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  1. I would advise you monitor Milweb in the Jeeps section.
  2. Those pics will help Me a lot to make one! Thank You Buddy!
  3. 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.
  4. He was probably propping up the bar in the Mess, long after you left! Very nice guy, Quiet & knew His stuff.
  5. I knew Him well. & met him again when i was at Warminster LWC.
  6. Errr, Is Policy 'Law' now then these days?.......
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. That is NOT an L2A3. it is the earlier L2A2. Note: the trigger shape is different to an L2A3. & also the Folding butt is Different. The L2A2 Butts will NOT fit the l2A3! You will observe in the above pic. A rib pressed in the side. The L2A3 doe NOT have this. The reason the butts are not interchangeable is. The trunnions are in Different positions on L2A2's to L2A3's.
  12. Bipod now sourced! However, I do have a small problem. The Traversing handle is missing off the Trav Hand Wheel. Does anyone have one? Or a lead as to where I might source one at all Please? The pic's below. Show the Trav Wheel without the folding Handle. Thanks in advance! Mike.
  13. Yes they were intended for the Royal marines. The A3 has a hold open device in the ejector block. They are converted from MK II Bren's. L4A4 SHOULD all be converted from Mk III Guns.
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