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MARTINI HENRY MKII (Nepalese)

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    This is my other Martini MkII
    This particular one was issued to Nepalese troops although it has British markings.
    This is dated 1889 which is late for a MKII
    It is in nice condition.
    This still retains the short cocking lever and large Cocking Indicator
    This was made by BSA &MCo (Birmingham Small Arms and Metal Company)

    Regards

    Jim
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    Fine old shooters both Parra.
    You must be very happy with them, I know I would be.
    I noticed in the L1A1 thread you were in the service with the Para's during The Falklands War.
    Did you see action at Goose Green with H Jones?Asking only out of interest mate.
    Cheers and all the best
    Dave

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    Hello Dave ,
    Yes mate I was a Rifleman in B Coy 2 Para. I was at Goose Green and Wireles Ridge, we were the only Battalion to fight in two Battles.
    Jones was with A Coy to our left when he was killed. Busy time.

    Regards

    Jim

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    Thanks for your reply Jim,appreciated mate.
    I can still see in my mind's eye (from the news and books etc,I was 16 in 1982) images of you blokes "Yomping" across the Island and being nearly pushed into the peat from the kit you were carrying.If only a couple more CH47'S were loaded onto a different ship (other than Atlantic C) .
    Cheers to you Jim and the rest of your comrades in the Regiment.
    Dave

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    Thanks's mate,
    I had my 21st birthday a few weeks before we set sail.
    Just one thing we in the Parachute Regiment "TAB" as opposed to "YOMP"
    Ours actually has a meaning "Tactical Advance To Battle" so Para Regt tabbed across the Island. The media mentions Yomped which is now in the Oxford dictionary.
    YOMP has no actual meaning although Marines may try to say something different, this was identified at the time but YOMP stuck.
    Regards

    Jim

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    And here is where your Martin Henry rifle would have been proofed. Right in the center of Birmingham and still standing although not in use anymore.
    Mark.
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    Nice one mate,
    It would be nice to have a look around the building.

    Regards

    Jim

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    Jim,
    A site worth checking out (if you haven't already).

    http://www.martinihenry.com/

    Gary J.

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    Really nice Mk III. I also have a Martini Henry in about the same condition as yours with the original sling and Wilkerson Sword bayonet and scabbard. But it's a Nepalese Mk IV long lever dated 1886.

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    Hello Samnev,
    I have a MkIII British and MkIV British as well as a MKIV Nepalese and tw Carbines as well as the two I have posted. I want a MkI now.

    Regards

    Jim

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