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    Dear friends,


    Can anyone helped identify this gun?

    the caliber is a 280 nitro express.





















    I want to restore and put in the field to hunt plain games

    probably in a caliber more common and powerful

    thanks

    BETO
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    Beto,
    that looks a lot like a Martini-Henry to me.
    Same carbine the Boers in RSA used extensively against the British with the Boer-Wars way back then.

    But i am almost sure i may be wrong - it just looks a lot similar - falling block and all.

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    It looks like a Farqueson (spelling?) falling block. Alexander Heny made single shots like this, but probably other makers in the 19th and early 20th Century did too. looks like a high quality gun. Are there any addresses on the barrel?
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    I did a little research and came up with a few pics.

    The pic with the hammer is an Alexander Henry
    One is a Wesley Richards and the one like yours is unmarked and maker unknown...so that doesn't help you any!
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    Your action looks thicker than this one but the three screws on the side plate of a Wesley Richards 1897 appear to be similiar.
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    The rifle appears to be a Farqueson varriant. There were many riflemakers making this style of rifle in the late 19th and early 20th century. There is currently a maker in Australia or New Zeland making a modern version of the Farqueson in stainless steel.

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    Tarawa,
    The left 2 pics are indeed Farkys.The right 2 are 2 different Alex Henry Falling Blocks. Note that the hammers are on different sides of the action.

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    Beto,

    I think you have a Westley Richards chambered for .300 sherwood with peep sights.

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