thanks a lot guys, i guess i have a lot of choices to run with and will need to do some more research. I am right into "open sight" distance marksmanship so the better the quality and accuracy the better for me...I'd like to keep it to US made if I buy new, not only to support local stuff but for warranty issues should any arise.
The ruger #1's look pretty decent to me and i've been reading very good reviews from a google search...decent variety of calibers too!
Originally Posted by BillM
If you are looking for at least somewhat historically correct, they have been
pretty much covered. The various Hi-Wall and Sharps repros will work fine.
Also the trapdoor Springfield if you like 45-70.
If you just want a breech loading single shot, there are the Handi-rifle and the
Thompson Center carbines.
Curious--Where and when were Martini's deployed in WWI?
From what I've read they were deployed to air crews and as a reserve arm in the early years of the war to various nations and some were used by desert Arab tribes protecting their land up until the end of the soviet union. The one I had was from a british arsenal but didnt have much more history on it other then that.