Martini Henry Prison or Riot Smooth Bore Rifle

Antique Item #C2440

Martini Henry Prison or Riot Smooth Bore Rifle

  • Price: $640.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
  • Maker: Enfield
  • Model: Martini
  • Caliber/Gauge:

  • Description:

    A less common variation of the Martini Henry rifle converted to smooth bore for use in prisons and or riot control.  This piece shows the full 33 1/4" barrel with the barrel bored out to take the buckshot MartiniHhenry Mark 1 cartridge as approved 3/11/1885.  See page 100-to 103 of "The Boxer Cartridge in British Service" by Temple.  The rear rifle site was removed and replaced with a single slot sight.  The SN was marked on the barrel and frame FE 1364.  The original crown and model markings were removed at the time of conversion.  These pieces saw service in prisons and police forces in colonial areas.  Bright,excellent bore.  The metal shows an overall dull blue.  A less common variation.