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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2020, 11:13:35 AM »
Yes Sir... Enfield 1864 Cavalry carbines.
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2020, 11:47:34 AM »
Hi

I've seen that movie a few times, and I've never bothered to notice what the Cavalry was carrying.  It is odd to me that they were carrying 1860 weapons in the mid-18 70's.  I also didn't note when Quigley was supposed to have taken place, but it had to be at least 1875 minimum.  The Sharps had to have been invented, and he had to have gotten famous with it.  Chuck Hawks says that the 45-110 was introduced at the end of 1876.  That would make it 1877, even the British should have had their Colonists better armed at that point.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2020, 12:06:17 PM »
More likely the Martini Henry Carbine historically...

The Movie prop dept. more than likely had a better source of guns in the Enfield's


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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 12:59:12 PM »
If anyone is interested  this was the source for Robert Moxham Prop master "Quigley Down Under"


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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 05:54:22 PM »
PE have you seen this video ?

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Boar+mauser&&view=detail&mid=1A673EEFEC4AA9417C9C1A673EEFEC4AA9417C9C&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DBoar%2520mauser%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dboar%2520mauser%26sc%3D2-11%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D74FED1C5DEA340EE85C76D7AFABB6DA1
Haven't seen it. With my s...l...o...w... internet, probably won't, but I might try it if I'm up really early on a weekend.

I've only shot my Swede at 300 one time, at the long range stage at the Grand Muster. The stage is-3 targets at 100, 200, and 300 yards, you have to get 3 hits on the shortest to move up to the next longer and so on. Has a time limit and max 15 rounds, and 100 has to be standing, 200 CAN be sitting, 300 any position. If I recall correctly, with the Swede I got 9 hits with 9 shots, only time I've ever done that. But a couple of others beat me on time.

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Re: Civilian coat
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2020, 09:09:38 PM »
Coat arrived today. It fits! and the shirt fits too. It's a rare shirt that has sleeves long enough for me.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2020, 11:50:03 PM »
Glad it fits.... another knuckle dragger  ;D


Looking forward to seeing your impression with the Mauser rifle
 
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2020, 10:05:55 PM »
Any update on the impression ?
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2020, 08:38:09 PM »
Unfortunately, most all shooting hobby activities are on hold for me. Finally got out "new to us" double wide on site, and most available spare time goes to that project. It's doubtful I'll get to the match in Iowa next week where I was going to wear that. But I did wear it earlier this morning when I went to our local match-temps were  low 50's when I went out this morning.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2020, 11:41:29 PM »
Understood.... kinda sorta same here , "shooting hobby activities are on hold"  at least matches & Range.

I do shoot at the home galaxy , latest was this morning with new to me Webley before the rain socked in all day.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2020, 10:52:00 AM »
Yes Sir... Enfield 1864 Cavalry carbines.

There is another possibility for what might possibly be the actual issue carbine. The Monkey-tail WESTLEY-RICHARDS. Little known in America (some rifles made it to the British garrison in Canada, quickly replaced by Martini's due to cold weather problems with the WR ammo.) but in widespread use by British cavalry, and Boer hunters in South Africa. Here is a longish, but fairly in-depth article. 

https://www.roaring-forties.co.uk/home/monkey-tail-history
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2020, 02:01:24 PM »
Unfortunately, most all shooting hobby activities are on hold for me. Finally got out "new to us" double wide on site, and most available spare time goes to that project. It's doubtful I'll get to the match in Iowa next week where I was going to wear that. But I did wear it earlier this morning when I went to our local match-temps were  low 50's when I went out this morning.

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I was at the match, and the jacket does look good.  Warm too.
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2020, 04:26:26 PM »
Photo's ?  for those that attend vicariously  :-[
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2020, 06:56:34 PM »
If anyone was taking pictures, I didn't notice.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2020, 07:58:10 PM »
About 20 years ago my door prize at a larger shoot was a blue McGonigal town coat from Texas Jacks.  I really wanted it black and thought about dying it but a friend convinced me to leave it blue, and I'm glad.  Over the years the sun has really faded it (still bright blue inside) and it looks like it should!

 

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