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by Bruce Scott
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Nice 1873 Martini Enfield
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: A Nice 1873 Martini Enfield

From what I've read they're able to handle MK VII loads but I'll start out with what's available on my gun shop shelves.

At present it's still with my dealer waiting to be licensed, a lengthy process in Western Australia, unfortunately
by Bruce Scott
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out to the range with the .460 Martini
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Out to the range with the .460 Martini

That could become quite a nice custom build, invest in some nice wood, matching stock and forend, recoil pad for sure! Could also have a muzzle break/ thread protector to help tame that 460 a bit! Sure would be a great rig in 'straight wall' states and a good bear over bait gun. Yes, it could be ma...
by Bruce Scott
Thu May 25, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Nice 1873 Martini Enfield
Replies: 5
Views: 481

A Nice 1873 Martini Enfield

It started out as a MkI in 1873 and was subsequently upgraded to a MkII. In 1900 it was converted to .303. I don't have a full photo but these show that she is pretty good condition, the seller says the bore is excellent. http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/tango4c/R%20action.jpg http://i16.photob...
by Bruce Scott
Mon May 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

jeepnik wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Any idea what ship?
Missouri, according to this article: http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/Letters/Kamakazep ... hedin.html
by Bruce Scott
Fri May 19, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

It's hardly new: "In the 17th century the term "vulgar era" first appears as a replacement for Anno Domini in the writings of the German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630 CE). At this time "vulgar" did not mean "uncouth" but "common" or "ordinary" and was used to designate even...
by Bruce Scott
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b166/RobDeans/Documents/ScreenShot2014-12-18at102104AM_zps5ff3ff26.png The Mad Minute was derived from a pre-World War I rapid-fire exercise used by British Army riflemen, using the Lee–Enfield service rifle. The exercise (Practice number 22, Rapid Fire, ‘The Muske...
by Bruce Scott
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields

Interesting post Joe. I've read some reports, from WWI I think it was, where German troops -- who had been subjected to the massed volley of a "Mad Minute" by a group of Brits * -- would later say they thought they were under attack by machine gun fire, and not by infantry armed with bolt-action ri...
by Bruce Scott
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK, you old gun experts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: OK, you old gun experts.......

In post # 12 in the discussion at the link it was posited that it indicated bullet diameter, eg, 38/100 inch.
https://thefiringline.com/forums/showth ... p?t=499119

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by Bruce Scott
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horse sense
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Horse sense

I'm not a horse person but I'd say it can work. http://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/c8wd3zf8/FILEID-1.547.43 Mixed team, Fresno County California, 1901. http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/~/media/ArtsEdge/Images/LessonArt/grade-6-8/capturing-history.jpg?as=1&dmc=0&h=225&w=300 Bullock and mule https://ww...
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Rifle - Shotgun
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Mystery Rifle - Shotgun

Here's some info on a similar gun:

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/55168

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by Bruce Scott
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could go back
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: If you could go back

That would make me 67 in 1949 and born in 1882. Since I would still have been me, I dare say I would have wanted to be in the Army and with that birth date I could have served in both the Boer War and WWI. I suppose all I can say about that is that I'm pleased that I survived, but who knows what sha...
by Bruce Scott
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Barcelona Rick & Bruce Scott.
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Happy Birthday Barcelona Rick & Bruce Scott.

Thanks fellers. I'm not here so much these days and just happened to drop in and see this.
:) :)
by Bruce Scott
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day thinking
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Memorial Day thinking

My pleasure.

One of my great uncles was also killed during WWI and, like yours, has no known grave. His name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day thinking
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Memorial Day thinking

I did a search using this free site: - https://www.abmc.gov/database-search and came up with: Robert B Frederick Rank - Corporal, U.S. Army Unit -115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division Entered Service From - Maryland Date of Death - October 10, 1918 Status - Missing in Action Memorialized - Tablets ...
by Bruce Scott
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ? for our members down under ....
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: ? for our members down under ....

Those are pretty harmless. I'd throw a few handfuls of dirt/pebbles at it and let it go on it's way. But, I wonder if they taste like chicken? I had iguana kabobs in Panama that were pretty tasty.... Nope, nothing like chicken - pretty greasy with a taste all of its own. I have only had the opportu...
by Bruce Scott
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War Medal of Honor.
Replies: 26
Views: 916

Re: Civil War Medal of Honor.

"The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is so designated because that was the name it was given in an act of Congress that was signed into law by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 5, 1958 as Title 36, Chapter 33 of the U.S. Code. The law authorizing the society has since been transferre...
by Bruce Scott
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to clear up a bit of confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Need to clear up a bit of confusion

Within the Armory site there are buildings designated arsenals which were used to store weapons made in the armory. Below is a photo of the East Arsenal:

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http://mass.historicbuildingsct.com/?p=1382
by Bruce Scott
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question About Feral Kittens----No Cat Haters May Answer
Replies: 55
Views: 1191

Re: Question About Feral Kittens----No Cat Haters May Answer

Tif they are neutered and spayed then released back into their territory the numbers of cats will diminish. That has been documented . Where? I would very much like to see that work. Thanks, Brent There's this: http://www.feralcat.com/ And some other points of view: "Supporters of TNR embrace this ...
by Bruce Scott
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who remember him...
Replies: 25
Views: 1004

Re: For those who remember him...

Sad news indeed.
by Bruce Scott
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Opener Smooth bore accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Eye Opener Smooth bore accuracy

No problem. I scratched around somewhat and found this article which indicates that in the 1860 trials a 10'x10' target was used. https://www.iusb.edu/ugr-journal/static/2000/stanage.php It shows photo illustrations like this, which is the 100 yard rifled musket target on which 48 hits from 50 shots...
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Opener Smooth bore accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Eye Opener Smooth bore accuracy

Ben, Did the article describe those Army targets? Hanoverian experiments in 1790 using targets representing bodies of infantry or cavalry achieved the results below. The targets were 6 ft high and 50 yards wide for infantry and 8 ft 6 inches high for cavalry. 100 yds - Inf Tgt - 75.0% hits - Cav Tgt...
by Bruce Scott
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Musket Value
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Winchester 1873 Musket Value

G'day Pop,

I thought it might be the one at Lawrance Ordnance, it certainly looks nice but well over my budget.
http://www.lawranceordnance.com/shot_an ... /index.php
by Bruce Scott
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount

I like the XS but it's designed for the AE and mine is a top ejector. I would need to drill two holes on the front of the receiver to fit it - something I would prefer to avoid.

I do have a Kwik-Site side mount for the BB which I may use.

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by Bruce Scott
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount

I'll be interested to hear what they say. I'm considering the mount for a BB, pre-AE.
by Bruce Scott
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount

Has anyone tried this mount?

Thoughts?

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Details here:

http://www.mod94scoperail.com
by Bruce Scott
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Looking But Expensive Receiver Sights -
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Smart Looking But Expensive Receiver Sights -

That was my thought as well. The only thing "innovative" is their holey front sight. But then, what's a Redfied going for these days? There's a Redfield 70E on Ebay right now that's at $67, with 5 days to go. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Redfield-Series-70-E-Rear-Receiver-Target-Peep-Sight-Winchester-92...
by Bruce Scott
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Looking But Expensive Receiver Sights -
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Smart Looking But Expensive Receiver Sights -

- from D.W. Battlesight:

https://www.dwbattlesight.com

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$292.33 with Merit disc and $243.33 w/o.
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The truth is ignored about the Oregon school shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: The truth is ignored about the Oregon school shooting

The media would have us to believe that the teacher who was shot ran and called 911. Police were dispatched and arrived at the school where they entered and looked for the shooter. Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, the shooter "made his way from the locker room to a bathroom" where he hid and then sh...
by Bruce Scott
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?

Thanks Pete, I just found this on Gun Values Board http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/winchester-94-big-bore-375-win-4202426.html "Winchester introduced the Big Bore XTR in January 1979. If the butt plate has WINCHESTER marked on it, your Carbine was manufactured prior to January of 1981. If it was "U.S....
by Bruce Scott
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember this rifle? It Looks a bit different now.
Replies: 50
Views: 1596

Re: Remember this rifle? It Looks a bit different now.

Outstanding work! Love the Pattern 21 Sight too.
by Bruce Scott
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another walk in for sale today !
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Another walk in for sale today !

Basically a Japanese re-design of a French re-design of the original American Benet-Mercie (Hotchkiss) 1909 "machine rifle." Those things killed a lot of Americans in WWII and more in Korea where the Chinese used some of the thousands they captured from the Japanese at the end of WWII. A deadly mac...
by Bruce Scott
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?

Thanks ollogger, mine must be about the same vintage.

Bruce
by Bruce Scott
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Win 94 Big Bore Serial Numbers?

The info is probably available but I can't seem to locate anything.

I'm interested in the year of manufacture of a .375 XTR, low comb, top eject with a Serial # BB052XXX. Any ideas?
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: load development for my 32/40
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: load development for my 32/40

I have not had much success using cast bullets from my Lyman 319247 mold. This target was shot last weekend using Hornady 170GR FPs over 18 grains of AR 2207( IMR 4198 equivalent). Without the wayward shot, the group measures 3/4". http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/tango4c/IMG_0619.jpg The rifle...
by Bruce Scott
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do squirrels bite bark and spit it out on my patio?
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Why do squirrels bite bark and spit it out on my patio?

There are a couple of theories discussed here: http://kentuckynativeplantandwildlife.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/why-do-squirrels-strip-bark-and-chew-on.html And...apologies for heading this in another direction but while in Bali recently I saw a couple of adult squirrels munching on young ones in the h...
by Bruce Scott
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Beach Landings
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: WWII Beach Landings

There were some efforts to provide smoke cover: 342 Sqn - "Group Lorraine" - Boston IIIA - 2nd TAF - 2 Group. Part of 137 Wing. Based at Hartford Bridge Hants. The Squadron's D-Day task was to spread a smoke screen intended to hide American landing craft and armour from the German guns on Omaha Beac...
by Bruce Scott
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Powerful, Emotional Sendoff In NZ.....
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: A Powerful, Emotional Sendoff In NZ.....

"A Powerful, Emotional Sendoff In NZ....."

Definitely !
by Bruce Scott
Sat May 24, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWI in photos
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: WWI in photos

Here is an interesting 1920 New York Times article about the 'Bayonet Trench' which presents a couple differing views about what may have happened:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-fr ... 5B808EF1D3
by Bruce Scott
Mon May 19, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun leather: ammunition loops in slings etc.
Replies: 47
Views: 1587

Re: gun leather: ammunition loops in slings etc.

These cartridges have been in this leather wallet for at least 5 years with no corrosion or verdigris developing. I guess it's all about the tanning process.

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by Bruce Scott
Sat May 03, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be careful who you "thank for their service..."
Replies: 27
Views: 892

Re: Be careful who you "thank for their service..."

I worked with a man in his 60's when I was young and stupid, 17-18. He a crusty old coot who took a liking to me. After working with him a few years he started to talk one day. He was in an artillery unit that was the first into Auschwitz. He said he was not particularly bothered by the war until t...
by Bruce Scott
Thu May 01, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Big Bore Stocks
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Winchester 94 Big Bore Stocks

Good news!

Thanks for your replies.
by Bruce Scott
Thu May 01, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Big Bore Stocks
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Winchester 94 Big Bore Stocks

Does anyone know if the butt stocks for the BB are the same fit as any other straight gripped post 64 model? Numrich have BB specific forends but nothing in the way of butt stocks. However, they do have these: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/ad/1335540.htm#1335540A http://www.gunpartscorp.com/pub/Produc...
by Bruce Scott
Thu May 01, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want one of these...
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: I want one of these...

Well... they're not all they're cracked up to be.

Nice sports car and panel van though.
by Bruce Scott
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Sight Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Lyman Sight Help Please

Centennial wrote:I don't know , but I like it.
I wish they were still made and affordable.
Providence Tool Company make them but they go for about $140.

Info, including installation instructions here:

http://www.providencetoolcompanyllc.com/downloads.html
by Bruce Scott
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health Alert Guys
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Health Alert Guys

Interesting.... This is also from Dr Oz: "As we age, we lose the natural vitamin C in our skin. Luckily, lemons contain the vitamin C we need to look and feel fresh again. Unlocking the vitamin C in lemons can help turn back the clock in three ways: 1. Age Spots The best way to use vitamin C on your...
by Bruce Scott
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets See Your Compasses...
Replies: 34
Views: 1066

Re: Lets See Your Compasses...

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Mine is an IDF issue job bought off Ebay.
by Bruce Scott
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Henry SilverBoy .22 Spotted
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: New Henry SilverBoy .22 Spotted

I think the Henry offering is called the Silver Eagle; Uberti has the Silverboy.