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  1. Found a few more square ones.. A few old cases with corners!! John
  2. Would that be the very square lcd?, I think it says Nooka by Matthew Waldman on the back!, I'll have to dig it out and have a look! (If i'm thinking of the one you mean correctly!) John
  3. You could try imgur as a host, It's free and I don't think there's a limit and how many pics you can store IMGUR, Click me John
  4. Some are more or less square!! John
  5. I quite like this Invicta that I bought earlier in the year, I prefer not to have their logo on the dial personally I may slip it back on to the bracelet, Not tried it yet!! John
  6. When at school many years ago we polished acrylic sheet with Brasso or T Cut auto paint muck remover, I've done loads of acrylic watch crystals using the same! For deep scratches I used a fine wet and dry abrasive paper first then finished with T Cut or Brasso! Good luck
  7. Done it again! I'm deffo not buying any more guns after these two that followed me home yesterday!! The stock on the Webley Mk3 was reworked by the late Don Robinson of Halifax, It's not a Supertarget but appears to have had the Parker Hale PH16m a[perture sights factory fitted, It's a fab gun to shoulder! The BSA Cadet Major has more wabi sabi to it, I refinisjhed this stock a few years ago! John
  8. Have to say, That's a beauty! I've a couple of Seiko LCD watches although the Worldtime has stopped working since I took the pic! John
  9. Hi John Sorry, I've never handled either of those two so can't be of any help John..
  10. Hi all A thought just occurred to me as to what I have that's the oldest item I have some medieval coins, Also a few Roman coins at around 2,000 years old but they're not the oldest items! Not sure when Ammonites were actually alive but this one was with a few old fossilised items I brought home from the bootsale some years ago, The rest were highly polished stones with various creatures showin but I have no idea where I put them!, I used this to 'prop' up a Bonsai tree that was leaning way too much in it's pot!! Another item that's older than me grandma Florrie is this Mammoth tooth that I also found at a bootsale!, It says where it was found and how old it it is but I don't know how they know this for sure as no one around today would have seen it fall and die!! I actually bought it with a view to slicing it up for knife handles byut I felt sure it would end up as a pile of dust and chippings so I decided to leave it as is!, I read somewhere that an isolated pocket of Mammoths survived unil as late as just 8,000 years ago!, I thought they were about a million years ago as I can recall watching the film One million years BC with Raquel Welch!! Much younger at 340 years is this Wakizashi!! I just googled when Ammonites were alive before I posted this thread, Apparently it was 140 Million years ago so It wins hands down, It's even older than Richard Branston! John
  11. Hi Roger, Thanks for the links- Most interesting! In the first link it says that Colonel Pogue went in to space with a gold (Or yellow) dialled 6139-6002, There's a chap on facey that is very vociferous that he went wearing a 6139-6004, I'm confused again as to which one he actually took with him! He tells everyone that puts pics on the groups that theirs aren't true Pogues but his is! Regards, John
  12. Wow!! That's a beauty Roger, I love how the inner bezel is still gold!, I think mine was supposed to be black but has faded to gery!! John
  13. Hi all Dragging up an older thread, I got right in to binocular collecting and have recently acquired a few more, Not the big heavy ones with hi mag, More, Normal every day ones! The most recent I bought were these Simmons mod1800, 7x42, I think they're porro's but am not sure as I can't find anything out about them!, It's like they never existed- The only one thing I could find with google was these actually on fleabay!! That said, They're rather nice to look through, Much better than I expeceted!! The last ones before the Simmons were these Opticron 8x40, Again, I dropped lucky and they're absolutely perfect! I won these Jessops 16x30 Porro's off the bay too, No obvious flaws with them but 16x mag is a little hard to keep still without resting elbows on a wall or using a tripod, Still- Quite happy with them!! This binocular is an old Zeiss Dekarem Q1 10x50, They look a little ropey but the optics are superb, They were only a tenner off facebook marketplace only a five min walk (Went in the car though!!) from me!! I've bought a few more but don't want to put too many pics up! EDIT- Forgot to say, The Zeiss were the only ones that didn't come in a case and had years of crud stuck to the lenses, They cleaned up perfectly though!! Cheers, John
  14. Some years ago on another forum (Not a watch or shooting forum), A fella that lived on an island in a very remote part of Scotland wanted an air rifle for his lad to bring meat (Rabbits etc) for the table (Nearest supermarket was around 50 miles away and across expanses of water!), he bought an Original mod50 in .177" cal but it was way too big for the lad so I asked if he wanted to swap for something more manageable for him! Poor lad had a helluva job cocking the big ol rifle! I sent a Crossman King Ratcatcher with a couple of full 88g Co2 carts, It turned out fab for him and he did indeed bring much food home with it!! I reckon he was more than happy with the lightweight rifle and no cocking apart from drawing back a small bolt!! Here's another that would have suited him, An SMK QB78, This one has been tarted up with brass and a HW sound moderator, These are quite cheap new too, They take two 12g carts, This one was tuned to 11.4ft lbs with JSB Exacts, It was professionally carbined (Luckily the bore was concentric- I've heard horror stories of these barrels being badly eccentric and being ruined when shortened!!).. By the way, The chap that posted the Original 50 to me put it inside a large cardboard tube really well padded out but I think he threw it in the Atlantic and let it float south to me as it was dripping wet, There was a thin layer of surface rust which disappeared as soon as I wiped it over and oiled it all!! It's the golden stocked left handed one of these I refinished the stock on the middle one whilst furloughed from work last year! (Got paid to do it!!) john
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