One for the Road

Corbett’s .275 Rigby, and mementoes of his life and career, courtesy John Rigby & Co. By Terry Wieland   Top of the Tree Jim Corbett and the Queen     By a strange coincidence, I was in the midst of re-reading all of Jim Corbett’s books about India,...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 23

Written by Neil Harmse       Chapter 24. A Martini Henry – Resurrecting an ‘Oldie’   A number of guns were put up for sale by a retired hunter and among these was a very rusty, badly pitted sporting Martini Henry .577/450 made by Isaac Hollis &...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 22

Written by Neil Harmse       Chapter 23. The Ultimate Big Bore   For those big-bore shooters who always claim they are addicted to back pull, I have come across the ultimate rifle which should satisfy their every craving for brain rattling,...

Father of Them All

This Enfield-made Martini carbine in .303 British compares favorably with the much later Lee-Enfield No. 5 Mk. 1 – the famous Jungle Carbine. Even after the Martini-Henry rifle had been retired as the British service weapon, various manufacturers (including the royal...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 21

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 22. Useful Equipment for Shotgunners   The long-awaited day has finally arrived. You have your licence for your new shotgun and have collected it from the gun shop – and the season is open! You cannot wait to get out...