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    Actually Bruce, it was not the end, just a change...

    Actually Bruce, it was not the end, just a change in format.
    The Rifle Clubs maintained Rapids and Snaps, just slightly different and the Omark with it's large loading port was the go to Rifle....
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    Spent a few years sleeping with mine back in the...

    Spent a few years sleeping with mine back in the day:madsmile:
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    It's really starting to pee me off. Came back...

    It's really starting to pee me off.
    Came back from Townsville via the coast to drop some gear off to one of my grandaughters in Proserpine.
    Now back home 12 days and we get the message that she has...
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    Pete, those pic's would be the Singleton/Putty...

    Pete, those pic's would be the Singleton/Putty region.
    I have a heap of live fire pic's not yet converted to digital, a lot of super 8 film, will get to it one day.
    Camera's were a nono but my...
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    No, most Lithgow rifles were upgraded to Mk. VII...

    No, most Lithgow rifles were upgraded to Mk. VII commencing in 1918 and still going well into 1960.
    There may be one or two that escaped the program....they'd be rare.
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    Sticky: Thanks

    Thanks
  7. Lack of contact or minimal contact of the left...

    Lack of contact or minimal contact of the left bolt lug will cause this with a number 4.
    You can eliminate the wood fit by removing it and firing the reassembled rifle, support under the magazine,...
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    Interestingly enough, Potassium Chlorate was the...

    Interestingly enough, Potassium Chlorate was the go to primer composition until about 1930, it was the byproduct of this that caused the rapid rust problems experienced.
    It brings me to a course...
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    Hey BAR, don't ask me how it works, it just does....

    Hey BAR, don't ask me how it works, it just does.
    Been written about back in Jim Sweets days.
    Most click bangs are primer related, so I guess a bit of heat must improve that initial ignition.
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    Hey Cinders, no clicks or bangs.....I wrote that...

    Hey Cinders, no clicks or bangs.....I wrote that in my first draft that seems to have gone to that place where all missing things go.

    Sat the ammo in the sun for awhile, old trick....still...
  11. I remember that, it was interesting but had a few...

    I remember that, it was interesting but had a few teething problems.
    Tony had it on one of our sniper shoots, not very competitive, myself and Frank Taylor(two times champion shot of the Army) put a...
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    Sorry Warren, didn't realise this was a chicken...

    Sorry Warren, didn't realise this was a chicken and egg question.
    As the training refractors were around for the Martini's, I guess they came first.
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    No Warren, it's a ridgey didge unit made...

    No Warren, it's a ridgey didge unit made specifically for trench warfare.
    The sights cannot be used from the rear as normal, only from the right or left side.

    Smerdon. my last unit was RAEME,...
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    Another Anzac Day

    Not sure what to do this Anzac Day, have not marched since getting out in 1992, don't even go to the RSL Club.

    Took my 1915 Lithgow, my 1915 Morris Trench periscope and some 1915 dated ammo and...
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    Nice 1917 Lithgow there.

    Nice 1917 Lithgow there.
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    Not striking the rim edge, I had a problem like...

    Not striking the rim edge, I had a problem like that.
    Drilled the firing pin hole out a fraction, then turned up a new pin...problem solved.
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    Sticky: That's odd Brad, I have a set sitting in my sight...

    That's odd Brad, I have a set sitting in my sight collection chest.
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    Wow, all this talk about Ferrets and the like...

    Wow, all this talk about Ferrets and the like takes me back.
    My first A Veh. licence was for the Ferret, graduated from the White Scout Car, then moved on to the M113A1.....ahh, my bucket days....
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    Yeah ADE,we kept pretty much to the script.

    Yeah ADE,we kept pretty much to the script.
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    Not Always what they Seem.

    Had a couple of rifles dumped on me for storage, both covered in surface rust. No way I was letting those pair into my storage like that.
    So a bit of a cleanup was in order.

    The sporting rifle...
  21. You stuffed up by heating and quenching in water,...

    You stuffed up by heating and quenching in water, this imparted a unknown brittleness to the metal depending on how hot it actually got.
    You simply needed to dip in molten lead until the lead...
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    Diamond Reo?

    Diamond Reo?
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    Just a thought Smerdon, you need to do a con job...

    Just a thought Smerdon, you need to do a con job on someone with a 3D printer to copy the mounts, then you could reverse engineer them.

    ---------- Post added at 08:28 PM ---------- Previous post...
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    .....and outshoots the other one.

    .....and outshoots the other one.
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    Things look a bit Quiet.

    Just thought I'd post this, got bugger all else to do and things are a bit quiet here.

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    My two t's, a LONGBRANCH and a Lithgow HT.....you probably have seen them before.
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