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
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USPS announces it will be selling FESTIVUS stamps
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Canada

Re: USPS announces it will be selling FESTIVUS stamps

Do you mean:
“Hallowthankschanchris kwanzayears Eve”?
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My No4 Enfield rifles....................
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Canada

Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

That would be made at Fazakerly in October of 1953. The Mk2 had the better "hung Trigger" than the Mk1
Very nice!
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Canada

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Getting ready to eat as we speak.
Have a good thanksgiving.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Oh Dear! The verdict is in. Guilty!
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Canada

Re: Oh Dear! The verdict is in. Guilty!

Yes the guy is a recognized expert & author on them.
I've communicated with him a few times as I have some odd bits of knowledge he's asked for input on. He always stuck me as a nice guy.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Oh Dear! The verdict is in. Guilty!
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Canada

Oh Dear! The verdict is in. Guilty!

“Peter Laidler, 72, of Marcham, Oxfordshire, took sniper and assault rifles from the Small Arms School Collection in Warminster, Wiltshire. He was found guilty of four thefts after two trials at Winchester Crown Court. He also admitted possessing a prohibited high-powered pistol.“ https://www.bbc.co...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Britsh 303
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Canada

Re: Britsh 303

I'm guessing a " No1 Mk4 "? Sorry to sound prissy but the Brit No & Mk thing can be confusing & getting it wrong can actually refer to a totally different rifle. " ENGLAND " is a U.S. required import stamp pre 1968, so it was imported into the US before that date. It sounds from your description lik...
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1473
Canada

Re: Midway Movie Review

Different construction may have played into it also. Japanese back then was very light (& flammable) compared to Western construction. A big train of thought was if the wall falls during an earthquake you go through it, it doesn't crush you. If you look at before & after pics solidly built buildings...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1473
Canada

Re: Midway Movie Review

The big thing with Hiroshima & Nagasaki was that it was 1 aircraft with 1 bomb. Not the degree of destruction.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Canada

Re: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17

That's absolutely awesome! Great job.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My No4 Enfield rifles....................
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Canada

Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

The images are too small to read the markings, but they look like they're in good shape.
The sling swivel at the muzzle isn't "correct" on the '43 (but it is handy sometimes) that position was for a "Piling swivel" (note the big gap) discontinued before the No4 series.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My No4 Enfield rifles....................
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Canada

Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

I'd guess with that date it says something like
"No4 Mik2
"UF" (or "PF) A #####"?
That would make it a Royal Ordinance Factory (Fazakerly), not a BSA.
Very nice, good shooting rifle.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Removing Rust from Threads?
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Canada

Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

For rust removal I go with Evap-o-rust every time.
https://evapo-rust.com/
It will remove bluing though.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for
Replies: 16
Views: 5762
Canada

Re: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for

A#1 rule: Buy the gun, not the story ! The stranger the tale the less believable. Examples: "DP" ≠ 'Durban Police" (or Durham Police) That's a custom finish that is Its the only one like it it was custom made for (insert celebrity). It was used by my great grandfather to assassinate Mussolini. Only...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Canada

Re: Funny how life repeats itself....

It is. I was at a gunshow a couple of years back & was offered a Webly air pistol. This was my Coup De gras weapon for water rats back in my youth. My primary was a .22 Haenel air rifle. Yeah I snagged it! My original was a "Webly Premiere" This is an Indian made Webly "Hurricane" No blued steel, ju...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 21
Views: 1473
Canada

Re: Midway Movie Review

Thanks. I'd been kind of ignoring it as I had the feeling it would be "Pearl Harbor" part 2, now Ill go see it.

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