Martini Enfield Rifle MkII

Martini Enfield Rifle MkII

Weapon Specification
Calibre Calibre .303” Enfield 5 groove.
Date of Approval Pattern sealed 11th February 1896
Length Length 46.5” (118 cm)
Weight 8lb 7oz
Weapon Overview

 

Converted from MKII mother rifle, the model has the long cocking indicator and the fore-end is fitted with the cross pin and lug as found on the MkII Martini Henry rifle, barrel length is 30.2” (76.5cm) long, and of a lightweight profile. Sighting is via a 1800 yard leaf. The fore-sight is a traditional barleycorn on block also The front part of the action is lowered to clear sighting.

The M-E Mk11 has the same wooden handguard as fitted to M-E MkI  held with a single spring clip.

 

 the M-E was designed to accept a bushed patern 1876 22” bayonet, with a raised hump to clear the foresight, when fitted the bayonet is slung underneath (not side) of the barrel.

Markings: Right  hand V.R II, left hand V.R M.E .303, II.

10,000 manufactured by Enfield for South Australia 23rd April 1897

2,000 manfactured by Blehiem Engineering (HRB Co) 27th November 1899

3,000           “                                 “                      “                       29th Jan 1900

2,000           “                      “                     “                                   16th March 1900