some of my IMA 's Antique Guns

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some of my IMA 's Antique Guns

Post by normsutton » June 23rd, 2010, 11:01 am

P-1853 Three Band Enfield

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snider carbine's

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Brown Bess

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Nepalese Gahendra Henry
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Brunswick P-1837

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IMA 's Antique Guns in "untouched" condition

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Post by papabear » June 23rd, 2010, 4:32 pm

Beautiful Norm, simply beautiful work you do on the IMA BP guns. Being as I have seen most of them in person and have shot a few and yes cleaned a couple I looking forward to shooing a few more of them come this Sept. Great Pics.

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Post by anjdrifter » June 25th, 2010, 5:44 pm

yup outstanding and yes i remember the cleaning session at Norms lol

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Post by piaggior » June 27th, 2010, 2:18 am

Those are beautiful, Norm! I have been thinking about buying on of the Martini Henry rifles for a project for my daughter and myself.

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Post by normsutton » June 27th, 2010, 9:36 am

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if you plan to shoot it don't buy a Francotte Henry , their barrels are to tight , and the actions are week

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Post by piaggior » June 27th, 2010, 3:01 pm

normsutton wrote:piaggior

if you plan to shoot it don't buy a Francotte Henry , their barrels are to tight , and the actions are week

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Is that why they are priced so cheaply? How about the Gahendra rifles? I'm not real sure of my restoration skills, so I'd like to start as cheap as possible.

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Post by normsutton » June 27th, 2010, 3:43 pm

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the Gahendra Henry's are going to go up in price very soon, I have 5 of them and I have shoot all of them at lest 20 times, and they will go up in value , they only made about 8,000 of them I believe , its also very easy to repair
this how you take it apart and put it back together again http://britishmilitariaforums.yuku.com/topic/8972
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Post by piaggior » June 27th, 2010, 4:10 pm

Thanks Norm, that's the way I will go then. If I can get one to look half as good as any of yours, I'll be very happy.

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Post by normsutton » June 27th, 2010, 4:23 pm

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if you need any help email me or call me

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Post by piaggior » June 27th, 2010, 4:28 pm

Thanks Norm. I will start a thread once I receive it. I'm sure I'll have alot of questions about it. My daughter is even starting to get excited about it, she's asked to see IMA's website a couple of times today.

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Post by normsutton » July 1st, 2010, 4:32 pm

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I just order another Gahendra Henry i well have Tuesday

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Post by piaggior » July 2nd, 2010, 4:41 am

The shipping is a little slow to Arizona, so I have to wait until Thursday for mine. If it turns out in decent shape, I might order something else in a couple of weeks.

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Post by piaggior » July 2nd, 2010, 4:45 am

Norm, It looks like your getting mighty close to 0.1% of all Gahendra's made!

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Post by normsutton » July 2nd, 2010, 4:53 am

I think I have at lest one of every rifle IMA sells of the un cleaned ones

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Post by piaggior » July 2nd, 2010, 2:25 pm

normsutton wrote:I think I have at lest one of every rifle IMA sells of the un cleaned ones

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I would really like to get there. I might be a little late to the game, but I'll try to catch up slowly. I am really interested in the Brown Bess and Three Band Enfield, but my wood working skills are a bit questionable.

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