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Martini Henry MK II – .557/450 MH
For sale is a Martini-Henry MKII, short lever, single-shot rifle in .577/450 Martini-Henry. Serial number – 949. This is Martini-Henry MKII date of manufacture is 1875 according to the stamp found on the receiver. This rifle is in amazing condition considering its age and service. It comes with a bayonet and sheath. There are Nepali Stamps on the bayonet, however, the rifle does not have Nepoli stamps but does have British stamps. The bore is in excellent condition for a 150-year-old black powder rifle and features unique-looking Metford-style rifling (See in the Photos). Please see the photos to assess the condition of the rifle for yourself. See there is a crack in the top of the stock.
The Martini-Henry served the British across its extensive Empire, from Wars with the Zulu and Boars to the colonial battles in Africa during WWI to expeditions into Afghanistan. In fact, there were reports of rifles being used against invading Soviet troops by Afghani fighters in the 1980s and in 2011 some Martini-Henrys were found in a Taliban weapons cache captured by US Marines. The Martini-Henry is a famous Imperial rifle that served the British Empire during the height of the Victorian Era. V1-F2-NV Barrel Length: 33.5 Bore condition: Good Year Manufactured: 1875
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