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PostSubject: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi All
Thought this was interesting ! . What do you think Neil ? .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zulu-War-Martini-Henry-ammo-box-/261628025693?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cea3edb5d

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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:26 pm

In my opinion it was made an hour ago. you 
could buy the raw materials and get any half
competent joiner to ' knock one up ' if you look
carefully at the wood, copper, there is no sign 
whatever of age, it clearly states its a repro, and
that is fair enough, the label looks straight off the
printer..and the guy could not even be bothered
to line up the screws..it would be excellent for
keeping socks and smalls in..but look at the price!
again he's having a laugh..there's to much of this
sort floating about..but this is my opinion, and its
just one. i'm sure someone will look at this with a
less jaundiced and cynical view. and enjoy it just
for what it represents. but the price! wow.
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:26 pm

Jaundiced, Cynical, you Les?????? Would never have figured that! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:40 pm

Thank's for that Frank, as said just my opinion, of
course people are free to make up there minds, i
have, i saw the way the wind blows, its cool, all
about the AZW war for me!.  cheers  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Repro Amm Box    Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:41 am

Hi Les
I'm aware it's a replica but the price is a guide to what some people are prepared to pay for something which is a likeness of the original ! . If there are any budding woodworking people out there , this could be a nice earner , if you are prepared to buy , and use , the actual timber used etc , along with the technical specifications . I'll bet Neil could make a doozy !! Shocked Very Happy Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:07 pm

Hiya Gary, i agree with all that! the price just took my
breath away.  Shocked maybe because i'm on a restricted
income. yeah Neil would do one in his sleep.. i think
my way to go would be to go to an antique salvage
yard, source a bit of old teak..same with the copper
with evidence of verdigris and a few victorian screws.
i said for socks and smalls but it could hold anything
practical..                                         cheers Les
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Take a careful look at the photos, that's not a bad piece of joinery. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:07 pm

Yep, looked very carefully, good work, but oh so
shiny and new!!. maybe its just old wrongheaded
me.. but you can call me old fashioned but i like
my Victoriana to look well sort of victorian.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:30 pm

I've got five thumbs when it comes to Carpentry. Not a bad replica at all, could do with the inside painting with a metallic silver to replicate the lining, and have a tin framing, but otherwise very good indeed, including the correct stampings which is particularly good IMO. The maker hasn't fallen into the trap of putting "rolled case" on the label, which would not have existed until 1885. 9.9 out of ten, but the small mortgage needed put me off.
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Interesting comments Neil, i wonder if you
would like to rate the one shown, which by
the way i would have in a flash.. you gave 
the advertised above, a 9 out of ten, even 
with the omissions. the small mortgage was
very prophetic..
It went for 355.00 US
               217.55 GBP
               397.77 AD
              3826.55 R.....
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PostSubject: Reproduction Ammo Box    Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:32 pm

Hi Les
Certainly wasnt me although I did like it ! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:01 am

No mate you just rightly flagged it up!
the world is upside down to me, today
on e bay there was the pull out from 
the Graphic showing the Zulu King on
his way to meet Wolseley escorted by
the 60th and The KDG's, so to me it
did'nt look quite right so i bid anyway, it
was at a fiver, i e mailed the seller asking
if it was the genuine article, he said it
was..i was not convinced so i left it.. it
went for £12.50! its official i know nothing
about anything anymore..cheers xhosa
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PostSubject: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:13 am

Joker Les Joker
Dont sell yourself short mate Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:22 am

Thanks Gary, that gave me a grin.  Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:13 am

Just had a grin myself when I saw what Pakistan is doing to Aussie in the test match. Off Topic Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Admin, why not dedicate a section to sport!
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:10 pm

Because it would take allllllllllllllllllllll the fun out of it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:22 pm

Hmmm..admins itching to ban me! if i 
would have put that above, that would 
have done it! no AZW there..  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:36 pm

But referring to the video i posted the other
night which brought the wrath of admin apon
me..the thread was in danger of becoming a
little tense so i posted gangster shark with 
the intention of lightning the mood, which of
course has a serious message highlighting 
the ecology, a message that can not be re-
peated enough in my opinion..i was then going
to start a new thread as the gangster shark had
mild and amusing references to drug use! i was
going to use that to refer to the drug use during
the AZW, we have well documented accounts of
Zulu drug usage be it ganja or hallucinogenics...
i wonder if anybody knew of the ' other side ' 
using drugs..not solely as pain relief but maybe
recreational as well..the Colonials would of been
aware of Cannabis. and i further wonder what 
drugs would be available in the nineteenth century.
by the way i write this as a man drug and alcohol
free..but i have certainly ' dabbled ' with both in
my younger days..

As a footnote, it is well recorded that the troops in
WW1 had Dexedrine Amphetamine ( speed ) issued
on a regular basis to ward off sleep during night
attacks and covert sorties,
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:48 pm

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Hmmm..admins itching to ban me! if i 
would have put that above, that would 
have done it! no AZW there..  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Ah but there is a lot of AZW in cricket.
The attached is the scorecard of a first class match played at Rorkes Drift
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I rest my case m'lud.
Anyway the Aussies are getting so screwed, 90th will not be a happy man. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:55 pm

Look at some of those names.

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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:57 pm

England win again then.

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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:36 pm

No don't be taking a rest  Very Happy on examination its
a rum old score card. ie, the fall of wickets..
hardly first class.
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PostSubject: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:57 am

No Hi Springy No
I knew I could count on you not to rub it in ! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes . We cant play spin and have always struggled against it . This game will need a miracle for us to survive Sad Sad and it wont be rain , as it hardly rains there in Dubai Very Happy , the smile is for those who go there on Holidays !. And yes , Very Happy you are correct , I'm not a happy man Sad Sad Shocked Shocked Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:40 am

Well Gary mate, as old 'shut up' (it ain't half hot mum) would have said.

"Oh dear, how sad, never mind" Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:00 am

Would never rub it in mate. Wink
Not a bad rear guard action though by Mitch. agree

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PostSubject: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:25 am

Hi Martin Very Happy
' It ain't half hot mum ' I used to watch it years ago ! . One of my favourite pommie comedies was ' Till death do us part ' or similar , Alf Garnet what a shocker he was , you silly moo ! Very Happy Very Happy .

Hi Springy
Gary Wilson and I used to bag ( hang Love on ! ) Mitch for ages , all of a sudden , in the last year or so , he's become one of the first picked and rightly so ! . scratch scratch . Oh , how times change ! . You need to study mo .
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:15 pm

R.I.P. Senso Mwyiwa  Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Reproduction Ammunition Box    Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:15 pm

90th
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Fully agree, its the world I live in Im afraid.

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