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Shoei 1st Model FG-42

Posted in Gone to a new home on July 1, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThere’s a couple of reasons why the FG-42 is a particularly difficult rifle to get hold of. Firstly they only made about 7,000 of them. And because they were only issued to Fallschirmjäger unless the Allied soldier was in a section of front where they fought the paratroopers, they were never captured and returned. The next problem is that they are tainted with being an “elite” item. This means, like Waffen-SS shyte, that wankers on the internet will pay stupid prices for their kit. Just witness the price of a Jerry paratrooper pot. Anyway, due to this, I will never likely own a real one so I have the next best substitute. This is a Shoei made non-functional replica, moves like the real thing, just will never accept a round. Meh.

Update: unfortunately this is a prohibited item in Canada so back to the owner it goes. It’s a terrible bit of catch-all legislation that makes a non-weapon into a banned item yet a dewat is allowed and not required to be registered.


K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle Dustcover

Posted in Gone to a new home on March 12, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis small bit of sheet metal is the action dust cover for a German K43 main battle rifle. I am rebuilding one of these from Bubba to not Bubba and mine was missing this part. They were poorly constructed and often bent or damaged so most soldiers ended up discarding them. These were an un-numbered part so I am not concerned that this is a reproduction although the finish is correct so it shouldn’t look too obvious once it’s on the rifle. Update: I am an idiot, my K43 has a machined bolt and a different dust cover already on it.


Kenya Campaign Medal 1963-1967

Posted in Gone to a new home on December 1, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_KenyaThis medal is on the internet described as the Kenyan Campaign Medal 1963-1967. This is getting to be a pain in the ass as I have been hunting the Kenya Independence Medal and this was sold to me as that, sight unseen. Meh.




German Kriegsmarine Dress Dagger

Posted in Gone to a new home on July 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German Naval Officers dress dagger. It was manufactured by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie AG in Solingen. The hangers are both original however I think they are mismatched as they have corroded at a different rate. The portapee is present and correct. The blades on these things are etched with a fouled anchor and rope motif.

Traded for a Mauser M30 Chinese Contract.


Royal Observer Corps Medal

Posted in Gone to a new home on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Royal Observer Corps Medal is a long service medal awarded in the United Kingdom to members of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) relating to service between 1941 and December 1995, when the ROC was stood down. The medal was initiated in 1950 by HM King George Vl.

This one is named to OBS. J. Barker.

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The Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal GV

Posted in Gone to a new home on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis medal, peculiar to the British Indian Army, was awarded to exceptional acts or service, sometimes for valour. This medal is named to 4347 NK. Sant Singh 2/23 Sikh PNRS.

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India Medal with the Relief of Chitral Bar

Posted in Gone to a new home on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomIn one of the last small wars of “The Great Game” a British garrison found itself trapped inside the walls of the fortress at Chitral in 1895. There were two columns sent to relieve them. This medal was awarded to the men who accompanied those columns. My one is named to NO85383 Staff Sergt. G. Prictor Commst. Dept.


1895 view of the Fortress of Chitral

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