by PommyB
Today, 02:57
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Reloading .455 Elley / Webley with 0.88" length casings and 270gr Bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Reloading .455 Elley / Webley with 0.88" length casings and 270gr Bullet

For use with small quantities of smokeless powder I'd be inclined to trim that Bertram brass to Mk.II length.  Those MP moulds are great, I have one in a 4-cavity & it's an engineering masterpiece!
by PommyB
Today, 02:47
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Egyptian Snider and Zulu Shotguns.
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Egyptian Snider and Zulu Shotguns.

There's an extractor spring enclosed in the telescoping covers that enclose the breech block pin.....the same as on all Sniders.
by PommyB
Yesterday, 00:10
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Double Barrel Martinis
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Double Barrel Martinis

The hammer rifle only appears to have a single lever, I wonder how the extractors/ejectors work?
by PommyB
17 Nov 2017, 23:11
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Kynoch Snider cases for sale in auction
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Kynoch Snider cases for sale in auction

Robin, from from I understand Berdan primers are relatively easy to find in the UK. I assume the cases shown would take the same primer as the 1940s vintage .577/.450 M-H cartridges we have had a glut of this last decade, in which case they are the Express Rifle size.
by PommyB
15 Nov 2017, 09:50
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Freddo, Would be Proud.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Freddo, Would be Proud.

Well done Paul, have you had the new 6-groove Snider to the range yet?
by PommyB
14 Nov 2017, 20:21
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: ZAR - release pin locking screw
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: ZAR - release pin locking screw

I think Henk would be the chap to talk to about the feasibility of doing a 3D printing, as he had those Mk.I safty parts made.
by PommyB
13 Nov 2017, 17:21
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?
Replies: 40
Views: 964

Re: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?

Thank you Martyn.  I made a few mistakes when I made the mold. The base isn't quite at a right angle to the sides. But it's given me a start. Perhaps a bumblebee mold may be an idea. I will certainly cut back on the grease cookie, I used two to take up the air space . Now if it's anything like my o...
by PommyB
07 Nov 2017, 04:31
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: New Snider for me
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: New Snider for me

Breechblock was color case hardened whereas the action & barrel were blued, so they age differently.
by PommyB
05 Nov 2017, 04:42
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!

SabinoBobMkII wrote: Greetings from the Southwestern Frontier!

Sabino Bob
Bob, nice to see you on here! I was only asking Michael the other weekend in PA about what you were doing these days.  Hope to see more of your posts on the forum.
by PommyB
05 Nov 2017, 01:02
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Greener Police Shotgun FFL needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Greener Police Shotgun FFL needed?

Good question, I would think they would all require a C&R FFL at minimum.
by PommyB
04 Nov 2017, 19:31
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Bullets

I did, they arrived on Friday, I think they'll do well on steelhead!
by PommyB
03 Nov 2017, 17:19
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Big Brown Van Delivery
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Big Brown Van Delivery

Typically those large white painted numbers are Indian.
by PommyB
03 Nov 2017, 17:12
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Martini Henry "Field Rifle & Co Birmingham"
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Martini Henry "Field Rifle & Co Birmingham"

Max,  Yes, by ordering parts for a M-H Mk.II the parts should fit without any trouble.
by PommyB
02 Nov 2017, 16:58
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Martini Henry "Field Rifle & Co Birmingham"
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Martini Henry "Field Rifle & Co Birmingham"

Max, Welcome to the forum.  As others have said, The Field Rifle Co. is a well known manufacturer of Martini-Henry type rifles, I have two, a sporting rifle & a military-style like yours &, like yours, mine is a close copy of a Mk.II, due to the cross pin that passes through the rear of the forend &...
by PommyB
02 Nov 2017, 07:17
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?
Replies: 40
Views: 964

Re: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?

Oh, the one you harassed me to buy you mean?!  No, it'll be a week or so before that gets here.....I'll be sure to let you know when arrives.
by PommyB
02 Nov 2017, 02:10
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?
Replies: 40
Views: 964

Re: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?

Richard, yes the bullets arrived via DD on Monday. I'm going to shoot a few of them tomorrow & save the rest as samples to get a mold made up from.

Looks like Robin has found some similar 20g felt wads in th'UK.

How'd you like your hanky?
by PommyB
01 Nov 2017, 18:54
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?
Replies: 40
Views: 964

Re: Optimal black powder for .577 Snider?

Robin, I think you'll find something local but if you have a hard time I can order some in & send them over with your mould.
by PommyB
31 Oct 2017, 15:59
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Survey for group buy. CBE 590-480 Snider large groove mould in .600 diameter
Replies: 25
Views: 10.8K

Re: Survey for group buy. CBE 590-480 Snider large groove mould in .600 diameter

Yes, if I recall correctly, we ordered about fifty of these moulds & they were very well received as far as quality is concerned. However i haven't heard reports of any superlative accuracy from subsequent shooting of this bullet, & have since found that the #60-530XR bullet surpasses it in that reg...