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cundiff5535 04-08-2019 09:28 PM

BSA Martini MKIII Restored!
 
Been a while since I was over here. I know I posted some pics of a restored MKIII I did a while ago, but I just recently got to shoot some pics in some natural light!

This thing was a mess when I got it, but... its now a masterpiece! Could be my favorite Martini that I currently own.

Anyway, just showing off some pics of what someone can do with one of these things!

https://live.staticflickr.com/7824/4...deae5ce8_k.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7923/3...e7465923_k.jpg

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STRUGL4X'SC 04-08-2019 09:44 PM

Very nice, thank you for sharing. It is my opinion that no country will make them as nice anymore.

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Jamesfthompson 04-08-2019 10:30 PM

Martini 111
 
Simply Beautiful very nice job better than the factory produced

rapidfire10ring 04-08-2019 10:32 PM

As usual, you settle for nothing less than the best. Again, who does your stock work?

stephen_maly 04-09-2019 12:58 AM

BSA Martini International MK III Masterpiece
 
I have a MK III in its original satin finish, and that is what is on the MK III's and earlier versions. The MK IV's and V's were polished. The rifle here in the photos is well beyond what the BSA factory did. It reminds me of many of the guns in the Colt Firearms Museum. Many of them have a similar high gloss finish. I doubt if there are any other such rifles in the world which have been finished in this exclusive and definitive manner. It should be described as a BSA Martini International MK III Masterpiece.

Gabby-Bill 04-09-2019 01:28 AM

Did you do all the work yourself or farm it out? If you did your own bluing did you use the hot blue method? OR?

Anyone can get a deep gloss blue it takes mainly sanding to an extremely fine finish in excess of 1000 grit.
Beautiful rifle,
Gabby

cdiver2 04-09-2019 06:58 AM

Great work, well done. If you want another project I will send you my Mk lll :)

Gizmo60 04-09-2019 06:25 PM

Excellent job. :bthumb:

An International is on my wish list, fingers crossed.

Would love to get one and replicate the finish you achieved.

Giz

rapidfire10ring 04-09-2019 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gizmo60 (Post 11437647)
Excellent job. :bthumb:

An International is on my wish list, fingers crossed.

Would love to get one and replicate the finish you achieved.

Giz

You have to be willing to put in the effort. Even a gunsmith would shy away from this much effort.

Rod Blackburn 04-09-2019 09:34 PM

That is indeed a beautiful rifle. You Sir do excellent work. :bthumb:

ghgs 04-09-2019 11:24 PM

Nice work!

A square 10 04-10-2019 10:26 PM

that is one gorgeous rifle , congrats and fantastic job on that one ,

Kurt701 04-10-2019 11:43 PM

Old Auction Martini
 
Not mine. I saved the pics.
https://i.imgur.com/JbLkFfG.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/mVQuq3J.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PwCGNrQ.jpg

cundiff5535 04-11-2019 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurt701 (Post 11439465)


This is actually a rifle I have hunted for a long while... years actually. I had a chance to buy it from Rock Island Auction about 4 years ago. I actually thought I was the winner and in reality the top bid (my bid) was missed over the internet and the rifle sold to the floor.

This one still haunts me:(

rapidfire10ring 04-11-2019 08:05 PM

Makes me wonder how many bids of mine were dropped on RIA?:confused ::rolleyes::rolleyes: Also, their mark-ups are murderous....count on at least 30% to your bid or winning price!


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