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by Tommy Atkins
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 19
Views: 712
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Re: Midway Movie Review

Different construction may have played into it also. Japanese back then was very light (& flammable) compared to Western construction. A big train of thought was if the wall falls during an earthquake you go through it, it doesn't crush you. If you look at before & after pics solidly built buildings...
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 19
Views: 712
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Re: Midway Movie Review

The big thing with Hiroshima & Nagasaki was that it was 1 aircraft with 1 bomb. Not the degree of destruction.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17
Replies: 7
Views: 441
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Re: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17

That's absolutely awesome! Great job.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My No4 Enfield rifles....................
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

The images are too small to read the markings, but they look like they're in good shape.
The sling swivel at the muzzle isn't "correct" on the '43 (but it is handy sometimes) that position was for a "Piling swivel" (note the big gap) discontinued before the No4 series.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My No4 Enfield rifles....................
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

I'd guess with that date it says something like
"No4 Mik2
"UF" (or "PF) A #####"?
That would make it a Royal Ordinance Factory (Fazakerly), not a BSA.
Very nice, good shooting rifle.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Removing Rust from Threads?
Replies: 4
Views: 184
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Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

For rust removal I go with Evap-o-rust every time.
https://evapo-rust.com/
It will remove bluing though.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for
Replies: 15
Views: 4553
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Re: Buying first surplus rifle, what to look for

A#1 rule: Buy the gun, not the story ! The stranger the tale the less believable. Examples: "DP" ≠ 'Durban Police" (or Durham Police) That's a custom finish that is Its the only one like it it was custom made for (insert celebrity). It was used by my great grandfather to assassinate Mussolini. Only...
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17
Replies: 7
Views: 441
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Re: Funny how life repeats itself....

It is. I was at a gunshow a couple of years back & was offered a Webly air pistol. This was my Coup De gras weapon for water rats back in my youth. My primary was a .22 Haenel air rifle. Yeah I snagged it! My original was a "Webly Premiere" This is an Indian made Webly "Hurricane" No blued steel, ju...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Midway Movie Review
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Canada

Re: Midway Movie Review

Thanks. I'd been kind of ignoring it as I had the feeling it would be "Pearl Harbor" part 2, now Ill go see it.
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Scout Scope Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Canada

Re: Scout Scope Suggestions?

Not sure on the mount but you might want to look at "Intermediate eye relief shotgun scopes"?
Keep the power down around 4X or less & you can use the Bindon Aiming Concept.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The Old Forum.
Replies: 14
Views: 1103
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Re: The Old Forum.

Cattus Borealis wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:12 pm
The biggest change with this site is that it became a collector's forum.

Rapidrob and a handful of others are the only shooters left.
That's not planned in any way, with one or two exceptions all of the old members are gladly welcomed back.
Spread the word to any you know of.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4800
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Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

I once saw a group of 2 squaddies "up in the hills" of the beacons. We used to hike, camp & cave in the area so we got into some pretty remote areas. It wasn't unusual to bump into various trainee groups. Mostly they were fine but the instructors were very hot on not "helping" at all as it would dis...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4800
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Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

YES! When they brought out the Ess Ell Arr s I was massively unimpressed. We had classes of stoppage. The drill, if you had a stoppage on the range (which was as far as we'd gotten with them) was : Lay the weapon down on its left hand side side with the muzzle downrange. Raise he right hand. Call "N...
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 4800
Canada

Re: Burners fault (now I want a new FAL)

Please allow me to facilitate your descent to the dark side . (insert evile laugh here) DSCF8131.JPG I'm afraid I cant see the page from your link, so this may be off base. Of all the various versions of the metric FAL the StG58 is reckoned to be one of the best, a true Imbel complete rifle would be...

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