Martini Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk1 & Mk1*
Martini Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk1 & Mk1* Martini Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk1 & Mk1*

Martini Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk1 & Mk1*

Weapon Specification
Calibre Calibre .303” Enfield
Date of Approval Pattern sealed 20th August. 1896
Length Length 37.3” (94.7cm)
Weight Weight 6lb 12oz
Weapon Overview

 

Converted from Martini Henry MkII mother rifle, identical to the Martini Metford MkIII Cavalry Carbine, except fitted with 5 groove Enfield rifling, with a fractionally more raised sight cap and back sight. Notable is the “E” marking on the knocks form denoting Enfield rifling. Cocking indicator often changed from long to short (no apparent consistency).

The Mk1 Modified (alteration 22nd September 1903) has the fore -sight wings removed to accept the  sprung pattern fore-sight protector.

The Mk1* has no clearing rod channel or rod, omitted 7th August 1899

The rear sight leaf is sighted to 2,000  yards.

5990 were made to order by Enfield on contracts:

4th June & 20th August 1896 for store at Weedon

1st December 1896  O/n 734  for Natal

8th December 1896 O/n 737 for Zululand.