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    Thanks All, I had quick chat with Peter last week, and he thinks should be OK, on my rifle. It is a quite expensive, but something I've hankered for. How long does it take to swap in and out of the rifle, and can this be done frequently? Hopefully I will confirm with Peter over the next few days.

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    Very simple conversion once the .22 liner is out.
    Bit of advice...............keep the barrels and working parts clean as always, and it will run like a dream, takes two minutes tops.
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    Just to echo Gil's excellent advice, keep the barrel clean and liner exterior oiled, don't leave it in the bore.

    Trying to think of any potential issues with Anglo Custom modifications, I can't think of any show stoppers, you might have to modify the front right corner of the bolt group, as (from memory) there's a modification to stop a standard bolt carrier from going into battery.

    If you can photograph the bolt carrier and post it, I can confirm.

    It would just mean a small corresponding mod to the .22 bolt group...

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    Might be worth leaving the rifle with Peter so he can set up the Conversion unit to your rifle, I have had quite a few of these .22 Conversion Units from Peter, they all had to be set up to the rifle.
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    Good point Simon....

    The Anglo Custom rifles had some quite extensive modifications to the bolt and carrier, with a few modifications to the receiver.

    Safety sear removed, corresponding sear trip spur milled off the carrier, pin added to the front of the Carrier, that fits in a milled slot in the reciver, just below the piston hole.

    A pin welded into the front right of the reciver Carrier trackway, adjacent to the breech, with a small corresponding cutout in the Carrier.

    The bottom of the bolt is milled away too, there might be additional reciver mods made so only the adjusted bolt fits.....

    The original idea being that a standard L1A1 bolt and carrier won't fit. I would at least send clear pictures to Peter. The Walther barrel is another potential issue, I would want to check fit a liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    Good point Simon....

    The Anglo Custom rifles had some quite extensive modifications to the bolt and carrier, with a few modifications to the receiver.

    Safety sear removed, corresponding sear trip spur milled off the carrier, pin added to the front of the Carrier, that fits in a milled slot in the reciver, just below the piston hole.

    A pin welded into the front right of the reciver Carrier trackway, adjacent to the breech, with a small corresponding cutout in the Carrier.

    The bottom of the bolt is milled away too, there might be additional reciver mods made so only the adjusted bolt fits.....

    The original idea being that a standard L1A1 bolt and carrier won't fit. I would at least send clear pictures to Peter. The Walther barrel is another potential issue, I would want to check fit a liner.
    My self and my friend both have Gavin's Anglo Custom straight pulls, h has the original H&K conversion kit and it fits straight in and works no issues on both our rifles, I have ordered a kit from Peter, just awaiting my variation and Im heading down and he will measure and fit out the kit for me

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    ARMALON and its engineering capability MUST be second to none in this country, having seen the specific lathes Peter has there on site on a recent visit.

    For the enthusiast..................He has completed a bolt action rifle, with primary extraction called the PS21.
    It is a Multi calibre, floating barrel, with a modular aluminium 70/75 frame work with a picatinny rail fitted to accept all scopes.
    The magwell will accept the M14icon/AR10/AICS and AR mags so quite unique.

    He also has 540 x NO42 scopes for sale, which could easily be converted to 32. He wants to to sell all of these in one job lot if anyone is seriously interested with the experience behind them, as these are now becoming very rare.

    Numerous drawings for the Mounts/Pads and the 7.62 Enfiled magazines, so if you have a project and want to try to bottom it out give him a ring.

    If anyone is interested please do contact Peter Sarony at Armalon direct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post

    He also has 540 x NO42 scopes for sale, which could easily be converted to 32.
    Really? I wouldn't think there was anything easy about converting a No.42 to No.32, even if you had 540 sets of turrets and turret housings plus all the spares.

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    Certainly some fascinating projects underway at Armalon Gil.

    The PS21 is in particular a very interesting rifle, UKicon engineering at its very best..

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    Roy,
    When he mentioned he had these No 42 scopes for sale, and knowing they have no turrets, I did wonder myself how easy it would be to use them in the traditional way.
    I am not a great lover of the No 32 scope, my experience has always been one of frustration as they often moved whilst in transit in bags and a real pain...............but everyone to their own I suppose!!
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