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by PeterN2
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Developing color film
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Developing color film

Many years ago I had a rush of blood to the head and had a go at making b&w prints. I bought a Zenit enlarger and the chemicals, trays, timer, safety light and thermometer. I didn't have anywhere to set up except in the bathroom where I lived at the time. I only used it a couple of times but I got s...
by PeterN2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Disassembly of the Remington New Army
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Disassembly of the Remington New Army

I have one of those. Mine is Italian made by Pietta. I really ought to use it more. I haven’t used it for a while.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Light leaks
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Light leaks

Niner, I was wondering if any of your old film cameras have light leaks because the old seals have deteriorated. I have just run a film through a Minolta X500 and some of the photos, not all, have a strip of light leak down one side. I checked the camera and found the foam sealant near the take up s...
by PeterN2
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Olympus XA3
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Olympus XA3

I bought this camera new in the mid 1980s and used it for about 10 years. I seem to remember it started to go wrong so I replaced it with a Samsung AF Zoom 777i in the mid 1990s. I was looking for something and noticed it sat on a shelf where I had put it back in its original box all those years ago...
by PeterN2
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Olympus Az300
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Olympus Az300

I bought this camera from a charity shop just before lockdown for the price of a pint of beer in a pub. It came with new batteries. It seems to work OK, lens extends, flash fires and seems to focus but the LED lights in the viewfinder don't light up. I won't bother putting a film in it and will give...
by PeterN2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: What was your favorite milsurp site years ago?

The first milsurp site I went on was Gun and Knife run by a chap called Mark Bitting (?). The site closed after he died. I used to look at the Parallax Bill site and a few others. The only ones I look at regularly now are this one and Gunboards. I sometimes look at a couple of others but not often. ...
by PeterN2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: job application
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: job application

i tried to get a job at the bacon factory. I had to phone them up for the application form but it was a really bad line. All I got was a lot of crackling.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Mon May 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: British Military Slang
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: British Military Slang

RAF terms
Pit - issue barrack room bed.
Reast - lie in a state of idleness. 'He does nothing but reast in his pit' - he does nothing but lie in a state of idleness in/on his bed.
Duff gen - given incorrect information.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun May 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Just wondering

I saw one today that said Emergency Ambulance on the side but just Ambulance on the rear. I hope I never have cause to ride in one.
Regards
Peter.
by PeterN2
Sun May 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Just for the heck of it
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Just for the heck of it

A nice collection of Lee Enfields. A couple of SMLEs and an Indian wire bound grenade launcher rifle and a No.4 and No.5. Do you ever shoot any of them?
Regards
Peter.