View Full Version : Let's play a game...... c'mon it's easy......
Ok, so you've opened the page- have a look at the criptic pics below and see if you can guess the rifle. Need model designtion to be correct- the winner gets to post the next puzzle. Clues will be added as needed.
Starting clues- it used to be longer, but now its smaller as well...
'ave a go- the more attempts I see, the more pics and clues you get..... :madsmile:
04-20-2007, 08:30 AM
Well ,for starters, it's been restored. That's a repro volley sight screw.
04-20-2007, 08:36 AM
Convtd SMLE MkII.
04-20-2007, 08:38 AM
Oh, and by the way, it's a .22 short rifle, Pattern 14, No.1 ;)
04-20-2007, 12:27 PM
Why did I know you'd nail it down!-SDH
Oh, well... that was too easy. Yes it was a ConDII, but it had another life after that.
Ok, Claven2.. :clap: . what have you got for us to play with?
While he's working on it, here's a couple more pics of the Patt14 No1. It started life as a MLE Mk1*, then in 1905 became a Sht L.E. ConD II, which was Sht L.E. MkI spec. Then it became a Patt 14 No1 .22RF sometime after late 1914. The brass stock disc is dated 3 '15 (issue date). It has a "D" with the arrow inside denoting Australian ownership on the butt, and also on the receiver ring. The butt has a cartouche from the EFD ConDII work as well. The rifle is all matching down to the original Long Lee foreend cut down for the first conversion.
04-20-2007, 02:17 PM
Great piece! :) I'll for certain post something challenging later tonight.
04-20-2007, 06:54 PM
Allright, the time is ripe for a harder one (yes, it is a firearm - a very rare one at that. Note the serial number is 13).
1) What is it?
2) What is it used for?
3) What country is it from?
04-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Mosin M91 sub-calibre device, Finland, bolted to larger weapons to practice with cheaper rounds,:p
04-20-2007, 09:16 PM
LOL - you've obviously seen me post this elsewhere on the internet ;)
OK, Iron Duke - it's your turn ;)
WOW! I thought I had started a bit hot'n'heavy with mine! That's a great bit of gear! And to be picked off so quickly has amazed me. I shudder to think what Iron Duke will come up with...... Please let us know if you can't keep this going for any reason, gotta keep the ball rollin'. :thup:
04-21-2007, 01:26 AM
dunno wot you're saying, I'm just that good:rofl:
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