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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    ....I want to do more but the only cost effective solution that I can see is finding a retired Rolls Royce toolmaker who has a passion for model engineering, a fully equipped garage/garden shed workshop, & a wife with expensive tastes! Unless, of course, Sam comes up with something...........
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    I am working on making some reproduction Purdey mounts for a 1916 Aldis! Just collecting reference material so that I can get some drawings done in CAD and then 3D print some test models!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    I don't want to pee on anyone's cornflakes, but it isn't an Aldis. It is an Australianicon Optical Company produced version of the Model 1918 scope, originally made late WW1 by the PPCo in London for use on the new P'14 sniper rifle, & as subsequently produced in Oz for the No1 MkIII (H) T rifle. In the photo the dismounted scope is a WW1 PPCo & that on the rifle is an AOC like yours. It is quite a scarce scope. Sorry for the poor quality pictures - taken in haste.
    Now roger if someone had a spare set of Lithgow mounts around that would be great to get reproduced

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    Over the years I've considered doing small runs of the Lithgowicon mounts but always decided against it in the end due to the scarcity of 'spare' Model 1918 scopes. When Graham machined up the No3 T mounts for me I think he did half of the sets of rings 1" & half 7/8" so that buyers had the option of fitting an Aldis (or other period 1" tubed scope) partly for this very reason. And No32's are really quite common, comparatively speaking.
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    I would do a bit more research on the rifle before you break them up allot of stuff was never put into books or known examples dissapeared off the radar who knows the pairs history might be a post WWI roo shooters rig then again Billy Sing may have used it in Franceicon.
    For its a sad fact that things like this have been lost to posterity for ever by simple oversights and lack of research.

    Not critisizing just saying get pics of all the rifles markings pull the woods and look there if the trail is not clear then get onto this site again or throw Ian Skennertonicon a line he has a penchant for these things may come to naught but in the Lee Enfield Story you never know............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    Over the years I've considered doing small runs of the Lithgowicon mounts but always decided against it in the end due to the scarcity of 'spare' Model 1918 scopes. When Graham machined up the No3 T mounts for me I think he did half of the sets of rings 1" & half 7/8" so that buyers had the option of fitting an Aldis (or other period 1" tubed scope) partly for this very reason. And No32's are really quite common, comparatively speaking.
    Roger I have a 1918 Aon scope and rings just no mounts have a 1917 action and heavy barrel I would,love to do a tribute sniper

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    Ah! I see.........you just need a set of bases. I'm afraid I don't have any spares there so can't assist, but maybe someone else on here might chime in? Forummers now at least know what you are in search of. I'll ask one or two friends, just in case they have something lying about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    Ah! I see.........you just need a set of bases. I'm afraid I don't have any spares there so can't assist, but maybe someone else on here might chime in? Forummers now at least know what you are in search of. I'll ask one or two friends, just in case they have something lying about.
    Thanks roger I have refurbished scope that is really clear but I have been waiting to get the parts together to build the rifle I even have an original H stock set with volley sights for this project all from a 1917to match up with the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    I would do a bit more research on the rifle before you break them up allot of stuff was never put into books or known examples dissapeared off the radar who knows the pairs history might be a post WWI roo shooters rig then again Billy Sing may have used it in Franceicon.
    For its a sad fact that things like this have been lost to posterity for ever by simple oversights and lack of research.

    Not critisizing just saying get pics of all the rifles markings pull the woods and look there if the trail is not clear then get onto this site again or throw Ian Skennertonicon a line he has a penchant for these things may come to naught but in the Lee Enfield Story you never know............

    Only value is the scope Ron, The rifle is an Early Enfield which has been sporterized, (you can see the early bolt in one of the pics).

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