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    Thumbs up Mk1 .55 Boys Anti Tank Rifle Parts and tools accessories

    Gday, just keen to chat to Boys owners regarding parts, cleaning gear tools etc.

    cheers!

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    With thanks to stencollector for locating these, check the Boys videos in the "The Screening Room" (click here)

    Boys Anti-tank Rifle Training (3 videos produced by Disney Studios) (click here)

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    Hi Powdermonkey72,
    I've also got a .55 boys. I currently buy ammo loaded by Peter Meyer.
    Are you talking about a washer for the muzzle brake or the recoil spring? (I can help with dimensions if it's for the recoil spring.)

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    I have collected a VAST amount of info on these beastsand we have a couple at Warminster that we have fired in the past. Even my little boy (Robert, then aged 13 or so) has fired ours. They're ***** cats!

    Once the Bren Gun book is published (by Small Arms Review and hopefully soon.....) I will collate this info and hopefully get it published. But don't expect a thick book, nor a pleasant one regarding the man Boys.......

    All I can say is that if he designed cars, we'd still be walking............

    I don't know whay it's starred out the word pu--y as in pu--y cats, but it has!

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    I don't know whay it's starred out the word pu--y as in pu--y cats, but it has!
    Hi Peter ...

    The automated language "police" software seems to have taken a disliking to the embedded phrase ....

    I'll have to to a phrase check to make sure it doesn't do it again ...

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    Hi powdermonkey72,

    PM Stencollector - he's big into the Boys Rifle and can help you out. He's in KAF now maybe you and him can connect out your way.

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    Thanks guys, Peter, Im well aware of the terrible reputation the poor old Boys gained over the years, Ive heard stories of men enlisted into the Anti Tank Regiments breaking thier own toes and other mischieves to get a reprieve from having to lug that 38pounds around. And I can say with confidence, to steady march up an incline, a mile out to my firing line with it on my shoulder just to see......wasnt as fun as i thought it might be. Under fire, one may be inclined to just drop it.
    The transit case i made is trimmed as thin and as low as i could and is still 1700mm long by 400mm wide. but thats the charm of the Boys. Its accuracy and noise seem to be quite endearing also, bet im not alone. Ill post some photos of a few necked .50 ADI cases with .55 cnc brass supplied by Peter Meyer of Melbourne, Very tidy.

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    Here's a couple shots of mine and some of the accessories. The rifle is converted to 50 BMG, as so many of them are. My first Boys was in 55 cal, but as I watched my small horde of 46 rounds of ammo whittle away closer to zero, I had it converted.


    Here are a couple with their different muzzlebrakes, next to a PTRD

    A comparison of dummy rounds; a .303, a Boys .55, and a 50 cal BMG


    This photo of the Boys with a no4T next to it should give a non-Boys owner a perspective of it's size.

    I have a couple of the Cooey 22 sub cal rounds for mine, but being as they are 55, they no longer serve a purpose other than as another accessory.

    As to transit chests, my transit chest weighs in around 4 tons, but will go a lot faster than I could.

    That's not me in the photo by the way. Here's one of my team mates and I at a milsurp match about a decade back. Not sure where the Boys is during this shot.

    Since our shooting that year was really going nowhere fast, I decided to try a different approach at some of the close targets. The 1" signal pistol makes a very poor offensive weapon.
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    Ha ha Rob,

    You're the only one I know that would own 'multiple copies' of a Boys Anti Tank Rifle. When are you going to really show off and show us some of your more 'esoteric' weapons.

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    Great to see and thanks SC. It'd be a piece of cake to make a .50" sub calibre adaptor from a suitable piece of .22" barrel wouldn't it?

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