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BigAl last won the day on 3 December 2015

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  1. Shame about that site. mind you it would be good if they had actually put the details of the correct company. AJP and PH were two completely separate companies, which it would seem neither now no longer exist. Although John Rothery Wholesale now own the rights to the Parker Hale name. Alan
  2. That looks to me like the Parker Hale sight, not the AJ Parker. IIRC the PH has the triangular looking dovetail fitting for the windage arm to slide in, while the AJP has the rectangular dovetail slide. When I was shooting in the RAF the issue L39 (No4 target rifle conversion in 7.62) had the Parker Hale sight, of the type in those photos, while my Fulton Mauser has the AJP, specifically the TZ80. The one pictured in the ebay link is the same type as my AJP TZ80. The elevation block and windage arm look to be the same on that M80 as on my TZ80, but the mounting block, which is what I believe is the issue is the difference. As I now have a scope fitted to the rifle, to shoot it in F/TR I have the sights sitting in a box, if reference to them would be of use. The Mauser K98 mounting is very different to the Lee Enfield fitting though. Alan
  3. When I needed the unit on my Fulton Mauser fixing about ten years ago AJP were still going in Birmingham. I was able to get a reconditioned replacement from them for quite reasonable money. IIRC I "found" them in an online telephone directory listing. Alan
  4. Like Tim mentions I would try looking for a late 1811 prone rifle. If you are only shooting prone then you are unlikely to notice nay difference to a similar vintage 1813. There are fewer of them as many prone shooters bought the 1813 anyway, but if you find one it is likely to be a bit cheaper, as it hasn't got the expensive hooked butt plate, etc which pushes up the price of the 1813. The pistol grip on the late 1811 is the essentially the same as for the 1813, except that where the top of the thumbhole on the 1813 is the 1811 has that bit of wood removed. This is the same as for the concurrent design of stock for both Standard Rifle (1807) and even the match air rifles of the period. Alan
  5. BigAl

    Wanted Anschutz 2013

    Not bad, and it seems to have the short 500mm barrel. Being a BR rifle though it won't come with the standard extension tube that the short barreled 2013's came with so you would have to figure that into the price. Alan
  6. BigAl

    Forum App

    I quite like the way the standard forum works on my phone. I was using the default browser on my Samsung Note, but when I upgraded to a Note 3 I switched to Chrome which is nice as it now shares my desktop favorites list. The layout of the forum on the mobile device is a little different and suits the smaller screen, although it offers a link to the standard page at the bottom of each page. Alan
  7. Is this for air rifle standing or prone? as it makes a difference to what may be suitable. Many prone only jackets don't have anything on the left chest area (for a R/H shooter) to help the arm stay still in the standing position. Alan
  8. I hate to say this but I have one in exactly the same condition as the one in the attached picture. I actually managed to break one within 6 months of owning the rifle from new. Fortunately back then I was able to get a spare on from the Anschutz. It seems like it is a very delicate design, and they go and make it from a monkey metal casting. The one on the rifle currently "only" has one of the fingers broken off so still does the job, for now. Sorry I cannot be of more help. Alan
  9. A new firing pin should still be avilable from Anschutz. I know that Ruag UK have only recently taken over the importation of Anschutz from Frank Dyke, but they should be able to order you one if they do not have one in stock. It is only the 16xx series rifles that Anschutz nolonger make parts for. The older 14xx and later 18/19/20 series match rifles are all fully supported still. From the look of the bolt in the picture it is a 14 series bolt, so you should be OK. Alan
  10. When it comes to things like including a rear sight with a rifle it depends on when in your shooting career you are. If it is a first rifle, well yes you are most likely to want it to come with sights. That is also when you are most likely to accept a "basic" sight unit. If you have been shooting for a number of years then there is a good chance that when it comes to sights you are actually going to know just what you want, and that may very well not be the basic unit that comes with many rifles these days. I seem to remember that the club FWB P 700 that Roise started with did not seem that well made, but having just looked at the Walther basic unit from a LG 300 that is actually very well made. The thing is though that for many years Anschutz included as standard with the majority of their rifles what many considered to be one of the best rear sight units that money could buy. This is not necessarily a good idea from a business stand point if you also sell the sights. Given the choice between dropping the sights, or starting to put an inferior product in I think from a PR view they took the right choice. Can you imagine the outcry if they had taken the other option? Now of course you are probably going to get a good deal from a dealer if you buy a rifle along with a set of sights. Now for a new shooter that can leave them open to getting what the dealer wants to sell them, but as target shooters (at least in the UK) HAVE to belong to a suitable club they should be getting good advice from the other members over what is good or not. Alan
  11. Having many years ago stayed ar Budleigh Farm (which for those that don't know is in the Dartmoor National Park) and had some coaching with Arthur Harvey I asked him about Biathlon (he is the Biathlon teams shooting coach). He said I should try running around the field behind the range 3 times and comming back and try hitting the 50m aiming mark with 5 consecutive shots. I declined as the field was on the side of a 45 degree hill! That was enough to put me off to be honnest. Alan
  12. Karen if the foresight is mounted to the barrel by a block it would be an 1807 and if it has rails milled directly on the barrel then it would be a 1907. I think that £600 is a reasonable price for a private sale for a 1907. A hundred to a hundred and fifty pounds less for an 1807 depending on age. It is easy to date manufacture as the proof marks on the barrel have a two letter date code. The code starts with A=0 and no letter I. Alan
  13. BigAl

    Rifle Stand/rest

    We have someone at our club who is making stands for 10m air. He dosn't post on forums, but I will see him on Tuseday at the next club night. I'm afraid I do not have a price, or get pictures until I see him. Alan
  14. BigAl

    Scope And Stand

    Well yes it's not much cop round the edges, I got it for my kids to use at short range and was so surprised how well it worked I started using it and gave the kids my old Green Kat 22x60 instead. It has got wet a few times too. I can even just make out the scoring rings on the scoring rings on the 1000x target when I'm coaching. But then thats at max magnification, you get about the same resolution from the 20x scope on the rifle, so it's not that spectacular. All in all for what they cost it's amazing. Alan
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