It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Ravi!!

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Beer Me.
Trying to Reason, With Hurricane Season......

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Ravi!!

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:
September 22, 2020 11:55 am
Good morning BN. Waiting for the grass to dry so I can perform an overdue mow.
Ours needs cut too, but the tractor won't start...
You're Killing Me Smalls

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Hi Molly and LMS,
If you want an experience, go to a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Life is short, live long!!

I'd rather be a wiseass than a dumbass.

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Still raining but just slow showers. I guess the 75 miles from the coast really made a difference. We really need the soaking rain.

After all this time, you would think people would stop driving into water.

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Hi All,

I went down to the rifle range last night. For the first time in months I was able to book a spot (due to covid restrictions we can only have a small number of shooters on the range at any one time).

I decided to go all retro and broke out a couple of 'experienced' rifles. One started life in the early 1950's and the others origins would be closer to 1900 than 1920.

Got set up with the 1950's rifle but it began to play up and eventually stopped working. Damb. It happens with antiques though.

Set up the other rifle and I struggled to get into the groove but finally worked out how it wanted to be shot. Now keep in mind I am competing against some modern race guns with scopes that are cost more than a small car and the rifles are more than that. I was using an open sight system (parker hale peep sights) that would have been fitted to it in the 1950's.

I came in third.

To say a couple of the race gun owners were unimpressed would be an understatement.

But now comes the hard bit - I have to find some parts for a 70+ year old rifle...
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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Rabbitz wrote:
September 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Hi All,

I went down to the rifle range last night. For the first time in months I was able to book a spot (due to covid restrictions we can only have a small number of shooters on the range at any one time).

I decided to go all retro and broke out a couple of 'experienced' rifles. One started life in the early 1950's and the others origins would be closer to 1900 than 1920.

Got set up with the 1950's rifle but it began to play up and eventually stopped working. Damb. It happens with antiques though.

Set up the other rifle and I struggled to get into the groove but finally worked out how it wanted to be shot. Now keep in mind I am competing against some modern race guns with scopes that are cost more than a small car and the rifles are more than that. I was using an open sight system (parker hale peep sights) that would have been fitted to it in the 1950's.

I came in third.

To say a couple of the race gun owners were unimpressed would be an understatement.

But now comes the hard bit - I have to find some parts for a 70+ year old rifle...
Great job!!!
My Daddy was a gunsmith and would be impressed. And might help you with parts. ❤

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Rabbitz wrote:
September 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Hi All,

I went down to the rifle range last night. For the first time in months I was able to book a spot (due to covid restrictions we can only have a small number of shooters on the range at any one time).

I decided to go all retro and broke out a couple of 'experienced' rifles. One started life in the early 1950's and the others origins would be closer to 1900 than 1920.

Got set up with the 1950's rifle but it began to play up and eventually stopped working. Damb. It happens with antiques though.

Set up the other rifle and I struggled to get into the groove but finally worked out how it wanted to be shot. Now keep in mind I am competing against some modern race guns with scopes that are cost more than a small car and the rifles are more than that. I was using an open sight system (parker hale peep sights) that would have been fitted to it in the 1950's.

I came in third.

To say a couple of the race gun owners were unimpressed would be an understatement.

But now comes the hard bit - I have to find some parts for a 70+ year old rifle...
Well done! I have a peep on my first deer rifle, a black powder lever action that hangs on the mantel. It was my grandpa's favorite rifle.
If I wasn't fishing in this all day rain,I'd be home doing something stupid.

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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springparrot wrote:
September 22, 2020 5:25 pm

Great job!!!
My Daddy was a gunsmith and would be impressed. And might help you with parts. ❤
While I am open to all suggestions for assistance, it might be problematic as the rifle is an Australian made thing. Although the manufacturer did move to the US and became Kimber Rifles (in Oregon I think).

So here goes, with fingers crossed, The spring I am looking for is the firing pin spring for a Sportco Clubman .22.

Having disassembled the thing now, the spring dimensions are (converted to imperial as best I can):
OD = .23"
Wire thickness = 0.04"
Length = 3.25 to 3.5" (This is a guess as the spring has been under compression for 70 odd years so will have changed length).

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks
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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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The Harris Co judge said today...
Your convertible is not a submarine.
Your minivan is not magical.

😂😂😂😂

In other words, stop driving into the flooded streets!!!

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Another Ravi sighting? :o

Evening, peeps. 8)

Late work day. But the fire is going and Mr. Lime is serving up chicken curry. [smilie=yum.gif]
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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Crazy Navy Flyer wrote:
September 22, 2020 11:55 am
Good morning BN. Waiting for the grass to dry so I can perform an overdue mow.
is that as exciting as watching paint dry :)
SALT, SALT, SALT/Linda

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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aeroparrot wrote:
September 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Hello
Hey Ravi! What's new down your way?
SALT, SALT, SALT/Linda

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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Late night pass thru.....

wonder if CNF's grass dried out to cut...
Trying to Reason, With Hurricane Season......

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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You know those easy rain showers??
It has been raining alot harder for a few hours. We are under a flood warning. We will be fine but I'm sure the low spots are filling up.

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Re: It's Beta Tues in the MSC

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MICHIPHIN wrote:
September 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Late night pass thru.....

wonder if CNF's grass dried out to cut...
Yes, it did. That was the most excitement of the day.
Back to livin' Floridays

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