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My other BL shotguns

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Ruari
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My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:49 am

One of my .410 shotguns, built on a Le-Enfield action.
These guns were produced by the Lithgow Small Arms Company for Slaengers who marketed, them under their name, in the years immediately following WW II when there was a shortage of new guns.

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Breach, showing the fixed loading platform (single shot).

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and the underside, which is also welded closed.

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Close up of the action and the short forend.

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Fore-sight and rather full 'choke' (before I cleaned the gun up a bit).

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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby shooter » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:17 pm

hey ruari what country are u based in?


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Vikram » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:59 pm

Nice .410,Ruari. Some of our civil police still use the .410 singleshot muskets.Thanks for sharing.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Shooter,

I'm in New South Wales, Australia and live in a small country town, in the mountains about 4,000 feet altitude.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Vikram,

I have a ,410 musket by RFI, as well as another .410 by Slazenger will take a snap or two of them and post.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby ckkalyan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:40 am

WoW - very nice Ruari, :D

Many thanks for posting! :cpix:

Look forward to images and descriptions of more of your treasures.

:cheers: mate!


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:02 am

This one is a real treasure, mainly because I'm in love with Enfields.

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The sling is a black webbing belt, again from the 'Op-Shop'.
The Musket is in very good condition with a shiny unmarked bore.

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Close up of the action and the very nice blue.

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The single shot fixed loading tray.

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The pinned rere sight.

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The RFI conversion marks, note that it only spent 4 years as a rifle and may not have ever been used as such.

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The 'tunnel'.

Still chambered for the Indian musket cartridge, which I make from .303 brass.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Safarigent » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Lovely snaps ruari,
I was in bankstown, sydney for a year and absolutely loved that part of the country! Especially the bit around katoomba and the three sisters national park!


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:50 pm

That part of Sydney can be a bit wild these days, I live over 300 miles from there but know it well as i used to live in a nearby suburb. Glad you liked the place, the Blue Mountains around Katoomba are spectacular.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Ruari » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:26 pm

This is my knock around gun that I use when in the rough country.

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Japanese KFC (Kawaguchiya Firearms Company, not the fried chicken :lol: } 12 gauge, 3" chambered, single barrel.

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The very substancial chamber walls and the positive ejector (not automatic).

I've had this gun for over 30 years and it has seen a lot of use including about 5 years of clay shooting.


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Re: My other BL shotguns

Postby Vikram » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:19 pm

Ruari,

Many thanks for posting the photos of the .410 musket. Could you please do us a report of the ammunition too and its performance in terms of accuracy and other ballistic details? Do you use it for any type of hunting? Any photos would be appreciated. The reason I ask is because the details of the .410 musket ammo is virtually unknown to most of the Indian civilians.Thanks again.


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