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Big Grin Another "Moore"
Posted by: Robin_G_Hewitt - 20-03-2018, 10:52 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (1)

I really did think I was buying a Belgian blunderbuss. It was clearly marked, "Moore". "London". I mean, How Belgique can you get, it's practically Fabrique Nationale?

I ask the dealer if it had London Proofs and he said, "There are no proofs on the top of the barrel".

Knowing winks might have been exchanged were there eye to eye contact.

It was just so pretty I couldn't resist. Today it arrives, out comes the barrel revealing B'ham proofs and a crown over T.

Are the Belgian clones getting hard to find Big Grin

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  UK rifle sights anyone?
Posted by: KieranW - 16-03-2018, 08:54 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (4)

Are there any UK based quality sight makers along the lines of the late Mr Rex Holbrook?  I'd prefer to buy quality homegrown rather than the USA or Italy.  Many thanks.

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  WANTED Remington 1958 Buffalo long barrel
Posted by: ayoshak - 15-03-2018, 01:30 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

Remington 1958 BP revolver,  Buffalo long barrel, 12", wanted, I think Pieta is the only one that produces that model.
I know it is front heavy, and not a faithful replica for competition purposes.
But I recently got a long barrel single shot which I love to shoot. Front heaviness do not bother me much. So I would like to try one for reasonable cash.
I have empty slot for it.
New one is under 395 at HK for blue steel one (which I would prefer over stainless).
Must not be worn out as Pieta spare parts usually do not fit.
Ayosha at 07939123579, NRA and MLAGB member.


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  2018 Entry Forms
Posted by: admin - 14-03-2018, 07:04 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

Competition Entry Forms  for musket, rifle and pistol are available to download from the MLAGB web site.

Note that several of these events are open competitions so MLAGB members, affiliated club members and non-members are welcome!

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Posted by: jimhallam - 11-03-2018, 01:27 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

.pdf   SURREY BRANCH ENTRYFORM RP SEPT 2018 -- both pages 180306 PDF .pdf (Size: 436.33 KB / Downloads: 1)

.pdf   SURREY BRANCH ENTRYFORM RP JULY2018 CORRECTED -- both pages 180306 PDF.pdf (Size: 439.23 KB / Downloads: 3)

.pdf   ATSC Entry Form 2018 PDF.pdf (Size: 653.8 KB / Downloads: 2)
I have attached some of these to save you time
Jim H.

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Posted by: jimhallam - 11-03-2018, 01:00 PM - Forum: Events - Replies (4)

As you know, these are intended to offer shooting opportunities for the widest range of ML "handguns" ( I DO hate that Americanism!)

I am pleased to see that the MLAGB Insurance now covers use of "BP Substitutes" -- - thanks, Alan.

As usual  THREE Percussion Classes (Standard Percussion Revolver, Percussion Target Revolver (offhand only), "Free" Percussion Revolver) and also "Modern Muzzle-Loader:
FIVE Courses of Fire (Slow-, Timed- & Rapidfire; "Bobber" (turning target) and "Surrenden" (against the clock)
OFFHAND and SUPPORTED (2 hand hold)

BP obligatory for originals, others may use BP Substitutes if the firearm is "Of Proof"
AWARDS-- scaled to the number entered:   MEDALS, Illuminated NRA Place Certificates and Skilled Shot Certificates .
SPECIAL AWARDS -  e.g., highest "Original",  highest "Open Frame", highest "Offhand"   etc ... ...

The three Open Meetings at Bisley are

28th/29th April - part of the Army Target Shooting Club Open Meeting -- (only £5 per entry for RP courses)
                            which includes MLAIC Precision and other ML Pistol events, Gallery Rifle, ISSF Events (incl. Air Pistol)

21st/22nd July --  run by Surrey Branch.

                             this includes two "SLRC Percussion Revolver Club Team" Championships ---  each MLA Branch counts as a "Club"
                  It is also the "middle weekend" of the NRA Imperial Meeting so there are other M-L Pistol & Revolver Cup and Medal Matches  as well as Gallery Rifle. I KNOW that is the same weekend as "BP 2018" -- perhaps in the future we (MLAGB) could avoid the "Imperial" which has been running in July since 1860?

9th September -- Surrey Branch RP Open Meeting --  Cheylesmore Range.

For the two Surrey Branch Meetings there are reduced fees for MLA Members and early entry --- Registration including one Course as low as £6 with additional courses only £5.

DETAILS from the following websites ---  MLA, NRA (in the Diary), Surrey Branch MLA, South London RC and ATSC  or send an e-mail to
jim (at) jimhallam (dot) me (dot) uk  -- no spaces ---  stating which meeting(s).

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  2018 March OTF Entry Forms?
Posted by: Blind_Pugh - 10-03-2018, 04:54 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

Is there any news regarding entry forms for the March OTF, times a ticking....

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  Sales & Wants
Posted by: Greenswylde - 04-03-2018, 02:40 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

"Collectors Item".. Flint lock Over & Under Tap Action Box Lock Pistol with sliding top safety by JNo.& George Jones (lhs) London (rhs). Birmingham Proof.Slab sided stock with Silver escutcheon. 23/4" X .44" Screw Off Barrels marked 2 & 3. Repair to Cock & small chip in stock. All in working order with Repro Barrel Key. £750.00p or VNO.. PM GREENSWYLDE No.93..

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Posted by: flyeruk - 25-02-2018, 08:33 PM - Forum: Pistol - Replies (2)

Just introducing myself. I have my FAC and SGC and recently joined a rifle club. I met a couple of chaps at therange,shooting BP revolvers. This has got me thinking about about applying for a variation for a BP revolver. I have checked with the club and no problem about me shooting BP there.
Im going to get a mentor,as required by the club,and want to get started asap. 
What would be a good revolver to start with,regarding calibre make etc ?
I did have the chance to shoot one of the members pistol,a .44 calibre and really enjoyed it. Would that be a suitable calibre for me to start with and what should i put on the variation request?
Many thanks in advance.

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Posted by: ROWLEY JACK - 25-02-2018, 10:45 AM - Forum: Pistol - Replies (3)

First of all, as a new member, hello to all.

Secondly, does anyone have experience of the Pedersoli Queen Anne pistol? I have only recently acquired this and am having problems getting charge to ignite. With a blank charge it ignites every time, but with a ball and patch loaded - nothing.

Pedersoli state that this is .50, and so recommend a .490 ball and 0.010 patch. Trying to load with this ball/patch is, to say the least a struggle. Loading is far from smooth, and impossible to control passage of ball and patch because so tight. Suspect end result is a compacted powder load. On Friday at the range, it took two of us to manage to extract a ball.

I have just read on another forum where someone posted to the effect, that having measured the bore, he got a reading of .492 not .50 and, as he rightly remarks, there is no way that a .490 ball with a 0.010 patch is going to go down.

Can anyone help or throw light please?

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