by Fabian23
18 Oct 2017, 06:09
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Wanzl Rifle 1867 (ish)
Replies: 50
Views: 3.5K

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: 27
Views: 655

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: 534

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: 2.0K

<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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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...
by Fabian23
04 Jul 2017, 12:40
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: 1777 Charleville With Mystery Unit Markings
Replies: 6
Views: 474

It was not common practice to unit mark in the Grande Armée, when done at all it was on the main body of the buttplate.

From what I can decipher this is Gun n°154, 4th Company....

The "4TE" corresponds to "Vierte" or fourth.
by Fabian23
04 Jul 2017, 06:59
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: 1777 Charleville With Mystery Unit Markings
Replies: 6
Views: 474

<t>Looks like it was repurposed in Switzerland as a militia musket or "Hausgewehr", the font is similar to the markings on such muskets in Canton Luzern. Switzerland never really had a universal pattern of flintlock musket so bought from many sources.<br/> <br/> In those times a man could not get ma...
by Fabian23
13 Jun 2017, 12:39
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Martini - Mars pattern....
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Did it have the odd cut-out in the receiver?
by Fabian23
13 Jun 2017, 09:29
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Martini - Mars pattern....
Replies: 8
Views: 531

The receiver has definately been tampered with. At least some in the scenes were clearly still capable of firing blanks.
by Fabian23
12 Jun 2017, 09:44
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Martini - Mars pattern....
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Martini - Mars pattern....

<r>...according to Doctor Who anyway.<br/> <br/> This Saturday's episode (Empress of Mars) included steampunk space suits and Victorian riflemen on mars in 1881, armed with M-Hs of course, although there was something odd with the breechblock.<br/> <br/> <IMG src="https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/...
by Fabian23
30 May 2017, 06:27
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Schmidt-Rubin 1896 / 11 or G11 Straight Pull Rifle.
Replies: 32
Views: 2.0K

<t>I think that Duncan is implying that the Vetterli was adopted as a standard rifle and carbine across the whole army as opposed to just a select troop or corp. The US civil war saw a multitude of breechloaders officially adopted in RF/CF in a variety of calibres but is not the same as the adoption...
by Fabian23
22 May 2017, 14:11
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Finally got the Werder going!
Replies: 13
Views: 1.3K

Ye gods, that amount of triggers! Is it meant for a tentacled being?
by Fabian23
14 May 2017, 11:59
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: M1841 Dreyse Needle Gun
Replies: 34
Views: 17.1K

<t>Impractical from a modern standpoint perhaps, but instrumental in the unification of the Prussian empire. The Dreyse was about when most countries were just going over from flintlock to percussion muzzleloaders. Regarding the chassepot, a requirement was that cartridges could be made in the field...
by Fabian23
12 May 2017, 08:45
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Interesting find in Afghanistan -Help appreciated!
Replies: 17
Views: 938

I noticed that too. 

Nowadays I'm not too bothered about finding the right cleaning rod if the rifle is fitted with an odd rod that has a patina matching the rest of the piece.  I'm never going to use it anyway.
by Fabian23
11 May 2017, 19:25
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Interesting find in Afghanistan -Help appreciated!
Replies: 17
Views: 938

LOL, the link I sent you it my own site. I don't sell anything, I just explain the function of firearms. Your rifle has been around the block so it is no wonder that the rings etc are replaced. The striker should be solid steel.