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Posted: 9/10/2010 6:29:15 PM EDT
It came into Dixie Ammo Dump the other day.

Legal bring-back from Afghanistan.

Built on a Martini-Henry action, chambered in .303 Brit.

I wanna shoot it......BAD.............

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:32:51 PM EDT
I wonder how the recoil is on that?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:57:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:34:50 PM EDT
Now that is COOL.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:24:02 PM EDT
Video of the punny recoil please.

S L O W Motion Purty please.


7m
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:17:17 PM EDT
I doubt we'll actually fire it. It's not a true M-H action, it's an Afghan-made copy, probably hammered out of old railroad track or somesuch.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 10:22:29 PM EDT
These guns are dangerous. There are made specifically for the tourist trade and there is some speculation that the makers are hoping some dumb GI will try to shoot it. You can get more info from the experts on the martini henry forum over at forums.gunboards.com. The breach block on a martini action headspaces on the knuckle area at the top rear portion of the receiver. There is very little metal left there now so the strength is much less than it should be.

In the bottom pic. of my MKIV you can see how much metal should be there and my rifles were made to fire black powder rounds of much lower pressure.



Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:47:28 AM EDT
there is so much crap like that in the stan, its rediculous. They'll actually destroy good, matching rifles, to piece together something in hopes of selling it. I saw so many old English flintlocks, that had they been original, they would have been worth a ton. But, they'll pull actions and barrels off and put them on some gay cut piece of wood, etc.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 7:24:42 AM EDT
put that sucker in a pistol vice and pull the trigger with a string.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 8:54:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dawgm:
put that sucker in a pistol vice and pull the trigger with a string.


and post the video of the ensuing carnage.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:19:05 AM EDT
Most likely a Khyber Pass gun?

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:22:44 AM EDT
Let Joe shoot it- He will shoot anything.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:48:21 AM EDT
There's another one exactly like that at Sullivan's in Cumming. It's pretty cool. He has a second one, but I forget what caliber it is.
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