VICKERS Mk: 1

Probably the most popular caliber firearm in most of the world. Many of us have more than one. They also are very collectible and still cheap to shoot.
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VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:24 am

Made a very silly offer on this last night and woke up as the new owner! :D :D





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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby Dutch Mosin » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:25 am

Silly offer or not, that is a fantastic rifle
I like these older .22 rifles.
Great find Duncan.

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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:01 pm

Nice one Duncan, I do like the the Vickers .22s myself. :D
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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:20 pm

Going to a big Arms and Collectors fair in Poitier on Feb 28th so will be on the lookout for a rear aperture sight.
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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby Dutch Mosin » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:18 pm

Duncan,

Looking at the pictures it seems that the rifle had some sort of scope installed next to the aperture sight.
Any chance of finding one at the Arms and Collectors fair in Poitier?

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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:22 am

To be honest Martin I would rather be able to bring it back to the original sight system

There was a telescopic sight buit that would probably be more that I paid for the rifle :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I just found one on ebay.........745,00 USD - Environ 662,58 EUR :mad: :roll: :roll:
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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Hey! it arrived today, all matching numbers and a beautiful looking bore. Range tomorrow morning so will see how it performs.
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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:05 pm

Did some wandering around today and found this as a possible scope substitute .........

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Re: VICKERS Mk: 1

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:12 am

Just back fromm the range - it's a tack driver :D :D
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