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Latest item in collection French Gras Rifle

A lovely weapon. I just love the old guns. In fact I had a section

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    A lovely weapon. I just love the old guns. In fact I had a section 58 Martini Henry Mk11 delivered to me from Fultons of Bisley today!

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    Im with you on the oldies Harry the mole,heres my martini enfield mk1,with lee metford mk11 bayonet.Latest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010023.jpg

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    Is it wise to trust those cup hooks in the ceiling?
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    Wrecker-yours is the ME Artillery Carbine, converted from the MH Rifle MkIII-the exact configuration will be marked on the left hand side of the action with the original markings on the right hand side-fine old historic firearms (I have an ME Rifle Mk I, still live but I wouldn't trust it now given its age and cordite ammo).
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    Those feet don't look like marching feet.
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    No, not any more...'Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn'
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    Harry,thanks for your concern but they are heavy duty steel screw eyes that have been up there a goodly while,theres nothing to say the weight of jeep parts in the attic above might bring em down though.

    Lithgow i will get the martini off the ceiling tomorrow and look at the markings,not sure about this new fangled nude photography but i will give it a try.

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    Heres pics of gun,theres no stampings on right side of gun,i was under impression it was a mk1 .303 made for the job not a rework of a henry,it would be nice to know what butt disc and bayonet markings were if anyone knows.
    Colin.Latest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010025.jpgLatest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010026.jpgLatest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010027.jpgLatest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010028.jpgLatest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010029.jpgLatest item in collection French Gras Rifle-p1010030.jpg

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    special reserve cameronian volunteers 1901 ?

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    'AC I'= Artilllery Carbine Mk1. Never heard of one being made new-plenty of older rifles available for conversion. It may be a good idea to start a new thread on the carbine as the original tag is now misleading on this subject.

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