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by DoubleD
Tue May 31, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Brunswick Rifle
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Brunswick Rifle

Here are the pictures of the Brunswick rifle i picked in April from the Nepalese cache. http://www.fototime.com/936678CCA4B1EA7/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/23C1DF1F9FCA695/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/B79641C69A1B5BA/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/15459B5EA189A81/standard.jpg ...
by DoubleD
Tue May 31, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.
Replies: 11
Views: 6682

Re: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.

My Gues is you have a Francotte and not a martini at all. The picure you posted sure looks Francotte. The Francotte is pretty poor and early into the Nepalese venture into cartridge guns. They have some problems with those guns, I don't think they had British help with that one. I still think you ne...
by DoubleD
Tue May 31, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.
Replies: 11
Views: 6682

Re: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.

Actually, I wasn't thinking about a geographic mileage difference between the actual Khyber Pass and wherever the artisan was when he made the rifle I ended up with. You have me there. I was thinking about the metallurgy and tolerances and quality control that was probably more or less based on the...
by DoubleD
Mon May 30, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.
Replies: 11
Views: 6682

Re: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.

Actually Nepal is about a thousand mile west of the the Khyber pass and the guns made there are a bit more sophisticated than the stuff made in Darra.
by DoubleD
Tue May 24, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Nepalese Snider
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Nepalese Snider

I wasn't sure if I should be offended or not because I wasn't sure of what you were saying. I do know you took this discussion away from a neat old rifle and into and area of ethics and I still don't know what this has to do with the rifle or it's source. You are going to have to work a lot harder t...
by DoubleD
Tue May 24, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Nepalese Snider
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Nepalese Snider

I detect a bit of angst in your post. I think I recall sometime back you bought a an untouched Francotte ( or maybe a Gahendra or Martini), and it was in pretty poor shape. Even though it met the description in the ads your were still disgruntled. You got what you paid for but were disatisfied. Don'...
by DoubleD
Mon May 23, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Nepalese Snider
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Nepalese Snider

No I was not paid. This visit and tour of the the 3 IMA warehouses was part of the British Militaria Victorian Rifleman Provincial Shoot held in Easton PA The Snider cost me $500. I didn't even get the 30% discount for the rifle everyone else who attended the tour got. I did get the discount on the ...
by DoubleD
Mon May 16, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Nepalese Snider
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Nepalese Snider

Here are the photos of the rifle after clean up. http://www.fototime.com/35CEAC0DABB52AB/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/2D845B15738F004/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/BE6E6519231F261/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/BD4B7216172A040/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/306CE91F0A64E3F...
by DoubleD
Mon May 16, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Nepalese Snider
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Nepalese Snider

My disinterest in the Snider is well known. Last month during the visit to the IMA Store in Easton a film crew was there videoing for a possible future TV show. They were to follow me around as I went through and selected a Martini from a pallet of untouched Martini’s. Then they were going to video ...
by DoubleD
Mon May 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: The Best of Milsurp After Hours
Topic: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.
Replies: 11
Views: 6682

Re: 1888 BSA & MC Mk.II Martini-Henry Rifle.

You must have gotten one of the special select and working offerings. A true collectible with British production marks. I got one of the as found local made Nepal rifles. It took some doing to get it to come close to functional. ...and as I value my life I wouldn't try shooting it. Your rifle looks...

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