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    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    Known by the drivers of these things as 'The Sitting Duck'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Known by the drivers of these things as 'The Sitting Duck'.
    It was, however, considered a vast improvement on the horse and camel mounted version due to the speed with which it could change position.......
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    Looks like a WW1 version of the Willeys Jeep 'Rat Patrol' vehicle e.g. no armor just a browning machine gun and Jerry cans.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcbifYqpGc

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    Where DID you find that?

    As my friend Jean-Pierre has pointed out, Renault were early exporters!

    I wonder whether any have survived?

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    G, you could make one of those if you wanted. It'd go down well on ANZAC day parades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    G, you could make one of those if you wanted. It'd go down well on ANZAC day parades.
    I am sure he could and It's big enough to take his big six cylinder engine

    The problem is going to be the licensing and storage requirements for the machinegun. Even non-working replicas are Category R weapons, which would require firearm collectors licence in Qld and to build the replica machinegun one needs armourer's licence and premises with proper approved security and... and ...... Lots of fun.... Not
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    I've been trying to calculate how many rabbits would be required to make a replica hat..

    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    ...he borrowed the Hulk's trilby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I've been trying to calculate how many rabbits would be required to make a replica hat..

    Depending on the size of the hat, between four and six wabbits
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    At the RACQ gathering a couple of weeks back there was a Ferret scout car with a real looking machine gun. It must be possible to get approval.

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    In QLD, this is the Law regarding deactivated weapons:https://www.police.qld.gov.au/progra...ons/modifying/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    In QLD, this is the Law regarding deactivated weapons:https://www.police.qld.gov.au/progra...ons/modifying/
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Thanks alexander
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    In QLD, this is the Law regarding deactivated weapons:https://www.police.qld.gov.au/progra...ons/modifying/
    It's some of the law.

    Section 8 of the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997 defines Category R weapons as:-

    8 Category R weapons(1) Each of the following is a category R weapon—(a) a machine gun or submachine gun that is fully automaticin its operation and actuated by energy developed whenit is being fired or has multiple revolving barrels, andany replica or facsimile of a machine gun or submachinegun that is not a toy;

    Replica of a machine gun is defined as a Category R weapon whether it is working model or not. The only difference is that it is possible to register deactivated or non-working replica machine gun to a collectors licence, but not a working machine gun. Now I think that's a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Depending on the size of the hat, between four and six wabbits

    ...or I could just start with two and see what eventuates.
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    I wonder if a tennis ball gun mounted on the back would be acceptable
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I wonder if a tennis ball gun mounted on the back would be acceptable
    You would think that with the ingenuity of the Australian bushman, it would have been easier to rig up a duck punt gun, on one of the donated Rolls Royce of the day, o.k. for close quarter attack, simple barrel with a wide spread of shot, worked well in the swamps around Echuca I'm told.

    Might have been a bit hard to reload so a quick reverse needed !! Maybe need an expendable armourer or two..

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    I think this model Renault would have been preferable. It had some armour and a 37mm gun!
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    The Resistance had it all covered..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    At the RACQ gathering a couple of weeks back there was a Ferret scout car with a real looking machine gun. It must be possible to get approval.
    Yes it can, with either non-operational or replica machine-gun only, but the bureaucratic requirements and cost are substantial.
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    You can work wonders with papier-mache.

    As for the rabbits, if you could get "real" ones, there's food for a week or two in that hat.
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    and any replica or facsimile of a machine gun or sub machine gun that is not a toy;
    You should be reminding the Police that attended Inflation Nightclub of that law.

    Seems they were ignorant of it and didn't listen the Venue Security Staff either.

    Man shot by police after 'pulling out gun' at swingers costume party in Melbourne nightclub - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    It will be interesting see how the "Ethical Standards Inquiry" justify the Police action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    You should be reminding the Police that attended Inflation Nightclub of that law.

    Seems they were ignorant of it and didn't listen the Venue Security Staff either.

    Man shot by police after 'pulling out gun' at swingers costume party in Melbourne nightclub - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    It will be interesting see how the "Ethical Standards Inquiry" justify the Police action.
    I think the public consensus was to say "Never point a toy gun at anyone (including a police officer) when they are armed with the real thing!! and that might be the end point, trigger... conclusion as well. but then perhaps others in the club were glad the bullet hit and didn't pass through to them. I think there are a few jokes going about now regarding other distractions...... Inflation and all that.

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    What were cops doing at a 'swingers' party?
    Bet they won the prize for 'most realistic costume'.
    They even had fully working kit, obviously the guns, but radios and I bet their tasers and handcuffs were working too.
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