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  1. Results only online in the last couple of days. Not sold.
  2. Modern cotton overalls are extremely likely to have polyester thread stitching, which means when you use a dye for cotton the stitches remain their original colour.
  3. Restoring the universal carrier is episode 4 of "History in the Making" starting at 10:30. Episode 3 starts at 10pm and one item in it is making a shotgun by hand.
  4. Artisans restore a Second World War universal carrier in "History in the Making" Tuesday 12th March 10:30pm - 11pm
  5. Insurers' policies on issuing green cards:- https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/02/driving-to-europe-after-brexit--check-when-you-ll-need-to-contac/ Doesn't cover the specialist insurers but it does show the difference in time it takes for a green card to arrive from some of the well known insurance companies.
  6. If there is a maker's name and part number on the headlights, it may be possible to cross reference them to other makes of military spec lorries and then find the correct headlights. Another thought, is there room to fit a standard round sealed beam unit in place of the current headlamp?
  7. Only a partial answer, the first 4 numbers of the NSN = Guns, 75mm through 125mm including mortars.
  8. If you are still looking for a Thompson, have you looked at the replica ones?
  9. Please don't do that!
  10. From Brightwells "How To Buy" page:- A buyer’s premium at the following rates will be added to the hammer price: For Vehicles - 10%+VAT (minimum of £150) (e.g. on a hammer price of £10,000 you pay £1,000 premium + £200 VAT to give a total of £11,200, assuming a VAT rate of 20%) For Automobilia and all other items 17.5%+VAT *Items in this sale sold subject to VAT in addition to the hammer price are marked with an asterisk.
  11. An ex-gate guardian?
  12. Yes, I would like to a photo of the plaque.
  13. Some good news at last. Light at the end of the tunnel?
  14. Tugger With the link to the Ugandan Railway and previous volunteer experience (the spoon was his?) I wonder if he was in the Uganda Railway Volunteer Reserve:- https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/8059 The list of the India Volunteer Corps (1904) corrected to 30th June 1915:- https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/88335285 The 1st Battalion's officers:- https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/88335465
  15. This table maybe definitive on thread sizes:- http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~bolo/workshop/thread.html As the 1/4" BSP thread is too small, could it be Whitworth pipe thread? From the table, both are 19 TPI BSP dia. 0.518" Whitworth pipe thread dia. 0.5313" Another thread that is close is the Admiralty:- 9/16" - dia. 0.5556 - 20 TPI
  16. 2 companies in this thread:- http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/38775-brake-cylinder-sleeving/?tab=comments#comment-435699
  17. You are right:- http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/37406-1944-morris-c8-landrover-225-petrol-engine-conversion/
  18. 1942 Willys Jeep - Estimate (£): 20,000 - 25,000 http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1942-willys-jeep-13733 23rd February 2019 Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
  19. I don't know how old this:- http://www.cranetechnologiesinc.com/OldStyleM23Equilibrator50CalMountArmor.html Old style M23 machine gun mount this is the correct type to be used on armored vehicles. Comes with or without can holder. Good condition. US GI surplus. Price: $525.00 with Can Holder $475.00 without Can Holder If the holder is available separately it would be a very good buy. Contact form here:- https://www.cranetechnologies.com/
  20. Vintage British Army Marquee Hire may even have a WWII marquee GS Double:- http://armymarquees.co.uk/
  21. Mount and tray. Not cheap but you would have a mount to sell. Early M23 WWII Cradle with Ammo Tray 50 cal Browning Mount assembled paint ready:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EARLY-M23-WWII-Cradle-with-Ammo-Tray-50-cal-Browning-Mount-assembled-paint-ready/372596715875?hash=item56c07eb163:g:LGkAAOSwweRbLS8V:rk:1:pf:0
  22. If nobody answers your question, you may find this site useful:- http://www.dkw.org.uk/
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