by Fabian23
Yesterday, 10:52
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 65
Views: 3.9K

Re: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)

Ok, will message you through normal mail.
by Fabian23
Yesterday, 10:20
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 65
Views: 3.9K

Re: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)

I responded through my website email.
by Fabian23
Yesterday, 09:58
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 65
Views: 3.9K

Re: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)

Looks entirely salvageable to me. 

Did you get my message about the hammer?
by Fabian23
17 Jan 2018, 08:38
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 65
Views: 3.9K

Re: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)

I may somewhere still have an unfinished cast Lorenz hammer from TRS.  I'll have a look in my bits drawer if you are interested.
by Fabian23
14 Jan 2018, 00:06
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB LSA peepsight for war office pattern miniature rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: WTB LSA peepsight for war office pattern miniature rifle

Wouldn't you have to use a tang sight that is set back far enough that the bolt wouldn't hit it? Yes but the bolt only travels the length of a 22 cartridge. It’s another reason to suspect that the LSA sight is correct since the peep assembly is hinged toward the back end of the plate furthest away ...
by Fabian23
12 Jan 2018, 07:56
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB LSA peepsight for war office pattern miniature rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 124

WTB LSA peepsight for war office pattern miniature rifle

Stab in the dark here but I wish to reinstall a peep sight that obviously once graced the wrist of my LSA miniature rifle.  I have included the dimensions of the base.  After a bit of searching I came up with one possible original sight with a base that could possibly fit the profile.  If anyone sho...
by Fabian23
06 Dec 2017, 07:26
Forum: Guns From Other Places
Topic: A wonderful French carbine M 1853t
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A wonderful French carbine M 1853t

No, genetically I'm French but I have drifted across Europe picking up languages :-)

I did two weeks intensive Italian course in Taormina in September to learn the basics, it's a fun language.

I do like these big bore rifled muskets.  They make a very satisfying low BOOOOM when fired.
by Fabian23
01 Dec 2017, 10:11
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: dreyse help
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: dreyse help

They are indeed not circular.
by Fabian23
30 Nov 2017, 14:59
Forum: Guns From Other Places
Topic: A wonderful French carbine M 1853t
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A wonderful French carbine M 1853t

Well done!  It's in amazing condition.  Do you have a suitable bullet for it?

P.S Sto cercando un fucile carcano del 1867 in buone condizioni.
by Fabian23
30 Nov 2017, 07:23
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: dreyse help
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: dreyse help

I'm not sure I understand you're question.  You seem to have all the answers in the links you provide. As you correctly saw on my site, the spring is stepped toe and this stepped toe is inserted in a slot of the front of the inner sleeve.  This connection biases the other end of the spring upwards. ...
by Fabian23
18 Oct 2017, 06:09
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 65
Views: 3.9K

Re: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)

If it helps, you can see plenty of clear pics of the Wänzl on my site:
http://militarygunsofeurope.eu/listing/ ... n-m185467/

As to variants:
http://www.hungariae.com/Wanzl.htm
by Fabian23
10 Oct 2017, 06:19
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Beaumont Rifle

I found no mention of such grip accessories in the Dutch language book on the Beaumont rifle series.
by Fabian23
05 Sep 2017, 06:23
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Snapping matchlock.
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: Snapping matchlock.

Lovely work!

What is the wooden implement used for? Just read the linked thread, it's the lid of the storage compartment.
by Fabian23
24 Aug 2017, 06:17
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Schmidt-Rubin 1896 / 11 or G11 Straight Pull Rifle.
Replies: 32
Views: 2.1K

<r>Bummer <IMG src="http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tired.gif"><s>[img title="Tired"]</s>http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tired.gif<e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/> <br/> Come over to Switzerland. I went to the village 300m range yesterday at 18:00 to shoot my Stgw....
by Fabian23
12 Aug 2017, 17:52
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Well The general shape fits the footprint on the wood.
by Fabian23
11 Aug 2017, 19:17
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Yes, I'd come across his article in the past, that's how I could ID the rifle. I also got a reprint of the original BSA manual on EBay
by Fabian23
11 Aug 2017, 16:52
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Aha, that would explain it! It still puzzles me that they bothered at all, wouldn't a sleeving job cost more than just buying a different rifle?

It was a pleasant surprise and I'm glad they did it though!
by Fabian23
11 Aug 2017, 16:06
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

PHOTOS

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by Fabian23
10 Aug 2017, 11:35
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Pictures will follow tomorrow I promise!

Perhaps someone here will be able to guess the type of sight simply based in the shape of the wood discoloration.
by Fabian23
10 Aug 2017, 08:17
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: WO miniature rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 622

WO miniature rifle

<t>Gents,<br/> <br/> I succumbed and fell for a lovely little War Office pattern miniature rifle. I bought it to teach the kids the fundamentals of rifle shooting (it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  It is the half-stocked repeating version built by LSA.  Examining the muzzle I was surprised to...