Indian Muskets

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  1. Jun 17, 2019 #181

    Rudyard

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    Rhodesia good country gone to pack. But you would be into the Shangani Patrol' Euwart Grogan and all the earlier history from the first Cape Colonly onwards , Theres a lot of great adventure stories . I allways think the Wild west was tiddleywinks compared to the stuff the Boers had to deal with . But its been so un PC, rarely a subject of film, no Hollywood, so few have much understanding of its rich history . I worked in Zululand building a railway line not quite like Patterson in Tsavo. But one site Mile 90 was bang on the White Umfalozi River game reserve trees broken by Elephants polished smooth by Rhino scratching there iches . . Lions seen if you went to Lashazarsa or Empangeni for supplies . The crew singing as we drove up from mile 38 to set up the camp magic stuff really . Regards Rudyard (Who oddly spent most of his time in Africa) .I was told in Bullawayo that the long established hardware store was once visited by Kipling who wanted to buy a bicycle on terms. But the shop keepers wern't too keen on this so told him" Could he get someone to vouch for him ? " He brought back Cecil Rhodes !. More Regards Rudyard
     
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  2. Jun 17, 2019 #182

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    Not in the last 75 years.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2019 #183

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    I have an Indian made P53 on layaway with Middlesex Village , and I'm trying to get Loyalist Arms to make me a P59. The .58 smoothbore should be a fun piece with paper cartridges made with .530 round balls. The .65 P59 I want just because I have an interest in the Colonial India period.

    I feel ok with buying Indian made British muskets, somehow it feels more "right" than an Indian made smoothbore Lorenz "rifle". I know its apples and oranges but I have Indian made "unmentionable " Enfields that are perfectly fine.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2019 #184

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    The India service smooth bore Enfield was & is a very good shooting gun. It was still being made new in India FOR the Indian market in the 70s , I have just sent a letter to Loyalist arms I know they are a most conscientious company I have known them for many years , So your order should be right up their alley . The unmentionables at least pre 47 where good. Oh I inadvertainly wrote of' Royalist' Arms in my earlier post, my error Im'e getting old ! Rudyard
     
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  5. Jun 18, 2019 #185

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    They make the Cavalry Carbine in .65 with the right "block sight" so I asked them to simply have their Indian gunmaker drill the bore to .65 on their P53 barrel and put the block sight from the carbine on it.
     

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