Artillery Carbine MkI
Very Good Condition
Based upon the MMACIII, the carbine was made from Martin Henry MkIII rifles
withdrawn from service, a new purpose made
Enfield rifled barrel was fitted a capital “E” stamped upon
the knocksform to denote that form of rifling
Sighting was 2000 yards. Origtinal breech block converted
to .303” with the dovetail insert.
The bayonet fitting is the “rigby”pattern and is designed
to accept the P1888 sword bayonet, the single part forend is fixed via
a hook plate into the receiver.
The block, firing pin, sleeve & extractor are all correct for the
Receiver markings are:
Left MkIII & date (1882).
Right M.E. 303 ACI & date (1897)
Very common with both Snider & Martini Carbines they
are DP marked. This was due to the fact of their obsolescence and issue
Cadets & Boys Brigade for use for Drill Purpose and Parades
The butt has a Manufacturers Roundel for Enfield and has
"I" for Mk I& "I" for First Class Arm.
As per the modification from 22nd September 1903 the
fore -sight wings have been removed to accept the sprung pattern fore-sight
A good useable rifle that was originaly manufactured in 1882 which was
137 years ago
Good Shooting Gauge Bore Measuring at 304"