Martini Metford Cavalry Carbine MkII
Martini Metford Cavalry Carbine MkII Martini Metford Cavalry Carbine MkII

Martini Metford Cavalry Carbine MkII

Weapon Specification
Calibre Calibre .303” Metford
Date of Approval Pattern sealed 2.5.1892
Length Length 37.6” (95.5cm)
Weight Weight 8lb 1oz
Weapon Overview

 

Conversion from Martini Henry IC1 Artillery Carbine.

Originally  made without wings to the foresight with the classification as M-M CC MkII,  Identifying features is the original extended nose cap of the mother Martini Henry IC1 Artillery carbine. The fore-end is prepared for the leather sight protector. notable with a new .303 pattern breech block to a specification of 13.4.1892.  In total 850 were made by the HRB Co..

The M-M CC MkII* pattern was sealed on 17.6.1893, the variant having wings fitted tot the foresight. Most existing MkII patterns were sent to Sparkbrook for conversion.