Brits Find 1880s Rifles

September 2008
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p14
This article reports on the recovery of breech-loading Martini-Henry rifles by British soldiers serving in Afghanistan in 2008. The rifles were originally taken from slain countrymen following their defeat at Maiwand in 1880. Some of those same guns are turning up in English antique shops, brought home by returning soldiers.


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