quote: Originally posted by John Wallace
It is good to know that Dr. Roads's work is bearing fruit, in a way which is very much what I would expect of the Omanis. I'm sure he already knows his work is appreciated outside Oman too.
Kevin's looks like a particularly choice specimen. The wood is better than most, a pale yellowish walnut being more common, the rear sight hasn't been removed, and it doesn't appear to suffer from splitting away of the wood behind the top of the action, as so many Martinis do. If I ever restock another Martini, that is a place I will impregnate with superglue - and assemble after it dries, of course.
It would be worth trying whether reloading with .308 bullets cures the metallic fouling problem. Molycoating the bullets, though probably inadmissable for classic arms competition in the UK, might also help.
Why thankyou John I was rather pleased with the Muscat especially after a little cleaning. Had thought about .308 Bullets but not gotten any further with it after playing with the Gas Checked lead. This is the only one of these I have seen and I found it on Norman Clarks stall at one of the Bisley shows. However I nearly missed it as when I went back another dealer had taken it. Fortuneatly it was a dealer I had brought from before so a deal was struck over the phone as he had left and it was shipped to a friends RFD.
Last year I had considered selling it to help replace the car after the accident in March but I managed to sell the two Boer DWM M93's by DWM for a fair price so managed to keep this Muscat. It hurt enough selling the Boers one OVS marked rifle and a carbine all matching I might add including rods as it was . Of course I retained the Plezier .