SLR

#1
I thought that would get the old farts' attention.

We were watching a documentary just now about "The Lost Battalion". (Somme 1916).

It showed some Australian lads' remains being buried in the 21st Century. The Aussie firing party did a volley over the graves. I could have sworn they were using SLRs with wooden furniture... or was it FNs. Any clues? N "Pedant" D of Surrey.
 
#2
I thought that would get the old farts' attention.

We were watching a documentary just now about "The Lost Battalion". (Somme 1916).

It showed some Australian lads' remains being buried in the 21st Century. The Aussie firing party did a volley over the graves. I could have sworn they were using SLRs with wooden furniture... or was it FNs. Any clues? N "Pedant" D of Surrey.
I got wood, and chromed magazines.
 

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#5
My first issued SLR had wooden furniture, I did all I could to keep it as long as possible before I got the plastic stocks.
It just looked so smart and had its own unique smell too.
I have recorded the program you mentioned and will have a look see, best get my box of tissues handy just in case
 
#7
My first issued SLR had wooden furniture, I did all I could to keep it as long as possible before I got the plastic stocks.
It just looked so smart and had its own unique smell too.
I have recorded the program you mentioned and will have a look see, best get my box of tissues handy just in case
I'm worried about you mate! Is it for tears of joy at seeing an old friend or something more sinister that involves tissues? Knowing you SLR chaps it'll be the latter... (smack!... ouch!)
 
#9
Sqn 2ic was having a chat a while back, and was reminiscing about 'his' time at RMC - Duntroon. 'Their' previous service weapon (That rifle) had small ball bearings in the magazine for when they did drill (added an accoustic dimension), additionaly, the drill time/cadence at RMC was exagerated to make more impact on the parade ground. Parade ground was all highly polished wood, pretty fucking spetacular.
 
#11
If you've used that lot you should be pushing up fucking daises, Grandad. You are neither young or old, you are the undead and as good a reason as any to sort out the 'zombie war weapons'
 
#13
If you've used that lot you should be pushing up fucking daises, Grandad. You are neither young or old, you are the undead and as good a reason as any to sort out the 'zombie war weapons'
Don't be so fuckin cheeky. The OP is resilient and flexible. Pay obeisance to one who has fired the mighty SLR as opposed to the pipsqueak SA80.
 
#16
As an army cadet I used a lee enfield and bren, then in the soldiers a plastic stock SLR and gympy and 58 patt then an sa80 or lsw.. I'm confused, am I old or young?
Same here, except swap GPMG for L4 LMG. So that's a few of us confused buggers then.
 
#18
Saw the title, pulled up a sandbag, swung the lamp and got the tissues ready. For WHAT. Your a nasty cruel sadistic bastard ND. Now I will have to wait until my blood pressure goes down (along with other things) although the thought of a fully chromed SLR with highly polished, oiled wood..........ahh my shiny precious
 

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