by PommyB
Yesterday, 23:32
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: New to Snider-Enfield, some questions about my rifle
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: New to Snider-Enfield, some questions about my rifle

You may be right, but I think that just shows the vernier being used to adjust the slide.....the sight wouldn't be able to lay flat with the vernier fitted to the back of the ladder.
by PommyB
Yesterday, 15:27
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: New to Snider-Enfield, some questions about my rifle
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: New to Snider-Enfield, some questions about my rifle

Ralph, I'm pretty sure the verniers (aka ventometer) were used to more precisely & repeatably adjust the rear sight, but it didn't attach to the sight. Rather than relying on the rather crude increments on the sight's body or ladder, you could get much finer adjustments using the scale on the vernie...
by PommyB
16 Jan 2018, 18:46
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Enigmatic P53 2nd Model
Replies: 14
Views: 1.0K

Re: Enigmatic P53 2nd Model

'25' is the bore/guage equivalent to .577".
by PommyB
16 Jan 2018, 06:44
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Unmarked Snyder
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: Unmarked Snyder

It is a nice looking rifle, Dave, but as you now know being a commercially produced rifle it doesn't have to correspond with any military pattern.  Scott & Son is probably W.C. Scott.  The spring-loaded ball detent is in the bottom of the action (aka shoe) face & the corresponding hole is at the rea...
by PommyB
15 Jan 2018, 20:09
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Webley markings.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Webley markings.

It's an italic B &, if I recall, either Birmingham or BSA & is part of an inspection stamp.  As you surmise, .455" is for the calibre, .760" case length, & 6Tons is for pressure, though I'm not sure if British & US pounds as a unit of pressure are the same.
by PommyB
15 Jan 2018, 10:30
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Webley markings.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Webley markings.

Yes, typical military issue stampings, with the exception of the Crown/CP over the chambers, the 'arm with sword' nitro proof & the .455" .760" 6 TONS stamps which are later commercial proofs when the revolver was sold out of service.
by PommyB
14 Jan 2018, 19:21
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Peabody-Martini "What Cheer" model
Replies: 52
Views: 9.7K

Re: Peabody-Martini

From the heel to the toe you mean?  Looking at the picture again I can see what that could be a problem.....perhaps somewhere like Track of the Wolf would have a wider range of buttplate designs available, or even The Rifle Shop.
by PommyB
13 Jan 2018, 20:36
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Webley markings.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Webley markings.

With the broadarrow stamps & crowned inspection marks it's almost certainly WD-issue rather than private purchase.
by PommyB
13 Jan 2018, 16:51
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Peabody-Martini "What Cheer" model
Replies: 52
Views: 9.7K

Re: Peabody-Martini

Looks like it would be similar to a rifle-style buttplate for a Winchester lever action.
by PommyB
11 Jan 2018, 11:57
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Unmarked Snyder
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: Unmarked Snyder

"What, exactly is this? It's brass mounted, rear swivel (now missing) in belly of the buttstock. So I know enough to know it's not naval nor the sergeant's model. Does it conform to a regulation pattern or is it just a thrown-together?" It is what it is.....a commercial Snider, & as such did not ne...
by PommyB
11 Jan 2018, 11:39
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: Pair of EIC Pistols
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Pair of EIC Pistols

Gordon, if the flints are from Vlad they are most likely the Nullabor ones, I got some from him when I was over there in '08 for the MLAIC World Champs. Not as cold here as it is at Richard's place, daytime highs hovering around freezing point (32F) most days, night-time dropping down into the teens...
by PommyB
10 Jan 2018, 11:38
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: Pair of EIC Pistols
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Pair of EIC Pistols

Is that one of the Nullabor flints, Gordon?
by PommyB
08 Jan 2018, 18:24
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: early kynock berden cases
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: early kynock berden cases

Loiner, the #209 shotgun primer protruding into the powder chamber doesn't seem to affect their efficiency.
by PommyB
07 Jan 2018, 20:55
Forum: Guns From Other Places
Topic: Indian Armoury Gun. Imitating a P-1853 Enfield
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Indian Armoury Gun. Imitating a P-1853 Enfield

Those barrel markings seem very similar to others that were reported to be Indian export numbers, & applied relatively recently.
by PommyB
06 Jan 2018, 11:45
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III

Though the price was ok, the Nepali barrel & action could have been problematic as many have badly executed chambers, & it still wouldn't have been the WD-issued rifle you are wanting. Be patient, something will come along, they're not that uncommon.
by PommyB
05 Jan 2018, 12:12
Forum: Miniature, Rook and Cadet Rifle Forum
Topic: Mark on Braendlin Armoury Martini, please identify
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Mark on Braendlin Armoury Martini, please identify

And isn't the 'M' an amalgam of Frederick von Martini's initials?  The snake's head end of the 'ribbon' forming the cross piece of an 'F' on the left leg of the M, the bottom center of the M being the 'v' & the M being the M for Martini of course......or am I just being overly imaginative?
by PommyB
04 Jan 2018, 11:52
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: Just bought a Snider...I think.
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Just bought a Snider...I think.

You have an Egyptian Police Snider, these were typically made by the trade (rather than ex-military), & yours does show Birmingham commercial proofs on the barrel. They are .577 caliber smoothbore & come in two varieties; those marked FOR BALL (like yours) & the others NOT FOR BALL, the general cons...
by PommyB
02 Jan 2018, 23:46
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: early kynock berden cases
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: early kynock berden cases

Loiner,  if you drill the flash hole from the inside of the case the dent on the opposite side of the anvil will self-centre your drill bit.
by PommyB
02 Jan 2018, 22:38
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III

I bought one of my Sniders from a Canadian guy on GunBroker, he's based in BC & is often listing old guns on there.
by PommyB
02 Jan 2018, 21:46
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: WTB: Snider Enfield Rifle MK II or III

Canada is a good source for Sniders, & there's no difficulty in bringing them into the USA from there as they are considered antiques in both countries & can be shipped freely.  I've brought in a couple in the last year or so.