Today I got my Gahendra delivered. And it was immediately a big surprise. The original sling was still present. The gun itself was in remarkably good condition. The wood had a few small cracks but no rot. The action worked smoothly and there came the second surprise. I found inside of the barrel a second cleaning rod !! There from its last use. The barrel has almost no pitting. I would give 6 stars if possible. Thanks AC.
Exceptional. ACC shipped my rifle next day after phone order. This proves that 12 years later there are still great Cache guns sitting there. It arrived filthy & covered in black preservative and was:
- all together
- numbers matching
- unit marked
- VERY well packed
I own a Martini Henry MkII, a Francotte & now a Gahendra. This was an excellent purchase from a trustworthy supplier.
Four star was because I had to replace the rear sight ,other than that it was better than expected ,seems like every winter I get the urge to work on these old guns,I've done sniders ,martini henry now I'm working on this Gadendra and will be in the market for a Brunswick untouched next. Great service and the packing was also great. Thanks Atlanta Cutlery.
This is a good usally firable gun (Brass hard to find but is out there. You will have to had load) I have four of these and like them all. If hammer tip is broken they are fixable drill into install pin solder and shape. Gun properly restored has value
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won't buy again fell apart trashed it
Shipping was quick. Well packaged and covered with plenty of bubble wrap. Rifle was even better than I expected it to be. A few dings in the wood but solid. It came complete with all parts and screws but the firring pin spring seems not to function but can be replaced with a parts gun. Bore was in perfect shape no sign of rust. Rifle was covered in a thick baked on tar like grease but I guess this is what saved it from rusting all those years so I can't really complain. I'm very please with this purchase and will be buying another one soon. one small note, Acetone seems to cut right through the grease on the metal parts but I'm afraid to try it on the wood since I want to try and retain the original finish when it is fully cleaned.
Gun arrived as described...filthy and covered in grease. Disassembly proved tedious as the third restraining bolt was seized...I had to drill it out. The middle bolton the receiver had no head on it, so had to tap a new slot into it and then drill it out to accomodate a new one. The wood cleaned up beautifully with Easy off, a very nice grade of walnut. The outside of the barrel cleaned up beautifully, except for some deep pitted rust on the under side, which was to be expected. I have almost finished with the wood...just need a few more coats of Tru-oil. Reassembly of the action is tricky. Recommend putting the firing pin/level assembly in one piece at a time, and use a punch to line up the holes to put the screw back in. The action is extremely smooth, with a light trigger pull, much smoother than any of the K98's that I usually restore. Excellent buy!!!
I have purchased about 20 and 95% are totally very good to excellent. I got a few parts rifles and other parts on E-bay and all will work and I intend to shoot each, once they are slugged and tested.
Maybe I got lucky, but there were no missing parts, only light pitting where the barrel meets the wood. Of course it was covered in storage grease and dirt as expected, but after cleanup the bore was pristine. Very happy and getting ready to order another just having trouble deciding which one
the Gehendra or Nepalese Martini was the sixth gun purchased from AC. It arrived in excellent condition as did the other five. I appreciate the personal contact and the way AC does business Rev. Bob
DIRTY BUT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BORE IS LIKE NEW WOOD IS IN NICE SHAPE ACTION WORKS VERY PLEASED
Very pleased with my Gahendra rifle. Small stock chip and butt plate doesn"t appear to fit this rifle. Good bore, minor rust and pitting. All parts there inside and out. Much better condiition than I expected.
I recieved my rifle in three days.I disassembeled it wich is really easy if you go on you tube to see videos of disassembly The gun cleaned up fantastic ,the rifling was almost as new.No missing parts either.I cleaned the wood grease off the finist type scotch brite pad and Goo Gone.The pad is gray and are used mostly as for in between coats of varnish for surface prep.I followed up with a couple of products by Howards.One is a varnissh finish reviving this does a great job without removing the old finish.I then used a beeswax and oil to moisturize the wood.Metal parts I soaked in gasoline out side for a day and scrubbed with a brass and stiff nylon brushes.I really dont like to use gasoline because of its high flamability ,I would try kerosine instead.I left the gun original no re bluing just a good cleaning .I am very happy the way it looks and plan to buy the Infantry model next. Rick
I've ordered and received two of these and have been more than pleased. It takes time to clean them up but the results are rewarding. Thanks A.C.
WOW! First I need to thank the Nepalese Armorer or soldier who owned this rifle. When they put this one away, they gave it a light grease coat, covering everything. This rifle is near perfect or mint. It must have been new from the factory, then a shipment of British Martini-Henry’s came in and then the Nepalese just put the Gahendras in storage. It was black & sticky when received. I was able to remove the grease in 15 minutes and under it was light cherry red colored, perfect wood stock with the exception of 2 small nicks from recent handling/ shipping. The rifle is 100% complete, action is fine, no rust. The silvery, steel cleaning rod still shines like new. I ran one patch with bore cleaner down the barrel, brushed with .20 Ga brush, ran 3 patches with oil, and perfectly clean. It is probably smoother and cleaner than a lot of modern guns out there. Still needs more detailing, not cleaning. I’m just totally amazed by its condition. C. GREEN