Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Meanwhile, back at the range...............

Everything booked for Sunday 11th. Ammo loaded, early lunch set and then........................ :shock: Saturday afternoon a friends wife telephoned and said "Can you take me to the hospital, husband has just trapped his finger in the band saw!
2 hours in emergency then "He has to go to the specialist hand hospital in Bordeaux tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.for an operation to sort out the 3 fractures"

Up at 6:30 a.m. this morning and back home at about 1 p.m. - watched the Rugby instead.............. :lol:

Might try again next Sunday :cool: :cool:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:44 pm

Finally..............range time with a result!
I have not enjoyed shooting a 'new' rifle so much in ages :shock:

It is a beauty..................


FIRST EVER 5 ROUNDS.jpg


NEXT 10 + Scmidt-Rubin G11.jpg


Bottle of hot, soapy water to keep the crud soft for when i get home.

PRE CLEAN.jpg


There will be a short video on YouTube as soon as i get it uploaded.......... :GBR:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby Niner » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Great news. I'm happy for you. And particularly since the rifle was brought back to life by your efforts.
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:28 am

MAH was down last night so could not post the Youtube link but here it is now.

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:27 am

Nice to see the old girl shooting, what are you dipping the bullets in Duncan ?
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:20 am

Udder cream Joe, just a small amount on the nose. It softens the crud in the barrel and makes it easy to clean.
I pulled the barrel through twice after I shot and then cleaned it with my patent steam wand about 3 hours later and there was hardly and fouling in the water.

A lot of the British Militaria Forums members swear by it - including me :lol:

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby Niner » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:30 am

Youtube, no less. :bigsmile:

Why did you fire the rounds so fast? I'd have thought, considering all the time and effort you had into each round, and considering the new firing pen, you would have wanted the experience to go slooooowwwwwly. :loco:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:49 pm

First 5 were slow, second 5 were too but I speeded up for the third five to make it a better video............. :bigsmile:
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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby ArchFluffy » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:46 pm

This is fantastic!

I love how it all came together :D

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Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Postby Niner » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:32 pm

So who was the guy who first took his wife's skin cream and used it on the bore of his rifle to soften the crud? Maybe the wife left it behind when she moved out and he was trying to find a use for it?

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