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Old 02-13-2018, 09:44 AM
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Headed to Troy, NC this August to start my gunsmith training. Gotta build 5 rifles before I can graduate so I'm already looking for project ideas. Found a Martini Cadet in .310 for sale down under. Thought about buying it and taking it to the school for conversion to a sporter. Rechambering to .357 mag sounded like a nice project. Any thoughts?
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Cool! Keep us up dated
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A word of caution. My Dad had his .310 cadet rechambered for .32.

A neat little collector's piece was rechambered into junk. It randomly lobs those .32's at a target ten yards away. Beyond ten yards, you don't even hit the paper.

So if you're going to do it. Do it all the way.
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Martini for sale "down under". Import hassle and cost may be prohibitive --
I have a couple of projects you may be interested in:
T-38 jap sporter or resurrection -- barrel and receiver unmolested,
previous owner tried to sporterize with an incorrect stock --
M98 FN mauser -- complete with a new 308 barrel -- Chinese buy and looks like it spent a good deal of time in the bilge of a junk -
I was going to rebuild them but I am getting too old and will never get to them -
Have a colt 22 pump I do hope to finish -
anyroad let me know if you have any interest --
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:21 PM
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I own 2 Martini .22 and 1 .310.

I'm not sure about your "project" You are taking an interesting and historic rifle and converting it to a piece of junk. Not sure if that is the way I would want to representing starting out in a trade.

There are plenty of good rifles around with little intrinsic value that would be much more suitable for a "project"

Finally, I seriously doubt that the .310 Martini is up to being rebored for .357 magnu. Rechambering and lining the barrel for .32 special is a common modification, but the appearance of the gun is usually unchanged. (See Ga Native's post). I wonder it the extractor will be up to .357.
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