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by krinko
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: 1895 Martini-Enfield .303
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: 1895 M-E Keyholing

"...the notch in the rear sight base's hinge...' The backsight ladder's pattern dates to the Snider, when burying the front sight post in the bottom of the gigantic vee was a real possibility at close range. I checked this on my Snider and the groove in the hinge makes it possible to sight with...
by krinko
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: What do you make of this?

That's not a Fazakerley rework mark, it's a Fazakerley build mark. A straight-up 1948 No4 Mk1, as sold to the South African government in large quantities. Yours is a South African Navy rifle---which gives it a boost, as far as I am concerned. Have you checked the butt trap? The two SA No4s I own, b...
by krinko
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: 1941 BSA No4 Mk1
Replies: 2
Views: 912

1941 BSA No4 Mk1

Serial number "A 2111"---so it's possible she actually came out in '41. Wearing the '41 dated leather sling and what would seem to be original wood---the forestock is numbered with the axis of the bore, as it should be on an early rifle. Cocking piece is a later addition and so is the back...
by krinko
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Snider Enfield And The "Alpha/Omega Shoot"
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Snider Enfield And The "Alpha/Omega Shoot"

Merits and demerits about equally distributed between the two----the contrast between the beginning cartridge rifle and the current state of the art, contrast which is itself a third element created by the first two being conjoined---this adds a particular savor to the range day. It's almost like Ch...
by krinko
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Snider Enfield And The "Alpha/Omega Shoot"
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Snider Enfield And The "Alpha/Omega Shoot"

Fired the "Alpha/Omega Shoot" this last Sunday----that would be the ".577 Snider and the AR 5.7x28 Shoot" in plain language. The Snider---an 1872 BSA two-band and all twelve of my cases, fresh out of the rinse water. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/358402609....
by krinko
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Mosin Nagant
Topic: 1897 Tula
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Yes, if it's Cyrillic.

-----k.
by krinko
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Mosin Nagant
Topic: 1897 Tula
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Niner, I posted this at gunboards, too, with a direct query about the "P"...the post is going to fall off the bottom of that forum soon without a nibble on that one. If this is a relined barrel, I can't find a seam at the muzzle and the Puolustuslaitos mark looks like this. -----krinko htt...
by krinko
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Mosin Nagant
Topic: 1897 Tula
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

1897 Tula

SA marked, Civil Guard number, original bolt, bright bore, tiger stock, pinned bands and no import mark. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/7081205/356526103.jpg The striping of the wood isn't shown well in these photos---too bad, but I can't fix it. Anyway, here's the Tula mark--- http://...
by krinko
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Mosin Nagant
Topic: SCW M91
Replies: 3
Views: 958

That's the third time I've seen that mark---here's my '24 Tula. Also saw it on another M91 which was too far gone to interest me, but did also seem to be from the SCW. Has this mark been identified? Sorry, but I've been away from the Mo-scene recently. -----krinko http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL16...
by krinko
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Long Lee
Replies: 17
Views: 3397

That's not a stamp, it's hand engraving---I can still see the layout lines.

Extra nice.

-----krinko
by krinko
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Gun of the Month
Replies: 11
Views: 3823

1911?

Beautiful piece, by the way.

-----krinko
by krinko
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: You learn something new every day
Replies: 2
Views: 866

"They are generally incorrectly identified as Savage or Longbranch rifles which are not as well made, or as desirable for the collector or service shooter.'

We use the lowly Long Branch and Savage for tomato stakes and they are barely fit for that.

-----krinko
by krinko
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Oh dear, what to do ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2600

Here's conflicting advice----I had two Mosin snipers and one Cadet and sent them all three down the road. I found it impossible to maintain head position on the Mosin with the high mounted PU scope and could actually shoot better with iron sights. With the Cadet---could not figure an inexpensive way...
by krinko
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Completely UnEnfield----Annoying the Brits & One Scot
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Completely UnEnfield----Annoying the Brits & One Scot

Took these out to the range today----StG 58/DSA FAL and a wee MAS 36. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/3164960/325420357.jpg The Rain Forest/Rifle Range. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/3164960/325421010.jpg Here's a close shot of the MAS for Adam. http://pic20.picturetrail....
by krinko
Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Has anyone seen this sight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

Yes, with permanent modification to the receiver, it will work on a No4 Enfield.

-----krinko
by krinko
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: A nOiler
Replies: 3
Views: 938

A nOiler

Harcourt oiler with recessed cap and "Harcourt's Patent" on the dipstick.

Came in the 1916 Lithgow I just stole---no photos yet on the rifle, we had a seven hour blackout yesterday due to swirly rain and 80mph winds from two directions at once.

Or three.

-----krinko
by krinko
Fri May 30, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: P13 trial rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Got to handle one here in Darkest Nebraska---the new owner had a stand-in bidding at an Enzed auction.

$15,000 US---if you're curious.

-----krinko
by krinko
Thu May 29, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: My Bisley Shoot
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Woftam,

Bisley, in this case, is a variation on the Colt Single Action Army.

Slightly deeper frame and very different grip, trigger and hammer.

-----krinko

By the way, this is a Uberti/Beretta copy and not a perfectly preserved Colt.
by krinko
Wed May 28, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: My Bisley Shoot
Replies: 3
Views: 957

My Bisley Shoot

Yes, that's a hole in my living room ceiling and yes, that's the Bisley with which I made the hole. Thumb slipped, bullet stayed in the house. Pooh. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/2392750/319187863.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/2392750/319187860.jpg All's well that e...
by krinko
Sat May 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Another Martini---Shaken Not Stirred
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Another Martini---Shaken Not Stirred

This is the new MkIV---in this case a "B" type. In general, a "B" has an original Enfield-Martini action body, remarked as a MkIV off-center of the bale mark. Like this--- http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/315884228.jpg The butt marks--- http://pic20.picturetra...
by krinko
Sat May 10, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: MARKINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

W&TA is W.&T. Avery of Birmingham----I have one of the same, dismounted for cleaning, sitting on the desk in front of me, The "B" on the barrel means the same as it does on the safety lever and bolthead and wherever else you may find it----it's a BSA Shirley mark. The magazine folo...
by krinko
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Some Lithgow Rifles
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Some Lithgow Rifles

Posted elsewhere as well---but some of you lot don't get out much, do you? Top to bottom: 1936/40 1945 1944 1942 http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/13726244/311222820.jpg Left to right: 1941 Green Stripe Cadet 1927 Yellownose Cadet 1920 1919 1923 India Service 1941 India Service http://pic...
by krinko
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Whitfell Range
Replies: 23
Views: 3115

There.



I hear one can make a pretty good living, selling pencils from a tin cup...

-----krinko
by krinko
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: MARTINI IN 45.70
Replies: 15
Views: 2146

So, it's had the chamber sleeved to .45/70? Mine requires a bullet considerably wider than the .45/70 allows---does it shoot well? Anyway, more on the Nepalese connection. The box contains the name of the Hereditary Prime Minister who arranged the sale of these rifles to Nepal in 1908. One of the Ra...
by krinko
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Is thsi real?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

I have a "V" prefix 1946 No5 and the boltknob is hollow and matching. If the boltknob isn't hollow, it's a replacement. The seller is always short on useful information on his offerings---which is usually problematic. I would not pay his price for a non-matching rifle. There are ALWAYS No5...
by krinko
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Snider Two-band BSA 1872
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Snider Two-band BSA 1872

Here's a little Snider--- http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/293205578.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/293206009.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/293205572.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/8312249/293205870.jpg http:/...
by krinko
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Wow Glad I found this forum
Replies: 54
Views: 7895

Clyde, That is a very nice photograph---glad to see you didn't go with the white background suggestion from what's-his-name. Keep up the good work. Woftam, As the sun comes to you, it goes away from us---I suspect that here on the Plains, we will be ass deep in snow far too soon. -----krinko
by krinko
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Recent Acquisitions----Tulsa and Beyond
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Mick, Discounting parts-guns and donors, I have 44 No4 rifles. There is so much undiscovered material in the No4 series, I expect the total will get considerably higher. Woftam, You are correct, the letter prefix on the Fazakerley is "G"----it's much easier to see on the bolt handle. -----...
by krinko
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Recent Acquisitions----Tulsa and Beyond
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Almost forgot---these came in just before I left for the show, courtesy of SOG. The scabbards are replacements from my stores, the ones SOG sent were not worthy of the blades: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/3164960/285562320.jpg Two uncut Ishapore '07 bayos: http://pic20.picturetrail.c...
by krinko
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Recent Acquisitions----Tulsa and Beyond
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Ten minutes after I got home from the Tulsa Arms Show, the UPS man brought this from Maine: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/9545275/285559370.jpg A little rust on the leftside receiver flat: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109208/9545275/285559363.jpg Marked for New Zealand and it...

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