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Old 08-25-2014, 02:41 AM   #1
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Default Old guns I inherited want to know more

I inherited this gun along with some others I would like to know more about them were they were used how much they are worth ect.

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Old 08-25-2014, 02:44 AM   #2
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Martini Henry is about all I can tell with my eyes still jacked up.

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Appears to be an Afghan "Khyber Pass" Martini Henry. There were a bunch of these brought into the country back in the '60s and then another batch a few years ago.

If yours has import stamps then it will be one of the more recent examples.

They fetch about $200-400 depending upon condition, completeness and if there is something particularly unique.

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Might be from the big pile they found in Nepal a few years ago. The markings look pretty close. Does it
have any importer marks on it?

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Start HERE- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martini-Henry

And we need some large close up photos of any markings. Value of ANY gun is based on exact make, model, condition. If you want to see a SIMILAR rifle in use, probably the best known movie depiction of a Martini-Henry in use is this-


The Martini-Henry used several different rounds over it's VERY long life- including these-

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I don't think so all the markings it has on it I think I posted if I remember right I was told it was used in some war that started with a g can't remember the name though

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You have a Napalese Gahendera Martini Rifle. Read here on its history;

http://www.ima-usa.com/nepalese-gahendra-martini-henry-rifle-577-450-smoothbore-untouched.html

http://www.ima-usa.com/book-dvd-combo-treasure-is-where-you-find-it.html

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That is an interesting trailer.
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Awesome thank you I had someone a while back tell me some of the writing on it was Arabic is that true?

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I believe if you could get a good close up of the writing, someone here could identify it - possibly even translate it -

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