by Rudyard
17 Nov 2017, 07:51
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Ferguson Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 1.0K

Re: Ferguson Rifle

I see  the  ever helpful Charlie has posted  the pics I sent today  they show  the rifle I describe  it may be actually  Persian as theirs are  usually more rounded  in the hand and have the  wide butt plate  ending,  likely of Ivory .My surmise  that they  acquired a  sporting example and stocked i...
by Rudyard
16 Nov 2017, 04:36
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Ferguson Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 1.0K

Re: Ferguson Rifle

 Well aside of working on the finnishing of a Fergusson a Plumer friend  had made  and  some involvement with the five  being made about 1999 and the maker came up to my wedding reception in the    Vets Lodge in Ticonderoga  with a rifle to show me  .Not quite a' shotgun wedding ' but I wore a Scott...
by Rudyard
16 Nov 2017, 03:42
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Who made my barrel? (Coach Harness repro)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Who made my barrel? (Coach Harness repro)

Wow  finally got to send a post  the tapatalk was  telling me  I didn't know my own details . Kit had' Normans of Framlingham' I bought my first barrel off him  ,He may have stocked some. But Coach Harness  sold  how many is anyones guess  Mr Macnab how   acts Shakespear  at Stratford on Avon ,or di...
by Rudyard
07 Nov 2017, 05:54
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: 1640-1650 English Doglock Pistol
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: 1640-1650 English Doglock Pistol

A very similar pistol was featured in the NZ Antique arms' Gazette' about five years ago .  not as old as your example though .   Your the man to be collecting so fortuously  .you clearly know and appreciate  B M  arms ,   All strength to your bow   . Regards  Rudyard
by Rudyard
07 Nov 2017, 05:37
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: SCOTTISH "HIGHLAND" ALL METAL PISTOLS
Replies: 8
Views: 5.7K

Re: SCOTTISH

 This is I appreciate an old post  but I tried some mounths ago to respond (not  as good at it as I now am  (Wow THAT bad!) Hmmm  Anyway  Ive just read through I too did 84th R. H. E   having traded for a bonnet and coat at  my second R  Vous  at Schroon Lake  NY camped with Mike Lee gun doctor & de...
by Rudyard
24 Oct 2017, 19:11
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

 Well the  old print clip is clearly a better representation  than my rendering . Ime not sure who Rube Goldberg is   ,However between us we have  come up with the desired  object  and its just a matter of tweeking the   tin  & the wooden parts  .The round its self should give you the length and  re...
by Rudyard
23 Oct 2017, 20:07
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

 I figured  Pommy B would respond and I see he has   Regard  Rudyard
by Rudyard
22 Oct 2017, 18:42
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

martinirick wrote: Thanks Rudyard.  I can send you my address if you like.  Will be more than happy to cover the postage.

Rick
I sent  Pommy B drawings to post for me.  So you all can share them  Regards Rudyard
by Rudyard
19 Oct 2017, 06:14
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

Rudyard, If it isn't too much trouble that would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick I have dug out the patterns & drawings   I don't know how to send them Perhaps via Pommy B if hes happy ? I have his E address  As I say Ive never made any but it looks  fairly strieght forward  .I expect there pushed hom...
by Rudyard
18 Oct 2017, 05:41
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!
Replies: 707
Views: 78.7K

Re: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!

That was me... Guilty as charged!! I've seen that railfanning video with my boy so many times, as soon as you mentioned "Skykomish" and the Burlington Northern, I knew right away to where you were referring to. I've never been to Washington state, but know exactly where you meant. Hope this clears ...
by Rudyard
17 Oct 2017, 22:58
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!
Replies: 707
Views: 78.7K

Re: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!

The sad thing is I know right where thats at ( the BNSF at Skykomish)... Its on a train video that my 3 year old watches religiously. Small world!  Dear Tincansailor  Why is it a sad thing ?. The Burlington Northern used to stop  at Skykomish  and I rode it a couple of times to Wenachee in their "F...
by Rudyard
17 Oct 2017, 20:04
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!
Replies: 707
Views: 78.7K

Re: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!

Should have been more specific - Lynden NW Washington state just a couple of miles from the Canadian border  Washington State  great region I have  a friend in Mattawa who  use to live in Monitor Nr Wenachee   I used to  pick up the Burlington Northern at Skykomish  and through the tunnels to  Wena...
by Rudyard
17 Oct 2017, 06:12
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Brow Bess Musket Long Pattern 1st type - Ransford 1742
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Brow Bess Musket Long Pattern 1st type - Ransford 1742

   What length is the missing fore pipe? ditto the others.  As I  have castings for wood rod pipes  inc the composite pipe ,  tail pipe might be tricky but if you /someone matches it in wood then any good  YELLOW brass founder can run you a blank . Adrian is right  best do it right  Ime too far away...
by Rudyard
16 Oct 2017, 19:02
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

martinirick wrote: Rudyard,

If it isn't too much trouble that would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rick
OK I will  draw up the patterns and send them presently    Rudyard
by Rudyard
16 Oct 2017, 18:57
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Blunderbuss Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Blunderbuss Barrel

I agree, Rudyard, that the scalloped edge of the proofs is probably just a variation and not a particularly Birmingham thing, but I stand by my belief that the proofs are not London. This link gives some background, including the comment that the London gunmakers were annoyed by the similarities to...
by Rudyard
15 Oct 2017, 20:11
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Beaumont Rifle

The clips are  quite crude affairs  if you want  patterns to make them I can  draw them up . probably should though ive never made any myself  not seeing a need   Rudyard
by Rudyard
15 Oct 2017, 19:59
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Blunderbuss Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Blunderbuss Barrel

The proofs may be pre 1813 Birmingham rather than London. The crown over V proof is similar for both, but the other looks to me like a crown over P rather than the London interlinked GP. The "pie crust" edge to the stampings also looks Birmingham, as the London ones are smooth lozenge shapes in mos...
by Rudyard
14 Oct 2017, 19:03
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!
Replies: 707
Views: 78.7K

Re: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!

 Dear Tin can sailor   I cant tell you much about IMA  Martinis,  But I can welcome you to the forum So Ile  do that .  The Great North West of where  Alaska, Yukon, Washington State .? Maybe somewhere  up by the Kimberleys in West Australia . Your welcome regardless . Ime only a relative newby  bu...
by Rudyard
14 Oct 2017, 18:11
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!
Replies: 707
Views: 78.7K

Re: New members, old members, long lost friends--check in!

 Dear Tin can sailor   I cant tell you much about IMA  Martinis,  But I can welcome you to the forum So Ile  do that .  The Great North West of where  Alaska, Yukon, Washington State .? Maybe somewhere  up by the Kimberleys in West Australia . Your welcome regardless . Ime only a relative newby  but...
by Rudyard
14 Oct 2017, 07:03
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: Pistol Barrels
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Pistol Barrels

Very interesting lot of barrels, Niall!! It is sad to think though, that when registered they were likely complete arms, and have been much reduced through time to their present state. Yes.I'd try and rebuild them in time. Lovely find though! Richard.   Well nice find  any one of which Ide restore ...