Original Item: Officially adopted on 28th of September 1907, these are original British Martini-Henry service rifles that date from the 1870s and 1880s which were converted for training purposes to very rare bayonet practice muskets. Each retains original British markings and was converted from a working rifle to a sprung loaded training musket with a metal ball at the “point” to prevent harm to one’s opponent. An extremely interesting Martini development discussed in great detail in Ian Skennerton’s book “A Treatise on the British Martini” pages 550-556.
These are Extremely rare on the market and we only have a very few. Each is a one-of-a-kind fencing rifle and is offered un-cleaned, just as we found them, with various knocks, splits and decay from more than100 years of Military Storage. The examples photographed on our website are typical examples of what you can expect to receive.
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