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    Maybe John, but if it's like my LDT/Anglo Customs...

    Maybe John, but if it's like my LDT/Anglo Customs L1A1 it has been re-chambered for .308. Now we can have the .308/7.62mm debate!
  2. Renaissance Wax is supposed to be good. If you...

    Renaissance Wax is supposed to be good. If you believe the sales literature. I've used it on some items. I probably won't live long enough to see if it's effective! :ugh:
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    As F10 says, difficult call unless you know what...

    As F10 says, difficult call unless you know what to look for. If it is a repro, it looks pretty good quality.
    If it's made of wool (looks it) best to keep it in a polythene bag with a moth strip.
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    They look like very nice binos, especially at...

    They look like very nice binos, especially at 29.99!

    Bound to be a bit of crud on the optics after all this time, but they look better than 99% of the ones I've seen at shows, and generally...
  5. The buckles; the quality of the metal working,...

    The buckles; the quality of the metal working, the stamping and especially the rivets (and the slight amounts of dust around them) have a very genuine look to them. If the Indians are producing it,...
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    Not so sure, no green underneath. Looks like...

    Not so sure, no green underneath. Looks like maybe half finished, then not required and sold off surplus?
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    Thanks Jim. Pretty rare I guess, it's the only...

    Thanks Jim. Pretty rare I guess, it's the only one I've ever seen.



    Trying to keep it that way, but it was made to be used.

    Cheers
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    My 1942 dispersal SMLE is fairly typical, and...

    My 1942 dispersal SMLE is fairly typical, and matches the description and photo in Skennerton's The Lee-Enfield Story (P176/177). Walnut butt with unmarked brass disc, beech fore end (stamped with...
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    BBD, You might get the help you need if you post...

    BBD,
    You might get the help you need if you post this on the Lee Enfield forum? I think it would be appropriate.
    Cheers
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    Well, I wouldn't like to hijack the thread...

    Well, I wouldn't like to hijack the thread either... but while we're talking Vulcans, here's another from the same film (Greenham Common 1981).
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    Thanks for posting the film Gil, great to see. ...

    Thanks for posting the film Gil, great to see.

    Here's one from the archive; Greenham Common 1981.

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  13. Thanks F10, fascinating films. I think it's...

    Thanks F10, fascinating films.

    I think it's easy to forget that in those days (no TV or internet) the cinema and Pathe News films were an important source of news for most of the civilian...
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    Coming your way soon...

    The way it is!
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  15. Mr Willcox bought the Spitfire from the Air...

    Mr Willcox bought the Spitfire from the Air Ministry in 1955 for 150. It's value today is what 1M? Maybe more?

    According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in...
  16. Many thanks Flying10uk, more info than I could...

    Many thanks Flying10uk, more info than I could have hoped for! Great to know that the Spit is still around.
  17. Mystery Spitfire in UK - need help with date & location

    A friend, who was going through his (now departed) parent's photos, came across this photo of a Spitfire;

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    No very good quality I'm afraid.

    Taken about 50 years ago, possibly outside a...
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    This one maybe? 98986 After it's flight...

    This one maybe?

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    After it's flight (obviously!)
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    Hi Gil, I hadn't realised so much time had...

    Hi Gil,
    I hadn't realised so much time had passed between my taking the photos at Greenham Common IAT in 1981 and when it crashed in 1996. Don't recall hearing about it being rebuilt after the...
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    Our Sadly Departed Mosquito...

    At the IAT, Greenham Common, 1981 (I think).

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    Well, negative G for one thing (some of them...

    Well, negative G for one thing (some of them anyway). That's why we don't have a Mossie in the UK. :crying:

    Anyway, lovely to see another one in the air! :clap:
  22. Markings on WWII No4T SCOUT REGIMENT TELESCOPE MKII?

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    Not mine I'm sorry to say. A friend of mine recently inherited this and wondered what the various markings refer to.

    A quick search on Milsurps anwered most of my...
  23. Thread: sterling

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    Why on Earth would you need a telescopic sight on...

    Why on Earth would you need a telescopic sight on it?
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    Have to agree with Jim, your rifle looks great. I...

    Have to agree with Jim, your rifle looks great. I do like the rack number.

    As the owner of a straight-pull L1A1 (single shot - all we're allowed here, and should be thankful for that I guess), I'm...
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    Turkish 1903 Sword Bayonet

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    WW1 Turkish 1903 sword bayonet captured by my Grandfather in Egypt, 1916. He was in the British Army, City of London Yeomanry, the Rough Riders (cavalry)....
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