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    No32 clicker plates

    Does anyone have some spare clicker plates they might be persuaded to part with? I have bought two MK2 scopes which have been scavenged for parts (the clicker plates) but are otherwise reasonable restoration prospects. They need new pointers and horizontal wires but I am able to make these up myself. I'm not so keen to embark on making new clicker plates on the milling machine but might be persuaded to ask a machine shop to cut these on a CNC machine. My own MK2 William Watson scope has 84 point clickers and they are of 25.2mm outside diameter (maybe the blank was an inch but was deburred/ground after cutting?) What would other like minded individuals think about ordering up some new clicker plates?

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    Perhaps you could order a few sets from RSM and cut the recess in the top surface required for Mk.I and II fittings? Trouble is they are or should be, hardened after machining and you'd need to anneal them and then re-harden after the mods.

    Twenty five or so years ago I had some 1 MOA plates made up by a very talented self-taught machinist for the purpose of making Mk.I scopes more user-friendly, but have only one set left kept as a sample.
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    I’ve seen the RSM ones and they’re not really good enough to work with, if I was going to go to the bother of annealing then you’re not far off starting from scratch. A sliding head lathe would make short work of them and could work with silver steel which will home harden nicely. I have a dividing head and could do it myself but that sort of work really hurts my back leading over the mill table.


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    Perhaps you could order a few sets from RSM and cut the recess in the top surface required for Mk.I and II fittings? Trouble is they are or should be, hardened after machining and you'd need to anneal them and then re-harden after the mods.

    Twenty five or so years ago I had some 1 MOA plates made up by a very talented self-taught machinist for the purpose of making Mk.I scopes more user-friendly, but have only one set left kept as a sample.

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    Back in the day I had a really talented machinist who made some clicker plates for Mk3 scopes for me. Peter may recall him - he was a real eccentric, but there was no doubting his skill. In fact, he made me about a dozen sets of complete Mk3 Range & Deflection drum assemblies.........knurled thumb knob, index plates, centre spindles, sliding R&D scales, even the phosphor bronze springs.........the lot. Unfortunately I have gradually used up most of these, save for a few stashed for rebuilds of incomplete Mk3 scopes that I have salted away. Whilst I would not need many, if the price was acceptable & they were accurately made, I'd potentially be interested in a few sets for Mk2 scopes, as they'd also be usable on Mk1's (they'd effectively convert a Mk1 scope into a Canadianicon pattern Mk1A!!).

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