Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkI
Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkI

Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkI

Weapon Specification
Approved Pattern Sealed 8th Nov 1895 & 6th December 1897
Calibre Calibre .303” Enfield
Length Length 37.3” (94.7cm)
Weight Weight 7lb 5oz
Weapon Overview

 

Conversion from Martin Henry MkIII Rifle

 

Based upon the MMACIII, the carbine was made from MkIII rifles withdrawn from service, a new purpose made Enfield rifled barrel was fitted a capital “E” stamped upon the knocksform to denote that form of rifling. Sighting was 2000 yards. The bayonet fitting is the “rigby”pattern and is designed to accept the P1888 sword bayonet,  the single part forend is fixed via a hook plate into the receiver.

In 1897 the clearing rod was abolished and the M.E.A.C.1* has no hole or rod channel.

Receiver markings are left hand  III & date. Right hand M.E.AC1 *.

Production Figures : Mk1 & Mk1*

8000 from the Henry Rifled Barrel Co  18th .April 1896

2800 from Enfield 4th June 1896

6000 from the Henry Rifled Barrel Co 17th March 1897

18,000 From Enfield 1st April 1897

252 from Enfield 10th June 1897 (Indian Contract)