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 Techsupport
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 43
Views: 9205
Australia

Re: SMLE .22 trainer

The magazine cut off was removed when it was converted to .22 MkIV... It has been refitted post service....
The magazine follower was removed when the magazine was designated for .22.Someone has put the follower and spring back in post service too.
by Techsupport
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with ID'ing target sight!
Replies: 6
Views: 4336
Australia

Re: Help with ID'ing target sight!

I seem to recall a bloke in the US by the name of Scott Stonehill(?) who was making a few of the old favourite screws a while back. A quick Google has found he was at a place called Evans Obsolete Screws... These parts are hard to come by in Aus, so the best bet in the US might be someone like Scott...
by Techsupport
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 1941 Lithgow - but marked 'JJ Co' - not a parts gun?
Replies: 7
Views: 3664
Australia

Re: 1941 Lithgow - but marked 'JJ Co' - not a parts gun?

Where JJ Co used unissued receivers, they did not have serial numbers on them from Lithgow. JJ Co numbered these receivers themselves, using a letter suffix (usually A) in the serial instead of a letter prefix as was customary markings for Lithgow. If any doubt, a quick look at the serial number and...
by Techsupport
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with ID'ing target sight!
Replies: 6
Views: 4336
Australia

Re: Help with ID'ing target sight!

Here's some pics of the side plate... (apology for the size, they are old pics...) Note, the side plate mounts on the dumbell (safety) spring hole with the standard screw, but will also require a slightly longer rear trigger guard screw to fit. The safety spring action is done by a small coil spring...
by Techsupport
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with ID'ing target sight!
Replies: 6
Views: 4336
Australia

Re: Help with ID'ing target sight!

Tommy has nailed the sight.... It was the most popular range sight ever in Aus for the No1 rifle. The mount plate/ side plate for it is a little different to the one in his pics... The correct one has a row of grooves along the outside face toward the top with several screw holes to attach the sight...
by Techsupport
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Rimfire Firearms (Commercial and C&R)
Topic: Lithgow Commercial Rimfires.
Replies: 0
Views: 2053
Australia

Lithgow Commercial Rimfires.

I see a new addition to the forum here, a board for our old faithful .22's! The main focus of my collection is the Lee Enfield and more specifically Lithgow production. I also have several of the various .22 trainers from across the Commonwealth. It only seemed natural that I also gather examples of...
by Techsupport
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: 1944 Fazakerley No.5 MkI
Replies: 3
Views: 2068
Australia

Re: 1944 Fazakerley No.5 MkI

My Faz No5 is also 11/44 build, but a C prefix. It's in good Nic, but had been to India and has the Ishy screw.

Great pics!
by Techsupport
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No
Replies: 11
Views: 4791
Australia

Re: British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No

And don't forget the Destructive Device license you need to own one.... You will not need one if your boys has been converted to 50 bmg.. Because the 50 cal round is longer, they are usually single shot because you can not use the magazine.. Hmmm.... It's a pity the gun laws in the US are not as ea...
by Techsupport
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Who Bubbaed your Enfield?
Replies: 13
Views: 3360
Australia

Re: Who Bubbaed your Enfield?

There was a gunshop here in the late 80's that came up with an interesting solution for several problems... .303 milsurp ammo was virtually non existent .303 rifles (No1 MkIII) were about $50 each 7.62 x 39 ammo was about $7 a hundred There were bugger all 7.62 x 39 rifles to be had. They took a hea...
by Techsupport
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No
Replies: 11
Views: 4791
Australia

Re: British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No

Yes, it's fully functional, and it does have a fair kick to it. But like all the big ones, you just have to hold on to them :pray: I've fired several different .50 BMG rifles and the Boys does seem to have a little more recoil, although I have only put a handfull of rounds through it. Original WW2 a...
by Techsupport
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No
Replies: 11
Views: 4791
Australia

British Empire Military Bolt Action- YES... Enfield? No

Seeing as the topic is a little more expanded than the previous board, it might be a good time to look at some others that fit the title, but are not from the lineage of Mr James Paris Lee. Here is one that I had wanted to own for many years. The Boys .55 Anti Tank Rifle. DSCF0601.JPG DSCF0594.JPG D...
by Techsupport
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Portrait Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 2932
Australia

Re: Portrait Pics

They are Pattern 1918 scopes made by AOC (Australian Optics Company) for the Lithgow HT sniper rifles in WW2
by Techsupport
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Portrait Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 2932
Australia

Portrait Pics

Looking around a few of the boards there are some very good pictures scattered around the site. When you come across a good one, ask the owner if they would repost them here- lets keep them together for our viewing pleasure and as an inspiration for newcomers. Here is a pic I took recently thinking ...
by Techsupport
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 43
Views: 9205
Australia

Re: SMLE .22 trainer

Apologies on the delay getting back to this, but I couldn't find the file with the pics in it.

Here they are, all together, stripped for cleaning, views from both sides and the assembled magazine..
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by Techsupport
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 43
Views: 9205
Australia

Re: SMLE .22 trainer

The lever works against the spring that keeps the follower in the .22 part of the magazine up. Turning the lever pulls the follower down and allows rounds to be put it through the loading slot at the top right of the insert. Once five rounds are loaded, rotate the lever to release the spring. The le...

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