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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:17 am 
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Thread title about says it all - newest addition to the gun closet. Not provenanced as a Gurkha weapon like the wonderful Gallipoli rifle previously posted, but not beyond the realm of possibility. Stock disk is unmarked, stock and nose-cap are later rework, with matched numbers on bolt, receiver, barrel and rear sight. Australian arrow in D marking; fingers of handguards removed as typical of Indian service, but no Ishy screw in stock. Matching P-07 bayonet marked ENF 12 '09. Have added correct WWI vintage oiler and pull-through in butt, and replaced leather sling with webbing (dated '44, but genuine WWI webbing would cost more than I paid for the rifle :roll: ). Will add more and better pics with some period kukris soon, but wanted to show off my new acquisition. 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:57 am 
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Nice one Berk..Thanks for sharing Rod


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:08 pm 
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As promised, more pics. Shown with the correct web sling,P-07 bayonet & scabbard, P-37 webbing set, frog and water bottle, and a 1921-dated Mk II kukri. Quite a lot of kit for a man to carry, not including rations and ammo.
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Still looking for a decent Brodie helmet.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:56 am 
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Berkley wrote:
Still looking for a decent Brodie helmet.

Ask, and ye shall receive :mrgreen: :
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Great display!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:55 am 
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Berk, Looks great! need the shirt some trousers and an early mannequin and you will have joined the ranks of the serious militaria collectors Rod


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Berk, Looks great! need the shirt some trousers and an early mannequin and you will have joined the ranks of the serious militaria collectors Rod

I'm afraid the disease is even worse than that - I found myself cruising eBay looking at WWI medals last night! :lol:

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The replicas are not expensive ! Rod


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Cracking display Berk!

Interesting bayonet, it will of originally had a quillion, makes it that little bit more desirable than its later counterparts!


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