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Re: A lightweight BSA Martini.
Reply #15 - Dec 29th, 2021 at 10:35am
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CptCurl wrote on Dec 27th, 2021 at 6:02am:
I have a soft spot for the little Martini.  Back in the '80s I had a really nice custom rifle built on a cadet action.  I shouldn't have let that rifle go.

Currently I have an all-original cadet rifle in pretty good shape.  It's fun to shoot.



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Curly, in 1967 I felt a little flush and bought a little Cadet just like you have. I was going to send it to Atkinson and Marquart and have them rebarrel it to .17 improved Bee. I still have the letter.

.17 caliber sporting barrel. $65
Fit to customers BSA action, chamber for suitable cartridge, headspace, fit extractor,  test fire $35
Bush breech-block for high-pressure cartridge $12.50

My how times have changed. I just bought a rifle barrel about 2 weeks ago and it cost me $404 plus shipping.

I never sent the Cadet to A&M and ended up selling it and bought a Sako barreled action in .223 for a $106.50 along with a nice Fajen stock for $30. It was my 2nd attempt at building a rifle and I still have that rifle today.
  
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Re: A lightweight BSA Martini.
Reply #16 - Dec 30th, 2021 at 1:32pm
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Not a BSA, but you might enjoy this small German. Just over 5 lbs.
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Re: A lightweight BSA Martini.
Reply #17 - Dec 30th, 2021 at 8:42pm
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I Love my little Swiss Hämmerli and Hausch .22.Very light and nimble like a BSA.

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Re: A lightweight BSA Martini.
Reply #18 - Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:25pm
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I like it, most of my single shots have DSTs.
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Re: A lightweight BSA Martini.
Reply #19 - Dec 31st, 2021 at 1:24pm
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Attached is a photo of a Buchel Martini.
It is a lightweight rifle chambered for the 8.15X46R cartridge but is neither a BSA or a Martini.
It is a rotating block rifle but has none of the Martini patent features. It uses a striker action located behind the rotating block.
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