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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:34 am 
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Hi Folks ,
Iv'e been looking at this site http://www.battledressandbayonet.com/4.html and i must say the piat looks fantastic , Im looking at purchasing one , are there any groups out there that allready have one and are they pleased with it ? .
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Theyre done by a chap on here = Simmonov

http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... light=piat

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i know Mark (Simmonov) quite well and can really speak up for the things he makes, they really are brilliant and deffinately worth the investment

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I've got some bayonets form Mark (Simmonov) and they're great. His PIAT is much better then my original - not so used and nicely made. Recommending!


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I carried our simmonov piat this weekend at IWM Duxford. all i can say is that its the dogs, looks really really good! and doesnt weigh 39Lb or whatever lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 18:49 pm 
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Looks like i shall be sending Simonov a cheque .
Thanks for the help guys
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I have seen Collins PIAT and its great realy is might get one for myself once i have my morter sorted :D.

you realy cant go wrong getting one of these things its the dogs its the best copy have seen

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Russ, for a pic of us using the PIAT go here:

http://upload7.postimage.org/675083/photo_hosting.html

thats me on the PIAT :)

OG, its not actually mine, but im the silly sod that said he would carry it :D

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If anyone would like to see one of these all metal PIAT replicas, there will be one on Soloman Adlers stall (stall number A103) at Beltring from Thursday, but I only have one, so it may not be there very long. If anyone would like one of these and would like to discuss it, ask Karel on the stall he will know where I am, I will also have a few of my Experimental sten bayonets and the like too, so feel free to have a look.

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I have one of these PIATS in stock for imediate delivery, it is probably the last I will have for some time as I shall wait and see what happens when the new legislation comes into force before producing anymore.
So buy now before its too late!.
The latest model has had a few changes to make it more acurate and I am quite pleased with the results.
I have some more photos on the website which are a vast improvement on the earlier ones and there is also a short film which features one of my PIATS here.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BXWdg3cNccM
I have no idea who the model is or how it got there and the quality is a bit dodgy!, but you get the general idea.

As mentioned above I have sold lots of these to various reenactment groups and individuals and have always had good feedback from them.
Link to the website is here.
http://www.battledressandbayonet.com/

All the best
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I thought my little film was bad enough, but a friend sent this link to another film of someone demonstrating how to cock and fire a PIAT. Or rather how NOT to!.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj76mfiIa34


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The PIAT in my banner is one of Mark's and it's great, a very close copy, although the rounds could do with a little work (Sorry Mark no offence meant) But an original would really set it apart.

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I've just bought a Piat off Mark, and I have to say, it's absolutely fantastic, the quality is first class.

A must have :D


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A piat just sold here in NZ for 800 quid. It was a live one as well which could have been deactivated/welded up (Why do you need to "deact" a tube with a spring in it) for UK buyers.

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Possibly because it would otherwise be still capable of firing a bomb containing a couple of pounds of high exposive?.
most firearms are in essence only a tube with a spring (and firing pin) in them.


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Thanks for that Sig Rune you are most kind.

I have one of these PIATS available for imediate delivery and it is in the for sale section of this forum at the moment, I will take it to Malvern if I still have it then, so if you see me there, please say hello and you can check out one of these master pieces of engineering.

I look forward to seeing some of you there.

Mark


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