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Buster

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About Buster

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  • Birthday 19/07/1965

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    Ayrshire
  • Interests
    Deactivated guns,edged weapons,third reich medals,

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  1. Upon seeing them, the last body type one is the kind I had, but with the first type fuse/ ingnitor
  2. Very nice, I haven't seen one of those carriers for ages,! And that kugel is in remarkable condition, I used to have one also, but not as nice as yours.
  3. Stay safe Kenny & everyone else from the shop . , hopefully this virus can be brought under control soon & we can try to get back to normal ( or as close to normal as we can)
  4. Buster

    M5 bayonet

    Thanks Gildwiller, it's a nice piece of kit & the build quality is outstanding
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    M5 bayonet

    I took delivery of this today, it's an M5 bayonet ,it was adopted by the U.S. military in 1953 to replace other bayonets for the M1 Garand rifle and uses the M8A1 scabbard. During the Korean war, the M1 bayonet , which mounted to the M1 rifle, was found difficult to remove while wearing heavy gloves. As a result, the M5 bayonet was designed and issued in 1953. This was a total redesign based on the M4 bayonet used by the M1 carbine. The M5 bayonet looks nothing like the original M1 bayonet, and is the only U.S. bayonet without a barrel mount ring on the crossguard, making it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet.
  6. The ribbon on the star has been joined together& shortened, looks like it's been worn, the ribbon is almost worn through just above the ring.
  7. Thanks Leon, I am very pleased with them, I just could never see myself selling family medals & didn't know the where the grandfathers until I arrived at the sellers door
  8. I got this trio grouping from a family member of the recipient ( grand daughter) who had no real emotional attachment to them. They where found in the attic during a clear out & have the original ribbons, so obviously have never been in the collectors circute. Private. James Cairns. S-3276. Ayrgle & Sutherland Highlanders
  9. Buster

    1896 bayonet

    The Ljungman reminds me very much of the svt 40
  10. Buster

    1896 bayonet

    No , it was well below retail dealers price , I just wanted one in my collection. I read that some branches of the army still had these in the 60s. Why the heck did the company think it would be ok to send a much lower value & less desirable item would be ok with a customer , that's outrageous. Order a luger & receive a .38 webley ! It's just not on .
  11. Hi guys, I bought this today from the guy I got the gas mask from, it's a model 1896 model mauser bayonet , I dont really know much about these, but it looks way ahead of it's time for a knife bayonet., feels great & well balanced in the hand.
  12. Yes , I was surprised by the build quality for the price , bearing in mind an original UK/EU deact now sells for £2.885 , the cocking handle moves under spring tension, but does not strip or dry fire. The denix will cock & dry fire , but will not strip the same way as a conventional original mp40.
  13. Ok it's not a deact, but it's as near to one as i will ever get, it's a replica MP40 made by Denix, I got it from the same seller I got the gas mask, & fletchettes from, it looked to new & fresh so I tried to knock some of it off., before & after pics.
  14. I got these from the same seller as the gas mask, these horrible little devils are flechettes, these particular versions are standard US flechettes, used during the Vietnam era, and in many different APERS munitions like 105mm beehive artillery rounds, 2.75” rockets, supposedly shotgun cartridges as well. There would be 2,000 of these packed into the likes of the above mentioned beehive rounds.
  15. I picked this up at the weekend, it's a French C38 gas mask , filter & container, I know nothing about these, but it's in remarkable condition for its age & is dated 38.
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