Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MJ, May 16, 2020.
I just received the work sheet from England on the 1945 #32 MkIII scope from 2004 so it was totally restored with new lens and erector sets and collimated by the man who wrote the book on the history of these remarkable rifles.
The project took ten years and I had help from all over the world.
Turned out to be fun for everyone that had a hand or advice and small parts.
My 1943 Fazerkerley #4mkI was FTR in early’50’s. It has a like-new barrel. It is a tack driver with the Hornady match bullet. 43.0gr of BLC2 duplicates the MkVII load, but with lower pressures.
Let us know how it shoots! I’m partial to the SMLE’s.
@MJ, where is here? It looks like a really nice range. Great rifle too!
I like it.
Strike that. I love it!
Right. I don't know the torque on those, but I was under the impression that they're supposed to be finger-tightened.
I've wondered what the chances are of instant return to zero on this rig. I also had the impression these aren't actually meant to be QD.
T??? It is nics, as are the #1 and #5!
I won't do anything but enjoy it. It is what it is.
You've probably seen the photo of the Kiwi sniper using his scoped (?) #4 on the rugged slopes of Cassino, during the terrible battle in WW2.
Scoped or not, that sniper might be the most focused, or angry soldier I've ever seen on his sights during a battle. No exaggeration.
I recall he had a hole in his boot sole and was on pile rubble of stone blocks. Was that the picture ?
Exactly the same photo. Does he look rather determined and motivated?
The first zeroing took just three shots.
I wasn't saying anything, but I thought it looked staged for the camera... maybe some war correspondent getting a still equivalent of B-roll.
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