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Re: English rook rifles
Reply #60 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 1:12pm
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Nero wrote on Nov 4th, 2018 at 10:07pm:
In the book Rook & Rabbit Rifle by Colin Greenwood is an advert for Holland & Holland rook rifles which I find intriguing in that it list's that they can be had for the 303 round.
Must be for an entirely different rifle seeing the difference in the price to handle the Brit 303?



Yes, those rifles were built to the same (or very similar) pattern but in a larger size.
I once had a Rigby break action that was originally a 303 but rebored to 400/360 - that’s how big the action is.
  
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Reply #61 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 3:53pm
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Given the traditional mode d'emploi of the rook rifle, how does 5.56x50 or .303 fit in?  Did I miss something?
  
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Reply #62 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 2:48am
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Yes you are absolutely right, not a rook rifle anymore.
Just thought you might like to look at what was a rook rifle.
I have a little martini in 5.6x50R with a 26" barrel but toting one of these around and into hotels can get you some odd looks so when this H/H came along with a shot out barrel I thought just the job to take down and not be noticed. In NZ it is illegal to leave a firearm in a unattended vehicle, not the sort of thing to walk into a restaurant or bank. So of course people do leave firearms in their cars.
The same still applies to the UK I think and remember a top cop having his twelve bore stolen from his car which was a bit embarrassing for him.
Also got dies and cases plus the gunsmith had the reamers and everything from my little BSA Martini.
Here's a couple of better photo's of my couple of 5.6x50R rifles.
Having problems with my new Apple computer and cannot find a way to reduce my photo's. They just come out so very very large. My old seven or eight year old Apple is so much more user friendly.
Will try again tomorrow.
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Re: English rook rifles
Reply #63 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 2:56am
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Another go.
Nope that didn't work either.
You have to right click and open image in new window or move the photo along to see it all.
Couldn't even get the other picture to show in another post.
Will have to get my granddaughter around to sort this out for me.
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Reply #64 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 3:48am
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Try on my old computer.
Here we go, about the best I can do.
Plus a look at what its all about compared to a 222_223 and the 5.6x50R
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Reply #65 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 6:38pm
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Nice!
  
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Reply #66 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 2:41pm
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Very charming indeed what is the length of the barrel.
  
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Reply #67 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 7:36pm
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26" for the Martini and the H/H is 22.5"
Still cannot find fractions on my new Apple computer.
All sorts of symbols and other things but no fractions. Have been told to put a / between the numbers to change them to a fraction but that doesn't work either.
On my old computer just go to edit and special characters and there they were.
OK off topic but anybody got any suggestions?
OK solved it myself.
I was told by a friend to try control command and space bar or go into edit to get the character menu up and put in what you are looking for but when I put in fractions nothing showed and then half an hour later I thought computers can be really cranky and just tried fraction and there they were.
It's good having a friend who works with computers. Next job is how to reduce the size of photo's but I don't like to worry him too often.
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Reply #68 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 8:11pm
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No idea, but I can't believe typing "1" then "/" and  "2" doesn't show "1/2" in the text.

These Rook rifles are pretty cool.  Makes me wish we had rooks to shoot at here  Grin
  

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Reply #69 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 8:23pm
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Yes 1/2 does work. but I wanted this ˝.
On an Apple you have to drag it into the text.
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Reply #70 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 11:07pm
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Alt 0189 will get you ˝.
Hold down the Alt key and 0189.
Think there is still an Alt key on the Apple
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Reply #71 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 11:37pm
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On a Mac, do Control Command space and you will get the emoji picker.  Type 'half' in the search and get this.

It will show up as frequently used after you do it once.

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Reply #72 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 11:54am
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Nero for pictures I use (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) in the upper drop box choose 640X480 ( message boards ) after you Choose Image, to post the picture that now comes up go down and choose Hot Links for Forums click on it and then simply click on select all and then copy and then paste that link here. This will be how your picture will be posted here now and it's free.
Its easy to use if you have any questions feel free to please ask and you shouldn't have to register to use it but eventually I chose to do so anyway.

(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
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Reply #73 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 1:27pm
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Thanks for that but I got lost halfway through.
Clicked on hot links for forums but could not find select all to click on.
  
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Reply #74 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 1:54pm
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Nero when you get to Hotlinks for Forums right click on your Mouse. It will then be highted in blue and there should then be a drop box. Click on select all and you might have to right click on it again and then select copy and then just past it on our web page. It will then just show the link the picture will come up when you post it.

You might try just clicking on copy and then try to paste it. On my phone I have to do both select all and copy and then paste it.
  
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