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    Its younger brother has been across my radar. 2518 was so-said originally fitted to Mk1 13C7767.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    Hey DPL,
    Hadn't seen this little gem as I was away in Franceicon when you posted. It's most informative. Now, speaking hypothetically you understand; just supposing one had a (small) bag full of rather sad, rusty, dented, but genuine ex-Indian issue No32's in one's garage, all in need of major life-saving resuscitation; what effect would bead/sand blasting have on the pitted or damaged tube, financially & aesthetically? And of course, is the ostensibly life-saving blasting off of rust going to cause any other further damage, perhaps that might not immediately declare itself?

    Your thoughts please!

    ATVB.

    Roger, don't bead blast them , to clean them find someone with a soda blaster, they use this for cleaning off car bodies when they restore them, the soda blast is a lot kinder and won't remove any sound metal.

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    Pete,
    Cheers for that tip. I take it the soda particles are a lot finer than the beads or sand blasting?

    Best.

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    Tower06's telescope was a good example of what I described in item 1/page 1 (see thread 'got my No32 scope back). It was pretty well butchered but generally speaking, apart from the parts that were salvable from a half decent No42/53, was all there. Result, a complete and now very valuable No32 telescope

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    Thanks for the comments all; but Tower06's telescope was really just a timely opportunity to show what could be achieved providing that you have the complete turret area intact. On the other hand, I have a similar butchered-both-ends Mk3 here........... SIMILAR, but alas, but also missing the range and deflection drums (technically we called them the turret heads). So on that basis, it's nothing more than an expensive fishing weight.

    The graticle shoes/springs, clicker plungers/springs and grat block are easily made but until you get the turret heads, no point in continuing
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    Hello,

    I bought one recently. It is a ak&s no.28007 1945. With the original box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcbrou View Post
    Hello,

    I bought one recently. It is a ak&s no.28007 1945. With the original box.
    I have seen it Marc and must say it suprised me a lot how clear it is. Can't wait to see you use it !

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    Another misrepresented "sniper scope"

    Here is another posting from the jolly old UKicon for a "very rare WWI sniper scope:

    http://ww w.ebay.com/itm/300895575251?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_4608wt_1146

    When I sent a very well meaning message to explain what he really had (and just because it has PH scope rings - that does not make it a PH sniper scope). Well, I just received a rather "rude" reply from this seller basically telling me to bugger-off.

    The extent some people will go to to propogate a falshood never fails to astound me.

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    Refurbishing a No 32 scope - A beginners guide???

    I have 3 No 32 scopes in varying states of decay and I would like to put them in as good a condition as possible, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
    1)Is it easy to strip and rebuild a No 32 scope in order to de-rust it, and what special tools materials(Mastic) if any are required?.
    2)Would electrolytic de-rusting be better than bead(soda) blasting or would both be benficial?.
    3)Should I get the Reticle refurbished or leave the old one if it looks OK?.
    4)Should the bracket which is numbered to the rifle stay with the scope or would it be OK to split them and put the Scope on a repro bracket using the original bracket for another No32?.
    5)What finish would be best for a de-rusted No 32, blueing or phosphating and Suncorite?.
    6)Is it worth replacing a chipped lens when it does not interfere with the sight picture?.
    7)Are the L1A1 turrets readily available to convert a Mk3 to L1A1 spec. or should I just leave it as a Mk3?. (To go onto a L42 clone)
    8)When the No32 is removed from and replaced on its mounts, should it retain Zero or is it advisable to keep the scope on the rifle permanently?.
    9)Did the tolerances of bracket, scope and pads when fitting a No32 to a rifle, allow for swapping scopes, with or without their brackets to other rifles with pads fitted, or is it always a matter of individual tayloring?.

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