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#160221 - 09/07/09 01:36 AM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Mike Armstrong]
waterman Offline

Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 394
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
Some of the Martini-Enfield AC IIs had an earlier life. Mine has right side markings dated 1893 and indicate that it was an infantry rifle, caliber unknown.

#160318 - 09/07/09 08:39 PM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Mike Armstrong]
fallingblock Offline

Registered: 01/01/02
Posts: 166
Loc: wisconsin
I have looked and can not find the contact for the wire. I will keep looking but it was a computer ago and hoped I had kept it.

#160322 - 09/07/09 08:58 PM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: fallingblock]
J.D.Steele Offline

Registered: 09/14/08
Posts: 1153
Loc: deep South
Thanks anyway, Laurie, I appreciate you trying! That's one of the finest things about this site, that is, the willingness to help without most of the bickering seen on other sites. Will try other sources.
Regards, Joe
You can lead a man to logic but you can't make him think. NRA Life since 1976. God bless America!

#160371 - 09/08/09 12:08 PM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: J.D.Steele]
Terry Buffum Offline

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 619
Loc: Bend,OR
J D, drop me a line and I can give you a phone number for a guy here in Oregon who has rebuilt a number of old external adjustment scopes for his collection of single shot target rifles. He must have a source for the wire.

#204862 - 10/04/10 01:17 PM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Terry Buffum]
garyg Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 201
Loc: Minnesoooota
Did anyone come up with a source for scope wire?

#205037 - 10/06/10 10:02 AM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: garyg]
Glenn Jackson Offline

Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Calgary Alberta Canada
Scope Reticle wire -
do a search on :

Look for posts by jackie schmidt .
I will update this when I find the posts.

Or make a new post myself on and put a link here.


Edited by Glenn Jackson (10/06/10 10:35 AM)

#504987 - 02/13/18 08:56 PM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Recoil Rob]
David Zincavage Offline

Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 120
I just bought a Vernor Gipson Varmint rifle ( on Gun Broker at a basically derisory price. Exactly what it is chambered in is a bit uncertain.

#505002 - 02/14/18 12:52 AM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Recoil Rob]
Remington40x Offline

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 1109
Loc: Warrington, PA
Wow. Great buy.

#505011 - 02/14/18 09:10 AM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Recoil Rob]
eightbore Offline

Registered: 02/20/02
Posts: 12667
Loc: Maryland
Probably chambered for the .22 Varminter cartridge, but not marked as such because Jerry Gebby had the nomenclature locked up. I have never seen a rifle not barreled or built by Gebby marked ".22 Varminter".

#505041 - 02/14/18 11:51 AM Re: V. Gipson Enfield? [Re: Recoil Rob]
David Zincavage Offline

Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 120
Eightbore is dead right. C.S. Landis, "Woodchucks and Woodchuck Rifles," 1951, p. 309:

"the .220-250 Gipson will use the .22 Varminter ammunition made up by the late J.B. Smith, and the rifle is chambered to much the same dimensions as the Varminter."

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