one more martini question

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Ross Smith posted this 24 May 2024

My martini wears an after market stock. The rollover check piece was too high and thick, so much so that aiming was difficult and pain  full. I'm almost done removing wood and getting close to refinishing. I can do that with the buttstock on the rifle but the rifle is in the white and I'd like to get it blued maybe. That means the stuck on buttstock needs to be removed. I can't get that screw to budge. Any ides?  Also does anyone make a peep sight for the martini cadet?

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Wilderness posted this 24 May 2024

Ross - the buttstock probably just needs more muscle.

Best peep sight for the Martini is an (old) Parker-Hale, as fitted to the 12/15 target rifle. The commercial Martinis had a 1/4" hole drilled in the back of the action for a cleaning rod, and the PH sights had a matching hole. Sight mounts behind the action, not on it. This is an absolute top quality sight.

Suggest you examine or find a picture of the BSA 12/15 Martini .22 target rifle.

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oscarflytyer posted this 24 May 2024

Stuck screw old Gunsmith  "trick"

Go to your local pharmacy and get (have them order you) a bottle of Wintergreen Oil.  Not a prescription, but is kept behind the counter. 

Put 1-2 drops of the oil on the stuck screw for 5-7 days.  Then try to take it out.  If this doesn't work, my experience and what I was told by GS that shared - screw will have to be drilled out/tapped.

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fa38 posted this 24 May 2024

Put some pressure on the screw to turn it out and give the tool, wrench or screwdriver, a smack with a hammer.  Sometimes works

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Wm Cook posted this 5 weeks ago

I’d use an impact wrench and a candy mallet if there’s enough meat left on the head?  Option two would be to fill the head large enough to fit a screw extractor. good luck.  Bill C

My addiction to gambling starts and ends with me spending $ to try a powder I’ve never shot before.

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Tom Acheson posted this 5 weeks ago

My answer....more vodka, less dry vermouth!

Tom

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RicinYakima posted this 5 weeks ago

After removing the firing mechanism you can then put thread dope on the inside of the action.

Or blue the action with Oxflue blue from Brownell’s with stock on.

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