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  2. hummermark

    19 set pocket watch

    Did the 19 set come out of the factory with a watch or is this a accessory added after?
  3. brown cow

    19 set pocket watch

    Hi Tony I opened up the GS/WT watch from my earlier post : Swiss made, 15 jewel , non-magnetic but no maker. I can see presumably a serial number under the main spring wheel (cannot remember correct name) that's about it. JWH was J W Handley who made many types of instruments during WW2. the underline V means they were based in the state of Victoria. A method of marking on many items including clothing. For the watch enthusiast a couple of pics of my Aust general purpose Waltham, and an Omega bought at a motor swap meet years ago. The seller had 8 or 10 to choose from, all 'non goers'. None of mine operate. regards, Andrew
  4. ajmac

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Its all good fun. Colleagues at work watch the show and it seems to come up in conversations in a positive fashion. If you have any kind of in depth knowledge of an area I'd advise against watching any TV program concerning it or watching a news item on it as its is sure to be a huge let down.
  5. radiomike7

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Bob, as I understand the US 75mm APC-T round had a fuze/tracer element in the base which was designed to produce shrapnel after a short delay when the penetrator had done its job.
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  7. Tranter

    Introduction

    Thank you for those kind words! I hope that my interest in artillery optics/instruments etc. May be of some use to people and I'm more than happy to advise or help anyone who needs some assistance. I can't say I'll always be able to come up with the right answer though!
  8. Ex-boy

    Introduction

    Hi Steve, and welcome. I am sure your knowledge will be an asset to many here. By the way, I'm also Steve, ex-army and 69 years old, but sadly I don't currently have the time, funds nor space for any hardware, so I can only offer an occasional snippet from my experiences. No doubt you can do better. Good luck. Steve.
  9. oats and barley

    Combat dealers is back :(

    i will have to ring gavin see if he has any more 12 grand airbourne jeeps
  10. Bob Grundy

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Tuesday 16 October thrilling episode; I have had quite few Ferrets but never had a Mk3, I must have been deluded all these years as I thought it was a Mk1/2 that was shown. Bruce mentioned that a friend had blown himself up whilst dismantling a 75mm Anti-tank round, since when did solid shot explode? It really is just big kids playing about.....
  11. TooTallMike

    OGEL again

    OGEL really isn't a problem. I had one of these for a while and did the returns as required. Once my circumstances changed and I ceased to need it I cancelled it. If you are taking a modern MV to Normandy next year just register for it, do the return at the end of the year and then cancel it. It costs nothing and you can call for advice on how to complete the paperwork. It is certainly not a reason to change plans or cancel trips. If you are capable of booking a ferry ticket online, you can do this! - MG
  12. Tranter

    Introduction

    Hi, My name is Steve & I have a great interest in British artillery from WWI Onwards. I'm retired & 69 years old. I served for 6.5 years in the Royal artillery as a Battery Surveyor and for 16 years in the RAF as an electronics engineer. I'm mainly interested in the sighting of guns and have a reasonable collection of sight brackets/carriers, dial sights and direct fire telescopes, field clinometers & sight clinometers, most of which have been restored by myself.
  13. ajmac

    Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 spares

    Good call Pete, I ordered the spare from him this evening. Thanks,
  14. simon king

    Morris C8

    David, is there a way of securing the tilt frame in a raised position on the truck as you suggest. The 3 planks attached to the tilt frame just rest on the top of the original body. There is no other attachment. Also the windows in the canvas only work if you think of it as a separate tent as they are behind the lockers otherwise. Similarly the canvas blinds are on the inside, suggesting easy access from the inside. Just not possible with the lockers in place. The radio installation, with the No23 carrier that just clips onto the table, is specifically designed to be removed from the back of the truck if required, and the attached diagram shows it being used away from the truck. That’s why the 300w Chorehorse genny is carried to allow the installation to be used without access to the vehicle auxiliary dynamo. The charging board it attached with wing nuts to allow it to be easily removed for remote use. Having said all this, I suspect the feeling was that it was a lot of faffing around for little benefit and the option was rarely used
  15. David Herbert

    Morris C8

    Simon, I think that the idea of the long hoops and extension pieces for the canvas was that you could have more headroom within the truck if you were not needing to be very mobile. The centre hoop could not be lengthened as it would overlap the wheel arch opening. Certainly you could use it as a tent (and there are photos of that being done with 8cwt tilts) but the radio instalation is very much built into the 15cwts and would then not be protected from the weather. This is a purpose built radio truck, not a GS truck with a radio. If the tilt were raised as I suggest the wooden planks that tie the hoops together would be useful in preventing the tilt blowing inwards . David
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  17. simon king

    Morris C8

    Hi Sigve Do you have the original canvas tilt for the truck? Do those three canvas extension pieces attach to the bottom of it by any chance? If so you may have proved something that I have been wondering about for a while - that on the 15cwt FFW like the MWR and your museums Morris, it was possible to take the tilt frame off the truck to use as a separate radio tent. That is why the tilt frame is extended front and back. Once on the ground, the trucks canvas would not be long enough so the three additional sections were intended to be attached to the bottom of the trucks canvas to fully enclose the tent. Were there any extension pieces for the four legs as well? The two circles are intended to close off the speaking tubes when used as a tent. As with the MWR, the planks attached to the tilt frames are only intended to provide stability when the frame is being used away from the vehicle as a separate tent
  18. Sigve

    Morris C8

    Thanks David, Smal info: This is not my truck. It belongs to a museum - Rogaland Krigshistoriske Museum Norway. I`m a voluntary at the museum. This way I can have as many military vehicles as I like without hiding anything. I only have some for myselves 🙂 For tje Morris I have been looking at all the photos of MWR`s that I can find, and this helped a lot. But....... I will need more info specific for the Morris. F.e. The tailgate on the Morris is narrower than the one on the Bedford - So the rear boxes can not be opened backwords?? Another detail that came with this truck is the 3pieze extention for the canvas:
  19. I believe one of them has donated a propeller to the one restored by the Pearsons.
  20. David Herbert

    Morris C8

    Hi Sigve, Your truck is amazing, my first MV was a Bedford MWR which I bought 48 years ago and was not remotely in as good a condition or as complete as yours. David
  21. Sigve

    Morris C8

    Hope these wil do Johann?
  22. Hi, I have a NOS American wiring loom for a Jeep trailer for sale - £35.00. And a 1918 British Fire Extinguisher for sale - £25.00 More pictures available on request. Cheers Gavin Bowman
  23. Gavin Bowman

    Radio 19 Set for sale

    Hi, I have a 19 set for sale. Canadian manufacturer - mark three 1943. £950 ono More pictures available on request. Cheers Gavin Bowman
  24. Citroman

    French Magneto

    Can we see the other sides too?
  25. peter75

    Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 spares

    Alastair, there is a guy on milweb that specialises in Enfield parts. Look on classifieds. Peter.
  26. Do as anyone know where I can obtain a spare screw for retaining the safety on a British manufactured No4 Mk1.
  27. ploughman

    Leyland Drops

    Spotted what I think may be 4 or more Leyland DROPS wagons in an HGV yard near Derby off the A52. Do not know any details, or if they are for sale or breaking.
  28. Tony B

    19 set pocket watch

    A lot of the watches used by both sides were Swiss. The one I have is a black faced RECTA, name on dial Back of case markings Broad Arrow G.S.T.P. (Gentral Service trade Pattern ) F , unidentifiable 22166. Inside back of case is engine turned marked F4726 engraved roughly 621242 proffesional engraved and some smal what I take to be repair marks, intials and numbers. Movemt is marked RECTA. Genral size and scale of numbers on face are similar, though hands are two section but narrower. Hope this might be of intret.
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