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    I honestly have no idea. I ended up selling them...

    I honestly have no idea. I ended up selling them at a gun show to a hot Canadian militaria collector.
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    Check the length of the cut-out and then check...

    Check the length of the cut-out and then check the length of the bolt head guide. I had one like your, years ago, and found out too late that some doofus had carefully filed the cut out wider,...
  3. Thread: Air theives

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    My heart goes out to you. I've had friends whose...

    My heart goes out to you. I've had friends whose neighbourhoods have deteriorated around them thanks to looney left politicians who have no idea of real-world consequences. Yet, if you have the...
  4. I had come across what at first glance appeared...

    I had come across what at first glance appeared to be a standard Lee Enfield cloth sling. When I put in on a No.4, it was waayy too long. It took a second for the neurons to fire, and I realized it...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Let me expand a little on my original post. I've...

    Let me expand a little on my original post. I've been collecting, buying, and selling militaria for close to 40 yrs. I've been at a lot of auctions and seen shills and ghost bidders and fools with...
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    I posted this medal on the British Military...

    I posted this medal on the British Military Forum, asking for any input or information, and one gentleman suggested the the "RL" stands for Royal. I did a web search for the "Royal West Kent...
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    Bidding Insanity!

    Just thought I'd share. I was following an online estate auction and hoped to pick up a few items to flip at the next militaria show. HOLY S#$T! Some people with VERY deep pockets and more money...
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    So many stories, both sad and uplifting, come...

    So many stories, both sad and uplifting, come from those archives. We have my father's service record and that of an uncle who died during WWII (death by "misadventure") in England. I would have...
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    Thank you. I found the site in my research and...

    Thank you. I found the site in my research and debated how far I wished to go in my research. Considering that I plan to sell it at the next local militaria show, I'll leave that up to the next...
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    To all you gentleman, a big "Thank you"! I...

    To all you gentleman, a big "Thank you"! I hadn't realized that sourcing information about an individual soldier would be so problematic, given the British penchant for keeping records. Nothing on...
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    Edward VII Volunteer Long Service medal

    This is totally out of my wheelhouse. I would think some of our British members would be the most knowledgeable about this. I recently acquired a small lot of militaria. Amongst the medals was the...
  13. Thread: 1917 SMLE

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    I had the good fortune (posted much earlier in a...

    I had the good fortune (posted much earlier in a previous thread) to pick up a PRISTINE 1918 SMLE. As near as I can figure, it had been made but never issued prior to war's end and was released into...
  14. Wonderful piece of history! Thank you for...

    Wonderful piece of history! Thank you for sharing. As an aside, my father was a tail gunner in a Halifax with RCAF 429 Sqn. Their plane was shot to doll rags by flak and AA fire when they went to...
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    Thank you. I found the correct unit for this...

    Thank you. I found the correct unit for this particular troddel. Now I'm on the hunt for the correct frog. The troddel should wrap around the frog, not the scabbard. IMA makes reproduction frogs...
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    Thanks Jim. I did a cursory check on leather...

    Thanks Jim. I did a cursory check on leather frogs. There's a couple on ebay, one that looks German, but the other one looks Swiss or Swedish. We have an upcoming gun show and I'll do a walkabout...
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    Thanks Jim. I did a search on old German...

    Thanks Jim. I did a search on old German portapee's and I've seen something similar which would lead me to believe that it is indeed an old portapee. It's sitting on a first pattern (or old...
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    Austrian or German Portapee.

    I put this in the military gear forum as well, but I have to ask if anyone out there can recognize the portapee in the picture or ascribe it to a unit or military element. I doubt it was originally...
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    German or Austrian Portapee?

    Greetings! I'll also post this in the edged weapons forum, but I have to ask if any of you more knowledgeable folks out there can recognize this portapee? As you'll note from the pic, it's attached...
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    A few years back, my brother got a good deal on a...

    A few years back, my brother got a good deal on a Mk.III Ross in similar, if not nicer, condition. It was a Home Guard issue so it didn't have the enlarged chamber or the pinned bolt. Oddly, the...
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    Bausch & Lomb 6X30 Military Binoculars

    I just thought I'd share some pics of my latest acquisition. At an online estate auction, I spotted these binos. I was hoping they'd have the graticle but not so. On a good note, they're stamped...
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    If you or a good buddy is handy with metal work,...

    If you or a good buddy is handy with metal work, I fabricated mine out of angle iron.
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    Lucky You!!!! I used one in the military and...

    Lucky You!!!! I used one in the military and purchased one of the ex OPP ones years back. I wish I hadn't sold it when it went from restricted to prohib.
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    I posted these on the Canadiangunnutz website in...

    I posted these on the Canadiangunnutz website in the optics section. I had a gentleman respond who says he carried these with a graduated reticle in a land unit and had the retro-fitted filters. I...
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    Thank you all for your input. I had the good...

    Thank you all for your input. I had the good fortune to communicate with a VERY knowledgeable gentleman in Winnipeg and I've got it nailed down. These are indeed a '42-'43 R.E.L. made set of 7 X...
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