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    I don't think this is a UK ammunition box.. ...

    I don't think this is a UK ammunition box..

    1. Wrong base colour, should be brown not green.
    2. Designation wrong.. should be something like Cart SA .303 AP MK X in yellow.
    3. Style of stencil...
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    My best (and most expensive) purchase so far is a...

    My best (and most expensive) purchase so far is a set of Chinn "The Machine Gun", with all four volumes and the declassification letter..! Cost me 200 last year at the Trafalgar meeting at Bisley,...
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    Barrel clearing tool

    Hi Folks.. one for the Brits & Commonwealth gang perhaps...?
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    This is a Parker Hale Armourer's Barrel clearing tool. It is used for hoiking (.. technical term!) broken pull throughs out of...
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    It might all have been different had Captain...

    It might all have been different had Captain Patrick Ferguson decided to engage the two officers, "One with a big hat" that he came across whilst out checking his troops! He considered it however...
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    That looks like it is an unfilled mortar shell...

    That looks like it is an unfilled mortar shell body taken off the line before filling. The stamped number is the "Unfilled mark" showing who and when the shell body was made. The shell would have...
  6. The origins of gun barrel proof in UK goes back...

    The origins of gun barrel proof in UK goes back to 1637 with the formation of the London Company of Gunmakers. It represents one of the oldest continuous consumer protection schemes in UK history....
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    Ahem... there is ONE time that you use linseed...

    Ahem... there is ONE time that you use linseed oil on metal...!

    This is when you are finishing damascus barrels using the old rust brown method.. Once you have been around the coat, damp and card...
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    The 4.2 mortar is interesting.. It was originally...

    The 4.2 mortar is interesting.. It was originally procured for laying down chemical, either smoke or gas. Both UK and US had them, although the UK one was a more conventional smoothbore with a tail...
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    UK used the M2 as a ranging gun in the Chieftain...

    UK used the M2 as a ranging gun in the Chieftain before the introduction of Tank Laser sight. It became a "thing" in GW1 with the Marines (and several senior officers) "obtaining" them from store,...
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    A very old fashioned flux for soft soldering is...

    A very old fashioned flux for soft soldering is zinc chloride. This is made by dropping bits of zinc into Hydrochloric acid until it stops reacting.. hence the old name of "killed spirits" (..from...
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    My apologies Doug... I will curb my reactions,...

    My apologies Doug... I will curb my reactions, and as you suggest, put individuals who annoy me on "ignore.."

    Bombdoc..
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    It would depend on the tempo of operations.. ...

    It would depend on the tempo of operations..

    If it was mainly peacekeeping, any rounds expended would have to be accounted for in the operations log. Pistol ammunition would not normally be...
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    Not in this case.. .380 is a rimmed round, and...

    Not in this case.. .380 is a rimmed round, and was not used in SMGs (to my knowledge..!) only Revolvers.
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    The Falklands Battle that most impressed me was...

    The Falklands Battle that most impressed me was Tumbledown.. I have walked all over it, and stood in both the British and Argentinian positions.

    It is completely bare.. no cover anywhere and the...
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    Not true.. Initially all the dead were buried...

    Not true.. Initially all the dead were buried locally, however following modern repatriation capabilities, it was offered, and taken up by the next of kin in most cases. Not all bodies were...
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    Radway Green used to pack small arms ammunition...

    Radway Green used to pack small arms ammunition in all sorts of strange numbers.. .303 came in boxes of 32! Revolver ammunition used to be packed in multiples of six, and if you do the maths, 150 is...
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    Really.. in my book, behaviour like that lies...

    Really.. in my book, behaviour like that lies somewhere between mutiny and treachery..

    If that is your attitude, then you really should not be anywhere near firearms!
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    I think the repro Rogers and Spencer is worth...

    I think the repro Rogers and Spencer is worth looking at.. Petersoli is the best, Pietta is cheaper..
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    Sorry, my use of UK terminology.. GP - Gunpowder...

    Sorry, my use of UK terminology.. GP - Gunpowder - standard Black Powder. CP "Common Pointed" shell were base fuzed, filled with Gunpowder and were in use up until the beginning of WW1. A lot of...
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    Stop trying to apply logic to UK Firearms Law.. ...

    Stop trying to apply logic to UK Firearms Law..

    I'm sure you have been warned before about this...:madsmile:
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    This is the stuff I use.. seems to work and you...

    This is the stuff I use.. seems to work and you are not mucking about with powder etc...

    Trade Secret Alkanet Oil - John Knibbs International Ltd

    I have used trade secrets products for many...
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    Forgot to add.. the designation of the canopy, if...

    Forgot to add.. the designation of the canopy, if it is 28ft is C9.
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    Would that be... "The coin that stopped a bullet...

    Would that be... "The coin that stopped a bullet going through Onkel Fritzi's heart"?

    ..or a coin propped up at the end of the trench and shot at to create a memento guaranteed to rot the knicker...
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    That looks like a modified camera puffer brush,...

    That looks like a modified camera puffer brush, with the rubber bulb replaced by a length of plastic rod. If it was a proper MOD store, I would think it would be the sort of thing that BAE would make...
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    Yes.. using the 8020 - 99 designation... I doubt...

    Yes.. using the 8020 - 99 designation... I doubt if there is stock held on that number..

    What did you look it up on?
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