by heelerau
Yesterday, 20:31
Forum: Guns From Other Places
Topic: Dutch Musket ? Percussion Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1.2K

Re: Dutch Musket ? Percussion Conversion

Joep, thanks for the information re the sidenail plate, I will get to see the musket again in a couple of weeks and will have an even closer look and post a photo of the stamp on said plate.  Does not look like it was ever made to fit a bayonet, unless this gun is for civilian use. 
by heelerau
Yesterday, 19:38
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 50
Views: 3.4K

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

Rudyard you can just see the stamp in the second close up photo of the lock area of this rifle on the first page of this thread.  I think it is a much later addition, and what it means I do not know. There is also a punch mark on the front of the snail about the same size as the one between the two ...
by heelerau
Yesterday, 11:56
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Beaumont Rifle
Replies: 29
Views: 708

Re: Beaumont Rifle

I wonder if my late Opa carried one of these during WW2, he was a corporal in charge of a machine gun position on the Maginot Line at the beginning of the war.  I have a large Marksmans certificate and a lovely bronze medal with the late Queen Juliannas' profile on it, he gave it to me not long befo...
by heelerau
Yesterday, 09:46
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 50
Views: 3.4K

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

Pukka, thanks I did not know about he flat hammers, just assumed it was what was used for a sporting rifle, I prefer the rounded ones on the service rifles.  I got thinking about the lock internals and realised that it has a stirrup link same as the service rifles after 1853,  I had been told the ri...
by heelerau
19 Nov 2017, 18:36
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Proper stocking up, or bedding, the Enfield and it's types.
Replies: 27
Views: 1.9K

Re: Proper stocking up, or bedding, the Enfield and it's types.

A mate in the Adelaide Black Powder Club, Gary Nicholson bedded my PH Navy rifle over 30 years ago, under each band, and under the breach, I have never removed the barrel for cleaning and doubt I ever will, it is well sealed with old fashioned water pump grease and the zero has never moved. Both my ...
by heelerau
19 Nov 2017, 18:05
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 50
Views: 3.4K

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

Gents,  a query,  this rifle is fitted with an Pat 53 type lock with the same internals, no surprise  as Hollis and Sheath supplied contract Pat 53s, I have one which is a 3rd model, South  Australian marked. I was talking with a mate tonight who asked me when the rifle was likely made,  I reckon so...
by heelerau
19 Nov 2017, 12:31
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 50
Views: 3.4K

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

Richard,  I will give the FFg a go and see what happens to the group. 

Cheers 

Gordon
by heelerau
18 Nov 2017, 19:21
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Interesting rifle with back action (surplus P/1838) lock
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Interesting rifle with back action (surplus P/1838) lock

I am not so sure of the rear sight being home made, looks well done. Interesting piece,  wonder if it would have been the sort of gun that an outback station (sheep or cattle) may have had for defense against marauding natives? I had a sort of Pat 42 probably commercial made smooth bore that came fr...
by heelerau
16 Nov 2017, 19:04
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Captain McInnis's Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Captain McInnis's Rifle

Bob, thanks for that, I have poked around on that sight, but not for awhile

Cheers 

Gordon
by heelerau
16 Nov 2017, 13:24
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Captain McInnis's Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Captain McInnis's Rifle

Bob,        great provenance, and research, I wonder if he has any descendants alive today. Looks like the rifle has been well cared for and I agree a pity not to keep using it. As an aside, do you know anything of the Archangel  Armoured train that was operating in White Russia after WW!, I have wh...
by heelerau
14 Nov 2017, 02:30
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: Powder and load for a 11 bore flintlock pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Powder and load for a 11 bore flintlock pistol

I have a couple of EIC pistols which will have photos posted, both same bore, what charge, one is caplock, and the other flint

Cheers 

Gordon
by heelerau
07 Nov 2017, 21:45
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Adventures with Pritchetts...
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Adventures with Pritchetts...

Bob, in the British Military and History section, Grant from the Canadas  has listed some excellent books which you can either download or in my case order as cheap hard covers from abebooks.com, they are amazingly cheap and full of ver pertinent information . Busks' books are particularly good, I b...
by heelerau
07 Nov 2017, 00:54
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Adventures with Pritchetts...
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Adventures with Pritchetts...

Welcome, nice to see another Pritchett shooter, sounds like you are going ok.  I am interested in your paper and will look it up, as I use the Bienfang, and Dick Blick insist on using a most expensive method of posting . Do post photos of you targets.  Robs videos are excellent and I look at them fo...
by heelerau
03 Nov 2017, 21:45
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Happy Dance
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Happy Dance

Paul if it is Rigby rifled it will be a first generation like the old one I have.  Please show the bullet mould cavity out of curiosity and the number.  Mine came with only a mould, no extra leaves or any accessories at all. Nice case, clever re use of the original foam packing. 

Cheers 

Gordon
by heelerau
22 Oct 2017, 11:06
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Interesting Day at the Range
Replies: 19
Views: 719

Re: Interesting Day at the Range

Gents shot the G Bales Volunteer two bander today, 13 rounds at 50m off the bench.  I walked the point of impact down so the first few shots were high, the fouler was  a key hole. All the rest seemed to stabilise nicely, finished up with what would have been a 9 ring group if I had lowered the point...
by heelerau
22 Oct 2017, 10:00
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Conversion of ex military rifle to half stocked sporting gun by Hollis & Sons.
Replies: 50
Views: 3.4K

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

Shot my rifle today, off the bench at 50 m , card over powder greased hard felt wad, Dutch's dry lube patch mix and a thick denim patch. First and third shots low, but did finish up with a nice 9 ring group. Still need to adjust the rear sight a touch, point of aim is near enough to point of impact,...
by heelerau
19 Oct 2017, 13:14
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Baby Flintlock
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Baby Flintlock

The dreaded canoe gun !
by heelerau
17 Oct 2017, 07:24
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Another Baker Clip
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: Another Baker Clip

Gentlemen, I did enjoy your video, congratulations to all for their excellent shooting !  Pity you are so far from Western Australia !

Cheers 

Gordon
by heelerau
09 Oct 2017, 21:31
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Hand book for Hythe
Replies: 4
Views: 3.0K

Re: Hand book for Hythe

Grant, I have just ordered some of the above reading list from abebooks.com,  the ones I got are all a rather quaint hard cover. They are nicely made, perhaps my only criticism if the letters and numbers on the diagrams are a little indistinct. Thanks for putting the list together. These books are s...
by heelerau
04 Oct 2017, 07:26
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Definitely Not a Monster
Replies: 58
Views: 7.9K

Re: Definitely Not a Monster

Jim, sounds like the "War Office" just might be a keeper, absolutely no doubt about keeping that beautiful little rifle,  I assume patched ball? How does it shoot? 

Cheers 

Gordon