In 1878, the Francotte patent Martini System was granted utilizing a
detachable mechanism fitted without the Cocking Indicator. Revolutionary
at the time by compartmentalizing the mechanism for quick disassembly,
it only lasted 10 years as the latest technology. It was replaced in
1888 with the .303 caliber Lee Metford bolt action rifle’s introduction
into the British Military System. Although this European improvement was
never embraced by the British, these "improved system rifles” saw much
service on frontiers all over the World. The Martini Short Lever Rifle
saw tremendous and valiant service in the British Army worldwide. It's
most famous appearance was in the Zulu Wars of 1879, memorialized in
Hollywood epic movies and countless books and articles over the years.
Of British manufacture, these particular Martini Infantry Rifles were
used by the Gurkha detachments mostly in the Indian Sub Continent and
are offered in
condition. Each Rifle is offered totally as found, completely
un-cleaned and un-refurbished. The only service performed has been to
ensure none are still loaded! Totally covered and caked with dried on
grease, dirt and rust, these can be displayed as found or be the subject
of winter nights of TLC to restore them to their former glory. All
appear to be complete but no guarantees as to what use or damage may be
found after more than 100 years of neglect and storage.
The gun will feature:
The action, lever, trigger, stock (which may show signs of wear like
cracks, old repairs, wood rot, etc), barrel, 2 steel barrel bands,
cleaning rod and butt plate.
Condition: Usually show rust & pitting and be covered in dirt as originally
stored. Otherwise they may not operate because of seizing or could be
otherwise incomplete. Plus there may be additional cracks, missing
chunks, old repairs.
These guns were manufactured before 1898 and are therefore legally
considered antiques. It is totally legal to own these without a U.S.
Federal Firearms License (FFL) and they can be shipped to most countries
around the world.
Orders placed after 12:00 Eastern time will be processed the next business day. This includes overnight, 2 day and 3 day shipments.
Payment: We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. After your purchase is processed in our system you will receive an e-mail with your order number. Please call our customer service department at 800-883-0300 with this number and they will process your payment.You can also mail a check or money order to us at the address below. Checks may be held up to 14 days for the payment to clear before your order can be released.
Atlanta Cutlery Corp
PO Box 839
Conyers, GA 30012-0839
Satisfaction Guaranteed! Please, if you are not 100% SATISFIED with the merchandise that you received, return it to us within 7 days of receiving it with the original paperwork and we will exchange it or refund your money in the manner paid. Instructions on the back of packing slip. Customers are responsible for return postage. If your order is not received, it is the responsibility of the customer to notify us. No tracer will be placed after 60 days.
International Ordering Guidelines
All international orders are reviewed by our customer service staff before the order is released for shipment. This could take 1 or 2 additional business days before your order ships.
To expedite your order please call +1-770-922-3700 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Time to speak with a customer service representative.
The freight cost that was calculated for your internet order might not be correct for your shipping location. Our customer service staff will review your order and let you know by e-mail if the order or the freight cost needs to be amended before it can ship. You must reply by e-mail within 3 days to confirm the charges or the order will be canceled. Any order that requires changes will not be processed or shipped unless you have agreed to the change.
We are NOT responsible for any import duties or local taxes you might be required to pay.
Please make sure you include a correct email address and daytime telephone with your order. We must include this information on the shipping label in case the shipper or customs needs to make contact.