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    New Martini Enfield

    Hello all,

    First time posting on this forum, although I'm a regular on the Lee Enfield forum. I have been on the hunt for a Martini-Enfield for quite some time. What I have found has either been priced into the stratosphere, or in horrible shape & condition. Last weekend, I attended a local auction and scored a beautiful M-E Mk I, converted from a Mk III. Crisp markings on buttstock denote prior ownership of the Tasmanian Civilian Militia Forces (CMF/T) with a stock disc marked Tasmanian Government. Bore is dark, but rifling is strong.

    I have an extensive collection of Lee Enfields, but it do have a few odd-man-out empire weapons in 303. This M-E now joins my Ross Mk II and P-14 in the safe, surround by its LE brethren.
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    Very nice. One I'd like to acquire someday along with the 8mm Gras. I love the repurposing of old firearms to extend their lives. The exception being the Vetterli Carcano which is a ticking time bomb. Sadly, it's the only one I own.

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    Yes that appears to be a nice one that checks a lot of boxes and certainly fits the bill.
    Ive been watching them closely, studying and learning as I go.
    Since I read Frank De Hass Single Shot Actions, its been a problem finding them in poor enough condition
    for me to work on.
    They're strangely fascinating for some reason or aspect I dont understand yet except theirs not enough of them
    to easily grab up for parts or mods.

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    Martini Enfield Artillery Carbines Mks I, II. III. & III Natal Pattern
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    Sorry, photos in the first post came out in the reverse order and I can't seem to correct it!

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    Outstanding collection, Terrylee! That is a fine spread of M-M's and M-E'S!

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    Thank you. Can't tell you how challenging it is to find pictures of Tasmanian marked Martinis. That's beautiful find, and really appreciate your posting the pics.
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