roger, From memory Bert Whittaker was buying in...

    Roger,
    From memory Bert Whittaker was buying in No.4's from schools who were upgrading, although not necessary to Bert's Whitaker "Special". St Elizabeth's School rings a bell although at the...
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    I'm indebted to you both. The reason for the...

    I'm indebted to you both.

    The reason for the information request is because of possible rule changes to both the NRA (UK) and HBSA (Historical Breech Loading Smallarms Association) current...
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    Australian Central Sight

    Can anybody advise me of the date of introduction of this sight please?
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    Geoff it's a perennial problem at Bisley as...

    Geoff it's a perennial problem at Bisley as others on hear will testify, we are slowly turning things round and getting a level playing field.
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    I'm inclined to agree with you Roy. There's far...

    I'm inclined to agree with you Roy.
    There's far more basic stuff to sort out first before getting involved in the nitty gritty of scopes, I posted it because somebody on the working group mentioned...
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    This is an area being discussed (currently under...

    This is an area being discussed (currently under review) by the classic & historic committee as to whether or not repro's should be allowed in competition under the guise, in the spirit of the...
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    Value? Indeed; I'm looking forward to your L96 edition...

    Indeed; I'm looking forward to your L96 edition now to go with the first one!
  23. Gil, one aspect that I thought was spot on was...

    Gil, one aspect that I thought was spot on was the platoon commanders use of 44 pat water bottle covers, albeit with 58 water bottles.

    I used the same belt kit after seeing an SAS captain I had...
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    Value? I don't think green sniper tape had entered the...

    I don't think green sniper tape had entered the service in my time, if it did the QM was just sitting on it.

    We used black masking tape, or black nasty as I recall it was called by the lads. The...
  25. Watched it this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed...

    Watched it this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it, apart from of course the losses which when they came made everybody sharpen up their patrol skills etc.

    The only thing that I wondered wasn't...
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