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Goosic. I would give my wife's left arm for such a collection!
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Oh no problem here either, I'm quite fond of "Ernie" (in front of "Bert")

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I like their names, Sham!
 
Goosic,
 
Your sporting rifle looks very nicely done, apart from that crescent-shaped kick pad.
To me it looks like it would really Bu--er up  smooth mounting for fast shooting.
 
Rest looks very grand!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2018 at 6:40am
Pukka. First off,thank you. The recoil pads are fully adjustable made by Morgan. They're used on alot of target rifle setups.
I prefer them over regular recoil pads because of their shock absorbing factor and you can get a better shoulder weld,for me anyways...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pukka Bundook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2018 at 7:11am
Goosic,
 
Yes, I can see it would work well for target work....no slippage, it's just for sporting purposes it would bind a bit, particularly with heavy clothing I'd think.
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Originally posted by Stanforth Stanforth wrote:


If you had a newish motor car in the '60's you might well have modified it.... No problem
 
If you had a classic 1960's motor car now and modified it you would be ruining it's history.
Stanforth. This rifle goes right along with your comment but, only to a point. I bought the rifle,not the story. The individual I purchased it from told me his grandfather walked into the Savage Stevens plant and bought it outright in 1947,along with a bag of what he referred to as,"looking through bits," from Parker Hale. It was a barreled action with a butt stock attached when I got it. The only bit of interesting history was that it never made it overseas, staying right in the US. I bought unissued Savage furniture,cleaned everything up,put the Parker Hale looking through bits on it,found a Savage bolt and magazine and fit both to the rifle. Now. Did I ruin a piece of history or,did I just finish what this guy's grandpa started.
The rifle by the way is, according to the serial number,a 1942 No4 Mk1* Savage Lend Lease made Enfield rifle.
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Pukka:
I kept the theme going with the SMLE, Say he!!o to Bert & Ernie's Da, "George"!
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I like it!
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The thing to remember with modifying original is that its always been done to an extent.
"Back in the day" No1's & No4's were adapted for target shooting like Goosic's version, so aren't they equally a part of the rifle's history?

I remember when "Fulton's Regulated" No4's fitted with P-H #5c sights, or No1'swith P-H 5A's like mine, were the queens of the long ranges at Bisley. I had friends that shot P-14 modified with Schultz & Larsen "Light Bullet Special" barrels were king out to 500, but for the 1,00 & beyond the ol' No4  (still in .303 British) came out because of the "legendary long range accuracy" at 1,00yds.
BSA made civilian sporter versions, & so did several gunsmith firms like the original British Gibbs, (not the modern knock-off one).
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As for the classic car argument I wish I still had my 1968 Triumph T-120 RV Bonneville, it'd be worth a fortune, even with:

Westlake 8-valve head.

Dual plugs per cylinder.

750 bored out, sleeved alloy barrels

(at various times 9.7, 10.7 or 6.5 (for the blown version)) pistons.

"Police" hi lift, long dwell camshafts.

Dual Wal Phillips fuel injectors

6" bellmouth inlets. (used 2 pairs of "knee Highs" as an air filter!)

exhaust driven turbocharger

Dual magneto ignition (the original BTH one & a new Lucas conversion)

Thruxton gearbox

fully race kitted, (Clip-ons, rearsets, single racing saddle 5-gallon gas tank you laid down on)

dual Blauplunkt halogen headlights (actually a fog & a spot, one for high beam, the other for low)

& so on.
a little like this but with the injectors where his mufflers are with really loooong inlet pipes because the blower filled all the space between the rear of the cylinders & the frame down tube, but minus the fairing:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/61/5b/c9615bef79008ee39b5773f2b199d9e4.jpg
There's eventually a point where it becomes SO modified it becomes exotic in its own right!
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I was waiting for someone to say something about the classic car. This is my high school ride. 1968 Camaro. Bought it for $100.00 from a junk yard,and then modified it way beyond stock. Used to race it on the weekends. That was in 84'...
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Nice bike and car!! My teenage car was a 1968 Mustang Fastback I got in 1976. Even swap for a '70 Chevelle I had. Sold the Mustang in 1977 for $1200. 289, 3-spd standard, 4 bbl, cam, headers, Mickey Thompson tires, jacked up sky high!
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I won a $100 bet back in the day from a USAF  phantom driver in the U.K. on a bike very much like that one!
He should have listened.
"First one to 100mph from a standing start at idle wins"
He was still spooling, waiting for the nose leg to compress when I was doing 65!
Course once he got some steam up he shot past, but it wasn't who takes off first!
Confused
I still miss my "pocket rocket"

I'm a 'Stang guy. I drove a '68 Mach 1 Shelby from Cleveland to West Lafayette, IN, I was hooked apart from the soft suspension.
Never owned one though, not a car guy at heart.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

As for the classic car argument I wish I still had my 1968 Triumph T-120 RV Bonneville, it'd be worth a fortune, even with:

 
Shamu, I can appreciate this.  Fortunately, my Dad hung on to his 1967 Velocette Thruxton; although he sold off his two unissued No. 4(T) sniper kits, P14, Ross and various other rifles before I knew it!! 
 
I've got the Thruxton now, I rode on the back of this machine when I was a kid.  It sat up in the loft of the garage for 25 years and we brought it down around 10 years ago.  It's pretty much original.  Had to rebuild the top end a few years back (no intake filter) and the clutch (like every Velocette), but sure is a joy to ride.  I've put about 25,000 miles on it.  New tires of course!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I had a '70 Mach 1..315 Cleveland, C-6 trans.

Sure wish I had that ride now! (They only made a total of 23,000 of them.)
Loose wimmen tightened here
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Literally  The Little Old Lady I know has owned this one from new!
I keep offering her what she paid for it brand new, ($4360.45) but she may be old (sadly now passed on) but she was never stupid!
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