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09-20-2013, 07:45 PM #1Junior Member
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Gunbroker: Steyr Martini Henry?
I was browsing gunbroker.com, and I noticed a Steyr Martini Henry, apparently chambered in 8x50, for sale. It looks like a standard military configuration MH. Anyone know anything abut Martinis manufactured by Steyr? Is this a martial or a maybe a sporting gun? I thought it looked kind of interesting.
09-21-2013, 12:36 PM #2
Have to know all the markings to tell if military or not, but can say I (and that means just that - I, me as an individual; others surely have more complete information than i do on the issue) am not aware of any Martinis in military issue chambered for 8x50. Now - some may have been rebarreled for that in the same way the British rebarreled 577/450s to .303. I just don't know. I do know that the Steyr guns (made at OEWS) were of excellent quality. What is the price asked?Absent comrades (sound of breaking glass)
09-21-2013, 12:49 PM #3
$900 reserve. Interesting gun - never seen one like it. Still, too rich for my blood.
From some web surfing, it looks like it is most likely of Romanian original and caliber should be WR #2 Musket, if not 577/450. Seller could be wrong on the 8x50 chambering.
Last edited by PRIMO1; 09-21-2013 at 12:52 PM. Reason: updated infoCurator, the Privett Museum for Unloved & Wayward Guns. Est. 2006.
09-21-2013, 01:04 PM #4Originally Posted by PRIMO1;2718350[B
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