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  1. It's been over 20 years since I worked on these! But as I recall APPROX 4" Long X a Loose slip fit in the mantlet hole diameter! Fins I would estimate to be APPROX 7-8mm Thick. You would HAVE to gauge it To LOOK right when Placed up against Your Turret Mantlet. If I were you, I would get up close & personal with the above Picture printed off. & do a Drawing with your own measurement's to LOOK similar to the F/E in the Photo. In my opinion, this would not be a difficult job. YOU would have to do that there. I am unable to help further on this.
  2. You could use a 1/4" slitting saw. Or an angle grinder mounted on a chop saw type of stand. to cut the flutes of the Flash Hider. Edges could be rounded with a Dremel of small hand file. & finished off smoothly.
  3. I first saw one of those 7.92mm Bren's at Southsea in the eighties for sale. At a vehicle show on the seafront green. It was £200. No one wanted it or even picked it up. Because it wasnt an 'English' .303" Bren!.....I knew exactly what it was. Knew there were less of them about. But didnt recognise the significance at the time!.....:(
  4. As an aside, but co related to the topic here. Last night at 8pm there was thunderous applause on my Estate outside. As everyone Nationwide, stepped outside to Clap with Support. & to show our Wonderful NHS & Carers. How much they are appreciated. To Me personally, this shows the backbone of Decency that STILL prevails in this Country. Dispite the selfish & inconsiderate idiots that abound sadly.
  5. They are staying positive on thier site. With encouraging words. But the reality is, for all of Us I feel. Is the show season this year, realistically will be totally written off.....😟
  6. That Wiki content is not quite correct! It states that the No.2.MKI* was the FIRST to be produced. This is INCORRECT! The No.2.MK.I was the First. It was Double action & HAD a spur hammer. The No.2.MK.I* was a modification to the afore mentioned. & had the Hammer spur removed. Later production was manufactured Spur less then onwards. It was double action only. The later No.2.MK.I** had the internal Hammer rebound stop removed from assembly. & as they then correctly quoted. This did indeed produce safety 'concerns'!... A blow against the Hammer accidently, WOULD allow the revolver to fire itself! Imagine if you knocked the Hammer inadvertently against a hard object in an Armoured vehicle! Or came off a Motorcycle in a Tumble & hit the Hammer on a hard object / surface!.....
  7. He wouldnt. He would carry it in a holster. The same as a 'Webley, or Smith & Wesson'!.....( Enfield No:2 & 2,MK.I * is a REVOLVER. NOT A Rifle!...) Carried in a webbing waist belt, with canvas holster. IF He carried a Stengun. It would be a MK.III. This had a modification done on the top rib. To enable it to be carried slung Across his CHEST.....
  8. Or an Enfield No:2.MK.I. Or MK.I* in .380".
  9. The spare engine & any parts left over that you do not use. If you sell them on afterwards, it will help defray your outlay costs overall!
  10. Even today on NCO Carder's, it is taught on how to do Field Briefings / Plans of attack Etc . By using your Entrenching tool. & using twigs, Coloured wool If available to mark routes. Or your imagination to utilise just about anything that was available. To illustrate terrain & positions, land marks Etc. The usual procedure was to cut out a small pit approx. 4" deep, x 6Ft x 5Ft. & use this for your ground plan layout. I have seen some that looked amazing, You usually had 15 mins to complete one of these!...The only limit was your imagination! There are commercial JNCO kits available to purchase privately today. That contain clear laminated coloured cards, Wool, Chalk Etc. All fitting in a Tabaco Tin to fit in your pocket Etc. When the briefing was completed, the whole thing was destroyed / broken up, turfs replaced etc. Leaving no sign of human intervention!
  11. Extremely reliable engines in my expirience. It's not the engine that is the main problem in this range. it is the VEHICLE they are installed in that causes 'Difficulties on some! The designers of the vehicles are only concerned in shoe horning the engine in it! MAINTAINANCE procedure's are secondary it would seem? Ferrets were the easiest in my working on them. Lift the complete engine deck cover off. & you had access to work easily on most items on the engine. I have to concede, on MK.I Petrol engined 432's. Valve adjustment was a 'Squeeze' through the side 'kidney plate. A BIG headache on them, was when used in BATUS in Canada. A Hard unforgiving training area used to shake loose. The valve adjusters on a regular basis! You HAD to wait ages for the engine & it's compartment to cool down. Before you could do anything through that kidney plate! Otherwise you would get badly burnt!... Stalwarts: If you had a load in the back & the engine died. you HAD to empty the load compartment & lift the floor panels. To get at ANYTHING on those Engines! Saracen & Saladin was limited access on both types. Yes, engines were not the problem. The design of the vehicle allowing what access you could have. was the problem!....Just my 2 Penneth worth!
  12. And as He is High Profile involved in YWE He cannot exactly, 'Hide'!...…. The despicable way he has behaved towards Myself & others. This NEEDS stopping!!!....
  13. Can We ALL see a Pattern here?...…………….🥺
  14. Yes, the content at the end of the Article By the CMV Crew. Describes EXACTLY how this 'Person' (Too polite a word for him! ) 'Operates'!...…..
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