I've recently purchased a telescope - well, a heavy brass sight from a field
gun. Deprived of its usual flange, it is just a heavy, awkward lump of a
thing & I'd like to mount it on a tripod that I already have to hand.
I need someone to make up a mounting ring for me - not especially complex,
just bigger than I can swing. You can see photos of it here
along with a rough line drawing of the proposed mounting.
Made in polished brass or bronze, the mounting ring needs to be nominally 3"
long and a clearance fit on the 3.5" of the OD of the barrel. A sturdy block
of the same material - with which to fit it to the tripod - has a large
knurled screw fitting (size to be measured) and is silver soldered or brazed
to the mounting ring. Finally, two smaller knurled turnscrews are fitted to
two bushings at 90o to each other below the mounting ring.
If anyone is interested in running this up for me, drinking vouchers will
naturally be available - please reply off list.
J. Kim Siddorn,
- posted 14 years ago