P-1871 Short Lever Martini Henry Rifle

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Price: $794.95 

P-1871 Short Lever Martini Henry Rifle
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Probably the most famous military rifle of the Victorian era, this Martini Henry Rifle incorporated the earlier short lever with 33" barrel in the new .45 caliber. This was the first manufactured breech loader to be adopted for general issue by the British Army. It is internationally known from its role in the movies "Zulu" & "Zulu Dawn". It should be noted that at the Battle of Isandhinana in January 1879, where the British lost its entire command of 1300 men, the Zulu's suffered in excess of 2000 casualties. Followed by the memorable action at "Rorke's Drift", the Martini Henry rifle more than any other represents British Colonial rule during the Victorian era. Showing dates in the 1880's, these rifles are in good to very good condition. There is a $10.00 additional shipping & handling charge with item, cannot be shipped USPS. We can hand select the best one for an additional fee. No express shipping on hand select orders.

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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1. Robert on 11/18/2011, said:

I purchased one of these before they arrived in the U.S. so had to wait about 3 months, but it was worth it! I paid for hand select and received a nice 1875 former Mk.I with some Mk.II improvements. Wood is very good, lock is tight and the bore mint and bright. No Nepalese marks on the metal. Shoots great! There was a small lock screw missing, but Christian was quick to send one out. No charge. VERY PLEASED! From Robert
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2. Linwood on 8/18/2009, said:

Well I got to the wood today and the butt stock was OK other than having a coat of black paint on it. The forestock was another story. It was splintered from the rear lug back and all the splinters were not there. It also has a crack that runs from the right side of the lug to the second barrel band. I have also had to shim the barrel bands in order for them to tighten down on the barrel.
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3. Anonymous User on 8/13/2009, said:

I recieved the M-H today and am pleased with it. I have cleaned the metal of the rifle and other than some minor pitting at the wood line of the forestock it is in very good shape. The bore cleaned up really well. The wood is going to be next. I did pay for a hand select.
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