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by Tommy Atkins
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: photos as attachments will not post tonight
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: photos as attachments will not post tonight

Yes thats the issue we're working on. Site admin has been informed.
In the meantime you can still post anything you have hosted online by using the {IMG}image link{/img} tags (substitute square brackets.)
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: photos as attachments will not post tonight
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: photos as attachments will not post tonight

Yeah I'm getting the same thing. Let me bump it up to the admin its above my pay grade.
Bear with me here, working on it.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Old Powder Handed to me: how safe is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Old Powder Handed to me: how safe is it?

As long as it smells normal & hasn't deteriorated visually it should be fine.
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

I'm still looking for the rare as rocking horse poo sheet metal factory cover, shown here on a similar sight, but with the more common "long" mounting adapter. https://i.imgur.com/oT2ydWO.jpg & the rarer than all get out "globe" front sight for the S ht LE I have a lead on one, but am waiting for th...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

& raised & swiveled to use as a target, or long range peep-sight.
Its micro-click stopped at 1/2 MOA for both windage & elevation.
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by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

& here it is fitted in the folded position for transport, cleaning, or to use the "Issue" open sights:
It can also be removed if you wish, simply by undoing the one large thumb-nut.
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by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

Here it is after being refinished to the original look. I took a lot of care with which parts were blued & which were in the white as it had left the Parkers shop & added a 6-hole eyepiece I had laying about. The mount is the "Close Up" version for the S ht LE , No1 MkIII https://i.imgur.com/YTR0rAs...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

As promised the A.G. Parker No9W folding peep sight. This thing is so incredibly "Steampunk" I just couldn't resist it. I got it as a "Cosmetically Challenged" (but working perfectly) specimen & refinished it. https://i.imgur.com/eKjZDDM.jpg It replaced my P-H No5A because its a nice sight, but to c...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Militaria and Firearms Accessories
Topic: Central No.4 Peep Sight
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Central No.4 Peep Sight

Very nice! I'm still looking for the sheet metal cover for my AGP No9W sight!
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: TESLONG FLEXIBLE BORE SCOPE WARNING.
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: TESLONG FLEXIBLE BORE SCOPE WARNING.

Its truly scary seeing the inside of your bore at that kind of magnification the first time!
There's a "thing" I think its a single fiber from a cleaning patch, that looks like an oil pipeline after a drastic explosion, in one of mine. :shock:
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: TESLONG FLEXIBLE BORE SCOPE WARNING.
Replies: 2
Views: 122

TESLONG FLEXIBLE BORE SCOPE WARNING.

Please be advised if you bought a Teslong flexible bore scope in this clam shell case carefully remove the firer optic rod from the case uncoil it & ONLY coil it loosely in future. Mine quit installing with an “unknown device, can not ID unit” error message & broken up video (If it worked at all).. ...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Hunting with milsurps
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Hunting with milsurps

Took "the stupidest deer on the face of the planet' with one.We were walking a cable run in PA a while back. He came out of the trees from the right at about 45'. Then he stopped, just stood there broadside on, looked at me & coughed. I hit him with a 150 Gr soft-point right at elbow level. Nothing....
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

We can do this! Meet "The gang". https://i.imgur.com/tleCD4A.jpg "Victoria", a BSA made 1914 No1 MkIII S ht LE . The P-H 5A shown here has been replaced with an AGP No9G , pics to follow. It was just so "Steampunk" I just couldn't resist it. "Ernie", a sporterised No5 Mk1 . (I bought it sported & ma...
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Hunting with milsurps
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Hunting with milsurps

May I present my "Goobermint Model sporter" Its a No5 Mk that had been messed with that I got a deal on. The stock was butchered internally, the metal refinished & the bayonet lug ground off, so I just went for it & put a new commercial stock on & found a nice Santa Fe 5 round mag & a Leupold 3~9X40...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2

All the blond Enfields were either beech or birch, sometimes stained to be darker as well.
Best way to tell is look for "fishscale" grain. If there is some it's beech, birch is pretty featureless for pattern.

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