Object Title

Centrefire underlever breech-loading military carbine - Martini-Henry Mk.II

Centrefire underlever breech-loading military carbine - Martini-Henry Mk.II

Date

1888

Object Number

XII.7172

Provenance

Loan 185. 1st.Queen's Dragoon Guards. Cardiff. Date of loan Dec. 1966.

Physical Description

Probably converted from Martini Henry Mk. III. The breech cut through with a saw to deactivate. Converted 1896.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.577/450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Action: marked ENFIELD 1888 crown over arrow III.1, 2(the two is struck through). Further marks on the action include crowned VR,ENFIELD 1896. Crowned MM303 ACII crowned VR over crossed flags over 2P, crowned V4/E/B/42 '06, crowned 13,E'03. Breech: struck NOT FOR BALL, crowned VR over crossed flags over 2P, crowned 88 over E. Triggerguard: marked with WD crowned 82 III. Butt:with wood insert of sunlike shape.

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