What is this and do I need to buy it?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by deg, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Can anyone tell me what this is and if it is worth buying?
     

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  3. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I dunno....
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI&feature=kp[/ame]

    Some variant of the M-H but can't tell from the pictures.

    Would NOT buy as a shooter. MAY be a .303.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martini-Henry
     
  5. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Yes indeed, certainly a MH Variant but the pics dont tell the story very well. Ive got my Dads MH Elephant Gun as we always called it. She's a wallhanger for sure even in great condition that she's in after all these years. Ive never fired it, I like my shoulder too much!

    Zulu, dint that have another famous not to be fired today weapon in it? Hmmm, let me think...
     
  6. 303tom

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    I going to say Martini Henry to, but it does have a strange lever................

    OK that`s what it is, it`s a Nepalese Gahendra Martini-Henry Rifle in 577/450............

    Yes Buy It !...............
     
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  7. shadecorp

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    Kind of looks like one.
     
  8. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    $375 or should I bicker with him?
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Yes bicker with him:)
     
  10. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What is a fair price for this wall-hanger?
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    They sell everyday for around 150 bucks in a lot worse shape than that one seems to be !.............
     
  12. Mercator

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    I don't know, but here is something else. If you have to ask others whether you need to buy it, you don't.

    My gut feeling it will be exactly a wall hanger, especially in a wooly mammoth caliber.
     
  13. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    But-but it's a gun! There are lots of things I may need and don't even know it :)
     
  14. Overkill0084

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    Gahendra Variant.
    In good condition they can be shooters if one is willing to do their due diligence & homework. Reloading obsolete black powder cartridges is a hobby unto itself.
    Outside forum links are verboten here. However, suffice it to say that there is a range report with one of these on a cast bullet specific forum only a Google search away.
    As to whether it's worth buying, only you can be the judge.
    Personally, if it's not something you can actually fire safely with period spec ammo, I wouldn't bother, the world is full of wall hangers. Opinions vary of course.
     
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