Requesting help on value of Martini-Enfield artillery carbine
I'm new to the Martini Henry area but the rifle interests me very much. Came across a Martini Enfield artillery carbine MK1 1883 arsenal refitted to 303 Enfield in 1896. Researching the receiver and stock markings, all appear in order. Rifle is in good condition with strong rifling. Any ideas on the value??? Thanks
$800-$900 sounds about right for a MEAC Mk. I or II. Maybe a little more if it's especially nice.
I concue with MVolkJ
Be SURE its legit, and not a Khyber Pass copy.
when I was in Afghanistan they were trying to sell a lot of martini's in .303 that were kyber pass copies- I diligently searched and bought only genuine english made guns. Never did find an english made .303 there. I ended up buying a couple of kybers (under 100 bucks) to give as gifts to friends who supported my Wife and I during my many months away. Some of them wouldn't even chamber a cartridge!
I agree with the poster if it is a genuine british martini in 303 the 8-900 range would not be crazy.
However with the Afghan bring backs (kyber pass and other wise) plus the IMA martinis the market for martini stuff is somewhat soft. I suspect years from now they will be a lot more valuable.