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  • Born in Sydney, Vietnam vet (69/70), retired officer of a Federal Government Department
  • Competition Shooting, hunting, historical arms and militaria collecting, R/C aircraft, travelling,
  • Retired, (35 year career - 25 years oveseas in 8 countries in SA/SEA region)


  • Posted in thread: firearms in military... on 08-28-2007 at 08:40 AM
    Further to my previous comments on the Steyr Aug on this thread , reports are now surfacing in
    the Australian press claiming 'Diggers are being issued with Defective Weapons'. Soldiers
    returning from ...

  • Posted in thread: Scope mounts for 40/65 Browning BPCR on 05-09-2007 at 10:07 AM
    I have a Browning BPCR in 40/65 and have decided that I would like to install a scope for black
    powder cartridge load development.I note that both the barrel and the receiver are drilled and
    tapped fr...

  • Posted in thread: Gun buybacks... on 05-01-2007 at 09:18 AM
    Here is Australia we had guns taken away from us in 1996 under the guise of a politically
    correct 'buyback'. Like the word 'buyback' the government misused an enourmous amount of money
    set aside for h...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the land down-under on 05-01-2007 at 09:00 AM
    I'll have a go but please understand that I'm no expert on the subject. I understand only those
    parts of the Firearms laws that directly effect me. You may wish to search 'Australian Gun
    laws' or '199...

  • Posted in thread: firearms in military... on 04-27-2007 at 12:06 PM
    Handles nicely, integral optic sight and easy to train new shooters with. However those I have
    spoken with in the military claim they don't handle sustained fire too well, nor sandy, dusty

  • Posted in thread: What do you think of the design? on 04-27-2007 at 10:11 AM
    User friendly and as most have already stated - easy on the tired old eyes.

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone here find this strange?? on 04-27-2007 at 10:02 AM
    What would you expect from people who make a fortune pretending to be something/somebody they
    aren't in real life? Then again what do expect from an audience who can't differentiate between
    fact and f...

  • Posted in thread: firearms in military... on 04-27-2007 at 06:30 AM
    During the Vietnam war the Australian infantry were initially armed with the GPMG M60, the
    Australian designed and manufactured 9mm Owen gun (SMG) and the L1A1 SLR, semi-auto rifle in
    7.62 Nato - a sl...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the land down-under on 04-27-2007 at 04:15 AM
    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Yep, we still have a few gunshows around and a few bargains
    can be had. They are however beginning to look more like bric-a-brac flea markets than
    gunshows, but bette...

  • Posted in thread: Tyrol Model 5022 on 04-26-2007 at 08:25 AM
    I recently added an Austrian made Tyrol Model 5022 5-shot bolt action rifle to my collection. I
    know very little about this little .22 and have failed to find any reference to it on the net
    or in my l...