BSA Martini in 577/450

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  • BSA Martini in 577/450

    Here is a couple of pictures of my 577/450 BSA. Bore is like new and definitely a good shooter. The wood has a tiger pattern to it which makes it stand out. Still has its cleaning rod.
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  • #2
    Can you clarify the chambering, 577/450 or 450 No. 2?
    Hold still varmint, whilst I plugs ya!

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    • Bathurst72
      Bathurst72 commented
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      I think its 577/450. I don't really know much about them as its my first in original calibre and up to now, was not into finding info about these guns. My other one is in 303.

  • #3
    Very nice. I think my next rifle purchase will be 577/450 carbine or a late .577 snider carbine. It will be interesting if it turns out to be a .450 no1.
    WTB: 38/40 barrel or donor rifle, snider/p53 lock and breech parts, 10-15 round blued 38 super 1911 mag, AIA/skk mag with star on the side. Pm me on forum.

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    • Bathurst72
      Bathurst72 commented
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      How can I check if 577/450 or 450?

  • #4
    Bought qa beat up rusted useless one years ago for a couple of quid may be $5.00 in today`s value along with three cartridges as in the piccy.
    Second from left .
    Paper wrapped rolled projectile in thin bras shells ... I was never game to fire it so I let one off with out the slug in.
    Rattled every window in the house and sent out a cloud of smoke about ten meters long.
    It was the short carbine version.
    I remember reading at the time that shells were in the vicinity of gold price and had a drop of some thing like 10 meters at 300 yds.
    Not much chop for a roo gun [ us lads had some funny ideas back then ] I swapped it for a horse that was no good either so no one came out in front.



    I dunno but I think it is a 577/450 [ 450 projectile ] 577 might be the complete designation its not an either or.
    Google is your friend and there is heaps on wikipedia about these old rifles.

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    • Bathurst72
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      I have changed the subject heading to reflect what it possibly is. I have a 577/450 round here and will chamber this tomorrow and confirm. Hopefully everything goes ok.

  • #5
    On the side of the receiver it looks like [BSA 2 .450]. This could be a commercial conversion to fire the Wesley Richards 450 No.2 Musket, a round similer to 45/70. Gawd knows where you would get cases and dies for it!

    Hold still varmint, whilst I plugs ya!

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    • Bathurst72
      Bathurst72 commented
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      Hi, just went and confirmed, its got BSA MCo on the side and have chambered a 577/450 round, so at least I can get some ammo and give her a clean out now.

  • #6
    NO affiliations and I dont know how old their page is but you could try this
    http://westernfirearms.com.au/reloading-supplies-brass-577-450-martini-henry-brass-5-by-bertram-p-2704.html

    Note they sell dies as well

    A gogle search using the following ..... no quote or any enclosures .. 577/450 ammunition - au .... will return australian content first inthe results.
    Don`t forget the space and au on the end /so it finds Australian content first.

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    Australia in future, the outcome is the same, a bloody dictatorship run on the whims of a very few ego-centric pathological elitists.

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    • #7
      The cheapest brass can be made from 24ga Magtec shotshells. About $35 for 25 from Gold Coast Shooters!

      Hold still varmint, whilst I plugs ya!

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      • #8
        Beautiful rifle mate, must add this to the list.
        Lithgow addicted, with no sign of a cure.

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