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 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue
Replies: 9
Views: 99
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Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue

It looks like a classic case of the windage adjustable sight being "fragile". Is the blade lose on the screw or the screw loose in the arm? Or both? To me, from the pics it seems the blade may be lose on the threaded block. If so you could carefully strip & solder, braze or silver solder to "reweld"...
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue
Replies: 9
Views: 99
Canada

Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue

Where EXACTLY is this wobble?
Is it at the pivot in the barrel mounting block or the blade wobbles n the arm?
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why surplusrifleforum does not show on searches
Replies: 12
Views: 417
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Re: Why surplusrifleforum does not show on searches

Nothing yet. I passed it up the line & am waiting for an answer or solution.
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Canada

Re: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!

Yes! Bocce is the Italian version of "Boule", which has several variants, some you can run 3 steps & throw, some have a shorter court & you must have both feet on the ground. I played the Southern French version (Petanque) with my friends in Northern France, where they called it "Boule(s)". :o It ge...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Canada

Re: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!

Then my mail arrived today, carried by a slightly grumpy mail carrier (it's really heavy)
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et maintenant les jeux commencent!
Play boule! (Petanque)
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Canada

Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!

I would never have admitted to "needing" a combination 2X 13 score counting, hyper magnetic, 1 metre rule with a key ring on a long string, but apparently I do!
I have to salute the ingenuity of our French comrades!
Magnet-o-score.jpg
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: SCAMMER alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Canada

Re: SCAMMER alert!

I very much doubt it is the scrote & his lovely sister/wife's actual likenesses :shock: , but he may use the avatar again.
nudge, nudge: wink, wink.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: SCAMMER alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Canada

SCAMMER alert!

If you see an ad for metric FAL magazines from someone who my be (or may be pretending to be) ""Patrick Floyd" (no other info, sorry), who is using any of these images (but particularly the arrowed one) these are NOT his magazines. I honestly don't know if he has ANY magazines! These images are of M...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

If it was in the white then I have a solution (literally) for you. Completely dismantle it. degrease thoroughly. fill a suitable sized container with a 1:1 mix of Evap-o-rust & tap water. Drop all the parts in. Let sit overnight, or until completely rust free. If longer than overnight stir or swirl ...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 269
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Above my pay grade, antiques I am very limited in knowledge of.
If it were mine I'd oil it, let the oil sit for a few days, wipe thoroughly to remove excess oil & rust, then call it "stabilized"!
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Yes I know but purists get their knickers in a twist if I call it "old rust" I just can't win!
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Anyone use the addley precision scope mount
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Canada

Re: Anyone use the addley precision scope mount

The screw holes align with the rear sight left side pivot pin hole & the ejector screw hole! Longer screws are provided & the rear one goes from the inside so the rear sight pivot pin hole is un-threaded! I have not used one, but I have a couple of friends who have & they both are really enthusiasti...
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Canada

Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Sometimes blues just shift color. Its not a dye & if its not "patina", just a chemical change to the oxides formed by the bluing process & the exact type of steel. Dan Wesson Revolvers are famous for turning purple, but only in some places, they even have a name for them "Barneys" (after the really ...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Avatar picts
Replies: 4
Views: 205
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Re: Avatar pocts

Click on your user name.
>>PROFILE>>EDIT PROFILE>>EDIT AVATAR.
Pic an image that matches the specs (180X180 pixels)
Pick where its coming from
& have at it.

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