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Martini Enfield

MkII
Artillery Carbine
Calibre .303
Price: £595

Excellent Condition

Conversion from Martin Henry IC1 Artillery carbine

Production of the carbine was based upon the MKIII Martini action from the original existing .450” IC1 carbine, the early pattern having the front of the receiver chamfered,
and the forend wood reduced to suit.
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. A purpose made .303” breech block was installed.

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 .303

Receiver markings are:
Left IC1 & date (1877).
Right M.E.ACII & date (1898)

Excellent Bore Sold Out of Service Marks (CC) County Cadet Force, All matching serial numbers and various military ownerships marks & inspection marks,
including a large "G19" rack number on the butt.

The butt has a great Manufacturers Roundel for Enfield and has "II" for Mk2 & "I" for First Class Arm, the original roundel from the IC1 carbine is still slightly visible.

Excellent Condition Including The Bore & Difficult to Better
Quite remarkable considering this rifle was originaly manufactured in 1877 which was 136 years ago