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by DuncaninFrance
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: Adding some French flavor to the collection
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Adding some French flavor to the collection

MAS-49/56? - Fusil Semi-automatique de 7,5mm Modele 1949. :FRA: Wikithingi says..... Many MAS-49/56 rifles imported as surplus into the United States were rechambered locally by Century Arms International to fire the 7.62mm NATO round. However several user reports have noted that these particular co...
by DuncaninFrance
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Protrudes OK from the block but I am not going to fit it until Monday because we are going round to my pals for drinks tomorrow and I wanted to show him the difference, :roll:
by DuncaninFrance
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Pin arrived this morning :D :D

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by DuncaninFrance
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Miranda FV
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Miranda FV

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by DuncaninFrance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Sunday Feb 3 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

And finally the fore end wood - in very good condition ...

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by DuncaninFrance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Saturday Feb 2 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Removed the forend wood to check the barrel had not been cut as had the firing pin. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4747/26156118788_51d727dfff_h.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/25158142187_d74286c183_b.jpg No problem and well marked. Minimal amount of surface rust.
by DuncaninFrance
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Friday Feb 1 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Thursday Jan 31 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Wednesday Jan 30 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 589
Views: 46771

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Yes, each to their own Robert!
by DuncaninFrance
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 589
Views: 46771

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Just goes to show how elementary the defenses were in those days AND it also goes to prove how Germany, time and time again upped the overall destructiveness of the way to wage war, involving civilians by U Boats, Gas, Flame Throwers and Bombing to name but a few of their contributions to depravity....
by DuncaninFrance
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Tuesday Jan 29 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

New pin ordered - £44 delivered.

It is confirmed that this was the way that the guns were deactivated in the dim past. Pin was cut off and the face was ground. At the same time, some rifles had a cut made in the top of the barrel, just in front of the knox form. Luckily mine hasn't :)
by DuncaninFrance
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: 22 Caliber firearms
Topic: Just bought a TOZ
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Just bought a TOZ

Got it to the range on Sunday, without the silencer.
Result at 100 m,trs, not bad for me........
by DuncaninFrance
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Eoin---------------- backer rod WORKS and is easy to use plus it's consistent. Navel fluff is not :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Anyway, when I got to the range and tried to shoot the Carbine all it did was click.....broken firing pin! That's about £45 for a replacement :evil: :evil:
by DuncaninFrance
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Sunday 27 & Monday 28 Jan 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 1055

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Range day tomorrow................ :GBR: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/39219236514_3fe7599604_b.jpg Carbine Food!! Unless the world ends I am going to the range tomorrow with my 1887 Mk.I Carbine and hope to hit something. 25 rounds, 70 grains of fffg 482 grain cast bullet https://farm5.static...
by DuncaninFrance
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1482
Views: 181522

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

Going to steal that one....................
by DuncaninFrance
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Saturday Jan 26 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Friday Jan 25 1918
by DuncaninFrance
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Huh?

Not something that I recognize Joe but you got to start somewhere :roll: :roll:
by DuncaninFrance
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Huh?

by DuncaninFrance
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Huh?

At a guess, and it is only a guess - could be a sleeved barrel (.303 British sleeved to .22lr) with the sleeve removed or it could be the mount for a lamp :roll: :roll:
by DuncaninFrance
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Replies: 1209
Views: 81365

Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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