Ebay No 300144310634- Is there no end......

Ebay No 300144310634.
Is this still covered under the OSA... Me thinks so.
But what a walt talking piece in the pub.
"Ye this is what "We" used to bomb saddams palace blah blah blah...
Wrong forum i know, bit to trigger happy....
In-the-Van said:
I cant get it to link up, do it the long way, ebay.co.uk then the number.


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No coincidence that Hayling Island is the home of 47RA and also an SF base too? I wonder if MoD plod have clued into this just on the off chance?


A2_Matelot said:
No coincidence that Hayling Island is the home of 47RA and also an SF base too? I wonder if MoD plod have clued into this just on the off chance?
It is, if you spell "Hayling" as "T-H-O-R-N-E-Y"
this guy needs to slapped for selling this thing anyone up for bidding it up to teach a lesson to our friend ?
Forgive my ignorance, but what is it?

It reminds me in principle of a laser rangefinder (had one of the early versions when they were first issued) but it doesn't look (to me) very British. I could very well be wrong.

I know that the Army classes laser rangefinders as a weapon, but there are more powerful ones in civvy street that obviously don't require a firearms licence. So, while it may well have a dubious history, if it's not British issue kit, would the authorities persue it any more than many of the other goods offered on eBay?
Looks a bit similar in design to this older '80's U.S version.


AN/GVS-5 Laser Rangefinder
Army Night Vision Laboratory's work in lasers also resulted in the AN/GVS-5 Laser Infrared Observation Set in 1980. This piece of equipment significantly increased the probability of hitting a stationary or airborne target with the first round fired.

The AN/GVS-5 is a lightweight, hand-held, binocular-like laser rangefinder used for observation and target acquisition. It contains a panel assembly, optical assembly, and laser transmitter module. It can use either battery or vehicle power (using an adapter cable). The rangefinder provides the operator with the capability to accurately determine range to targets. The AN/GVS-5's special features include: 7 x 15 sighting optics, a multiple target indicator, and minimum range adjustment. The rangefinder can take one ranging per second. It can take approximately 100 rangings before requiring a new battery.

This system was procured to provide the user a means of verifying the location of targets to be engaged by air or ground fire support means. The rangefinder can also assist in the adjustment of rounds on the target by aiding in the determination of the impact of the rounds in relation to the targets


Somebody is going to be having an early morning call i think.
Alternatively, someone is going to pick up a bargain.

Let's say that some spam FOO left them on the top of his Humvee when he drove off. They dropped on the ground. An enterprising Iraqi kid picks them up and offers them to a Brit squaddie in exchange for a pair of boots. Kid flogs boots on market - happy kid. Brit squaddie brings the LR home in his MFO box but hasn't the means to charge the batteries, so he flogs them for some beer money to one of his civvy mates. He in turn puts them on eBay.

Has a law been broken? Is it illegal to sell them? Is anybody going to chase it up?

If it's not current British starred item or firearms-related kit, I doubt it.

Hmmm. One hour 45 mins to go.... and still at £31.

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