Vickers Jubilee rear sight

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 Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:36 am

Brass Rat : here are the photos of the rear sight , managed to get them in sunlight .
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:41 am

Heres a couple I took some time ago when I bought the rifle and was giving it a clean .

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Before cleaning and refinishing
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:47 am

Finally a Vickers Standard I had a few years ago

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Hope that is useful to you .
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Brass Rat » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:29 am

Great, thank you. I have never seen one before, in fact the only Vickers I am familiar with fires quite a bit faster than that one.

Did they manufacture that sight themselves?

Is that a Martini falling block action? I once saw an animation of the Martini action, it's amazing just how simple it actually is and how few parts are actually in it.
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:40 am

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Yes its a Martini action
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Yes they made their own sights , where as BSA used Parker Hale sights for their Martini action rifles , BSA did produce their own sights in the early days but soon rea;ised they werent very good . The other difference between the Vickers and BSA is the Vickers action is round and made in one peice with the barrel , which allowed them to use a one peice stock . I think most people who have shot both rifles from the same era would say the Vickers was the most accurate .

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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby A square 10 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm

wow , what a nifty rifle , im liking that one a lot , congrats
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:24 pm

Heres a pic of both rifles after being refurbished and cleaned .

Top is the Jubilee
Bottom the Standard
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Brass Rat » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:12 am

My Winchester 67 is made the same way, the barrel and receiver are milled from a single bar.

I would like to find something with a Martini action, preferably in .22 but they are not that common over here.
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Re: Vickers Jubilee rear sight

Postby Dave 101 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21 am

Brass Rat wrote:My Winchester 67 is made the same way, the barrel and receiver are milled from a single bar.

I would like to find something with a Martini action, preferably in .22 but they are not that common over here.


There should be a lot of BSA Cadet rifles in your neck of the woods , I believe there was an Austrailian company called Sportco which made .22s on the Martini action .

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