~ 1881 L.S.A. Co Made Martini-Henry MkII Carbine ~
This is a Martini Henry Mark II rifled carbine by the London Small Arms Co, cal .450/577.
The rifle has all the regulation stamps and marks. All its main components bear one or more proof marks.
The right side of the chamber is marked 'L.S.A.Co. 1875’, Crown above broad arrow and 'II' and ‘2’. Towards the barrelit is stamped ‘7787’.
The wooden stock is stamped with an 1892 Birmingham arsenal mark above ‘II’ and the brass plate of the stock is stamped ‘VYWA2 102’.
The ramrod is missing but the carbine comes with its sling.
~ Dimension ~
The barrel length is 20.5 inches (52.5 cm) and the overall length of the rifle is 38 inches (96.5 cm).
It weighs 3.45 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The carbine is reasonable used condition.
The rifle cocks and releases with ease.
The bore has some traces of rust inside.
The right chamber plate has developed some pitting due to its age.
The woodwork is fairly worn from active service use, there are numerous bruises and a short crack by the lower end of the butt plate.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or the rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.