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Default Pheasant

Another fellow did the mock up of the Pheasant, he got ill and sold off a lot of gear. He was doing a replica about 20 years ago as there were no known examples about.
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Has anyone thought about the fact that these are probably live firing weapons. If that is the case, the bidding surely can't be open to everyone?? Ron
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Another fellow did the mock up of the Pheasant, he got ill and sold off a lot of gear. He was doing a replica about 20 years ago as there were no known examples about.
Thanks for the clarification
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Has anyone thought about the fact that these are probably live firing weapons. If that is the case, the bidding surely can't be open to everyone?? Ron
Typically anyone can bid, if succesfull you will have to prove you can transport/own them.
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Live firing ... in Australia???!!! Not likely.
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Default Grant I up for auction

M3 Medium / Grant I is interesting as it seems to be rather complete - even though it is split up over several lots.

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NOTE: This unit was complete however has been disassembled by the collector with relevant parts being advertised in this auction. Lloyds Auctions have attempted to provide images of parts relevant to this unit however are not representing that the tank is complete. Lot Number 1016 in this auction is the removed turret and parts to match this tank. We are continuing to source matching parts.
Lot 1003 is the hull: https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotD...31&lid=3330164

The corresponding turret is Lot 1007 (not Lot 1016 as indicated by Lloyds Auctions). The turret hatch is Lot 1014. There is a set of tracks and a gun shield in the auction too.

Original US registration number is USA W-3010491, if read correctly.

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Live firing ... in Australia???!!! Not likely.
Mike from all the posts and correspondence I saw from Rod, I got the impression his stuff was all mostly life, and with continual battles with the police and authorities??? Ron
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Original US registration number is USA W-3010491, if read correctly.
Joe DeMarco added this info and shared a photo of Rod:

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Yes, that looks like the one that is up for auction.
Rod found the corresponding Serial Number 3856 stamped inside where the dataplate would have been.
He also reported the Brit WD Number from under the paint layers as T-25746.
His Lee would have been accepted at Chrysler in June 1942.
Counting heads, I think it would have been one of the last Chrysler Lees built with working doors.
It was shipped from the US and would have arrived in Australia before the end of 1942.

Rod was a tremendous source of info, although his texts were somewhat elusive as they were unpunctuated, stream of consciousness and peppered with Aussie slang. It took me a while to figure out that "dog's bowls" were ventilators.

Our friend Jim Goetz visited him.
Here's a photo. Rest in Peace, Rod.

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