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Old 10-06-2011, 06:21 PM
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A modest proposal: We need a picture thread for images of various Martini rifles! Most of the RFC rifle threads have a well-populated picture thread that has become a sticky thread; it stays up front for easy viewing. So many great Martini pictures have been posted and then subsequently buried by the weight of new threads. So, to all Martini owners and shooters - post your Martini images here.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:22 PM
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ok here are mine. The top one is a W.W.Greener take down model with a winchester 52 22lr barrel and a fecker 12 power scope and i just recently changed the stock and forarm. The second is my martini 12/15 all original with matching serials on all parts and the proper parker hale front and rear sight, both rifles shoot with all the accuracy anyone could ask for.


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Old 10-07-2011, 12:39 AM
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Please guys! Include a bit of description. Make, model, caliber, standard or custom, etc.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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BSA Martini International Mark IV (ISU model)

A few pix of my BSA International Mark IV, acquired in 2010 in Virginia, for target shooting. Heavy barrel, Martini underlever, single-shot action, 22LR. Made in Birmingham, England, in 1971, by the barrel proof marks. Same serial number on action and barrel. London-made Parker-Hale iron sights; factory sights were PH25C on receiver, and PH1 foresight, but I chose an adjustable aperture PH25E for the rcvr sight. Total weight, about 11 lbs. Nice light, crisp adjustable trigger. Fun to shoot, feels solid and steady; it prefers Wolf ME and Eley ammo.
All the accuracy that I could want (200/200,-18X in 8/2012). In current use for monthly RFC 50 yard, iron sight, bench rest matches.
* Search on "Historic Arms Resource Center" English website, for details on BSA Martini rifles; HARC covers most English rifles in detail, with good illustrations.





Third photo, below, is an Anschutz 1411, with the BSA Int'l Mark IV, taken on my back deck at home in VA. They seem to get along quite well.



Fourth photo, below, is the BSA Mk IV set up for action at the range near Warrenton, VA. The Bushnell spotting scope, at left, has seen 30 years of service.



-- hhguns --

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Old 10-07-2011, 01:28 PM
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Here's two of mine.

I'm no expert on the models etc, I just like using the martini action for hunting.

The timber stocked one is a .22LR, fitted with a Leupold 2-7 V1 and a custom suppressor. It has had a custom stock made at some point, and the timber used in the stock and the fore end are from different sources, so the colour doesn't match too well, but she is a little honey to shoot. The local rabbit population don't like her.



The one with the black stock, I had this converted to .17HMR by fitting a Redmens barrel liner. When I purchased it, it was in .22MAG. Again, someone had made up a custom stock out of a New Zealand hardwood which was mis-matched. I decided to modify the stock shape to better suit my needs, and then coated the stock using a Rhino bed liner two pot epoxy with a textured finish. I can really recommend this product. It is very hard wearing, and after +2 years hunting, there is no sign of degradation on the finish.
The rifle is fitted with a Burris Black Diamond 4-16, and pretty much wears the bi-pod as a permanent fixture. She will shoot 1/2" to 3/4" groups at 100m all day long. This gun has accounted for many many rabbits, none of which knew what was coming.


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Old 10-07-2011, 02:46 PM
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Here's mine, a basic 12/15

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:14 PM
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Here are two of my three, the other one is a 12/15

My nicest Martini so far; a M7 "Special" or "Superb" depending on which BSA ad you look at. It has European walnut, a horn fore-end tip and most metal components have some sort of engraving including the buttplate. My flash makes it look like there are scratches in the receiver, but they are not visible in regular light.


A Canadian trainer (M13?). Sorry for the poor photography; it was taken by someone else. I have since upgraded the wood with a better original Canadian trainer set.

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Here is my Mark V and two coverts owned by a friend one in .303British and the other in .22lr.

The military rifles have horrendour trigger pull weights paricuarly the .303 !

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...y/100_0316.jpg

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Some of my Martini rifles all procured within ten miles of my home in Dunedin New Zealand except one which I purchased in Timaru.

The one with the Sutherland Sight I use now and again for pig shooting but getting low on ammo now.

http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/nz...tml?sort=3&o=0
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:55 PM
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:29 PM
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Lovely collection of different calibres but where is the humble .22".? Seriously, very nice.!! Tony
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:28 PM
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My 12/15

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This is my favorite Martini, mainly because I have only one. I got it at a gun show, barrel and action only. The barrel was already cut to 20" and needed to be refinished. The walnut came from Gunstocks Inc, with a little sanding and staining it came out better than I expected. It's exactly what I wanted, not to heavy, a field gun and still use it at the range.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:54 AM
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your martini

did he make that forearm also?

thanks

bob
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:23 PM
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My 12/15

I got both the forearm and stock from Gunstock Inc, you can buy the set or pieces. The forearm was a bit longer but I didn't like the screw hole that they drilled, so I cut it off and beveled the end on my belt sander.
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My mashburn bee man I love this rifle. It shoots so sweetly
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