by dennis g
15 Feb 2018, 04:34
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Mk II
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Mk II

 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.
by dennis g
14 Feb 2018, 21:40
Forum: Martini-Henry Forum
Topic: Mk II
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Mk II

 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...
by dennis g
12 Feb 2018, 18:21
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Bulldog
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Bulldog

Some more photos.
photo (3).JPG photo (1).JPG photo (2).JPG photo.JPG Starting to get the hang of it..a little bit.
by dennis g
12 Feb 2018, 02:53
Forum: British Military Handguns
Topic: Bulldog
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Bulldog

 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...
by dennis g
01 Feb 2018, 23:23
Forum: Snider-Enfield Forum
Topic: My New Snider MK II 3 Banded Rifle Arrived Today
Replies: 44
Views: 1.1K

Re: My New Snider MK II 3 Banded Rifle Arrived Today

 You're looking for the narrow rectangle between those two parts. Look at Snider disassembly in the Snider forum. And crack that book(:
by dennis g
30 Jan 2018, 05:44
Forum: British Militaria and History
Topic: Advice sought on recent book acquisition.
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Advice sought on recent book acquisition.

 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(:
by dennis g
28 Jan 2018, 17:42
Forum: Guns of the East India Company
Topic: New Arrival: Model F Musket
Replies: 77
Views: 1.3K

Re: New Arrival: Model F Musket

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...
by dennis g
17 Jan 2018, 05:46
Forum: The Yard Sale
Topic: 1842 Constabulary Carbine - project
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: 1842 Constabulary Carbine - project

Amen, Richard.
by dennis g
07 Jan 2018, 18:09
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Another P1845 Extra Service!
Replies: 20
Views: 409

Re: Another P1845 Extra Service!

  Maybe comparing apples and oranges, but I've done 3 Model F's and on none of them was the pin soldered.
by dennis g
28 Oct 2017, 01:01
Forum: British Flint and Percussion Arms
Topic: Help authenticating 1860 Enfield Musket Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 225

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: 185

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, 20:14
Forum: Sporting Rifles and Other Old Guns
Topic: Snapping matchlock.
Replies: 19
Views: 564

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: 62
Views: 2.5K

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: 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...
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: 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.
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: 13.8K

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
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.
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.