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Slow Lazy Dog
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Martini cadet
Apr 17th, 2021 at 10:01pm
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Picked up a cadet at a gun store recently. Broken buttstock, no buttplate, broken rear sight and rechambered to 32-20. Bore looked great, no pitting on receiver and the price was really cheap. I had a couple slabs of mesquite I had cut at the ranch many years ago. Figured it would make a nice stock. Used a piece of Texas ebony for the forend tip. Rust blued the barrel, new sights and added a checkered buttplate.
The bore slugs .320. I made a die to fatten up some .323cast bullets to .321. I'll see how it shoots tomorrow.
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2021 at 10:03pm
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Typo. Bullets were .313 fattened to .321
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 18th, 2021 at 8:45am
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I like the transformation!  Smiley
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 18th, 2021 at 2:26pm
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Pretty slick!
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 2:23pm
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Slick! Love that buttplate. Rifle came out great, bet she'll shoot great
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 3:43pm
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Another one comes back to a better life!
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 6:32pm
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The small Martini and the 32-20, a favorite combo! Like the BP.
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 9:26pm
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Looks very nice.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 10:56pm
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Thanks to all. I was able to shoot a few rounds this past weekend. It shot very well with the .321 diameter bullets. I had made a die that I could use in my arbor press to compress the 115 grain .313 bullets I had to .321. Decided to make a pin to produce hollow points.
  
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Re: Martini cadet
Reply #9 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 7:01am
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Nice work!  I have a soft spot for the Martini cadet rifles and for custom rifles made on that action.  Many moons ago I had a nice custom rifle, but let it go in a trade.

My current Martini Cadet is all original.  I enjoy shooting it.

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Now we need a range report.

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Reply #10 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 8:09am
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Shocked Very nicely done.
Hope it shoots well for you.
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