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Buster

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About Buster

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  • Birthday 19/07/1965

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    Ayrshire
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    Deactivated guns,edged weapons,third reich medals,

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  1. Something out of my comfort zone, I got this para illumination mortar yesterday ! its post war but exactly the same as the ww2 one that was used from 1937 till 1981 . My brother was in the RHF mortar platoon for 10 years and said that he used the 81mm/3 inch round . I gave it a careful clean as the paint is water based and comes of easily, then a few coats of spray Matt lacquer to protect the lettering.
  2. Here is a new pair of great war medals I picked up today, they are named to private James Fernie the royal Scots fusiliers , service number ( 26744) then he later served with the highland light infantry service number (42646), these medals are his full decoration entitlement .
  3. Thanks Leon , I already had the cap badge, so the medals sit nice with it.
  4. I got this nice pair of medals today, they are the full award entitlement to service number S23201 , private William Moir of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders .
  5. Yes Fritz , but unfortunately not genuine items
  6. I acquired this today from a local collectors shop, it's a small trench art piece, in the shape of a scimitar, It is made using an imperial German 7.92mm bullet, the head stamp is marked S ( for spritzer) 67 for 67% ( case alloy content copper) and dated 10/ 15 for October 1915. Its a nice little addition to my " war chest " collection
  7. Yes Fritz, I was sure it was the wrong frog as you said they are usual in a terrible state, I know also that the strap shouldn't be there but looks very old, I was going to remove it but when it arrives in the post i just couldn't mess with it,I just gave it a thin coat of renaissance wax to preserved the bare steel from rust & leather from cracking any further.
  8. I got this yesterday,as can be seen its dress bayonet manufactured by Eickhorn, the paint has been removed from the scabbard , would this be permitted during the third reich period? & it also a little buckle & strap fitted to the frog , this looks to have been done a very long time ago ( clearly not a professional job)
  9. I wouldn't dent either, was thinking more off chemical ageing somehow .
  10. Thanks fritz very helpful information indeed,, I payed very little for it so if I find more accurate parts I still wont be very much into it, it's only going to sit in a cupboard with my guns for display, i might try knocking the newish look out of it
  11. Hi , I picked this up this morning, I know nothing of picklehaub, but know this is s repro (as sold to me) what I want to know is, is it an accurate copy or not? I know Fritz will know exactly what it is,.
  12. Fantastic Leon, thaks for going to the trouble, I will get those printed off at the weekend, I am still amazed all these records are available after all this time
  13. I got these medals from the same source as the k98 bayonet .They are a great war pair awarded to a Percy Gander, army service corp, his service number is m-297998, he later went on to serve with the police & was awarded the special constabulary long service medal, I take it Percy didn't want the expense of getting ribbon bars made, so made his own with cardboard and little bits on ribbon cut from his medals, the set also came with the badges pictured, & the boxes the decorations came in.
  14. Buster

    K98

    I Bought this a few days ago! As I have been after a minty k98 bayonet since selling mine a few years back, this one was manufactured by P.WEYERSBERG, it's dated 1938 & as can be seen is waffenampt to the pomel, the scabbard is non numbers matched to the bayonet . This will look great next to my dress bayonet.
  15. I am fast running out of room, so decided to utilise this wooden chest, I have lined it with an exercise Matt & I intend putting risers in the corners so I can cut a piece of board to size so I can have another layer of space * like a chocolate box* haha All the paper work in the pic is from an educational pac i bought regarding ww1. ( nice to dislay)
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