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by Aughnanure
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: My daughter gave me a new toy for Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: My daughter gave me a new toy for Christmas

That was great, Robert.

Thanks.
by Aughnanure
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: The Lewis machine gun in WWI
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: The Lewis machine gun in WWI

One of the great points in favour of the Australian OWEN Gun was that the Army Brass didn't want it.
Over their howls and protests, it was finally adopted and the rest is history; but if it hadn't been for the timely issue of Thompsons the New Guinea campaign would have been even harder.
by Aughnanure
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Decided to investigate a Pinfire Revolver......

Very, very interesting, Duncan.

Have you ever reloaded rimfire cartridges?
by Aughnanure
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Rifle bucket
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Rifle bucket

I've seen them outside of museums,
Army Disposal stores used to have them for sale at about 10/- each for really good/new ones and less for used, but this was about 70 years ago.

A lot of them were bought for the leather and were cut up, as were Light Horse leggings.
by Aughnanure
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: New Pistol

Vern,

Crazy ain't it, but we can't have .22 semi-auto rifles or shotguns, even pump guns are banned but not pump action rifles :loco:

Duncan,

Spot on, in .177 but still a lethal weapon here; needs a scear spring.
by Aughnanure
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: New Pistol

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by Aughnanure
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: New Pistol

Another try!!
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didn't work!!!
by Aughnanure
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: New Pistol

All my pistols,

I've tried every which way to download some photos, including going to Photobucket, which site is, frankly absolutely hopeless :evil:

The problem mainly seems to be in my computer.
I'll try another photo hosting site.

Hopefully with better luck.
by Aughnanure
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: New Pistol

Well, we have calibre restrictions, no pistols over .38, except for black powder. .357 Magnum is OK but the 38-40 being really .401 is banned. When I wanted a single action Colt (Uberti) I would have liked one in .44-40 but had to settle for the more powerful .357 Magnum. Good to have sensible laws....
by Aughnanure
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: New Pistol
Replies: 14
Views: 405

New Pistol

Just bought a 1991 Colt Custom (1911 really) in .38 Super (we're not allowed anything as big and powerful as a .45ACP :lol: ), polished stainless (which will probably stain). Brand spanking new in the box (I usually buy second hand, or even further down the line), $A1,695.00 which is $1288.87 US and...
by Aughnanure
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Black Powder Restriction - France.........
Replies: 5
Views: 243

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

Down here (on the real top of the world) one has to produce the Firearms Licence for just about everything, even air gun pellets.

.45 (and other calibre) lead balls are ammunition but if they have a tiny hole through them they are sinkers and not controlled at all. :bigsmile:
by Aughnanure
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Upkeep, Repair and Restoration
Topic: Home spun cavalry carbine stock.
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Home spun cavalry carbine stock.

Add me to the admirers of your work,

Eoin.
by Aughnanure
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....

Niner Delta wrote:I guess you have to be patient to own guns in Europe.......... :shock:

.

Not only in Europe :!: :!:
by Aughnanure
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Drill Rifles??

I have the nose cap and other fittings from a DP No3 rifle that was set up for target use and the owner didn't want DP bits on his rifle.
The barrel was as new.
As I remember DP No 1 rifles in Australian service were fireable, I remember re-blackening some and they were rebuilt as normal.
by Aughnanure
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Advertising gets up some noses!
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Advertising gets up some noses!

Further to the above, the link to the petition has gone down, same way as the current Labor government in Queensland is tipped to go in the coming 25 November 2017 election.
by Aughnanure
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Advertising gets up some noses!
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Advertising gets up some noses!

Gun World, a business in Queensland, Australia, has upset a local politician with a lawful billboard add. This is what she had to say, Leeanne Enoch MP Have you seen this billboard on the corner of Algester and Beaudesert Roads? I've had many concerned residents contact me about it and I can see why...
by Aughnanure
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: The Millsurp After Hours Gourmet
Topic: Budweiser Repeal Reserve
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Budweiser Repeal Reserve

M14man, "....Does not taste watered down like the others taste" That statement takes me back a good many years, American PX supplied beer was carried by us diggers in Korea in lieu of water when water was in short supply (village wells were dodgy), what's more, its use was (semi) officiall...
by Aughnanure
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: NERF Guns.
Replies: 1
Views: 114

NERF Guns.

Saw a very rare NERF gun today, excellent design and quality, made in France by a firm called Soixante.
Their top model is the double action M69.
by Aughnanure
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Drill Rifles??
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Drill Rifles??

Dean,

Reference the Steyr, I read somewhere years ago, that the rifle as you describe was for drill purposes within the prison system in Austria, where crims were expected to fulfill their military training obligations.
by Aughnanure
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Webley Mk VI
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Webley Mk VI

Happy you ! !

Down here, on the top of the world, such air pistols are "Lethal" weapons and subject to the same licencing regime as my .357 Magnum Uberti Cattleman, 1873 Colt clone.
by Aughnanure
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: On time
Replies: 0
Views: 117

On time

Another little story involving Colonel "Spin'" Buckler of 3 RAR. We were all assembled in the CO's office for an orders group, Company Commanders and their Signallers; we sigs were seated on the floor at the back. The Colonel started off "Gentlemen...." but he probably saw a look...
by Aughnanure
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble

Just remember folks, this shambles happened under the much vaunted Australian Gun Laws that Hillary Clinton and others adore so much.
by Aughnanure
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble

Latest: Farmer cleared after arming himself with a firearm - His letter to the Commissioner By Michael Gibson | 5 October 201 Thankfully common sense has prevailed after a farmer who confronted a would-be home intruder armed with a knife has been told he will not face charges. Police have told David...
by Aughnanure
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The latest mass murder is sickening
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: The latest mass murder is sickening

They may well ban bump stocks but what will they ban shoelaces?

Shoelaces work very well on semi-auto long arms that have fixed cocking handles.
by Aughnanure
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The latest mass murder is sickening
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: The latest mass murder is sickening

London had 881 acid attacks over the last three years (no figures for 2017 yet), 454 of them last year.

London doesn't seem to be a safe place.
by Aughnanure
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Farmer apprehends armed intruder and then finds himself in trouble

From the "Border Mail". "A FATHER who armed himself with an unloaded rifle during a home invasion has been left wondering what he could have done differently, after having his guns seized. Police took David Dunstan’s three firearms from his farming property at Bungowannah on Thursday ...
by Aughnanure
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I bought a book....
Replies: 0
Views: 165

I bought a book....

...Greener's 'The Gun and its Development' 9th Edition reprint by Greenhill Books, London, (paperback). Cost me the princely sum of 7/6 UK money, all up with postage was A$9.63. Came from ABE Books, quick delivery and the condition is almost 'as new', which exceeds their description by a wide margin...
by Aughnanure
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Buyer beware!!
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Buyer beware!!

Winter has been tough and decent firewood is becoming hard to get so when I was offered a truck load of firebricks at a good price I jumped at the chance.

I've been had; the bloody things won't burn.
by Aughnanure
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: Reloading the .45-70 for the Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Reloading the .45-70 for the Trapdoor Springfield

Maybe he's a cat?

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