Many may've heard DaveH speak of my .25-20 Martini Cadet sporter with dupilicitous tones, mostly along the lines of "I'm luring him over for a visit and will make sure it doesn't go home with him".
Is Dave slightly cracked?...undoubtedly; in fact that's an understatement.
Is his taste in guns equally cracked?....fortunately not.
The Cadet has spent some time with Keith Hills.
For those unfamiliar with Keith's work, here's a SMLE No1 MkIII he re-built that was featured in the Australian gun magazine, Guns&Game, last year.
The exhibition grade walnut stock was made by mastercraftsman Geoff Slee who is famous in Oz for his work but Keith finished the stock, did all the metal work and bedded the action.
The owner had it built for sambar deer hunting & it presently shoots sub MOA with Woodleigh 215gn RNSNs, more than adequate for the job I'd say.
But back to my beastie.
Here she is now.
As you can see it now has a Weaver scope base and rings holding the steel tube Weaver K6-1 I picked up for it.
It's a little tight getting a finger in to push a round into the chamber but I'll get used to it and it ejects fine.
I've also added the buttstock ammo holder because I hate fishing around in my pocket for rounds.
What you can't
see is that the trigger has been lightened from over 5lbs to just under 3lbs!
Let's say I'm looking forward to scoping her in and smacking some game.
And Dave you can push off if you think you'll ever get her!