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by Aughnanure
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Dick's Sporting goods news
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Dick's Sporting goods news

Bit of a cock up, I'd say.
by Aughnanure
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: Modified Parker-Hale BSA sight
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Modified Parker-Hale BSA sight

Having very few inserts for my older model sight (on the Model 12 BSA Martini) I fitted an extension of a somewhat modified Parker (AGP) sight that takes the smaller diameter inserts. DSC06000.JPG I bored out the P-H sight for .500 inch and turned the AGP down to a sliding fit for the same distance,...
by Aughnanure
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: SAVAGE MODEL 99c
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: SAVAGE MODEL 99c

DSC05999.JPG DSC05998.JPG I got the day wrong, the shoot was yesterday 15/4/2018, fortunately, I woke up before going to the range. Sunny day, range 50 metres, aperture sight, gusty and strong wind (that's my excuse on the Fox :D :( ) Both shot without my specs :D now in my 85th year :!: :!: There ...
by Aughnanure
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Anniversary.......
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Anniversary.......

I sure hope it lasts for a long time yet.

I've been around for 12 years :D
by Aughnanure
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.
Replies: 2
Views: 64

That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

The SMLE is one of the few service rifles, or any rifle, that has a built-in wrecker of forends, in the square on the end of the stock bolt. I was writing about this on another forum and remembered that when it was discussed on here that one of the earlier carbines had the same feature, but I can't ...
by Aughnanure
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: SAVAGE MODEL 99c
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: SAVAGE MODEL 99c

DuncaninFrance wrote:have we GOT any young members Eoin :lol: :lol:


I'll let you know after next Sunday's shoot :bigsmile:
by Aughnanure
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: SAVAGE MODEL 99c
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: SAVAGE MODEL 99c

Lookin' good :)

Do you young fellas need a Magnifying sight?
by Aughnanure
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: London Murders
Replies: 2
Views: 149

London Murders

"London murder rate overtakes New York's" BBC News on the 1st April, but it doesn't seem to be a joke. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43610936 Not gun murders, for which we should be thankful but people are dead none the less. Britain will have to bring in stricter knife laws.
by Aughnanure
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Big march on Washington and elsewhere to do something
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Big march on Washington and elsewhere to do something

The same blind mindset is pushed in Australia, every time (almost) that there is a shooting in the US the local Greens and Gun Control Australia get on their bandwagon and start screaming for tougher gun laws. The 'almost' above is the exclusion of anything positive that happens there. Last weeks sc...
by Aughnanure
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Now here was an invention from 100 years ago that needed a little work
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Now here was an invention from 100 years ago that needed a little work

Very similar to "Moore's Centrifugal Machine Gun" which was tested by the US Army during or before WWI, there's a photo etc in 'Hatcher's Notebook'.
by Aughnanure
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Shoe/boot polish
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Shoe/boot polish

I ain't mean but I do grate up the worn down soap cakes, moisten the gratings and mould into new cakes of soap for the workshop.

Thrift is satisfying. :bigsmile:
by Aughnanure
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Shoe/boot polish
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Shoe/boot polish

Duncan, Genealogy is great fun and I can trace myself back to many historical figures including Robert the Bruce, William the Conqueror and Brian Boru, the lustre dims a bit when one reads more about the 'illustrious', I also have Dermot Mc Morrough, known in Irish history as "The First Traitor...
by Aughnanure
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Inflation.
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Inflation.

Example: When it is cheaper to drill holes in coins to make washers than to spend the coins to buy the same diameter washers.

Of course, it's illegal in most places to deface coins, lucky those who live where the coinage already has a hole in the centre.
by Aughnanure
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Shoe/boot polish
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Shoe/boot polish

Duncan, There is possibly Yorkshire blood in me. My G-G-G Grandfather was a prosperous Scottish farmer and he married the fifth daughter of an impoverished, and no doubt desperate, Scots nobleman and thanks to that union I can trace my line through the Arbuthnots/Gordons/Stewarts/Beauforts to John o...
by Aughnanure
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Shoe/boot polish
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Shoe/boot polish

The time factor is against me, Duncan, otherwise my pleasure :lol:

I had one of my, not unusual, strokes of genius and remembered two half used tins of black polish that'd gone hard, did a remelt of the softer polish and combined the black polish, turned out well by the looks of it, not set yet.
by Aughnanure
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Shoe/boot polish
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Shoe/boot polish

Went looking on the net for some 'make it yourself' polish and came up with: "Homemade shoe paste: If you polish your shoes often, make your own can of shoe paste to replace the store-bought version. Just melt equal parts beeswax, a solid oil (like cocoa butter), and a liquid oil (like olive oi...
by Aughnanure
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1509
Views: 209747

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

It ain't you [not good looking enough!!] :bigsmile:
by Aughnanure
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is

The very best way to stop an armed killer is someone with a gun, as teachers are in the immediate line of fire, are on the spot (in more ways than one), then they should be allowed to carry a pistol for the defence of their students and themselves. There is not much point in throwing their cell phon...
by Aughnanure
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: Just bought a TOZ
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Just bought a TOZ

Them's dead bunnies!!
by Aughnanure
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 41
Views: 2669

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Have you tried lint from the clothes dryer?

Environmentally friendly recycling of a waste product :!: :!:
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: 230

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: 254

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: 2890

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: 688

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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...

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