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    There's a well-known freeware program you can...

    There's a well-known freeware program you can download which tracks all the "packets" of data going in and out of your PC. Unless you have your firewall set up to ask your permission for all...
  2. Thread: REL no32 scope

    by Surpmil
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    Whoever massaged it wasn't able to shim the...

    Whoever massaged it wasn't able to shim the objective cell properly so that the drain hole lined up where it should be. Let's see her without her makeup on!

    If REL was using up leftovers in 1945...
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    Given their apparent lack of prior history, and...

    Given their apparent lack of prior history, and failure to deliver the goods leading to govt. take-over, I doubt PPCo. had much if any hand in design and/or concern with interchangeability. It reads...
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    So, if you are confident that your aiming and...

    So, if you are confident that your aiming and holding was reasonably consistent, 40% of your rounds were not hitting a target about what, 20 inches wide at 50 yards? That's more like a shotgun than...
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    Yes, I should qualify my previous comment to the...

    Yes, I should qualify my previous comment to the extent that as you point out, the Patt.18 does eliminate the windage adjustment issue with claw mounts, by moving that adjustment to the rotating...
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    I've had a box of N95 masks in the back of the...

    I've had a box of N95 masks in the back of the van for several years. Just noticed them again recently and gave a few to likely older people I know. Around here, with a mega-thrust quake overdue,...
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    I've never understood why the S.A.C. was...

    I've never understood why the S.A.C. was apparently so fascinated by this Hensoldt. As far as I can tell there was nothing to distinguish it from an Oigee, Bock or Goerz etc.; mechanically or...
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    What a pity Sir John Harvey-Jones didn't make it...

    What a pity Sir John Harvey-Jones didn't make it there for an episode of "The Troubleshooter"! But then there were probably hundreds like it to choose from, all going down the same path to oblivion....
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    By all means. Sorry I hadn't seen your post...

    By all means. Sorry I hadn't seen your post earlier.
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    Very interesting comments gentlemen. As far as...

    Very interesting comments gentlemen. As far as serial number lists go, I started an Aldis one back around 2008(?), ValleySniper took over the job and I have a version from him dated 2010. I'm...
  11. Interesting; did you do it? What causes the...

    Interesting; did you do it? What causes the missing features and the peculiar distortions, while even dents in the woodwork appear?
  12. That's a very nice in photo in need of a good...

    That's a very nice in photo in need of a good cropping. ;) FastStone Image Viewer is my suggestion.
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    As the old saying goes, "You can't pay people to...

    As the old saying goes, "You can't pay people to care", and too many don't.
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    There you are: "RTFRM" :D (Reference Material!) ...

    There you are: "RTFRM" :D (Reference Material!) It's not like I don't have a well-thumbed copy.:rolleyes:

    So what we have here is a very early PPCo. that someone has added an objective to later?...
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    Not my field, but interesting piece. The...

    Not my field, but interesting piece. The backsight is the pattern originally designed for use on the No.4(T).
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    A shame they restruck the serial number too,...

    A shame they restruck the serial number too, albeit a different "they".
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    That perhaps is not so surprising since these...

    That perhaps is not so surprising since these came later to the field than the Purdey & H&H mounts and so had a better chance of surviving service.

    A Purdey or H&H fitting that wore out its...
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    "...slightly pitted barrel..." LOFL. As for...

    "...slightly pitted barrel..." LOFL.

    As for the butt plate there must be some wanker chiselling them out, but where?
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    Whoever is making them needs to sharpen their...

    Whoever is making them needs to sharpen their punch. Only in the sub-continent does one find labour cheap enough to produce such stuff. Compare the upper right and lower left examples to see the...
  20. Thread: 7.62 bolt head

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    I just realized the second photo above shows a...

    I just realized the second photo above shows a .303 extractor, despite the inserted caption.
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    I see! I used a bull nose cone at the headstock...

    I see! I used a bull nose cone at the headstock and a live center at the tailstock which happened to have a convenient cone on it as well. Of course those were MkI's so the ocular retaining ring...
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    Roger, I would doubt the MkVI marking is post war...

    Roger, I would doubt the MkVI marking is post war only because most re-worked WWI scopes seem to have had their service markings replaced by whatever gunsmiths refitted them and rarely exceed 2-400...
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    Ah, yes, "the British beaches..." Were there two...

    Ah, yes, "the British beaches..." Were there two or three? I can never quite remember. :p




    It appears the bulldozer is being used to keep the barge from being pushed too far onto the beach.
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    I take that is a safety plug in the end of the...

    I take that is a safety plug in the end of the tube to guard against falls? A wise policy!
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    IIRC the decision to mount the Aldis No.2/3 that...

    IIRC the decision to mount the Aldis No.2/3 that had the deflection adjustment prisms in PPCo. mounts is in the minutes of the Small Arms Committee and so can be dated.

    I don't know if the PRO at...
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