Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby englishman_ca » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:41 am

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This is a commercially rebuilt and scrubbed Mk.I IC1 that I restored.
Although the receiver was scrubbed, there were enough factory inspector and other marks on the rest of the gun to determine that it was manufactured at RSAF Enfield circa 1888.

It shoots like a charm.
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 pm

Nice piece...........
Not sure when I will get to load up some rounds for mine it but very soon I hope........
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby ArchFluffy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:02 pm

NICE!

I love the look of the stock. That's a great find :D

410 grain bullet. You could throw it and really hurt someone. Ha ha.

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:48 pm

Range day tomorrow................ :GBR:



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



Previous fillers for cases have included cotton wool, paper, maize flower and kapok but backer rod is the best as far as I am concerned. You buy it in an OD nearest to your need and then just cut it to length
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:21 am

Have you tried lint from the clothes dryer?

Environmentally friendly recycling of a waste product :!: :!:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:41 pm

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:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 am

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 :)
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 pm

Removed the forend wood to check the barrel had not been cut as had the firing pin.





No problem and well marked. Minimal amount of surface rust.
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:15 am

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

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:31 am

Pin arrived this morning :D :D

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