Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Guns in Afghanistan

Article about: Hi Richie, I just looked at some site about the Khyber Pass specials....I am really astonished!! I never wondered about that...is crazy how they make those guns, the entire US and EU gun mar

  1. #1

    Default Guns in Afghanistan

    Hi guys,
    I finally found somethings interesting in Afghanistan, I know that 2 of the revolver are Webley but what is the other one? and the rifles? Do you also know the meaning of all the markings?
    Thank you for any info...

    Davide

    PS: look the russian helmet...cool!!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17691.JPG 
Views:	1077 
Size:	211.8 KB 
ID:	80252   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17692.JPG 
Views:	309 
Size:	81.6 KB 
ID:	80253  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17696.JPG 
Views:	174 
Size:	143.7 KB 
ID:	80254   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17695.JPG 
Views:	193 
Size:	117.5 KB 
ID:	80255  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17697.JPG 
Views:	155 
Size:	202.9 KB 
ID:	80256   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17698.JPG 
Views:	169 
Size:	195.9 KB 
ID:	80257  


  2. #2
    ?

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    The rifles are British Martini Henry Enfields - the one on top is a Type II, can't tell about the lower one. It was the standard British Infantry weapon until the 1890s I think - you see a lot of them coming into the US now from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

  3. #3
    ILH
    ILH is offline
    ?

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    The flare pistol is russian.
    Your other pistol is a British Enfield Mk I or II, 1880-7, got replaced by the Webley.
    all the usual- proof marks, dates, british arrows and WD marks, crown and VR of Queen Victoria- same for the M-H rifle.- nice pair from the British 2nd Afghan War (1878-80).
    That last helmet is pretty mad- what's the big crest on the front- austro-hungarian double eagle, perhaps?
    jim.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Thank you for the answer, I'll try to bring back some of the guns but it is very difficoult with the milirary regoulations...
    I like this old weapons probably because I read too many books of Wilburn Smith...
    I also found a lot of bayos...one is Japanese, I really would like to know how is finish here!!!
    The russian helmet is probably a battlefield pickup and probably used by the old man of a village as a "dimostration of power"...because all the insignia are locally made..
    just another question..are this weapon rare?

    Davide

  5. #5

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Another pictures of the helmet..
    I don't think the eagle is austrian made.
    The flare gun has british markings and the long revolver has both british and russian markings and is marked 1890.
    The two Webley are both marked 1880 but if you observe carefully they have some little differences..like the trigger, the hammer and also the cylinder...
    what do you think?

    Thanks
    Davide

  6. #6

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    sorry..
    here it is
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SDC17699.JPG 
Views:	264 
Size:	138.2 KB 
ID:	80418  

  7. #7

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Wow, "dimostration of power" I just couldn't possibly take anybody seriously that wore that helmet. I guess it's the culture.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Davide

    My guess - the pistols are fakes.

    The revolver with the long barrel is not a .476 Enfield.

    The "Webleys" - you mention that they have differences - I think that is because they are not Webleys but locally made copies.

    The rifles - still being made today - the Khyber Pass special !

    Richie

  9. #9

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Davide

    My guess - the pistols are fakes.

    The revolver with the long barrel is not a .476 Enfield.

    The "Webleys" - you mention that they have differences - I think that is because they are not Webleys but locally made copies.

    The rifles - still being made today - the Khyber Pass special !

    Richie
    Thank you Richie,
    do you really think is possible?
    I know there are some fakes here but not weapons, I mean the markings are very clear and compatible with the gun...they also sell them for 150$, I think the production of a copy should cost more..
    If they are fakes, they are pretty good made!!
    Never thought about that!

    Davide

  10. #10

    Default Re: Guns in Afghanistan

    Davide

    Yes - the gunsmiths in that part of the world have been making look-a-like firearms for years.

    The will make anything - Lee Enfields, Martini Henrys and AKs.

    You mention them being sold for $150 - that may seem cheap but the cost of labour is very low.

    I would never dream of firing any of these things.

    Have a look at these links.

    Martini-Enfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en..._nhi=&safe=off

    If you just want something to hang on your wall then buy one - otherwise I would save your money.

    Regards

    Richie

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Re: WWII guns, Hitler guns

    In World Firearms
    01-18-2010, 07:37 AM
  2. 01-16-2010, 05:07 PM
  3. Jersey - Bunkers and guns

    In After the Battle
    05-16-2009, 01:00 AM
  4. 04-08-2009, 11:04 PM
  5. 11-24-2008, 06:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •