Custom Martini-Henry .218 Bee Part 2


sweeter than wine, softer than a summer night. everything I want I have, whenever I hold you tight. this magic moment!”

Thanks to me old pal loaning me his Unertl, I was able to get it going until mine gets the crosshairs fixed, which should be some time next week.

A day that I been waiting on for 23 years. Shooting Brady’s custom .218 Bee again. Above is me shooting it yesterday ( by the time you read this) 2020. Below is me with it in 1997.

Jesus has it really been that long? Kind of a lot has happened since then. Let’s see, I bought some guns, I traded some guns. Hair went gray and then just went. Oh and this website. Anyway… The gun has always been super accurate. One of the many reasons I lusted for it. When I got the gun Brady gave me back the hand loads I had worked up for it and gave to him when I returned the gun. All these years later they still shoot great.

There is a 5 shot group at 100 yards. And this time I will even tell you the load because few people will have a single shot rifle capable of shooting 52 grain HPBTs. Don’t say I never give you guys anything. Also I am not responsible for you blowing up your gun from use of my published handloads safe in my gun only.

That Douglas match barrel was worth every penny. I should also mention the chamber was cut by Brady and Eddie using custom chamber reamers from JGS.

It’s mine now. But it will always be “Brady’s Gun ” in my mind. And that’s fine with me. Below is a newpaper article about Brady I cut out and saved so long ago I don’t ever remember when it was out. Early 90s I think.


  1. Very cool. Feeling a touch of envy.

    I’ve been meaning to build something around a Douglas barrel just because they’re WV.


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