Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkIII
Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkIII Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkIII Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkIII

Martini Enfield Artillery Carbine MkIII

Weapon Specification
Calibre Calibre .303” Enfield
Date of Approval Pattern Sealed 12th July 1899
Length Length 37.3" (95cm)
Weight 7lb
Weapon Overview

Conversion from Martin Henry MkII .450 rifle.

The last production pattern of the carbine,  based upon the MKII Martini Henry mother rifle, this pattern with the clearing rod abolished by design.  A new purpose made Enfield rifled barrel was fitted with  a capital “E” (see image) stamped upon the knocksform to denote that form of rifling. Sighting was 2000 yards. A purpose made .303” breech block was installed. The bayonet fitting is the “rigby”pattern and is designed to accept the P1888 sword bayonet,  the single part forend is fixed via a cross pin into a lug hole in the receiver.

Receiver markings are left hand are II . Right hand  M.E.ACIII

 

1500 were made by the Blehiem Engineering Co  21.4.1900, with a sealed pattern being made at Enfild 12.7.1899.