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  1. Yes, it's been like that all the time I've had it.
  2. Thank you for your reply, I have amended the advertisement. I dont have a 20g choke gauge, one barrel is marked with 3 stars, the other is faint but appears to have two stars, indicating 3/4 and 1/2 chokes. The LOP is 14" It is marked for 70mm chambers, i.e. 2 3/4" It weighs about 5.6 lbs, i.e. 2.55kgs
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    Money, that was collected by the public, was withheld from the families until the FWA became involved.
  4. I used to photograph a lot of wild fungi then spend time trying to identify them using reference books and the internet. It takes ages because there are so many varieties. I found Birch Boletus an easy one to identify, but just because it is edible it doesnt mean it's tasty!
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    To decrease the file size on my smart phone I screen shot the image then crop it. It then uploads much faster.
  6. Certainly true in France, Mayle mentioned it in A Year in Provence.
  7. Thank you for the replies, I've got his service book somewhere, theres a piece of Defence medal ribbon in that. He was initially in the RA then served in the RASC I always remember another of my great uncles (again 8th army) found it difficult to return to Italy after the horrors he saw there. Atrocities committed by one Italian on another, it took him 40 years to exorcise that demon.
  8. Thank you for the replies so far, I have been in touch with the War Office and they confirm: 39/45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence medal; 39/45 War medal I'm quite annoyed at the branch of the family who have lost his medals, he served and I want him remembered by my own offspring. I just want to make sure that I use genuine medals. I often feel that the 8th Army get forgotten in the push toward victory, some people forget how horrific Montecassino was.
  9. Hi, are there any WW2 Medal experts on here? I want to assemble a framed group for my great uncle (the originals have been lost within the family over the years), he never married and I want something to honour his memory. Joined up before Sep '39 and fought with the 8th Army in the usual theatre, N.Africa, Italy etc. I want to know how to tell the difference between genuine and repro medals for that era. Cheers
  10. I bought a cheap petrol trimmer brand new, only ran it on Aspen. Didn't use it for three years, put in some fresh Aspen, it started third pull. The reason that small two-stroke engines get bad publicity is that when they are stored with fuel in them the petrol goes off (something to do with long chain hydrocarbons breaking down or something), petrol evaporates and leaves the two stroke oil behind that starts to clog orifices, the petrol overtime starts to make diaphragms in carbs go stretchy. Aspen is a synthetic fuel, yes it is expensive but for me as a casual user of chainsaws etc
  11. I think the electric sharpener cuts in at an angle, into the groove where the file usually sits. The chain needs to be taken off to use the electric sharpener. Personally I use a Husqvarna kit which has a guide that sits on the chain and bar assembly and prevents the file cutting too deep into the links.
  12. Gunmark Harrier 20g sbs Fair condition £150 SW Lancashire
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