Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading military carbine - Martini Enfield Mk. III

Centrefire breech-loading military carbine - Martini Enfield Mk. III

Date

1897

Object Number

XII.10392

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From North Wales (Wales) Police, no.16.

Physical Description

A standard issue Martini with steel receiver, cocking lever and triggerguard. The stock and forend are plain wood, there being an end cap with lug for the yataghan pattern bayonet. There is a ramp and blade foresight, and ladder type rearsight. Overall condition is worn.

Dimensions

BarrelLength532mm
OverallLength946mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5478

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stock: ENFIELD in circle with broad arrow. Sold out of service mark: C C, broad arrow above and below. Regimental brass disc: 2 1899 V 2GM RGA 649. L.Receiver: Crown VR over ENFIELD 1897 ME 303 A.C.I. Sold out of service mark. Breech stamped: NOT FOR BALL. Right receiver: Crown over ENFIELD 1894 III.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This carbine has been relegated to training use. The marking on the breech indicates only blank cartridges should be fired.