Can y'all see this?

A new forum just for the miniature Martinis, Sniders, Morris Tubes, Greener/Bonehill Conversions, other smallbore versions of military rifles, and Rook Rifles
of all sorts.

Moderators: Johnny Yuma, GrantR Canada, Carignan Salieres, The Double D, Viclav

Can y'all see this?

MichaelNH
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 16 Mar 2002, 02:59

02 Dec 2006, 04:40 #1

For the last year or so, I've been playing around with the idea of creating the "ultimate .310 cadet reloading topic" and merging a bunch of duplicate topics. Obviously, my magnum opus isn't getting done, and the more kids I have, the less likely it becomes...at least until they Gypsies come by again and I can trade a couple for a nice Westley Richards rifle.

So instead of the Ultimate .310 Cadet topic, we have a new forum! Moderators, feel free to move anything and everything related to cadet rifles into this forum. It's got plenty of open space.

Cheers,

Michael
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awp101
Corporal
Joined: 13 Dec 2004, 10:46

02 Dec 2006, 15:54 #2

I can see it! Should I follow the bright, white light?
The Python is probably the better combat arm, but once you run out of bullets nothing screams "pistol whip" like an N-frame.

While the SAA is no longer a first line defensive handgun, a light powerful revolver that points like the finger of God cannot be discou
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Carbines and short rifles make the world go 'round...

Vertroue im God en die Mauser
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Carignan Salieres
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 26 Oct 2002, 07:28

02 Dec 2006, 16:45 #3

Sounds good Michael, I will start moving topics into this new section. Just to clarify, that's all the .22 rimfire stuff up to what? .380" or so? Does it include 222 rimmed and 30-30 type cadets too? It sure willl help when searching for info on these little cartridge guns like that .310!
-Ryan
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MichaelNH
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 16 Mar 2002, 02:59

02 Dec 2006, 18:33 #4

Ryan,

My original goal was to make it easy to find stuff specifically on .310 cadet and the .297/xxx Morris cartridges, but .22 would certainly be on topic. Let's move that stuff, and then see how people use the new forum. If if gets a lot of posts on .357 magnum cadets, so be it.

Cheers,

Michael
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Carignan Salieres
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 26 Oct 2002, 07:28

02 Dec 2006, 23:08 #5

Okay, I moved some over and will do a bit more here now.
-Ryan
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Martin I Henry
Lance Corporal
Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 22:37

03 Dec 2006, 13:13 #6

This is a great forum.
I would like it to include any caliber used in the small action Martini. The largest I had was in 450 No1.
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Carignan Salieres
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 26 Oct 2002, 07:28

03 Dec 2006, 19:12 #7

I am not sure what to do with those mid range ones or the 30-30 type ones. I think I would accept thing like the .450 cadet here or in the main MH forum. The .577 Snider cadet I would keep to the Snider forum, but the .43 types would be okay here or there.

We'll see how it plays out, but that's my thought at this time.
-Ryan
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Drifter Mike
Colour Sergeant
Joined: 14 Sep 2002, 11:25

05 Dec 2006, 17:09 #8

Why not anything on a small frame goes here and anything in a large frame in the other, regardless on caliber? This would make sense to me.
Mike" If we were willing to give up liberty for saftey, we would be deserving of NEITHER" Benjamin Franklin
" If we were willing to give up liberty for saftey, we would be deserving of NEITHER" Benjamin Franklin
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MichaelNH
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 16 Mar 2002, 02:59

05 Dec 2006, 20:24 #9

Mike,

I don't think it much matters either way, but there were many large frame Martinis which were converted to .22 LR and other cadet calibres. And it would be nice to have a forum just for the original calibre cadets. They pose special problems as far as reloading goes, and they're a much more endangered species because so many of them do get converted.

That was my thinking, but the forum cops are not issuing citations for off-topic posts.

Cheers,

Michael
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olmanriver
Lance Corporal
Joined: 13 Apr 2007, 08:22

13 Apr 2007, 20:36 #10

I have a cadet converted to .357. It is not one of WAC's conversions but one we made with an 18" piece of a blank purchased to re-barrel a revolver. This was back in the day of the $10 cadet's. It is a very nice looking mannlicher and is very accurate. I am now working on a 25 20 single shot using a rough 310 action. I started with an old .257 Douglas XX rough turned blank that I milled down to 7/8" octagon for the first 12" then tapers from 7/8" to 3/4" at the muzzle for an overall length of 28".
I shoot out of my garage window at a target 70 yards away with a Chas Osborne side lever rook rifle chambered in 25 20 Win and as this is a very light rifle I thought I would build something more suitable. I have shot my MH sporterised carbine with a charge of 6 grs. of unique but must make a blade for the rear sight. With the 25 20 Win I load # grs. of unique with an 87 gr. cast bullet.
Don't ask me his name but I once met the gentleman that started WAC and imported many of the cadets and had them converted by a firm named Apex out in San Fernando Valley. Those .357's were bored by them.
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joelblack88
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 01 Feb 2006, 03:21

21 Apr 2008, 23:50 #11

Hey Michael. How does my side lever break open .310 rook rifle fit into this forum? Its not a cadet, but still creates the same heel based bullet problem. Sorry, but I couldn't resist..
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MichaelNH
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 16 Mar 2002, 02:59

22 Apr 2008, 12:25 #12

Joel,

I think it fits perfectly in this forum. Shall I rename it to "Miniature, Cadet, and Rook Rifle Forum"? I think I shall! Thanks for the suggestion!

-Michael
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Old Rvr
O/R
Joined: 05 Oct 2015, 21:24

30 Dec 2016, 03:34 #13

Great idea , this will become a regular stop for me .
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MichaelNH
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 16 Mar 2002, 02:59

30 Dec 2016, 04:08 #14

Welcome Old Rvr. I really enjoy these guns. I own several of the converted .22's, since they're my favorites.

Cheers,

Michael
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