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by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Of course it does help our situation as the webbing, which as you point out, has to be good, isn't used as heavily by cavalry, mind you all those bandoliers makes it a swings and roundabouts moment
by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 10352

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

I must admit there is a general ropiness to the rifle, however, as shown already, there are lots of original parts around, so for the saving made, if you want to 'upgrade' you should still end up ahead. reality being anyway - smle's didn't have a long ridge cut down the barrel :0) a crime in itself ...
by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 10352

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

Which of course is the bottom line. isn't it?

which is more to the point of the original question..:0)
by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 10352

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

No1 mkIII oopsy...... There are quite huge differences between the 7.62 and the .303 as well (other that the calibre) and when put together they look completely different. The 7.62 was produced initially in England in the early 60's as a new build based on the no 4 using all new components. After th...
by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 10352

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

think a few of the comments on here might prove a point, it depends on what you want it for. Again, everyone is an expert, and my .303 calibre smle :0) looks nothing like a 7.62, but now I am informed it is,I will try wedging one of these into the magazine instead of the dummy .303s that are in ther...
by spydde
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 10352

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

Depends on what you want it for? honestly the Denix looks the part and cocks and dry fires, but cheaply made so not up to lots of wear and tear. regarding deacs, I got an Indian smle for £285 quite recently just shopped around, there are a lot of dealers have them in from time to time, just have to ...
by spydde
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

I think we are all getting to the same point.
Standardise where possible and the better the equipment the more you expect to pay, but make sure your standards are right. If you have the money get the best.
Realise that there is a leeway in equipment and if stuck be prepared to make it yourself

Steve
by spydde
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 6634

WW1 cavalry troop expansion

For those not yet aware, I am the boss of a small and family based British yeomanry first world war cavalry troop. I am looking at a controlled expansion of the troop slowly over the next few months, during the training season, We will be working mainly in the Lancashire area, and have a promise of ...
by spydde
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Bit like buying a stereo, you can spend and spend and get better, but there is a point where the improvement is not outweighed by the cost. I have to admit that there are total superstars when buying kit. We all know the names. for entry level, when on a budget, getting kitted up is the priority, th...
by spydde
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Quality and authenticity aren't the same thing, of course with horses involved safety takes priority.
when the best material stake precedent.
Steve
by spydde
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

As a troop, we are slowly gathering spare kit that can be borrowed for new members, there is a realisation of cost in everything we do, and I would hope that we can help potential members kit wise. Be it long term loan, or help with kit purchase. The biggest problem I have found so far with kit is t...
by spydde
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Public liability insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

Re: Public liability insurance

cheers for the link
by spydde
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: cavalry training Sat 20/10/2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

cavalry training Sat 20/10/2012

Just some snaps from our cavalry training yesterday third session , starting to come together
by spydde
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Public liability insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

Public liability insurance

The big question, We are but ten virgins fair, oops sorry no, my group is about to put on some small public displays, and although members of 'other ' societies want the life boat of having our own insurance, the public side will consist of a period living history of a couple of tents and a horse li...
by spydde
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 6038

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

My history of the fifteenth century is a little dated, but I gather there is a method involving soot, oil and heat to blacken the helmet, of course this means that matt black helmets were the norm, in fact my research always pointed to shiny not being normal with white armour being for parades only ...
by spydde
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

I have an extended kit list for cavalry kit, there is a lot of infantry suppliers in the list, there is no doubt the more you pay the better the kit you get though, but I have put in it a range of suppliers it is on our facebook forum page, I am happy to add anyone onto our list that has an interest...
by spydde
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Hi Sally this is the first point of contact http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/whatwefund/FirstWorldWar/Pages/FirstWorldWar.aspx#.UHgQ2G_oSaQ The paperwork is quite extensive, and I think the pre application is the best way forward as you have the whole thing assessed beforehand, and suggestions are m...
by spydde
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 5621

WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

Being quite a new group in the period, it is interesting to see the sudden interest at a very high level in the First world war, I noticed it during my recent search for funding. I have recently been in touch with the National lottery heritage fund, and found them highly interested in funding seriou...
by spydde
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hastings request
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

Hastings request

I have a friend who is trying to film at Hastings in a couple of weeks time for a university project on re enactment.
Is there any group out there that is going can host her and her team?
Much appreciated
PM me if you can and I will pass you details
by spydde
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1916 Irish volunteers uniform
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: 1916 Irish volunteers uniform

by spydde
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Badge restrikes
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Re: WW1 Badge restrikes

https://www.facebook.com/richard.sheard.94/info Richard is good at small quantity brass moulding, with reasonable rates, plus he is a reenactor so knows the ropes, charges about £40 to make the mould then costs vary for the badge made it is good if you have an original one though, the bigger the run...
by spydde
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 15255

Re: WW1 Cavalry

Watering horses 1912.jpg Hi, Just kitted up with the help of the regimental museum for accuracy, are you still looking for kit? I have several good sources that produce decent stuff. The yeomanry cavalry units had some variations from regular cavalry regarding horse tack btw the UP saddle wasn't us...
by spydde
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England
Replies: 6
Views: 3112

Re: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England

Sorry we cannot make Beamish, this time around anyway, we are currently re organising and just days away from our first serious training session of winter, and looking at how we fund the troop. If everything comes off as planned, keep an eye on here as my plan is to sort out a number of WW1 events i...
by spydde
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England
Replies: 6
Views: 3112

Re: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England

The aim is to hire in horses, the same ones we train on, hence the need to search for funding. Some of us have our own horses, but not a great believer in using owner riders.

Spydde
by spydde
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England
Replies: 6
Views: 3112

WW1 yeomanry cavalry North West England

We have formed 1/1st Lancashire hussars 'D' squadron, 'D' Troop who served in France from November 1915 and remained mounted until Summer 1917 when they were amalgamated into 18th Battalion Liverpool Pals. It is nearly a year since a small group of riders gathered in Manchester Art gallery for a cof...