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Enfield Martini IV --- Look what followed me home ...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kopcicle, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. kopcicle

    kopcicle Member

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    First a shameless plug for Diana Pinto . I knew her father for many years . The gun business runs in the family . Diana recently held a grand re-opening of the store in Renton WA . Those of you that have done business with the family need to stop in and wish them well .

    This is technically an Enfield-Martini mark IV with a .303 British barrel of unknown origin .
    I have no idea where the wood came from or who did the work . I just picked it up once and ...

    Need I say more ? I need another caliber in the house like congress needs more lawyers .
    I promise a range report and detailed pics at a later date . I just had to confess my sin (s) .

    ~kop
     
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  2. skidooman603

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    Nice..
     
  3. murdoc rose

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    neat, actually so neat now I want one.
     
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  4. Numeric

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    You sir, have a very classy rifle. I hope its accuracy is equal to its beauty.
     
  5. 303tom

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    That is cool, damn cool, can`t wait to see more pictures & a range report...........
     
  6. JTJones

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    nice looking rifle. love that action !
     
  7. kopcicle

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    Looking forward to the week end . I have several weights and shapes to choose from . I'll have to see if I remember which end goes in where ...

    ~kop
     
  8. BCRider

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    Great looking rifle in a classic cartridge! I foresee a lot of smiles in your future.... :D

    I often find it odd that the Martini action has been so neglected or avoided by the reproduction companies. Yet historically it seems to be found in a variety of rather stout chamberings that laugh at the pressures involved. After all military arms are not popular if they tend to operate near their limits and burst or break a lot as a result. Yet we just do not see any more modern Martini action equipped options.

    My only Martini so far is an old Greener/Martini set up with a 12Ga barrel. I've only shot it a bit as I got it last fall and there hasn't been any decent times to try it at a trap range. But it operates slick as snot the couple of times I've taken it out to check the patterning and let a buddy try it.
     
  9. Old Dog Man

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    I want to know where you were walking, so I can go there and maybe one will follow me home. Those are very cool actions. Al
     
  10. buttrap

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    Does it have Metford or Enfeild type rifling?
     
  11. commygun

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    That is ridiculously cool! Care to share what it cost?
     
  12. Gordon

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    The bottom rifle is a 1903 marked BSA .303 in original shape
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  13. Kentucky-roughrider

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    If they build one in carbine length with a straight stoick for a good price, I would be one it like a white on rice.
     
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