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by PeterN2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Sword stick
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Sword stick

When my parents got married 79 years ago, in April 1939, they took the tenancy of a 210 acre farm here in Yorkshire. I was born and grew up on that farm. It was a bit out of the way and did not get electricity until 1953. I vaguely remember going to bed by candle and oil lamps. No heating, of course...
by PeterN2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: Bayonets

I missed one out. I forgot about this one hanging from a gin trap chain by a gun cabinet. I think it is for the French Gras rifle. It is dated 1877. I don't have a scabbard for this one and it was a bit rusty when I got it.
Gras bayonet.jpg

Gras bayonet inscription.jpg


Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Bayonets

I have not been a collector of bayonets but these have come my way over the years so I thought I would take some photos of them. I have three of the spike bayonets for the No.4 Lee Enfield rifle. Spike bayonets for No. 4 rifle 1.jpg I have a No.7 and a No. 9 bayonet for the No.4 Lee Enfield rifle. T...
by PeterN2
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Carcano Moschetto TS and fucile M41
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: Carcano Moschetto TS and fucile M41

He is still active on the Gunboards forums.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 37
Views: 874

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

I have a Pietta Remington 1858 revolver. I use .451 balls in it and it shaves a ring of lead when seating the ball. I have not used it for a while but now I think I should get it out and shoot it again.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: MAS 36 for me

I have one of those. The sights are a bit of a lottery for windage. Mine was quite a bit off for windage so I sent off to Numrich for a replacement rear sight (back when they would export to UK) in the hope of getting a better one and as it turned out I did get a better one. C & G Ammozone had a...
by PeterN2
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Battle of Marston Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: The Battle of Marston Moor

The walls will have had the mortar joints redone several times over the years. It is quite common on old buildings. The marks are definitely from musket balls as they are grouped in specific areas. Knaresborough castle that is not far away has a few similar musket ball marks from the siege in the ci...
by PeterN2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Battle of Marston Moor
Replies: 5
Views: 288

The Battle of Marston Moor

Today is the 374th anniversary of the Battle of Marston Moor during the English Civil War, fought on the 2nd July 1644. The battlefield is about 15 miles from where I live. The battlefield today is a farmers field though there is a memorial to the battle. There are still a few reminders of the battl...
by PeterN2
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: Annual World Custard Pie Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Annual World Custard Pie Championship

Not only custard pies, in case if anyone has forgotten, the Knaresborough Bed Race is on this Saturday, 9th June. Always a popular event locally, but also seems to have caught on in some other places. Have a look at the video to see what goes on.
Regards
Peter.
https://www.bedrace.co.uk/
by PeterN2
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Webley Mk IV .455
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Webley Mk IV .455

I always liked the look of those early Webley revolvers. I have my Mark VI Webley at home under section 7-1 but can't fire it. When these revolvers were made, no licence of any kind was required to own one in the UK. How times have changed.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: MAYBE A NEW COLLECTION DIRECTION?
Replies: 14
Views: 3322

Re: MAYBE A NEW COLLECTION DIRECTION?

I see you have some Indian rounds. I have two paper packets of 10 rounds of .303 from Kirkee, India that I got years ago. They are dated 1940 from memory.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Asian Firearms
Topic: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Japanese Type 97 Sniper rifle

One of those turned up on our range a few years ago. That is the only time I have seen one close up. The Japanese sniper rifles seem quite rare in the UK.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: I finally did it.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: I finally did it.

I got my die back from my friend all good with case removed. Hopefully I won’t need his services again.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: I finally did it.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: I finally did it.

It was 7.65mm. I had run some .30-06 cases through the RCBS form and trim die to cut to length and was putting them through the 7.65mm sizing die to finish them off. I roll the cases on piece of foam rubber from a 7.62mm ammo can that I put some RCBS case lube on. I just didn’t roll the case properl...
by PeterN2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: I finally did it.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

I finally did it.

After over 30 years of reloading, I have got a case stuck in the sizing die for the first time. It didn't pick enough lube from the pad and I put too much pressure on the press handle and the shell holder pulled through the rim when I tried to raise the handle. A friend is going to drill and tap the...
by PeterN2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: M1907 Paraguay Mauser
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: M1907 Paraguay Mauser

I have some Norma 7.65mm cases and some cases converted from 7.92x57 that I got from a friend. I will make some cases from .30-06 or 7.92mm. I have dies and a RCBS trim die. It won't be shot much, just a few rounds every so often to see how it shoots.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: M1907 Paraguay Mauser
Replies: 4
Views: 709

M1907 Paraguay Mauser

I saw this rifle at Bisley last year but didn't take much notice as I was not planning on adding to my collection. I recently read up on the Paraguay Mausers and found out that they are uncommon as the Paraguay government never sold off their stock of old Mausers. I noticed the rifle was still on sa...
by PeterN2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: South American Mausers
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: South American Mausers

I have two of the 1909 Peruvian rifles in 7.65mm. I also have a Chilean M1935 Carabineros rifle in 7mm. There are threads on here about those. Only yesterday I got a M1907 Paraguay rifle in 7.65mm. From what I have read, there are not many of the Paraguay rifles about. I will put up a separate threa...
by PeterN2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Lebel
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Lebel

The later 8mm Lebel cartridges had a groove in the case head around the primer to take the point of the bullet when used in the tubular magazine of the Lebel rifle. The clip fed Berthier rifles were OK with the case head as shown.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Gew 98 from WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Gew 98 from WWI

I have a 1914 dated Amberg G98 rifle. I also have a couple of M1909 Peruvian Mausers that also have the roller coaster sight.
Regards
Peter.
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Peruvian Mauser Full right.jpg

Peruvian Mauser Crest.jpg

Peruvian Mauser sight.jpg
by PeterN2
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Nasty weather........
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1164

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: 1195

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: 1019

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: 1019

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: 14
Views: 3322

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: 1752

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: 2701

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...

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