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    How could I not see the lead screw hole!? Was...

    How could I not see the lead screw hole!? Was expecting soldered rings so rotation never crossed my mind and therefore didn't look! :rolleyes:



    Great thanks! Only two were already on our...
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    Very kind of you; good to know we're not...

    Very kind of you; good to know we're not suffering alone here! ;)

    Img15, great photos there. That erector cell adjustment slot on the underside may be a sign of some post-war fiddling. I once...
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    Yes, the gentleman who found and owns it is one...

    Yes, the gentleman who found and owns it is one of the earliest collectors and researchers in this field, if not the earliest.

    Now what about the implications of the No2 Aldis in non-adjustable...
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    Here is a photo found online that is probably not...

    Here is a photo found online that is probably not an original fitting IMHO.

    But is it possible to fit overhead mounts made originally for the SMLE into bases made for the P14?

    And further to...
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    I would say the drum on that scope is a post-war...

    I would say the drum on that scope is a post-war replacement, and that the focus adjustment cover is also. Whoever did it has gone to the effort of scavenging a portion of another Aldis sight...
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    Is it possible that the enlarged PPCo. type...

    Is it possible that the enlarged PPCo. type mounts are in fact the "Bartle" mounts? If they were PPCo. made and fitted, why would they not have marked them as per their other production?

    If the...
  7. Thread: REL no32 scope

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    Thanks for clearing that up. "...balance to be...

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    "...balance to be cancelled" implying either that the conversion of more was anticipated, or that this was part of a contract for MkI scopes that was cancelled?
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    Nice to see you here Warren.

    Nice to see you here Warren.
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    Did the mark lack the second period/full stop as...

    Did the mark lack the second period/full stop as this one apparently does?

    In the last photo on the barrel just below the Nock's Form, there is a crossed swords mark that looks like "AGP"; "Alfred...
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    Quite. CCleaner is a good start. McAfee has...

    Quite. CCleaner is a good start.

    McAfee has some good firewall tools and allows firewall settings for individual programs, and all programs.

    I think I've commented on this in the past, but due...
  11. "Kabul town's a blasted place; blow the trumpet,...

    "Kabul town's a blasted place; blow the trumpet, draw the sword." :D

    We've discussed at least one such "long Lee" here before; done a search?
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    Regarding the 79 Irish contract Patt.18 scoped...

    Regarding the 79 Irish contract Patt.18 scoped rifles, as PPCo. became a "ward of the Crown" :D their assets would have been public property and disposed of as such. One guess would be that Aldis...
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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...
  14. Thread: REL no32 scope

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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...
  23. 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?
  24. 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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