Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Guns Please

New School of Old School?
It's no easy task to brave I 35 for several hours but it was worth it to see Tom and collect a sporterized No.4 Mk.1. The next step is get the barrel crowned, trimmed and refinished/blued; express sights would be neat too. Restocking is another matter again. 

WW2 Bringback
Maybe get something from Boyd's and rework it to shape? It'd be an interesting project and not too expensive.

Pistol
Rumours of an old British battle rifle being test fired in the early hours are completely without foundation. Thanks, Tom, for the hospitality and the rifle.

Shoot straight,

LSP

13 comments:

All Seeing Eye said...

Bah, if only gun laws were more sensible elsewhere.

Envy is a sin but to be honest that only adds one extra to my list.

tom said...

My Pleasure, and contrary to his complaints, Parson turned out to be a fair guitarist so we had fun with that as well.

If you're going to own pistols, they may as well fire a reasonable cartridge like .450 Marlin or better. Taylor can have his "knockdown values" but I have real world experience with things dropping like ordained by God when you use an appropriate cartridge. For sake of neighbor relations, we didn't fire the .458 Lott pistol, but I can't promise that there wasn't some amusement of .460S&W max loads down range at one point.

Was good on this end to see Parson once again. Good fellow.

Barbecue, blasting things, guitars, tunes, bonfire, call me Peter Pan if you will, I don't mind!

Cheers mate,
Tom

LSP said...

Eye, if you're ever in Texas come out for a shoot.

Thanks Tom -- great day out! Huge fun bashing about on the noisebox(s). Am now a convert to the fretless lead...

God bless.

tom said...

Eye, it's a funny world where my BREN was pieced together from Canadian, Australian, and UK parts but nobody in any of those countries can own them :-) If you drift through Texas, I know some places to go ranging.

Silverfiddle said...

Awesome pics!

Rick Kratzke said...

Very nice gun and I like what it is sitting on also.

LSP said...

Thanks Silverfiddle -- good fun was had by all!

LSP said...

Much appreciated Rick -- must get 'round to refinishing the chest of drawers and, of course, start work on the rifle project.

God bless.

Teresa said...

Those guns look great.

tom said...

She zapped a few square heads and has been reliably killing deer since my friend's dad brought it back. Actually became his primary deer rifle since 1945. Be interesting what Parson does with it.

LSP said...

Thanks Tom; the rifle has a history... The aim is to make a trad brit sporter of it, but one that's useful in the field and fun at the range.

Lee Speed style's the pattern for the look of the thing. And the challenge is to produce that on a budget. A big learning curve for me.

Now, I know you like Mausers but...

Cheers.

tom said...

I have patterns for Lee Speeds...EVEN IF THEY ARE LESSER RIFLES THAN GARANDS OR MAUSERS :-)

LSP said...

Thanks Teresa -- can't have too many guns.

Tom, once the Lee is done it'll be time to look towards other pastures...