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    Richard Auld

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  1. Recently added this ET66 M42 to the collection. Nice size and very decent liner and strap. A nice unmessed with example imo.
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  2. Don't like your women with a mustache? Search for others like it and see if they all have the 'stache' I would think not but who knows.
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  3. Thats ok, for a time there I thought I was in the dog house lol
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  4. I think I will become a hoarder of These. Love them.Yes, small start. I need to add some engineer saw backs.The Regt. marked one is the most recent addition. I have a 4th one in the mail, sadly its over 3 weeks late and most likely I will never see it. And it was shipped within the USA. last tracking was from 40 miles from me and 3 weeks ago.
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  5. Recently picked up this original Kriegsmarine cap tally and eagle/cockade. I am lacking an original cap at the moment so I picked up a high end repro, to display the orig. insignia. The white topped cap is a post war Bundesmarine. but eagle/cockade on that are orig. I have included some photos showing the attachment of the tally to the cap, also a comparison of the orig. to a common reproduction tally. Cheers!
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  6. I own very few helmets, and half of them are pots, so I have what I'm afraid is a very uneducated question. Is there any safe way to remove the entire liner of a Spanish Civil War helmet (or any other liner that's partly bolted to the helmet)?
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  7. Nice unmessed with lid, love it...
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  8. Looks good, really good! I had to do the vaseline treatment to a Austrian wound badge 5,6 years ago and it still looks good.
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  9. The lovely folks at HFB Group went and Shanghai’d me into joining them last year. They specialise in British bomb disposal circa 1940. A pity that I do not have more time to attend most of their display shows but I’m chuffed to show off a few bits and bobs at their display when I can.
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  10. Since we last talked,the collection has grown again. I think this will eventually outstrip the inert ammo. I will keep the bombs and fuzes for the re enactment group. But once i decide to start selling up,it would be an avalanche of sales of the Artillery,Mines and the rest of the TR stuff
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  11. Since left the Homefires Group. A new one being formed operating out of Sheffield,next year. Will keep you posted and sort details in a new thread when ready
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  12. We'll be moving away from Facebook to this web forum as FB really hate militaria groups. No censorship, unlimited pictures, buy & sell and lots more... However, It’s an expensive business hosting a website, software licences etc. if you appreciate what the MCN does for collectors, then please consider donating. The forum licences have expired, so need to renew them imediately... I have set the target at £395 per year, which is less than it actually costs, but I pay the extra above that amount. After that, any surplus money raised will be donated to veteran charities. For 2021 our chosen charity is Combat Stress. https://www.militariacollectors.network/donations/donate-to-the-mcn-2022/
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  13. Facebook chipping away at our sort of Hobby. Ive watched it for years degrade. They will pull the plug on militaria.
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  14. Cheers mate, I've updated the software... just need to get more traffic in here...
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  15. Ah lovely I can reply
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  16. I should use better wording the badge in question, the pin is not crimped in like the original. Do you see what I mean? The molding under the pin in the highlighted area has no function.
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  17. Pretty sure it wrong now after looking at some others, please see below, credit to VIP Militaria, Lakeside trader and Geils militaria. I have highlighted on your picture what is wrong, at the bottom the hardware is spongy at best and the casting mark to the left? The tell is at the top as they have cast it from an original probably missing the pin and as a result you have the imprint of the original hardware but with a cut out to fit the new pin? If you see what I mean. Also the smaller casting blobs also circled. Note also the originals seemed to have tooling marks at the catch hook. Best Rich
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  18. I think you may be in luck, its a bit batterer around the back but I would wait for more info, won of the guys will come along and give you a firm yes or no
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  19. Hi, shame you are selling up! have you got any battle dress jackets and trousers as well as pictured. I have a pal that collects that area- Best Rich
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  20. Cleaned it up using Vaseline for zinc pest as recommended, must say it looks a lot better.
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  21. At least third item from the end is Russian origin. It has inscription "освешение кабины", this is switchboard to turn on the cabin or cockpit lighting. From right of it there's another switch, its label starts with "A", but is unreadable. Maybe gentle cleaning reveals the text?
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  22. Guys, don't worry I didn't buy it it was a gift. Rich
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  23. French or American in style? Would not say German. Best Rich
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  24. Certainly interesting modification with some sort of covert purpose? Perhaps insurgent use, easy to conceal but with hard hitting rifle cartridge still? Rich
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  25. Nice Coal Miners diary, looks like recipe notes or such like, just a guess, putting 2 and 2 together. Rich
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  26. Hi Chaps, I've had this for a while, its a German diary dated to 1941, and reused by a guy from the Coldstream Guards in 1945. Anyone help with translating the German text?? Doesnt have to be word for word, but just to give me the gist of what it was used for...I do know, Potatoes are mentioned earlier in the book....:) also added a few pics for yer viewing pleasure...:) Cheers.
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  27. A port hole, these were from all types of ships and are still in use now, the fact that this one is a WW2 era makes this more of a good one , its a shame that we dont no the ship that it came from as this may put the price up. As for a price try on line and see what these are going for
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  28. @Lewis890 , Paul aint on here anymore, it got a bit quiet for him....:( BUT, I'll let him know he has a PM...:)
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  30. Thank you Lenny, I’m glad to be here !
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  31. Guys, gift from a pal renovating his attic and roof. No doubt nicked from the barracks locally. Rich
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  32. As you say, I dont think this is something Wartime related, but it is very ornate and looks well made, I have not seen one like it before
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  33. Thanks for replying 😊 ! I know that some wooden rounds was for rifle grenades (Gewehrsprenggranate), but they weren’t sharp bullets😕
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  34. Hello, I need Help a bit ! I've never seen a grenade like this before… Origin ? Manufacturer ? Is anyone able to tell me a little about this grenade, it feels like it is from first World War. Markings: E&S 1915 Thank you in advance !
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  35. Hi, I cant be 100% but I think this might be a French F! fusante No/ !. However I am not to happy in the fact that this looks as if it still has the wick in place and the base nut has not been removed, are you sure that this has been de activated , was this from a dealer and if so did he say that if was safe and was it from a good dealer
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  36. Further pics of the Norwegian Air Force M35.
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  37. Guys, as stated above. Rich
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  38. Mike very similar to this one, there are no inside pockets as such just the field dressing pocket and it is as it should be, the collar, a couple of buttons and obviously the eagle has been messed with so not ideal but for what I swapped I can't complain, you can't win them all... Best Rich
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  39. Oh Tony, I would have a field day repairing that, an old bit of leather aged and blended in, it would look the part
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  40. Just bought this Ishapore Made Bayo, dated March 1943, c/w frog..........sorry about the pics, they were the sellers.... Looking forward to its arrival...
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  41. Just to mention that when my Mum ( Anne Robertson Strachan) was a young girl in Wishaw (Scotland) she and the neighbours in the street used to go everyday carrying metal buckets along the railway lines to pick up pieces of coal that they threw out, as my Mum told me 20 or 30 women would join in with their sons and daughters to scour the tracks for anything like coal......Many of you probably remember your Dear family doing this as in the 20's and 30's even in the 40's....to take buckets of coal back home to light the fire in the kitchen and boil water (many Times in a kettle) so that when Dad came home from work he could have a hottish bath, which was a tin bath in front of the fire, then the Mum would go next (Yes in the same water) then the children from the oldest to the youngest......Unbelievable when we think of what we have today. And to mention my Mum's Aunt Jemima had 16 children......How this Dear women coped with the ....feeding, washing, paying the rent etc and feeding them...I myself when my Mum who is over 100 years old today and still going lived told me, It seems impossible to understand let alone believe but it was True as all over the UK had all the same suffering and work to do, for the love of their families. Thank us ALL we do not have to go through this life again....How Very Fortunate and Very, Very Lucky ......We All Are Today, Let us all realise what they suffered and endured with no help from the government......Survival, they certainly should be remembered! Desert Rat........SCOTLAND THE BRAVE.....!!!
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  42. Here are a couple of bits, I know I have more in boxes somewhere.
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  43. O.k. I have had this cap for many years. It was sold to me as a 1950's era movie prop. All it had was the Waffenfarb strip. The insignia I bought later. I love the cap, thats why I have hung onto it all these years.
    1 point
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