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
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Forum Classifieds section
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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Re: Forum Classifieds section

I'm told 25 or 30.
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Forum Classifieds section
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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Re: Forum Classifieds section

I went looking & can't find he post count needed, its neither in the rules atty the top of the forum nor in the rules for swap shop! (which you can't see till you pass the post count) its a bit like the can opener in the can! I have asked the other mods for the info & suggested it might be added to ...
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 371
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Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

Thanks.
I guess to only remove the bolt head you semi-cocked it to retract the striker a bit?
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 371
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Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

Thanks. I've gotten a similar reply from someone else as well & he's going to post some pics as I think he has both in his collection.
I'll share when they arrive.
Presumably this means also a different bolt as well because of the thread?
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 371
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Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

Ok we have some confusion here. The bolt head IS the tool in this version. I discovered this recently, completely by accident & am trying to uunerstann. There are apparently 2 distinct bolt heads for the SMLE. One has a longer, threaded portion with a square cut "notch" machined into it, the other (...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 371
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Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

Thanks, I have a good one. It was more a curiosity on how the heck the bolt head one was used. The threaded shank is longer than a non notched one so they're not interchangeable, I figured that out, but how the heck do you use it to unscrew the striker? http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/images/products/thum...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 371
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SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

I just discovered this, its remarked to be a way to "remove the striker" but no details are given. I just can't visualize how the cut in the threads can remove the striker. Can someone 'splain to me, Lucy? Is there some intermediate pin, tool or something?
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: GUNSMITHING
Replies: 8
Views: 253
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Re: GUNSMITHING

No problem, glad I was able to help
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Indiscreet carrying case for 2 milsurp bolt actions
Replies: 2
Views: 198
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Re: Indiscreet carrying case for 2 milsurp bolt actions

I had one of those folding camping chairs with a footrest, this was the carry case that came with it. I've since padded it a little with a used yoga may so it looks more correct.
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by Tommy Atkins
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: GUNSMITHING
Replies: 8
Views: 253
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Re: GUNSMITHING

You can't post directly from your hard drive, sorry.
Go to "Full Editor"
type your post.
scroll down to OPTIONS/ATTACHMENTS.
click on "ADD FILES"
go to UPLOADS
find the file & drag it to the box.
click upload.
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)
Replies: 7
Views: 329
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Re: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)

I took it to the range last weekend. Got a good 200Yd zero (needed with the P-H because otherwise you get into negative vernier settings which is a major pain.) I started off with South African R1M3Z, but this rifle will not group with it, 15~18" @ 200 is "normal", which is odd because both my No4 M...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Would anyone here know of a source for
Replies: 6
Views: 2632
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Re: Would anyone here know of a source for

IIRC the first OD was Pat '58. So its unlikely there will be a WW2 one.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)
Replies: 7
Views: 329
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Re: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)

It makes a world of difference. In all honesty I've been avoiding the SMLE because of its sights. When I found this one with the P-H on it for the right price I jumped on it!
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: help with discovering Lee-Enfield SMLE year of manufacture?
Replies: 1
Views: 129
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Re: help with discovering Lee-Enfield SMLE year of manufacture?

" FR " is (arguably) Indian, or " Field Repair ", If it was in India they may well have scrubbed & remarked it as the did that as a matter of course. Is there a transverse bolt or screw through the fore-stock just in front of the magazine? If so that's another indication of Indian involvement. No1 M...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)
Replies: 7
Views: 329
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Re: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)

I don't think so. P-H says to shim or bend to align because that area of the receiver is not gauged so there could be variations. I wussed out & shimmed from this:
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