by Pukka Bundook
Today, 04:30
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: The journey begins.
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: The journey begins.

Might take a couple of days to get them up and running Ephraim!

I believe all these "P '53's" are Nepalese, but someone may know of exceptions.

Bores can be rather rough. Fired mine and it worked, but great pits everywhere...

Look forward to updates.
by Pukka Bundook
23 Nov 2017, 13:53
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Barrel to ID.
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Barrel to ID.

Morning all,

A friend asked me to try and ID this barrel.

Here are the not so good photos. I asked for better ones and they may be forthcoming in due course.

Any help most appreciated!

Richard.
by Pukka Bundook
23 Nov 2017, 12:54
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Information needed please - Commands for Firing party ..........
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Information needed please - Commands for Firing party ..........

It appears you have what you require, Duncan.  I do not know of any other commands.

One thing you will surely be aware of, is that the rifle is not aimed for this.  Eyes Front.

If you find any differing commands, please let us know.
by Pukka Bundook
23 Nov 2017, 12:49
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Max Load for the 577/450 Martini Henry
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Max Load for the 577/450 Martini Henry

If he thinks he needs to fill her up, then I'd say let him have at it.  :-)

He will only hurt himself, then come back down to maybe the normal charge.
But yes, have a camera handy!
by Pukka Bundook
22 Nov 2017, 03:22
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Double Barrel Martinis
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Double Barrel Martinis

Blacksmith,

Good to see you here!  Not 'seen' you in quite some time! 
Trust all is well.

R.
by Pukka Bundook
21 Nov 2017, 14:17
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 51
Views: 3.5K

Re: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.

Gordon,

I have a few shotgun ribs to re-lay .   Not looking forward to it terribly, but needs must.
Wads;
Found recently with a smooth -bore that wads shoot better than patches (in this case!)  So not surprised that wads aid with accuracy as well.
by Pukka Bundook
21 Nov 2017, 14:11
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: I. Hollis W.R. Musket No.2 or Greener 577/500 No 2 for Moose?
Replies: 58
Views: 1.9K

Re: I. Hollis W.R. Musket No.2 or Greener 577/500 No 2 for Moose?

Tapered rifle bores were made like that on occasion, Douglas.

Kind of choked all the way out...    You need a bullet that'll fill the bore at breech end, but you already know that!
by Pukka Bundook
21 Nov 2017, 14:07
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: American Graver
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: American Graver

We need Bill on this one, Jon!
by Pukka Bundook
20 Nov 2017, 13:02
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 759

Re: Beaumont Rifle

Looks like Rube Goldberg is an offshoot of Heath Robinson, or vice-versa.
by Pukka Bundook
20 Nov 2017, 01:35
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 51
Views: 3.5K

Re: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.

If I had to put a date on it Gordon, I'd guess right about 1860, or a shade earlier with having the flat hammer. Flat hammers were common by 1840, but by 1860 the rounded ones were more in use. What causes us some trouble, is that the makers had likely piles of locks and bits to draw on, so would ha...
by Pukka Bundook
19 Nov 2017, 04:18
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Canadian Shooting Trophy
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Canadian Shooting Trophy

It Is a lovely plate, Charlie, but no idea on the name and such.

Sorry I missed in until now. Very nice indeed!
by Pukka Bundook
17 Nov 2017, 14:10
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: American Graver
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: American Graver

Yes, hand protector Jon, not muzzle protector.  stops one burning one's hand when in a hot corner. Most gravers I have seen have a flat on the handle, so they don't roll off the bench! Charlie, A lot of small part engraving and gun work was done in a gravers vise.  It allows you to turn the work int...
by Pukka Bundook
16 Nov 2017, 12:53
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Captain McInnis's Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: Captain McInnis's Rifle

Bob,

This looks a Lovely rifle, and wonderfulo provenance as well!

Also a grand bit of research and I'm sure we all thank you for that.
Very well done!!

The lock engraving is above the average as well.  Very nice indeed!

Congratulations on all points.

Richard.
by Pukka Bundook
16 Nov 2017, 01:31
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: British cannon flintlock
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: British cannon flintlock

Beautiful, George!!  I am So please you found one, and such a lovely example too..

Congratulations, you  deserve to be very proud.
by Pukka Bundook
15 Nov 2017, 15:02
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Freddo, Would be Proud.
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Freddo, Would be Proud.

So pleased it works well for you both Paul!
Colin Would be dead chuffed.

Hope customs coughs up your goods soon.

Richard.
by Pukka Bundook
13 Nov 2017, 13:43
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: ZAR - release pin locking screw
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: ZAR - release pin locking screw

If you make the first one right Jon, I'd no bother with doing the 'wrong' one.  :-)
by Pukka Bundook
13 Nov 2017, 13:41
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Who made my barrel? (Coach Harness repro)
Replies: 13
Views: 291

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

This from Maurice, Michael;  "Re  Framlingham Bess  They used the  Italian  Grice  1762 lock I don't think Kit started them but Sandy Mac Nab  who pushed the  Short Lands  (priced accordingly) Mac grab bought Kit out.   Kit then went to  Nova Scotia to work for Stewart museum? then did cannon work f...
by Pukka Bundook
13 Nov 2017, 06:21
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?

Rack  her up to 70 grs of 2F and try it, Martyn.

Good start in  your doddery old hands though....       :-)
Try the hard felt wad. Never could get COW to work myself.   

Has that other one turned up yet?  (Double?)  
by Pukka Bundook
12 Nov 2017, 14:41
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: ZAR - release pin locking screw
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: ZAR - release pin locking screw

Now then Jon, What's inside the action where this shallow hole is?  If nowt important, I'd drill the hole out deeper and tap. If you don't want to do this, I'd make a decent fitting little socket for the hole and thread it, then solder it in.  Fiddly but it should work and no great stress on the par...
by Pukka Bundook
12 Nov 2017, 14:36
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Long Land Lock Needs Work
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Long Land Lock Needs Work

Randy, Is the new tumbler resting against the stop at the top when fitted and the cock not attached?....or is it that the square for the cock is off, and when cock fitted, it is holding the tumbler up, in the part-cocked position? I would not mess with the old spring, as it may not like it.  It appe...