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  1. 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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    Lapua Centre - X batch

    This isn't the reply you are hoping for, I'm afraid, and perhaps it is superfluous, but a longer term remedy might be to increase your allowance of ammunition so that you can really stock up when you find a good batch. I know that I struggled with only 1000 to buy and hold. I now have 3000 on my certificate; others have 5000, I believe. Of course you may already have the maximum that your firearms dept. will allow, in which case all I can do is to wish you luck in your search. Also, I am told that Lapua are holding a batch testing session in June, well before their usual August one at Bisley.
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    WANTED- Centra Duo Vario foresight

    Jonty, I am having great difficulty in contacting you about the Vario. Could you please contact me, either through this website's messaging service or directly at my email address: rdhcustance@yahoo.com. Thank you. Roger
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    SOLD Gemini Kneeling Block

    If you can include postage in the price of £80, I'll take this, please. (I am assuming that it is in good condition.) Roger
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    WANTED- Centra Duo Vario foresight

    Jonty, I have sent you a PM. Roger
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    WANTED- Centra Duo Vario foresight

    I have one. I use small shims cut from an aluminium can to pad out the Anschutz dovetail. They work fine. I have gone over to Centra High End inserts, for which you can buy, at some expense a special foresight tunnel that will fit the raised Anschutz dovetail block. You might wish to consider this alternative. Roger
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    4mm Raiser Block

    That's the guy. He does seem to come and go a bit, doubtless because he makes the risers in small batches, which sell out. They are good, however; not least because they have more screws for attaching to the dovetail than others that I have seen or purchased, though you need to tension them carefully i.e. lightly and in a logical sequence, side to side and back to front.
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    4mm Raiser Block

    'Fraid not but there's usually a guy on eb-y who sells his own blocks of any height from 4mm upwards, and they are very well made; I have several.
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    WTB Anschutz 1913 or 1912 Stock

    Jason, Have sent you a PM. Roger
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    Please Read!

    Just like to say that the rules for advertisers seem entirely reasonable, indeed generous, to me. I have advertised only once (a target rifle) and was very grateful for the opportunity to do so.
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    Wanted Leftie Small Bore

    There is also an 1813 with sights for £700 on gunstar.co.uk (advertiser is in Surrey).
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    Anschutz Firing Pin Spring

    I thought that Anschhutz still supplied springs for the 1400 series bolts, as well as for the 1800-1900 series, but I may be wrong. That wing safety bolt still seems to be used for their expensive 1700 series hunting rifles.The UK supplier is now RUAG, I believe. It is only the 1600 series bolts for which Anschutz definitely don't supply new springs.
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    [Sold] Offset Sight Plates

    Are these in good nick (no pun intended)? If so, and assuming that they will fit an Anschutz 1800 barrel and action, I'll take them, please.
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    Bsa Martini International Mk Iv Left Handed

    This rifle is now sold.
  15. I know that most clubs will probably have an old left handed BSA available for beginners, but if you wish actually to own a rifle for shooting well beyond the beginner's stage - indeed almost up to county standard I would dare to say - and happen to be left-handed and without a great deal of money, this rifle has some appeal, I think. Firstly, it is left handed - try finding a genuine left-handed Anschutz at this price. Secondly, it is a BSA Mk IV, which means that it has a trigger that can be adjusted to better any Anschutz trigger that I have experienced. I certainly can't get my 1800 series Anschutz trigger to break as smoothly and with so little pressure as I can the trigger on this rifle (or that on my BSA Mk V). The earlier BSA Internationals have a good trigger but it is not the equal of the Mk IVs and Mk Vs. Thirdly, the butt has been cut to suit a shorter person and/or to allow the fitting of a better butt plate or hook than the original, though the original is included. That means no one need worry about either the principle or practical difficulty of cutting the stock. And it has been cut in two places, so extra adjustment is available if needed. The downside is that the middle section was lost and has had to be replaced with a darker piece of walnut, but it is a neat replica and fit, so it will not be noticed in use. The upside is that it comes with a wooden butt hook, which slides up and down in an aluminium carrier (needs finishing by me). I made this on the model of the Gemini butthook. It is obviously nothing like the Gemini for adjustability but it gives a secure grip on the shoulder, and being wood it could be made to fit almost anyone. I could adjust the butt and the butthook if required and if not too much work were involved. The rifle is not a collector's item but it is in very good condition and it comes with the correct sights. The latter sell for substantial sums on their own on ebay. Above all, the rifle shoots very, very accurately. It was owned for several years by a former county captain and one-time England trialist, but it was not his lifelong rifle, so it has not been heavily shot. He could average in the high 90s with it and sometimes shoot 'possibles', though being in his 70s he did have an eagle eye in his foresight. The barrel is lighter than that found on most BSA Internationals, so, with the short loading port of the Martini action as well, the rifle would be very suitable for a young person or someone of slighter build. I bought it to try shooting left-handed when I thought that my right eye was causing me serious difficulties, but I have overcome or am ignoring the eye problem and the rifle is now surplus to requirements. The rifle does not come with a handstop or bipod, but its accessory rail (unlike those on older BSAs) will take all modern handstops. I will include a nice leather sling if desired. Asking price: £175. Mk IVs do not come up for sale all that often and dealers ask much higher prices. I could send the rifle by the RFD service or deliver it in person at extra cost. I live in Hampshire. I realise that there may be zero interest in a BSA, so I am not attaching photographs but I could send some by email to anyone seriously interested.
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    Bsa Martini International Mk Iv Left Handed

    Peter, I have just found your reply but it is rather late in the evening and I do not like to ring you now, though I will do so in the morning. Meanwhile and in any case, if you care to send me a p.m. via the Stirton messaging service (click on my user name), I will reply by email and send some photos if you wish. Roger
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    Bsa Martini International Mk Iv Left Handed

    Alan, Thank you for your interest. I have sent you some emails (several rather than one owing to incompetence) with photos. Hope they get through to you. Also some information about RFD costs. Roger
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    Secondhand Shooting Equipment

    Message sent. Please check your box.
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    For Sale: Bleiker Action With Tested Tenex

    Where? When? I must be even more stupid or unobservant than I thought since I seem to have missed this and then failed to find it.
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    Handstops + Other Bits.

    Robert, Thank you. All the boxes seem to have been ticked. However, I now realise that I need to look at the 'My Notifications' box if I am expecting a message. They have not been coming through to my email address.
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    Handstops + Other Bits.

    Dear Anschutzfan, I'm afraid that your email never reached me. This has frequently happened to me with emails sent via this website, and to others I believe. So, many apologies for this belated response to your last post. More to the point, I regret that the club member for whom I was buying now informs me that it is the sling keeper, not the standard KT strap that is required. So further apologies for the mistake. Hope you can find another buyer. Roger
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    Handstops + Other Bits.

    I'll take the jacket sling hook support, please, if you can include postage and if it has the two Chicago screws (complete) that it needs to attach to the jacket. Many thanks. Roger
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    Long Leg Black Gemini Bipod

    I'm afraid there is no sign of this in my email box. Another message sent this way a few weeks ago also did not arrive, so I had better give you my direct email address. (I know this is not advisable in theory on an open forum, but I believe all Stirton members are entirely trustworthy.) It is: rdhcustance@yahoo.com I will also try a pm from my end.
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    5.6 Or 5.7Mm Highend For 22Mm Foresight

    Well, I have also tried this and found that with an 8 inch extension I needed a 6.9 aperture. Just my experience. YMMV.
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    5.6 Or 5.7Mm Highend For 22Mm Foresight

    I'm afraid I don't have one spare but you may be interested to know that I ended up with these dimensions when I recently changed to Centra High Ends from a variable foresight. I did this to obtain a thinner ring. I experimented, meaning I had to buy several High Ends, and concluded that 5.6 or 5.7 with either a 1.3 or 1.2 ring was best for me. You may like to ponder the ring thickness question because that will also have to be specified. Finally, are you using an eagle eye as I do? Mine is 0.5. I don't, of course, shoot under ISSF rules. If you are not using an eagle eye, do you really need these larger apertures? Mine had to be special order from Germany and they took a long time to arrive. Sorry if all this is irrelevant or unwanted.