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 Post subject: Vickers bits and bobs
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:38 am 
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I am looking for parts and spares for my Vickers. I'm off to war and peace next week to display the old girl and will be hunting for a new hose and any other accessories. In case I am not successful in sourcing much, are there any good dealers/sites or contacts anyone has used over the years to source Vickers equipment?

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I'm sure I have a spare WW2 dated cloth belt with 50x 303 rounds £60


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 17:52 pm 
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Don't suppose you are at war and peace next week?

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Hell yes, will send you a pm with contact details, I will be lugging a .30 cal around for someone else to pick up.


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If anybody has any of the following or knows where i can source it please let me know.
Barrel cover
Muzzle flash deflector
A Vickers tripod, or reproduction of a tripod/parts
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Ham & Jam wrote:
If anybody has any of the following or knows where i can source it please let me know.
Barrel cover
Muzzle flash deflector
A Vickers tripod, or reproduction of a tripod/parts
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muzzle flash deflector ? ? ?
sounds suspiciously like a flash hider to me

which comes under sec 5 ,,, that's why their welded in place on de activated weapons

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sadbunny wrote:
Ham & Jam wrote:
If anybody has any of the following or knows where i can source it please let me know.
Barrel cover
Muzzle flash deflector
A Vickers tripod, or reproduction of a tripod/parts
Aiming post

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muzzle flash deflector ? ? ?
sounds suspiciously like a flash hider to me

which comes under sec 5 ,,, that's why their welded in place on de activated weapons

Then why is the parabolic flash hider readily available as a separate accessory, I've seen several over the past few years, I have one myself, there were a couple on ebay recently also that I was watching, I have never seen a flash hider welded to a vickers, or am I completely wrong, if so then I apologise.


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fair enough ,, if it available anywhere then so be it ,, I'm not an expert on the Vickers so ?

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"Flash eliminators, muzzle brakes, sound moderators, combined grenade launcher attachments and any other attachments covered by the Firearms Act fitted to the muzzle ends of barrels must be welded in place to prevent their removal". (page 18)

SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE ADAPTATION OF SHOTGUN MAGAZINES AND THE DEACTIVATION OF FIREARMS. - REVISED 2010
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... s-2010.pdf

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Parabolic flash hider for the Vickers MG just came up for sale on HMVF.co.uk


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Like Dan said

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.ph ... lash-hider


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The reason they are welded on comes down to a court case where someone displaying a bayonet collection had them fitted to the relevant flash eliminators i.e. L1A1, AK47 etc. The crown lost the case and so the regs were changed to have them welded in place. It wasn't retrospective and is applicable when installed onto a Deac. So you can own them loose (unless there is another reason, ie a SMLE grenade launcher is it self classed as a discharger) just don't install to a Deac or it would need to be welded on.


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