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by PeterN2
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Nasty weather........
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Nasty weather........

It sounds like a reason to have a hot toddy or two or three.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Rifle bucket
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Rifle bucket

Thanks for the photo Joe. It looks to be a slightly different model to mine but I suppose there were different versions made. The centre strap in the photo is quite wide but the one on mine is 7/8th of an inch wide.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Rifle bucket
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Rifle bucket

I saw this at a local auction sale so I had a bid on it. There was one commission bid and I was the only bidder in the room. I got it for £47 (about $60 USD) after adding the buyers premium. I didn't think that was too bad a price. It is a SMLE rifle bucket for the cavalry. I presume it is from WW1 ...
by PeterN2
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Black Powder Restriction - France.........
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Black Powder Restriction - France.........

You need an explosives licence to buy black powder in the UK as it is classed as a 'low explosive'. The good news is the licence is free and lasts for five years to coincide with the firearm certificate period. For smokeless powder and primers you need to show your Firearm Certificate to the dealer ...
by PeterN2
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: More UK firearm restrictions
Replies: 4
Views: 260

More UK firearm restrictions

The Home Office has been working overtime on proposals to define an antique firearm and also ban private possession of the .50 Browning rifles and Manually Activated Release System rifles. These are a rifle that ejects the case but holds the bolt back until it is released by a pull second pull on th...
by PeterN2
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: Hodgdon and IMR powders
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Hodgdon and IMR powders

More information on propellants. The author of this and the above post is Laurie Holland of Target Shooter, an on line magazine. It is donkey's years since RO made propellants. As long ago as the 1980s in its early privatised days, RORG bought in Vermuiden propellants for its smallarms ammunition li...
by PeterN2
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: Hodgdon and IMR powders
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Hodgdon and IMR powders

It seems that from June next year, most current Hodgdon and IMR powders are going to be banned from being imported into the European Union due to new chemical regulations. I have copied the details below from another UK based forum. I hope they don't mind. With regard to propellants, the REACH propo...
by PeterN2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: MAYBE A NEW COLLECTION DIRECTION?
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: MAYBE A NEW COLLECTION DIRECTION?

I have just bought a 1936 dated 3 inch artillery shell case at a local auction. It stands 16 1/2 inches tall and is ideal for standing my cleaning rods in.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: POF ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: POF ammo

I remember reading that a lot of POF ammo was click bang stuff and some click only though there were some OK batches. I have not seen any in the UK though. I have a few rounds of 1940 vintage Indian made .303 ammo. That is in the collecting stash and not for shooting. All will be corrosive so hot wa...
by PeterN2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Photobucket

Yes, they have an update to their terms and conditions on their website. Looking through my old posts, there are not many that have photos from photobucket. I used photobucket when I first started uploading photos but haven't used them for a while. A link to a BBC article about it. Regards Peter. ht...
by PeterN2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Photobucket

I see that Photobucket has disabled all linked photos to forums etc. Unless you become a paid up member for $399 per year they will not provide a photo link service. I have checked a few old posts of mine and sure enough, the pictures are gone, even though they are still on Photobucket. I don't norm...
by PeterN2
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Getting Near.............
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Getting Near.............

Unfortunately, my son is a supporter of Corbyn. I have tried to point out the error of his ways, but he has fallen for the left wing propaganda. He thinks Corbyn is for the common man and the Conservatives only for the rich people and do not care about anyone else. A lot of Corbyn votes came from yo...
by PeterN2
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Current collection............
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Current collection............

I sometimes watch American Pickers on TV here. Some of the people they visit are serious hoarders with whole buildings full of stuff they have had for years and are reluctant to let go, even though it will just sit there until they die and the family will then have to sort it out.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 525

HMS Vanguard

I found this film of the last battleship of the Royal Navy being sent to the scrapyard in 1960. I found it quite sad. The other link is of the ship in service.
Regards
Peter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db6bgu0gs-g
http://battleshiphmsvanguard.homestead.com/
by PeterN2
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 100MPH Steam loco
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: 100MPH Steam loco

That is a lot of fatalities at railroad crossings. In 2015-16 we had three fatalities at level crossings. Almost all our level crossings have gates or barriers that prevent road traffic going onto the crossing when a train is approaching. I have seen on train videos that in the US a lot of crossings...
by PeterN2
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 100MPH Steam loco
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: 100MPH Steam loco

Niner, the run was done at night so the driver wouldn't be able to see anything anyway except the signal lights. All the preserved steam locomotives in the UK run on coal as far as I know. Oil firing has never been popular in the UK. Experiments with oil firing were carried out in the steam days, bu...
by PeterN2
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 100MPH Steam loco
Replies: 8
Views: 823

100MPH Steam loco

On a test run last night, class A1 pacific 60163 Tornado became the first steam locomotive to run at over 100mph in the UK since the 1960s. This is a new build locomotive completed in 2008. All the original locos were scrapped in the 1960s but a group of people built a new loco using the original dr...
by PeterN2
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon was visiting a Scottish primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked Mrs Sturgeon if she would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'. So the illustrious SNP leader asked the class for an example of a...
by PeterN2
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: Head count
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Head count

I have a 1943 date K31. This was put through a refurb in 1957. It has the tag under the butt plate. It has a neat repair to the woodwork under the serial number on the left side of the stock. It came with the sling. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/PeterN/K31Fullright.jpg http://img.photobucke...
by PeterN2
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons
Replies: 26
Views: 2836

Re: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons

It is a bit frustrating not being able to shoot them. I used to shoot the Webley before the ban, but I got the Colt from a friend who retired to Cyprus after the ban. He used to shoot it.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Collection......
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Collection......

I have a friend who has never taken to digital photography. He shoots colour slides only. I think it is Fuji film he uses mostly these days.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons
Replies: 26
Views: 2836

Re: Since the WWI threads are really active. A look at the weapons

This is my 1918 dated Mark VI .455 Webley that was in service in WW1. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/PeterN/Webley_MkVI_left.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/PeterN/Webley_MkVI_right.jpg Also I have a Colt New Service from WW1, also in .455. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/P...
by PeterN2
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Videos set to music.
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Videos set to music.

There are lots of videos with a music track to go with them, but this is a video of my sister's husband slurry spreading on a soft field in Cumbria. He had about 400 yards of pipe behind the tractor fed from a tanker at the edge of the field. They had a shuttle of three tankers to keep the pipe supp...
by PeterN2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Collection......
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Collection......

I got the impression they don't want fungus around their workbenches and tools. That link was a good demonstration on cleaning fungal infected lenses. Not sure I would be confident of doing a good job myself. I will try another shop to see if they can sort out the fungus.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial tablet
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Memorial tablet

I visited the National Railway Museum in York on Thursday and saw this memorial tablet that was erected after the death of William Huskisson MP who was run over by a train on the opening day of the Manchester to Liverpool railway in 1830. They don't use words like that anymore. Regards Peter. Memori...
by PeterN2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Collection......
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Collection......

Do any of the old cameras and lenses you have get any fungus growing in them? I have dug out my old Pentax Spotmatic and the standard lens has a growth in the lens. This is inside the lens, not the external surfaces. The local photo shop will not service a lens with fungus as the place they send it ...
by PeterN2
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Pentax K1000
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Pentax K1000

I still have my Pentax Spotmatic that I bought in 1970. I have not used it for a few years and when I last looked at it, it still has a half exposed roll of Kodachrome 64 still in it. I will have to finish the film even though I can't get it developed now.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Portuguese Mauser
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Portuguese Mauser

I used IMR4895 powder and Prvi 140 grain bullets. Cartridges of the world book gave a max load of 38 grains so I have been trying 36-37 grains to start with. There does not seem to be much load data about for the 6.5x58mm.
Regards
Peter
by PeterN2
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Portuguese Mauser
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Portuguese Mauser

I got this rifle a little while ago. It is a Portuguese Mauser that is still in the 6.5x58mm chambering. Most of these were modifed to 7.92x57mm in the late 1930s. This one avoided that because it was sent to South Africa at the time of WW1 and was used by the United Defence Force. Their stamp and s...
by PeterN2
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: More pressure in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: More pressure in the UK

I expect the Home Office to ignore any objections to their proposals and do what they want anyway. We will not get any support from Prime Minister May as she was all for implementing the EU gun bans and more when she was Home Secretary, so we are stuffed again. I will have my say on their proposals,...

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