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  1. Thread: SA80

    by Gil Boyd
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    Rhymes with rollocks! People will always say the...

    Rhymes with rollocks! People will always say the SA80 is better regardless, but someone will have to convince me its better than anybody elses weapons systems "out there" as the last speaker...
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    The reason I raise it again I was watching the TV...

    The reason I raise it again I was watching the TV the other night, BBC1 I think and one was uncovered in pretty good nick, and the main access was from a main road and the removable door was a...
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    I know I have mentioned it before on here, but of...

    I know I have mentioned it before on here, but of course these reminders of WW2 are in view..............I wonder how many "bunkers" that are still full of arms to provide covert operations had we...
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    Yes ALL weapons in their possession including...

    Yes ALL weapons in their possession including artillery are spiked in accordance with Firearms policy nationally, but I am sure there will be some pieces through logistics and cost have slipped...
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    UK Policy I'm afraid. All our weapons in our...

    UK Policy I'm afraid. All our weapons in our museum at IWM Duxford are ALL deactivated and rightly so IMHO.
    They are behind armoured glass but it is to only way to go when all they are really are...
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    Nothing amazes me anymore, when I see brand new...

    Nothing amazes me anymore, when I see brand new kit sold off even today at rock bottom prices to whoever wants it.........................MOD should be held accountable for all this waste of tax...
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    Thats how the market is currently.............I...

    Thats how the market is currently.............I bet they sell at that too!
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    Nice to know people all round the world rate our...

    Nice to know people all round the world rate our SF so highly that they think it would command a higher price when mentioned..................well we know we have the best, who spend much of their...
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    M&S Ltd M/G 1942................well Marks &...

    M&S Ltd M/G 1942................well Marks & Spencers were very active during WW2 serving all three services.
    Looks to me like a heavy machine gun parts wallet for a trained technician, with all...
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    Strange when you remember blokes being nicked by...

    Strange when you remember blokes being nicked by RMP who found naughty magazines in those mortar tube boxes as well as down the wombat barrels coming back from NATO exercises in Denmark.........of...
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    Remember these little beauties which we all had...

    Remember these little beauties which we all had to hoof around???
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    Beyond my pay grade, one for Peter perhaps as he...

    Beyond my pay grade, one for Peter perhaps as he would know the developments it reieved to make it a world beater!
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    Thought it would bring back some dear memories!!

    Thought it would bring back some dear memories!!
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    Peter, Very true and wise words. A mean killing...

    Peter,
    Very true and wise words. A mean killing machine that has stood the test of time, like the Jimpy!!
  15. I wonder why Carlos thought it to be suspicious...

    I wonder why Carlos thought it to be suspicious then??
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    I was speaking to a guy who sadly died last year...

    I was speaking to a guy who sadly died last year aged 97 in the village, and he was the Home Guard Sergeant looking after a lot of these boxes and crew, he was telling me all the East Anglian boxes...
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    Jim, It had some great features especially when...

    Jim,
    It had some great features especially when they introduced the Optical TRILUX sight, now thats what you call accuracy. Nothing was safe out to 5,000 + metres!!:thup:

    I went on an update...
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    81MM L16 BRITISH MORTAR

    Not much spoken about this reliable piece of British equipment on this site, used for many years to deadly effect in all the major British and Commonwealth campaigns.

    I have always rated the 81mm,...
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    The fourth shot really gives the incumbents a...

    The fourth shot really gives the incumbents a great field of fire when you consider 75 years on how clear it must have been during WW2
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    There are a fair few in the Fens of East Anglia...

    There are a fair few in the Fens of East Anglia generally where they are right in the middle of ploughed fields, where their construction is far to much trouble to try and deconstruct such...
  21. Roy, Certainly not on the L42A1 lists albeit...

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    Certainly not on the L42A1 lists albeit agreed the top turret has been converted to Metric !!;)
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    Brilliant radios especially if you collect the...

    Brilliant radios especially if you collect the whole series including the masts. Sent on an enforced Sigs Course to Hull once. I thought I had been rubber dicked as an NCO but I have to say it was...
  23. Sticky: Moore1438, Your two rifles: L42A1 rifle...

    Moore1438,

    Your two rifles:

    L42A1 rifle serial number 37246 was a batch of 15 rifles sent to Donnington on the 5th October 1971.

    L39 rifle serial number VE 69A288 was sent to Donnington on...
  24. Old RockApe, No worries forward me his dets. Gil

    Old RockApe,
    No worries forward me his dets.
    Gil
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    Geoff, PM'd you, but both the 320 and the FFR...

    Geoff,
    PM'd you, but both the 320 and the FFR 321 were excellent sets and simple to use compared to the A41 old sets. Far greater range and a MUST if you are a HAM radi enthusiast.
    I think MOD made...
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