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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #240 on: January 22, 2012, 05:29:53 PM »
I think I may be missing something. I get notification of things like

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ohhh big yawn ,  you do no what yr going get is cowboy hat a  and that your going  shape  your selve

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i hope yr going to post a some pic of this hat hopalong,   cause i cant wait to disect it , and for yr sake i hope there s a big inprovement to the hat i got from him 2 years back

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no  yr all wrong thats  a  british 13th infanrty uniform, of the crimeon war


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well thats all very nice mr trail rider , but we are all trying to get hopalong sorted, can we stick to the subject thanks



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i dont think he no,s what he wants to be!  next week itll be a indain scout ::)

I  am saddened by the disappearance of his quotes I had planned on printing them out and using them the next time I run out of sandpaper.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #241 on: January 22, 2012, 07:17:44 PM »
We get his kind on the dog forums also, they have all kinds of knowledge or so they claim but we never see pictures of their dogs. 

It must be sad to have nothing better to do than be an internet troll, but it's not my problem.  Funny not all folks in New Zealand are like him, I know some from the dog forums and they are nice people. 
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #242 on: January 22, 2012, 07:29:15 PM »
Whenever he goes silent briefly, am hopeful that he has gone off to learn the English language and some minimal writing skills, but alas ...... 

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #243 on: January 22, 2012, 07:30:37 PM »
Jack, my theory is that he's reloading his bong, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #244 on: January 22, 2012, 08:43:45 PM »
Ok, so as moderator I suppose I should mention that if we don't have anything nice to say...............Sand paper :o (snicker).... writing skills :-X (snicker)...Bong ;D (snicker)...Uh what was I saying?
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #245 on: January 22, 2012, 09:01:44 PM »
Okay, I'll be nice.....or at least not say anything!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #246 on: January 22, 2012, 09:13:10 PM »
Yeah ... but he started it, Dad!   ;D
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #247 on: January 22, 2012, 10:26:48 PM »
I will hold my tongue. (firmly in my cheek)
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #248 on: January 23, 2012, 10:46:58 AM »
Liten up, people!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #249 on: January 23, 2012, 11:01:30 AM »
Historic Photos with GAF weapons in 'em, dangit!   ::)
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #250 on: January 23, 2012, 11:23:29 AM »
I will try to get us back on track a bit. Here are some pics of GAF period British rifles.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #251 on: January 23, 2012, 05:51:43 PM »
OK, OK .... Colonel! 

Here are a few 1870 studio shots of Riflemen of the 3rd Battalion of Canadian Militia, the Victoria Rifles (Montreal) which display their full marching order and Snider-Enfield rifles quite nicely:







(Although liten will undoubtedly be able to find fault with the authenticity of their arms and kit ......   ;) )
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #252 on: January 24, 2012, 05:42:00 AM »
Great pictures Jack!  The third one concerns me a little bit, as that young soldier seems a bit "happy"!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #253 on: January 24, 2012, 11:15:41 AM »
Probably just pleased that it is a studio session with a fake "snow scene" backdrop .... and that he isn't actually outside without a greatcoat!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #254 on: January 24, 2012, 02:16:09 PM »
The third one concerns me a little bit, as that young soldier seems a bit "happy"!
He seems to really like that Snider. Great photos Rattlesnake!

Nice guns Hopalong.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #255 on: January 24, 2012, 04:17:38 PM »
Thinking anyone wearing the shako and pom pom would look a little "Happy"
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #256 on: January 24, 2012, 11:39:15 PM »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that the Queen's forces had ever issued a painted haversack!  I had been under the impression that they were all "natural" or white in colour, rather than the black-painted (a la "US" Civil War) style.  Pretty neat to see that in a photo.  Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #257 on: January 24, 2012, 11:42:26 PM »
Here's a picture of a USN landing party from the USS South Carolina (BB26) during the 1914, occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Notice the "coffee dyed" hats, and US Marine uniform items (?) sported by the these Bluejackets.



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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #258 on: January 24, 2012, 11:53:14 PM »
Here's another (for the photographer) shot of USN Bluejackets at Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Notice these sailors are wearing the undress white uniform, but they have dyed the white uniform with coffee to effect a bit of camo.  This landing party is off of the USS Michigan.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #259 on: January 25, 2012, 12:48:09 AM »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that the Queen's forces had ever issued a painted haversack!  I had been under the impression that they were all "natural" or white in colour ......

The 3rd Battalion were a "Rifles" unit which, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars at least, were issued with black kit to go with their rifle green (or even black/near black) uniforms, rather than the white/off-white coloration of the equipments of the red-coated Regular Infantry..... it was one of the distinctions of being "elite" units.

Circa 1812 -


Circa 1855 (left) and 1870 (right) -


Circa 1880 -


Another distinction was the issue of "sword bayonets" to Riflemen rather than the usual triangular-bladed socket bayonets issued to Regular Infantry - noticeable in the above plates.  That distinction is perpetuated to this day in British Commonwealth Rifles units in the command "fix swords" ..... instead of the usual "fix bayonets" ..... even though such units are now issued with exactly the same rifle and bayonet as any other unit!

(Indeed, after the adoption by Britain of the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket, "Rifles" units soon lost the distinction of being the only troops issued with rifles rather than smoothbore muskets ..... but that certainly didn't stop them from jealously guarding their various other distinctions!)
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Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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