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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:55 am
impala59 wrote:Hopefully, when is the next date?

I just had a quick look at our calendar and it says that the next Open is on Sunday, April 30th.

Now, *usually*, the Crew Shoot is two weeks before. However, *this* time, it's on 2nd April. I don't know why. I mention the Crew Shoot because we usually have one or two places available for non-crew competitors who can't make the main shoot.

As I learned last year I need to get in early

Yeah, it's a bit popular. The site looks pretty much like this when the bluebells are out:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:25 am
Hi Mark
Entry fee duly paid for 30th
Look forward to seeing you there
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:52 am
impala59 wrote:Entry fee duly paid for 30th
Look forward to seeing you there

Oh, well done!

Unless sommat crops up, I should be crewing. (If it's nice, my cap'll say "ChAoS"; if it not, I'll probably have a wide-brimmed hat on of some sort.)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:57 am
A Brief update on my 'Binocular' sight experiment for the PM5.
It seems to work, up until the small (bore-line) sight gave up (battery shift, need to address that) I was finding that I could acquire and engage targets much easier and it felt very natural. I think that higher quality sights would be a vast improvement but nonetheless I am happy to move along this road. As an after-thought I had fitted, in case of a total failure, some flip up iron sights and these work fairly well too, particularly for slug.
Downside? well the gun definitely looks a bit strange. Some people like it, purists think it an abomination! Also, with the master eye sight 2" left of the bore, in some courses of fire it could contact or be obscured by the side of the barricade, if shooting left handed, but, as this is competition and not the real world I can live with that, if the briefing states 'left shoulder' I will be able to remove that sight for that course of fire
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:10 am
You didn't have anything to do with the design of *this*, did you? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U682yOpNafg

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:53 pm
Wow! how cool is that? :D
Unfortunately, despite being a bit past my 'best before' date and a bit long in the tooth, even I wasn't around in 1915!
That rifle illustrates perfectly what I find so fascinating with firearms, namely the way they work (that one clearly external) and has reawakened a pet idea of mine which I drew up plans for (and can't now find unfortunately :()
It was to make a self loading Model 37. I never found a 37 that I would risk, they were all too precious! Now if only I could find a real wrecker.......maybe I would have a go
What slightly put me off was Remington's failed 105 CTI bottom eject autoloader, which, while a beautiful piece of engineering was not reliable and was phased out after a short production run. I thought if they can't do it, how could I? But there again, they did take the Mag 10 and ruin that!
Anyway thanks for that link, I am sure many will find it interesting.

As an aside, perhaps you would email me with directions to Popham, looking at google earth, it seems that the entrance is from a layby on the Eastbound A303?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:09 pm
impala59 wrote:That rifle illustrates perfectly what I find so fascinating with firearms, namely the way they work

Indeed.

Anyway thanks for that link, I am sure many will find it interesting.

The whole "Forgotten Weapons" channel is worth viewing.

As an aside, perhaps you would email me with directions to Popham, looking at google earth, it seems that the entrance is from a layby on the Eastbound A303?


This, I have done although my "Sent" folder seems to indicate that I had a little, um, "finger trouble" and sent two emails - one, "sans attatchment"... :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:09 am
Now re-worked with a matching pair of parallax free dot sights plus magpul type flip-up in case of total tech failure...............

rather like how many people can you get in a Mini...how many sights can you get on your rail?!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Thought I would bring the forum up to date on some recent acquisitions in the non Ithaca area, usually bought very cheaply, privately or at auction. All are in full working order now after component level strip-down and some deep cleaning and subsequent function testing. I have been fairly fortunate in that no major parts have been required, just a few pins and springs etc.
Firstly, my first Winchester, a model 1200, 28" barrel, winchoke system, a very nice handling gun
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A fairly early Remington 870 Wingmaster, 30" full choke. Not marine finish as it appears, I have stripped off most of the finish in preparation for a re-blue. This gun does need a trigger guard as some bright spark decided to drill lightening holes front to back for some unknown reason. Doesn't affect the gun but looks a bit stupid.
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Thirdly an SKB 200E, ostensibly the same as the Ithaca 200E as made in the same place. With 26" imp and half choke barrels its a fast handler on pigeons and clays, I'm getting to grips with its clean up as it was in a fairly sorry state when I bought it. I will probably have the barrels re-blacked professionally as I think the gun deserves it. Nice, crack free wood will come to life with a total strip and Danish oil finish
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So, some projects for over the winter, to add to all the others!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Very nice...keep us in the loop on the projects !!
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