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    British Army Stoves

    The No.1 burner was an excellent item of equipment, IF maintained & looked after PROPERLY! As an Armourer, all cookers also fell under our auspices of inspection & repairs Etc. In practice however, if you had a good & experienced cook. They usually kept these things going in the Field very well indeed! Only if they could nor fix/ correct a burner, would they come to us for assistance. IE: It then needed a repair necessitating a spare part Etc. Or they hadn't got the correct tools to execute an in depth repair. The main problems with nearly all Petrol Stoves & burners. Was the main jet getting clogged up. This was due in the main, to small bit's of debris being introduced into the burners main tank. When filling the tanks from Jerry cans. Small bit's of the red lead paint liner in these cans / containers. Were the main culprit! Easy rectified with a strip & clean & fresh clean petrol!
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    Combat dealers is back :(

    But at the end of the Day, I'm sure simply Bruce doesn't give a Toss! His Salary from this program put's him in a position of: 'Laughing all the way to the Bank'!...…. Easy to simply make things up, but time spent of genuine Historical research. Is most praiseworthy & The only Correct way to go! We are ALL ambassador's of our hosen hobby. & simply custodians of Historical Artefact's. That when minded to restore them accurately & truthfully. Will in some cases, the only unique reference point/ item that remains on earth. But I guess that pounds are all that counts on the table for 'Some' Folks?.....
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    Combat dealers is back :(

    Was it the One Hitler kept His other Ball in?...…….
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    Firing main guns . Any one done it ?

    I have a couple of Propane Operated Crow Scarers for sale. PM if of interest.
  5. Just wondering. Has anyone picked up any further Intel on the Supposed 'Buried Nazi gold Train'? Just asking 😀
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    Faun Kraka

    Yes indeed! Had I known it was going to be sold at such a low price. I would have bid on it myself. The reason being, at a show. I could have one of the Krakas's in it's folded in half position. To show how they collapsed for air transportation! They run on a BMW twin Motor cycle engine, & are very quiet on the move! I get around Beltring / Major Vehicle Shows on mine. As they are small & very easily manoeuvrable. The size / thickness of the chains that drive each rear wheel hub. Have to be seen to be believed! Talk about German over engineering! LOL
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    Faun Kraka

    Yes that is about right for an auction room! I would say the six grand is more their worth, I own one of these little vehicles. & you cant put a price on the 'Fun Value' you get from them!
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    Faun Kraka

    way too cheap! The last one sold by Christie's there a few years back. Made over nine Grand! They fetch a lot more in Germany, approx six grand is about average.
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    E10 Petrol Consultation

    Survey completed & submitted.
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    Knowledge / Assistance required.

    Hi Gas, Yes I understand your comments on the above. However, I feel I have to add. After Military Service, I worked in the UK Defence Manufacturing Sector for 12 years. & I can tell you for a FACT. That the MOD & Other 'Government Agencies', DO get ripped off by products sold to them!..... As I stated previously, SOME products cost Pennies to MANUFACTURE. But.....The price they are sold on for is Far wide of the mark of a 'Fair' Profit!.....My Ex Boss, when questioned by Me, on 'How do you come up with a price that you 'Retail' then R**'? He replied: ' You get your cost of materials & actual manufacturing costs together. Add 20 Per cent & Double the figure'!......I can cite MANY examples of refurb mark up's that also gained a large 'Profit' in a similar way. The profit bearing no resemblance to a Fair mark up!..... Again, in the VAST amount of these attachments made, that I would like. The original manufacturing costs would be low. Considering they were churned out in their thousands. I have seen similar (But not the same products) sold at present in Germany in 2 Kilo Batches. & they cost no where near what these are up for! I feel you are absolutely right though, in your comment regarding. 'If you want it, one has to pay for it'!.....🙄
  11. Yes indeed Al! I am pleased to hear you are on the Mend Mate!
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    Knowledge / Assistance required.

    When you add in 22 Euros for postage. That then makes them 5.10 Euros each. And at a Total of Euros 49 for ten, it's not so cheap!......I would say they were worth a Euro each, when you consider that originally. They were made in their thousands. They would have cost Pennies to manufacture. It is the cost of postage that kills it! As I only need four or five at most, it becomes expensive!
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    Knowledge / Assistance required.

    Hello Buddy, Yes. They are load restraint anchor fittings I need. The ones shown are the ideal choice, they are for my Bundeswehr Trailer. These fittings slide in a track, Exactly the same way as the ones shown in your link to Devon 4 x 4 offerings. Can you see how expensive these are now? £10 quid for a Pair, make the one's in Germany at Euro 29 for Ten, look 'Cheap' by comparison! 😲 Other than the ones shown on the Devon site. The others are totally unsuitable I'm afraid. Thank you for looking for Me though. If you think/ see anything that looks similar to the one's in my Photo. They are they ideal ones! Cheers! Mike. 👍
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    Knowledge / Assistance required.

    Hello Guys! Does anyone have, or know where I can obtain some of the following? They are load securing fittings, that slide in a track. I have seen some on Ebay Germany, but they are VERY expensive for some reason? & when you add postage on top, well. Forget it! Anyone help at all please? Many Thanks in advance: Mike.
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    ID ammo boxes

    When the Rotating Turreted Ferrets (MK.II, 4 Etc.) Were converted from mounting .30" Cal M1919 MGs. To 7.62mm L34 GPMG's. The conversion ALSO had a replacement Ammo can holding tray. These are EASILY identified at a glance, as they have a Terry clip riveted on the top left. This was to hold the Allen key, that went into the new GPMG Hard Mount to hold the gun securely. The .30" Cal Can holding tray does NOT have this clip installed. The cut outs that accept each type of ammo can are also DIFFERENT Sizes! The 7.62mm Can holding tray. has a SMALLER opening /Cut out. To accept the BROWN Postwar 7.62mm Ammo Cans.
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