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  Rear Vernier/Soule type sights
Posted by: KieranW - 19-05-2018, 02:01 PM - Forum: Accoutrements & Accessories - No Replies

Hi I posted the below in another section of the forum with little success so I thought I'd try here.

Are there any UK based quality sight makers along the lines of the late Mr Rex Holbrook?  

This is for a black powder cartridge rifle, a Ruger No. 1 in 45-100 which Mr Holbrook rebarreled and rechambered in the 1990s.  

I'd prefer to buy quality homegrown sights rather than the USA or Italy.  The base centre to centre hole are 1.125" 

Many thanks.

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  The Northern Shooting Show
Posted by: JonHuggett - 14-05-2018, 01:13 PM - Forum: Events - Replies (1)

Over the weekend The MLAGB were well represented at The Northern Shooting Show. The Association had an indoor display stand and an outside Clay Shoot.

A great day was had by all with lots of interest in what we do. Many thanks to all the Volunteers who helped out!

To view some photos please click the below link:

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  Looking for Whitworth .451
Posted by: Rafal - 12-05-2018, 07:09 AM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (2)

Hi there
I am looking to buy Parker Hale of Birmingham .451 Whitworth Rifle
Most willingly in a good configuration ready for shooting. At a reasonable price. I'm passionate, not a millionaire Smile
It must be Parker Hale, not an Italian reproduction
If you have one and do not use, let me know

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  Holts Muzzle Loading Clay Shooting Competition
Posted by: martin_crix - 28-04-2018, 12:33 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (4)

Holts Auctioneers have kindly put up a trophy for an annual muzzle loading open clay pigeon shooting competition. This year's shoot, run by the Anglian Muzzle Loaders, will be  a 30 bird (singles) sporting shoot. The venue is Cambridge Gun Club, Cottenham, CB24 8AH, on Sunday 22nd July 2018. The shoot starts from 10.00 am with last cards to be handed in by 2.30 pm. Holts are offering a free valuation with certificate for one gun for each competitor. It is intended that this competition be competed for annually. Cambridge Gun Club is an excellent shooting ground with great facilities. Food will be available and the club will put a barbeque on. We look forward to welcoming muzzle loading shotgunners to what, I am sure, will be a great day out.


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  Custom .44 1851 Navy For Sale
Posted by: Shotgun_Cyclone - 25-04-2018, 09:27 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

.44 Pietta Colt Navy 1851 for sale, with a set of hand carved customised grips. 

The Grips are american curly maple, with ship carvings on each side. Description is given in the link below. 

See pictures here:

£400 ONO

Also advertised elsewhere. Please PM Me to arrange a viewing. 


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  Fienwerkbrau .36 For sale
Posted by: - 19-04-2018, 09:37 AM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

Used-Fienwerkbrau, History No1, Target Pistol, c/w Original case, Loading tools,Spare nipple, nipple key, and 200 Rounds of top quality .362 ball, all for £550- Can be seen by appointment at Wedgnock

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  WTB: American Civil War rifle/carbine parts
Posted by: cougar67 - 08-04-2018, 07:13 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (2)

Hello from Wisconsin.  Six months ago I stumbled on a $2 garage sale find 1859 Sharps carbine.  Had no forend or stock, mainspring, saddle bar, had damage to the hammer, trigger plate and tang, and had two screws busted off at the ends and two that would not budge, and can't forget the rust everywhere.  Fast forward and I have repaired her to where I only need an original stock with patch box and saddle bar inletting.  Why am I asking for parts from across the Atlantic? Ken McPheeters told me that after the war European governments like the UK and France bought up several thousand rifles, carbines and now-precious parts. 

Wanting to continue on all things Sharps, I bought a damaged but otherwise fully accessorized 3-band forend, including the bands, springs, nose piece and screw.  It's missing about 10" x 1/4" of wood on the right rear, but after I removed the varnish and polished the wood up, it looks like a beautiful piece as is.  Now, I'm looking to piece together an 1859 Sharps long rifle.  If I want to repair the forend, I'd need first a serial-matching barrel and receiver.  Then I'd need the complete lock plate, breech block and lever link (have great lever too), rear sight (very rare) and stock.  

Also, I'll be receiving a much lower production Merrill carbine 2nd model barn find.  Is all original that's on her, with some parts likely scavenged long time ago.  There's likely no mainspring (hole in lock plate where should be mainspring stud/pin(?), missing the rear sight and front sight, and the brass forend band and screw. 

If anyone on this forum has parts, or has connections, please do let me know.  I do have for trade two Martini-Henry bayonets and scabbards in immaculate condition with excellent roll-pressed markings. 

Thanks, Eric.

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  front sight for sale
Posted by: bowchaser36 - 07-04-2018, 09:18 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (2)

Muzzle loading front sight for sale. Made by Charles Higginbottom it has 15 minutes of angle adjustment each side of "0".It uses Goodwins sight elements and comes with a spirit level. It is in virtually unused condition. £150 or near offer. I can email a photo.

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  Under hammer pistol
Posted by: stuarta - 05-04-2018, 08:14 PM - Forum: Pistol - Replies (5)

Having recently Joined a different club I have started to become interested in shooting black powder in addition to free pistol and air pistol. I have been looking at buying a second hand Jim Greathead  percussion target pistol. I am told they are no longer made, does this mean if something in the pistol breaks there are no longer spare parts available or are parts simple enough to be made if needed by a competent gunsmith? Thank you.

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  More government interference
Posted by: Franco - 24-03-2018, 01:12 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

The government is currently considering responses to a consultation on altering airgun laws in England and Wales.  Shooters have started a petition calling for no further restrictions to be imposed; the more signatures it accrues, the more obvious the strength of feeling in the shooting community will be to policy makers.  

You can sign the petition at:

I realise that this is not a muzzle loading issue as such, but any restrictive legislation has a negative bearing on all shooting and shooters.

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