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    My resistance collection........

    Hi,

    here's some of my WW2 Norwegian resistance items, most are from my relatives and an old friend who led a sabotage group.



    Some of this has gone to pay for my Harrier stick/grip and other aviation items but I have kept a lot of family stuff.

    cheers for now,

    -John

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    Interesting bits there John, Great to see the variety thats out there....Whats an Aussie doing in Norway???? is your thermostat broken?
    Regards
    MG34NZ

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    Hi JohnH

    Item 1 looks very interesting John what Radio Transmitter is that , i dont recognise that model at first glance i thought it was a 53 model can you tell me more about it please , being a radio amateur anything radio wise interests me!
    Steve
    You asked about Dave Sampson , he got a 5 year sentance for firearms offences, most of his collection of grenades were later retuned to him.

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    Hi Fuzeman,


    No.1 is a type 31/1 'sweetheart' 1-12 MHz receiver dropped into Norway beginning in 1943 in parachute containers, across the border from sewden and via boats from Britain. The germans banned radios here and confiscated most private radios. They had three minature 1T4 valves, a 30 volt anode battery (gives ca. 120 hours service).
    The milorg (resistance) used them a lot to hear news from England and instructions from local leaders. Around 5000 were made with norwegian instructions on the plate attached to the receiver.



    It was designed by norwegian Willy Simonsen (later of Simrad A/S) who worked for the SOE at the Inter Service Research Bureau. They were produced by Hale Electric in London. (I had one in o/k condition then my dentist gave me this complete unit still in it's box!).


    cheers,


    -John
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    Hi:
    Welcome to the forum. I have seen this pic before, but I canīt remember where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grenademan28 View Post
    Hi:
    Welcome to the forum. I have seen this pic before, but I canīt remember where.
    Hi,
    I might have posted it on the M1 carbine forum or a WW2 forum a long time back.

    Here's another view of some of my things, the S&W Victory was stamped 'UNITED STATES PROPERTY' but was in .38 british as were most revolvers dropped to the milorg. The pencil fuses (with pocket instructions), armband & Mills grenade were also from my old resistance friend, the 1941 Minox camera was from an WW2 polish soldier liveing in England, he took it from a german prisoner in 1944.




    cheers,

    -John
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG34NZ View Post
    Interesting bits there John, Great to see the variety thats out there....Whats an Aussie doing in Norway???? is your thermostat broken?
    Regards
    MG34NZ
    I married a nice Norwegian girl nine years ago, that's 10 very cold winters down and ??? to go!

    My family here has a cabin in the mountains, I was 'snooping' up in the roof one day and found a Mauser pistol magazine, 2 x Lee Enfield spike bayonets, a Mauser K98 bayonet, .303, .45 (norwegian & US made, US .30 rifle & .30 carbine, german 7.92, 9mm (british, german & US made) a signal pistol, Sten magazines and a few other items........ my father-in-law said the cabin was used as a weapons stash for the local resistance (his father was in charge of weapons for his group). He also said that up until the 1970s there were still an M1 carbine & a Sten there.

    My M1 carbine was taken out of the container in 1944 and never used, Guttorm, my friend was the original owner and had it under his bed (registered) until two years ago when he gave it to me, I had to have it de-activated at the gunshop before he would give it to me.

    cheers,

    -John

    PS: I'd like to show you guys my two handguns I have here, is that o/k or is it not usual?
    Last edited by John H; 2nd April 2009 at 07:31 PM.

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    as long as theyre held legally you can show them

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



    BOCN HELPING TO PROMOTE SAFE RESPONSIBLE ORDNANCE COLLECTING


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    Thats excellent John, sounds like an interesting place to be! I guess there would be a lot of goodies still stashed away waiting to be found.
    All the best from the southern side!
    Andrew MG34NZ

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    Is the S&W Victory revolver deactivated or live?

 

 
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