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    How the simple things in life can bring joy!

    Years ago a friend pointed out a telescopic sight at an auction and said 'Go for that'. So £110 later I owned a No32 Mark II scope. Then I was told of an SMLE in an Edinburgh dealers shop. It turned out to be a No4T without scope or mounts. At the last moment the owner decided he wanted it back and so the scope lay in the cupboard. Got a set of repro mounts from the USAicon and eventually a Long Branch No4 with pads on but not screwed up.

    Bought the 'Useless Tool' before I found this forum. Finally got SIMON to set up the rifle mount and scope. Today, at last, I got the drums sorted for range and windage, using the 'Useless Tool'! The sense of satisfaction when we dropped back from 200 yards to 600 and all I had to do was turn the drum to 6 and the first shot was on target was immense. In this case the wait was worth it!


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    You're being a bit hard on the 'useless tool' Robert. It could be very useful for someone looking for a fishing weight or, say, a plumb line bob!

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    I dare say. However it did it's job and looks good in the repro tin that will be up for sale as it's far too heavy.

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    Extra utility for scope tool!

    At the range a few days ago I discovered the tool in question works perfectly on the Tokarev SVT 40 stock bolt. probably the best reason to have on in your kit.

    Ridolpho

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    ^thats a neat bit of advice, thanks Ridolpho!

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    "Got a set of repro mounts from the USA"

    So the US repro mounts are NOT as duff (US) as people asuure me they are????

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    They're sort of OK - just so long as you are prepared to spend some time fitting them so that when they are firmly bolted down tight, the bracket on your hopefully optically centred and collimated telescope ensures that same is accurately aligned with the bore. In other words they are NOT a direct fit. Careful and accurate hand fitting is required

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    I don't know how much work Simon had to do with the bracket or maybe I was just lucky and mine fitted OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert303 View Post
    I don't know how much work Simon had to do with the bracket or maybe I was just lucky and mine fitted OK.
    Robert,

    See the above post by Peter, I think that pretty much covers all the bases.

    Simon.

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    The last guns where we had real hand fitting were the old Brens and L4's. No one ever ask me to say anything good about fitting butts made at different factories in different Countries to the assorted butt slides that were doing the rounds!
    No 8 rifles were/are the last true accurate hand fitting task weapons but Armourers were last formally taught them in the early 80's

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