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by PeterN2
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: HMS Forth
Replies: 3
Views: 87

HMS Forth

In 1970 I spent three weeks on HMS Forth sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong and back. We had ten days in Hong Kong. There were four of us RAF bods taken on board for the trip. They made us work our passage. We had to work from 9am to 11am with a tea break from 10am to 1015am. A few photos of the tr...
by PeterN2
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: VC10
Replies: 1
Views: 84

VC10

I was recently looking through my slides from my time in Singapore 50 years ago, November 1969 to December 1971. It brought back a few memories. The best part is the slides have been kept in slide boxes and have no mould on them. They look as good as when I stored them all those years ago. This is a...
by PeterN2
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Minolta X-370 repair adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: Minolta X-370 repair adventure

I was at an auction yesterday when the European version of this camera, the Minolta X300 came up. There was an opening bid of not too much so I put a bid in. No-one else bid so it came home with me. It came with an MD 35 to 70 zoom lens, a flash unit and a bag to put it all in. Mine is the black ver...
by PeterN2
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: MY FIRST CADET
Replies: 37
Views: 18497

Re: MY FIRST CADET

I have been using 8 grains of 2400 in my cadet. It leaves a bit of residue but shoots OK. I should experiment a bit more but not got round to it.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Kodak Six-20 Brownie
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Kodak Six-20 Brownie

We had something similar to Duncan's camera when I was a child. It wasn't used much though as there are not many photos of us as children.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Things we learn from the Associated Press
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Things we learn from the Associated Press

Does anyone in the US use any of the older imperial distance measures? Horse racing courses here still use the furlong and distances on the railways are measured using miles and chains, so a bridge, for instance, may have a distance marker of x miles and x chains from a given point. The distance bet...
by PeterN2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: Michael Bloomberg
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Michael Bloomberg

Is an M1 Garand an assault weapon? It is a military semi auto rifle although it has a restricted ammunition capacity. What is an “assault weapon”? The L1A1 SLR is a rifle that could fit the description of assault weapon and can have 30 round magazines. I have never really understood the hype over ma...
by PeterN2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Shooting again..........
Replies: 50
Views: 2917

Re: Shooting again..........

And the fender is called a wing in the UK.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Brazilian Mauser
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Brazilian Mauser

The sight will be in metres. The longer ranges will be for volley fire into an area rather than at an individual target. They all seemed to sight rifles to long ranges like that back then.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Brazilian Mauser
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Brazilian Mauser

I bought this rifle last month. It is a Model 1908 Brazilian Mauser made sometime between 1908 to 1914, probably nearer 1914. It is in nice condition for a rifle over 100 years old and all numbers match. It has a bright bore and shoots well. I shot it at 200 yards yesterday with Geco and Prvi 7x57 f...