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Small Arms Primer 180: British .303 Martinis

C&Rsenal presents its Primer series where we delve into the story of this classic firearm. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal continues to present in-depth small arms history every other week. Join us each Tuesday!

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Special thanks to Royal Armouries for their continued assistance! />

Additional reading:
A Treatise on the British Military Martini : The Martini-Henry 1869 – C1900
B.A. Temple & I.D. Skennerton

International Arms & Militaria Collector
No.3 – Son of a Gun, The Turkish 7.65mm Peabody-Martini , Ray McMahon

The Turkish Connection: The Saga of the Peabody-Martini Rifle
Man at Arms Magazine Volume 1 #2 1879
William O. Achtermeier

The Martini-Henry for Queen and Empire
Neil Aspinshaw

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Animations by Bruno!

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