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Hello everyone. I'm new to your forums (long time lurker). I have an old Enfield Mdl 1886 MK1 that I picked up in a Virginia junk shop about 20 years ago. The rear sight is missing and the bore is really dark. Someone started an amature restoration and then left off. The stock is not too bad. I doubt if it has much collector value. I think I gave $15 for it.


I was thinking of having it rebarreled, maybe in 45/70 or .303 British or perhaps even better, .45 LC.

What do you think?
 

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Trying for the image.
 

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I'm sorry, trying to get the hang of picture posting. ???
 

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To use the image tag option, you need to post the image address inside the tags like so {img}pic address{/img} but with brackets [ ] instead of { }.

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I didn't have the Image, just a link, then, suddenly, there they were. Did you do that?
 

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i like the idea of 45lc myself. it will be something different and i like that caliber in a rifle. but that is just me.
 

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Hmmm that looks like Mk 1V hump back not a Mk1. but hey it has the long lever so ? need a better photo really.

What is wrong with it?
 

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Functionally, nothing that I'm aware of. I have never fired it and ammo: 577-450 or is it, 450-577 Snyder is a tad hard to come by. The rear sight is missing as well.

I think it would be a fun gun to shoot. That's why I'm considering a re-barrel. I have also considered .410 shotgun also. I believe that the British or Indians did that also.

Thanks and I will try to post some better pictures.
 

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Heck if that is all the problems than can I suggest getting a replacement rear sight and ammo is not really a problem. There is a forum called :-

"British Militaria Forums"

here :-

http://p223.ezboard.com/bbritishmilitariaforums

that will give you a whole insight to the world of Martini shooting. if you don't want to go ahead with reloading then I sugest that you sell it and get a worse one for altering as they are collectable and worth more un-butchered.
 

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Please don't butcher it, sell it or restore and shoot it as long lever Martini Henry rifles are hard to come by.
 

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I am not a big fan of British Military long arms, don't dislike them just not particularly interested in them, but I do like all old weapons and other old things as well, I agree with jon f, do not butcher it...clean it, replace missing parts, and keep it....<><....:)
 
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