Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch NZGR


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: anyone know a military scope/optics repairer?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    17

    anyone know a military scope/optics repairer?

    does anyone know any scope repairers in NZ that could lend a hand?

    I have a Israeli No32 scope off a lee enfield No4 (T) rifle that I can't seem to focus. Im starting to think that the objective lens needs adjusting. the rifle and scope are unissued.

    Any leads will be appreciated!

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,196
    If he still does it Wilhelm arms and optics in Christchurch may be worth a call?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    647
    pm sent

  4. #4
    ebf
    ebf is offline
    little liberal gnome ebf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hutt Valley
    Posts
    4,343
    Where are you based ?

    Andrew Rackstraw in Upper Hutt is a wizard when it comes to scope repair.
    nor-west and Maca49 like this.
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    17
    Am based in Southland,
    have been in touch with Richard Wilhelm but he isn't keen to touch a scope that he can't get replacement parts for which is understandable.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    822
    Ring Andrew he's at 2 Argyle grove Wallaceville Upper Hutt. You'll find him in the white pages. He may off course be out scaring the shit out of other road users in his BMW Z4 or 1200 RS

  7. #7
    res
    res is offline
    Member res's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wellywood
    Posts
    3,046
    I ended up sending my No32 to the UK to have it overhauled, the lack of local experience with them and the difficulties in getting parts made me think it was worth the time and cost
    Using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    370
    Join the milsurps.com forum. Lots of info on the No.32 on there. Contact Peter Laidler, he's a very helpful gentleman in the UK.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,196
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi303 View Post
    Am based in Southland,
    have been in touch with Richard Wilhelm but he isn't keen to touch a scope that he can't get replacement parts for which is understandable.
    Bugger.

  10. #10
    res
    res is offline
    Member res's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Wellywood
    Posts
    3,046
    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Join the milsurps.com forum. Lots of info on the No.32 on there. Contact Peter Laidler, he's a very helpful gentleman in the UK.
    That’s who serviced my scope
    Using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    86
    Peter dosent service them anymore.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    86
    i take it you have removed the 4 little screws off the cover and tried sliding the lense front or rear?

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    17
    Andrew is happy to have a look but i'll hold off on sending it to him until i've done more research.
    i have been in touch with Peter and another fellow in Canada about what to do. Ive tried adjusting the erector cell yea but with the graticule in focus the image isn't clear at all, could be a fiddly fix....

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    822
    Andrew was an English army armourer I believe, he did some great work on WW2 Binoculars and early Euro scopes I had.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Western BoP
    Posts
    1,275
    I had a couple of Patt'18 scopes rebuilt/serviced by a gentleman in Auckland, east coast bays area if I recall. I should try to find out his details and see if he still is in the business...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Benelli M4 Military spec Shotgun sale or swap for optics
    By lee308 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-01-2018, 03:42 PM
  2. FS: Benelli M4 Military spec Shotgun sale or swap for optics
    By lee308 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-01-2018, 03:40 PM
  3. FS: bsa 22 scope and vector optics AR scope 1-4
    By turner nz in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-11-2016, 05:01 PM
  4. faulty 2way radio - anyone know a repairer in ChCh
    By scottrods in forum Gear and Equipment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-02-2014, 07:51 AM
  5. NHM 90 scope mounts & optics
    By Scouser in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-01-2014, 12:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!