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.

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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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Reviewed by Anonymous
8/17/2014 6:04:09 AM
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Reviewed by Anonymous
8/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
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This is my second Martini Henry variant from A C. My first bring a Francotte version, came in very good condition, but this Gahendra version was the biggest surprise. I ordered with bayonet. When she arrived I was amazed in the great condition she was in, even after 100+ years in storage, the wood had no rot and after cleaning her down, the bluing was still on her, not even worn down, the rifling was even better than my other. The only place to show pitting was the butt stock and two screws. The bayonet was cleaned with little effort. The only thing as with my other bayonet I bought for the Forcette was to get the barrel lock on the bayonet to move again. Again I know it's like the lottery, you never know what you'll get, but come next year I'm saving up for a British Martini and maybe a Snyder. Again thank you A C for another beauty to add to my collection! R.J. White
Reviewed by Anonymous
8/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
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