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    I'm thinking that a chamber casting may help but it will have to be after the holidays.

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    Chamber cast will show you how rough the chamber is. Can you post pictures of this bulged brass.

    Bulging of brass particularly around the head is not unusual and not always unsafe. It can be something as simple as a cartridge made to minimum standard and and a chamber near maximum standards.

    You seem to indicate that the rifle has excessive headspace. It won't be safe to shoot at all, even with reduced load, and even with cast bullets, unless it is fixed.

    I would take the rifle to a Gunsmith and have him set the barrel back one turn and rechamber-headspace. Then enjoy your rifle.
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    Has been a while but found these photos which are very close to the rifle I have.My wood appears darker and the barrel a bit smoother but still very close.Barrel marking are identical. AN140 Martini Enfield Rifle

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    Hello to everybody,
    I resume this thread because I am evaluating a similar rifle at a local gunsmith here in Italyicon. In recent years there are updates on how the gun fired, and on its authenticity?
    thanks a lot
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    Even though in the configuration of an Artillery Carbine, it is not a military weapon and appears to have been assembled from odd parts including the rear sight from a rifle. The loading lever also looks a bit strange. As a collector's piece, for a serious collector, no go!

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    I totally agree with you. It will remain in the gunsmith rack.

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    The Martini Enfield Artillery Carbines, T to B:

    Mk I
    Mk II
    Mk.III
    Mk III Natal Pattern

    Note the fitting of the Mk II forend




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoubleD View Post
    Superior Quality English Manufacture is a phrase that appears on rifles that were exported to the Middle east. It appears on real and counterfeit rifles.

    If you can post pictures of the right , left and top of the action and all markings we may be able to shed some light on your rifle.

    The rifle, if a good one can be repair by a gunsmith, by setting the barrel back one thread.
    This sounds like its one of the Egyptian martinis from around the turn of the last century.

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    coming in a bit late with head space problems on the converted 303 martinis the dove tail on the front of the breach block can be removed and another fitted and file fitted to clean up the head space
    the firing pin hole has to be drilled from the inside of the breach block bit tricky but take your time and it can be done
    this saves having to set back and rechambering barrels especially good originals

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