1870's Short Lever Martini Henry Rifle
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.