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  1. Sticky: Parker Hale M85 Serial Number 00391 was...

    Parker Hale M85 Serial Number 00391 was manufactured on the 20th April 1989 by Bill Smallwood of Parker Hale, no scope was ordered or fitted , it shot 15.8mm group @100 yards using 10 rounds. It was...
  2. Sticky: Well there is a D32563 and an M32562 or A32562. ...

    Well there is a D32563 and an M32562 or A32562.
    It needs a read of the rifle serial number by someone who has passed an eyesight test by the looks of it.
    No trace of D36562.
    It does from this...
  3. Sticky: Flight RN, Having trawled the lists extensively...

    Flight RN,
    Having trawled the lists extensively with a fresh pair of eyes, namely Roger P, there are several rifles with that exact number but the prefix is different. I think they wrote it down...
  4. Sticky: I have scoured the lists again, but nothing not...

    I have scoured the lists again, but nothing not even numbers without a prefix, of which there are a large number............strange, just taking advice and will get back to you.
    Might be that I need...
  5. Sticky: Sadly nothing recorded that I can see under that...

    Sadly nothing recorded that I can see under that number, any pictures or link;)
  6. Sticky: A bit more detail would be helpful as there are...

    A bit more detail would be helpful as there are several lists of several models to wade through ;)
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    More than likely shots from during the troubles....

    More than likely shots from during the troubles. They were in evidence in Singapore and Malaya even in the early sixties, when I lived there for 3 years.
    REME had big command workshops at NeeSoon....
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    Yes the flap pockets donate its an officer...

    Yes the flap pockets donate its an officer jacket..............."they can't be seen with too many buttons to do up or get caught by the RSM with buttons undone now can they" :lol:
  9. Thread: Qpp?

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    Interesting if it is as you suspect?But as it is...

    Interesting if it is as you suspect?But as it is in Canada it made infinate sense to be one of yours, but to me it looks to tidy for Ishapore.
  10. Hms sheffield - falklands war anniversary

    Sad unecessary loss of life on both sides. Interesting perspective on the use of the Exocet:

    Falklands War naval officer joins calls for Exocet 'kill switch' inquiry | Daily Mail Online
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    Simon, Blimey mate you pull them out of the bag....

    Simon,
    Blimey mate you pull them out of the bag.
    This is a very early 1960's Parachute Regiment image of two officers on a NATO 16 PARA Brigade Exercise. You will note the Centurion Tank exhaust...
  12. Thread: Qpp?

    by Gil Boyd
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    Daan, Yes saw that Crown E42 stamp, it would...

    Daan,
    Yes saw that Crown E42 stamp, it would appear the rifle has been apart several times looking at the screw actions, I'm fairly confident on the collar numbers as it would appear the same...
  13. Thread: Qpp?

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    A 1886 Enfield Mk IV Martini-Henry .577 Cal....

    A 1886 Enfield Mk IV Martini-Henry .577 Cal. Rifle.

    I would say from previous I have seen:

    Q.P.P stamp- stands for QUEBEC PROVINCIAL POLICE with 352 stamp below possibly an Officers collar...
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    Neil, They were personal issue in NI and...

    Neil,

    They were personal issue in NI and looked after to a high standard just like that one you have.
    Nice find in a small number, as the bulk Battalion weapons would normally go to an MOD...
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    Coppers on every corner in those days, with the...

    Coppers on every corner in those days, with the formidable whistle to call for their equivalent of todays Tactical Firearms Unit...........a solitary rusty old WW1 Lee Enfield most probably.:lol:...
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    bnz41, Only the BEST Battalions have the BEST...

    bnz41,

    Only the BEST Battalions have the BEST weapons :lol:
  17. Sticky: Nice to see in one take as simple as Mark makes...

    Nice to see in one take as simple as Mark makes it look from 7.62 to .22.
    Puts the fun back into the L1A1. Thanks for posting
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    Only time I have seen those worn, were by FFL...

    Only time I have seen those worn, were by FFL Officers if that helps possibly 40/50/60's issue.
  19. Sticky: Matt, Blank entry on the sheets so probably...

    Matt,
    Blank entry on the sheets so probably correct in your assumption. Rifles either side of it were sent to Bangkok, Thailand dated 1982 and 1983 FYI ;)
  20. Pulling out the stops for finland nato exercsie

    16 AIR ASSAULT deploy on NATO Exercise and more tanks deployed since WW2

    8,000 Army troops to exercise across Europe to deter Russian aggression
  21. Thread: A long gun?

    by Gil Boyd
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    Looks like a nice Swiss K31 7.5 x 55 straight...

    Looks like a nice Swiss K31 7.5 x 55 straight pull rifle
  22. Thread: Cut away L9A1

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    Eric, They were always intended to provide the...

    Eric,
    They were always intended to provide the hidden miracles on the true workings of a weapon, and the marvellous workmanship that went into thier construction and use.
    Some are more detailed...
  23. Thread: Cut away L9A1

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    Eric, Difficult one that. Once documented as...

    Eric,
    Difficult one that. Once documented as such, its a minefiled to remove it, especially at present with so many Firearms Staff packing it in with constant changes to work times,practises and of...
  24. Thread: Cut away L9A1

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    Eric, They must take so much patience to produce...

    Eric,
    They must take so much patience to produce those cutaways. Really nice too.
    Looks like they have bundled them all in together on the same ticket with the live firers he must have held, as...
  25. Thread: Cut away L9A1

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    Yes correctimondo, we were just testing you, and...

    Yes correctimondo, we were just testing you, and wanted to see who would spot it :lol:.

    Yes it was for the EMPIRE EXHIBITION in 1948 not 38 as I stated earlier.

    It is indeed a MK111 with a MK1...
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