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More info on the 16/18 series. My 1810L (left-hand) is 181447X and has a closed groove on the underside of the left-hand bolt. I also heard that the 16 series has an open groove (so you can see the firing pin inside the bolt).

 

My 1810L is in the first couple of true left-hand 18 series and has the silver insert covering where the hole was cut into the stock to take a right handed bolt. I know one other shooter with the same stoick and insert. The sights that came with the rifle in around 1980 were right-handed and the original owner complained and received replacement left-handed sights.

 

Best regards

 

Bob M

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Should be interesting how my two barrels compare.  It will be funny if I come back looking for a new 19 series stock won't it.

It may very well be that way ... I have a *very* similar rifle, close serial number with the X,'slotted' bolt , "Match 54" barrel identical stock (before I put the barrel and action in a System Gemini) ...

 

I never did figure out what numbir it is ... 1613 probably .. made in the early 70's I believe. anyway, the barrels around that time were very good. If you follow ancinet folklore, the Anschutz plant at that time use some steel of a particular grade that came from a plant in Sheffield, where it had stood outside for a good number of years and all the stresses had soothed away ..., if you believe the folklore, this steel was some of the best Anschutz ever used ... around the time of the first 19 series rifles (which use a slightly different barrel design with more choke) the steel ran out, and the replacement source was never quite as good...

 

.. anyway, last time I tested that barrel at Eley, some bloke came in and looked over the results with a critical eye, declared it "a good un, groups better than mine" ... I think he said hi name was 'Babb' ... ;) the point is, some of those rather old barrels produce rather good results, and in a modern stock, are hard to beat!

 

Actually, come to think of it, I lent the old wooden stock to Mick Moose when he cracked his, and he shot a new PB with it .. so maybe even the old stocks are good enough too!

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If you follow ancinet folklore, the Anschutz plant at that time use some steel of a particular grade  ..., if you believe the folklore, this steel was some of the best Anschutz ever used ... 

"Ways of the Rifle" include a reference to this and that the serial no's are 16xxxx to 19xxxx.

 

However I heard that the steel was from Gartcosh, and what made it so special was that it was very pure with little or no impurities which, I am lead to believe, makes it impossible to replicate, as it is no longer possible to obtain such purity in steel manufacture.

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Thinking of steel, I've been told of a company who source the metal for their tools from pre-WWII shipwrecks. Their reason being that steel made after 1945 is tainted by nuclear fallout. Interesting, though I can't confirm the veracity.

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Their reason being that steel made after 1945 is tainted by nuclear fallout. Interesting, though I can't confirm the veracity.

The real reason is that all new steel includes a percentage of scrap steel therefore there is no pure new steel being produced. Its harder to quality control when you don't know whats going in. Some of the additives in steel making to change properties are as low as 1 lb per ton of steel.

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Coo, talk about thread drift!

 

Anyway ... the only people I know of requiring low-radiation steel are research groups and physicists who require low radiation levels in equipment and shielding, so the radiation from the steel doesn't swamp the low-levels of radiation in their marker agents or whatever.

 

Also .. the primary source of radiation in steel is not the fallout but the Cobalt 60 used as a wear indicator in blast furnace linings ... embed a bit of Co60 in the fire-brick, put a geiger counter on the outside, when the firebricks wear away, the Co60 drops out into the melt, the geiger counter stops counting, and you know its getting time to replace the lining. The re-cycling process of steel ensures that this Co60 tracer gets mixed back into the whole steel lifecycle ...

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Coo, talk about thread drift!

 

Anyway ... the only people I know of requiring low-radiation steel are research groups and physicists who require low radiation levels in equipment and shielding, so the radiation from the steel doesn't swamp the low-levels of radiation in their marker agents or whatever.

 

Also .. the primary source of radiation in steel is not the fallout but the Cobalt 60 used as a wear indicator in blast furnace linings ... embed a bit of Co60 in the fire-brick, put a geiger counter on the outside, when the firebricks wear away, the Co60 drops out into the melt,  the geiger counter stops counting, and you know its  getting time to replace the lining.  The re-cycling process of steel ensures that this Co60 tracer gets mixed back into the whole steel lifecycle ...

Blimey!!! :blink:

 

Can someone translate please?

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A recent analysis of my FWB 2602 Barrel indicates at least 1 old washing machine, 2 off side rear doors from a 1986 ford escort, numerous pots and pans one of which had only been used to poach eggs, the rest of the metal is probably from old cutlery. :rolleyes:

 

we used Cobalt 60 to irradiate food for Callithrix jacchus.

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Thinking of steel, I've been told of a company who source the metal for their tools from pre-WWII shipwrecks. Their reason being that steel made after 1945 is tainted by nuclear fallout. Interesting, though I can't confirm the veracity.

And the biggest concentration of this is apparently the German fleet at the bottom of Scapa Flow!

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Let's hope nobody nicks or wants to recycle the butt plates which are used at the Scottish! :blink:

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EXCUSE ME I'M TRYING TO SELL MY GUN :D

Are you sure you want to? This most informative thread has established that your rifle is a special experimental model, comes from the batch of Anschutz barrel that we are supposed to die for and last but certainly not least the steel is not radioactive!! B)

 

What more could you want?

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EXCUSE ME I'M TRYING TO SELL MY GUN :D

Well emma's friend wanted some information on a part of his rifle that had best remain nameless, and look where that one went!

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EXCUSE ME I'M TRYING TO SELL MY GUN :D

You've got no chance matey! ... you told us ealrlier in the thread that you would batch test it at Eley, and maybe if it was any good, youd end up buying a nice stock for it ...

 

So ... having told everyone you are going to batch-test it .. like who is going to buy it BEFORE its tested huh? .. then you tell us if its any good, you might end up buying a posh stock for it ... the inference being that if its still for sale after you;ve batch tested it .. then its no good ;)

 

See .. snookered! ;)

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