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by Tommy Atkins
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Hunting with milsurps
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Hunting with milsurps

Took "the stupidest deer on the face of the planet' with one.We were walking a cable run in PA a while back. He came out of the trees from the right at about 45'. Then he stopped, just stood there broadside on, looked at me & coughed. I hit him with a 150 Gr soft-point right at elbow level. Nothing....
by Tommy Atkins
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: The 2020 "Make Surplus Rifles Great Again" Challenge

We can do this! Meet "The gang". https://i.imgur.com/tleCD4A.jpg "Victoria", a BSA made 1914 No1 MkIII S ht LE . The P-H 5A shown here has been replaced with an AGP No9G , pics to follow. It was just so "Steampunk" I just couldn't resist it. "Ernie", a sporterised No5 Mk1 . (I bought it sported & ma...
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Hunting with milsurps
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Hunting with milsurps

May I present my "Goobermint Model sporter" Its a No5 Mk that had been messed with that I got a deal on. The stock was butchered internally, the metal refinished & the bayonet lug ground off, so I just went for it & put a new commercial stock on & found a nice Santa Fe 5 round mag & a Leupold 3~9X40...
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2

All the blond Enfields were either beech or birch, sometimes stained to be darker as well.
Best way to tell is look for "fishscale" grain. If there is some it's beech, birch is pretty featureless for pattern.
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2

"Irish Contract"?
PF309348-PF359347 Irish Republic
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: Hello from France!

I am an expat English-Canadian living in the U.S. as you can see I've moved about a bit.
For a few years I lived & worked in Northern France myself.
Vervins, Aisne, Picardy, on the N2 14Km from the Belgian Border.
I even speak a little Picard!
Welcome to our merry band.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: I picked up a rally nice No4MK2

That's an awesome deal. (assuming everything else is Good.)
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Headspacing a new .22 SMLE insert kit.
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Re: Headspacing a new .22 SMLE insert kit.

Well, the bolt, head, barrel & hex nut arrived in the little wooden tray. https://i.imgur.com/6sMbZtW.jpg It has definitely been fitted to a rifle at some time there are the remains of Sharpie on the rear face of the bolt's locking shoulders, bolt face & in a couple of other places. The firing pin i...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Headspace Gauge Info Link
Replies: 6
Views: 21847

Re: Headspace Gauge Info Link

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by Tommy Atkins
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: Headspacing a new .22 SMLE insert kit.
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Headspacing a new .22 SMLE insert kit.

I bought one, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I'm setting up to check & if needed adjust the headspace. Anyone done this at home?
Tricks, tips wizzard wheezes etc.
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: FALFiles down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

FALFiles down?

Anyone know what happened to FalFiles/AK boards? It seems to have migrated, but with no old posts?
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 39
Views: 4830

Re: Where in America can I buy

???? sorry what is confusing you?
Its just a coincidence but the M-N "FIELD" gauge is the same dimensions as the Enfield so you can use it for either. Because of the different cartridge case shape this is not true for the GO or NO-GO ones though.
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 39
Views: 4830

Re: Where in America can I buy

M-N FIELD is coincidentally the same as L-E FIELD @ 0.074"!
(this is not true for GO or NO-GO, so just get the "FIELD")
They're Out of Stock right now though.

https://www.amazon.com/Mosin-Nagant-Hea ... B0088AESY8
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Castboolet site
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: Castboolet site

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