Yes, I've had the barrel off. Lots of LSA stamps everywhere; lever, buttplate, butt, rear band. I'll get some more pictures when I can. I bought it off the guy who brought it back from Afghanistan.
Rained today so thought I would try some inside pictures. Not too good, must refine my photography. photo (5).JPG photo (7).JPG Fish on butt? photo (8).JPG !885 Firozpor rondel, 1876 Enfield rondel, and I think a 3rd by the regimental markings, which is 1/17 no.859. photo (10).JPG photo (4).JPG I'v...
Well my IT (daughter) was around for a while today, so I thought maybe she could teach an old dog new tricks. This is what started my British insanity. It has since run the gamut from Bulldogs to Martinis to Sniders to Model F's. Sounds familiar, huh? Apparently this old dog doesn't learn very well...
- 01 Feb 2018, 23:23
- Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
- Topic: My New Snider MK II 3 Banded Rifle Arrived Today
- Replies: 44
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You're looking for the narrow rectangle between those two parts. Look at Snider disassembly in the Snider forum. And crack that book(:
- 30 Jan 2018, 05:44
- Forum: British Militaria and History
- Topic: Advice sought on recent book acquisition.
- Replies: 15
- Views: 288
Hell Johnny, I thought it was in Oklahoma. Nice acquisition on the books. I bet if you stacked them all up, you could stand on them to change the light bulbs in the Manor house(:
- 28 Jan 2018, 17:42
- Forum: Guns of the East India Company
- Topic: New Arrival: Model F Musket
- Replies: 77
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Josh, of the 3 untouched F's I have cleaned up, minimally, one had no regimental markings on the butt. When it came out of it's caustic soda bath, I dried the bore and dropped a light down it. It looked like nearly new compared to the other two which were pretty rough. I just assumed that it spent m...
- 21 Jun 2017, 11:16
- Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
- Topic: Prototype Sappers and Miners Carbine Pattern 1841
- Replies: 15
- Views: 785
<t> Doggone Johnny, that thing certainly looks like it came out of an 1840 wormhole. It all looks brand new/old and the lock internals look original. But that hammer screw scares me. The slot doesn't seem wide enough, deep enough and slightly off center like you see on some repros. I don't know ho...
- 10 Jun 2017, 18:58
- Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
- Topic: Designed by Afghans, Sold in Bazaars, FINI w/ Photos
- Replies: 38
- Views: 4.1K
That brass nosecap certainly gives that Naval Carbine a jaunty appearance. Sort of like my Whitney Militia rifle. How did your Lord do?
- 17 Apr 2017, 20:30
- Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
- Topic: Winchester M-1873
- Replies: 9
- Views: 634
I'm betting he already has multiples of all of the above, Joel. Looks like a nice unmolested rifle Johnny, but as it is saturated with nicotine, I'm afraid it might be bad for your health. As I'm contaminated with all sorts of things, I would be willing to be it's caretaker for the duration.
- 14 Nov 2016, 20:36
- Forum: Historical Shooting, Competition, and Outings
- Topic: 2017 Victorian Riflemen Shoot and IMA tour - Oct. 12-14, 2017
- Replies: 224
- Views: 13.8K
The N-SSA Nationals should be Oct. 4-8. They're the first weekend of Oct., as long as it includes a Fri.
- 10 Nov 2016, 21:31
- Forum: Gunsmithing
- Topic: Help I bought another Musket. My Pattern "F" arrived today
- Replies: 27
- Views: 1.6K
MP, were your barrel wedges installed from the right side when you got it? All of mine came installed from the left. It looks good, even though I like mine with a little more age.