the dealer had some martini rifles for around £320 to £340 i think this is about as cheep as you will find. the trouble is you have to purchase a very dirty gun that will be blocked up with dirt and gunk so you wont be able to look at things like rifling and action condition so it's a bit of a gamble but fun if you like getting your hands dirty.
some more picks of the rebuild i will take some more as it is near finished.
this advert for one is nothing at all to do with me,,but think this is more than a cleaning rod for sale,why not have a go for it RARE MARTINI HENRY FRANCOTTE RIFLE CLEANING ROD on eBay (end time 14-Jun-10 19:27:07 BST)
International Military Antiques (IMA) has Martini Henrys for sale here in the US. I live close to their new retail store and went there with my son to look at the Henrys. You can purchase one cleaned up for $700 to $850 or take one that needs to be cleaned/restored for $350 or so depending on the model. I may just have to grab one to work on!
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
its got to be worth a go. nice rifles to have on the wall.
hear is the finished gun after much cleaning off of yak fat yuck.don't know what it says on the but my nepalese is a bit rusty.
Last edited by dogdog47; 06-12-2010 at 10:03 PM.
that looks great....fantastic job................................... hopefully ill be comeing home with one tomorrow if all goes well