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by PeterN2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Brazilian Mauser
Replies: 4
Views: 56

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...
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mosin Nagant
Topic: 1952 Hungarian M52 Sniper
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: 1952 Hungarian M52 Sniper

A very nice collection. Thank you for showing it. I have been looking for a Hungarian Model 35M in 8x56R but have never seen one for sale in the UK.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: M1 Garand

Castrated L1A1s were for sale at the Bisley arms fair. £3000 each if you want one. I want a proper one but not allowed in the UK where they were made.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: M1 Garand

It operates the same as the semi auto version, you just have to work the bolt each time to load another round. I presume the clip pops out when the bolt is worked after the last round has been fired. I never noticed as I was concentrating on my own attempt to hit the target somewhere near the middle...
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: American west.
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: American west.

The Henry and the Sharps come under the same category of regulation. Any manually operated rifle is legal, except for pump actions which, along with semi auto centre fire rifles, are prohibited for us law abiding citizens to own. Semi auto .22 rimfires are OK to own.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: American west.
Replies: 2
Views: 38

American west.

This chap dressed up for the occasion, including spurs, at the Trafalgar Meeting at Bisley, shooting a 44/40 and a 45/70 in the 200 yard standing matches.
Standing 1.jpg
Standing 2.jpg
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 180

M1 Garand

A chap was shooting this Garand next to me at Bisley. Unfortunately, it has been castrated and has been built with no gas system so the bolt has to be racked after every shot, so a straight pull rifle. It is as near as we are allowed to get to the real thing.
Garand.jpg
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: BSA 32-40
Replies: 0
Views: 37

BSA 32-40

I was at Bisley a couple of weeks ago and saw a chap shooting a single shot BSA 32/40 rifle. It is a a basic rifle made with a long Lee Enfield bolt. It was made before WW1. It was missing the rear leaf sight but he had a Parker Hale 16 aperture sight fitted. It is in the BSA 1912 catalogue that I h...
by PeterN2
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Ross Mark III
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Ross Mark III

As the photo post is up and running again, I thought I would add the Ross photos here.
Regards
Peter.
Full left.jpg
Action left.jpg
Action right.jpg
Action top.jpg
Markings left.jpg
Markings top.jpg
Front sight right.jpg
Butt markings 2.jpg
Butt stock repair.jpg
by PeterN2
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Accidental death
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Accidental death

The chap in this story was one of four people who had set out to shoot a rival gang member. The potential victim saw them coming and got away. They then decided to trash his car and the one with the gun tried to smash the windscreen using the gun butt. Unhappily for him, he had the barrel pointed at...