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Reworked Martini
Nov 30th, 2018 at 9:20pm
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I am fairly new to the board but I am going to chance posting a project I just finished. I purchased it as a sporting MH over thirty years ago and had a lot of good fun with it until I got the bug to turn it into a Creedmoor style target gun. It had an interesting scope arrangement on it in that the mounts were offset and fixed so if you needed to adjust the point of aim you had to gently bend the scope. I tossed around the idea of keeping it take way but eventually decided it needed a better sighting system. The bases were sweated off and the barrel and receiver stripped and rust blued. I bought a nice English walnut blank and proceeded to fit it up and install a Silvers type pad. So far this was the easy part.

Bending the lever was a trial that had blood shooting out of my eyes before it was done because it refused to bend without cracking even at red heat. So it was bend and fill the whole way until it was perfect. Then after polishing it for fire blue, I was admiring my work and dropped it on the floor. One of the cams snapped off and it was instant junk. Another lever was ordered and the process repeated. The pins and indicator were fire blued with the completed lever. An order was placed with MVA for an "A" model scope in 10X with front elevation adjustable mount. This coupled with a high rear base should give the long range capability I am looking for. The stock finished and checked without incident. Several different loads have been worked up but the best group to date was 8/10ths for five at 100 yards. It might even be competitive. This is the only photo I have currently. Thanks, ratseye

  
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Re: Reworked Martini
Reply #1 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 9:33pm
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Well Done!

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Reply #2 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 10:05pm
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That looks great. I look forward to hearing more about the rifle Smiley What cartridge is the rifle chambered for?
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Reply #3 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 8:06am
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Thanks for the kind words. It is still in the original 577-450 M-H cartridge. I find it a very interesting cartridge to load for and quite accurate. ratseye
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 10:36am
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Nice to see a well executed large frame Martini! That should do quite well at Creedmoor typical distances!
  

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Reply #5 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 6:02pm
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Thanks for that. I like the look of the Martini, it's a little different from the others. I also have three small frame Martini's.  Two favorites I have are a Cody Ballard and a L. Romano Spenser SS.  Thanks, ratseye
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 6:30pm
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That, sir, is an attractive rifle. I seldom find myself much pleased by the average Martini, despite respecting their ability to shoot well. This one sure makes up for the most of 'em. Neat caliber, too.
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 3:40pm
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Thank you for the compliment. I think they have a special look to them myself. The cartridge is an interesting one and I am working on different fillers at the moment. The gun seems to favor a lighter bullet but the difference between three different weights is pretty narrow now and I am fine tuning things. Thanks again, ratseye
  
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Reply #8 - Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:23pm
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You do very nice work and the rifle is very charming indeed Ratseye.

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Reply #9 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 6:55am
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Thank you very much. I am a sucker for a nice piece of wood and think a great piece of walnut would make even a crowbar look good. It's becoming more difficult to do the fine work as my eyes get older but I still enjoy it. Thanks again, ratseye
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 9:32pm
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Oh the Golden Years Ratseye and why they came up with Depends for Men.
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 6:30am
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You are right about that, at this age everything "depends"! Thanks, rats
  
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