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Top: P1874  Mk1 3rd Pattern Martini Henry Rifle Bottom: P1877 Mk2 Martini Henry Rifle

Bayonets  Top Left: P1853/74 17” socket bayonet   Top Right: P1853 Yataghan sword bayonet (issued to NCO’s),  Bottom: P1876 22”  Socket bayonet “the Lunger”

The Third pattern Mk1 P1874 Martini Henry was to form the backbone of the British infantry small arms between 1874-80. During early trials, the bronze axis pin originally fitted was found to be unsuitable, so, a small split pin, made of spring steel was installed. The two-part trigger tumbler was also omitted and a re-designed single piece added.  Significant changes were made to the extractor and a tougher version was installed.

By Aug 1877 an new updated Martini Henry was included into the military arsenal, designated as the Mk11 Martini Henry. The Mk11 had various alterations made,

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