by Pukka Bundook
11 Feb 2018, 14:15
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Flintlock Rifle of 1810
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Flintlock Rifle of 1810

Welcome Rizzwan! Afghan Jezail, and probably pretty recent. They still make them up for the tourist market.  Some are old from the early 19th C but show more age than this one. Yours has very nice inlays. Very tidily done. The as already noted, the lock is meant to represent the EIC lock, but falls ...
by Pukka Bundook
11 Feb 2018, 07:15
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB: Snider Rifle MK II * / Extractor
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: WTB: Snider Rifle MK II * / Extractor

Larry,

I am sure this was the Mk 1* type of extractor. Why we see them on BSA more than elsewhere I do not know.

Corporal Vic,
If you send an email address to my PM , we can talk about it.
by Pukka Bundook
10 Feb 2018, 02:39
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Little Big Horn sniders?
Replies: 38
Views: 851

Re: Little Big Horn sniders?

Mr Not  TH, you stole this decent  man's log in, Didn't you!!   LOL!!!!! Actually This is maybe a newer version of what I heard, admittedly many moons ago;  I near fell orf me chair reading your version!! He painted a cow in an upper corner with a halo 'round it's head, and the rest of the canvas wa...
by Pukka Bundook
10 Feb 2018, 02:24
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: New Arrival: Model F Musket
Replies: 77
Views: 1.3K

Re: New Arrival: Model F Musket

Well, that stopped the show Douglas!

We're all sitting here wondering what to say Next!

Mark, Thank you for the positive ID.   You know your stuff!
by Pukka Bundook
09 Feb 2018, 14:49
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Little Big Horn sniders?
Replies: 38
Views: 851

Re: Little Big Horn sniders?

Charlie, I resisted this temptation yesterday, But I see you  were Too Weak! Thinking idly on it this morning, I was (before I red your post, which was uncannily close to what I thought),.... just pondering if it was any consolation to Custer, that he had been defeated by British Regulars, dressed a...
by Pukka Bundook
09 Feb 2018, 14:39
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Supplier for Reproduction P53 Enfield Type I Ramrod
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Supplier for Reproduction P53 Enfield Type I Ramrod

Vic,

Hank Holm, Calgary Alberta. 

He made me a trials rod for the M-H.  V nice it was too, but I sold it to Rob for a lot of money,........and threw in a Mk I M-H to ease his pain!
by Pukka Bundook
07 Feb 2018, 01:03
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: M-H Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 46
Views: 1.7K

Re: M-H Carbine Mk.I

Did you use a centre-bit first, Duncan?
by Pukka Bundook
05 Feb 2018, 14:04
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Scruffy old fowler
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Scruffy old fowler

Do you think it may have been a musket barrel at one time Jon?
by Pukka Bundook
05 Feb 2018, 04:41
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Pattern 1851
Replies: 62
Views: 2.5K

Re: Pattern 1851

Rudyard,

I also swapped a relic for  a "shooter' off a pub wall!  It was still grim, but a shade more "Grimless" than t'other one!
by Pukka Bundook
04 Feb 2018, 15:36
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Scruffy old fowler
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Scruffy old fowler

Not really too short, Jon. How heavy is the barrel? I ask, as there were too types made; Long and thin to reach out, and also short and thick.  If yours feels heavy , it may be just one of the latter style. Of course live pigeon guns were always a bit short and stout, but that doesn't seem likely. H...
by Pukka Bundook
02 Feb 2018, 14:16
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: M-H Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 46
Views: 1.7K

Re: M-H Carbine Mk.I

Douglas,

I have made mine contoured, as I Thought it was important for the slope to act as a stop for the firing pin in the front of the block.

If not, your drill is an easy fix!  Will try it if I ever need to fix another.    Thanks for that!.
by Pukka Bundook
02 Feb 2018, 14:02
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Pattern 1851
Replies: 62
Views: 2.5K

Re: Pattern 1851

It looks awful close, Charlie.  I wonder if it's a Hank Holm re-make?  
What's the other end like?

Re uncles, we like to keep you in the dark. It's a conspiracy. we have a list of things we're keeping from Charlie.
Your rammer is straighter than Chris' example.
by Pukka Bundook
02 Feb 2018, 04:31
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: My New Snider MK II 3 Banded Rifle Arrived Today
Replies: 44
Views: 1.1K

Re: My New Snider MK II 3 Banded Rifle Arrived Today

The small screw can be made up with a 4 BA thread, Not perfect but works well enough. I just made mine and the odd one for other folks when I had time.    A nail or wire will do until you get one.
by Pukka Bundook
02 Feb 2018, 04:26
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Colt New Service Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Colt New Service Mystery

Good show Branko. 
I'll write to you very soon, or use the talking wires.   :-)
by Pukka Bundook
02 Feb 2018, 04:24
Forum: Historical Shooting, Competition, and Outings
Topic: Alberta shoot, 2018.
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Alberta shoot, 2018.

Lewis,

Poms has said it all!  You'd be more than welcome.

Pommy will post the maps and stuff in due course.   (even if he doesn't know about it yet!)   :-)
by Pukka Bundook
01 Feb 2018, 14:33
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Colt New Service Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Colt New Service Mystery

Hello Branko!  Long time no see. The revolver has lots of character, and indeed may be  a lot handier in Colt chambering. To me, Branko, it doesn't look worn, per se.  It looks more neglected, and appears from the photos still tight and very good. Is this so?  also, what's the bore like? Do let us k...
by Pukka Bundook
31 Jan 2018, 16:15
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: New Arrival: Model F Musket
Replies: 77
Views: 1.3K

Re: New Arrival: Model F Musket

That wraps it up Very nicely Larry,

Thank you for that!
by Pukka Bundook
31 Jan 2018, 13:59
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: New Arrival: Model F Musket
Replies: 77
Views: 1.3K

Re: New Arrival: Model F Musket

Grand work Larry! A question if I may; I have N3 & P3 down as exminer of barrels, John Milward, for 1848/49, and 1849/50. was 1847/48 Job Tidler's last year as examiner?, (M-3) as the same number Appears to be used for John Milward the next year. Does Josh' lock have a makers mark?   Did I miss that...
by Pukka Bundook
31 Jan 2018, 13:33
Forum: Historical Shooting, Competition, and Outings
Topic: Alberta shoot, 2018.
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Alberta shoot, 2018.

Martyn, It seems it may be best to try the long range on Friday, as we just don't seem to have enough time over the weekend otherwise. I would like to know what others think about this.  It may be we just need to get more organised, but also must say many of us don't like being pushed "On and off" t...