Object Title

Centrefire lever-action magazine military rifle - Hartson's Mk. III rifle

Centrefire lever-action magazine military rifle - Hartson's Mk. III rifle

Date

1888

Object Number

XII.2129

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

A Standard martini-Henry action fitted with harston's patent magazine and operating lever. The magazine attaches to the left hand side of the main body of the action. Cartridges are fed upwards by a spring loaded platform. At the bottom of the magazine s a small lever which engages with the action operating lever in the fully down position. In pulling the lever upwards, a cartridge is fed into the chamber by a small arm activated by the action operating lever engaging with the lever at the bottom of the magazine

Dimensions

BarrelLength33.27inches
BarrelLength845mm
OverallLength1258mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.43 in

Associations

Places England