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    Is your rifle a "Westley Richards made for ZAR"...

    Is your rifle a "Westley Richards made for ZAR" or is it Westley Richards marked with broadarrow inside a U for Union of South Africa?

    ZAR is the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek one the Boer...
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    In loading these old cartridges you make time,...

    In loading these old cartridges you make time, just to be on the safe side. You don't leave out steps to avoid work, you leave out steps to experiment and see if you can improve the load.

    You...
  3. This is not a Greener Martini at all. It is...

    This is not a Greener Martini at all.

    It is a just as breakeyp says, a surplus Martini Henry that has been converted to .22 for use in Miniature rifle shooting.

    It's not a parts gun and it...
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    post over on British militaria...

    post over on British militaria. Lot of Aussies hang out there
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    The Francotte Martini is not a Martini Henry. ...

    The Francotte Martini is not a Martini Henry. Parts are not interchangeable. You may get lucky and the MH trigger spring may fit and it may not. Good luck. IMA does not list a trigger spring...
  6. Thread: Belgian MH.

    by TheDoubleD
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    There is nothing wrong withthe Belgian...

    There is nothing wrong withthe Belgian Martini's. The are every bit as good as the British guns.

    You do not have a Mk III made in Belgium. The Mk III is a sealed pattern of the British...
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    I have sent him a new extractor that does work

    I have sent him a new extractor that does work
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    Patrick, he has posted this problem else where on...

    Patrick, he has posted this problem else where on the net. We think he may be using CBC shotgun cases which are undersized come off the hooks, but we have yet to get him to respond.
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    Skennerton makes no reference to the Citadel...

    Skennerton makes no reference to the Citadel guns. In fact it is hard to find much information on the Citadel guns.

    I do have an extra copy of Volume 2 of the Treatise, but it has a damaged...
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    Well maybe and with out pictures we can't tell...

    Well maybe and with out pictures we can't tell for sure.

    The Martini Henry's are right side marked with crown and Cyper, maker, date, view mark and mark of arm. Marks on right side indicate...
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    I think the guys over on British Militaria filled...

    I think the guys over on British Militaria filled you in pretty good on what this rifle is.
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    Loose holes are fine, blue dot is not.

    Loose holes are fine, blue dot is not.
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    I really hate to do this an the moderators will...

    I really hate to do this an the moderators will probably slap me. But in this case if you want a good evaluation you need to go where the largest body of knowledgeable of persons are to get your...
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    Post some pictures of what you have and it will...

    Post some pictures of what you have and it will be a bit easier to help you.
  15. Johnny I hope you bought this rifle! It is a...

    Johnny I hope you bought this rifle! It is a nice European sporter. Most likely Belgium made and most likely a Francotte.

    It does have some spurious and fake marks and a possible restamp mark....
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    It doesn't not sound like William is describing a...

    It doesn't not sound like William is describing a Martini Henry, but a Gahnedra
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    Loading smokeless in the 577/450 is an advanced...

    Loading smokeless in the 577/450 is an advanced skill and can be an exercise in frustration. This is a black powder cartridge and to start off blackpowder is the best way to go.

    Lee has made a...
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    The latest Sherlock Holmes movie has Greener...

    The latest Sherlock Holmes movie has Greener Martini sniper rifle.
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    Yes it will work. You will have to cut extractor...

    Yes it will work. You will have to cut extractor relief and set the chamber deeper. Once in a while you will have to cut the shoulder back a little to get the sights to line up
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    If you saw a Martini with scrubbed marking on...

    If you saw a Martini with scrubbed marking on left and wrong stock it wasn't Nepalese. It sounds more like a Khyber Pass gun or even one of the counterfeit sold by SOG. The Nepalese Martini are...
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    If you want answer to your question then give us...

    If you want answer to your question then give us as much information as you can and pictures do help. Letter fonts and size as well as location of the mark help identifiy them. Frankly the picture...
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    Not fake just a typical smooth-bore. A guard...

    Not fake just a typical smooth-bore. A guard gun. Seems to be a small interest in collecting these things. So far have seen reports of the in MK II , MK II and MK IV and carbines, all...
  23. Thread: HRB Co.

    by TheDoubleD
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    All forums are helpful, this one is a bit less...

    All forums are helpful, this one is a bit less martini active than others. The Treatise is the best most detailed book on the Martini you will find.
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    Pictures would help.

    Pictures would help.
  25. That is a Gahendra and very nice one at that.

    That is a Gahendra and very nice one at that.
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