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Posted: 3/5/2006 7:23:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:26:17 PM EDT
Definitely some flavor of Martini - Henry. Not very well versed on those, can't tell much more than that.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:26:25 PM EDT
Change the filename!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:27:21 PM EDT
I'd guess a martini cadet rifle.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:27:43 PM EDT
Boer War Matini in 455/577?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:28:15 PM EDT
Smaller, lighter versions of the Martini-Henry were created to train young military cadets. These weapons, often referred to as Martini Cadets, are similar in appearance to Mark IV's, but are much smaller and lighter. Many also feature August Francotte's improved action design, whereby the entire "guts" of the action can be removed by removing a single pin or screw. Government issue Cadets were originally in .297/230 Morris (Short and Long) and .310 Cadet (a.k.a. .310 Greener). These cartridges, like the .450 Martini-Henry, have fallen into obsolescence, and are nearly impossible to find in the US. Thus, conversion of these rifles to readily available rimmed cartridge calibers such as .357 Magnum, 32-20 WCF, 218 Bee, and 22 Hornet is very popular. The cadet's action is extremely strong. According to a 1955 data circular, the cadet action was tested with proof loads generating up to 60,000 PSI!!! Alas, the adoption of the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle in 1888 would lead to the phasing out of the single-shot Martinis. Nonetheless, the Martini survived for many more years as a Home-Guard and second class weapon of the British and Colonial Armies.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:28:18 PM EDT
gonna use that at your next high power match??

rapids ought to be a bitch
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:29:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
Definitely some flavor of Martini - Henry. Not very well versed on those, can't tell much more than that.



"AT 100 YARDS ON MY COMMAND! VOLLEY FIRE!!!"
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:30:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Change the filename!



Is it a martinicadet0ae.jpg?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:32:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 7:34:00 PM EDT by piccolo]

Originally Posted By rlc:
gonna use that at your next high power match??

rapids ought to be a bitch




Funny you mentioned that. i actually tried it, but my reloads were weak and although they held together @100 yards, they were worthless at 200. Gotta go up a couple of grains.

Bet I could get all 10 off in 70 seconds, though if I lay them out on my mat carefully.

ETA; Zack3G wins 10 points.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:32:38 PM EDT
Yup, its a Martini Cadet.

A single shot (possibly a .45 cal) used broadly by "various colonial armed forces and police forces in Australia from 1871"
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:33:02 PM EDT
Is it the gun Al Pachino used in heat?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By rlc:
gonna use that at your next high power match??

rapids ought to be a bitch




Funny you mentioned that. i actually tried it, but my reloads were weak and although they held together @100 yards, they were worthless at 200. Gotta go up a couple of grains.

Bet I could get all 10 off in 70 seconds, though if I lay them out on my mat carefully.

ETA; Zack3G wins 10 points.



woohoo go me.


I'd like to thank Google, and AR15.com, and piccolo for providing me with the opportunity to win these 10 points.


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