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by Lord Byron
Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: pomes
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Pomes? :?:
by Lord Byron
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Brass compass
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

youll be surprised what you can pick up on tour, we raided a police station that had working bren guns and mausers lined up ready to give to the locals to get red of us, and silence ww2 one shot pistols . If those are the ones I'm thinking of, the Welrod, they're worth over a £1000 for a deactivate...
by Lord Byron
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: AutoSol
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Was the original thread on this same subject you started in F&G some time ago not sufficient? :?:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11728
by Lord Byron
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cap badges 1914 - 18. Identification.
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Cap badges 1914 - 18. Identification.

Type16 wrote:Plaese can anybody assist me with the identification of 3 cap badges, being worn by my great uncles in WW1? Reasonable quality photo is all I have.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks, Andy.


Or post the picture here, and some of us WW1 chappies can have a stab at it... :wink:
by Lord Byron
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Vickers .303 MG storage crates for sale + other accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Blast deflector gone as well.
by Lord Byron
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Reproduction WW1 Machine Gun Corps poster for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Still got some of these left if anyone wants one.
by Lord Byron
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Wanted - UK size 10 Officers style brown leather ankle boots
Replies: 1
Views: 886

All sorted for this now, thanks.
by Lord Byron
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Brass compass
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: 1914 Brass compass

I was down the Jingly market today (Afghanistan) and they are selling nice 1914 stamped compass's. They differin size from slightly larger than 50p to one's that are as big as my palm. The will be quite cheap compared to buying in the uk. They also sell other item stamped 1914. If anyone is intrest...
by Lord Byron
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: And the dress
Replies: 31
Views: 3762

Re: And the dress

Yes, that was me :wink: We'll say a proper hello next time- if you recognise me without the wig lol. Mind you, I'll recognise you next time anyway. BTW, you succeeded where so many people have failed - you made WWII & weapons interesting :shock: Your knowledge and enthusiasm shone through - wel...
by Lord Byron
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: And the dress
Replies: 31
Views: 3762

Re: And the dress

An attempt at a slightly better picture! Was that you I was talking to just outside the Armoury at Detling on Monday afternoon, just after me (the young speccy soldier) and Ian (the older chap) had withdrawn the Vickers Machine Gun for the WW1 battle that afternoon and were loading the belt with th...
by Lord Byron
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4133

Just had this website pointed out to me:

http://www.northantset.co.uk/viewarticl ... ionid=5941

Has a very nice video, and a number of pictures - including a lovely one of myself and my Vickers and some random children in the WW1 trench! :P
by Lord Byron
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cloth covered rubber gas mask hose wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

I've now had a very useful reply via another forum I posted this message, so fingers crossed I've found a usable hose.
by Lord Byron
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cloth covered rubber gas mask hose wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Cloth covered rubber gas mask hose wanted

I'm basically restoring an original WW1 British made Small Box Respirator into a part-original/part-replica suitable for reenactment. I got the restored face-piece back this weekend, and I've almost finished work on the filter, so the only thing I'm now missing is a suitable hose to connect the two....
by Lord Byron
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: leather work
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

I've just had a look at them, (still can't find the camera) there is a snake clasp one, the other has the lion on a small round disc which fits into a circle with deiu etmon droit. The german one has an eagle sat atop a swatizka srounded by the words "meine thre holft trouo!" I'm not fami...
by Lord Byron
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: leather work
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: leather work

I've just been given some leather work from the two world wars, one german belt which my great uncle took off a german body and two first world war belts. All of them have been stored in an attic and are very dry but the stiching on the german belt has rotted and needs replacing, can anyone reccome...
by Lord Byron
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wee mans clothes.
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Wrap him in hessian? :twisted:

(well, it would be authentic for WW1 - if we could just persuade him to lie still on the parapet of our trench he'd look just like a sandbag!).
by Lord Byron
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion Silk
Replies: 16
Views: 1685

Re: Dupion Silk

What is it? Is it suspect for C15th use? (We have found a limited supply at £6 per metre, but don't want to spend money if it's useless to us!). If this works right, a few previous threads of possible use: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/search.php?mode=results Right, that didn't work, but put &q...
by Lord Byron
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII RAF uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: WWII RAF uniform

Jivemaster wrote:Looking for a WWII RAF officers No1 or 2 uniform to fit me for Swing DJing. Does anyone supply, or replicate.

Was the 40s cloth the same as current issue?


Have a look here:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/180748/

Short answer, modern kit is way off in many cases for WW2.
by Lord Byron
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Wanted - UK size 10 Officers style brown leather ankle boots
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Wanted - UK size 10 Officers style brown leather ankle boots

Looking for a pair of UK size 10 (or wide 9) brown leather Officers WW1/WW2 style ankle boots, with leather soles and toecaps.

Thanks in advance.
by Lord Byron
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Wanted - UK size 10 Officers style brown leather ankle boots
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Wanted - UK size 10 Officers style brown leather ankle boots

Looking for a pair of UK size 10 (or wide 9) brown leather Officers WW1/WW2 style ankle boots, with leather soles and toecaps.

Thanks in advance.
by Lord Byron
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: DETLING 07
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Lord Byron should hopefully be there, since there has been the promise of blank-firing WW1 machine guns to play with... :)
by Lord Byron
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: WW1 Kit

Where would one go to purchase a full(ish) set of World War One British kit? Can't seem to find any suppliers, even on evilbay!!! Thanks in advance :lol: I would highly recommend getting in touch with one Richard "Dickie" Knight, my reenactment group leader, who can supply excellent quali...
by Lord Byron
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 57741

'Banastre' wrote:Image


You're starting to slip back into Hanibal Lector territory with that one... :twisted: :wink:
by Lord Byron
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Mid Victorian Court Sword with split blade
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

If I'm correct, you're assumption that it's for changing the hilt is perfectly correct - sometimes the sword would be worn with the basket hilt, and sometimes with a much simpler hilt (giving the sword the classic t profile, if you get my drift), depending on the occasion. Certainly done with milita...
by Lord Byron
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Some 'Trade Secrets' to try
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Thought this was going to be some sort of dodgy spam from the title!
by Lord Byron
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing labels
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Maybe completely wrong, but my Grandmother was a Taylor by name and used to work making clothes - I can recall her telling me a story a few years ago how she went into a clothes store (probably around the 1940's) and saw something she thought looked familiar. She picked it up, and looked inside - an...
by Lord Byron
Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 57741

Picture taken of me (whilst sloping arms!) at an Airsoft event in February :twisted: :
by Lord Byron
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 57741

'Banastre' wrote:XD Am I really that evil-looking?


You think you could ever be Anthony Hopkins equal in the evil department? Go and wash your mouth out this instant! :wink:
by Lord Byron
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Towton 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Has the one in the centre of the top picture actually had both his legs hacked off, or is he just naturally short? :twisted:

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