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Old 14th April 2017, 23:21
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Just had another thought - anyone ever use the ex WW2 Enfield .303 rifles used for line throwing !!? We had a set which were kept available and maintained but rarely used - for obvious reasons - not just the idea of firing off a .303 from the deck of a potentially 'not gas free' D - boat but being on the 'target 'side trying to catch the relevant line. One of those ideas that might have seemed reasonable in the boardroom discussions but a little less realistic in the real world !
What year would this be, just wondering in regards to any other type of line firing apparatus being available.
In the distant past I have fired the Lee Enfield .303 many times it is a brilliant Rifle.
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