Found in Australia anybody drop these in the lake
Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:10 PM
Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:07 AM
Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:31 PM
bit of BS as usual
1st off full autos were under special permit but that was somewhat ignored
there were plenty of MGs turned out in garage shops, after all that's where the Owen has it's roots
not sure when they yanked the licences, number of years ago though
Aussies used to blaze away with Vickers guns on certain holidays
Canucks and Kiwis too
There were some Thompsons down under prior to WWII as well
to be sure, not a great many but they were most certainly in Australia
Handled a very weathered up 21' there 30 some years ago
family story was Grandad bought it in the mid 20s in the States while on some business trip and returned home with it
used it to hunt Crocks and bush people, family also had a sweet 1911 Colt he came home with
another point ignored are the Remittance Men
Let's say you are of noble birth in England but you seriously shit the family bed
maybe you beat and rape some very young girl
so what happened ?
The victim was well paid off for silence and that nasty son was sent to the Colonies to hide out until everything blew over and was mostly forgotten
Some went to Canada, others to South Africa, India or Australia
they of course received an allowance, the Remittance
that stipend was often crazy generous and as nobles they pretty much could own whatever they wanted
and yeah' some of those wayward sons bought TSMgs and BARs
not a great deal of that went down but go down it indeed did
this was still active up until WWII
It's why you still find so many double rifles in Canada for example
anyways as usual for the Oz press the article is bullshit
Those probably are post war imports, maybe stolen and forgotten about
Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:37 PM
So the aristocrats bundled their sociopathic offspring off to live amongst - and prey upon - the descendants of people whom they had branded as criminals mostly for the unforgivable sin of being poor?
No wonder we kicked their asses out in 1776.
Edited by StrangeRanger, 20 May 2020 - 06:42 PM.