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Well it was a successful NSW Lever Action Titles held last weekend just across the border in the ACT.
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The Open event on Saturday was 50 rounds at paper animal silhouettes various positions, and the Classic event on Sunday 35 rounds.

I picked up a Open Event (peep sights, any calibre) gold medal in B Grade with my Marlin 39a, and a Silver in the same grade in the. Classic event (open sights only, pre-1938 calibres) with my Marlin 1894 in 218 Bee.
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Also had set up a Marlin 1894M in 22Mag used by my cousin and his son, who both got silver medals (C Grade and Juniors)

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Great shootin'!
 

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Goodonya Scott. Proud of ya Mate.:congrats:

Mark.

P.S. That mount's a wild bit of gear. :hmmmm:
 

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Well done Scott. Glad to see the 1894M got a day out too!
 

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Way ta go!
 

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Well done Scott. Glad to see the 1894M got a day out too!
Yeah glad ya picked up on that Curan, my cousin and his 14yo son are new to the comp, and with low wind I knew the 22 Mag would be competitive, and flat shooting, so very few sight adjustments required. This made it simpler, just point and shoot really.
On one target the lad got 47.1 from a possible 50.5.
There were only two issues in hundreds of rounds, which were FTF's. Will look into that.
Thanks again for the find.
 

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......... low wind I knew the 22 Mag would be competitive, and flat shooting, so very few sight adjustments required. This made it simpler, just point and shoot really..........
That's why I love mine!


.........On one target the lad got 47.1 from a possible 50.5......
Nothing wrong with that!

Sorry to hear about the FTFs, but I'm sure you'll sort it.

cheers, curan
 

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Way to go Scott. Shows that firearms of yesteryear are still able to make the grade.

My hat off to ya Sir.

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Congratulations Scott. Great shooting.
Tells us a bit about the sight on the 1894 with the taped check pad.
 

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Congratulations Scott. Great shooting.
Tells us a bit about the sight on the 1894 with the taped check pad.
Hey GP,

The sight is a universal Walther diopter from a vintage Walther LG55 air rifle.



I have it mounted on a Gehmann sight extension which attaches to an 11mm dovetail fitted directly to the receiver. This extension attaches firmly and steps down over the hammer and allows for the peep (an adjustable gehmann aperture) to be over 800mm from the front tunnel sight a very long sight radius.

The diopter has large elevation and windage placement, and then when in place, a full 80 clicks (approx 3-4 clicks per MOA) adjustment to get on target.

The drop of standard velocity 22lr requires about a 20 click elevation adjustment from the 50m sight-in.

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The camo tape is just a temporary fixture to hold on a rubber cheek piece cut from a bodyboarding fin, to get my eye up to the aperture and still maintain a good cheek weld.
 

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Great stuff mate. Would of been awesome to be there
 

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Hey GP,

The sight is a universal Walther diopter from a vintage Walther LG55 air rifle.
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I have it mounted on a Gehmann sight extension which attaches to an 11mm dovetail fitted directly to the receiver. This extension attaches firmly and steps down over the hammer and allows for the peep (an adjustable gehmann aperture) to be over 800mm from the front tunnel sight a very long sight radius.

The diopter has large elevation and windage placement, and then when in place, a full 80 clicks (approx 3-4 clicks per MOA) adjustment to get on target.

The drop of standard velocity 22lr requires about a 20 click elevation adjustment from the 50m sight-in.

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The camo tape is just a temporary fixture to hold on a rubber cheek piece cut from a bodyboarding fin, to get my eye up to the aperture and still maintain a good cheek weld.
Thanks Scott

Other than the longer sight radius, is there any advantage in having the eye close to the aperture?
 

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Thanks Scott

Other than the longer sight radius, is there any advantage in having the eye close to the aperture?
Hey GP, No, I don't think so, but it is just a couple of inches closer than most tang sights, I think. I use the smallest rear aperture setting, about 0.5mm, and the proportions of the target, front ring insert, front tunnel and rear aperture seem about right. If anything it needs to move a little further from the eye to make it suitable for the prone position.
 

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Now you have my brain twirling about what might come out of my milling machine next.

I do like that sight.
 
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