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Lot 4092: Four Antique Martini-Henry Single Shot Rifles

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Four Antique Martini-Henry Single Shot Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,500

A) Zulu War Era BSA Martini-Henry Mk. II Rifle

Manufacturer: BSA
Model: MKII
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 33 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 215
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Faint BSA manufacturer marking and "1874" dated.

B) BSA Martini-Henry Rifle

Manufacturer: BSA
Model: Martini
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 33 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 215
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

Description:

C) Kabul Arsenal Martini-Henry Rifle with Afghanistan Bring Back Paper

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Martini
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 27 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 215
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Includes U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated August 17, 2016 listing this gun by serial number "2327" (marked on the gun in Arabic numerals).

D) Khyber Pass Martini-Henry Muscat Carbine with Bring Back Paper

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Martini
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 21 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 215
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Breech of barrel marked "MARTINI/MUSCAT", "SKRC", "1311", "577-450", "450" and British proofed. Arabic marking on left of receiver. Includes U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated September 14, 2016 listing this carbine by model.

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