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Nepal Cache Martini

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Nepal Cache Martini

#1 Post by nrobertb » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Here are some before and after photos of the Francotte Model Martini rifle from the Nepal cache that I bought from IMA in "untouched" condition. It cleaned up nicely, but had a lot of issues and wasn't really safe to shoot. It was an interesting project with a fascinating bit of history and makes a great conversation piece. If you haven't seen IMA's DVD about the recovery of the cache I highly recommend it.
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Re: Nepal Cache Martini

#2 Post by ffuries » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:31 pm

I love looking at the before and after shots of the Nepal Cache, but what I hate is how many stories I read about how they aren't safe shoot. Granted it's a gamble as the whether you get a shooter or non-shooter. I would want to shoot everything I own at least once, but it isn't worth my life or body parts. Still it's a great conversation piece and a great rescue on your part, the final product looks awesome.
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Re: Nepal Cache Martini

#3 Post by nrobertb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:16 pm

I eventually sold the Martini to a fellow who was going to convert it to a different caliber. I don't know how the project turned out but would like to. Unfortunately I have lost his address.

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