Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Palma Rifle

I did some research and learned a lot about the Palma matches. If what I have is a Palma rifle, then it is truly an artifact. Palma is now shot with rifles chambered in .308, with a specific bullet weight. It has a storied history, though, and was shot with various calibers, including 30.06 and 30-40 Krag.

Anyway, on to the pictures. I took the rifle out to the range over the weekend and after we were finished shooting, I took these.

Here's the overall rifle showing the heavy barrel and the laminate stock.


 Detail of the bolt showing the 1903-A3 receiver.


And a close-up of the rear sight assembly.


It is a joy to shoot. The weight of the rifle sucks up the recoil, the sight picture is circle inside circle, and the trigger is a light two stage assembly that lets off without the long pull of a military rifle.



3 comments:

Old NFO said...

That is definitely what it looks like! Is it bedded?

Comrade Misfit said...

Looks as though the wrist of the stock was broken at one time. Is the repair good?

ASM826 said...

Comrade,

That's an end point for a laminate layer.

ASM