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  1. Some useful spares there for someone.
  2. Yes a personal loss for Me, as Roger was a Great Friend for over 30 years. When I was serving I always popped into 'E' Shed to see Him. A cuppa & a Chinwag was a standard operating Procedure for Roger! Always helpful & a font of Knowledge. Roger was a Gentleman & Embodied the Spirit & Ethos of The Corps. He will be sadly missed by Many, & a Great Loss to the Hobby & The Corps itself. We have had to say goodbye to a Great Man, & True Ambassador of the Movement. I will miss having a Beer with you at show's Old Friend. I hope you are at Peace. Mike.
  3. I would advise you monitor Milweb in the Jeeps section.
  4. Those pics will help Me a lot to make one! Thank You Buddy!
  5. No Response so far! So I am guessing, nobody has a handle for sale? OK, Ill try another route: Does anyone who owns a Deact M2 60mm Mortar. Be willing to take some close up photo's for Me. Of thier folding handle on the Traversing wheel? Armed with those, I could make one myself. T.I.A. Mike.
  6. He was probably propping up the bar in the Mess, long after you left! Very nice guy, Quiet & knew His stuff.
  7. I knew Him well. & met him again when i was at Warminster LWC.
  8. Dale, it MAY be that the steering system has two slave cylinders for each side of the steering braking system? The logic being I would guess. Is that if a cylinder fails, you can still steer. A bit like a rolls Royce, two Braking & two ignition systems for 'Failsafe'! Just my thoughts on this.
  9. It will protect the inner hull from rust & looking unsightly . Also easier to pressure wash out, should you get a fluid leak in the future.
  10. Not quite correct chris. I have inspected, repaired & modified many Hundred's of thousands of SMGs during my Time in Service. I recall through the 70,s-80,s. A vast number had the crackle finish & were L2A3 spec. these were the original weapons bought by the MOD direct from sterling. They only lost that finish when going back to field workshops when the finish was very worn. Known as 'Rust Proofing'. Or 'Parkerising'. when all component's were degreased, vapour blasted & then Zinc Chromate (Parkerising) Finished. They were sprayed with Suncorite 259 heat resistant finish paint. &am
  11. These Photo's were taken in the School of Infantry at Warminster. Now the 'Land warfare centre'. I was stationed on strength there for three years in the eighties. The Soldier is posing standing approx. 30 Feet up from the Main Armoury. on the Road that runs parallel with the square behind him. Later & today used as a car Park. Also the building behind him is now the support weapons building. & has a 120mm Conbat standing outside now.
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