by dennis g
28 Oct 2017, 01:01
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Help authenticating 1860 Enfield Musket Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Help authenticating 1860 Enfield Musket Rifle

 Stock looks like it could have been on a Snider.
by dennis g
19 Sep 2017, 20:27
Forum: Cartridges and Reloading
Topic: Curtis's & Harvey Tin from Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Curtis's & Harvey Tin from Maine

Richard, when I change my screen zoom level to 60% I get a very nice size picture. Normally I like 175%.
by dennis g
05 Sep 2017, 20:31
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Miss the old Yuku look
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Miss the old Yuku look

 As a frequent reader/seldom poster I like this format. Click discussions, click unread posts...bingo. I did like the blue though.
by dennis g
05 Sep 2017, 20:14
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Snapping matchlock.
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Snapping matchlock.

Very beautiful Richard. Is it also 14mm? You're extremely talented.
by dennis g
10 Jul 2017, 20:22
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Pattern 1851
Replies: 42
Views: 1.8K

I see a Maltese Cross; must be 4.
by dennis g
21 Jun 2017, 11:16
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Prototype Sappers and Miners Carbine Pattern 1841
Replies: 15
Views: 769

<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...
by dennis g
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?
by dennis g
17 Apr 2017, 20:30
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Winchester M-1873
Replies: 9
Views: 631

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.
by dennis g
25 Mar 2017, 13:56
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: New EIC F Pattern
Replies: 15
Views: 1.1K

Like John and Douglas I leave mine as is and stabilize with linseed oil. I also use small shims of walnut to tighten things up, if necessary. I'll let the next guy cut on the stock. I like my guns to look their age.
by dennis g
12 Feb 2017, 17:43
Forum: Guns From Other Places
Topic: Dutch Musket ? Percussion Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1.3K

Richard, I believe a Potsdam musket has a similar rear sight.
by dennis g
19 Jan 2017, 00:21
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: Perhaps a Howdah
Replies: 21
Views: 1.5K

Henk, it's his natural "buoyancy". Either that or gin.     Funny Johnny.
by dennis g
14 Jan 2017, 00:47
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Antique Shooting Glasses with possible military association
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Oh boy Johnny, you might make Michael happy. I believe he's in a 34th Battalion. Think he'd look good in these?
by dennis g
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: 13.7K

The N-SSA Nationals should be Oct. 4-8. They're the first weekend of Oct., as long as it includes a Fri.
by dennis g
11 Nov 2016, 01:22
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Help I bought another Musket. My Pattern "F" arrived today
Replies: 27
Views: 1.5K

Doesn't the M signify 1848? You shoot it yet?
by dennis g
10 Nov 2016, 21:31
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Help I bought another Musket. My Pattern "F" arrived today
Replies: 27
Views: 1.5K

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.
by dennis g
20 Oct 2016, 20:08
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: New II** short rifle - markings assistance
Replies: 18
Views: 1.4K

RangeRover, check your messages.
by dennis g
19 Oct 2016, 11:21
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: New II** short rifle - markings assistance
Replies: 18
Views: 1.4K

Try S&S Firearms for the spring/covers. They had real nice ones at the N-SSA's spring Nationals. I bought 2 sets, as they were only $10.00 each.
by dennis g
18 Oct 2016, 11:23
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: Model F Forward Swivle - Source?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Good luck with IMA. The last 2 Model F's I bought had broken mainsprings. IMA replied promptly to my e-mail stating they had no parts for Model F's.
by dennis g
07 Sep 2016, 23:13
Forum: Single Shot Pistols
Topic: British Pistol Inventory
Replies: 41
Views: 3.1K

What, no Black Watches! Awesome Johnny, you're a regular Torquemada.(:
by dennis g
04 Sep 2016, 18:28
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: Model F
Replies: 18
Views: 1.3K

Model F

  Oh boy, the Model F's are on sale again. Looks like some more for the herd.