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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By magpie
You may find that what was specified and that...

You may find that what was specified and that what actually used are two different things, you only have to look at a few badges to see different colours so obviously different percentages in them.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By magpie
I think I've put this up before.

I think I've put this up before.
Forum: Other Militaria 17-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By magpie
Base marking

Base marking
Forum: Other Militaria 17-01-22, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By magpie
C stands for cordite the F is applied after the...

C stands for cordite the F is applied after the case goes back for resizing so your case was probably fired 3 times out of its 6 shot life with cordite.
Forum: The Home Front 15-01-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By magpie
Bit of paint stripper or thinners would sort that...

Bit of paint stripper or thinners would sort that out.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-01-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By magpie
These aren't that old if they are the same.

These aren't that old if they are the same.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By magpie
The badge would be the same if from the same die...

The badge would be the same if from the same die set, just not having the voiding/piercing operations done on one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By magpie
Although they at first all look the same there...

Although they at first all look the same there are many variations on these stamped sheet lugs so must have been made from many different dies and makers both here in England and Canada, I found it a...
Forum: The Home Front 11-01-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By magpie
Another wylie.

Another wylie.
Forum: The Home Front 11-01-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By magpie
The oval pds are normally soft soldered on and...

The oval pds are normally soft soldered on and are very thin guage metal and would be a lot more expensive than a cut length of brass tube or piece of bent wire for the C catch, I'd say most of these...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-01-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By magpie
Picture seems very blurred on my phone, it could...

Picture seems very blurred on my phone, it could be gallipoli but the southern part of the straights isn't there on the map and you've cropped off the bottom.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By magpie
The long silver one seems to be a replacement hip...

The long silver one seems to be a replacement hip joint prosthesis, my mother used to bring home things like syringe pens and rather large rubber drugs/tablets etc from reps at the hospital.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-01-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By magpie
I think the picture is from a later date, if you...

I think the picture is from a later date, if you look at my picter of the route map Guards are in the mall RA is pall mall, st James Street and piccadilly, I was hoping the book gave regiments...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 02-01-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By magpie
I was hoping an answer may have been here.

I was hoping an answer may have been here.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-12-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By magpie
I remember finding a soldier on soldiers died who...

I remember finding a soldier on soldiers died who was in 5 different regiments before being killed.
Forum: The Home Front 26-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By magpie
If I remember correctly chrome didn't come out...

If I remember correctly chrome didn't come out until some 10 years after Ww1 if it is chromed , I have a nickel plated one somewhere.
Forum: General Topics. 23-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By magpie
The best read here in a long time for me, thanks...

The best read here in a long time for me, thanks for sharing it with us :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-12-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By magpie
The full picture may be of more help rather than...

The full picture may be of more help rather than a crop of his hats, from the top arm of the cross I'd go for 6 Londons the right KRRC and if you've got his name someone may try and look him up for...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By magpie
If you've got pink metal polish residue stuck in...

If you've got pink metal polish residue stuck in the badge try a dash of white spirit with a gentle rub with a toothbrush then when it's free washing up liquid all over scrub and rinse with warm...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-12-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By magpie
I think lesney/matchbox die-cast toy cars

I think lesney/matchbox die-cast toy cars
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-12-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By magpie
I've seen a couple of badges with modern so...

I've seen a couple of badges with modern so called gilding and thought they looked terribly bad to put it politely with the colour and finish making them look like something from the pound shop.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By magpie
What does the back look like.

What does the back look like.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-12-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By magpie
There's a date that ludski changed to Ludlow so...

There's a date that ludski changed to Ludlow so obviously after that, I'm sure some will give that soon.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 08-12-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By magpie
I think it may have been used like a horse shoe...

I think it may have been used like a horse shoe fitting rather than pinched, the bottom half poked through the the button hole and the returned crush fold then pushed under and badge twisted 90...
Forum: Off topic 06-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By magpie
Not a good copy of the clip but must have been...

Not a good copy of the clip but must have been something like this ;) https://youtu.be/mbWC6LTjTwI
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