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  1. Cumbrian

    Still looking for a Left handed .22 rifle

    I would keep on trying, especially after Tim's helpful advice. Left handers are difficult to find for a buyer but also difficult to sell.
  2. Cumbrian

    Still looking for a Left handed .22 rifle

    Victoria, There is a left handed Anschutz 1807, with an expensive Gehmann rear sight, complete in all respects for £400 on Guntrader, if you haven't seen it already. A good buy, I would say, if you don't mind the 1807 fore end. The cheek piece has apparently been modified, but that may be a good thing. Roger
  3. Cumbrian

    Still looking for a Left handed .22 rifle

    Just a thought: do you absolutely require a bolt action rifle? If not, there are three nice BSA Martini Internationals, .all left handed, for sale on Guntrader at the moment. Not expensive and the prices will be negotiable, I daresay, too. They are likely to shoot very well and the martini action will give you a loading port much closer to you than any bolt action (except for very modern and very expensive Swiss and German rifles). Ladies in our club have found BSAs much easier to shoot because of that proximity, and the one who uses an Anschutz finds its loading port too far away, even though she is somewhat taller than you are. Roger
  4. Cumbrian

    BSA MK1 extractor claw wanted

    Sorry, this post was simply compounding my earlier mistake in getting enthusiastic about a rifle without any moving parts.
  5. Cumbrian

    BSA MK1 extractor claw wanted

    I think I remember seeing an advert for brand new, 'made in the USA', BSA ejector claws, probably for Mk.2s however. The guy might make one for you, he seems skilled enough, but a cheaper option might well be to find another Mk 1 (one was advertised quite recently on Guntrader or Gunstar) or to go for a Mk 2 or later, which exist in useful numbers. Exporting gun parts from the US can be very difficult, too. Otherwise, I agree with Jonty. Found it. It is on Gunstar under 'BSA International Target Lever Action' but it lacks the entire action, incl of course the ejector claw. Many apologies.
  6. Cumbrian

    BSA MK1 extractor claw wanted

    Knibbs is fine for some spares but quite a few, though advertised, turn out on closer inspection to be no longer available. I don't recall seeing a Mk 1 ejector claw on his site but perhaps I am wrong. Just checked his site. Only Mk 2 - 5 ejector claws advertised and, yep, they are 'no longer available'.
  7. Cumbrian

    BSA MK1 extractor claw wanted

    You could try Jim Hallam at Bisley. If you Google him, you will find references, incl. to his website and tel. nos, though the site has not been updated since 2014. He used to have lots of those BSAs and doubtless spares for them. I believe he is still active and he sounds like a good chap. Mk I BSAs must be a bit thin on the ground by now, however. Good luck.
  8. Cumbrian

    Centra Duplex.

    I have sent you a PM. Roger
  9. Cumbrian

    1813 Barrel & Action

    The Anschutz original trigger (as seen on the lower barrel) certainly can be set to be two stage. Very nice trigger it is too, and still made because the design was so good. The Kelly trigger is single stage only, I understand.
  10. Cumbrian

    1813 Barrel & Action

    Neil, Thank you very much for your helpful and interesting reply. I'm quite tempted by the 'Kelly' barrel (and I have a slot for it as well), but I do have two 1813 barrels already, so it might be over the top. If you were nearer ( I'm in southern Hampshire and don't go North like I used to do), I would be very interested in trying the trigger, but I shall probably have to leave it to someone else. Good luck with the sale. Roger
  11. Cumbrian

    1813 Barrel & Action

    Tim, Thank you very much, as usual. I have to confess that I had not heard of the Kelly trigger before - initially on reading the post I confused it with a Kenyon trigger. What you say is very interesting, especially about the crispness. Like you, I can set my Anschutz 5018s very, very light but somehow I don't quite know or can't quite sense when they will finally go off. There is a kind of fractional 'no-man's land' in the process, if that makes any sense. The result is - for me at least - that I can often overdo the final touch in releasing the trigger. Are Kelly triggers available? (By the way, I was reading up about the legendary Kenyon triggers and one guy in the USA, who had seven of them, said that they were sadly susceptible to wear, so much so that they could become almost unusable, and that he would not buy one unless he knew for sure its mileage. Several of his were no longer up to it.) Roger
  12. Cumbrian

    1813 Barrel & Action

    Forgive the question, but how does the Kelly trigger compare to a properly set up single stage Anschutz trigger as standard on the 1800 series?
  13. Cumbrian

    BSAs

    As you might expect, Tim is spot on in both respects. Pity that someone stained and varnished the butt (look at the Mk 3 for some very nice walnut). IIRC, the stock-to-action bolts for the Mk 2s and 3s are not the same as those for the Mk 4s and Mk 5s, so there may have been some clever adjustment internally in this case. The bolts, by the way, defeat most long shaft screw drivers in my experience. I had a T bar screw driver specially made, with a broad and quite thick end, to tackle the heads on the bolts of my BSAs. And, unfortunately, in my opinion at least, it is necessary to get the butt off for proper cleaning of the barrel.
  14. Cumbrian

    BSAs

    You might like to advertise the fact that one is a Mk 3 with fully floated barrel (but apparently no sights, which would be expensive to acquire separately). If the hanger for the fully floated arrangement is in good condition (which it probably won't be if the rifle has ever been dropped), the Mk 3 would still be a desirable rifle. Good luck - these BSAs do still sell, if the price is realistic.
  15. Cumbrian

    Centra Vibrake

    Apologies if this is too much of a digression, but do these things really make a difference? I can see from looking at my Anschutz 1800 actions that a lot, in my opinion too much, metal has been cut away to facilitate access to the loading port, so the whole structure is weakened, but how much effect does this have on the way the rifle performs? With very limited knowledge of physics and engineering, I'd be grateful to be enlightened.
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