Nepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - Untouched

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Price: $375.00 

Nepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - Untouched

Nepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - UntouchedNepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - UntouchedNepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - UntouchedNepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - Untouched

Nepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - UntouchedNepalese Gahendra Martini Henry Rifle - Untouched
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Based on an 1869 Westley Richards patented design, this unique and extremely rare early breechloading "Military Rifle" in .450/.577 Martini Henry calibre was produced under the direction of General Gahendra Rana in the 1880's to provide Gurkha regiments with what appeared to be the latest British Military Rifle. An ingenious design, it really surpassed the standard Martini in that its entire action was removeable as one unit for ease of servicing or exchange. Production, however, caused massive logistic problems and by 1894 the Gurkhas were dangerously short of viable .450 cal. breechloaders to face evergrowing threats from the east.

Finally the British came to the rescue with a delivery of several thousand Martini short lever rifles in late 1894 and even more long lever Martini Rifles in 1908. The over complicated Gahendra Rifle was thereafter basically shelved, the void in up-to-date arms having been met. Always considered the rarest Martini variety of all, the Gahendra Rifle has a characteristic loading lever but in all other respects closely resembles the standard Martini externally. A chance to obtain an extremely rare historical antique rifle that was a close relative to one of the most successful rifle systems of all time.

What does “Untouched Condition” mean? OK, this is exactly what we are offering: Genuine pre-1898 Nepalese manufactured Martini-Henry Gahendra Rifles that have laid undisturbed for well over 100 years in far from perfect storage conditions in the Old Palace of Lagan Silekhana in Katmandu, Nepal. There is a $10.00 additional shipping & handling charge with item, cannot be shipped USPS. Socket Bayonet available.

Each gun will feature:
The action, lever, trigger, stock (which may show signs of wear like cracks, old repairs, wood rot, etc), barrel, 2 steel barrel bands, cleaning rod and butt plate.

Some guns may have additional pieces (sorry no choice) like minor parts & screws.

Usually show rust & pitting and be covered in dirt as originally stored.  Otherwise they may not operate because of seizing or could be otherwise incomplete.  Plus there may be additional cracks, missing chunks, old repairs.

Note: These guns were manufactured before 1898 and are therefore legally considered antiques. It is totally legal to own these without a U.S. Federal Firearms License (FFL) and they can be shipped to most countries around the world.

Ships separately, no express shipping available on this item.

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Today I got my Gahendra delivered. And it was immediately a big surprise. The original sling was still present. The gun itself was in remarkably good condition. The wood had a few small cracks but no rot. The action worked smoothly and there came the second surprise. I found inside of the barrel a second cleaning rod !! There from its last use. The barrel has almost no pitting. I would give 6 stars if possible. Thanks AC.
Reviewed by Ronald  V
12/23/2015 4:59:52 PM
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Exceptional. ACC shipped my rifle next day after phone order. This proves that 12 years later there are still great Cache guns sitting there. It arrived filthy & covered in black preservative and was: - Complete - all together - functional - numbers matching - unit marked - VERY well packed I own a Martini Henry MkII, a Francotte & now a Gahendra. This was an excellent purchase from a trustworthy supplier.
Reviewed by Michael  B
1/9/2015 10:17:09 PM
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Four star was because I had to replace the rear sight ,other than that it was better than expected ,seems like every winter I get the urge to work on these old guns,I've done sniders ,martini henry now I'm working on this Gadendra and will be in the market for a Brunswick untouched next. Great service and the packing was also great. Thanks Atlanta Cutlery.
Reviewed by Owen  P
12/10/2014 12:23:46 PM
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This is a good usally firable gun (Brass hard to find but is out there. You will have to had load) I have four of these and like them all. If hammer tip is broken they are fixable drill into install pin solder and shape. Gun properly restored has value
Reviewed by David  C
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Terry - There is no indication that you ever tried to call customer service to resolve any problems with the gun you purchased. Please contact our operators so they can resolve your problem.
Reviewed by Atlanta Cutlery Team  .
3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
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