Single Shot Center Fire Rifle

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  1. Bicholui

    Bicholui AH Member

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    I would like to ask you to share your opinions about the single shot center fire rifles.

    Wich brand is it the best? Ruger, T/C, knights, Apex, H&R, Blaser, others...

    I own a Ruger Nº1 .300 RUM, that I love it. It´s my all-around rifle.

    Does anyone ever hunt in Africa with one?
     
  2. Mike70560

    Mike70560 AH Fanatic

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    In 2008 I hunted Buffalo in Tanzania with a Ruger No. in 416 Rem. I also shot a warthog, wildebeeste, and impala with the same rifle. The PH had no problems with me using the rifle and he never fired a shot while we were hunting.

    Practice shooting and reloading, use a wristband to hold your extra bullets.

    This is the link to the hunting report.

    The Selous September 2008
     
  3. Blainer

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    I have a Browning 1885 High wall in .45-70 an they are a great rifle, one of the nicest finished single shots i have seen.
     
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    Hi Bicholui,

    I have a very old single shot rifle in martini action the year of make is 1916 by BSA in caliber .300 SHERWOOD , a very light and accurate weapon still shoots good but the rounds are no more available in my country so just is a collectors firearm.

    Monish
     
  5. Bicholui

    Bicholui AH Member

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    Mike70560

    That was really fantastic...I read your story about your Tanzania safari

    Fascinanting...I do envy you!!!

    Did you use a scope on your Nº 1?
     
  6. Bicholui

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    Monish..

    Do you have a picture of your BSA? I would like to know about that martini action
     
  7. Bicholui

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    Oh yeah!! the old Buffalo rifle
     
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    Bicholui,

    This is a little write up on Martini action...

    The Martini-Henry was a breech-loading lever-actuated rifle adopted by the British, combining an action worked on by Friedrich von Martini (in certain respects resembling, and sometimes claimed to be based on, the Peabody rifle developed by Henry Peabody), with the rifled barrel designed by Scotsman Alexander Henry. It first entered service in 1871 replacing the Snider-Enfield, and variants were used throughout the British Empire for 30 years. It was the first British service rifle that was a true breech-loader using metallic cartridges.

    There are four classes of the Martini-Henry rifle: Mark I (released in June 1871), Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV. There was also an 1877 carbine version with variations that included a Garrison Artillery Carbine, an Artillery Carbine (Mark I, Mark II, and Mark III), and smaller versions designed as training rifles for military cadets. The Mark IV Martini-Henry rifle ended production in the year 1889, but remained in service throughout the British Empire until the end of the First World War, and was seen in use by some Afghani tribesmen even as late as the Soviet invasion.

    The Martini-Henry was copied on a large scale by North-West Frontier Province gunsmiths. Their weapons were of a poorer quality than those made by Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, but accurate down to the proof markings. The main manufacturers were the Adam Khel Afridi, who lived around the Khyber Pass. Hence the British term for such weapons, "Pass made rifles". Many of those weapons which survive are now being sold to soldiers serving with International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
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    Hope this gives little info !!

    Monish
     
  9. monish

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    These drawings are of Martini action rifles , hope this helps to decipher about this action.

    Monish
     

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    I am a huge fan of the Ruger #1s. It is my favorite rifle. I just picked up a Boddington Leopard in 7x57 that is a beautiful gun. It is a classic gun chambered in many classic calibers. I am now on the search for a big bore Ruger #1,

    Good luck in your search.
    Dan
     

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