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    Just to be pedantic it is not a pattern 1776...

    Just to be pedantic it is not a pattern 1776 rifle but an early 19th century Rifle Volunteer civilian rifle made either with some 1776 parts or (more likely) made with parts in the style of the 1776....
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    Probably renovated by the Citadel Arsenal in...

    Probably renovated by the Citadel Arsenal in Cairo from British Martinis for use in Egyptian service. It would have been re stocked in Cairo and you can see the scrubbing of the original marks and...
  3. Thread: Martini MkIV

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    MkIVs were sent to Nepal at this date having been...

    MkIVs were sent to Nepal at this date having been refurbished by assorted armouries in India. The 'sold out of service' marks would have been applied at this stage as they left Indian service....
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    The Turkish and Belgian Martinis were hot sellers...

    The Turkish and Belgian Martinis were hot sellers in the old Ottoman Empire Balkans. Especially to the Albanians for one. They could easily have travelled across the Adriatic.
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    Thank 'ee kindly young sir, I shall have to think...

    Thank 'ee kindly young sir, I shall have to think about how far back I should reduce the size of load. I am pretty sure these are for a good M1895 rotating head bolt despite the note at the bottom....
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    Mannlicher M1888 bullet etc.

    I have a M1888 unconverted black powder Mannlicher M1888. It suffered externally from being buried in an Austro Hungarian filthy dungeon for over 120 years ending up on the floor after the shelves...
  7. Chassepot Maison Callebaut Improved Cartridge

    P. Ganidel in his 1873 work, recommends the adoption of an improved Chassepot cartridge rather than a metal cartridge conversion. The proposed improved Chassepot cartridge is the work of Maison...
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    There are 1,008 farthings to the Guinea. Why...

    There are 1,008 farthings to the Guinea. Why would one need to decimalise?
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    Looks to be a fairly standard MkIV from the Nepal...

    Looks to be a fairly standard MkIV from the Nepal armouries via IMA. I bought one direct from IMA and it was faultless bar a broken firing pin spring (replaced courtesy of Peter Dyson). A sound...
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    No2 and Turkish Martini kindly provided trial...

    No2 and Turkish Martini kindly provided trial cases arrived this morning. Tried them both and they bottomed out short. The base case dimensions should have let them chamber but the shoulders are a...
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    I am kindly being sent a No2 Musket case and a...

    I am kindly being sent a No2 Musket case and a Turkish Peabody Martini case to try in it. I am tending towards Romanian Steyr Martini as the model so N02 will be a good match. We will see if either...
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    Decided to carefully repeat everything. Got...

    Decided to carefully repeat everything. Got pretty much the same result and established the calipers were not put in straight into the breech so the dimensions pretty much stand. Checked out...
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    Hence the question. However, I took note of your...

    Hence the question. However, I took note of your comment and ran a caliper down the bore and breech to compare to the wax cast. The cast comes out as oversize and the breech and bore match 11,15x58R...
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    Various acids have been used to derust. Obviously...

    Various acids have been used to derust. Obviously they remove blueing just as easily... Acetic acid has been mentioned (vinegar, I use 20% as a cleaner), citric acid, oxalic acid and boric acid have...
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    It has arrived. I may post some photographs on...

    It has arrived. I may post some photographs on another thread. But, to keep to the matter in hand, I have made a chamber cast as below.

    I tried bathroom silicone sealant. Don't! Tried sulphur but...
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    I had some Snider and Martini Henry cartridges...

    I had some Snider and Martini Henry cartridges formed for me from CBC brass and they are fireforned to my chambers and reloaded (also fireformed 16 bore CBC brass into Greener Special Bore for my 80€...
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    Thank you Patrick. Much very useful information....

    Thank you Patrick. Much very useful information. Possibly my issue is that, with careful buying of items that need restoring and are misidentified, I can buy another rifle for 150€. On the other hand...
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    Thank you Patrick. I can do a molten sulphur...

    Thank you Patrick. I can do a molten sulphur chamber cast when I remove the action to check for actual size.

    The cost of a press and dies would nearly match the cost of my 4 transitional rifles....
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    Werndl 11.15x42R 11mm scharfe Patrone M.67

    I am expecting to receive an 1867 Werndl soon. If it is indeed an unmodified 1867 then it will be in 11.15x42R not the later 11.15x58R.

    Im have seen references to creating cases for the 11.15x58R...
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