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Today my first Martini Henry Mk II arrived in the mail along with a bayonet/scabbard.  Finally.  So, I am going to re-watch Zulu & Zulu Dawn while holding my “new” Martini Henry.

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My plan is to give her a very slow and methodical going over and eventually shoot her.  We can get black powder charged ammunition here in the states from Buffalo Arms.  Fun times ahead.

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I have shot 2 boxes of Buffalo Arms ammo to the tune of $150 a box. I'm very happy with it. I know this sounds crazy but flush barrel with warm soapy water before traditional cleaning. This will neutralize the salt compound in the black powder. I use a funnel and small length of clear flexible tubing from breech to muzzle. Then drive some swabs in and clean normally. Nice Rifle!
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That method of cleaning (hot water flushed down bore) is the standard method of cleaning our flintlock rifles and we have used it for years.  I follow the hot water flush with a good scrubbing using patches soaked with Ballistol.  Easy peasy.  Plus the water flushes out the primer hole quite nicely in the flintlocks.

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Nice, gotta get that salt compound out of there!
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Why yes I did Neil, the leather bound version no less.

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