Yankee needs help!

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by hacsar, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. hacsar

    hacsar New Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    I'm a new subscriberlooking for help with a problem I have on a Martini/Henry I have had customized. Here in the states gunsmiths who know these actions are few and far between. There's lots who say they are but don't live up to the claim.

    I bought this one a while ago. It was originally a .303. The barrel was completely shot, totally eaten away by corrosion. I had it rebarrels to .45/70. The smith did a beautiful job. Unfortunately he retired right after doing it and is no longer available to even ask questions of.

    My problem is with the height of the falling block when the lever is at its normal dropped position for loading. It is still positioned for the .303 casing. I have to push froward on the lever to allow the block drop low enough to load the .45/70 round.

    What do I have to do to lower the breech block so it will accet the .45/70 case and still be high enough to retain the cartridge in the chamber when the action is open?

    I really enjoy reading your posts but think I need some info on the cartridges you're using. I've never heard of a lot of them.

    Hope you can shed some light on my problem. thanks.

  2. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Hi Mate,it's quite a common conversion down here,i myself don't know much about the martini's but you could try Australianhunting.net,you will find some guy's there to point you in the right direction.
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004