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by Tank
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: New member

Well, my best advice is to stop right now.

Or you will end up like Phil and you will need to make a spreadsheet just so you know how many guns you actually own!
by Tank
Sun May 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Regards from Seattle, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

Re: Regards from Seattle, WA

I am right there with you. I don't shoot live quarry but I do a bit of pest control for a couple of farmers. Interesting factoid, the hole in a bell target is supposed to represent a mans head at 100 yards and should be drilled 3/8" and not the "nearly right" metric equivalent of 9.5mm. If I am reme...
by Tank
Sun May 10, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Recommended Gun Shops/Suppliers/Service Providers
Topic: GMGuns Manchester
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Re: GMGuns Manchester

GMGuns were Manchester Airguns but moved from Failsworth after a massive rates hike by the Council, where they are now they also have a 25yard live firing range. I have it on good authority the name change was so people didn't think they did just airguns, they do everything including ammunition and ...
by Tank
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Webley & Scott
Topic: Webley Pistol, Engraved by Don Blocksidge
Replies: 0
Views: 2492

Webley Pistol, Engraved by Don Blocksidge

Now, before I start. I know. I know this is not to everyone's taste and that includes me to be honest, but Don Blocksidge has been a good friend to me over the years and always tells a good tale. He did a series of pistols for me, all Webley's, a Junior, Senior and Premier. This is the Premier and I...
by Tank
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Firearms
Topic: Union Switch and Signal 1911
Replies: 0
Views: 2872

Union Switch and Signal 1911

A very unusual and rare pistol. My Union Switch and Signal 1911 in .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol). As many of you will be aware, the Colt 1911 pistol is probably John Moses Browning's finest hour. A design that has endured over one hundred years and used by countless Military and Police forces arou...
by Tank
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Regards from Seattle, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

Re: Regards from Seattle, WA

Welcome JMI. Airguns eh! Here in the UK I think airguns have been traditionally viewed as a gateway to Firearms so many shooters started off with them. Fortunately, as you have discovered , there are many to choose from including the Feinwerkbau as you mention. There are three Feinwerkbau rifles as ...
by Tank
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Club Directory
Topic: HBSA Historical Breechloading and Small Arms
Replies: 0
Views: 2953

HBSA Historical Breechloading and Small Arms

This is a great Club and one of which I am a member. Fortunately some of my work takes me to London so I work it around that I get to make the meetings when I can. Their Website is here: www.hbsa-uk.org and is full of useful and above all accurate information. It is worth joining the Association for...
by Tank
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Club Directory
Topic: Tameside Shooting Sports
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

Tameside Shooting Sports

So, another member on here has been posting about Tameside Pistol Club and Tameside Shooting Sports are just up the road from there so there is a bit of confusion going on. Tameside Shooting Sports is a Heritage site for Section 7.3 the study and evaluation of historic and rare firearms and is one o...
by Tank
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: My Colt 1903
Replies: 0
Views: 1530

My Colt 1903

This is probably the first of the really successful, commercially that is, of John Moses Brownings Pistol designs. In this design you can see how the groundwork is now laid down for the greatest of Semi-Auto's of all time, the 1911. This is the Model 1903 Hammerless and the serial number would almos...
by Tank
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Firearms
Topic: New Land .650 Flintlock Pistol c. 1800
Replies: 1
Views: 4431

Re: New Land .650 Flintlock Pistol c. 1800

I don't know if anyone else on here has heard one of these go off, but Blimey! It is no surprise to me that the discovery of Black Powder was such a turning point in the history of arms.
by Tank
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Repairing a Marlin 1897 in .22
Replies: 0
Views: 2308

Repairing a Marlin 1897 in .22

So, I came across this lovely unmolested Marlin 1897 in .22 rimfire, it is totally unspoilt and original. However, as is always the case there was a snag, no magazine cutoff. This is a small spring steel inset that controls the cartridge feed from the tubular magazine and stops the mag just dumping ...
by Tank
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Titan MK7 cocking lever
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

Titan MK7 cocking lever

Here you go again, another vintage fix.
This time it is a mark seven Titan, missing the cocking lever. Made one from a bit of EN24 I had to hand:
by Tank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Acvoke repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

Re: Acvoke repair

Interestingly, on the back of the cocking lever you can see a Pellet sizing hole. Bit ambitious to think of it as a swaging hole. The cocking lever (the original sample) and the actual examples I produced are clearly visible in the pictures above and here is my CNC Mill producing them: https://youtu...
by Tank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Acvoke repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

Acvoke repair

Well, I hope someone finds this interesting, I did. It only took me six years to fix an Acvoke :shock: I ended up with this pistol because it was missing a vital part and I didn't have one to copy, so I put it in a drawer waiting for the right time, some six years on:-) A great deal of water had pas...
by Tank
Sun May 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Innova joy
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

Re: Innova joy

I know the feeling. I cannot bring myself to throw things out, the pleasure of giving works well for me. Somewhere amongst my precious I have a Parker Hale sight reamer and someone wants me to enlarge the hole in their rear sight. Now, if I could just remember where that "safe place" is I would be s...