2/95th Rifles Forum Forum Index 2/95th Rifles Forum
Forum site for 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles Re-enactment Society
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)  
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Armae Rifles
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    2/95th Rifles Forum Forum Index -> Joining the 2/95th
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Matelot81
Forum Rifleman


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 108


Location: Pontypridd mid-Glamorgan

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Armae Rifles  Reply with quote

Hi everyone

Eric here from Febs training weekend,

Bug well and truly bit,

Now looking at Armae rifles,hearing lots of good things and some others about them,had a price back of 475 euros with Sword Bayonet which seems ok,but then it'll need proofing as well,so how much is that likely to cost and is the quality as good as some of the canadian ones?

Shotgun license applied for,but the South Wales police quote a 10-12 week turnround so looks like I won't be shooting at Newstead,does that mean I'll spend the weekend digging holes for latrines??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Hagman's roadie
Forum Chosenman


Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 264


Location: In the tree line

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ho Eric,
I cant comment on the rifle and proofing but the license lead time is always between 10-12 weeks. Once I'd filled the form out and got all the gubbins needed mine came through in super quick time.
You had the home visit and all that?

Now go and get some more bedding sorted ;)
_________________
"I find the best thing for a contrary knee is parafin oil and best brown paper."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Matelot81
Forum Rifleman


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 108


Location: Pontypridd mid-Glamorgan

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bedding,who needs bedding when you have a 1 tog sleeping bag and a argos camp bed!

No home visit yet,only sent the form of a couple of days ago.

Think I'm going to bite the bullet and order the Armea rifle as it comes with the sword bayonet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Hagman's roadie
Forum Chosenman


Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 264


Location: In the tree line

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matelot81 wrote:
Bedding,who needs bedding when you have a 1 tog sleeping bag and a argos camp bed!

No home visit yet,only sent the form of a couple of days ago.

Think I'm going to bite the bullet and order the Armea rifle as it comes with the sword bayonet.


Or you could wait till the license has come through and take your hard earned cash to an event such as Kelmarsh and purchase a ready to go rifle.
The sword bayonet coming with the rifle is a bonus but you could get lucky as I did and find a trader with a matching pair.

Its nice to have something to wield at an event though whether it goes bang or not but I'd hang on if it were me.
_________________
"I find the best thing for a contrary knee is parafin oil and best brown paper."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Paul Durrant
Site Admin


Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 1442


Location: Walthamstow, NE London

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eric,

I don't know anyone who has got one from Armae. We haven't known them long enough. Apart from 'The Rifle Shoppe' in the USA who hand makes their own, I believe all the rifles we see are made in India. Likely the Canadian DG ones come from the same place. Wouldn't recommend ever getting one from DG as the p&p is hefty - then you get stung by an import tax and if you have to return it for some reason you have to then cover all those charges again. At least the Armae ones only cost around a tenner to ship and you're covered by EU laws on returns, etc.

West Point Albion Small Arms recently quoted me 75 for proofing and drilling, 18 for proofing.

My basic calculations were that buying an Armae, getting it drilled, proofed, etc would probably bring it to the same price as a UK ready one would - except you have the sword which would normally be approx 75 on top.

Check out prices at:
West Point Albion Small Arms: www.westpointsutlers.org
Derbyshire Arms www.derbyshirearms.co.uk
Kranks: www.henrykrank.com


Last edited by Paul Durrant on Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:43 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Matelot81
Forum Rifleman


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 108


Location: Pontypridd mid-Glamorgan

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracked and bought the Armae,with the sword bayonet and exchange rate worked out a tadge under 400 so need to send it away for proofing and drilling once my SC is sorted,so about 475 all in
I know I could have waited but I am Mr impulse
Now ordering boots and stocking up on blankets!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Matelot81
Forum Rifleman


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 108


Location: Pontypridd mid-Glamorgan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rifle arrived today from Armae,they despatched it Monday,so about a week.

Quite impressed with it,I'll try and post some pictures later so everyone can give it the once over and see how it looks.

Sword bayonet fits well,on and off quite smoothly and locks well,

So all in all,seems a good deal.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Ben Townsend
Forum General


Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 3577


Location: Wessex.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eric,
Good on you for trying Armae. I'd have a try of them if I ever got round to changing my aged rifle. Mine is as old as I am, and must have had a few owners before me. Its quite common for a new gun to have bedding in issues, so don't worry if you get some of those- Rifleman Morrison can tell you all about those that occur with the lock, and our armourer, Marc will be able to offer advice on sorting out anything that arises.
Have you got all the gen on Bolsover you need? Anything that crops up, just give any of the guys a ring, and they'll drag you down to our own level of confusion   q21
_________________

Rifleman LaLa
I'm part of the problem
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Paul Durrant
Site Admin


Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 1442


Location: Walthamstow, NE London

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matelot81 wrote:
No,gonna miss Bolsover,work commitments

Stocking up on blankets and warm things,trying to get some boots sorted but there's a ten week lead on those as well,
Looking forward to Newstead as that'll be my first 'proper' event,hopefully kitted out a bit better and hopefully warmer and without the strange nightime noises of the schoolhut at Chiltern!


Eric,
'fraid you'll never get away from those 'noises'. 2mm of canvas between you and the next guy? Not a chance! q21

Look forward to seeing the Armae.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Matelot81
Forum Rifleman


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 108


Location: Pontypridd mid-Glamorgan

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone,hope you're all enjoying the weekend,sorry I'm missing it but a weekend work commitments messed all this up.
With regards to the Armae rifle,initial euphoria has worn off,but still pleased

On closer inspection there's a few niggles:
1)The brasswork needs some work,seems patchy
2)Trigger mechanism seems loose,stripped it down and rebuilt it,seems a bit better
3)Barrel extends a tadge to far from the end of the stock,might see if I can get it trimmed
4)Sword scabbard is a bit ropey,the brasswork appears to be stapled on,that will have to get sorted!
5)The wood looked ropey,but an afternoons rubbing and polishing with the wifes secret polish has darkened it and brought out the grain a bit better.
6)The barrel needs browning,doing this next week

So thats it,hope to pick up a sling and other bits at Newstead if anys available,but for the money paid seems a cheap(ish) way into rifle ownership
Enjoy the weekend
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Paul Durrant
Site Admin


Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 1442


Location: Walthamstow, NE London

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eric,
Well, you certainly didn't waste any time!

The brass work on the scabbard is typically 'stapled' in. I think that goes for all of ours. This is the lower section of an original. Not stapled I know...


Don't be in a hurry to trim the barrel. Post a piccy so we can take a look.

The wood is from over in India and tends to be light in both colour and weight. They tend to get large patches of lighter grain in them as well. I presume you stripped the varnish off. I plan to try and darken mine also.

The trigger and lock, as mentioned bt Ben earlier, occasionally have problems until they bed in and you get to know your weapon.

Any questions, feel free to drop us a line.


PS: I have made a sling for you today.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hagman's roadie
Forum Chosenman


Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 264


Location: In the tree line

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've seen so far, no two rifles are the same and each one has it's own 'personality'.
If you haven't already, invest in a gun cleaning kit, gun grease and a 'turn screw' (small flat head screw driver you can keep in your ball  pouch when you get it).
Marc the armourer will give you a heads-up on the components of the lock and what they do and may need to harden some bits n bobs. My lock had some teething problems in as much as it would either not locate on full lock at all or it would stop locating on full lock after a few rounds. Once we'd identified the problem (or problems) it was a simple fix and it has fired every time since (although much of that sparking every time is down to my skill as a rifleman *wink*).
I wouldnt tamper with it too much until you've had a chance to compare it to others and had Marc give it the once over.
Get some walnut or teak oil for the stock (unless its varnished) and allow the wood to soak it up. My stock was dry as a bone when I got it and very brittle in places. This lead to most of my issues because powder got in to the inner workings of the lock due to a slither of wood breaking off. This meant that I had to take the lock apart completely to clean it properly which in turn lead to screws coming loose. The least you have to do to the lock workings the better really.
_________________
"I find the best thing for a contrary knee is parafin oil and best brown paper."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justen_smith
Forum Private


Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 38


Location: I DONT KNOW !!!! HEELLPPP!!!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill be looking into getting an Armae in a couple of months if i am certain that im welcome as so far I have been unable to get a straight answer from Uncle Dave to the question "Am I welcome back" I recieved the answer, No Sod off (or along those lines ) :-).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Paul Durrant
Site Admin


Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 1442


Location: Walthamstow, NE London

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justen,
Sorry I couldn't make it to Bolsover. I was curious to see how much you'd changed in the last 3(?) years. My memory of you is an excitable young lad vanishing off into the darkness of an evening, doing the round of different campfires - and yakking through to the wee small hours! Smilie_PDT

Don't fret on not hearing a reply yet from Dave or the others. We usually give potential recruits a couple of events to try out first. Helps them get used to us, and us them.

So sit back and relax and prepare for next event!

Look forward to seeing you then.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justen_smith
Forum Private


Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 38


Location: I DONT KNOW !!!! HEELLPPP!!!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nex events a while away and i only have roman shoes....should i order some burke boots, worst case scenario i can sell them on.

how have i changed hmmmm.... up 4 stone in weight but want to get rid of it, i drifted back and forth at bols but he 33rd where singing and somehow there fire was warmer and less smokey (probs the best)

Had a great weekend and was good seeing everyone again, must say paul. someone mentioned you where upwards of 40.  I swear you looked about 25 when i last saw you.............

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    2/95th Rifles Forum Forum Index -> Joining the 2/95th All times are GMT
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
Link back to main web site