BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Probably the most popular caliber firearm in most of the world. Many of us have more than one. They also are very collectible and still cheap to shoot.
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BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Wed May 16, 2012 7:58 am

Can anyone tell me the price of a rear aperture sight for one of these, also the 10 shot holder that fits on the side of the action?

I've looked on Google but could find nothing.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby 24626151 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:14 am

Depends on the mark of sight, also are you selling or looking? I have looked around various sites when asked and to be honest it all depends on what the market will pay.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Woftam » Wed May 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Eoin, there's a bloke on ebay who makes the ammunition holders and sells them. Price is around the $40-50 mark.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Quickloader-QL1-Parker-Hale-BSA-Martini-Benchrest-Smallbore-Rifle-/300710765438?pt=AU_Hunting&hash=item4603c2237e
Also is the sight this one ?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Parker-Hale-PH7A-rear-sight-/251061077440?pt=AU_Hunting&hash=item3a746805c0
If they're what you want I can put bids on if you haven't got an ebay account.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Fri May 18, 2012 6:10 am

Thanks for that, mate.\, but the sight that I'm after fits on a dovetail rail on the left side of the body. I'm in the process of buying a Mk III 'International' but it doesn't have a rear sight.

Until i can get the correct sight I'll make an adapter and fit a Mues range sight that I was given a few years ago or maybe my spare Central.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Fri May 25, 2012 7:07 pm

It's now at home!!

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the Central sight (mainly for No1 L-Es) and an adapter that I made from a bit of scrap aluminum.

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another view of the sight and before I sprayed the adapter matt black

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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Mon May 28, 2012 6:13 am

Anti-fungal is the way to go :D
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby joseyclosey » Mon May 28, 2012 2:17 pm

I'll have to try some of that stuff, i need all the help i can get. :mrgreen:

Nice shooting Eoin.

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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby dhtaxi » Mon May 28, 2012 3:19 pm

Well done my freind.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Mon May 28, 2012 6:28 pm

This was my most satisfying target, shot in practice after the shoot.

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Aside from the flyer 9, this really shows the potential of the rifle.

The shot at 10-o-clock is actually cutting the line (only just :!: ) for the extra X.

It was a bit uncomfortable to shoot due to the high comb but as I don't want to alter the stock I'm raising the foresight by about 1/2 an inch. This should allow me to get up close to the aperture.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby 24626151 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:19 am

I have one of the aluminium bullet holders as well. I was leaving it on a rifle thats for sale but I havent advertised for a while outside of report!
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Dave 101 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:41 am

24626151 wrote:I have one of the aluminium bullet holders as well. I was leaving it on a rifle thats for sale but I havent advertised for a while outside of report!



Your better off selling a PH QL on ebay some of them depending on model are worth half the price of a rifle , same as the sights and woodwork , sell the peices keep the action and barrel and you have made your money .

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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby M14man » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:22 pm

The proper rear sight for the BSA is a Parker Hale PH25 "B","C", or "E". All fit, the letters are slight sight modifications. They are not cheap, about $175 US. This is the type of mount on the left side it needs. That is my scoped MKIII.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby A square 10 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:53 pm

very nice rifle , congrats

have a hankerin for a nice martini , one day i will be fortunate too
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:55 am

Just by chance I came across a 25B, minus the screw in aperture for $75 + $13 postage; so I jumped at it and did the deal, I've got a few apertures that should fit, if not then a bit of lathe work will soon have one turned up. Will be posted next Tuesday, so may have it by Friday with any luck.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby blackisler » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:42 pm

Looking forward to seeing the finished product
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:37 pm

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One of the pics that were sent before I quickly e-mailed "Done Deal" :D
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:07 pm

Eoin.

Link to photo says I don't have permission to see it.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Niner wrote:Eoin.

Link to photo says I don't have permission to see it.


Should be OK as I took it direct from my In Box, however I've moved it into Photobucket so it now has a different URL.
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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby Aughnanure » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:31 pm

The sight was posted in Adelaide, South Australia, on Tuesday and arrived Friday as hoped, over 1,800 km; not only that but the seller refunded $6.50 as the postage wasn't as much as expected, all up $81.00.

It is in tip-top mechanical condition although the blue is a bit faded, can't have everything :D :D

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The 6 hole aperture is from my other Martini Target and bears the 1909 Patent date.; screwed in perfectly.

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Re: BSA Martini 'International' Mk III.

Postby A square 10 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:49 pm

looks very nice , and effective too

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