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Martini Cadets

Post by Bill » 13 Aug 2019, 7:28 pm

A few Martini's

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Post by bigrich » 13 Aug 2019, 7:32 pm

Bill wrote:A few Martini's

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so that's why i can't find any, you've got them all ! . they all look like qaulity guns too :thumbsup:
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Post by Leadspitter » 13 Aug 2019, 7:46 pm

What bill doesn t know about martinis isnt worth knowing !
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Post by snag » 13 Aug 2019, 7:46 pm

Extremely nice collection mate. Could you tell us what calibres they are? I'm a Martini collector myself, you've inspired me to photo mine and post it - I'll do it as soon as I have time. Champion effort.
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Post by JimTom » 13 Aug 2019, 8:22 pm

Impressive collection mate. Much envy. My Dad has one in .310. Great fun.
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Post by Bill » 13 Aug 2019, 8:36 pm

Haha s**t I'm not stupid enough to own that many of them..... :lol:

Going to see em on Friday thou, might be tempted to grab a few spare parts off ole mate for a future build thou.
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Post by Noisydad » 14 Aug 2019, 6:44 am

Nice collection but not sure about the lookin glass sights though.
I managed to win my clubs “Military walk up” comp this year (5 shots at each of 50, 100, 150 yards off hand) with my 1874 Mk1 Martini Henry. Pretty sure it was my rousing rendition of Men of Harlech that honed my performance on the trigger.
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Post by gunnnie » 14 Aug 2019, 12:40 pm

Now that is a damn fine collection of Martini's. Absolutely magic little single shots. Have been a fan of these fine firearms for over 40yrs.
Currently have nine in my possession ranging from 22Rf to 357Mag.
Have another custom in 20-222Rim at the 's moths waiting for me to finalise & collect. Once that's done I'll give him a Kyber Pass copy MH large action to make up as a 45Long Colt.
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Post by duncan61 » 14 Aug 2019, 12:47 pm

The action can be cycled very smooth with a bit of practice.I had the Greener shotgun which is a falling block and people were spun out how fast I could put 5 shots through it.I have never had a rifle with a falling block action so not sure how quick you can get
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Post by Bill » 16 Aug 2019, 3:55 pm

so caught up with ole mate this morning and had a fondle of some of his recent builds. Anyway managed to grab 2 pieces of almost finished timber for a future project and then made the mistake of taking a 2nd look at a rebuilt 22 magnum martini, big mistake as i ended up with both the unfinished timber and the 22 magnum barrelled action.

PTA in this arvo I should have the bits in a few weeks, managed to part trade a scope for the deal so the wallet is still intact.
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Post by Bill » 16 Aug 2019, 8:35 pm

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not getting the timber in the pics as I didnt budget for checkering and reckon it can be a bit wasted on a cadet, only metal work coming my way

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base will be a modified leupold unit machined to fit the barrel, turn in rings. Burris FFII 3-9x40, small game walk around rig :drinks:
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Post by Bent Arrow » 16 Aug 2019, 9:13 pm

Very nice mate.
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Post by Bill » 16 Aug 2019, 9:28 pm

thanks Bent arrow, rebuilt action, new pin, quick release torx to drop out the action, new firing pin and spring, trigger at 2.5lbs, bent handle, fresh blueing, action drilled at the rear for easy cleaning. I got to examine the case after firing and its a good chamber. Always had a soft spot for the 22 magnum so looking forward to using on foxes and smallish ground huggers.

if i can find a cheapish used 20 cal barrel I may convert into a 20/357 aka a rimmed 20 Vartag.
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Post by N.Field » 19 Aug 2019, 10:34 am

Bill wrote:A few Martini's

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Nice!!

Here's one of mine, a Greener in 357 Magnum:
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Post by Bill » 19 Aug 2019, 5:24 pm

N.Field now that is a well proportioned martini, lovely stock work

Do you know who did the timber work, I cant see but does the lever slot into a cut out ?
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Post by N.Field » 19 Aug 2019, 6:28 pm

G'day Bill,

Thanks for your comment, I had the stock made by Ken Davis here in WA, he has done three for me on Martinis. The stock isn't cut out in any way for the lever.

Ken doesn't have a website but he's on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kendavissto ... e_internal
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Post by Mattraff » 20 Aug 2019, 10:37 am

The Martini is a beautiful looking rifle. I have a 577/450 and a 310 and love shooting the 577. I also used the old international club rifles for small bore as a kid. These club rifles were old and well used but were still good enough to win with and a pleasure to shoot.
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Post by Bill » 20 Aug 2019, 11:08 am

Well I got the martini influenza bad this week, was dropping off a cervelatti recoil pad to be fitted to the wood work and somehow I ended up trading up the 22 magnum to a larger 357 based wildcat lol.......

70grs at 2600fps looks to be on the cards
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