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by acecat999
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has any one bought thomas
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: Has any one bought thomas

Fox wrote:I thought about it, but.... no.



when I saw what they was asking I thought don't they know its a buyers market
by acecat999
Mon May 20, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 10
Views: 2984

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

ironhead will probably have a selection available at tewkesbury
by acecat999
Sat May 11, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 29420

Re: Insurance

Fox wrote: I can't believe anyone in any period of re-enactment has ever operated under the terms they provided.


having watched a vast selection of the HS briefings and instructions and read RAs at events....... I'd agree.


is there any FIRST HAND account of re-enactment insurance paying out?
by acecat999
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2289

Re: Need a costume maker we can tie down!!!!!

Fauconneriebretagne wrote:Hello to all
I need someone who can make me a late 15 century noble mans outfit.

Many thanks

Paul



lots of people can.... do you have a picture of what you want and a budget?
by acecat999
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5955

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

I thought they used fish oil instead of linseed?

but the Macintosh (first waterproof patent) was 1823
by acecat999
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: ww2 reenactment in yorkshire?
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: ww2 reenactment in yorkshire?

try

wwiireenacting.co.uk
by acecat999
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Any events over Easter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3364

Re: Any events over Easter?

fort amhurst always have an easter thing
by acecat999
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Gibraltar garrision 1713/14
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: Gibraltar garrision 1713/14

have a look at which regiment the governor was the colonel of?

earl of portmore was colonel of the great north british dragoons (scots greys)
by acecat999
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

Re: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount

not sure these 2 chaps have got the idea though


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by acecat999
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

Re: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/4/2012/01/2919f1dedfc651070b97537bfba6dbca.jpg http://cache.wists.com/thumbnails/3/b6/3b6df67e462f6f65feaa33a1114b0fb6-orig there's so many pics of them on the net .... you did try google? i like this though http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/20...
by acecat999
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

Re: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount

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by acecat999
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 21961

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Fox wrote:On the other hand, it's worth remembering that no-one ever has to practice to wear shoes or braise.
[Ok, we all know someone; but you know what I mean].

So even if you're borrowing, it's worth getting to grips with a weapon sooner rather than later.



oooh matron
by acecat999
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 21961

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Buy well..... Buy Once You are judged by your whole, the greatest portrayal/impression can be ruined by the smallest error, it doesn't even have to be your own error. (by that rule an entire group who base their erroneous portrayals on the contents of the SoF catalogue and watching band of brothers ...
by acecat999
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6983

Re: Great War SMLE advice

egyptian blanks leave your gun the cleanest you could imagine ---- they rarely work. i clean my gun after its been used... oddly i think all 3 of us are black powder muzzle loaders, haven't you even noticed that the enfields are so much easier to clean? :lol: was going to tell craig his first purcha...
by acecat999
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6983

Re: Great War SMLE advice

if you like it and can afford it ... its up to you. but from what I know about you .... you are a perfectionist. if it has a load of SAP markings its not going to pass a close inspection for WW1 british. but its a question if you can find an affordable example with the right markings.... or one that...
by acecat999
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6983

Re: Great War SMLE advice

i self load but mine's a .410.... but .303 blank is available from many places but not as cheap as it used to be. simply look at the date on the gun (most post WW! ones will be MK111* anyway, you really need a MKIII although a MKIII* is ok for anything past 1915, but having the right looking guns ge...
by acecat999
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do MOPS buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: What do MOPS buy?

another option would be to find out if any existing traders are looking for investment......

might be one or two who have the potential for trebling their turnover/profits if they had some investment and / or another pair of hands selling stuff at different events
by acecat999
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do MOPS buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: What do MOPS buy?

cheap tat that costs about the same as a pint or a sandwich but doesn't have much profit margin?

:lol: :lol:
by acecat999
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Dose anyone know this company MASTER OF THE MEWS
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Dose anyone know this company MASTER OF THE MEWS

wasn't "master of the mews" the show name of alisdhair walkinshaw, the scottish treeshouter?
by acecat999
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 4266

Re: Two markets....

[free entry to markets and charge for the carparking / buses then/quote] Would in an ideal world be an answer. However, free entry to the market and only paying for the bus, would indeed pay for the buses but would not pay the substantial amount of money needed to put the market on. thats why sugge...
by acecat999
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 4266

Re: Two markets....

Martin wrote:might be a good idea for people who use public transport if there was a shuttle, but I can see it being a bit abused, using one market as a free carpark and visiting the other on the bus

free entry to markets and charge for the carparking / buses then
by acecat999
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

As a note small arms used by British and empire forces in the first world war was never quite standadised, up to 1916 territorial and reservist battalions still carred the boer war issue "long" lee Enfield and p-1888 bayonet, canadian troops carried the straight -pull ross rifle. Later in...
by acecat999
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

I also had the callenge of explaining that the SK did not have anything to do with the Napoleonic period, but that officer from L&B has now moved on. I also had to do a shotgun course, despite being around firearms, running ranges and teaching shooting with a variety of calibres. I had not used...
by acecat999
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

But as you know without membership of a full bore target rifle club the police are unlikely to give FAC holders any access to live ammunition........ Some forces positively dislike people using the same gun for live and reenactment it took a while to 'educate' my local firearms officer. If you do s...
by acecat999
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

incidently i found out this year that there is a competition shoot between the various WW1 societies that have members who have live firers. Another reason to go live :) But as you know without membership of a full bore target rifle club the police are unlikely to give FAC holders any access to liv...
by acecat999
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

they didn't change the designation to NO1 MKIII etc till 1926 though so if you are doing WW1 it wouldn't just be a MKIII or MK III* and anything that has been through India will have the "ISHAPORE SCREW" - its details like that. I have a friend who has a denix and they've changed the fore ...
by acecat999
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

thats a MK III* in 1915.

not a mk 3 , 3 had the cut off.
by acecat999
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

the 1960's Ishapore SMLE is similar to the WW1 version no it isn't one is .303, the other 7.62 and the magazine is a completely different shape because of that. it certainly wouldn't have a magazine cut off either lastly the cocking piece changes shape from a round to a slab. all the ww2 reenactors...
by acecat999
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 7835

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

denix


always


looks




sh**



.


honestly


and as john said your prices are way out - you can find em for far far less

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