Jean Marck Model-No.1
Jean Marck Model-No.1
Firstly, many thanks go to Hugues for these pics of his fathers wonderful old Jean Marck Gem. /images/happy.gif" height="14" width="14" alt="happy.gif">
This JM Gem is in .177 cal, measures 91cm, weighs in at around 2.4KG, and it has a round barrel!...(the first round barrel that I've seen of heard of), but it does look similar in overall style and appearance to the No1 type pictured above, the stock and butt plate are similar, complementing the graceful, flowing lines of the gun...It's a pretty old thing to be sure! /images/happy.gif" height="14" width="14" alt="happy.gif">
As you can see from the pics, this JM Gem carries the circled letter "M" on the butt plate, which dates it to the 1923 -1931 period. ...but it is of a slightly different style of build to others I've seen with the "M" mark...it has a shorter hooked spur off the trigger guard, different style of butt plate, more slender barrels (and this one is round!?), I'm not sure but I think these types only have a pinch bolt on the left hand side of the action and they DO NOT have the grub screw...whereas I have 2 similar period JM No2 types, both marked with the circled letter "M", they conform to the catalogues in style and appearance, both having a long hooked spur off the tail of the trigger guard, heavy fully octagonal barrels, heavy solid cast butt plates, pinch bolt and grub screw fixing of the end plug...more research needed /images/happy.gif" height="14" width="14" alt="happy.gif">
Originally posted by Dave (DCL_dave)
Jean Marck Model-No.1 - before and after a rub down.
Before in pieces and partially rubbed down.
After, a bit impatient as I will nickel plate some parts later once it warms up later in the year.
Serial No 29 is everywhere
Even hidden on the butt. I tried to close the crack for gluing but could not get much pressure on due to the shape of the wood there so it has been left.
The fore sight cunningly made from copper, which may get replaced when I sight the gun in at 11 yards.
The wood was sanded and wire wooled then several coats of teak oil with rub down between coats. The hole may be where a bullet expander was situated.
Showing previous repairs to the T-bar.
The only nickel remaining was on the trigger and on the threaded rod hidden in the wood butt.
The barrel was easy to blue but the breech end is quite pitted and I did not want to remove too much metal and am a bit dissapointed with the result.
The piston housing has been rubbed and rubbed down and still needs some fine work, maybe later in the year but I was impatient to get it together for a shoot !
It cocks easily and has a light trigger and so far the sear holds. Grouping has yet to be determined but it currently shoots high and to the left.
Originally posted by johnfrum