Sunday, 8 July 2012

This has been a gun porn free site for long enough


So I figured you would like to see whats been going through the books recently? A couple of old shotguns, one a Westley Richards one of a pair black powder proofed damascus barreled and dating from 1880 ish but sadly in need of some serious TLC although once refurbished will net its new owner a few quid! Also in came a nitro prooved damascus barreled non ejector sidelock from W&C Scott which sadly will possibly end up as a parts gun;
 English damascus barreled sidelocks of that era are very attractive guns but seldom survive in great condition;
 Also in came a spare barrel, bolthead and magazine for this Mauser M03 a clients rifle. An interesting and attractive rifle, modern take down or switch barrels as they are known tend to be very well made and work exceedingly well;
 It is a nice piece of wood;
 The barrel is held in place by a locating stud and two captive bolts, it is simplicity itself and if you have ever handled a Blaser this will be very familiar, the barrels are made at the same factory apparently;
 The Bolt head interchanges very easily and this is it going in;
 The safetly doubles up as a bolt remover and whilst it takes a little getting used to after traditional safeties it is really just the logical place to put a Mauser safety, where it always has been on the bolt;
Its an interesting rifle with 2 barrels,one in .223 and one in 7x64 which is more than capable of dealing with anything out in the UK and most of Europe!

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