Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Tommy Atkins
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4410
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Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

I once saw a group of 2 squaddies "up in the hills" of the beacons. We used to hike, camp & cave in the area so we got into some pretty remote areas. It wasn't unusual to bump into various trainee groups. Mostly they were fine but the instructors were very hot on not "helping" at all as it would dis...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4410
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Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

YES! When they brought out the Ess Ell Arr s I was massively unimpressed. We had classes of stoppage. The drill, if you had a stoppage on the range (which was as far as we'd gotten with them) was : Lay the weapon down on its left hand side side with the muzzle downrange. Raise he right hand. Call "N...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4410
Canada

Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

Please allow me to facilitate your descent to the dark side . (insert evile laugh here) DSCF8131.JPG I'm afraid I cant see the page from your link, so this may be off base. Of all the various versions of the metric FAL the StG58 is reckoned to be one of the best, a true Imbel complete rifle would be...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: I guess you could call it an "Enigma"
Replies: 5
Views: 308
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Re: I guess you could call it an "Enigma"

Sweet! an early 3 rotor one too.
Can you tell if its military or commercial?
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: STG58
Replies: 2
Views: 446
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Re: STG58

Nice The '58 was supposed to be the nicest of the FAL's out of the box.
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Would the Brits stain a walnut forend to match?
Replies: 5
Views: 522
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Re: Would the Brits stain a walnut forend to match?

I've never seen stained walnut. I have seen stained beech/birch, but not for any kind of exact match, just to make it "Hand grenade close"! On the other hand I've seen many non color matching rifles. I think it goes to "There was a war on we got 'em working & out the door to the troops as fast as po...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: In D.C for reunion
Replies: 3
Views: 481
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Re: In D.C for reunion

PM sent
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 9-11 again, folks.
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Canada

9-11 again, folks.

Lets not forget we promised to "Never Forget".
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 2 grove dimensions vs 5 grove dimenesions!
Replies: 4
Views: 588
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Re: 2 grove dimensions vs 5 grove dimenesions!

I'm not sure I follow the logic? AFAIK all the variations land/Grove patterns have the same twist rate as they're stabilizing the same Mk VII projectile. 1 in 10" and with a left hand twist. Its a simple test if you have the rifles. Put a tightly patched oiled jag on a rod, push it in the MUZZLE for...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Re: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!

The software was virus & malware checked before unzipping & again afterwards. Its klutzy but fine. I'm actually using WinDoze10's software for webcams because it lets me edit in MS "Movie Maker", translate the file type for publishing on U Tube & so on. File translators are the worst for malware. As...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Re: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!

I'm not sure. Did you watch the video I posted? there's plenty of color in my bore, mostly copper!
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
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Re: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!

Got the camera working with both WinDoze10 as a webcam & through its own webcam software. This allows me to edit in WinDoze Movie Maker & convert to MP4 for U-Tube.
Lo & Behold the guts of my minty No4 Mk2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pauLAud-jRo
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
Canada

UPDATE! Unpacking & 1st impressions

I thought you guys might be interested in this little goody. US$ 50.oo Telsong endoscope review. Unpacking: Comes in a nice little 7” X 5” X 2” clam-shell case with a zip. Inside is the flex USB cable with its 2 USB & Mini USB connectors, the other has the actual semi-rigid bore-scope (good for a 40...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!
Replies: 13
Views: 1318
Canada

Re: a 0.2inch dia. borescope for $50.00 Take my money!

I just heard back from the makers. Its good for a 40" length of travel, thats bore & breech or a long bore from the muzzle end.
Placed an order & I'll do a range report when it arrives & I practice a bit with it.

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