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  1. They didn't even put the Vickers in a drop...

    They didn't even put the Vickers in a drop container :lol:

    It was wrapped in a special padded drop bag and strapped across the chest!
  2. Thread: no4t

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    Very nice :thup:

    Very nice :thup:
  3. No, its the same. The bags used to be cheap...

    No, its the same.

    The bags used to be cheap and easily available 20+ years ago, there were 1000's of them surplus in surplus shops around the globe. I can remember seeing literally piles of them...
  4. Nope, dial sight case for the Vickers was a large...

    Nope, dial sight case for the Vickers was a large metal box like an ammo box with internal support frames, to protect the dial sight assembly. Early versions were wooden.

    See my above post above...
  5. Thread: no4t

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    The markings will tell you. Left side of the butt...

    The markings will tell you. Left side of the butt socket, if it has M47C stamped above the serial number, it was made at BSA Shirley, as most last war 4T's were. If its not M47C marked, its likely a...
  6. Its the leather case for the spare parts & tools.

    Its the leather case for the spare parts & tools.
  7. Thread: no4t

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    As said, post some detailed photo's, but if...

    As said, post some detailed photo's, but if you've owned it 25 years, it's most likely real anyway, as 25 years ago there was no real need or demand to repro them, as nice ones could be had for...
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    :bow: What a lovely old '73, and amazing to be...

    :bow:

    What a lovely old '73, and amazing to be in one family for so long too....:thup:
  9. Thread: Heydrich's car

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    That's just a random theory proposed by an...

    That's just a random theory proposed by an ex-chem weapons scientist, because of the mods made to the anti-tank grenade. No evidence exists to support it, or no evidence exists available to the...
  10. Its a standard British '37 Patt gas respirator...

    Its a standard British '37 Patt gas respirator bag.
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    The son of a good mate of my Dad was in the MAW...

    The son of a good mate of my Dad was in the MAW Cadre, can't remember now whether he was with them in the FI though....we used to hang around a bit as kids/early teens in the 70's and he joined the...
  12. For precisely that reason. Once they worked out...

    For precisely that reason. Once they worked out that a normal night attack would be too costly given the accuracy of that and the proximity of the local houses, they had to work out how to do it,...
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    Lack of codes, and very early F model Forts, and...

    Lack of codes, and very early F model Forts, and the fact we get a quick shot of one of the Forts, named as Birmingham Blitzkrieg, and I would say this film was made at RAF Polebrook, with the 97th...
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    ^This.

    ^This.
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    No need to look on the bay of evil, as RSM are...

    No need to look on the bay of evil, as RSM are already listing the Mk3 on their website, see link here....
    ...
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    And from the BBC today...... ...

    And from the BBC today......

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-50856962/new-zealand-is-destroying-military-style-guns-after-ban

    M1 Carbine owners look away :mad:
  17. Thread: "The Blue Max"

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    It was filmed in Eire though, not a place in the...

    It was filmed in Eire though, not a place in the 1960's that was know to have a large availability of Gewehr 98's to hand...........but did have a shed load of SMLE and No.4's.

    But otherwise I...
  18. On a motoring forum I frequent, someone mentioned...

    On a motoring forum I frequent, someone mentioned Tarrant Rushton airfield in a thread about the Berlin airlift, and a poster mentioned that his late father flew from there to Arnhem.
    Turned out his...
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    That was an A-26, not a B-26.

    That was an A-26, not a B-26.
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    It's not a mag-fed rifle :nono:

    It's not a mag-fed rifle :nono:
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    Brilliant! Thank you very much. :super: Now...

    Brilliant!
    Thank you very much. :super:

    Now all that's left to do is try and find out if it still exists :madsmile::runaway:
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    No.4 rifle serial number query

    Tomorrow is the 75th Anniversary of my late father joining the British Army, and I have just found his old Skill at Arms Record book among some old paperwork of his, and inside the front cover, its...
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    Most of the 9th AF medium bomber force in the UK...

    Most of the 9th AF medium bomber force in the UK was equipped with the B-26. The highest number of bomber missions flown by any US aircraft in WW2 was by a B-26B named Flak Bait. It flew 207 missions...
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    That's because most collectors are not shooters,...

    That's because most collectors are not shooters, or ex-services. They are obsessed by originality (falsely in most cases) at all costs.
    Go and have look on the K98 forum and you'll see they pretty...
  25. Thread: 1917 FILM

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    Given the slating Fury got among the US Armoured...

    Given the slating Fury got among the US Armoured Living History Groups that have studied and worked on WW2 US Armoured for years and years.......:ugh:
    Spielberg made the same mistake with SPR and...
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