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Posted: 10/6/2005 6:20:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:22:00 PM EDT by panzersergeant]
Found this over at Army Times. Locale is Afghanistan. What kind of gun is this?



ETA maybe I should have posted this at the "what the heck kind of gun is this?" forum...
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:21:37 PM EDT
Looks like a chopped up Martini-Henry rifle.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:22:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Looks like a chopped up Martini-Henry rifle.



Yep, possibly a Martini-Henry police shotgun. Barrel looks fat.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:23:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:25:10 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Looks like a chopped up Martini-Henry rifle.



+1



That's a cryin' shame !!!





ETA: Wow - within 3 minutes, 3 different people said chopped Martini-Henry. Arfcom is amazing (unless we're wrong )
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:25:57 PM EDT
Martini henry, possibly one of those hand made 'khyber pass' models from afghanistan/pakistan. Saw pics of someone at a afghani bazaar and a gun dealer there had a pile of old british imperial weapons, martini henrys, martini metfords, sniders, SMLEs, all kinds of nice shit. What I would like to know is if soldiers can ship martinis back to the United States since they are not even paperwork guns here.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:27:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:27:31 PM EDT by CZ75_9MM]
Didn't some of the later series use the .303 British cartridge?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:28:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Looks like a chopped up Martini-Henry rifle.



Yep, possibly a Martini-Henry police shotgun. Barrel looks fat.



Don't think it's a shotgun, martini shotguns usually have notch rear sites, that one appears to still have the long range elevation adjusting rear site. I believe it is a calvary model, I forget the name the shorter ones have off hand though.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:31:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:31:49 PM EDT by Einherjer]

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Didn't some of the later series use the .303 British cartridge?



Yes, the martini-enfield was chambered in .303 brit. Didn't see much use though with the advent and adoption of the SMLE. They are prized by shooters though since you can still easily find .303 ammo vs. 450/577 ammo which runs close to 100$ for 20 rounds.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:32:09 PM EDT
Yep

All you do is get a letter from JAG(5 mins)

You put the letter in the shipping box and send it home.

FREE





Originally Posted By Einherjer:
Martini henry, possibly one of those hand made 'khyber pass' models from afghanistan/pakistan. Saw pics of someone at a afghani bazaar and a gun dealer there had a pile of old british imperial weapons, martini henrys, martini metfords, sniders, SMLEs, all kinds of nice shit. What I would like to know is if soldiers can ship martinis back to the United States since they are not even paperwork guns here.

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