Martini Henry with a difference ?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Charlie the sniper, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Charlie the sniper

    Charlie the sniper New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    England, thats the USN aircraft carrier near europ
    Martini Henry rifles, just float my boat, I blame the Movie "ZULU".:D
    I own a Greener shotgun, with a Martini Henry action already, but have been on the look out for a Martini Henry rifle, one that is not overpriced, but in good shooting condition. The other consideration is calibre/caliber, I would like 577/450, but the price of each round would be far to high around $8 USD
    Another popular round is the .303,????
    Then yesterday, a really good friend of mine, he is the guy who "gave" me the Greener shotgun, told me that a friend of his, a professional gun maker/smith, and Martini Henry fan, will build/re chamber me a Martini Henry rifle in ....7.62x54R :eek:, the cost £/$ free of charge, the only catch, I will have to be patient, after all his paying customers have priority.
  2. kutaho

    kutaho New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Peoples Republic of the Pacific Northwest
    can't beat the price,
    good things come to those who wait.:D

  3. budman46

    budman46 New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    charlie the sniper,

    i was infected by zulu much the same as you and love the martinis.

    i have two of the .22 club target guns one scoped, the other original and i had a greener shotgun action turned into a wannabe quigley rifle with a splinter forearm, pacnor barrel, tall tang sight and .45 colt! why? i have a dillon progressive press that cranks out .45 colt like popcorn and with a heavy charge of hogdon's h-110 powder and 300 gr. cast bullet it chronographs 1300 fps. groups at 100 yds are 2".

    the 7.62x54 conversion would be yourself a favor, have the barrel set up for .308 bullets if you intend to reload.

    a feature i have come to appreciate with the shotgun action is the safety lever that has to be moved before each shot...

  4. swanshot

    swanshot Active Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Perth western australia
    Here ya go: This was built on a Greener cadet action.
    It's calibre is 30 Herrett. Shortened 30/30. I love this little rifle

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