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PostSubject: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:17 pm

For Sale
ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES

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The Iconic service rifle of Anglo Zulu wars, The Martini Henry Mk2 .450/577.

These genuine original rifles are sold as antique collectors display items in the UK, and are in perfect order and do not need to be de-activated or held on firearm certificate.

Manufactured at the Royal Small arms factories in Enfield and Birmingham between 1873-1878. These guns carry a host of historical proofs and military markings. I have Original Bayonets also.
Inert .450/577” Martini drawn round always supplied

Prices between £600-£750

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07977 995892 (UK)
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Several memebrs have e-mailed me for my Latest list: Dec 2009

1) 1878 BSA & M Co Mk2 Service Martini excellent £650
2) 1873 Enfield Mk1/2 upgrade £600, most blue nice woodwork
3) 1878 Enfield Mk2, Mint bore & barrel ideal to get shooting £695
4) 1872 Enfield Mk1/2 upgrade £650 excellent
5) 1877 BSA & M co Mk2 excellent, small cdontemporary repair to nose woodwork £595
6) 1893 HRB Co MK2 excellent £550


Martini Bits
P1853/74 17" lunger Bayonet & scabbard £135 excellent
P1876 22" Lunger bayonet & scabbard British Issue £130 excellent
P1876 22" Lunger bayonet & scabbard Indian arsenal marks (ordnance too) £95 VGC
Martini Henry action implement Enfield W ^D marked £100 (1 only)


Please mention the 1879 forum for a 10% discount.
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PostSubject: Lunger bayonet.   Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:59 pm

Neil could you post a photo of the Bayonet below. Please.

P1876 22" Lunger bayonet & scabbard Indian arsenal marks (ordnance too) £95 VGC
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:35 pm

Neil. What's the situation with obtaining items such a bayonets from yourself. Can they be sent through the post. scratch or is it a matter of collecting them in person.

G.
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:54 am

John
OK will do. I'll get it on this evening.

Mr Greaves, I send them in via a courier, no problems at all. I always have to ask that the buyer is over 18!.

Its the same with the M-H's, I use TNT, no problems as they are antiques.

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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks Neil.
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PostSubject: original martini henry rifles.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:09 am

hi Neil .
Have you ever sent anything to Australia ?. If so , can you tell what it was , and the cost .
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:45 am

All
Sorry for delay in posting images of the Bayonets, my son took the digital camera into school for a project and has not returned it, I will post when I get my new one.

90th, Post to OZ no problem, it coast about £13 UKP.


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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:15 am

Thanks Neil. I don't suppose you have January sale Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:22 pm

I might just have too, the South Africa exchange rate is very poor at 11:1 , it was 14:1!. That makes the gin bill go up a bit!, ah well.

I nearly Khakhad Harry for the camera!.

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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:18 pm

What date do you leave for S/A.

Dave.
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:30 pm

Dave 16th Jan, you have to do the 22nd jan at isandlwana.
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:26 pm

Any up-dates on whats for sale. Or are the same rifles available when this thread was posted..
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:37 pm

John

heres my latest list of goodies.
1874 Enfield MkI/II upgrade service rifle £700
1878 Enfield MkII service rifle small armoury stock repair £650
1875 Enfield MkI/II upgrade very nice host of markings £700
1878 Enfield MkII good bore, nice overall condition. C1900's repair to stock £650
1874 Enfield MkII artillery carbine, 1894 Highland Vol Artillery bras disc & original sling £450
1873 Enfield MkII artillery carbine (dactivated with C1900 regulation de-act) £400
1888 Enfield MKIV pattern A, exceptional bore & barrel £595
1885 BSA MKII dinks and bumps otherwise good £495
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:27 pm

Thanks Neil. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: ORIGINAL MARTINI HENRY Mk2 RIFLES   Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:14 pm

I've have a couple of emails re- my current Martinis, here we go available from Today:2.8.2012

1. 1874 Enfield Mk1/11 upgrade good bore and barrel: Rich red Walnut stock £750 *reserved*
2. 1878 BSA & M Co Mk11. Good bore and deep rich walnut stock Host of service markings £700
3. 1872 Enfield Mk1/11 upgrade. Nice early example of 1st year of production. £650
4. 1875 Enfield Mk1/11 upgrade good bore some armoury repairs £700 **reserved**
5. 1878 Enfield Mk11 good bore and barrel. Usual dinks and bumps. 2/HLI marked (A Tel Eb Kebir veteran?) £700
6. 1875 Enfield Mk1/11 upgrade. Forend has small repairs £600
7. 1875 Enfield Mk1/11 Upgrade excellent all round piece superb barrel & bore £795
8. 1883 BSA & M Co Mk11, knock bumps and bruises, but a super display piece £525
1874 Enfield Mk11 Artillery Carbine £395
1875 Enfield Mk11 De-act Artillery Carbine £350

Pattern 76 Bayonets: A1 condition £150, A1 with Indian arsenal marks £125

Please PM me if anyhting is of interest
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