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[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLN_qhsbNHY[/link]

I thought Hector had a good kit level, nice to see the BBC did not make an issue about a young lad wearing a 'Nazi' uniform

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Topic starter Posted : 30/05/2013 3:06 pm
oddball
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Thanks for posting I think many on here had as many guns as Hector maybe not an MP40 though back in the 70's.
Did have a Susex Luger I still have today goes perfect with my Oddball kit.

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Posted : 30/05/2013 5:04 pm
Ramsay00105
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Saw the report on Newsround yesterday.
Pretty balanced report overall. Loved the little girl explaining that she liked doing "fighting".

I did have an MP40 in the seventies though it was labelled "Schmeisser" on the side, bought in a Mears toy shop in Blackburn.

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Posted : 31/05/2013 12:59 pm
Cadaceus
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Saw the report on Newsround yesterday.
Pretty balanced report overall. Loved the little girl explaining that she liked doing "fighting".

I did have an MP40 in the seventies though it was labelled "Schmeisser" on the side, bought in a Mears toy shop in Blackburn.

Lucky boy I had a drum stick as a rifle and two bits of wood nailed together for a Sten

Impressions:
U.S. 35th Inf Tech Sargeant
British Royal Artillery Gunner
Generic SS Mann
Weapons:
Cyma M1A1
ASG Sten MK2
ASG MP40
TM M1911A1
WE Browning High Power
HFC Mauser C96

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Posted : 31/05/2013 3:26 pm
Conrad Uno
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[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLN_qhsbNHY[/link]

I thought Hector had a good kit level, nice to see the BBC did not make an issue about a young lad wearing a 'Nazi' uniform

he was even wearing a zeltbahn at the end of the report

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Posted : 31/05/2013 6:20 pm
MartinR
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Lucky boy I had a drum stick as a rifle and two bits of wood nailed together for a Sten

I had the Airfix Thompson & SLR which 'shot' plastic bullets.

I saved up for weeks, nay, months, to buy a plastic, bolt operated cap firing Springfield with ejecting shells. I loved that rifle, I still had it until fairly recently :) The kids used to play with it.

Cheers
Martin

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Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 01/06/2013 6:02 pm
 Yith
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Brendan has one of those Mp40s. They're very cheap plastic and break easily. They're also supplied in bright orange.

Hector's MP40 is definitely painted (naughty daddy!). Brendan's is as well, but then I have a defence under the VCRA and only let him play with it when we're at re-enactment events. It's locked up with my other re-enactment stuff. Otherwise it's nerf or water pistols for him.

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Posted : 02/06/2013 7:27 am
Rooster
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i rarely played "War" as a young child and yet i now have a Firearm Certificate, and am in the army application process
seems perants trying to raise you as a pasafist can turn you into a dangerous gun nut after all



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Posted : 02/06/2013 11:21 pm
Chomley-Warner
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Yes, I'm sure there is a reactionary factor - my sister refused her son anything gun-like or war-like when he was growing up (incl. computer games). He is now 16, mad keen on paintballing, is in the cadets and was looking at the Army college 6th form with a view to joining the Army as a career!

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Posted : 03/06/2013 9:44 am
cdfw
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Does anyone remember the " Johnny seven" it was a seven weapon gun with all kind of grenade launchers on it.. Unfortunately I only had my older brothers hand me down so it was more like a Johnny four and a half... He also had a fantastic cap firing P08, which I loved dearly.

'Non adepto demens. Adepto etiam'
War does not show who is right, only who is left..

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Posted : 03/06/2013 10:16 am
Gadge
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I had a toy luger and mp40 as a kid, didnt fire anything , just made that 'clacka claka' sound when you pulled the trigger like a lot of 80s toy guns. The luger was a cap gun on the paper rolls.

I did used to have a revolver that fired 6mm plastic 'bullets' (as in plastic cylnders with rounded heads) and used the force of a plastic 'ring cap' (you know the red ones with six or eight caps to a ring) to fire the projectile

I remember we all used to use them to play 'wars' down on the wasteground and I got into loads of trouble for firing it at the kitchen door and it leaving dents in it... a few weeks later they were all over the news and banned as some kid lost an eye!

My entire family have been soldiers on my father side all up to him (he was a hippie in the 60s and very pacifist) but his brother served. My dad died before i joined but I still dont know whether he'd be proud or dissapointed at knowing I took the Queens shilling :)

Here's a pic of my great grandfather returning from Gallipoli during the 1st world war (according to my uncle whose getting on himself a bit now he seems to have been the only man who loved that war...). ... More than a few people have noticed i look *very* similar to my great grandfather.




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Posted : 03/06/2013 12:53 pm
CHThree
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[Sigh] , yet a nother reenactor trying to pass off a pic of himself at W&P as the real thing.... ;-)

Actually that is uncanny, Gadge. We have a similar thing with my grandfather in his Bugler's Uniform in 1914 and my cousin, the resemblance is spooky. At least it was until my cousin got a bit more, how shall i put it, of a modern build.



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Posted : 03/06/2013 8:31 pm
(@gunman)
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Would you beleave I played with a real one in my grandads garden until my nan saw what he was doing and took it of us both. He had a shed load of weapons and kit (including grenades and tracer ammo) in his loft. When he died, nan had to get the police to come and collect it all. I remember most of the Gs and ammo were throfing too. Crazy mad dangerous and all above our heads
Before being shipped back from Europe after the war, he collected loads of weapons and kit (picked off the floor I think) and hid them away. Weirdly, we horded tubbawear too go figure.

Heer Schmidt

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Posted : 04/06/2013 8:28 am
MartinR
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My father in law had a revolver just lying around on the mantlepiece. It wasn't loaded :)

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 04/06/2013 10:40 am
oddball
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My father in law had a revolver just lying around on the mantlepiece. It wasn't loaded :)

Cheers
Martin

Still got my Granddad’s revolver from WW1 in working order not a service revolver but a 32 he may have carried as a backup, obsolete cal these days so now off ticket. 8)

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Posted : 04/06/2013 1:51 pm
Kendo
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I would've been blind jealous of young Hector as a kid. I loved playing war games with my mates in the woods and fields near our house, although when I think about it nowadays it might have been more accurate to describe it as live action role-playing: we had wee stories and played different characters and it was all terribly well organised. We even built full-on bases out of foliage and branches!

Not bad for a squad of ten-year-olds.

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Posted : 04/06/2013 3:13 pm
Universal Gunner
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I would've been blind jealous of young Hector as a kid. I loved playing war games with my mates in the woods and fields near our house, although when I think about it nowadays it might have been more accurate to describe it as live action role-playing: we had wee stories and played different characters and it was all terribly well organised. We even built full-on bases out of foliage and branches!

Not bad for a squad of ten-year-olds.

Made me remember and re-watch this:

I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 04/06/2013 4:09 pm
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