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 5thbatt
Fri May 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1
Replies: 11
Views: 1790
New Zealand

Re: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1

S.B. wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 pm
OK, but to me just a stacking swivel. Sorry thead cop.
Steve
There is no need for your "keyboard warrior" type response, you can call it what ever you like, i was just pointing out the correct term
by 5thbatt
Fri May 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1
Replies: 11
Views: 1790
New Zealand

Re: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1

The correct term is a piling swivel not stacking swivel, the piling swivel was done away with around the time of the introduction of the No4, the trials No4s were fitted with a piling swivel but it was the narrow pattern which was introduced in the 1920s & not the offset type, the production No4s we...
by 5thbatt
Thu May 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Prices in Australia;Over the Top
Replies: 7
Views: 1356
New Zealand

Re: Prices in Australia;Over the Top

You know this is an interesting little issue here.. Ok this gun is kinda rare.. And finding an unshot one is a bit scarce,, But I do wonder is the number of Bolt Action Enfields in Australia is limited to the number that is now in the country of Australia??? Can any be imported at all??? Yes they c...
by 5thbatt
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

The threads are not different, the same early FP was used all though the Mk1 SMLE production into early MkIII production, you will always encounter variations in tolerances It was not the striker threads I was referring to but the bolt head threads - I could not get the 'slotted type' bolt head to ...
by 5thbatt
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

I will do a video on this sometime soon, would make for a good 'sticky' for those who encounter the early FP as there are small intricacies involved & might save some frustration
by 5thbatt
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

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? You have to have the bolt in the fired position to engage the lug & notch (something you have to remember when reassembling) when the bolt is in the normal position (as it is when you remove or insert the ...
by 5thbatt
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

Tommy, i have just had a look though some of my SMLEs, i have 3 (at least) that have the early notched type bolthead with the later firing pin & compared thread lengths between notched & non notched heads with no noticeable difference between lengths.
by 5thbatt
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

The threads are not different, the same early FP was used all though the Mk1 SMLE production into early MkIII production, you will always encounter variations in tolerances
by 5thbatt
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3207
New Zealand

Re: SMLE expeerts needed "Notched" bolt head. How to use it?

The early pattern of firing pin had a lug that engaged into the notch to enable removal & instalment without the need for a special tool, the later firing pin can be used with the earlier bolthead with the notch but not the other way around.
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by 5thbatt
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 61
Views: 24755
New Zealand

Re: SMLE .22 trainer

I, would like to add, my BSA CO .22 trainer, has a right side receiver mag cut-off lever. It, has a spring/follower assy, that can be removed, to hold fired cases. This is the correct mag w/.22 marked on the left side. I, have questions. Why the hole on the left side? what is the main purpose, for ...
by 5thbatt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......
Replies: 12
Views: 6211
New Zealand

Re: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......

You're missing the point, guys. Set your shooting position up that way , not shoot looking for the ears. When shooting from the correctly set up position focus on the front sight. I dont think we are missing the point at all, why set up using the wrong method to start with! sorry but i cant see the...
by 5thbatt
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......
Replies: 12
Views: 6211
New Zealand

Re: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......

S.B. wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:35 pm
I've never personally seen one with a round cocking knob, before. Kind of unique at least to me.
Steve
Just the early pattern No4 cocking piece as used on the trials No4s & similar to the earlier trials No1 MkVI, all manufactures used these on their early No4s including Long Branch & Savage
by 5thbatt
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......
Replies: 12
Views: 6211
New Zealand

Re: Buying an Enfield wasn't the plan but......

The trick is to set your eye up so that the eye relief just lets the ends of the "ears" almost touch the sides of the aperture (as viewed), then ignore the rear completely. The eyeball "No1 Mk1" will find the center automatically! :dance: I can't be more specific than that because they came in seve...
by 5thbatt
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Jungle Carbine Data Base
Replies: 12
Views: 9421
New Zealand

Re: Jungle Carbine Data Base

The FE prefixed rifles in the Faz list should be at the top (well Demo's one at least. Darwin Mausers one has a incorrect date so needs verifying as the date fits with the F prefix production & is likely to be in the correct spot on the list) as these are part of the pre-production 1000 made prior t...
by 5thbatt
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?
Replies: 25
Views: 6951
New Zealand

Re: Enfield 2A1 - "Better Steel" - Fact or Fiction ?

I have just done a google search & this is the best i can find but it proves its out there we just either need someone to buy a copy or has one they are willing to share a photo/copy of the relevant chapter. http://www.gundigeststore.com/33rd-edition-1979-digital-download-z9445 https://www.abebooks....

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