....and the pad screws are easy enough to remedy; though they will never be 'original' of course.
10-18-2012 09:02 AM
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You are off course correct and in the UK you might even have access to correct period parts, which to my mind would make it virtually original.
Actually Frederick whilst I don't know of the whereabouts of any 1930's made 4BA screws, they are still available over here from model engineering suppliers, exactly as per the originals. You just have to shorten them a little & finish suitably. One of my Trials T's had horribly butchered slots on the front pad screws where some Bubba had tried to remove them without melting the solder first! The rifle was otherwise a real beaut. I felt, rightly or wrongly, that it would be 'less worse' to carefully change them than to leave them. I don't know what others would think about this......some people might feel differently.
I've got a big tin full of the original screws from the H&H factory while writing the book. They're exactly the same as the steel ones you get today and the last ordnance issues for the No4 and L42
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That 3504 scope number is familiar. Must check my scraps of paper.
Very nice original looking rifle that must have stood in a corner somewhere for a long time to rust like that on the butt plate screw and sling swivel.
I wonder what the story was.
I had the impression those N92 brackets were not a perfect fit on trials "T"s, at least not at the rear pad. I seem to recall that the angle of the mating surfaces was slightly different.
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