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Any one else seen this on the news?

Postby prideofengland » Thu May 30, 2013 3:06 pm



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 :good:
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Postby oddball » Thu May 30, 2013 5:04 pm

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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Postby Ramsay00105 » Fri May 31, 2013 12:59 pm

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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Postby Cadaceus » Fri May 31, 2013 3:26 pm

Ramsay00105 wrote: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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Postby Conrad Uno » Fri May 31, 2013 6:20 pm

prideofengland wrote:

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 :good:


he was even wearing a zeltbahn at the end of the report :giggle:
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Postby MartinR » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:02 pm

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.

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Postby Yith » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:27 am

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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Postby Rooster » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:21 pm

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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Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:44 am

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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Postby cdfw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:16 am

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.
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Re: Any one else seen this on the news?

Postby Gadge » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:53 pm

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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Postby CHThree » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:31 pm

[Sigh] :roll: , 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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Re: Any one else seen this on the news?

Postby Gunman » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:28 am

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 :slap:
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Re: Any one else seen this on the news?

Postby MartinR » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:40 am

My father in law had a revolver just lying around on the mantlepiece. It wasn't loaded :)

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Re: Any one else seen this on the news?

Postby oddball » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:51 pm

MartinR wrote:My father in law had a revolver just lying around on the mantlepiece. It wasn't loaded :)

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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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