Maybe someone here can advise me. I have just received a little-used .270 which was made by Alex Martin Ltd., 18/20 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.
Does anyone know of this firm ?
I'm told that the stock is steel bedded and although a bit of plain wood - is very hard and the grain runs with the contour - which is good. The 20" barrel is free-floating, and the action appears to be an early P/Hale or Mauser. It has a magazine charging recess for use with clips - on the left side.
The drop plate on the magazine is activated by pressing and sliding a semi-pointed object in the floorplate recess - just like the old Rigby's.
This rifle has been fitted with a Timney trigger and has a good old refurbished peccar sight with a new and very fine crosshair.
I look forward to trying it out as I've been informed that it gives minute of angle groups with limited range trials.
Now I've got to hope that the rain stops as we have good old W.Highland weather back again for the stalking season.