Arming the British Home Guard, 1940-1944

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Fascinating read so far. Interesting that it was written by a student who had worked as an armourer in film and TV, and the supervisor was Professor R. Holmes - surely Richard 'War Walks' Holmes?
     
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Agree!

    To wit:

    Unthinkingly adopting British musketry practice with an American M1917 bolt-action rifle could have dire consequences. The
    M1917 lacked the magazine cut-off of the British SMLE, and some negligent discharges resulted from veterans closing the bolt and squeezing the trigger to ease the mainspring, forgetting that in the absence of a cut-off, they had just chambered a live
    round.
     
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