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by joseyclosey
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: A No.4 Enfield ?
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: A No.4 Enfield ?

Thanks Duncan I never even thought of an smg, now that you say the mag is visible just behind the grenade.
I should have mentioned that this was a pic from the Korean war btw.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: A No.4 Enfield ?
Replies: 6
Views: 65

A No.4 Enfield ?

I visited the Berwick Barracks museum this weekend, dedicated to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Amongst the displays this foto caught my eye. The butt and foresight / guard look like a No.4 but the forend wood and possibly a pistol grip look unusual. The only info about the pic said it was a mort...
by joseyclosey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Yashica Minister D rangefinder
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Yashica Minister D rangefinder

I reckon you did well with that purchase Robert, those are nice images from a 50 something year old camera.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Sword stick
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Sword stick

I don't know anything about swordsticks Peter but what a nice heirloom to have.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Durham Light Infantry
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Durham Light Infantry

We did have a DLI museum in the city but Durham County Council, in there wisdom, saw fit to close it and put it's contents into storage. The museum site, and next door, the old DCC HQ are due for demolition and redevelopment. A lot of deceased veterens ashes have been scattred in the museums lovely ...
by joseyclosey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Durham Light Infantry
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Durham Light Infantry

A couple of weeks ago was the 50th anniversary of the disbandment of my county regiment, the Durham Light Infantry. Although not in the DLI myself quite a few of my uncles and a cousin were. A service and parade was held in Durham market place and also later in our fantastic Durham Cathedral. I took...
by joseyclosey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Euroarms Rogers & Spencer
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Euroarms Rogers & Spencer

Vern, I assume mine is Italian made though there is nothing on the paperwork, box or pistol to say it was.
by joseyclosey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Euroarms Rogers & Spencer
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Euroarms Rogers & Spencer

My latest BP revolver is the euroarms R & S in the London Grey stainless finish, .44 cal with a Lothar Walther barrel. A lovely pistol with an excellent trigger, it shoots slightly left and high so i need to take a 4 or 5 o clock hold on the target, which isn't too easy for me, but I'm still wel...
by joseyclosey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Looks like a grand day out. :D
by joseyclosey
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: RANGE SCRAP........
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Are the scrap bullets total metal jackets Duncan? Any jacketed in my range scrap usually has an exposed base.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

The rifle shoots fine Duncan, but I will check it out anyway. ;)
by joseyclosey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

I'll check that Duncan, thx for the tip.
by joseyclosey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

By the by I have a stainless Rogers & Spencer BP, target revolver, in 44 cal on lay away which I hope to pick up next week. Watch this space. :D
Joe
by joseyclosey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

Yes those blonde rifles were brand new unissued Robert, A few years back they could be picked up for a song... like most everything milsurp these days!
Joe
by joseyclosey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Have fun Vern :D
by joseyclosey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

Privi listed at £50 per 100 at the moment Peter, I'll make further enquiries, thanks for the tip. As regards the Mas comp today I reckon my pal had the edge on me though she kindly suggested we came out even stevens. Regardless, it's been another grand day out even though the wind was blowing a hool...
by joseyclosey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

Thanks for the link Duncan, I may take you up on that offer. At the moment I'm waiting to see if there's any extra goodies the seller may come across.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: Bluebird runs again........
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Bluebird runs again........

A real labour of love, incidentally it was rebuilt quite close to me at North Tyneside.
by joseyclosey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: MAS 36 for me

No mas minutes Duncan, I only have 40 cases and by the time I sussed out my sight setting, (700m for the 100m range), point of aim, (7 0 clock on the outer black), then rounds kept back for the chrono testing, I was getting a bit short for frivolities. :mrgreen: I really like the sight picture Rober...
by joseyclosey
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: MAS 36 for me
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

MAS 36 for me

I picked up a Mas 36 recently and today was spent fireforming and testing a few rounds which I had converted from some old Norma 6.5X55 brass, basicly nothing more than running it through the 7.5 sizing die and trimming to length. The rifle performed well, shooting slightly right with a bit of verti...
by joseyclosey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Armi San Paolo Remington 1858 New Army

Blimey, wish I could find something like that for 60 quid. Once you get the hang of it they're great fun Vern. :D
Joe
by joseyclosey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: Swiss sight corrector
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Swiss sight corrector

I've never seen any of those before, thanks for sharing Arch.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 2558

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

I'd take one of those Ishapores, good luck with the sale.
by joseyclosey
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Soccer games??
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Soccer games??

It's doing my napper in along with with the brexit and novichok balony... I can't even be ersed watching the news lately.
by joseyclosey
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.
Replies: 45
Views: 2558

Re: I put a deposit on my first gun show table.

I'm a bit younger than you Robert but I'm starting to think on down sizing lines too. I'm not much cop at selling so I would say, know your bottom prices and stick with them, there are plenty of chancers out there who'll try and take your trousers down.
Good luck with the table sale.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

There doesn't look like much "meat" between those cylinders Duncan, I'd be conservative loading for that one.
Nice looking handgun though, enjoy.
Joe
by joseyclosey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Can't help myself....
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Can't help myself....

"no guns have been harmed during this photo session...... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:"

Nice one Vern. ;)
by joseyclosey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1567
Views: 277771

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

Aye, old adverts.... :mrgreen:
by joseyclosey
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1567
Views: 277771

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

Gottle of.... ;)

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